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India’s Election Chief says ministers to resign on poll eve

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

India’s independent poll body chief has kicked off a new debate for free and fair elections.

U.S. Has Right For Indefinite Detention of Terrorists: Federal Judge Rules

Daya Gamage – Reporting to Asian Tribune

A federal judge in Washington ruled that suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives have no constitutional rights, and a ruling against their indefinite detention which would “unduly hinder both the president’s ability to protect the United States from future acts of terrorism and his ability to gather vital intelligence regarding the capability, operations and intentions of this elusive and cunning adversary”.

LTTE failed to disclose fund so far received and its relief proposals to the affected persons – Government alleges.

The Tamil rebel outfit’s allegation against Sri Lankan Government using aid money for the purchase of arms have put the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a quandary.

Violence returns in Bihar to haunt Rabri-Lalu Prasad duo

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Murders, kidnappings, looting have returned to Bihar, a state going for assembly polls next month, in a big way offering opposition parties a handle to beat the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) with.

LTTE to observe day of mourning on 26 January

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Tamil rebel outfit has announced that it would mourn on 26 January as the National Mourning Day for Tsunami victims.

Delhi set to begin autonomy talks on Kashmi : Hurriyat rejects the move

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

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh government is set to begin talks on autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir, the border state. The Interior Minister Shiv Raj Patil will conduct the talks from January 26.

NISC adheres to declaration of "4th Naga Peoples Consultation"

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Naga International Support Centre (NISC) said it adhered to the recent declaration of the "4th Naga Peoples Consultation" held at NSCN (IM)'s Council Headquarters at Hebron Camp to strengthen the "Indo-Naga political talks.

Prison Sentence of Dr Than Nyein MP, Extended by Further One Year.

Burmese junta has extended the imprisonment of Dr Than Nyein - a National
League for Democracy Party member and member of Parliament
for Kyauktan Township in Rangoon - has been extended for one
more year under Article 10 (a) of the 1975 State Protection Law.

Pak PM embarks on four-day official visit to Belgium

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz will embark on a four-day official visit to Belgium from Monday, official sources said here.

India, China begin first ever strategic dialogue

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

India and China have begun their first-ever 'strategic dialogue' here on Monday. Major global and regional issues including international terrorism, non-proliferation and energy security, UN reforms, developments in Iraq and issues relating to Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea are said to figure at the talks.

U.S. Has Right For Indefinite Detention of Terrorists: Federal Judge Rules

Daya Gamage – Reporting to Asian Tribune

A federal judge in Washington ruled that suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives have no constitutional rights, and a ruling against their indefinite detention which would “unduly hinder both the president’s ability to protect the United States from future acts of terrorism and his ability to gather vital intelligence regarding the capability, operations and intentions of this elusive and cunning adversary”.

LTTE failed to disclose fund so far received and its relief proposals to the affected persons – Government alleges.

The Tamil rebel outfit’s allegation against Sri Lankan Government using aid money for the purchase of arms have put the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a quandary.

Violence returns in Bihar to haunt Rabri-Lalu Prasad duo

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Murders, kidnappings, looting have returned to Bihar, a state going for assembly polls next month, in a big way offering opposition parties a handle to beat the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) with.

LTTE to observe day of mourning on 26 January

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Tamil rebel outfit has announced that it would mourn on 26 January as the National Mourning Day for Tsunami victims.

Delhi set to begin autonomy talks on Kashmi : Hurriyat rejects the move

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

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh government is set to begin talks on autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir, the border state. The Interior Minister Shiv Raj Patil will conduct the talks from January 26.

NISC adheres to declaration of "4th Naga Peoples Consultation"

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Naga International Support Centre (NISC) said it adhered to the recent declaration of the "4th Naga Peoples Consultation" held at NSCN (IM)'s Council Headquarters at Hebron Camp to strengthen the "Indo-Naga political talks.

Prison Sentence of Dr Than Nyein MP, Extended by Further One Year.

Burmese junta has extended the imprisonment of Dr Than Nyein - a National
League for Democracy Party member and member of Parliament
for Kyauktan Township in Rangoon - has been extended for one
more year under Article 10 (a) of the 1975 State Protection Law.

Pak PM embarks on four-day official visit to Belgium

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz will embark on a four-day official visit to Belgium from Monday, official sources said here.

India, China begin first ever strategic dialogue

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

India and China have begun their first-ever 'strategic dialogue' here on Monday. Major global and regional issues including international terrorism, non-proliferation and energy security, UN reforms, developments in Iraq and issues relating to Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea are said to figure at the talks.


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