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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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Tsunami expert leads U.S. scientists to Sri Lanka

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

team of US scientists from the National Science Foundation’s Tsunami Research Group and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are reaching Sri Lanka to examine structural damage and geological changes in the Tsunami ravaged areas of the Island Republic.

Supreme Court reserves verdict on Seer’s fresh bail plea

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

Disappointment and dismay. This is the mood on Friday in the camp of the Hindu Seer, Jayendra Saraswati, the Sankaracharya of Kanchi mutt (monastery).

Unfolding scenarios made LTTE's feeble protest inaudible

From S Nagarajah in Sydney

Indian diplomatic circles have refuted reports in the pro-LTTE media that India was unhappy about the arrival of US Marines in Sri Lanka to assist in tsunami relief operations.

India plans fresh talks with Kashmiri groups

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

India has decided to open a fresh round of dialogue with various Kashmiri groups at the level of Interior Minister Shivraj Patil.

LTTE’s peevishness over American Marines' presence taken coolly by India

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

Indian’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka made it a point to say categorically here in Colombo that India has no objection to the US troop presence in this country, for humanitarian purposes.

Opposition in India to use Price Rise against Congress in the forthcoming polls in three States.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The opposition parties in India plan to use price rise under the rule of Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) as a handle to beat the Congress with during forthcoming elections in Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana states.

Prince Charles visited Buddhists Temple to thank the volunteers

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles visited the oldest and the leading Buddhist temple in the UK to pay tribute to several dozen volunteers of different nationalities collecting and packing goods to be sent to tsunami victims in Sri Lanka.

Pak hopes India to respect its reservations on Baglihar Dam

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan has expressed the hope that India would respect Pakistan's just reservations on Baglihar Dam according to the agreement and would make sincere and concrete efforts for resolving the issue.

Brazil sent 60 Tons of Relief items for the Tsunami affected Sri Lankans.

Relief items sent by Brazilian Government recently arrived in a special Brazilian cargo aircraft Varig arrived in Colombo.

Congress and Samajwadi Party intensify fight for Muslim votes in Uttar Pradesh involve sacred Haj.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The Muslims going to Saudi Arabia for Haj consider it a sacred journey. But Congress, a political party ruling India in alliance with small motley political groups and Samajwadi Party (SP) which is in power in Uttar Pradesh state and supports the Union Government from outside, are using it to play politics and score brownie points against each other.

Swiss Solidarity for Tsunami victims

Switzerland held a national day of mourning and fundraising on Wednesday for tsunami victims in the affected countries that yielded over US-$100 million private donations.

India, Pak begin a joint survey of disputed Sir Creek

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

While the talks on the controversial Baglihar hydro-electric project on river Chenabon the Indian side are making some progress, India and Pakistan have opened another front for bridging the gulf of mistrust that separates the two countries.

Presidential Secretariat Decries the Misinformation Campaign by the LTTE on the Relief supplies to the North

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Secretariat has pointed out in a press statement that for the past two decades the Government has been sending food and essential supplies to the Northern and Eastern Provinces to be distributed to people displaced by the military conflict.

Colin Powel in Colombo – Assures assistance to Sri Lanka

President Kumaratunga today received the US Secretary of State Colin Powell at the President's House. He was accompanied by US Ambassador Jeffrey Lunstead and Director of USAID Mr. Andrew Natsios and senior US officials.