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Left poised for victories in Kerala and West Bengal

[b]Left poised for victories in Kerala and West Bengal [/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 13 April (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The Marxist led alliances in Kerala and West Bengal are set to sweep the assembly elections, pollsters say based on popular mood in the two states.

Solheim spins excuses for the latest escalation of violence by the LTTE

The current escalation of the violence in the north and the east by the LTTE on the eve of the second round of talks in Geneva is seen by political observers as another failure of the Ceasefire Agreement brokered by Erik Solheim, the LTTE-friendly "facilitator". Post your comments

Maoist shadow over elections in West Bengal

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Are the upcoming elections for the West Bengal Assembly going to take place under a Maoist shadow? This question is being hotly debated these days in Kolkata and Delhi alike as the Left Wing extremists appear to have regained a foothold almost three decades after their movement was crushed with an iron hand.

Pak satisfied with nuclear deterrence capability

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The National Command Authority, which met Wednesday at its Secretariat, the Strategic Plans Division, expressed satisfaction at the current state of Pakistan's strategic deterrence.Podt your comments

Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar dead

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Some in Karnataka hail him as a living legend. Some worship as a demi-god. But most consider him as their elder brother 'Annavaru'. All of them are in a state of shock today as Rajkumar, the focus of their love and affection for over five decades died of cardiac arrest today. He was 78.

Trinco is burning: international community condemns LTTE escalation of violence

LTTE yesterday escalated their violence to another level, when a Tiger terrorist exploded a bomb tied to bicycle near a vegetable market in Trincomalee --one of the main towns in which the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims live side by side.Post your comments

Pak vows to nab culprits of bomb blast soon

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Information and Broadcasting Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that investigations of Karachi bomb blast that left 47 dead and about a hundred injured, are underway expressing confidence that culprits involved in the villainous act would be arrested very soon.

LTTE heading for confrontation with Sri Lankan Navy

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) have locked horns over the issue of LTTE’s Eastern Commanders transport to Vanni by ship. Rejecting the GoSL offer to transport the LTTE cadres, it has informed the Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat that they are determined to take their Eastern Commanders in their ships to Vanni despite the warning by the Sri Lanka Government to shoot the vessels that carries the cadres without the approval and consent of the Government.Post your comments

LTTE claymore mine kills two more Policemen

Two police officers succumbed to another deadly claymore blast suspected to be triggered by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.Post your comments

U.S. will continue to be top donor for Palestinian relief work

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

Despite Hamas (in Arabic, an acronym for Harakat Al-Muqawama Al-Islamia - Islamic Resistance Movement - and a word meaning zeal) victory in Palestinian elections, Bush administration vows to continue the humanitarian assistance the United States is giving to Palestinian territories.

The Upcountry Community Development Organisation recommends Government drop Kotmale project

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Upcountry Community Development Organisation [UCDO] announced that it found some advantages and more disadvantages if the Kotamale Project is implemented and strongly recommended that the Government give up the construction of the Kotamale hydro power generation project, as the disadvantages outweighs the advantages of the project.

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LTTE claymore mine kills two more Policemen

[b]LTTE claymore mine kills two more Policemen [/b]

[b]Colombo, 13 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Two police officers succumbed to another deadly claymore blast suspected to be triggered by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

According to a Sri Lanka Army report, the incident took place when a police truck with four policemen was moving from Kutchchuveli towards Kumburupiddi yesterday aro

LTTE heading for confrontation with Sri Lankan Navy

[b]LTTE heading for confrontation with Sri Lankan Navy [/b]

[b]Colombo, 13 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) have locked horns over the issue of LTTE’s Eastern Commanders transport to Vanni by ship.

Trinco is burning: international community condemns LTTE esc

[b]Trinco is burning: international community condemns LTTE escalation of violence [/b]

[b]Colombo, 13 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] LTTE yesterday escalated their violence to another level, when a Tiger terrorist exploded a bomb tied to bicycle near a vegetable market in Trincomalee --one of the main towns in which the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims live side by side.

Reports state that in

Pak satisfied with nuclear deterrence capability

[b]Pak satisfied with nuclear deterrence capability[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 13 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The National Command Authority, which met Wednesday at its Secretariat, the Strategic Plans Division, expressed satisfaction at the current state of Pakistan's strategic deterrence.

The meeting, chaired by the President General

Solheim spins excuses for the latest escalation of violence

[b]Solheim spins excuses for the latest escalation of violence by the LTTE[/b]

[b]Colombo, 13 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The current escalation of the violence in the north and the east by the LTTE on the eve of the second round of talks in Geneva is seen by political observers as another failure of the Ceasefire Agreement brokered by Erik Solheim, the LTTE-friendly "facilitator".

Left poised for victories in Kerala and West Bengal

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The Marxist led alliances in Kerala and West Bengal are set to sweep the assembly elections, pollsters say based on popular mood in the two states. While it is retaining power in West Bengal , the victory in Kerala would mean a return to power after a gap of five years when the Congress led front was in the Thiruvananthapuram saddle. Post your comments


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