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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2868

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Southern Baptists Convert President of Zambia

Southern Baptist missionaries and the International Mission Board (IMB) reported on March 23, 2005 that they had successfully converted the President of Zambia, Levy Mwanawasa, to Christianity.

Eelap Patheeswarar Temple injunction extended for 07 days.

In the Eelap Patheeswarar Temple case hearing, injunction has been extended for a further period of 07 days, when the hearing resumed yesterday and the parties should go to courts Thursday next to get a decision.

Terri Schiavo Dies

Daya Gamage – From USA Reports to Asian Tribune

Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman who spent 15 long years in a vegetative condition that sparked an unprecedented legal and medical battle involving the two branches of the United States system, the Executive and the Legislature, died Thursday, 13 days after the feeding tube was removed.

BJP tells America not to meddle in India’s internal affairs.

From Narendra Kaushik Reporting from New Delhi

Perturbed over denial of visa to its Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition party in India which claims to champion rights of majority Hindus in the country, continues to take pot shots at United States of America (USA).

China, India agreed on agricultural cooperation

Mendaka Abeysekera – Reporting from Beijing

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu and the Indian Minister
of Agriculture,Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer
Affairs and Public Distribution Sharad Pawar has mutually agreed to
enhance cooperation to boost the agriculture industry.

Prosperity and Human Dignity for Underprivileged Advance Peace and Freedom, says Wolfowitz

Daya Gamage – From USA Reports to Asian Tribune

“Helping people to lift themselves out of poverty is a noble mission. Nothing is more gratifying than being able to help people in need, as I experienced once again when I witnessed the tsunami relief operations in Sri Lanka and Indonesia,” says Paul Wolfowitz, President Bush’s nominee to be president of the World Bank, issuing a statement following his meetings with European officials in Brussels, Belgium.

Hindutva man Sanjay Nirupam to join Congress.

From Narendra Kaushik Reporting from New Delhi

Decks have been finally cleared for former member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament and the leader of Shiv Sena, a regional political party espousing the cause of majority Hindus in Maharashtra state, Sanjay Nirupam to join the Congress, a political party which governs India in alliance with regional political outfits.

Sri Lankan Airlines to open direct flights to China

Mendaka Abeysekera – Reporting from Beijing

Sri Lankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, will fly direct fights to China, beginning from 15th June. This was revealed to “Asian Tribune” by Ajith Weerasekera, Chief Representative of Sri Lanka Airlines in Beijing.

27 Terrorism Detainees Killed in U.S. Custody

Daya Gamage – Reports to Asian Tribune

Twenty-seven terrorism detainees were killed in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan in suspected or confirmed homicide between August 2002 and November 2004, the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) said in a comprehensive report, first of its kind, released last week.

General Than Shwe responsible for the break-up of Burma

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

When the French left Indo-China, three countries-- Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos -- were created. When the British granted Independence to India, it separated into two countries -- India and Pakistan. When Malaya was granted independence, it became three countries -- Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

Pope Nearing the End of his Life.

The health condition of the Pope John Paul is deteriorating and a senior cardinal said the Pope was nearing the end of his life.