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UN Regional Center in Kathmandu within six months

[b]UN Regional Center in Kathmandu within six months[/b]

[b]Kathmandu, 29 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The United Nations Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific is coming to Kathmandu within the next six months. The First Committee of the UN General Assembly has passed a resolution for the same, reported The Kathmandu Post.

India, Bangladesh agree to provide consular access to criminals

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

India and Bangladesh Saturday failed to hammer out ‘a suitable mechanism or protocol’ to address the problem of illegal cross-border movement but agreed to provide consular access to criminals and insurgents arrested by either side and to share information about activities of insurgents.

100 dead in train derailment near Hyderabad

By M Rama Rao – Reporting for Asian Tribune

At least 100 persons are feared dead though the official toll is put at 21, as of now in a major train accident near Hyderabad as heavy rains caused by a cyclonic disturbance lashed Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and coastal Orissa.

President Clinton backs Global Emergency Fund to deal with crises within 72 hours.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton in his capacity as UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery y met with senior United Nations (UN), World Bank, non-governmental organization (NGO) and private sector officials in an effort to tackle the immediate challenges facing the tsunami affected countries.

UN Regional Center in Kathmandu within six months

The United Nations Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific is coming to Kathmandu within the next six months. The First Committee of the UN General Assembly has passed a resolution for the same, reported The Kathmandu Post. Post your comments

A fifteen years of agony : Ethnic cleansing of Northern Muslims

By Syed Bazeer

It is 15 years today since the entire Muslims in the Northern Province were “ethnically cleansed” by the LTTE from their historical habitat. The systematic ethnic cleansing of about 75,000 Muslims form the Northern provinces in Sri Lanka was part of the LTTE’s mono ethnic Eelam project. The people who had lived for centuries in the Northern provinces were ruthlessly up rooted from their lands and chased out of the boarders of the Northern Province within 48 hours only for the reason that they were not Tamils.Post your comment

Is a vote for Ranil a vote for Eelam?

By Bandara Deepal - Germany

The Sri Lankan presidential election scheduled for 17 November 2005 is likely to be the last poll held under the unitary status of this Indian Ocean island state thus dismembering an almost 200-year-old administrative and political creation.Post your comments

Ian Martin defends Nepal’s independent media

By Bikash Sangraula - in Kathmandu

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal, headed by Ian Martin, has charged that the restrictive media ordinance promulgated by King Gyanendra’s government on October 9 “violates international human rights standards” and that the October 21 seizure of broadcast equipment from Kantipur FM in Kathmandu without judicial ruling shows “lack of respect for the rule of law”.

Wayamba University on Food Security

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Council for Agricultural Research Policy (CARP) in Sri Lanka, under its “competitive research grant programme” has decided to fund the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka to assess the current status of food security of rural subsistence farmers in the country.

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro on the pitiable situation in Myanmar

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar in a statement he made to UN General Assembly said of the existing pitiable political and economical situation in Myanmar (Burma) where the political power usurped from the civilian government continues to remain in the hands of the Army Generals and the country continues to remain devoid of participatory democratic form of Government.

Why the Tamils are leaving areas controlled by the LTTE.....

[b]Why the Tamils are leaving areas controlled by the LTTE to non-LTTE areas?[/b]

Why the Tamils are leaving areas controlled by the LTTE, if life in non-LTTE areas is so fraught with danger for Tamils? Ms.Ira de Silva poses this question.

Is a vote for Ranil a vote for Eelam?

[b]Is a vote for Ranil a vote for Eelam? [/b]

By Bandara Deepal - Germany

The Sri Lankan presidential election scheduled for 17 November 2005 is likely to be the last poll held under the unitary status of this Indian Ocean island state thus dismembering an almost 200-year-old administrative and political creation.

A fifteen years of agony : Ethnic cleansing ................

[b]A fifteen years of agony : Ethnic cleansing of Northern Muslims[/b]

By Syed Bazeer

[i][b]“George the Third
Ought never to have occurred.
One can only wonder
At so grotesque blunder.”[/b][/i]
[b]Clerihew Bentley[/b]

It is 15 years today since the entire Muslims in the Northern Province were “ethnically cleansed” by the LTTE from their historical habitat.

Three blasts rock Delhi: Atleast forty five dead, 60 injured, red alert sounded, city borders sealed

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Three blasts of RDX rocked Indian capital on Saturday evening in busy market. At least forty-five persons, mostly women and children were killed, and sixty injured, police said quoting initial reports from Pahargunj, a cheap locality preferred by foreign tourists, Sarojininagar market, a middle class haunt, and Govindpuri, a place mostly Sikh migrant are living.


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