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Is UN Reform a Platform for Media Profiling?

[b]Is UN Reform a Platform for Media Profiling?[/b]

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

[b]United Nations, 31 January, (IPS): [/b]The 132-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing nations, has lambasted the U.N.

Is UN Reform a Platform for Media Profiling?

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The 132-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing nations, has lambasted the U.N. Secretariat for holding press briefings on sensitive management issues, and selectively leaking information on allegations of fraud and corruption in the world body. Post your comments

Cry foul by ousted Muslims

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Some 100,000 Muslims who were ethnically cleansed from the North in
October 1990 by the LTTE have expressed their disappointments with
successive governments owing to the step motherly treatment doled out
to them.Post your comments

Abdullah visit to India not to eclipse Pak-Saudi ties: Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan says on Monday that the visit of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia will in no way eclipse the warm and traditional relationship between Islamabad and Riyadh.Post your comments

Roots Festival in Meghalaya

Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

"ROOTS" Festival unlimited is all set to rock Shillongites again on February 4 and 5, next at Don Bosco Mini Stadium in Laitumkhrah. This Festival aims to promote originality in the performing arts and to bring together musicians and audiences from all over the region, the country and abroad for some positive interaction. Post your comments

Continue the revolutionary resistance KNU leader admonish

It is not practical to cease armed conflict and find answers to political dialogue emphasized Karen National Union President Saw Ba Thin Sein, when addressing on the 57th Anniversary of Karen Revolutionary Resistance. He stressed that it is important that the Karen people must carry on the war the revolutionary resistance for their survival as a people, for the right to decide their own destiny, for equality, democracy and establishment of a genuine federal union.<

MillenniumIT Continues Providing Scholarships

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Millennium Information Technology (Millennium IT) consecutively for the last two years offered scholarships to students of the Moratuwa University Engineering Faculty and continuing this practice this year too Millennium IT has decided to offer five scholarships, third year undergraduates of the same University.

Six killed, 30 injured in train crash in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

At least six people were killed and thirty others injured when on Monday seven out of ten bogies of a passenger train fell into a ravine in the central Punjab province.

Next stop Geneva - expected fall outs

By Para Kumarasamy - Berlin

It was a sigh of relief that the threat of another war is at least temporarily postponed by the decision of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to restart talks once more in Geneva, which was halted in April 2003. It was the international pressure that had been brought to bear on the LTTE, compelled them to agree for a renewed negotiation with the Government of Sri Lanka.Post your comments

Illegal timber truckloads may be confiscated by the Government

By: T.Siamchinthang

A total of 21 trucks loaded with teakwood from Myanmar which have been in the custody of the Manipur state forest department after they were detained by the personnel of Pallel forest check post on the charge of not possessing required documents for the export of the trakwood. It is said that the teakwood would be confiscated by the state forest department if the owners of the timber fail to claim it on or before February 2, an official source said.

TRO Staff kidnapped on the way to Vanni

[b]TRO Staff kidnapped on the way to Vanni
[/b]

[b]Colombo, 31 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) has complained to the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission that five (5) of their staff members travelling from the Batticaloa office to Vanvuniya for training have been kidnapped by unidentified personnel shortly after the crossed the Welikanda, (Polunnaruwa Distr

Next stop Geneva - expected fall outs

[b]Next stop Geneva - expected fall outs[/b]

By Para Kumarasamy - Berlin

It was a sigh of relief that the threat of another war is at least temporarily postponed by the decision of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to restart talks once more in Geneva, which was halted in April 2003.

Roots Festival in Meghalaya

[b]Roots Festival in Meghalaya[/b]

Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

[b]Shillong, 30 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]"ROOTS" Festival unlimited is all set to rock Shillongites again on February 4 and 5, next at Don Bosco Mini Stadium in Laitumkhrah.

Abdullah visit to India not to eclipse Pak-Saudi ties:

[b]Abdullah visit to India not to eclipse Pak-Saudi ties: Pakistan[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 31 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan says on Monday that the visit of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia will in no way eclipse the warm and traditional relationship between Islamabad and Riyadh.

Talking to newsmen at a weekly b

Cry foul by ousted Muslims

[b]Cry foul by ousted Muslims[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 31 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Some 100,000 Muslims who were ethnically cleansed from the North in October 1990 by the LTTE have expressed their disappointments with successive governments owing to the step motherly treatment doled out to them.

In a memorandum addressed to Sri Lankan Presiden

TRO Staff kidnapped on the way to Vanni

Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) has complained to the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission that five (5) of their staff members travelling from the Batticaloa office to Vanvuniya for training have been kidnapped by unidentified personnel shortly after the crossed the Welikanda, (Polunnaruwa District) Checkpoint of the Sri Lankan Army on 30 January, 2006. TRO has blamed the unidentified "paramilitaries" for the kidnapping. Post your comments


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