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Bazeer denies charges leveled against him by LTTE

[b]Bazeer denies charges leveled against him by LTTE[/b]

By Udara Soysa Reporting to Asian Tribune

[b]London, 13 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Nitharsanam, the official online news outlet of the LTTE’s intelligent group led by Pottu Amman alias Sivasankaran, in its latest bid to create more tension between the Tamil and Muslim communities, has kicked started a new campaign targeting pro

Pak opposition challenges army generals’ authority in rehabilitation

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The two key opposition groupings in Pakistan, Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy (ARD) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), have solidly joined hands once again to challenge the authority of the government and military officials in carrying out the gigantic task of rehabilitation and reconstruction in the earthquake hit areas of the country.

Farook – A PLOTE senior cadre abducted by LTTE

It was reported that a senior cadre of Peoples’ Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) Sinnathamby Ganeshalingham alias Farook (45yrs) was abducted allegedly by militants belonging to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), yesterday around 11 in the morning, at Vavuniya.Post your comments

Pak reiterates flexibility on Kashmir

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai Reporting for Asian Tribune

Pakistan has reiterated that it is prepared to show flexibility for resolution of the Kashmir dispute and urged India to reciprocate for the sake of durable peace in the region.

SLTB will setup analytical-testing lab for standard certifications

By Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

The Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Ministry of Plantation Industries have planned to setup an Analytical Laboratory to issue internationally recognized standard certificates for tea.

Laden no more commands Al-Qaeda: US envoy

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Osama Ben Laden, the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks in the United Stated, was no more in command of the Al-Qaeda terror network, US Ambassador in Pakistan Ryan C. Crocker claimed. Post your comments

Crisis brewing within Ceylon Workers Congress

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo

Confusing reports emerged with regard to the defection of four Ceylon
Workers Congress (CWC) Parliamentarians from their party to the
Government. While unconfirmed reports claimed that four CWC MPs had pledged support to the Government today afternoon during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapakse, one of the reportedly defected CWC Parliamentarians Suresh Vadiwelu denied any such desertion when the "Asian Tribune" contacted him.Post your comments

A dozen Indian lawmakers figure in cash for questions scam

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

About half a dozen Indian lawmakers were caught on camera accepting bribes to put questions to the government in Parliament. This is an expose by a sting operation carried by a web site in collaboration with two TV news channels. It has shaken Indian parliament and party system as well prompting not only damage control but also putting in place correctives.Post your comments

Bazeer denies charges leveled against him by LTTE

By Udara Soysa Reporting to Asian Tribune

Nitharsanam, the official online news outlet of the LTTE’s intelligent group led by Pottu Amman alias Sivasankaran, in its latest bid to create more tension between the Tamil and Muslim communities, has kick started a new campaign targeting prominent Muslim individuals in the East. Post your comments

Important government announcement this week: Nepal's Home Minister

Nepal's Minsister for Home Affairs Kamal Thapa, recently inducted by King Gyanendra in the council of minister, said Monday that the government is making an important announcement this week. Post your comments

Extending ceasefire meaningless if solution is not in sight: Therie

Oken Jeet Sandham – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Former Finance Minister and present NPF MLA Mr K Therie said there was no logic to keep extending the ongoing ceasefire if no solution was in sight.

Burma's Rohingyas ask neighbours's sympathy and understanding

By M Rama Rao – Asian Tribune

Burma's ethnic minority, Rohingyas, who are facing persecution at home, have asked neighbors particularly Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia to be sympathetic towards Rohingya refugees. help us also to gain civic rights and human rights at home, the youth leaders of the community said in an open appeal under the aegis of Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF).Post your comments

A dozen Indian lawmakers figure in cash for questions scam

[b]A dozen Indian lawmakers figure in cash for questions scam [/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 13 December, ( Asiantribune.com):[/b] About half a dozen Indian lawmakers were caught on camera accepting bribes to put questions to the government in Parliament. This is an expose by a sting operation carried by a web site in collaboration with two TV news channels.

Muslims agitating to take up arms for their protection

[b]Muslims agitating to take up arms for their protection[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 13 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Muslim youth in the Eastern province are agitating to take up arms for their protection, following the recent spate of attacks against their community in the East, allegedly by the LTTE.

During a series of meetings between Sri Lanka Musli

Crisis brewing within Ceylon Workers Congress

[b]Crisis brewing within Ceylon Workers Congress [/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 13 December, (Asiantribune,com):[/b] Confusing reports emerged with regard to the defection of four Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) Parliamentarians from their party to the Government.

Laden no more commands Al-Qaeda: US envoy

[b]Laden no more commands Al-Qaeda: US envoy[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Islamabad, 13 December (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Osama Ben Laden, the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks in the United Stated, was no more in command of the Al-Qaeda terror network, US Ambassador in Pakistan Ryan C. Crocker claimed.

Farook – A PLOTE senior cadre abducted by LTTE

[b]Farook – A PLOTE senior cadre abducted by LTTE[/b]

[b]Colombo, 13 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]It was reported that a senior cadre of Peoples’ Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) Sinnathamby Ganeshalingham alias Farook (45yrs) was abducted allegedly by militants belonging to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), yesterday around 11 in the morning, at Vavuniya.

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Important government announcement this week: Nepal's Home Mi

[b]Important government announcement this week: Nepal's Home Minister[/b]

[b] Khatmandu, 13 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Nepal's Minsister for Home Affairs Kamal Thapa, recently inducted by King Gyanendra in the council of minister, said Monday that the government is making an important announcement this week.

Burma's Rohingyas ask neighbours's sympathy and understandin

[b]Burma's Rohingyas ask neighbours's sympathy and understanding[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Asian Tribune

[b]New Delhi, 13 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Burma's ethnic minority, Rohingyas, who are facing persecution at home, have asked neighbors particularly Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia to be sympathetic towards Rohingya refugees.

Sri Lankan government announces a phoney "pro-poor" budget

The new Sri Lankan government brought down the 2006 budget last Thursday—for the second time in less than a month. The latest version, which includes limited increases in welfare programs, rural subsidies and public sector salaries, is another crude attempt to bolster the political fortunes of the ruling coalition—the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA).


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