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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Saw Ba Thin Sein stress on the importance of the Unity

Saw Ba Thin Sein, President of the Karen National Union has called upon his Karens to be united and said “We must be “One” in sprit and mind.”

Hindu Seer Jayendra Saraswati gets bail at last

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

With just four days to go for the harvest festival, Thai Pongal, the Supreme Court brought finally smile to Hindu Seer Jayendra Saraswati.

Tamils welcome military supervised relief distribution

From S Nagarajah - in Sydney

Tamils in the Eastern Sri Lanka have rejected the divisive politics of Tamil Tigers (LTTE), the Sri Lankan rebel group fighting for an independent state in North East Sri Lanka.

Tsunami and Ethnic Politics: The Role of Media and International NGOs

By Dr. Soma Hewa and Elizabeth Hewa, in Montreal

Is the First World immune to ethnic politics? Is ethnic politics the bane of the Third World that continues to hamper it even in the midst of natural disasters like the tsunami?

Congress thinking of Allotting Extra Seats to RJD from its own Quota in Jharkhand.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Arjun Singh met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav to resolve the impasse between his party and the RJD over seat-sharing pact between Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), for forthcoming assembly polls in Jharkhand state.

Fifty – Fifty : Prabakaran Dead or Alive – Mystification

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

In a survey of ten people picked at random by this writer for Asian Tribune, we find there is a mixed reaction here in Sri Lanka on the credibility of reports by state media that Velupillai Prabhakaran, the LTTE leader, died in the December Tsunami.

Pak sectarian violence toll hits 14

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Troops patrolled the tense streets in northern Pakistan Sunday to enforce a curfew imposed in Gilgit as more wounded of the sectarian violence succumbed to their injuries bringing the death toll to 14.

Churachandpur hospital in a shamble

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Churachanpur district's premier hospital has been left in a very pathetic condition giving a serious health crisis to the district that has been plagued with constant militant activities.

Responding to aftermath of tsunami: Counseling with caution

What is of crucial importance is support to restore their social world? Often camp settings breach principles of involving locals in decision-making and planning processes, where re-making of communities needs local ownership and participation.

One killed, 14 hurt as terrorists again hit gas pipeline in Pakistan

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

One woman was killed and 14 other people were injured as unknown terrorists again fired rockets at wells and a gas pipeline in southern Pakistan. This is second attack in 24 hours in the Sui town some 300 kms of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan.

Lawmaker polishes shoes to collect Funds for relief to Tsunami-hit people in India.

From Narendra Kaushik - Reporting from New Delhi

Even as political parties in India join hands to render help to Tsunami affected people on its South and Southeast coast, Punjab state president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Avinash Rai Khanna has devised an extraordinary method to collect funds for the Tsunami affected people.

India to join global Tsunami warning system

By DP Kamat - in New Delhi

India will join the global Tsunami warning system and will set up a broad based disaster management authority, all party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here decided.

Army committed to restore peace in Churachandpur areas

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Indian Army is preparing to win the hearts of the locals in the Churachandpur district after it had dismantled number of underground bases in the district.

Baglihar Dam talks failed due to Indian rigidity: Pak

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Putting the blame of failure of Baglihar Dam talks on India, Pakistan has said that New Delhi showed no flexibility in the talks and thus the discussions ended without producing any tangible results.

121 aftershocks rock Andamans, Marina beach wears deserted look

By DP Kamat - in New Delhi

A staggering 121 tremors have rocked the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the past fifteen days. There is no need for concern, say meteorologists. The tremors were all of moderate to low intensity between 5 and 6.2 on the Richter scale.

Chandrika announces proposals to rebuild Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga announced of her twin proposals to rebuild the tsunami affected country - Immediate relief operations and Commencement of the reconstruction of the tsunami affected country.