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Four-day Indo-Pak talks on reducing border tension ended

[b]Four-day Indo-Pak talks on reducing border tension ended[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 15 April, (Asiantribune.com) [/b]A four-day Pak-India borders meeting aimed at reducing tension and checking crossing of borders and combating drug trafficking between the two countries, concluded here Friday.

Four-day Indo-Pak talks on reducing border tension ended

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

A four-day Pak-India borders meeting aimed at reducing tension and checking crossing of borders and combating drug trafficking between the two countries, concluded here Friday. Post your comments

Seven killed, scores injured in nine blasts in Srinagar and Delhi

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi, the national capital were rocked by blasts that claimed seven lives and left scores injured on Friday. A red alert has been sounded at sensitive towns and cities across India with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, leader of the Opposition L K Advani and Congress party Chief Sonia Gandhi appealing to people to remain calm as today was the first Friday after Prophet Mohammad's birthday. And the day also happened to be Good Friday.Post your comments

Norwegian and Danish passports help LTTE to smuggle terrorists across borders

The trial of two Sri Lankans involved in organised crime in Norway will begin next week in Oslo. Among the charges against them is bribing a Norwegian police officer to steal passports. The police man has pleaded guilty to stealing nine passports. The police officer said he was forced to steal the passports in order to pay of debt to the 37 year old Sri Lankan. The police officer involved in the theft of the passports is under investigation of the special police crime unit SEFO.Post your comments

Norway announces the new dates for the second round talks in Geneva.

The second round peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has now been rescheduled to take place in Geneva from 24th to 25th April. This was officially announced yesterday by the Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Post your comments

Even '‘Asian Tribune' unable to escape US State Department scrutiny

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The United States Department of State has set up a rapid-response office dedicated to countering international news reports about US, and this unit daily monitors, among other media outlets, Online Newspaper reports that disseminate information that diverge from the ideas and values the Bush administration is currently exporting worldwide.

Pakistan claims killing of suspect in Kenya blast

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

An Egyptian member of al-Qaeda wanted for involvement in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya was killed in a Pakistani helicopter strike close to the Afghan border, Pakistan's information minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said.

Sri Lanka's first ballooning company completes third season

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Colombo

For many, man's first successful attempt to reach the skies is attributed to the Wright brothers in 1903.Nonetheless; it was actually 120 years before that historical flight, in 1783 that the Montgolfier brothers of France first took to the heavens in a hot air balloon.

Young Muslim Trader shot and killed in Jaffna

Junaid Mohammed Aziz, 25, a Muslim trader from Colombo was the latest victim in Jaffna, to the suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s pistol group. He was killed on his way back from the Jumma prayers.Post your comments

Re-enacting Agony of Christ, essentially a religious ritual

By Quintus Perera

In Sri Lanka, while Sinhalese and Tamils celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Christians here joins their counterparts spread all over the world in observing Good Friday, commemorating the death of Christ on the Cross. It is a strange coincidence to fall both on the same day and while Sinhala and Hindu New Year symbolize happiness Good Friday symbolizes agony and the pain on the cross.

Understanding possibilities in Nepal

By Raghu Bir Bista

Talking and writing on present development of politics with new pattern of Maoist strategy and nature of political clash is a difficult job. We can analyze it for prediction. First of all, understanding is needed in depth to discuss about it. Present General Strike is called successful but which level and nature may be debatable.

Young Muslim Trader shot and killed in Jaffna

[b]Young Muslim Trader shot and killed in Jaffna[/b]

[b]Colombo, 15 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Junaid Mohammed Aziz, 25, a Muslim trader from Colombo was the latest victim in Jaffna, to the suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s pistol group.

Norway announces the new dates for the second round talks in

[b]Norway announces the new dates for the second round talks in Geneva.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 15 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The second round peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has now been rescheduled to take place in Geneva from 24th to 25th April.

Norwegian and Danish passports help LTTE

[b]Norwegian and Danish passports help LTTE to smuggle terrorists across borders[/b]

[b]Oslo, 15 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The trial of two Sri Lankans involved in organised crime in Norway will begin next week in Oslo. Among the charges against them is bribing a Norwegian police officer to steal passports. The police man has pleaded guilty to stealing nine passports.

Seven killed, scores injured in nine blasts in Srinagar and

[b]Seven killed, scores injured in nine blasts in Srinagar and Delhi[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi , 15 April (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi, the national capital were rocked by blasts that claimed seven lives and left scores injured on Friday.

Another claymore attack in Vavuniya: 4 SL soldiers killed 12 injured

Claymore attacks on the Sri lanka Army continues. Four Sri Lanka soldiers were killed and 12 sustained injuries at Mathavuvaithakulam, close to Vavuniya, around 12.30 pm in front of the Joseph camp in Vavuniya.


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