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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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RJD refuses to accept Congress-JMM seat sharing pact for Jharkhand state

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), a regional party in Bihar and Jharkhand and constituent of ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has refused to endorse the seat-sharing pact, the Congress struck on Friday here with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), another regional force in Jharkhand for the forthcoming assembly polls in the state.

High Time LTTE Stopped Playing Games With the United States of America

Daya Gamage – An analysis to Asian Tribune

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam of Sri Lanka needs to own or disown “Sudar Oli”, the Tamil newspaper published in Sri Lanka, and “Puthinam”, a Tamil website newspaper. Both of them carried aspersions on the United States last week.

Indian Govt offers dual citizenship to diaspora

By M Rama Rao and D P Kamat in New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced dual citizenship to all overseas Indians who had migrated from the country after 26th January 1950.

US to assist victims with temporary housing with plastic roofing – Colin Powell

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

Outgoing US Secretary o State Colin Powell met the foreign and Sri Lankan press corps briefly in a Hollywood movie type of pres conference organized with much dash and panache on the airport tarmac, just before he emplaned for his trip back after a brief tour of the Tsunami damaged Galle.

Pak observes Prayers Day to express solidarity with

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Prayers Day was observed all across Pakistan on Friday
to express solidarity with the Tsunami-hit countries
of South and Southeast Asia.

Dissanayake cursed – can’t help victims? – An Elegy.

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

Tsunami related news dominates, converge in the Sri Lankam media these days --- to point at which all other news almost needs to be referred to as “in other developments.’’

Bangladesh: 11 AK47s, ammo seized at Bandarban again

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) seized another huge cache of firearms and ammunition, including 11 AK47 rifles, from Naikkhongchhari with the law-enforcers still clueless about rampant arms smuggling in the area.

Aid did not reach? … No ethnic discriminatory factor involved.

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s ‘’aid for Tsunami victims’’ campaign though functioning in some places, is a massive complicated quagmire.

India’s Tsunami losses estimated at US $ 1.18 bn.

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

Black Sunday losses for India are now estimated at a staggering $ 1.18 bn.

US renews award on arrest of 14 top Al-Qaeda leaders

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The Pakistani daily “Jang” Friday published a US government advertisement, renewing reward for Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, Taliban chief Mullah Muhammad Omar and other leaders of the Al-Qaeda network, whom it called 'most wanted people'.

India-Pak talks on Baglihar project fail

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

While a formal announcement was expected only later on Friday, it was clear that the talks on the controversial Baglihar hydroelectric project that spilled into the third day here had failed to break the ice between India and Pakistan.

Militants set on fire Income tax building in Srinagar

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

In a daring act two militants on a suicide mission in Srinagar stormed the local income tax office building and set it on fire as they perished in a gun battle with the police.

Pak-Syria ink deal to boost cooperation in Science,

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan and Syria have signed an agreement to promote
cooperation in the field of Science and Technology.

Burma Needs American Investment, Trade and Training

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Chinese Prime Minister Deng Xiaoping sent fifty thousand Chinese to study in America. These technocrats are responsible for successfully managing China's economic development.

Robert Zoellick Nominated Deputy Secretary of State:Considered an Internationalist

Daya Gamage – USA Reporting to Asian Tribune

US President Bush announced on Friday that he is nominating U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick to be the deputy secretary of the State Department, the number two diplomat of the United States.