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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Can predict earth quakes related to tectonic plates?

Indonesian plate is affected with gravitational force of moon.

Pak PM leaves for Belgium

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz left for Belgium on Monday for a four-day visit aimed at promoting economic cooperation.

Telugu Desam faction leader Paritala Ravi brutally killed

DP Kamat in New Delhi

Paritala Ravi - A law maker in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh who enjoys high security cover was brutally killed at Anantapur, about 100 km from India’s cyber city, Bangalore.

Seven of a family killed in Pak house collapse

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Seven of a family including four children were killed Monday beneath the debris of their house that collapsed due to rains in the Aldoo village of Ghazi tehsil, 90 kms from here.

Bihar elections a 'referendum' on Lalu phenomenon

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

An interesting electoral battle is unfolding in the East Indian state of Bihar. It is a three-legged race for all appearances but in reality a two legged race. Sonia Gandhi’s Congress finds itself in two alliances in what is certainly an unusual spectacle even by Indian standards.

Election Commission of India supports right to voter to reject all candidates.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In a significant development, Election Commission of India on Monday supported a public interest petition seeking right to voter to cast a negative vote enabling him to reject all candidates in the fray in his constituency.

Pakistan accuses India of ceasefire violation at LoC

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan Monday accused India of ceasefire violations at the Line of Control saying Indian troops opened small-arms fire across the LoC three times last week.

Bangladesh: Five killed in "crossfire"

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Three alleged outlaws and two criminals were killed in 'shootouts' during police actions in Kushtia, Satkhira, Bogra and Dhaka yesterday. Of the outlaws two were top cadres of Biplobi Communist Party (BCP) while one was from Janajuddho faction of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-ML), the police said.

India to set up Tsunami warning system to share information with Sri Lanka and other neighbors.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

India has decided to set up its own Tsunami early warning system along the fault lines stretching from Java -Sumatra to Myanmar in the Indian Ocean region and in the Arabian Sea.

Foreign people care – but the governments get the credit

Rajpal Abeynayaka - Asian Tribune

The 40 million spent by U.S President George W. Bush on a single event – his second inauguration -- is roughly one eighth of the all the money ($ 350 million) that has been pledged by the U.S for Tsunami aid for all of the tsunami-ravaged countries in the Asian region.

India, China say no unilateral fight against terrorism

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

At their first ever-structured strategic dialogue on Monday, here, India and China had a broad convergence of views on a host of global and regional issues. Both sides also briefed each other on their respective foreign and security policies.

No restrictions on night viewing Taj Mahal

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

For lovebirds and the honeymooning couples viewing the Taj during moonlight night is going to be a hassle free experience.

Post tsunami Sri Lanka: first 20 days

By Eric Fernando

Twenty days have gone by since the deadly tsunami hit this island nation on December 26th 2004. The seas around the country now look calm and innocent. Driving down to the South on Saturday (15th January), I saw no frolicking sea bathers or even sun bathers by the beach. Maybe we are still suffering from a collective hydrophobia.

India, China say no unilateral fight against terrorism

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

At their first ever-structured strategic dialogue on Monday, here, India and China had a broad convergence of views on a host of global and regional issues. Both sides also briefed each other on their respective foreign and security policies.

No restrictions on night viewing Taj Mahal

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

For lovebirds and the honeymooning couples viewing the Taj during moonlight night is going to be a hassle free experience.

Pak PM leaves for Belgium

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz left for Belgium on Monday for a four-day visit aimed at promoting economic cooperation.

Telugu Desam faction leader Paritala Ravi brutally killed

DP Kamat in New Delhi

Paritala Ravi - A law maker in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh who enjoys high security cover was brutally killed at Anantapur, about 100 km from India’s cyber city, Bangalore.

Seven of a family killed in Pak house collapse

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Seven of a family including four children were killed Monday beneath the debris of their house that collapsed due to rains in the Aldoo village of Ghazi tehsil, 90 kms from here.

Bihar elections a 'referendum' on Lalu phenomenon

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

An interesting electoral battle is unfolding in the East Indian state of Bihar. It is a three-legged race for all appearances but in reality a two legged race. Sonia Gandhi’s Congress finds itself in two alliances in what is certainly an unusual spectacle even by Indian standards.

Election Commission of India supports right to voter to reject all candidates.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In a significant development, Election Commission of India on Monday supported a public interest petition seeking right to voter to cast a negative vote enabling him to reject all candidates in the fray in his constituency.


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