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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Issue of electoral malpractice in Tamil Nadu hotting up

Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

The issue of electoral malpractice is hotting up in Tamil Nadu, as Federal
Minister and former TNCC President, EVKS Elangovan met
the DMK President Karunanidhi yesterday to decide
on the future course of action.

Tsunami houses- a dream of the victims

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Social services Minister of the Southern Provincial Council A.G.C. Piyasiri said though some Non Government Organizations have signed Memorandum of Understandings with the government of Sri Lanka to construct houses for the tsunami victims in the southern province, but still there are no signs of those NGOs embarking on the construction of houses.

Pakistan handed top Al-Qaeda suspect to US: official

by Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has handed over an alleged top Al-Qaeda operative Abu Faraj al-Libbi to Washington, an official reportedly said on Monday.

In a major setback, TN scraps CEE undergraduate professional courses

Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

In a set back to
scores of students, the Tamil Nadu government,
scrapped the Common Entrance Examination (CEE) for
admission to undergraduate professional courses from
the academic year, 2005-06.

LoC not recognized as permanent border: Mir Waiz

by Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Hurriyet Conference’s leader, Mirwaiz Umar Faruq has said that the Kashmiri leadership or the people of Kashmir would not accept Line of Control (LoC) as the permanent border.

Canal project to start this month amidst environmental concerns

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The foundation stone for the controversial Sethusamudram project to deepen the narrow Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka will be laid by the end of this month despite warnings by environmentalists. Senior government source said in Colombo that Sri lanka will be represented at a ministerial level at the foundation laying ceremony on the coast of Tamil Nadu in South India.

Contempt case against Sri Lankan editor withdrawn

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

A Contempt of Court proceeding initiated by a minister against a Sri Lankan editor was withdrawn after he apologised to the Supreme Court. However, Editor Siri Ranasinghe of popular Sinhala daily Lankadeepa, declined to extend an apology to Minister Rohitha Bogollagama.

Judge is not above criticism :"He is not Holier than Thou."

The Youth League of the African National Congress in a statement candidly declared judge is not above criticism and “He is not Holier than Thou.”

L.K.Advani - Bharatiya Janata party president resigns

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Bowing to criticism of his Jinnah Speak from the Sangh parivar groups particularly the VHP, BJP President L K Advani today announced his resignation.