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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2954

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27 die, over 20 hurt in two road mishaps in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

At least 27 people were killed and more than 20 others injured in road accidents in two districts of the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan on Thursday.

LTTE kills nine cadres of rival Tamil group

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo.

Tamil militants have killed at least nine members of a rival group at Vannaturayadi, a village about 90 kilometres west of the eastern town of Batticaloa. Heavily armed cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had launched a pre-dawn attack yesterday on the makeshift base of the rival group the Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF) killing nine and causing injuries to several others.

Tamils Want Peace With Dignity and Justice - Says U.S. Congressman Who Toured Sri Lanka

Daya Gamage – From US Reports to Asian Tribune

In an exclusive interview with ‘Asian Tribune’, United States Congressman Danny K. Davis, who toured Sri Lanka early this month, most of the time spending in LTTE controlled areas and meeting only with officials of the Tiger outfit, told that the Government of Sri Lanka has so far failed to alleviate the suffering of the minority Tamils in the northern and eastern areas affected by last December tsunami disaster.

Indian Left unwilling to rock Prime Minister Singh’s boat

By M Rama Rao for Asian Tribune

The Left parties in India Thursday have publicly set at rest fears of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh government that they may rock the ruling alliance boat out of pique over the economic issues.

Pakistan's 'legitimate' defence needs to be met: Rumsfeld

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Pakistan that Washington would meet its "legitimate" defence needs, weeks after it announced plans to sell F-16 jets to its stalwart ally, state media reported on Thursday.

Cautious optimism on the eve of Musharraf’s visit to India, Natwar meets Bush in Washington

By M Rama Rao & D P Kamat in New Delhi

There is an air of cautious optimism on the eve of President Musharraf’s visit to India.

Vajpayee, Advani meet to discuss remarks on their retirement.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Under attack from Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), their parent body and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, a militant Hindu organization, top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), main opposition party in India, former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and BJP chief Lal Krishan Advani met here on Thursday to discuss the recent development within the Sangh family.

China-US Global Issues Froum opens in Washington

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

China-US Global Issues Forum's first session was started in Washington. Wednesday opened forum’s main aim was to discuss the cooperation between the two nations on global issues.

France looking to import more wine to India.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Bacchus, the god of wine, might have been smiling as France, a European country which produces one of the finest quality of wines and spirits in the world, is trying to woo India to import more liquor from it in exchange of its Darjeeling tea, Basmati rice and other agro-food products.

Criticism of the Judiciary is Part of Democratic Process - Declares U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Daya Gamage – A Judicial Review to Asian Tribune

The United States Congress, many leading senators and House Members, in recent times, have been very critical, often harsh, of several decisions of the United States highest judiciary the Supreme Court and of other federal court rulings. The print and electronic media too did not spare the federal judges. But the Supreme Court justices reacted to this criticism in an unusual manner saying it was simply part of the democratic process.

Analysis of Burma's Future

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The Prime Minister of Singapore is a brilliant individual. He understands that with the demise of the secret police, Burma is already in a democratic transition.

Imkong urges Naga youth to campaign for "peace" to make life "worth living"

Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The Leader of opposition in Nagaland, I Imkong said their "social and religious values" had reached a "degree of advancement but, however, perceived about a "deep-rooted deterioration" in their cultural foundations.

China aims to get developed country status by 2080

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

China aims to become a developed country by 2080 and establishing s top ten economic power house before the end of the century.

Erik Solheim to Visit Colombo on Sunday

Sassanka Samarakkody – Reporting from Sri Lanka

Norwegian peace facilitator Erik Solheim will arrive in Colombo on the 17th for a four-day visit, a Royal Norwegian Embassy press release said.