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True Face of Myanmar Junta

By Zin Linn

Apart from the safety and security of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureatte, the continued detention of one of her close aides Dr. Than Nyein has become a cause for increasing concern. The 67-year old Than, who like her was elected to the Parliament on the National League for Democracy (NLD) only to find himself in the Rangoon jail, is suffering from liver cirrhosis.

Prabakaran should release Rajaratnam immediately - Demands Anandasangaree

V.Anandasangaree demands V.Prabakaran to release Packiyanathan Rajaratnam nom de guerre Mano Master immediately, who is being kidnapped and held under the custody of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Supreme Court asks Best Bakery witness Zaheera why she changed testimony.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In a new development in Best Bakery case, the Supreme Court of India on Monday issued notice to key witness Zaheera Sheikha asking her why contempt proceedings should not be started against her for having changed her testimony in the case.

ENDLF Leader taken under protective custody by the Tamil Nadu Police.

Tamil Nadu Police yesterday, has taken into protective custody G. Gnanasekaran, President Eelam National Democratic Front in Chennai and keeping him in an undisclosed location said to be for his safety against an impending planned attack on his life by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Indian government to make Freedom of Information law

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has pledged to table a comprehensive Freedom of Information law in the on-going winter session of Parliament. He gave the assurance to a delegation of five eminent persons led by Viswanath Pratap Singh, a former prime minister.

Congress-led UPA to formulate law to deal with communal violence.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the centre here in Delhi is going to formulate a special law to deal with communal violence in the country.

India, Pak begin talks on new road link

From M Rama Rao - Rreporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Indian and Pakistan officials began two days of intensive talks on narrowing down their differences over modalities for a bus link between Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir and Muzaffarabad in Pak Kashmir. The discussions on the proposal mooted by New Delhi are taking place in the backdrop of widespread support for the bus link and its introduction at the earliest.

Opposition in Pak asks supporters to get ready for elections next month

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy [ARD] in Pakistan has launched its movement on a single-point agenda, removal of President Pervez Musharraf, and asked supporters to get ‘ready’ for general elections next month.

Dhaka willing to discuss Myanmar-India gas pipeline

From M.G. Srinath - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Bangladesh says it is willing to consider a gas pipeline passing through it from Myanmar to India.