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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2492

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Occupied Kashmir - a symbol of Indian tyranny: Pak

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Masood Khan on Monday said that “Occupied Kashmir” was a symbol of tyranny and occupation and not Indian secularism.

Nearly 2 m more pushed below poverty by Tsunami in South Asia

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

The wall of water that ripped across southern Asia last month, killing more than 165,000, could throw nearly 2 million more people into poverty, according to Asian Development Bank, ADB.

Supreme Court refuses to Equate Parliamentarian Pappu Yadav’s case with Kanchi Shankaracharya, rejects his bail.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The Supreme Court of India today morning set aside a Patna High Court decision granting bail to Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, a notorious parliamentarian belonging to a regional group Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Yadav, currently lodged in a jail in Patna, the capital of Bihar state, is accused of murdering communist leader Ajit Sarkar.

Paul Martin’s Trip to Sri Lanka Raises Many Questions

Soma Hewa and Elizabeth Hewa, in Montreal

The Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin, visited the tsunami ravaged southeastern part of Sri Lanka where he met with Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team.

Leftwing extremists terminate talks with Andhra Pradesh govt

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

Left wing extremists who believe in Mao dictum of power through the barrel of a gun have called off their ‘peace talks with Andhra Pradesh when the stage was getting ready for the second round of negotiations.

"We don't want to stay any longer than we are really needed" - Wolfowitz

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

U. S Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said here in Colombo that the US will not stay for “more that is necessary’’ but did not affix a time frame on the US forces leaving the island after its humanitarian mission helping Tsunami victims.

Militants fire rockets at security personnel camp in Pak; no loss reported

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Unknown gunmen Monday opened firing and fired rockets onto a camp of the Balochistan Frontier Corpse (FC) in the Western Balochistan province of Pakistan but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to official installations.

WB won't continue support unless use of aid improves

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for the next three years lacks a proper focus on improving political and overall governance, without which the government's aid utilization capacity will remain retarded, visiting World Bank (WB) Managing Director Sheng Man Jhang

Indian Govt to talk autonomy with Kashmir parties

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

Indian government is getting ready to talk about much talked about autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir with local political parties.

Sri Lanka President presented Plans to rebuild the nation

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga presented the action plan for rebuilding the nation at the meeting of the High Level Committee for Disaster Management.

New light on Godhra train carnage that led to Gujarat pogrom

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

Was the Godhra train fire in February 2002 that sparked off a ‘pogrom’ in Gujarat under the right wing Hindu BJP chief minister Narendra Modi government an accidental fire?

Brazilian experts in Colombo to assess tsunami damage

A twelve member delegation of Brazilian experts flew into Colombo to assess the extent and damage caused by the recent tsunami in Sri Lanka.

TN Govt freezes Kanchi Mutt’s bank accounts

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

More legal battles are taking place between the Tamilnadu government of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and the two arrested Hindu Seers, the Sankaracharya of Kanchi Mutt and his junior

Indian Govt may invite separatist Kashmiri leaders for talks

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

In a move that is calculated to send new signals to Pakistan on the eve of foreign minister level talks, Indian government has decided to resume the stalled dialogue with Kashmiri leaders from next week.

The Tiger is out of the den: Prabakaran Surfaces?

Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the reclusive V.Prabakaran has surfaced. The Tiger leader seems to be in good condition and was seen in his usual military fatigue.

Sri Lankan President sought NGOs’ assistance in the rehabilitation phase

Sri Lankan President met with all the registered Non-Governmental Organizations involved in the current relief programs in country.