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UNP to contest in the elections for local bodies

[b]UNP to contest in the elections for local bodies, except those in the North and East[/b]

From Asian Tribune Colombo correspondent

[b]Colombo, 09 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The second attempt by the United National Party to postpone the scheduled elections for the Local Government Authorities in Sri Lanka failed on Wednesday as the Appeal Court dismissed the writ application filed b

Nerve Agent Scare in US Senate Building

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

A nerve gas sensor alarm that went off in the Russell Building in the United States Senate in the Capital Building here on Wednesday, 8 February at 6:30 pm led to the evacuation of about 20 lawmakers and 200 others to an underground parking garage.

UNP to contest in the elections for local bodies, except those in the North and East

From Asian Tribune Colombo correspondent

The second attempt by the United National Party to postpone the scheduled elections for the Local Government Authorities in Sri Lanka failed on Wednesday as the Appeal Court dismissed the writ application filed by the party seeking a restraining order on Elections Commissioner Dissanayake preventing him from holding the elections until the electoral registers for the year 2005 prepared.Post your comments

Technician killed in Pakistan nuclear facility blast

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

A technician was killed in an explosion at the top Pakistani nuclear research facility near the Pakistani capital Islamabad, a military spokesman said Wednesday.Post your comments

Colombo-Katunayake expressway ready by 2007

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Plans are underway to complete the Colombo – Katunayake expressway before 2007, with Chinese assistance.Post your comments

Newspaper presses to start rolling at Myanmar's new capital Pyinmana

By T Siamchinthang

Myanmar's shift to its new administrative capital is taking another step towards completion with state-owned newspapers to begin rolling off the presses there, an official said . Three state-owned newspapers will be published and distributed to government ministries that have been relocated to the new capital in Pyinmana, north of Yangon, an interior ministry official said on condition of anonymity.

Sri Lankan Government is busy with preparatory work for the scheduled ceasefire talks

From Asian Tribune Colombo correspondent

Preparatory work for the scheduled Ceasefire Talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers in Geneva is now on fast track with the Government commencing obtaining views from the Southern Political parties while Norwegian facilitators and officials from the Swiss Emabssy busy with finalizing arrangement on the talks venue in Geneva.Post your comments

Pakistan proposes schedule for ensuing talks with India

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has proposed India schedule, for the next round of talks under the composite dialogue process between both the countries.

'Water is life'—Brandix commissions a desalination plant for residents

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The residents of Rajapakshapura in Seeduwa, who have never in
the history of this little village had pure drinking water,
have had their woes resolved by apparel giant Brandix Lanka.

Mizoram Police on the hunt for Bru Liberation Front cadres

By T Simchinthang - Reporting for for Asian Tribune

One Bru Liberation Front of Mizoram activist was seriously injured in an encounter with a troop of Mizoram Armed Police in a deep forest in the western parts of Mizoram, around 8:00pm on Monday, a report reaching here said.

Amnesty asks media to act with sensitivity and responsibilit

[b]Amnesty asks media to act with sensitivity and responsibility[/b]

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

[b]New Delhi, 09 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In the context of raging cartoon controversy and its fall-out, Amnesty International, AI, message to the media: Act with sensitivity and responsibility so as not to exacerbate the current situation.

Sri Lankan Government is busy with preparatory work

[b]Sri Lankan Government is busy with preparatory work for the scheduled ceasefire talks[/b]

From Asian Tribune Colombo correspondent

[b]Colombo, 09 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Preparatory work for the scheduled Ceasefire Talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers in Geneva is now on fast track with the Government commencing obtaining views from the Southern Poli

Colombo-Katunayake expressway ready by 2007

[b]Colombo-Katunayake expressway ready by 2007[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 09 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Plans are underway to complete the Colombo – Katunayake expressway before 2007, with Chinese assistance.

The Sri Lankan Government recently signed a memorandum of Understanding with the Metallurgical Construction Corporation (MCC), a Chinese co

Technician killed in Pakistan nuclear facility blast

[b]Technician killed in Pakistan nuclear facility blast [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 09 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A technician was killed in an explosion at the top Pakistani nuclear research facility near the Pakistani capital Islamabad, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

Tuesday's blast at the Khan Research Laboratory (KRL) inv

Amnesty asks media to act with sensitivity and responsibility

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

In the context of raging cartoon controversy and its fall-out, Amnesty International, AI, message to the media: Act with sensitivity and responsibility so as not to exacerbate the current situation. Apply greater political judgment, taking into account the potential impact of their output and the range of often competing human rights considerations involved. Post your comments


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