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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2249

Afghanistan

Government to implement two more water projects at a cost of Rs 11,285 million in Walasmulla and Ambatale areas.

Having recognized the importance and urgency of implementation of Kirama Katuwana Water Supply Project and project for Augmentation of Water Pipelines along with the Orugodawatta Ambatale Road Development Project, the Government has now been able to finalize the funding arrangements with foreign and local banks.

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Burma’s Religious Conversion Bill: Major Setback for Religious Freedom and Human Rights

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed profound concern that a new law restricting religious conversions, passed earlier this week by the upper house of Burma’s parliament, would be a major setback for religious freedom and human rights in the country.

Burma’s Religious Conversion law should be scrapped
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Roadside bomb took the lives of eight police officers'

At least eight Afghan policemen were killed on Thursday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Logar province outside of Kabul, said provincial deputy police chief.

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Hissing rattlesnakes in Afghanistan

Unresolved Kashmir dispute, inflexibility of jingoistic and scheming Indian leaders to reconcile with Pakistan’s existence as an independent state and their burning desire to gain unchallenged hegemony over all South Asian nations has kept India and Pakistan on the warpath. Lack of trust built up as a consequence to three wars and two local conflicts together with competing interests of two rival super powers during the cold war gave grist to antagonism. Trust deficit and sense of insecurity came in the way of meaningful reconciliation between two neighbors.

Cowardly attack by NATO in Mohmand Agency

The US is undoubtedly the biggest terrorist state in the world because of its long history of aggression against weaker states, double dealings, deceits and injustices. Its hands are drenched in blood of millions of people. Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya are its victims in the new millennium. Notwithstanding the long list of cardinal sins the US has committed against many countries, Pakistan under Gen Musharraf cannot be absolved of its sins.

Kabul rocked by attacks on NATO offices and US embassy

The US embassy and NATO Isaf headquarters in Kabul came under attack in the late hours of Tuesday in a coordinated and “massive” suicide bombing campaign, according to local officials.

India issues alert to missions in Afghanistan

India has issued a high security alert for its missions and other interests in Afghanistan in the wake of the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Afghan Foreign Minister coming for talks in New Delhi

The situation in Afghanistan and India's assistance programme in the war-torn country will be reviewed when Afghan foreign minister Zalmai Rassoul arrives on a two-day visit to India from Tuesday.

Afghan plane crashes with 44, six among them foreigners

An Afghan passenger plane carrying 44 people, including six foreigners, crashed on Monday in a mountainous northern region where poor weather was hampering efforts to locate it, officials said. The plane crashed about 100 kilometres from Kabul.

Karzai visiting New Delhi on way to Bhutan

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is arriving in New Delhi for talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday. Karzai may have fallen out with the US and his other former allies, but he has remained a steadfast supporter of India’s presence in Afghanistan.

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