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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

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NCGUB Condemns Burmese Junta for Making 'Political Profit' Out of Bomb Blasts

National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) in a strongly worded statement has denied any involvement in the series of bombing that took place in Rangoon on 07 May which killed 11 people and injured dozens of others.

Security force -Tamil militant talks defuse tension

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Immediate consultations between the senior military officers and Tamil militants, with the Scandinavian facilitators have succeeded in defusing the tensed situation in the east after a civilian was killed and several persons including policemen and soldiers injured during a violent demonstration. Scandinavian facilitators held a dialogue with the security forces and the militants to bring in an agreement for coordinate action to prevent escalation of violence.

Pak consults WB on controversial Dam

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has forwarded its recommendations to the World Bank for the appointment of neutral experts to resolve the Baglihar Dam dispute with India.

Lalu left high and dry on his allegations against Election Commission.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Federal Minister for Railways and head of Rashtriya Janata Dal, a regional outfit in Bihar state, Lalu Prasad Yadav is getting isolated in the Union cabinet and ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on the issue of repoll in his parliamentary constituency last year.

To begin production of light jet fighters from 2007

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Air Marshal Aurangzeb and Chief Project Director of JF-17 Air Vice Marshal Shahid Latif have said that Pakistan will begin serial production of JF-17 fighter aircraft from 2007.

Journalist assaulted at opposition political rally

Free Media Movement has condemned the behaviour of the supporters of the United National Party (UNP) for assaulting and damaging the camera of the journalist Upul Shantha Medagadara .

Mulla Omar, Hekmatyar offered amnesty

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Afghan government has offered amnesty to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar and former prime minister and warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Monday.

Bikkhus oppose the Joint Mechanism

Sunil C. Perera , Reporting from Sri Lanka

Senior Buddhist Bikkhus have opposed the Norway proposed Joint mechanism and claimed that it would undermine the sovereignty of Sri Lanka.

Pakistan, India to discuss Lahore-Amritsar bus service

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and India will open talks on the start of a bus service between Lahore and Amritsar Tuesday in Islamabad.

Bar girls, thrown out of Maharashtra, face charges of Prostitution.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The bar girls thrown out of Maharashtra state after the coalition government there closed down over 1250 bars leaving over 75,000 nautch girls unemployed, have nobody to turn to as the police and do-good groups in their native places are not prepared to accept them back.

Indian maritime officials due in Islamabad Today

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

A delegation of Indian Maritime officials headed by Indian Coast Guard director general, Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh, will visit Pakistan Tuesday for talks on starting maritime communication link between the two countries to avoid unnecessary arrest of each others fishermen.

Huge Public rally held against rape and murder of a Keralite lady teacher in Nagaland

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Several organizations in Nagaland including powerful Naga Students Federation (NSF), Angami Public Organization (APO), Naga Mothers Association (NMA), Mezoma Welfare Forum, All Nagaland Private Teachers Association (ANPTA), etc. have on Monday shown their solidarity with the Malayali community in condemning the brutal rape and murder of Mrs Somi Koshi by one Pezazoto Savino.

President Kumaratunga visits remote village to check on projects

The villagers in the remote Padaviya bordering the eastern and north central provinces, had a very pleasant surprise yesterday when President Chandrika Kumaratunga arrived on an unannounced visit and inquired about their well being. They expressed their happiness over the first ever visit by a Head of State to this remote hamlet.