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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2554

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Pak apex court adjourns hearing on controversial Bill

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, which began regular hearing of a reference here on Monday, filed by the Federation to seek the Apex Courts' opinion on the Hasba Bill passed by NWFP Provincial Assembly, adjourned it till 1st of next month.

Al-Qaida no more effective in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

President General Pervez Musharraf has said the command and control system and communication networks of Al-Qaida in Pakistan have been completely destroyed and it ceases to operate as homogeneous force with no ability to conduct coordinated terrorist acts.

Tobu solution only if Government implements its 1986 notification: Chuba Chang

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Former Nagaland Minister and Opposition Congress MLA H Chuba Chang asserted that the present Konyak-Chang imbroglio in Tobu would only be resolved if the State Government's notification, 1986 was implemented in letter and spirit.

Huge violations of the Ceasefire Agreement by the LTTE ignored by the Co-Chairs – President Kumaratunga

Rebutting the charges made by the four Co-Chairs – USA, EU, Japan and Norway – against the Sri Lankan government President Chandrika Kumaratunga told them yesterday that they had not made an “objective appraisal” of the violations of the Ceasefire agreement committed by the LTTE repeatedly on a huge scale. She urged that the Co-Chairs must exert more pressure on the LTTE to honor the conditions of the Ceasefire Agreement.

Hitler’s Shadow and the Coming Storm

By John Chuckman

Despite many differences, there are striking parallels between Bush's invasion of Iraq and Hitler's invasion of Russia, and understanding these parallels serves to warn of the coming storm Bush is calling down upon all of us.

Taliban re-organizing: Safdar

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Taliban have re-organized in Afghanistan and will try to sabotage the coming parliamentary elections, Corps Commander Peshawar Lt. General Safdar Hussain said on Monday.

PIM launches self-employment projects to tsunami victims.

By Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

The Post Graduate Institute of Management- PIM which launched a number of tsunami assistance projects, is presently planning to develop numerous employment generation projects in the tsunami devastated areas in Sri Lanka.

Manmohan’s statements disappointing: Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has expressed disappointment on the statements of Indian Prime Minister made during the visit of United States saying these were not inconsonance with the Pak-India peace process.

JVP takes to the streets to protest against P-TOMS

By Buddhika Weerasinghe

Sinhala Marxist party’s Jantha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) parliamentarians including thousands of cadres and supporters held demonstrations against to Post- Tsunami Operational Management Structure (P-TOMS). They demanded the suspension of the agreement between the Government and the LTTE.

Six party talks begins today after 13 months suspension

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Much awaited fourth
round of the six party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue of
is scheduled to start today around 9.00 am, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, the venue of the previous three rounds talks, in Beijing.

Anndasangaree demands apology from LTTE website

V. Anndasangaree, Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front lambasted print and electronic medias of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for publishing, slanderous, distorted and concocted news stories about him and doctored images to discredit him, with the view to make him politically unpopular.

Co-chairs give the silent nod for LTTE to violate Ceasefire Agreement: Peace talks falter again

From our Colombo Correspondent

Right now it appears that the positions taken by the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE are hardening on both sides, leaving the Norwegians facilitators no room for a breakthrough.