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Qatar police arrest three LTTErs for the killing of Karuna g

[b]Qatar police arrest three LTTErs for the killing of Karuna group member[/b]

[b]Doha, 15 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Qatar police has arrested three members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in connection with the assassination of Manohran alias Kuruvi (Bird) (26) .

Anger still boiling in Pakistan against derogatory cartoons

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Police in Pakistan Tuesday fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse students who entered the diplomatic enclave, housing embassies of western countries, during an angry protest demonstration against the blasphemous cartoons publication in western media.

CWC and UPF join Government for mini poll

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and the Up-country Peoples Alliance (UPF) has affirmed their party's support to President Mahinda
Rajapakse at the forthcoming local Government election. The CWC is led by Arumugam Thondaman while the UPF is led by P. Chandrasekaran.

South Asia must overcome political conflicts: Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

President Pervez Musharraf has said that South Asia must overcome political conflicts to pave the way for long-cherished progress of the region. He was talking to the visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia at a meeting in Islamabad.

State of emergency passed without vote in Parliament

From our Colombo Correspondent

The extension of emergency regulations that was imposed six months ago following the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshaman Kadirgamar was passed in the Parliament on Tuesday without any vote.Post your comments

India's Main Opposition endorses Manmohan's anti-Iran vote in IAEA

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

In a badly needed welcome relief to India's ruling coalition, the main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to endorse the government's vote against Iran at the IAEA meeting even while ticking off the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his aides for what it called 'nationally humiliating experience' in foreign policy management.

Cooray wins nomination for Colombo Mayoralty

The UNP yesterday decided to nominate Sirisena Cooray for the Colombo Municipality -- the premier local body.

Two killed as violence spread across Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Two protestors were killed by private security guards of a bank in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday as nationwide protest demonstrations were held against the publication of blasphemous caricatures in the western press.Post your comments

Minority parties blamed for delay in constituting, Constitutional Council

From our Colombo correspondent

The Government announced in the Parliament on Tuesday that the minority parties should take the responsibility for the delay in setting up of the Constitutional Council, as they have not yet submitted their nominee for the Council.Post your comments

Vaiko in the eye of TN electoral storm

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

Vaiko, the MDMK chief, is the toast of Tamil Nadu politics, in a manner of speaking with assembly elections slated for April-May. What his new move will be?Post your comments

Weerawansa commends government's delegation.

From our Colombo Correspondent

Parliamentary group leader of the People's Liberation Front (JVP) and Colombo district MP Wimal Weerawansa told the Parliament that the task before the Government delegation at the Geneva talks was a challenging one as they are entrusted with the responsibility of not jeopardizing national security when dealing with the Liberation Tigers.Post your comments

Qatar police arrest three LTTErs for the killing of Karuna group member

Qatar police has arrested three members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in connection with the assassination of Manohran alias Kuruvi (Bird) (26) . According to the latest information, the police are hunting for a LTTE intelligence operative who is avoiding arrest.Post your comments

Violence mars Assam in AASU bandh: Normal life hit

By Lakhyajit Gohain – Asian Tribune

A 12-hour statewide bandh called by the powerful student organization All Assam Students Union (AASU) crippled the normal life in the northeastern state of Assam with violence marred the scenes.

UNICEF tells LTTE: Even the recruitment of one child is unacceptable

In its latest press release UNICEF states that "the unresolved situation
of child recruitment, which led UNICEF to yet again appeal to Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to cease the recruitment of children and to
release all children within its ranks" continues to be of importance to
it. It adds despite the decline of recruitment of children to an average
of 43 a month "the recruitment of even one child is unacceptable to the
Convention of the Rights of the Child." Post your comments

Plantation Industry on a declining trend - A study

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

A recent study reveals that the Plantation Industry
is in the verge of a declining trend and if timely action is not taken to
rectify this situation, there will be a severe setback
to the Industry within the next 10 - 15 years
especially in the High/Medium Grown Tea which are
mainly managed by the Regional Plantations Companies

Weerawansa commends government's delegation.

[b]Weerawansa commends government's delegation.[/b]

From our Colombo Correspondent

Colombo, 15 February, (Asiantribune.com): Parliamentary group leader of the People's Liberation Front (JVP) and Colombo district MP Wimal Weerawansa told the Parliament that the task before the Government delegation at the Geneva talks was a challenging one as they are entrusted with the responsibility of not

Vaiko in the eye of TN electoral storm

[b]Vaiko in the eye of TN electoral storm[/b]

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

[b]New Delhi, 15 February (Asiantribune.com ):[/b] Vaiko, the MDMK chief, is the toast of Tamil Nadu politics, in a manner of speaking with assembly elections slated for April-May.

Minority parties blamed for delay in constituting,

[b]Minority parties blamed for delay in constituting, Constitutional Council[/b]

From our Colombo correspondent

[b] Colombo, 15 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Government announced in the Parliament on Tuesday that the minority parties should take the responsibility for the delay in setting up of the Constitutional Council, as they have not yet submitted their nominee for the Council.

Two killed as violence spread across Pakistan

[b]Two killed as violence spread across Pakistan [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 15 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Two protestors were killby private security guards of a bank in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday as nationwide protest demonstrations were held against the publication of blasphemous caricatures in the western pres

UNICEF tells LTTE: Even the recruitment of one child

[b]UNICEF tells LTTE: Even the recruitment of one child is unacceptable[/b]

[b] Colombo, 15 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In its latest press release UNICEF states that "the unresolved situation of child recruitment, which led UNICEF to yet again appeal to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to cease the recruitment of children and to release all children within its ranks" continues to


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