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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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Pak PM urges Iraqi counterpart to help in release of kidnapped official

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Rewporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has urged his Iraqi counterpart to secure the safe release of kidnapped Pakistani official.

Pakistan for early completion of tri-nation gas pipeline project

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has emphasised to speed out Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan gas pipeline project to finalize it in the shortest possible time.

Australian Prime Minister to visit China

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

Australian Prime
Minister John Howard will visit to China from April 18
to 19,Chinese Foreign Ministry Qin Gang announced at a
regular news briefing on Tuesday.

“We cannot however continue to lament” insists Sri Lanka President in her National New Year message - 2005

“Asian Tribune” wishes a happy and prosperous New Year to all the Asians who consider today their New Year. Asian Tribune wishes to offer its best wishes particularly to Buddhist and Hindus where ever they may be.

Bar girls allege human rights violation in Maharashtra.

From Narendra Kaushik - Reporting from New Delhi

The closure of bars across Maharashtra, a state in Western India, leaving over 75,000 bar girls and scores of male employees of bars unemployed, is gathering heat with former head of India’s National Commission for Women (NCW) Purnima Advani having knocked at the door of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for intervention.

Pak Court dismisses petitions against Musharraf’s uniform

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday dismissed constitutional petitions challenging president’s holding two offices and 17th constitutional amendment.

Burma: The relocation of the War Office

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

General Than Shwe is planning to relocate the War Office's Army headquarters in Rangoon to Central Burma. New Offices for the War Office in Central Burma are nearing completion and many Junior Generals do not want to move since the area lacks good schools for their children.

Clinton Officially Takes On The Role: To Rebuild Tsunami Devastated Asian Nations

Daya Gamage – Reports to Asian Tribune

“We have to have an unshakable commitment to building back these (Asian region) areas better than they were before, and I don’t think it’s acceptable just to replace what was destroyed.

Sri Lanka’s healthy foreign exchange reserves

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange reserves continued to show an unusually healthy position due to increase of inflow. In addition to the garment export earnings and increase in remittances from expatriate Sri Lankan workers, the country received a sudden boost due to influx of hard currency after the tsunami tragedy on December 26, 2004.

UPA files second affidavit to deny clean chit to Fernandes.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in New Delhi on Wednesday filed a second affidavit in Supreme Court of India claiming that it has decided to refer 20 more arms deals to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a premier central investigative agency in the country, for probe.

Another top US Navy commander visits Sri Lanka

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The current visit of Commander of the United States Pacific Command, Admiral William J. Fallon United States to Sri Lanka signals emphatically that US is committed to continue its policy of maintaining close coordination with the Sri Lankan security forces.

Chinese steel output increased

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

Chinese steel output increased by 23.7 percent to 77 million tons in
the first three months of this year.