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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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Trouble for Reddy govt over Naxals issue

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

The Left wing extremists in south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have a new champion for their cause: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) of Federal Minister for labour K Chandrasekhara Rao.

Security alert across India as a part of Republic Day Drill, Assam CM on ULFA hit list

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

Security alert has been sounded across India particularly militant violence prone Kashmir, north-east India, Mumbai and Delhi as a part of the preparations for the Republic Day which falls on January 26.

Prabaharan’s meeting with Norwegian facilitators ended with the usual elegy against the government of Sri Lanka

Norwegian facilitators led by Norways Foreign Minister Jan Peterson visited Kilinochchi on Staurday and met the delegation of the Tamil rebel outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam led by its reclusive leader Velupillai Prabakaran.

The Agony of the Innocent

Tisaranee Gunasekara

For the Tiger it is open season again. The LTTE is back to conscripting children. The evidence is overwhelming and comes from the most unimpeachable sources – from international agencies like the UNESCO and the Human Rights Watch, media organisations like the BBC and the Reuters and individuals such as Father Harry Miller, the US born Jesuit priest in Batticaloa.

“I’m also in the fray for Chief Ministership” – senior Haryana Congress leader Birender Singh.

From Narendra kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

A former legislator and now in the election fray from an assembly constituency in Haryana, Singh has for over a decade been hoping to be Chief Minister of the agricultural state.

LTTE e tries to influence Tony Blair

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

In the name of "Tamils residing in the UK", the LTTE has launched a signature campaign, appealing to British Prime Minister Tony Blair to provide tsunami relief directly to Sri Lanka's north and east which the Tamil Tigers claim as their own.

TRO-USA in Support of LTTE Political Ideology: Contrary to State Department Declared Policy

Daya Gamage – An Analysis to Asian Tribune

While Sri Lanka government authorities continue to say that all tsunami relief materials received from overseas should be channeled through them and that a parallel aid operation was unacceptable, Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) continues to insist that it should be the sole distributor of all relief aid to the people in the north and east areas under its control.

Murali bowls against Sri Lanka with an LTTE “doosra”

By H. L. D. Mahindapala, - Reporting from Melbourne, Australia

Muttiah Muralidharan, the controversial spin bowler, is now bowling against the Sri Lankan government from Prabhakaran’s end. He has declared publicly that the Sri Lankan government has not provided aid to the LTTE-controlled areas and Arjuna Ranatunga, the former captain of the World Cup, has denied as false.

The cost of killing is coming down in Sri Lanka

Rajpal Abeynayaka - Asian Tribune

The descent of Sri Lankan society into the lowest depths of violence was demonstrated unmistakably by the broad daylight killing of one of its highest symbols – Judge Sarath Ambepitiya, a fearless and independent judge who had passed severe sentences on criminals.

Indian politicians promise sky in the run up to state polls in Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

As Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana states in India go for assembly polls next month, political parties in the country are once again promising sky to the electorate of the three states. Employment to all, reservation to Muslims, sops for weaker sections, women, youth and old feature in election manifesto of almost every political party – be it national or regional.

Canadian Politicians Determined to Get Elected at the Expense of Innocent Lives in Sri Lanka

Soma Hewa and Elizabeth Hewa, in Montreal

The National Post, a Canadian daily newspaper, has documented the criminal activities of the LTTE, the Sri Lankan Tamil terrorist group, both inside and outside Sri Lanka for almost a decade.

Kanchi Seer to seek relaxation of bail conditions

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

The Kanchi Seer, Jayendra Saraswathi will move the Supreme Court on Monday seeking relaxation of bail conditions.