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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Several speakers for united effort to fight illegal immigrants

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The 2-Day Seminar on "Modernization without Westernization" and "Illegal Immigration in Northeast Bharatvarsh (India)—A threat to socio-cultural identity of the people and a danger to sovereignty of nation" organized here by Janjati Vikas Samiti Nagaland at Zonal Council Hall concluded today with dozens of resource persons and delegates from across the country stressing urgent necessity to have collective effort to face the illegal migrants from across Bangladesh.

Women Leadership in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh - Part VIII

By Rabindranath Trivedi - for Asian Tribune from Dhaka

"Two events in the summer underscored the dynastic impulses of the BNP.First President Professor AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury had to resign on June 21, 2002 after he faced criticism in the BNP Parliamentary Party meeting for not showing respect to the memory of the party’s founder, Ziaur Rahman (Zia’s widow Khaleda had inherited the party leadership and is the current Prime Minister). Though Professor B Chowdhury is a founding member of the BNP and was a nominee of the party for the post of the President, he irked Zia loyalists for attempting to rise above partisan politics after he became president. Constitutional experts argued that president could not be impeached on this ground.

Famous Hindu chaplain honored at Hindu Sangathan Diwas celebrations in New York

Hindu Chaplain Rajan ZedHindu Chaplain Rajan Zed, who read the historic first Hindu prayer in United States (US) Senate in Washington DC last month and which was protested, was honored at New York Ganesha Temple during Hindu Sangathan Diwas (Unity Day) celebrations for distinguished service. Meanwhile, he is today reciting Hindu prayer in Sanskrit and English in California State Senate in Sacramento. Zed was given “Award of Excellence” by Hindu Sangathan Diwas Committee and the plaque said, “in recognition of selfless and invaluable service to Hindu Sanatan Dharma and Hindus in America”.

Retailers take the share market into higher ground

Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

HNB Stockbrokers in their weekly market review revealed that the market picked up during the week amid improved retail activity resulting both the indices to gain ground. Start of the week saw speculative trading on healthcare counters lead by Asha Central Hospital and this momentum continued throughout the week with retailers showing keen interest on selected low value counters. On Friday, the All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed at 2.13 percent or 51.6 points higher at 2475.7 points and the Milanka Price Index (MPI) rose to 1.10 percent or 36.6 points to close at 3350.8 points.

UNP cannot come back to Power - Mahanayaka Thero of Asgiriya chapter

By Walter Jayawardhana

Mahanyaka Thero The most Venerable Udugama Ratanapala Sri Budhdharakkhitha Mahanyaka Thero of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siamese sect said “Due to the practice of insulting religious concepts of the country by the Leader of Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe , the United National Party (UNP) could never come to power in Sri Lanka once again. “The Most Venerable Asgiriya Mahanayaka Thero’s blunt statement and the public admonition of a “Sangha Angna” issued separately following a sathyagraha of Buddhist monks at the Viharamaha Devi Park in Colombo, indicate that Wickremesinghe has aroused a hornets nest by his repeated statements dragging Buddhist concepts in a “derogatory” manner in the past few days.

We need level playing field-Local Footwear manufacturers

Sunil C. Perera - in Colombo

Local Footwear Manufacturers accuse the government institutions like the Armed forces of purchasing imported footwear to fulfill their annual footwear needs. However these institutions never purchased locally manufactured footwear, they said. Speaking at a media briefing to announce forthcoming Footwear and Leather Goods Fair in Colombo, the manufacturers said the government has no plans to support local leather wear manufacturers and protect local industries.

Rio failing, messing Naga political issue: Hokheto

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee, NPCC, expressed confidence that it would sail through the coming general elections due early next year and form the next Congress government in the State. Disclosing this in an informal interaction with the media persons here at the Congress Bhavan, NPCC president Hokheto Sumi, in presence of AICC Secretary Ranji Thomas, who is in-charge of Nagaland and CLP leader I Imkong, said the party was fully prepared for the coming general elections. “We will fight alone in all the sixty assembly constituencies and shall form the next Congress government in the State,” he stated.

Musharraf’s confessions at Kabul Jirga

By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features

The conclusion of the four-day Jirga inside a sprawling white tent in Kabul on August 12, an assembly of tribal leaders from Afghanistan and Pakistan, saw the embattled Gen Pervez Musharraf make a characteristic belated confession that terrorists who launch attacks in Afghanistan operate from safe havens inside Pakistan. Taliban fighters seek ‘haven’ in Pakistan before returning to Afghanistan to launch attacks there, he said and added: ‘The problem that you have in your region is because support is provided from our side.'

Burmese protest in Bangkok

Hindu Chaplain Rajan Zed

Anti-Ranil Rally

Protests against Burma arresting leaders of the 88 Generation Students spread to many countries

Anti-Burma protestThe City of Rangoon City was silent on August 26 with a few travelers on the streets except security forces. It was reported yesterday that police and members of USDA were stopping cars and checking bus, railway and ferry terminals across Rangoon still searching for Htay Kywe, another leader of the 88 Generation Students Group, who was not yet arrested on 21st Aug midnight along with the arrests of other student leaders. His picture has been posted in local authorities’ offices and in many public places. On Saturday, more demonstrations took place in three cities in central Burma – Mogok, Yae-nan-chaung and Taung-twin-gyi. About 150-200 joined the march in Mogok.