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India denies Pak charge of violating ceasefire: Mehbooba Mufti escapes grenade attack

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

India has denied as baseless Pakistan allegation that its army had violated the ceasefire across the Line of Control in Kashmir.

India asks Pakistan to release detained fishermen

By DP Kamat in New Delhi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, assured a delegation of fishermen and the fishing industry from Gujarat that his government will communicate its concern to the Government of Pakistan regarding the fate of several hundred fishermen still in custody in Pakistan and seek release of over 160 fishing boats being held by Pakistan authorities.

Post Tsunami Relief Works: Peace Secretariats exploring ways of working together

Peace Secretariats of the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are exploring ways and means achieving means of working together at a technical level in a post tsunami humanitarian relief and rehabilitation works.

BJP-JD (U) to contest in Bihar state on common agenda.

From Narendra Kaushik - Reporting from New Delhi

Bolstered by increasing unpopularity of ruling Rabri Devi-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) government in Bihar state due to the latest round of kidnappings of school students and overall decline in law and order situation, Bharatiya Janata Party led-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has decided to go for the kill.

'Crossfire' kills 5 across country

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Five people including three alleged criminals, an outlaw and an
extremist were killed in 'crossfire' between their accomplices and
police in the capital and elsewhere in the country in the last four
days.

Pakistan handed over Al-Qaida suspect to US

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan has handed over to the United States a key suspect in the bombings of two US embassies in East Africa in 1998, officials said here on Tuesday.

Over 200 die in a Stampede in Western India during an Annual Religious Procession.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In an unfortunate incident in Maharashtra, a state in Western India, over 200 people including many women and children were feared to have died in a stampede in the Mandher Devi temple, located near Wail, a town in Satara district of the state about 260 km southeast of Mumbai on Tuesday during an annual Hindu pilgrimage.

Thailand’s ruling Thai Rak Thai Party to record a landslide victory in the forthcoming Parliamentary Election

Suthep Chaviwan - Reporting from Bangkok, Thailand
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Political parties in Thailand are fever pitched and stepping up their last minute election campaign for the forthcoming parliamentary general elections. Colorful posters and party flags of different sizes are seen displayed all over, with the hope to woo a sizable votes in the polls scheduled on Sunday, 06 February.

Pak urges EC for grant of duty free concession

Iqbal Khan Yousafzaim – Asian Tribune

Pakistan has asked the European Commission (EC) for grant of duty free concessions under GSP Plus scheme.

Milinda Moragoda MP to address in a special Tsunami session hosted by World Economic Forum

Member of Parliament Milinda Moragoda will be highlighting Sri Lanka’s tsunami tragedy as well the nation’s response at the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders Annual Meeting in Davos on 27th January 2005 evening at Hotel Post, Davoserstube.

India on a High Alert for its Republic Day.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

India, celebrating its 56th republic day today, is on a high alert with New Delhi, the national capital of India, where the main parade is taken out having been turned into fortress.

Tamil rebels to launch a different offensive campaign to force the Government to accept ISGA proposal.

Cleavage between the Government of Sri Lanka and the rebel outfit – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam continuously widens as suspicions looms large notwithstanding the 12/26 tsunami destruction, where more than 30,000 Sri Lankans – Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims perished.

Sri Lanka’s LTTE Recruiting Tsunami Affected Children: Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Say

Daya Gamage – A News Analysis to Asian Tribune

Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are already recruiting children affected by the December 26 tsunami disaster for the use as soldiers to replace forces lost to the tsunami, says New York based Human Rights Watch in its latest report.

India denies Pak charge of violating ceasefire: Mehbooba Mufti escapes grenade attack

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

India has denied as baseless Pakistan allegation that its army had violated the ceasefire across the Line of Control in Kashmir.

Stray incidents of violence and killing of 8 civilians in Assam state by Army mark celebration of Republic Day in India.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Stray incidents of violence, self-immolation, firing by army soldiers on a civilian mob, leading to the killing of eight civilians have been reported as India celebrated its 56th republic day by displaying its military and missile might in a curtailed parade here on Wednesday.

India asks Pakistan to release detained fishermen

By DP Kamat in New Delhi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, assured a delegation of fishermen and the fishing industry from Gujarat that his government will communicate its concern to the Government of Pakistan regarding the fate of several hundred fishermen still in custody in Pakistan and seek release of over 160 fishing boats being held by Pakistan authorities.

Post Tsunami Relief Works: Peace Secretariats exploring ways of working together

Peace Secretariats of the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are exploring ways and means achieving means of working together at a technical level in a post tsunami humanitarian relief and rehabilitation works.

BJP-JD (U) to contest in Bihar state on common agenda.

From Narendra Kaushik - Reporting from New Delhi

Bolstered by increasing unpopularity of ruling Rabri Devi-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) government in Bihar state due to the latest round of kidnappings of school students and overall decline in law and order situation, Bharatiya Janata Party led-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has decided to go for the kill.

'Crossfire' kills 5 across country

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Five people including three alleged criminals, an outlaw and an
extremist were killed in 'crossfire' between their accomplices and
police in the capital and elsewhere in the country in the last four
days.

Pakistan handed over Al-Qaida suspect to US

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan has handed over to the United States a key suspect in the bombings of two US embassies in East Africa in 1998, officials said here on Tuesday.


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