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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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China and France sign contracts worth US$4 billion

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

China and France signed agreements and contracts to a total value of
4 billion US dollars, which ranged from the purchase of
Air bus jumbos and also to enhance nuclear cooperation.

Indian Minister meets King Gyanendra in Jakarta.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In the first political level contact after the monarchy took over governance in Nepal, India’s Federal Minister for External Affairs K Natwar Singh on Friday met King Gyanendra of Nepal and sought speedy release of political prisoners, lifting of emergency and media censorship.

German Federal Assembly President to visit China

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

German Federal Assembly President Wolfgang Thierse is scheduled to
arrive in Beijing, today. He leads a parliamentary delegation for an official tour to China.

Indian farmers immigrating to Canada under self-employment category for farmers

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

While South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is sending its farmers to African nations to take up cultivation, North Indian state of Punjab is sending its farmers to Canada under the self-employment category for agriculturalists.

Fully equipped tsunami early warning system to be launched by next year - Minister of Science and Technology

Sunil C.Perera in Colombo

International experts and the donor agencies have shown keen interest to setup a Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation system for the Indian Ocean after a series of discussions with the countries in the Indian Ocean.

A new problem for Sonia Gandhi’s Congress, demands for punishment to 1984 guilty mount.

From D.P. Kamat in New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi’s Congress party, which has just launched a broadside against the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has come under attack from BJP ally over its soft underbelly – the riots that rocked Delhi and most of North India in the wake of 1984 assassination of Indira Gandhi.

Doctors will submit report on the health condition of jailed S.B.Dissanayaka within a week

Sunil C. Perera reporting From Colombo

Doctors will decide whether S.B.Dissanayaka who has been in the expensive Merchant Ward of the Colombo National Hospital for two months should continue to be there or not. Dissanayake who was sent to jail for two years has spent the better part of his jail sentence so far in the ward, complaining of a pain in the vertebrae.

Indian border police deny any additional deployment along Bangladesh border in Tripura

By M Rama Rao in Delhi

India’s border security force (BSF), a paramilitary force on policing duty mostly along the border with Bangladesh, has denied that there was any additional deployment in the Tripura sector near the Akahura check post shortly after one of its officers, an Assistant Commandant was killed by Bangladesh Rifles last Saturday.

If defeated in the no-confidence motion, Chief Minister to recommend dissolution of the Council

Sunil C. Perera, reporting from Colombo

Western Province Chief Minister Reginald Cooray said in case the UNP sponsored no-faith motion against him succeed then he would recommend to the Sri Lankan President to dissolve the Western Provincial Council.