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Muslims fleeing after LTTE threats: Panic in Thoppur........

[b]Muslims fleeing after LTTE threats: Panic in Thoppur and Kalmunai[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 02 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Panic has set in the East with the LTTE apparently ordering another round of ethnic cleansing of Muslims from certain areas of Thoppur and Kalmunai.

Several thousand Muslims in these areas have began taking refuge in schools

President Mahinda Rajapakse a key target : Balasingham threatens use of "Special weapons"

Intelligence reports reveal that the Tamil Tigers who are on the verge of launching their Eelam War IV have three main objectives: 1) to capture Jaffna; 2) create panick in Colombo by hitting economically strategic targets; and 3) target the newly elected President Mahinda Rajapakse. Targeting Mahinda Rajapakse is to create a vacuum in the leadership and confuse strategists planning to combat the next offensive of the Tamil Tigers in violation of Ceasefire Agreement.Post your comments

Peace in Balochistan, thing of distant past: Bugti

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Accusing President Gen Pervez Musharraf of insincerity in resolving the Balochistan issue, Chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) Nawab Muhammad Akbar Khan Bugti has said that Balochis are struggling to keep control of their own natural resources and achieve their legitimate right. Post your comments

India Pakistan locked in a new logjam but exchange nuclear installation lists

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

For the fifteen year in a row, India and Pakistan kept their date with the New Year day to exchange the list of nuclear installations that includes civilian nuclear power plants and gives the exact locations but this annual exercise was carried out amidst a new irritant in the bilateral relations.

Locations for the country's second and third coal plants identified

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

While groundwork on the country's first ever coal power plant is yet
to take off, locations for the country's second and third coal power
plants have already been identified.

Pakistan, India swap lists of nuclear facilities

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and India on Sunday exchanged lists of their nuclear installations and facilities.

Masks and puppet makers seek more tourist arrivals .

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

The puppet manufacturing handicraft, considered a state of art during the late 1900 in Sri Lanka. But today it is businesses which generates and bring in millions in foreign exchange into the country.Post your comments

Assam Govt offers safe passage to ULFA cadres

By Lakhyajit Gohain - Reporting to Asian Tribune

Assam government announced to offer a conditional safe passage to outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) cadres for visiting their families to celebrate New Year and Magh Bihu, the Assamese harvest festival.Post your comments

Desperate Tamil rebels snatch village children to serve as footsoldiers

Wearing a filthy batik sarong, a man lies snoring outside a shabeen, his hair matted with red dust, his nose a collage of broken veins. Inside the tin-roofed shack, a dozen Tamil men are just visible, their faces stupefied by toddy, alcohol distilled from the spiky Palmyra leaves and sipped from cracked clay bowls.Post your comments

Peace in Balochistan, thing of distant past: Bugti

[b]Peace in Balochistan, thing of distant past: Bugti[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 02 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Accusing President Gen Pervez Musharraf of insincerity in resolving the Balochistan issue, Chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) Nawab Muhammad Akbar Khan Bugti has said that Balochis are struggling to keep control of their o

Masks and puppet makers seek more tourist arrivals.

[b]Masks and puppet makers seek more tourist arrivals.[/b]

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

[b]Colombo, 02 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The puppet manufacturing handicraft, considered a state of art during the late 1900 in Sri Lanka.

Assam Govt offers safe passage to ULFA cadres

[b]Assam Govt offers safe passage to ULFA cadres[/b]

By Lakhyajit Gohain - Reporting to Asian Tribune

[b]Guwahati, 02 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Assam government announced to offer a conditional safe passage to outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) cadres for visiting their families to celebrate New Year and Magh Bihu, the Assamese harvest festival.

Talking to reporters at

Desperate Tamil rebels snatch village children to serve ....

[b]Desperate Tamil rebels snatch village children to serve as footsoldiers [/b]

Wearing a filthy batik sarong, a man lies snoring outside a shabeen, his hair matted with red dust, his nose a collage of broken veins.

President Mahinda Rajapakse a key target : Balasingham

[b]President Mahinda Rajapakse a key target : Balasingham threatens use of "special weapons"[/b]

[b]Colombo, 02 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Intelligence reports reveal that the Tamil Tigers who are on the verge of launching their Eelam War IV have three main objectives: 1) to capture Jaffna; 2) create panick in Colombo by hitting economically strategic targets; and 3) target the newly elec

Muslims fleeing after LTTE threats: Panic in Thoppur and Kalmunai

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Panic has set in the East with the LTTE apparently ordering another round of ethnic cleansing of Muslims from certain areas of Thoppur and Kalmunai.Post your comments


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