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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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Kidnapping industry spreads out of Bihar State.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The kidnapping-for-ransom menace that started from Bihar state with the abduction of a public school student Kishlay Kaushal about a fortnight back seems to have spread to other parts of India with kidnappings being reported from Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and West Bengal states as well in the last few days.

Kumaratunga in Islamabad for talks

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is in Islamabad to hold wide ranging talks with Pakistani leadership on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues.

Prabhakaran’s key man in the east shot dead

In a daring attack at 7.45 p.m. last night, E. Kaushalyan, the head of LTTE’s Eastern Province Political Wing, was ambushed and shot dead, along with four other LTTE cadres traveling with him. No one has claimed responsibility so far but Military sources believe that this could be a revenge attack by the breakaway group of Col. Karuna for killing his brother, Col. Reggie.

Left Front opposes FDI in Telecom sector.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

India’s left parties, which prop up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in New Delhi, on Monday held protests around the country against the UPA’s decision to hike FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in telecom sector and the changes mooted in Electricity Act in the country.

President Kumaratunga on State visit to Pakistan

President Chandrika Kumaratunga left for a two-day visit to Pakistan on Monday evening and arrived at the Chaklala Air Base Islamabad. The president was received at the Pakistan Air Force base at Chaklala by Minister Liaqat Ali Jatoi.

Natwar Singh to Visit Kabul and Islamabad

By DP Kamat in New Delhi

Indian foreign minister K Natwar Singh will make three-day visit to Islamabad from February 15. He will arrive in the Pak capital after a brief stop over in Kabul where he would interact with the newly elected Karzai government.

Pak urges world to act against nuclear black market

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan said on Monday that it is responsible nuclear state and fully capable to safeguard its nuclear assets.

India begins human trial of HIV-AIDS Vaccine.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In a significant development, India, home to the world’s second largest HIV population after South Africa, began its first clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to prevent HIV-AIDS on human beings.

Construction of three housing schemes for Batticaloa

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kunmaratunga has directed the housing authority officials to commence construction activities of three projects special housing projects with all urban amenities before the 20th of this month in the Batticaloa district.

Sri Lanka Reestablishment of the rule of Law: True or fake?

The establishment of the 'People’s Committee for the Establishment of the Rule of Law Again' by a group of concerned people is a welcome move. At the very inception of such well-intentioned work however, it must be asked whether this is not a belated move.

Chandra Nehru succumbed to gunshot injuries

Former Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament Ariayanayagam Chandra Nehru passed away this morning in the Colombo National Hospital, succumbing to gunshot injuries.