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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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India, Pak complete joint survey of disputed Sir Creek

DP Kamat in New Delhi

India and Pakistan have completed the joint survey of a disputed creek off Gujarat coast in the swampy Rann of Cutch belt even as they are locked in a dispute over river waters in Kashmir region.

Controversy Follows Canadian Prime Minister: Domestic Politics Overshadows the Agenda

Soma Hewa and Elizabeth Hewa, in Montreal

As a part of his Asian tour, the Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin arrived in India on January 18. Earlier in the week, he visited Sri Lanka, which was added to the trip at the last minute due to the tsunami destruction of the region. Martin is traveling with a number of Indo-Canadian political leaders including the Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh.

India conveys concern to Pak violation of ceasefire and also announces its option of reviewing troop reduction in Kashmir

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

India has conveyed to Pakistan its concern over its army’s violation of 13-month-old ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kashmir.

JVP launched a massive Sharmadhana Campaign in the Eastern Province.

Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna has launched a massive Sharamadana campaign (Voluntary service) from 18th January onwards to clear the debris and to restore roads, tanks, bridges and public buildings in the cleared areas of Trincomalee, Batticalao and Amparai districts in the Eastern Province.

3 cops closed for harassing female DU-students

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Police authorities closed three policemen for assaulting a female student within the Dhaka University (DU) campus.

Pak Police nab suspect involved in assassination bid on Musharraf

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Police in Pakistan have arrested a suspect in northern district of Swat, who has confessed his role in high-profile terrorist attacks, including an attempt to kill President Pervez Musharraf and a suicide bomb attack on the US Consulate in Karachi.

Human Rights Groups Criticize Musharraf Regime

From M Rama Rao reporting from New Delhi for Asian Tribune

Paris based International Federation For Human Rights (FIDH) says the Musharraf government has skilfully used the sudden need for Pakistan as a strategic ally in the “war on terror” since 2001 to put all its energy in maintaining its grip on power.

U.S. Announces New Open Skies Aviation Pact With

By DP Kamat in New Delhi

United States and India Tuesday initialled a landmark Open Skies aviation agreement that will lead to more flights, lower fares and stronger economic ties between the two countries.

Pakistan seeks WB mediation on Baglihar Dam

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan has formally requested the World Bank for the
appointment of a neutral expert over the Baglihar
hydro power dam being constructed by India over river
Chenab in violation of the Indus Water Treaty.

Congress lambastes Rio and DAN for spate of violence in the state

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Nagaland PradeshCongress Committee (NPCC) lambasted Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government for the spate in incidents of violence in the state.

Heavy vehicles and generators sent to the North at LTTE's request.

At the request of the LTTE a fleet of pick up trucks and tractors and other equipment, have been sent to the North. President Chandrika Kumaratunga directed the Ministry of Rehabilitation to dispatch these requirements without delay.

Jayalalithaa to face trial for owning assets more than her income

By DP Kamat in New Delhi

Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the decks for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s trial in Bangalore in a case that charges her with owning assets more than her known sources of income. The disproportionate assets are valued at Rs 65 crore.

Pak Cabinet approves Free Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has decided to institute the regime of no duty no draw back, approved Free Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka and allowed import of additional fifty thousand tons of raw sugar.

Pak rejects Indian allegations of violating LoC ceasefire

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan denied on Wednesday Indian allegations that its forces had fired mortars and violated ceasefire on Line of Control with India.