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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

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Fortnight-long Madras founding day being celebrated

Gopal Ethiraj - The seventh edition of the founding day of the city is being celebrated as ‘Madras Week’. It commenced on Sunday in all grandeur with about 100 programmes lined up in various parts of the city and it will go on for fortnight with a wider range of events.

Over 74 percent of Jaffna Paddy Fields Cultivated

Anjana Jayashan -

India: PM Singh says Pak-based terror groups planning new attacks

M Rama Rao -As a district commander of Hizbul Mujahideen identified as Altaf Hussein was killed along in Larad area of Mahore tehsil in Reasi district and a senior Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was gunned down in Pulwama district, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has gone public on Monday with the warning that terror groups in Pakistan are planning to carry out fresh attacks on India.Though he did not make a direct reference to the latest gun battles which ended early Monday morning, he termed as ‘disturbing’ the surge in infiltration this year. The area of operation of terrorists today extended far beyond the confines of Jammu and Kashmir, and covers all parts of the country, Prime Minister Singh told a conference of chief ministers here.

Sri Lanka: Milinda to attend Asian-African Legal Consultative session

Minister of Justice and Law Reforms Milinda Moragoda will lead Sri Lanka’s delegation to the 57th session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, which will convene in Putrajaya, Malaysia this week.

The Downing Of 'KP', The Short-Lived Tiger Chief

Neville de Silva - Intelligence and regional media circles in Bangkok are looking for answers to at least a couple of questions that intrigue them. How did Selvarasa Pathmanathan alias “KP” fall into the hands of one of the governments that had been after him for years so shortly after picking up the mantle of his fallen leader Prabhakaran?

Sri Lankan Government Accelerates Water Supply Project to Jaffna

Anjana Jayashan - The Government has accelerated the project of water supply to the Jaffna peninsula under the Uthuru Wasanthaya (Northern Spring) program, the Northern Province Governor’s secretariat announces.

Apex court bench in TN, Tamil in courts urged

Gopal Ethiraj - Chennai, 18 August ( A bench of Supreme Court in Tamil Nadu– which request was pending for the last 29 years--- and introduction of Tamil as the language of the Madras High Court– which proposal is awaiting for clearance for over 18 months—the TN Minister Thangam Thennarasu urged the Prime Minister, Union Law Minister and Supreme Court Chief Justice to consider on Sunday.

Travel Advisory, "Not to Panic People-But to Maintain Public Vigilance"-Health Ministry Official

Anjana Jayashan - Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry requests the Sri Lankans to refrain from visiting Mumbai and Pune in India, except on necessary occasions. An official from the Health Ministry said that the decision was taken following the novel influenza A (H1-N1) virus which is rapidly spreading in India. The fact which the Ministry had highly noted was out of eighty seven percent from the total infected patients had been infected in foreign countries. The other patients had come into close contact with those infected.A large number of influenza patients and disease related deaths were reported from the state of Maharashtra, while a total of 24 deaths from the disease were reported from whole of India so far.

Bangladesh President seeks Supreme Court’s directive on the BDR mutiny trial

M.A Qader - Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman on Monday sought the Supreme Court's opinion to decide whether the border guards BDR mutiny trial should be held under civil or military law.