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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Millions of Muslims perform Hajj today

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Millions of Muslims from around the world are performing Hajj today (Wednesday).

Sri Lankan Leaders to Reprimand Norway for Interfering in the Country’s Internal Affairs.

Sri Lankan leaders are expected to severely reprimand Norway for what they described as ‘blatant interference’ in affairs of a sovereign nation.

Dhaka-Delhi water talks wind up without consensus: No terms fixed for interim Teesta treaty

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka-Delhi talks on water sharing ended here without a consensus and any headway in fixing the terms of an interim agreement on the Teesta water- sharing and a joint technical survey of the river.

Three held for plot to kill Pak PM

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistani Police have arrested three brothers allegedly involved in suicide attack on the life of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on July 30 last year during his election rally.

Sri Lankan businessman takes out full page add in leading dailies to celebrate Bush’s victory

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

The man who took out a one page advertisement in all mainstream Sri Lankan dailies before the election of George W. Bush as U. S president for a 2dn term, has now taken another full page ad – this time with Bush and his wife both striking poses in a large photograph.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi warns her Haryana state leaders against factionalism.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Concerned with increased intra-party rivalry, factionalism and rebellion in ranks in Haryana over distribution of assembly tickets in the state, going for assembly polls next month, Sonia Gandhi, called a meeting of all her party candidates from the state to caution them against criticizing each other in public.

Pakistan to achieve target of 8pc annual growth soon: ADB

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The Asian Development Bank has said that with the current trend of economic growth and prudent policies Pakistan will achieve the target of eight per cent annual growth soon.

Sri Lanka is President of Inter State Arbitration Tribunal

Moragodage C.W. pinto, a Sri Lankan national, is president of the international arbitral tribunal appointed to resolve a dispute between Malaysia and Singapore concerning land reclamation by Singapore in and around the Straits of Johor.

India test fires up-graded version of ‘Trisul’ missile

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from India

India successfully test-fired an up-graded version of the short-range surface-to-air ‘Trishul’ missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea, off the Orissa coast on Wednesday.

Kazakhstan diplomat hurt in Pakistan

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

A diplomat from Kazakhstan in Pakistan was shot and seriously wounded at his home by some unidentified gunmen here on Wednesday.

Sky Bus Tryst To Nowhere At Home in India

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

is projected as an eco-friendly, noise-free vehicle that can carry 40,000 to 100,000 passengers per hour. President AP J Kalam describes it as technically sound. German experts certify it as safer than existing systems.

Amount of donations received for tsunami disaster relief: President’s office made it public, while TRO so far failed.

Presidential Secretariat made it public total amount of donations its two disaster relief funds so far received. Meanwhile, neither Tamil Rehabilitation Organization, which receives donations on behalf of the Tamil rebel outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, nor the rebel outfit made it public the amount of donations they have so far received.