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No danger to residents from artificial lakes in Pak quake zo

[b]No danger to residents from artificial lakes in Pak quake zone[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

[b]Islamabad, 11 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan Federal Relief Commissioner Maj-Gen Farooq Ahmed has said there was no big danger from accumulation of water due to land-sliding at two places in Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK).

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No danger to residents from artificial lakes in Pak quake zone

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan Federal Relief Commissioner Maj-Gen Farooq Ahmed has said there was no big danger from accumulation of water due to land-sliding at two places in Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK).Post your comments

Mistaking the Tiger for Tamil (Once Again)

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

So the first round of the battle between the LTTE and the Mahinda Rajapakse administration went to the Tigers. It could not have been otherwise given the delusions that the new President and his allies seem to be labouring under. Once Mr. Rajapakse took his ‘here I stand, I will move no further’ stand on the unitary state his camp behaved as if the battle against the Tigers was already half won. It was as if the worst crime of Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Ranil Wickremesinghe was not that they were soft on the Tigers but that they were soft on federalism. Once Mahinda Rajapakse took his stand against federalism loudly and clearly (not to say proudly!) his allies and supporters were in a triumphant mood; ‘that would teach the Tigers they cannot mess with us’ seemed to be the gist of their thinking.Post your comments

LTTE confers "National Patriot" titles on murdered sisters to cover up their own murderous acts.

By Udara Soysa – Reporting to Asian Tribune

According to political analysts, LTTE is increasingly using its "National Patriot" title to cover up their murders. This was confirmed by the LTTE awarding for the recently slain sisters, Yogarasa Yogeswary and Thurairasa Vathany. Post your comments

SLMC seeks meeting with President Mahinda Rajapakse

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo

The country's pre dominant Muslim party, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress(SLMC) has sought an appointment from President Mahinda Rajapakse to discuss the recent volatile situation prevailing in the North and East provinces.Post your comments

Pak India agrees on revised shipping protocol

Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan and India have agreed on a revised protocol on shipping to meet the present and future demands of international maritime transport which is expected to enhance tonnage under both the flags and also result in competitive shipping rates.

Monitors and facilitators must not be from same country - President

By Munza Mushtaq –Reporting from Colombo

President Mahinda Rajapakse had told the visiting Japanese Peace Envoy Yasushi Akashi that the facilitators and the monitors cannot be from the same country and there should be two separate entities to
facilitate the peace process and to monitor the Ceasefire. Post your comments

Torture and white phosphorus

By John Chuckman

I've previously charged Condoleezza Rice with having an appalling ignorance of history. I don't mean the kind of knowledge - dates of battles, names and terms of treaties, etc. - that earns a good grade on an exam. We know Condoleezza got good grades in school. No, I mean a deeper understanding of the economic, social, and moral forces of history and of the irrepressible role of truth despite the countless attempts to silence it.

Over a hundred arrested from HR Day demonstration in Nepal

Police arrested over a 100 people, including rights and civil society leaders, from demonstrations organized to mark the 57th International Human Rights Day.Post your comments

Sri Lanka: CEB defaults on its massive debt

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo

The debt ridden Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), has stopped all
payments to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and the Ceylon
Petroleum Corporation due to lack of funds.

SLMC seeks meeting with President Mahinda Rajapakse

[b]SLMC seeks meeting with President Mahinda Rajapakse[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 11 December, (asiantribune.com):[/b] The country's pre dominant Muslim party, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has sought an appointment from President Mahinda Rajapakse to discuss the recent volatile situation prevailing in the North and East provinces.

The Muslim Congress

Over a hundred arrested from HR Day demonstration in Nepal

[b]Over a hundred arrested from HR Day demonstration in Nepal[/b]

Kathmandu, 11 December, (Asiantribune.com): Police arrested over a 100 people, including rights and civil society leaders, from demonstrations organized to mark the 57th International Human Rights Day.

Monitors and facilitators must not be from same country

[b]Monitors and facilitators must not be from same country - President[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq –Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 11 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] President Mahinda Rajapakse had told the visiting Japanese Peace Envoy Yasushi Akashi that the facilitators and the monitors cannot be from the same country and there should be two separate entities to facilitate the peace proces

LTTE confers "National Patriot" titles on murdered

[b]LTTE confers "National Patriot" titles on murdered sisters to cover up their own murderous acts.[/b]

By Udara Soysa – Reporting to Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 11 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] According to political analysts, LTTE is increasingly using its "National Patriot" title to cover up their murders.

Mistaking the Tiger for Tamil (Once Again)

[b]Mistaking the Tiger for Tamil (Once Again)[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b] "Surely he wandereth from the way,
His reason lost…"[/b][/i]
[b]Æschylus [/b]([i]Promêtheus Bound[/i])

So the first round of the battle between the LTTE and the Mahinda Rajapakse administration went to the Tigers.

Hong Kong braced for mass protests on eve of WTO meeting

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

Hong Kong is on red alert as it awaits the biggest ever mass protests during this week’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting opening there on Tuesday.


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