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Bangladeshi PM Comes Calling to India

[b]Bangladeshi PM Comes Calling to India[/b]

By M Rama Rao

New Delhi: Optimists and sceptics are having a field day as the Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is about to begin a three –day visit to India (from March 20). She is not known to be India friendly.

US State Department says 'problem of armed groups, a serious Tamil grievance' in Sri Lanka

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The United States Department of State did it in rapid succession in endeavoring to convince the most vital forum of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Subcommittee on Asia of the House Committee on International Relations, that the 'problem of armed groups', meaning the problem of paramilitary groups that are fighting the armed separatist Liberation Tigers in Sri Lanka (LTTE) is "a serious Tamil grievance."Post your comments

Seven Pakistanis languishing in Guantanamo

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Federal Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has disclosed that only seven Pakistanis were still languishing in the US military detention centre at the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.Post your comments

Jon Hanssen-Bauer, new Special Peace Envoy, appointed to work under Solheim

Jon Hanssen-Bauer has been appointed to act as Norway’s Special Envoy for the peace process in Sri Lanka. He will take over the day-to-day work as facilitator from Erik Solheim, International Development Minister, who will continue to oversee the main activities of the peace process. Post your comments

Arms dealers make mockery of U.N. embargoes

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations Security Council remains powerless and ineffective as mandatory military sanctions imposed on conflict-ridden countries and rebel groups are being openly violated, a coalition of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) said on Thursday.

Mayor appointed for Myanmar's new city - "Nay Pyi Daw"

Daniel Win – Reporting to Asian Tribune

Border Areas and Nationalities Development Minister Col. Thein Nyunt was appointed Mayor of Naypyidaw (meaning residence of King) with effect from 08 March 8, it is learnt.

South Asia has deep issues with regard to women. – Director, OXFAM -GB

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Barbara Stockings, Director OXFAM, Great Britain who was attending the 'Change Maker's Assembly’ in Colombo Organized by the "WE CAN Campaign" to end violence against women, in an exclusive interview with The Asian Tribune said that South Asia is making progress in terms of women representation in the parliament which are good signs. But on the other hand, domestic violence in Sri Lanka, honor killings in Pakistan and Afghanistan, not preferring girl child in India and poverty in the region are deep issues.

10 questions to HLD Mahindapala - The history re-visited

Yesterday H.L.D. Mahindapala responded with a poem Are the Tamils fit to rule the Tamils? to Dr. Victor Ragunathan, who wrote earlier, Only if the tables have turned. Today Dr. Victor Ragunathan has sent to H.L.D. Mahindapals a questionnaire list – nearly 10 of them in all, for response. Asian Tribune is today posting those questions of Dr. Victor Ragunathan.Post your comments

10 questions to HLD Mahindapala - The history re-visited

[b]10 questions to HLD Mahindapala - The history re-visited [/b]

I admire the poem with the emphasis to the vocabulary choice as I learned from you.

Your memory only goes to post since 1983 and you willfully staying from there onwards.

Jon Hanssen-Bauer, new Special Peace Envoy, appointed

[b]Jon Hanssen-Bauer, new Special Peace Envoy, appointed to work under Solheim[/b]

[b] Oslo, 18 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Jon Hanssen-Bauer has been appointed to act as Norway’s Special Envoy for the peace process in Sri Lanka.

Seven Pakistanis languishing in Guantanamo

[b]Seven Pakistanis languishing in Guantanamo[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 18 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan Federal Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has disclosed that only seven Pakistanis were still languishing in the US military detention centre at the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The US officials had provided details abou

US State Department says 'problem of armed groups,

[b]US State Department says 'problem of armed groups, a serious Tamil grievance' in Sri Lanka[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C. 18 March (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The United States Department of State did it in rapid succession in endeavoring to convince the most vital forum of the U.S.

Bangladeshi PM Comes Calling to India

By M Rama Rao

Optimists and sceptics are having a field day as the Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is about to begin a three –day visit to India (from March 20). She is not known to be India friendly. And her coalition government has allowed bilateral ties to plummet to such a low level that it is difficult to entertain any optimism, though Bangladesh foreign minister M Morshed Khan flew in ahead of the visit to assure South Block, "Our relations with India are very important economically, geographically and strategically too". Post your comments


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