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Is Soor(n)iyathevan a real military genius?

Is Soor(n)iyathevan a real military genius?

When a militant group was choosing a good Friday, they are not care about the people in their own ethnic group. ``[b]Misfortune in moves to help traitors amid misfortune.[/b]`` (Kooru poda) The people never support them back as before. East is divided now , never can be join together with North.

Thousands queue for Kashmir bus forms

Iqbal Hussain – reporting from Islamabad

Application forms are being distributed for second day among the people of Pakistan administered Kashmir intending to travel from Muzaffarabad to Srinagar by bus.

Chief Minister Arjun Munda wins trust vote in Jharkhand assembly

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Proving his sceptics wrong and to the dismay of Sonia Gandhi’s Congress led United Progressive Alliance in New Delhi, chief minister Arjun Munda has won the trust vote in the Jharkhand assembly with 40 of the 81 member assembly supporting him.

The joint mechanism & the Karuna factor

By Dayan Jayatilleka

If Prabhakaran agrees to a joint mechanism on tsunami relief, it is for one purpose alone: to sucker President Kumaratunga into tilting as she did on Good Friday last year, against Karuna, thereby creating the battlefield conditions for Balraj to liquidate the rebellion.

Sri Lanka Government asked to monitor activities of NGOs.

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

The National Patriotic Movement says the government of Sri Lanka should look into the financial and other forms of contributions received by NGOs as tsunami relief aid and make a clear statement on the issue.

Supreme Court alleges pressure in case against UPA minister.

From Narendra Kaushik Reporting from New Delhi

The Supreme Court of India caused a major sensation on Tuesday when one of its judges hearing a petition against Lalu Prasad Yadav, Railway Minister and head of Rashtriya Janata Dal, a regional party which lost power in Bihar state last month, disclosed that he has been approached by someone from Patna to change a trial judge who has been hearing a corruption case against Lalu.

Relatives to launch a website in the name of the imprisoned S.B.Dissanayke

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Relatives of the imprisoned S.B. Dissanayake, a stalwart of the opposition United National Party and a former government minister, is to launch a website in his favor to mark the 100 day of his imprisonment.

Trouble ahead for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on crucial economic reform legislation

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh government has trouble in store on crucucial legislation designed to take the country firmly into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) embrace. Both the Left and a section of the right are united to stall the changes in Indian patent laws and align them with global trade norms.

Kashmir settlement must for peace: Pakistan

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and India can begin an era of peace and cooperation in
South Asia by resolving Kashmir issue which would also
help in realizing great potential of the people of both the countries.

Financial scams expose Musharraf's claims of good governance

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Financial scams and irregularities in different ministries and
divisions of the federal government of Pakistan has
exposed the tall claims of President Gen Pervez
Musharraf about good governance.

SLMC expels four dissident parliamentarians

Sunil C. Perera in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress [SLMC] said that four dissidents namely Parliamentarians Hussein Bahila, S.S.Amir Ali, Rishard Badurdeen and Abdul Majeed were expelled from the SLMC's membership.

Rice in Delhi, meets Sonia, hears Indian concerns

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

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on her maiden visit to India as a part of her south Asia and East Asia sojourn, Wednesday met Sonia Gandhi, the Congress president, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and leader of the opposition L K Advani.

Executive Presidency provides wide powers to government

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

The United National Party has alleged that the Government is trying to abolish the Executive Presidency, in order to bring their leaders back to the Parliament. The party, which forms the main opposition in Parliament, believes that the Presidency is ideal for the development as well as the management of the country.

Joint Mechanism – A Denial and acquiescence by Norway

The Norwegian embassy categorically denied the story carried by a Sri Lankan English newspaper that Norway has conveyed a warning to the Government of Sri Lanka and international donors that it is considering a suspension of its role as facilitator to the Peace Process.

On tsunami activities a political gridlock

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

The regional trade chambers in Sri Lanka alleged that political bickering has stalled the much publicized reconstruction process in the tsunami affected areas.