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Supreme Court gives no relief to Hindu Seer.

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

The immediate relief the beleaguered Sankaracharya of Kanchi and his devotees were looking for remained a mirage on Friday with the Indian apex court declining to offer interim bail and posting the case to next month for further hearing.

ULFA chief seriously ill, Tripura rebels to surrender arms

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

Paresh Barua, the chief of Northeast India’s most heavily armed and well organised, United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), is seriously ill and is understood to have been shifted out of his hide-out to a safe place for ‘an urgent medical operation’, according to his colleague and ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa.

Sri Lanka: President briefed on cops with underworld links

Janaka Perera – Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Police Commission has forwarded the names of 20 senior police officers who are having links to the underworld. A copy of the report has also been sent to Inspector General of Police Chandra Fernando.

JVP's stance on the peace process is misbegotten by US and Japan

The World Alliance for Peace has pointed out that the recent statement made by the co-chairs of the Japanese Donor Conference confirms the suspicions lurking in the minds of the Sri Lankan people that these donors have different measurements to gauge terrorism, while the UN is very clear on how responsible nations should stem terrorism the world over.

President Bush Signs Intelligence Overhaul Bill

Daya Gamage – Reporting from USA to Asian Tribune

President Bush signed into law the far reaching intelligence overhaul bill, ratified by the United States Congress early this month on the recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission) to improve the working of the intelligence network, a sweeping changes in more than fifty years. The changes are expected to enhance the national security of the nation.

Indo – Lanka joint naval excercise: Out of bounds for Journalists

Janaka Perera – Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Indo – Lanka joint Naval Exercise was out of bounds for Sri Lankan Journalists. Naval authorities wondered over the number request came from the Tamil journalist to cover the exercises.

Elections announced for three politically volatile Indian provinces

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

Another election season has begun in India with the country’s poll body announcing on Friday afternoon a schedule of elections for three politically volatile states – Haryana (90 seats) Bihar (243 seats) and Jharkhand (81 members).

India seeks extra protection for its investments

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

New Delhi has asked Dhaka not to take severe actions like expropriation against Indian investors in Bangladesh, and has sought guarantee of compensation in case of such adverse regulatory measures.

US concern over cross border infiltration in Kashmir

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

A study conducted by the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) highlighted the continued United States concern over “cross-border infiltration” of militants who traverse the Line of Control to engage in terrorist acts in India and Jammu & Kashmir.

Resumption of Rohingya repatriation likely soon - Myanmar clears list of 6,000

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

The government has started working on resumption of repatriation of the Rohingya refugees, after Myanmar's recent agreement to accept more than six thousand of the refugees.

Sri Lanka: Ministry probes mystery disease

Janaka Perera – Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Health Minister Nimal Siripala Silva appealed to the public not to panic following four deaths due to an unidentified disease in the Embilipitiya and Matara government hospitals. Three of the victims were in the Matara hospital.

General election in Pak to be held in 2007: Musharraf

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai - Asian Tribune

President General Pervez Musharraf has made it clear
that the General Elections in the country will be held
in 2007 and the present Assemblies will complete their

The End of Passive Resistance

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The New Era Journal (December 15, 2004) reports that The Communist Party of Burma has joined forces with the Democratic Party for New Society and the All Burma Student's Democratic Front to organize a mass uprising in Burma.

Pak economy growing at fast pace: Shaukat Aziz

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that Pakistan's economy is growing at a fast pace and there are great opportunities for foreign investors in Pakistan.

Indian PM rubbishes ‘media’ rumours about his resignation

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

Aides to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the managers of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) have rubbished rumours that Singh had offered to quit ‘unable to manage coalition contradictions’