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The Threat of Islamic Extremism to Bangladesh

Drafted By: Dr. Sudha Ramachandran

The Bangladesh government's current measures against Islamic extremists operating on its soil could put the country's interests in danger. With conditions in the country conducive to the spread of Islamic extremism, the government's relaxed approach to this issue could enhance Bangladesh's attractiveness as a haven for terrorists fleeing counter-terrorism operations elsewhere.

Presidential race begins with Mahinda Rajapakse as the People’s Alliance candidate

From our Colombo correspondent

Speculation that President Chandrika Kumaratunga would nominate her brother to succeed her ended yesterday when a ten-member committee of the ruling party nominated Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse as the next presidential candidate.

Bank robbers kill four in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Bank robbers shot dead four people, including two police guards, in a raid on Wednesday in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, a local government official said.

Court directs Center, Manipur Government to end blockades

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Gauhati High Court has today directed the Centre as well as the Manipur government to take all necessary measures under the law for removal of the indefinite economic blockades imposed on 2 national highways in the State (Manipur) by All Naga Students Association of Manipur (ANSAM).

Amidst media protests Chandrika's Police given the nod to release abusive Minister's son caught in a drug raid

From our Colombo Correspondent

The Free Media Movement including five mainstream media organizations demonstrated in front of the Colombo Fort Railway station yesterday condemning the use of abusive language and threats to journalists and owners of two media organizations by United People Freedom Alliance government’s Deputy Minister Mervin Silva.

Mizoram student body appeals to Naga students to withdraw economic blockades in Manipur

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), an apex students' body of Mizoram has requested the Naga Students Federation (NSF) for the withdrawal of ongoing economic blockades imposed on 2 national highways in Manipur by ANSAM.

Sri Lanka Government welcomes UN Security Council Resolution on child protection

Sri Lanka Government welcomes the UN Security Council’s unanimous adoption of a Resolution on child protection, which gives effect to a series of measures including the establishment of a comprehensive monitoring and reporting mechanism for the protection of children exposed to armed conflict.

Pakistan –India cancel second round of cultural talks

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The Second round of the ongoing cultural talks between Pakistan and India was cancelled on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka: Two new ministers sworn-in

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga appointed two cabinet ranking ministers.

London police under scrutiny over Brazilian killing

Neville de Silva- Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

The London police may face legal charges over last week’s killing of a young Brazilian, suspecting him of connections with the recent suicide attacks in the British capital.