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UK Hindu temple donates 168,000 British pounds to Eelam

[b]UK Hindu temple donates 168,000 British pounds to Eelam[/b]
From our London Correspondent

[b]London, 20 July, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The Chairman of the Sivayogam Trust, Nagendran Seevaratnam, told the “Asian Tribune” yesterday that the Trust which owns the Arul Mihu Muthumari Amman Temple at Tooting, has contributed 168,000 British pounds towards relief and rehabilitation works”.

Pluralism and tolerance of dissent best approach to address terrorism – Indian PM to US Congress

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, addressing the joint session of the United States Congress presided over by Vice President Dick Chaney, said that democratic nations like the United States and India must address the terrorist threat without abandoning their openness and their commitment to pluralism, individual freedom and tolerance of dissent.

Musharraf, Aziz vow to root out extremism, terrorism

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz met in the Garrison city of Rawalpindi on Tuesday and reiterated the firm commitment to root out the scourge of extremism and terrorism from the country.

UK Hindu temple donates 168,000 British pounds to Eelam

From our London Correspondent

The Chairman of the Sivayogam Trust, Nagendran Seevaratnam, told the “Asian Tribune” yesterday that the Trust which owns the Arul Mihu Muthumari Amman Temple at Tooting, has contributed 168,000 British pounds towards relief and rehabilitation works”. He added that in the Temple’s report for the year ending 31 March 2005 showed a net income of British Pounds 218,000 over the expenditure, from which the donation of £168, 000 was made.Post Your Opinion

Principal backers of the peace process alarmed by the sliding security situation in Sri Lanka

By Our Staff Reporter

In a statement issued yesterday the four Co-Chairs of the Sri Lanka peace process -- the European Union, United States, Japan and Norway -- have expressed alarm about “the deteriorating security situation in Sri Lanka.”

Hovercraft, assault boats inducted in Pakistan Navy

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Three hovercraft and three military assault boats were inducted in the Pakistan Navy's Marine Force at a ceremony at PNS Himalaya in Karachi on Tuesday.

Chief Justice’s ruling stops the removal of the Buddha statue from Trincomalee bus stand

From our Colombo Correspondent

The controversial Buddha Statue erected near the Trincomalee bus stand will remain where it is now, after the Chief Justice Sarath Silva instructed the Attorney-General on Tuesday to withdraw his order to remove it.

"Rio Government most unfortunate Government for the people of Nagaland": Chuba Chang

Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Former Nagaland Minister and the present Opposition Congress MLA H Chuba Chang has described the present DAN Government headed by Neiphiu Rio as the "most unfortunate Government for the people of Nagaland."

Six party nuclear talks to start on July 26

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The fourth round of six party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is scheduled to be start on July 26 in Beijing.

"Many rural people died without seeing nurses and doctors in their lifetime": Rev Pongsing

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Director of the Nagaland Development Outreach (NDO) Rev Dr Pongsing has shared about his concern on the poor health care facilities in far flung remote areas in the State.

China and Vietnam to settle border issues

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Chinese President Hu
Jiantao and Vietnamese President Tran Due Luong agreed
to settle border problems, both land and sea, when they
met on Monday in Beijing.

Private sector joins foreign collaborators to construct Tsunami housing

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Global Modular Housing Lanka is a collaboration of Jaywise (Construction) Ltd, with Global Modular Housing Australia and Interplast Asia. The collaborators have launched a rapid completion modular housing technology, capable of erecting an affordable house in 10 days.

India, United States Announce Joint Disaster-Relief Initiative

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced July 18 that they will launch a U.S.-India Disaster Relief Initiative to contribute to disaster preparedness and future relief operations.

Dr Lotha urges churches come out openly to "protect the believers from the social menace"

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Excise, Dr TM Lotha said the church leaders could play significant role in preventing the spread of dreaded HIV/AIDS in the State as the State was having 95 to 97% Christian population.

UK Hindu temple donates 168,000 British pounds to Eelam

Dear Sir/Madam,

There is no town, village, city or a country call Eelam
May I ask you as to who or where you are referring to?

US Cong, Allies Positive about India nuclear deal

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

Initial reaction to the new India-US cooperation in the civilian nuclear energy sector is positive on the Capitol Hill, going by reports in the American media. There is criticism from nonproliferation experts though. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke Tuesday to President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan and his reaction was “constructive” and “not overly problematic,” according to US media reports.


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