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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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LTTE blackmailing of air passengers to Jaffna exposed.

Sri Lanka Army has exposed LTTE’s tactics of prowling on the innocent passengers arriving by air from Colombo to Jaffna and exhorting money by threat and intimidation.

Afghan president Karzai due in Pak capital today

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

President Hamid
Karzai of Afghanistan would arrive in the Pakistani
capital Islamabad Tuesday on a two-day official visit
to Pakistan.

Traders to stage ‘death-fast’ if shops in Galle removed.

Sunil C. Perera in Sri Lanka

General traders and the public of the Galle, a sea coast breezy town located in the South of Sri Lanka, said that they will stage mass demonstration and death fast if the authorities attempt to remove or demolish the damaged shops or industry buildings which remains intact in the recently imposed buffer zone.

Students threaten to hit road over denotification of their universities.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Over 30,000 private university students in India have been left stranded after Supreme Court of India last month quashed a state legislation in Chhatisgarh, a state in Central India, paving the way for denotification of 37 private universities.

Musharraf to watch ODI in Delhi on April 17

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

President Pervez
Musharraf has accepted an invitation to witness one day
international cricket match between Pakistan and India
to be played on 17th of next month in New Delhi.

US rejection of visa to Modi was based on selective judgement

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

India has regretted US refusal to revise its decision to deny visa to Narendra Modi, the controversial Gujarat Chief Minister. It said the decision disregards the fact of the constitutional position of the Chief Minister of Gujarat as a democratically elected leader and appears to be based on ‘selective judgement.’

UNP on a battle cry challenges JVP and UPFA government

Sunil C. Perera in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's main political opposition, United National Party has raised contentious issues regarding JVP and the UPFA government during a series of public rallies and the media briefings, held throughout last week in Colombo and other areas in the country.

US refuse to budge on ‘no visa’ for Narendra Modi

By M Rama Rao and D P Kamat - Reporting for Asian Tribune

The United States has refused to budge from its stand of no Visa to Narendra Modi, controversial chief minister of Gujarat state in Western India.

India, Pak officials meet to finalise passenger list for Kashmir bus service

By DP Kamat in New Delhi

Even as President Musharraf plans to fly to Delhi on April 16 to see ‘a cricket match between Pak and Indian teams’, the two countries are moving closer on the people-to-people front by exchanging Tuesday the list of people who will take the first ride in the bus service that will connect the divided Kashmir from April 7. Officials of the two countries will swap the lists at Chakothi on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC).