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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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Nation wide ban on Maoist Left extremists imposed in India

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune - In a move that will put the Manmohan Singh Government in the firing line of theThe ban announced by the Interior Ministry brackets the Maoists in the league of some 34 outfits like Tamil Tigers, Tamil Nadu Liberation Army, Pak based Islamist groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba, and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) and insurgent groups active in India’s northeast like ULFA of Assam. Left parties, a nation wide ban has been imposed on the Naxalites who are also known as CPI- Maoists.

Algiers blast suspect fears threat to life if deported

From S Murari, Chennai -An Algerian arrested here a week ago in connection with Algiers airport blast in 1992 has told his lawyer that he will be killed if he is deported. Salim Abbasi(42), arrested on June 17 by immigration officials on the basis of an Interpol red corner notice when he landed from Kuala Lumpur on his way to Bangalore for a business conference, told his lawyers who met him in jail" l will be killed if I am sent back to Algeria".

Nepal's schools closed in protest of student’s murder

Kosh R. Koirala Reporting from Nepa - Higher Secondary Schools across Nepal remained closed on Tuesday to protest the kidnapping and subsequent murder of a 19-year old Khyati Shrestha in Kathmandu. A student of grade XII in Jubilant College and Research Center, Kalimati, remains of Khyati's body was found in a stream near Sainbu area in Kathmandu on Sunday --17 days after her kidnapping from downtown Kathmandu. There were protest rallies organized in Kathmandu on Monday.

Heat Wave sweeping India as monsoon fades but Metman says ‘Don’t worry’

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune -Heat wave is sweeping India with temperatures surging beyond 44degrees Celsius in north and western India in particular. The rainfall is less than expected.
Though Indian Weather office opines that there are ‘strong signals’ of monsoon reviving in a sustained manner from Friday, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has warned that India runs the risk of a failed monsoon as this is an El Nino year.

Unrest In Tehran

A Commentary by L. Jayasooriya - No matter what the cause of unrest in Teheran is, the whole of Asia, Africa and South America are convinced that America is behind it even if it is not true. America has earned that for herself over a long history of human exploitations in Africa, Asia and South America.

Algiers blast suspect fears threat to life if deported

From S Murari, Chennai -An Algerian arrested here a week ago in connection with Algiers airport blast in 1992 has told his lawyer that he will be killed if he is deported. Salim Abbasi(42), arrested on June 17 by immigration officials on the basis of an Interpol red corner notice when he landed from Kuala Lumpur on his way to Bangalore for a business conference, told his lawyers who met him in jail" l will be killed if I am sent back to Algeria".

Nepal's schools closed in protest of student’s murder

Kosh R. Koirala Reporting from Nepa - Higher Secondary Schools across Nepal remained closed on Tuesday to protest the kidnapping and subsequent murder of a 19-year old Khyati Shrestha in Kathmandu. A student of grade XII in Jubilant College and Research Center, Kalimati, remains of Khyati's body was found in a stream near Sainbu area in Kathmandu on Sunday --17 days after her kidnapping from downtown Kathmandu. There were protest rallies organized in Kathmandu on Monday.

An Appeal to Sri Lankan Academics Abroad

By Professor Laksiri Fernando - Sri Lanka is going through a sea change in all spheres of life and the prospects for meaningful development are considerable. There was a time when many of us wanted to go abroad temporarily or for good but we never gave up our nostalgia or love for the country. An opportunity has opened up to show our affection for the country, irrespective of our ethnicity, religion, caste, gender or any other distinction, by getting involved in activities directly or indirectly beneficial for the country’s development.

A homeland for Tamils: Why not Tamil Nadu?

By Raj Gonsalkorale - Sri Lanka nearly added another coveted trophy to their growing collection of trophies. However on the day, Pakistan proved to be the winning side. Captain Kumar Sangakkara and his team have proven once again that Sri Lanka is equal to any other international cricket team. They ended up along with Pakistan, as the two best teams in this form of cricket. Although victory eluded Sri Lanka on this occasion, they and all other Sri Lankans warmly applauded Pakistan for their superb performance and for winning this international championship. Sri Lanka has demonstrated not just their cricketing abilities, but also their strength of character to beat the psychological impact of the drama they endured in Lahore. By a quirk of fate, they faced Pakistan in the final. A fitting tribute to the warmth and friendship Sri Lanka enjoys with Pakistan.

Success against Taliban unverified, more threats ahead

Wajid Ali Syed - With outside as well as the local media observers barred from getting near the troubled areas, it has been difficult to accurately assess the effectiveness of Pakistani army operations against the Taliban in northern Pakistan.

Nation wide ban on Maoist Left extremists imposed in India

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune - In a move that will put the Manmohan Singh Government in the firing line of theThe ban announced by the Interior Ministry brackets the Maoists in the league of some 34 outfits like Tamil Tigers, Tamil Nadu Liberation Army, Pak based Islamist groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba, and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) and insurgent groups active in India’s northeast like ULFA of Assam. Left parties, a nation wide ban has been imposed on the Naxalites who are also known as CPI- Maoists.

Nation wide ban on Maoist Left extremists imposed in India

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune - In a move that will put the Manmohan Singh Government in the firing line of theThe ban announced by the Interior Ministry brackets the Maoists in the league of some 34 outfits like Tamil Tigers, Tamil Nadu Liberation Army, Pak based Islamist groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba, and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) and insurgent groups active in India’s northeast like ULFA of Assam. Left parties, a nation wide ban has been imposed on the Naxalites who are also known as CPI- Maoists.

Military operation in South Waziristan intensified as Swat operation almost accomplished

By Farzana Shah - Asian Tribune Correspondent in Pakistan - Military operation in South Waziristan, FATA, is getting intense by every day. Pakistan Air Force is now a regular participant of ongoing military operation. Latest strike of PAF was in Salay Rogha area in South Waziristan, where 11 people got killed. Two compounds belonging to Malik Mohammd Amir Khan and Kabir Khan were destroyed. According to military sources these compounds were being used as training facilities for militants. Some foreigners are also believed among dead ones.

After Hafeez Saeed’s Release…

By Tushar Charan - Surely, no one, either in India, Pakistan or anywhere else in the world, would have been surprised by the release of the LeT founder, Hafeez Saeed by the Lahore High Court within six months of his detention after the Mumbai terror attacks in November last year. He was placed under ‘house arrest’ or detention or whatever it was last December purely to deflect international pressure because the whole world was convinced that the Mumbai terror were masterminded and executed by the Pakistanis with Hafeez as the key player in organising the dastardly terror attack.

Forced Abortions Conducted In Vanni: Who (LTTE) Was The Blacksheep?

K. Navam, Australia - It was on 30 October 1995; the Sri Lankan army launched “Operation Sunray” in the Tiger-held Jaffna peninsula and captured it. On the orders of the LTTE, the northern towns were evacuated and about 500,000 people fled to the Vanni from the mainland. The LTTE had succeeded in patronising the Tamil community by a combination of internal terror and narrow nationalist ideology and (Prabaharan) used the civilians as cover to escape from Jaffna.

An Appeal to Sri Lankan Academics Abroad

By Professor Laksiri Fernando - Sri Lanka is going through a sea change in all spheres of life and the prospects for meaningful development are considerable. There was a time when many of us wanted to go abroad temporarily or for good but we never gave up our nostalgia or love for the country. An opportunity has opened up to show our affection for the country, irrespective of our ethnicity, religion, caste, gender or any other distinction, by getting involved in activities directly or indirectly beneficial for the country’s development.

A homeland for Tamils: Why not Tamil Nadu?

By Raj Gonsalkorale - Sri Lanka nearly added another coveted trophy to their growing collection of trophies. However on the day, Pakistan proved to be the winning side. Captain Kumar Sangakkara and his team have proven once again that Sri Lanka is equal to any other international cricket team. They ended up along with Pakistan, as the two best teams in this form of cricket. Although victory eluded Sri Lanka on this occasion, they and all other Sri Lankans warmly applauded Pakistan for their superb performance and for winning this international championship. Sri Lanka has demonstrated not just their cricketing abilities, but also their strength of character to beat the psychological impact of the drama they endured in Lahore. By a quirk of fate, they faced Pakistan in the final. A fitting tribute to the warmth and friendship Sri Lanka enjoys with Pakistan.

Success against Taliban unverified, more threats ahead

Wajid Ali Syed - With outside as well as the local media observers barred from getting near the troubled areas, it has been difficult to accurately assess the effectiveness of Pakistani army operations against the Taliban in northern Pakistan.

Unrest In Tehran

A Commentary by L. Jayasooriya - No matter what the cause of unrest in Teheran is, the whole of Asia, Africa and South America are convinced that America is behind it even if it is not true. America has earned that for herself over a long history of human exploitations in Africa, Asia and South America.


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