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CAPART to enhance budgetary allocation for Nagaland

Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) has today said it would enhance its budgetary allocation to Nagaland from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 core to enable the State NGOs to expand their activities.

Democracy and elections -- Maldivian style

Rajpal Abeynayaka – Asian Tribune

Nobody is sure who has won the election in Male, held on January 22, 2005, with the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) claiming that candidates backed by it have won the majority of seats -- 18 of the 42 seats in last weekend's parliamentary elections.

No-Democracy National Convention (NDNC)

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The Narco-Dictatorship's National Convention (NDNC) is basically a No-Democracy National Convention (NDNC). NDNC's main purpose is to legitimize the illegitimate military rule in Burma.

Globalization and Disease: New Agenda for International Cooperation

Dr. Soma Hewa and Elizabeth Hewa, in Montreal

International co-operation in health began in a campaign to prevent the spread of disease rather than to promote health. Like most national health programs, international health was born amid the fear of disease. It was the threat of cholera in the early 19th century that brought nations together.

Union Home Minister to NE Region to review internal security and development

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, accompanied by Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister of State for Home Affairs, senior officials of Ministries of Home Affairs and Development of North Eastern Region would be visiting Tripura, Mizoram and Assam from today- January 30, 2005 to February 2, 2005.

Iraqi Expats Slow To Join Historic Election

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

As Iraqis go to the polls today in a landmark election already marred by violence, their compatriots living around the world have already had the opportunity to cast their ballots.

“We couldn’t develop the state”- senior RJD leader Prof Ramdeo Bhandary.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Bihar, a state in East India and ruled by Union Minister for Railway Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), a regional party in the country, is more often than not in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Pak democratic country with strong economy: Aziz

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that Pakistan's economy was now very strong, growth rates very high and there was full democracy back in the country.

LTTE terror stalks Australian media.

By H. L. D. Mahindapala reporting from Melbourne

Last night (Friday, 28, January 2005) the Melbourne-based office of the Serendib – a nation-wide community newspaper for Sri Lankans in Australia -- was vandalized and three laptops, three PCs, CD’s on which the backup information was stored were removed. This vandalizing was aimed at crippling the production of this monthly.

India must show flexibility for Kashmir solution: Sikandar

Iqbal Hussain – Asian Tribune

Prime Minister of the Pakistan administered Kashmir Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan has said that all parties to the Kashmir dispute, especially India will have to show flexibility for a peaceful and durable resolution of this longstanding dispute.

The Descent into Darkness

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp which was liberated of by the Soviet Red Army 60 years ago, symbolises man’s capacity for evil. Evil not caused by demonic possession or insanity but the result of all too human prejudices taken to their illogical extremes.

Muslims aspirations and their role in the peace making process should not be denied insists Rauf Hakeem

By our Colombo, Correspondent

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader and an ally of the main opposition - United National Party - Rauff Hakeem expressed confidence in the post-Tsunami recovery efforts in the worst-hit Eastern areas and expressed hope that it will reunite them with its break-away party - -National Unity Alliance and perhaps the next elections will see both parties together.

BJP’s former Chief Venkaiah Naidu escapes unhurt as naxals blow up his helicopter after it force lands in Bihar

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

The latest situation report from Bihar is that the Left Wing Extremists, also known as Naxalites had blown up the helicopter of M.Venkaiah Naidu, a former president of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), an hour after the chopper was force landed in a remote area of Gaya district the home for the relics of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace.

CAPART to enhance budgetary allocation for Nagaland

Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) has today said it would enhance its budgetary allocation to Nagaland from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 core to enable the State NGOs to expand their activities.

BJP Govt in Goa reduced to minority, Congress stakes claim to form alternative government

From M Rama Rao reporting from New Delhi for Asian Tribune

India’s main opposition party, the right wing Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in deep trouble. Its government in the politically volatile state of Goa, a former colony of the Portuguese is on the brink of collapse. It is bad news as the BJP is fighting an electoral battle with its back to the wall in Jharkhand and Bihar in Eastern India.

Democracy and elections -- Maldivian style

Rajpal Abeynayaka – Asian Tribune

Nobody is sure who has won the election in Male, held on January 22, 2005, with the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) claiming that candidates backed by it have won the majority of seats -- 18 of the 42 seats in last weekend's parliamentary elections.

No-Democracy National Convention (NDNC)

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The Narco-Dictatorship's National Convention (NDNC) is basically a No-Democracy National Convention (NDNC). NDNC's main purpose is to legitimize the illegitimate military rule in Burma.

Globalization and Disease: New Agenda for International Cooperation

Dr. Soma Hewa and Elizabeth Hewa, in Montreal

International co-operation in health began in a campaign to prevent the spread of disease rather than to promote health. Like most national health programs, international health was born amid the fear of disease. It was the threat of cholera in the early 19th century that brought nations together.

Union Home Minister to NE Region to review internal security and development

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, accompanied by Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister of State for Home Affairs, senior officials of Ministries of Home Affairs and Development of North Eastern Region would be visiting Tripura, Mizoram and Assam from today- January 30, 2005 to February 2, 2005.

Iraqi Expats Slow To Join Historic Election

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

As Iraqis go to the polls today in a landmark election already marred by violence, their compatriots living around the world have already had the opportunity to cast their ballots.


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