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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2492

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13th SAARC Summit postponed indefinitely

Iqbal Hussain – Asian Tribune

The 13th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), which was scheduled to be held in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh on the 6th of this month has been postponed indefinitely.

Midnight power changes in Goa, Parrikar goes, incomes Rane

From M Rama Rao & DP Kamat reporting for Asian Tribune

Manohar Parrikar, the engineer turned Bharatiya Janata Party politician had ‘won’ the trust vote in the Goa assembly for his 32-month old government but the Governor S C Jamir dismissed him and installed Pratap Singh Rane, a three- time Congress chief minister of the tiny state on Indian west coast to form the new government.

Purpose of Ranil’s visit to Europe remains secretive

It is very hard to discern the purpose behind Ranil Wickremasinghe’s sudden European tour. Speculations are rife that he plans to canvas support to link the tsunami aid package with the peace process and the Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) proposal of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Will Clinton help or harm in Sri Lanka?

Rajpal Abeynayaka – Asian Tribune

Will Sri Lanka be a comeback nation with comeback-kid Bill Clinton mediating the Sri Lankan conflict?

Burma's long and difficult road to Freedom and Democracy

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The on-going power struggle between General Than Shwe and General Maung Aye is basically about education. General Maung Aye wants to promote educated officers while Than Shwe prefers uneducated officers who are loyal to him.

Japan is ready to assist in installing Early Warning System

Japanese Government has come forward to establish an early warning system for the benefit of Sri lanka and would send a team of experts soon for the preliminary assessment.

Relief for Lalu as two kidnapped students return.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Lalu Prasad Yadav, Union Minister for Railway and president of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday 48 hours before a part of the state will go to polls after two of kidnapped school children returned home.

Pak to assist in efforts to make OIC dynamic body: Kasuri

Iqbal Hussain – Asian Tribune

Pakistan attaches high importance to the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and will extend all possible support to make it a vibrant and dynamic body as a true representative of Muslim World.

Existing land owning system hampers awarding loan to public

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The banks are sometimes finding difficult to come forward in giving loans to the general publics because of the existing land owning system in Nagaland.

Burma Army Attacks Continue While Regime Talks Peace

Burma’s regime has escalated its military offensives against the Karen and Karenni ethnic groups in eastern Burma, despite calling for a new round of peace talks.

Bush asked to factor in relations with India while supplying arms to Pak

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

Two reports US President and his advisors have received come as a disappointment to the Pakistan leadership, which is hoping for an upswing in bilateral relations during the second innings of George W Bush Junior at the White House.