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India transfers naval patrol craft to Maldives

[b]India transfers naval patrol craft to Maldives[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 22 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] India's naval chief Admiral Arun Prakash, on a four-day official visit to Maldives, today announced the transfer of Fast Attack Craft INS Tillanchang to the island nation in early 2006.

India transfers naval patrol craft to Maldives

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

India's naval chief Admiral Arun Prakash, on a four-day official visit to Maldives, today announced the transfer of Fast Attack Craft INS Tillanchang to the island nation in early 2006. During a meeting with the Minister of Defence and National Security, Ismail Shafeeu, he said the Idian offer come with technical, material and training assistance for a period of three years after the transfer. Post your comments

No change in battle plans to capture Jaffna , warns the Special Commander Soosai

The capture of Jaffna peninsula would be the final war of the Tamil Eelam movement, warned the special Commander Colonel Soosai , addressing a passing out parade of the 5th unit of the auxiliary force of Lt. Colonel Kangai Amaran’s naval battalion . The parade was held last Saturday. Post your comments

No hope of early release of Indian driver kidnapped in Afghanistan

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

There is as yet no hope of an early release of the Indian driver kidnapped in Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka: New cabinet will be sworn in tomorrow

The cabinet ministers of the new government are to be sworn in tomorrow. It is expected that there will be a maximum of 20 ministers with the cabinet status. Also the government has decided to appoint non-cabinet status ministers such as ministers of state, project ministers as well as deputy ministers.Post your comments

"Nuclear contamination threat in Pakistan's Northern Areas"

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Pakistani nuclear facilities and storage sites at Skardu, Chitral and Doran in the backward Northern Areas were damaged in the recent earth quake and pose a threat of nuclear contamination to the locals, reports here say.

Sri Lanka Parliament prorogued.

Sri Lanka Parliament was prorogued at midnight yesterday and would ceremoniously reopen on 25th at 10.30 A.M with the address of the President as its main item in the order business.Post your comments

India's ruling UPA and Left parties sink differences on Iran

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Contrary to expectations in a section of the media, the Left-UPA coordination meeting held here on Monday, ahead of the winter session of Parliament, was utterly butterly friendly on Iran vote and a host of so called contentious issues.

More rural suicides in Sri Lanka

Four tragic suicides by farmers in the north-central province of Sri Lanka during the lead-up to the presidential election have highlighted the plight of many small farmers, who face mounting debt, rising costs and insecure incomes. Despite efforts by the candidates of the two major parties to win rural votes with various promises, hostility towards them on the part of the rural poor is growing.Post your comments

Sri Lanka Parliament prorogued.

[b]Sri Lanka Parliament prorogued.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 22 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Sri Lanka Parliament was prorogued at midnight yesterday and would ceremoniously reopen on 25th at 10.30 A.M with the address of the President as its main item in the order business.

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More rural suicides in Sri Lanka

[b]More rural suicides in Sri Lanka[/b]

By G.G. Senaratna – World Socialist Web Site

Four tragic suicides by farmers in the north-central province of Sri Lanka during the lead-up to the presidential election have highlighted the plight of many small farmers, who face mounting debt, rising costs and insecure incomes.

Sri Lanka: New cabinet will be sworn in tomorrow

[b]Sri Lanka: New cabinet will be sworn in tomorrow[/b]

[b]Colombo, 22 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The cabinet ministers of the new government are to be sworn in tomorrow. It is expected that there will be a maximum of 20 ministers with the cabinet status.

No change in battle plans to capture Jaffna, warns ........

[b]No change in battle plans to capture Jaffna, warns the Special Commander Soosai[/b]

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Colombo, 22 November, Asiantribune.com):[/b]The capture of Jaffna peninsula would be the final war of the Tamil Eelam movement, warned the special Commander Colonel Soosai , addressing a passing out parade of the 5th unit of the auxiliary force of Lt. Colonel Kangai Amaran’s naval battalion .

Bihar electorate vote out Lalu and opt for Nitish

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

The Bihar electorate has proved pundits wrong. Instead of a split verdict every psephologist worth his or her name had forecast, the mostly illiterate and underprivileged voters have delivered a veritable landslide victory to Nitish Kumar led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of BJP-JD(U).


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