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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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Super-sensitive explosive detector developed

Super-sensitive explosive detector developed
The new device uses a laser to boost the sensitivity of a special
polymer - it could spot suicide bombers or hidden bombs from many
metres away.

Differences delay Manmohan-Musharraf joint statement, now it is expected today

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The joint statement on the Manmohan Singh-Musharraf talks is said to have been delayed due to differences between the two sides on some issues to be mentioned. It is expected only on Monday.

Tamil Democratic Forum launched in Denmark to combat LTTE terror

Faced with serious threats to their lives, a Tamil group domiciled in Denmark recently launched the Tamil Democratic Forum (TDF) -- an organization to ensure the security of Tamils confronted by aggressive and violent Tamil political outfits backed by the LTTE. The Tamils in Denmark decided to launch TDF as a safe mechanism of their own to protect their lives, human rights and democratic freedom to express their opinions with fear of being threatened by the agents of the LTTE.

India terms Manmohan –Musharraf talks as forward looking

By M Rama Rao & D P Kamat in New Delhi

India has described the Manmohan Singh-Musharraf talks as very positive and forward looking. “Yes, Jammu and Kashmir also was discussed and various confidence building measures were reviewed”, Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran said at a briefing to the media.

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Public Diplomacy in U.S. In Jeopardy

Daya Gamage - A Review to Asian Tribune

There is no effective and constructive coordination between the Government of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry and Sri Lanka’s Mission in the United States, the most important diplomatic post for this South Asian nation whose survival most of the time depends on decisions taken in Washington.

Pak president presented his birth certificate.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Evoking nostalgia for touring Pakistani President General Parvez Musharraf, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday gifted him his birth certificate and a painting of his Neharwali haveli where Musharraf’s family lived before partition of India and where the General, his elder brother and sister were born. The haveli is a large mansion located in old part of Delhi that drew its name from a canal, which once flowed close to it.

Ottawa`s rejection of Sri Lankan envoy may influence Canberra to follow suit

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Diplomatic circles here believe that Australia may reject the new high commissioner designate S. K. Balapatabendi following the Canadian decision to refuse to grant agremon to the new high commissioner named by Sri Lanka.

Medical Association proposes one-child norm in India.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Concerned over India’s galloping population, Indian Medical Association (IMA), a prestigious body representing doctors in the country, has recommended to one-child norm for India, telling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government that population explosion in the country has assumed "gangrenous proportion and that it needs immediate amputation".

Tamil official killed for removal of Prabhakaran’s photo

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Tamil Tiger rebels killed a Tamil government-official in eastern Sri Lanka, who had refused to hang the photograph of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). This is the second top Tamil government officer to be killed by the LTTE this month.

India, Pakistan break new ground, agree to accelerate trade and people-to-people contacts

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Marking President Musharraf’s cricket sojourn, India and Pakistan Saturday decided to boost economic cooperation by setting up a ‘committee to accelerate bilateral trade’.

Pak tankers came under fire in Afghanistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Three Pakistani drivers sustained injuries due to rocket fire when the country’s six oil tankers carrying fuel for US forces in Afghanistan were attacked by unknown gunmen on Sunday.

Political Analysis of Aung San Suu Kyi

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Aung San Suu Kyi's (ASSK) political style is closer to American civil rights leader Martin Luther King than South Africa's Nelson Mandela or India's Gandhi.

India, Pak issue joint statement on their roadmap for harmonious ties

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

After the officials from both sides burnt midnight oil to iron out ‘minor areas of differences over a phrase here and a word there’, India and Pakistan issued on Monday morning a joint statement on the road map for harmonious ties.