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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2837

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Scientologists came to help, not to preach

As a graduate of one of the USA's top journalism universities and a professional writer, I was appalled by your coverage of attempted religious conversions of tsunami victims.

I cannot confirm or dispute statements that some religions may have attempted conversions among tsunami victims.

HRW asks Clinton to call for creation of strong HR protection in Tsunami hit Indian coastal villages

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

Human Rights Watch (HRW) wants former U.S. President Bill Clinton, now visiting Asia as the United Nations’ special envoy on tsunami recovery, should speak out against reconstruction efforts that foster discrimination against vulnerable groups, in particular women and lower-caste people in Indian coastal villages.

India tells Hurriyat to confine forthcoming Pak visit to POK

M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Government has conveyed to the Hurriyat leadership that when they cross the LOC by the 'Karvaan-e-Aman (Caravan of Peace)' they should not visit any part of Pakistan other than occupied Kashmir.

Trincomalee issue : Eelventhan’s elegy and Sampanthan’s caution

By Udara Soysa in Colombo

The President Chandrika Kumaratunge last Wednesday (25) dispatched a special team led by Minister Maithiripala Sirisena, Dilan Perera and Harim Peiris to meet with the concerned parties to arrive at a fair and amicable solution regarding the controversial issue of erection of a Buddha statue in Trincomalee.

Musharraf emphasises for role of reasoning in interpretation of Islam

Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islambad

President General Pervez Musharraf has emphasized for the role of reasoning and logic in interpretation of Islam, saying Muslim scholars should ensure that our age does not lose touch either with the evolution of the society or demands of the reality while interpreting the faith.

Sri Lanka born International racing driver enters auto business.

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka born international racing driver Dilantha Malagamuwa based in Japan, has entered in the auto-business in Sri Lanka due to the heavy financial commitments in his motor sports career.

Tamil Nadu: Corporation personnel face axe in flyover scam

Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

In connection with
the infamous flyover scam during the tenure of DMK
President M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin as Mayor, the
Chennai Corporation's Standing Committee gave
green signal to take action against five engineers.

Rocca assures Pak of probing Quran desecration

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

US Secretary of Sate for South Asian Affairs Christina Rocca has assured Pakistan that the US government was investigating the desecration of Holy Quran at its military base in Guantanamo Bay and those responsible would be held accountable.

Sri Lanka beach hotels back on track, occupancy level steadily on the rise

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Local tourism sources say that the tsunami hit beach hotels are now averaging 40 per cent occupancy, while some hotels have gone up to the 80 per cent occupancy levels.

India's largest fingerprints bureau to come up in Chennai, as Jaya inaugurates new Records Bureau

Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

In what could be billed as India's largest fingerprints bureau, with
modern amenities including communication devices and a
photo section with the state-of-the-art cameras would
be set up in Chennai at the newly opened State Crime
Records Bureau.

19 killed in Pakistan shrine Blast

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

At least 19 people were killed and dozens more injured, in a powerful bomb blast at a crowd of Shiite worshippers near the Bari Imam shrine here on Friday.