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Dalits denied rice for voting against high caste candidate

By Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

The dalit villagers of Keeripatti reserved panchayat, near Madurai were ostracised by the high cast Piramalai Kallar community for the simple reason that the dalits favoured a dalit candidate.

Norwegian support for tsunami affected, education and culture in Sri Lanka

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Asian Tribune’s Colombo Bureau Chief

Norway continues to assist various aspects of Sri Lanka’s development. The areas include tsunami affected, cultural rehabilitation and education development. Norway has allocated Rs 1.7 billion for post tsunami relief work in Sri Lanka. The Norwegian aid is utilised to support relief and rehabilitation projects in affected areas in the south, the east and the north.

Is Tamil Nadu heading for an early poll?

By Kenath Jayashankar Menon – Reporting from Chennai

In what could be termed as sheer electoral politics, the Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's decision to scrap a pet project means Chennai will continue to thirst for

Tamil guerrilla fetches millions in Norway yearly

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Asian Tribune’s Colombo Bureau Chief

Three Norwegian news papers with the largest circulation in the country, have pubished a report on the illegal fund collections by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Norway. This is the first time the Norwegian newspapers dared to expose the fund collection by the LTTE amidst growing conviction that the funds are being used to purchase weapons.

BJP aims to emerge first front in Tamil Nadu

By Kenath Jayashankar Menon – Reporting from Chennai

The Bharathiya Janata Party's (BJP)The Tamil Nadu unit
defended its decision not to field candidates for the
by-polls from two constituencies in the State, by
stating that the party was preparing itself to fight
the Assembly elections due next year.

Pakistan detains two Muslim scholars in Karachi

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani police arrested two Muslim scholars during a raid on their home in the southern port city of Karachi, officials said on Wednesday.

UNP to bring no-faith motion against the WPC governor

Sunil C.Perera Reporting from Sri Lanka

The United National Party would bring another no-faith motion against Alavi Moulana Governor of the Western Provincial Council .

Bihar governor alleges horse-trading by political parties.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Bihar, a state in East India, which has been under President’s rule for around 50 days, is once again witness to heightened activity as political parties in the state are once again trying to cobble together majority required for formation of a popular government.

Sino – Japanese Chill – Tokyo Must Match Words with Deeds

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s apology last week for the conduct of Japanese imperial forces during its occupation of China seems sufficient recompense to sections of the British media.

Mulayam accuses Centre of tapping his Phones.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister and chief of Samajwadi Party, a regional castiest party in the state, Mulayam Singh Yadav has once again accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime of tapping telephones of his party leaders to destablize his government.

After tsunami wave, it is now star wars

By Kenath Jayashankar Menon – Reporting from Chennai

In the aftermath of tsunami devastation, along with
aid agencies, an individual who hogged all limelight
was Mumbai's tinsel town artiste, Vivek Oberoi.

Canada, ILO to help Pak in empowering women

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Canada and International Labour Organisation have signed an agreement of three million dollars project aims at empowering women economically in Pakistan.

Gory sight of the Rail Road Tragedy in Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera – reporting from Polgahawela, in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse visited yesterday the Kurunegala Hospital and the site of the accident where nearly 35 people died tragically, at a railroad accident that occurred on Wednesday morning when a bus and the intercity train collided.

Japanese Premier begins visit to India, Pakistan Friday

By D K Kamat in New Delhi

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi begins a visit to India and Pakistan from Friday.