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Farooq Abdullah demands conversion of LoC into international border.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and senior leader of National Conference (NC), a regional group in the Northern most state in India, Dr. Farooq Abdullah has once again demanded conversion of present Line of Control between India and Pakistan into a permanent border to resolve the long-standing dispute over Kashmir.

Naga leaders entered into formal political dialogue

DP Kamat in New Delhi

Naga leaders who have been ‘waging a battle’ against India for ‘sovereignty’ for Nagaland, a state in India’s northeast, entered into formal political dialogue with Manmohan Singh government.

‘Teething’ troubles for new Goa Congress Govt

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

The 2-day old Congress led coalition government of Chief Minister Pratap Singh Rane is in trouble with a few aspirants for ministerial berths up in arms as they failed to make it to the cabinet.

US ambassador surprised at summit call-off, Pak PM looks for new date

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhka, Bangladesh

US Ambassador Harry K Thomas said he was surprised at the postponement of the 13th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Summit in Dhaka.

Northeast region strategic for entire country: Kyndiah

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Union Minister for Development of North East Region and Tribal Affairs, PR Kyndiah, said the North-East India was no more "sensitive" but "strategic" for not only the neighboring countries but also for the entire country.

Man Who Helped Contra Rebels to Lead U.S. Democracy Efforts Abroad

Daya Gamage – A News Analysis to Asian Tribune

Elliot Abrams, who pleaded guilty in 1991 to two charges of withholding information from the United States Congress about secret government efforts to support the Nicaraguan Contra rebels during a ban on such aid was appointed deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for global democracy strategy.

Sri Lankan President Kumaratunga due in Pak on Monday

Iqbal Hussain – Asian Tribune

Sri Lankan President Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga arrives in Islamabad on Monday on a two-day visit to Pakistan.

BJP after Goa Governor and Jayalalithaa

DP Kamat in New Delhi

India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is firing on all its cylinders. Party’s office bearers who began a meeting here are clamouring for the scalp of Goa governor S C Jamir, who had dismissed Wednesday, the BJP led government.

Release Sensitive Detainee Abuse Files Orders U.S. District Court

Daya Gamage – Reporting to Asian Tribune

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein refused to suspend an earlier order he made that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) comply with Freedom of Information Act in ordering that the agency must give civil rights groups sensitive internal files containing information about detainee abuse.


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