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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2339

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PM okays body for tri-nation gas pipeline

Ahmede Hussain – Repoerting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has approved a proposal to form an
inter-ministerial committee to finalise conditions for India for the
proposed tri-nation gas pipeline from Myanmar to India through
Bangladesh.

Bhutto says she is silent because of national interest

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Former Pakistani
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that she was
silent because of national interests, otherwise she
knew a lot to tell about the military and the nuclear
programme.

Whole episode - A political manipulation by the Government

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Islamic Centre while denies the allegations leveled against him on the misuse of Tsunami relief fund says that the matters have been brought to the Fraud Bureau’s attention for the investigations.

Dhaka, Yangon to exchange 200 prisoners

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh and Myanmar are set to exchange about 200 prisoners. Accordingly, 115 Myanmarese prisoners languishing in Bangladesh prisons will be sent back to their homes on March 12, following a diplomatic negotiation between the two neighboring countries.

Chandrika talks of 80% support for a federal solution

In a statement that is likely to stir up controversy within the UPFA coalition, President Chandrika Kumaratunga told the SLFP women’s conference held at Vihara Maha Devi Park yesterday that 80% of the population would vote for a federal solution.

Chechen leader Maskhadov killed, boost for Putin

Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov was killed on Tuesday by Russian security forces, authorities said, giving a boost to President Vladimir Putin's hardline campaign to crush the separatist rebellion in Chechnya.

Jeyadevan held incommunicado in a torture cell in Vanni: Finger pointing begins towards Anton Balasingham

Friends and relatives of 50-year-old Rajasingham Jeyadevan, a British resident, fear that he is now languishing in the torture camp of the Sri Lankan separatist Tamil Tigers in Vanni, Sri Lanka. Jeyadevan, a qualified accountant, went to Vanni with his friend Vivekenandan to offer assistance to the Tamil victims of the tsunami.

A chapter from Tamil Nadu Tsunami relief experience

From Sunil C. Perera – Reporting from Colombo

The Tamil Nadu Government has initiated a speedy programme to provide immediate tsunami relief for the victims. The basic tsunami relief operations were completed within one week said visiting Indian representatives held a media briefing in Colombo on Tuesday evening.


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