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India's govt survives unions threat, airport strike called o

[b]India's govt survives unions threat, airport strike called off[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 05 February (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Left parties supported four day old strike by airport employees was called off Saturday evening. The Left supported Manmohan Singh government did not give in on the main demand of the Left trade unions.

The Tiger and the 'Paramilitaries'

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The original sin belongs to Ranil Wickremesinghe and the unusual undertaking he gave to the Tigers, as part of the ceasefire agreement, to disarm all ‘paramilitary groups’. This clause rendered many anti-Tiger Tamil activists defenceless against an entity (the LTTE) intent on their annihilation. More dangerously it accepted (albeit tacitly) that on the Tamil side of the divide the LTTE has a monopoly on the use of arms (and violence), thus conceding another important pillar of the future Tiger state.Post your comments

"No one can scare us off," President Rajapakse declares

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Declaring that his Government will not bow down to any form of
intimidation, President Mahinda Rajapakse today vowed to usher in a
'New Sri Lanka'. Addressing the 58th Independence Day celebrations
held at the Galle Face Green, the President also stressed that his
Government's peace process will be a transparent one.Post your comments

Two killed, 27 injured in another train crash in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Two persons were killed and twenty-seven others injured in a train crash, second in a week, in eastern Pakistan on Saturday. Post your comments

School shortage, thousands of children sans schools

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

With several thousand children deprived of a school, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha has instructed authorities to provide suitable schools to these children within a week.Post your comments

India votes at IAEA to refer Iran nuclear concerns to Security Council

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

India along with the West voted on Friday in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to refer the Iran nuclear issue to the Security Council. Only three nations -- Cuba, Syria and Venezuela -- voted against the resolution adopted at the IAEA meeting held in Vienna. Final vote was 26-3.

Sri Lankan Tamils are not barbarians - V. Anandasangaree

V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front in a strongly worded condemnation, demanded from Velupillai Prabakaran, the reclusive leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to withdraw the allegation that clay-more attacks on the Sri Lanka Army was by the civilians and not by them. He castigated the LTTE leader and said clearly that Sri Lankan Tamils are not barbarians to be involved in such terrorist acts of attacking the armed forces by triggering claymore bombs as alleged by the Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel outfit.Post your comments

Nepal: One Year of Autocratic Anarchy

By Alok Bansal

February 1, marked the first anniversary of the palace coup in which King Gyanendra dismissed the democratically elected government in Nepal accusing it of widespread corruption and failing to hold elections and quell the Maoist insurgency. On completion of one year of autocratic rule during which Nepal further slid on the developmental index, he claimed that his year of direct rule had curtailed attacks by the insurgents. In a televised address he promised to push ahead with controversial local elections as part of his "road map" to democracy.

A Tribute to Don Jayawardene: A humanist who had an untimely death

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

A perfect gentleman and a human being, who upheld the noble principle ‘Man’s Prime Duty is to Serve Man’ in serving the disadvantageous throughout his life to make them stand on their feet, a committed socialist and an internationalist bid farewell to this world last week in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States bringing tremendous sorrow to his friends and relatives.

We discovered you! Alternative futures for Asia

By. Professor Sohail Inayatullah

The reported discovery of an accurate map of Asia by a 16th century Chinese explorer could create the context for Asia to transform its self-image, according to Professor Sohail Inayatullah of Tamkang University in Taipei and the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia., Speaking at a meeting of Bristol-Myers Squibb in Singapore(January 7th, 2006) , Dr Inayatullah said that the discovery of the map could change the future for Asia.

Sri Lankan Tamils are not barbarians - V. Anandasangaree

[b]Sri Lankan Tamils are not barbarians - V. Anandasangaree[/b]

[b]Colombo, 05 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] V.

School shortage, thousands of children sans schools

[b]School shortage, thousands of children sans schools[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 05 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] With several thousand children deprived of a school, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha has instructed authorities to provide suitable schools to these children within a week.

The instruction comes following a protest staged by the

Two killed, 27 injured in another train crash in Pakistan

[b]Two killed, 27 injured in another train crash in Pakistan [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 05 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Two persons were killed and twenty-seven others injured in a train crash, second in a week, in eastern Pakistan on Saturday.

"No one can scare us off," President Rajapakse dec

[b]"No one can scare us off," President Rajapakse declares[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 05 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Declaring that his Government will not bow down to any form of intimidation, President Mahinda Rajapakse today vowed to usher in a 'New Sri Lanka'.

The Tiger and the 'Paramilitaries'

[b]The Tiger and the 'Paramilitaries'[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]"This is a trick the Nazis have since successfully repeated many times… By publicly threatening a person, an ethnic group, a nation or a region with death and destruction, they provoke a general discussion not about their own existence, but about the right of their victims to exist"[/b][/i]
[b]Sebastian Haffner [/b]([i]

India's govt survives unions threat, airport strike called off

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

The Left parties supported four day old strike by airport employees was called off Saturday evening. The Left supported Manmohan Singh government did not give in on the main demand of the Left trade unions. It only gave a written assurance that the government ensures job security to the 20000 workers who are opposed to modernization of Delhi and Mumbai international airports.Post your comments


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