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Congress sees gains in Vaiko exit from DMK fold

[b]Congress sees gains in Vaiko exit from DMK fold[/b]

By M RamaRao - in New Delhi

New Delhi, 08 March (Asiantribune.com): Congress party hopes to benefit from the exit of Gopalasamy aka Vaiko from the DMK fold with his eyes set on post-Karunanidhi phase in Dravidian politics.

Congress sees gains in Vaiko exit from DMK fold

By M RamaRao - in New Delhi

Congress party hopes to benefit from the exit of Gopalasamy aka Vaiko from the DMK fold with his eyes set on post-Karunanidhi phase in Dravidian politics. The Congress therefore is not much perturbed hoping as it does that it may stand to collect at least five -six of the 22 seats earmarked for Vaiko's MDMK party.Post your comments

Japan revamps official aid to developing nations.

By Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

In the corridors of
JICA, Japan International Cooperation Agency, there is cautious optimism that the planned reorganization of the disbursement of Official Development Assistance (ODA) will strengthen JICA's hands and provide a better service to developing nations across the world.

Alterations completed to the Dolphin Van commandeered by Venthan of LTTE Pistol Group.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam which commandeered the Dolphin van belonged to Nagoor Ahamed Jaffir of Eravur, has completed changing the paint and its appearance and it is being readied to use for special operations, source in Karadiyanaaru revealed. Post your comments

India against regime change in Iran

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

India has made it abundantly clear that it is opposed to any moves for regime change in Tehran but would welcome any 'mutually acceptable' solution to resolve the nuclear stand off with Iran. "For a compromise to be achieved, time must be given for diplomacy to work," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated adding that New Delhi didn't favor confrontation or coercive. measures. Such actions should be avoided at all costs since these would only heighten tension in the region and beyond. More over such actions aren't in the interest of India.

Shattered Dreams

By G.Amirthalingam

Sri Lanka, here I come on Air Lanka.

Heart filled with dreams of a dream holiday in the

Paradise Island.

Went through the Immigration and Customs.

Officials were nice and courteous but their eyes were

Looking out for passengers.Post your comments

Pakistan - Afghanistan intensify war of words

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Afghanistan have stepped up a war of words in recent days as clashes rage between Pakistani troops and suspected militants on the border dividing the two countries.Post your comments

High hopes for depositors of the defunct Pramuka

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Depositors of the now defunct Pramuka Savings and Development Bank (PSDB) have been involved in a tediously long legal battle to save their deposits, who have earlier abandoned the hopes of getting their deposits back are now with great hopes, specially those depositors whose deposits are below Rs 100,000.

IMEXPO 2006 attracts over 200 overseas buyers from 24 countries

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's biggest trade exhibition -"IMEXPRO 2006" scheduled from March 16 – 18, 2006, at the BMICH is organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka Export Development Board and the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka. This will be the first major international Import Export Promotion Trade Fair to be staged in 2006 in Sri Lanka. This event would also mark the 167th anniversary of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

India's fast breeder reactor not to come under global safeguard

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

India is not going to cap its strategic nuclear programme nor is it going to place its fast breeder rectors under any international safeguard. The nuclear deal the US president George Bush had inked in New Delhi last week will also place no constraints on India's right to construct new facilities for strategic purposes.

Government plans to manufacture sugar cane by products

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Sugarcane Research Institute of Sri Lanka [SRI] hopes to assist sugar producers to manufacture sugarcane by-products to enter local and foreign markets.

20 killed in two bomb blasts at Varanasi, in North India

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

Two high intensity bomb blasts in Varanasi, a holy town on the banks of river Ganga, on Tuesday, claimed at least 20 lives and left scores injured.

"We Can Campaign" urge to end violence against women

The Minister of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment. Mrs. Sumedha G. Jayasena said Monday that the President and the Ministry will extend its fullest co-operation to the South Asia campaign to end violence against women. Post your comments

A fifteen year old LTTE abductee escapes

[b]A fifteen year old LTTE abductee escapes[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 08 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A 15 year old boy who was abducted and conscripted to the LTTE has escaped LTTE detention and surrendered to the Batticaloa Police yesterday afternoon.

The victim, according to the complaint, was in a Hindu Temple in Kokkadicholai, Batticaloa with three of his fr

"We Can Campaign" urge to end violence against wom

[b]"We Can Campaign" urge to end violence against women[/b]

Colombo, 07 March, (Asiantribune.com): The Minister of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment. Mrs. Sumedha G.

Pakistan - Afghanistan intensify war of words

[b]Pakistan - Afghanistan intensify war of words[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 08 March (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan and Afghanistan have stepped up a war of words in recent days as clashes rage between Pakistani troops and suspected militants on the border dividing the two countries.

Shattered Dreams

[b]Shattered Dreams[/b]

By G.Amirthalingam

Sri Lanka, here I come on Air Lanka.
Heart filled with dreams of a dream holiday in the
Paradise Island.

Went through the Immigration and Customs.
Officials were nice and courteous but their eyes were
Looking out for passengers.

Who they have to help pass the barrier without paying the fee.
Friends, friend’s friend, relative and so on.

Alterations completed to the Dolphin Van commandeered

[b]Alterations completed to the Dolphin Van commandeered by Venthan of LTTE Pistol Group. [/b]

[b] Colombo, 08 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam which commandeered the Dolphin van belonged to Nagoor Ahamed Jaffir of Eravur, has completed changing the paint and its appearance and it is being readied to use for special operations, source in Karadiyanaaru revealed.

U.N. Chief Challenged at Contentious Staff Meeting

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service News

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who released a major report Tuesday on management restructuring, faced a barrage of questions at a contentious town hall meeting of U.N. staffers who criticised his proposals relating to appointments, proposed lay-offs and management support systems.


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