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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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9 killed in bomb blast in northwestern Pakistani city DI Khan

About nine people were killed when a bomb exploded in a market in northwest Pakistan on Sunday. The bomb exploded in a market near a bus stand in Pakistan's northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khans, about 300 kilometres south of Peshawar.

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa - Holds bilateral talks with Prime Minister and Senior Ministers of Myanmar

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa while appreciating the warm welcome and hospitality afforded to him by the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Myanmar, Senior General Than Shwe and the Government of Myanmar during courtesy call on the latter, recalled with pleasure his previous visit to Myanmar as the then Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in 2004 to participate at the World Buddhist Conference in Yangon.

LTTE mulls govt in exile

The LTTE, which has been decimated in Sri Lanka, is planning a government of Tamil Eelam in exile with the support of Tamil diaspora spread across the globe. In a statement posted in the pro-LTTEl website Puthinam.com on

Lady GA at the helm

Coordinating humanitarian assistance to the people in the Wanni, the Government Agent and District Secretary for Vavuniya, Piencia S.M. Charles set to work almost from day one to clear jungle areas on...

Amarnath pilgrimage begins in volatile Kashmir

The annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine in Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas for the worship of ice lingam began on Monday morning with the first batch of 900 pilgrims leaving Jammu as reports spoke of heavy rains and snow in the upper reaches of the mountains.

Sri Lankan Mission overseas asked to counter KP's propaganda

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister,Rohitha Bogollagama has instructed all Sri Lankan Missions located overseas to effectively counter the propaganda by LTTE's fugitive international relations leader,K.Pathmanathan alias KP who has sent a letter to many countries stating that he is the LTTE's representative of Tamils at future peace moves.

Is 'curry bashing' Down Under racist or just urban crime?

Concerned by a series of attacks on Indian students, mainly in Melbourne and Sydney, by teenage thugs and drug addicts in what has so far been treated as routine cases of urban crime, the Australian Government has for the first time sent out a message that it will show zero tolerance for racism

Global financial crisis would push girls into child labour

A communiqué issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Colombo indicated that a new report by the ILO for the World Day Against Child Labour, June 12 that the global financial crisis could push an increasing numbr of children, particularly girls into child labour.

Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja held on rape charge

Popular Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja was arrested by the Mumbai police late on Sunday night on the charge of raping his domestic help. The arrest followed a complaint lodged by the 19-year-old maid with the police and subsequent medical examination of her.

9 killed in bomb blast in northwestern Pakistani city DI Khan

About nine people were killed when a bomb exploded in a market in northwest Pakistan on Sunday. The bomb exploded in a market near a bus stand in Pakistan's northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khans, about 300 kilometres south of Peshawar.

TN fishermen chased, looted of their priced catch by Lankan Navy

The fishermen of Indian Coast Guard in Ramanathapuram district is once again in trouble and in the grip of tension. They say Sri Lankan navy personnel once again chased them in a powerful vessel and looted their catch, including prawns and lobsters at mid sea.

Missing scientist's body found, given to family

The body of Kaiga nuclear power plant scientist Lokanath Mahalingam was recovered from the Kali river late on Saturday night, six days after he went missing. It was handed over to his wife on Sunday after she identified it, reports reaching here from Karwar in Karnataka said.

Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja held on rape charge

Popular Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja was arrested by the Mumbai police late on Sunday night on the charge of raping his domestic help. The arrest followed a complaint lodged by the 19-year-old maid with the police and subsequent medical examination of her.

Who really wanted Tamil Eelam and why?

More and more we are made to wonder the connotations behind the quest for a Tamil Eelam. Was it an ideology that was not meant to go beyond conceptual phase, was it a past time for those who had everything in life and wanted a little excitement, was it a seed planted to create regional and sub-regional discord and friction and create the necessity for western interference, was it meant to allow large numbers of Tamils to reside overseas and uplift their living standards and most of all was it really because the Sinhalese were discriminating the Tamils or was it an experiment gone wrong and out of hand? In reality there is much more to the quest for Tamil Eelaam than meets the eye which requires closer analysis and thought.


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