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LTTE leader Prabhakaran orders release of one policeman

[b]LTTE leader Prabhakaran orders release of one policeman[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq –Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 26 January, (Asiantribune.com);[/b] Following the request of the Norwegian special envoy Erik Solheim, LTTE Leader Prabakharan has ordered for the release of one of the three policemen today.

US welcomes Government- LTTE talks in Geneva

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting fro Asian Tribune

The United States has welcome the agreement by the Sri Lankan
government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to hold peace talks in
February in Geneva. "We commend Special Envoy Erik Solheim for his
effort to advance this positive development and fully support Norway's
facilitation of the peace process," United States Department of State
Spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement today.Post your comments

Switzerland indicates willingness to arrange talks in Geneva.

Switzerland indicated its readiness to provide facilities for talks in Geneva between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as agreed yesterday. "Switzerland is ready to provide Norway with its utmost support and hopes that the talks can get underway as soon as possible."Post your comments

Sri Lanka: Kofi Annan hails new talks

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan while welcoming the news that the Government of Sri Lanka and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have agreed to hold direct talks next month, has also called on both sides to strictly observe the ceasefire on the troubled island.

India –Pak desert express delayed by a week

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

The India-Pak desert express named after the Thar is unlikely to chug along the Munnabao- Khokhrapar route till the second week of February. Earlier it was slated to start from Jodhpur and go upto Mirphurkas on Feb 1. Reason: the two countries are yet to finalise modalities of the operations. In fact, a visit of Indian railway team to Pakistan to firm up the schedule is yet to take place.Post your comments

LTTE's talks to centre on the disarming the paramilitaries

At last the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has seized the opportunity to negotiate with the Government of Sri Lanka about the Ceasefire Agreement in February. They are of the opinion that by coercing the Sri Lanka Government for a strict enforcement of the outdated ceasefire agreement, they will be able rid the stiffest challenges they faces at present in the Eastern province.Post your comments

Smallest extrasolar planet revealed by microlensing

Maggie McKee - NewScientist.com news service

Astronomers have found an extrasolar planet that may be just 5.5 times as massive as the Earth – that would make it the smallest exoplanet ever detected around a normal star. The find suggests Earth-like planets are abundant in the galaxy and validates a technique that should be able to find them.

Saudi King in Delhi with a 250-strong delegation

By M Rama Rao reporting from New Delhi for Asian Tribune

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Azaz Al Saud is in the Indian capital at the head of a 250-strong delegation on a three day visit. This is his first visit to India and he will be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade.

Tight security measures for Republic Day in Manipur

By T.Siamchinthang

Security forces mounted the anti-insurgency operations in the remote hilly and extremists dominated areas of Churachandpur district along the Indo-Burma border as the state geared up for the Republic Day celebrations amid tight security measures.

Worsening health condition of writer Than Win Hlaing

The military regime in Burma harasses writers in various ways. Several have been imprisoned for authoring works that the regime deems threatening to their rule. One such person is Than Win - pen name: Than Win Hlaing.

Moreh women returns after agitating for three days.

By T.Siamchinthang

Womenfolk of Moreh who have agitated days and nights for the last three days at the 'No Mans Land Zone' dividing India and Myanmar have returned to theirs homes on Wednesday midnight. Border gate swung opens from yesterday.

Rising Oil Prices Skirt Poorer Nations

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

Contrary to expectations, the sharp increase in world oil prices has not had any devastating consequences on the fragile economies of the world's developing nations, according to a new U.N. report released here.

India – Pak desert express delayed by a week

[b]India –Pak desert express delayed by a week[/b]

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

[b]New Delhi, 26 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The India-Pak desert express named after the Thar is unlikely to chug along the Munnabao- Khokhrapar route till the second week of February. Earlier it was slated to start from Jodhpur and go upto Mirphurkas on Feb 1.

LTTE's talks to centre on the disarming the paramilitaries

[b]LTTE's talks to centre on the disarming the paramilitaries [/b]

[b]Colombo, 26 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]At last the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has seized the opportunity to negotiate with the Government of Sri Lanka about the Ceasefire Agreement in February.

Switzerland indicates willingness to arrange talks in Geneva

[b]Switzerland indicates willingness to arrange talks in Geneva.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 26 January, (Asiantribune.com) :[/b] Switzerland indicated its readiness to provide facilities for talks in Geneva between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as agreed yesterday.

US welcomes Government- LTTE talks in Geneva

[b]US welcomes Government- LTTE talks in Geneva[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting fro Asian Tribune

Colombo, 26 January, (Asiantribune.com): The United States has welcome the agreement by the Sri Lankan government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to hold peace talks in February in Geneva.

LTTE leader Prabhakaran orders release of one policeman

By Munza Mushtaq –Reporting for Asian Tribune

Following the request of the Norwegian special envoy Erik Solheim, LTTE Leader Prabakharan has ordered for the release of one of the three policemen today.Post your comments


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