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Sri Lankan Security Forces on a "limited Coordinate assault"—Govt Defence Affairs Spokesman - Air Force bombs LTTE airstrip

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Sri Lankan defence officials described security operations staged yesterday against the rebel outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), as “limited and coordinated” and were aimed to deter further LTTE’s attacks on the Sri Lanka Security Forces.

Sri Lanka Security Forces strike LTTE targets. Kilinochchi under attack

By Our Colombo Correspondent.

Sri Lankan security forces are pounding LTTE positions deep inside the guerrilla held territory in a combine air, naval and ground strike after sea Tigers blew up two Naval gunboats escorting a Navy personnel carrier.

Sea Tigers blew up two Sri Lankan gunboats

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Sea Tigers today afternoon blew up two Sri Lankan Navy gunboats escorting a Navy personnel carrier bringing the ceasefire to the verge of the collapse.

Sonia registers landslide victory in Rae Barelli

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi reporting for Asian Tribune

Sonia Gandhi has won her Rae Barelli seat once again. Victory margin: a whopping 4, 17, 888 votes. All her rivals lost their deposits. One of them is Raj Kumar Chaudhary the nephew of a minister in the Samajwadi party government in the state. Neither BJP, which fielded a reluctant Vinay Katiyar who had shot into fame as a leader of Hindutva forces a decade back, nor Apna Dal candidate Prabha Singh Lodhi, the nominee of BJP rebel Uma Bharti who has floated Apna Dal could with stand the Sonia tornado.

Sonia registers landslide victory in Rae Barelli

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi reporting for Asian Tribune

Sonia Gandhi has won her Rae Barelli seat once again. Victory margin: a whopping 4, 17, 888 votes. All her rivals lost their deposits. One of them is Raj Kumar Chaudhary the nephew of a minister in the Samajwadi party government in the state. Neither BJP, which fielded a reluctant Vinay Katiyar who had shot into fame as a leader of Hindutva forces a decade back, nor Apna Dal candidate Prabha Singh Lodhi, the nominee of BJP rebel Uma Bharti who has floated Apna Dal could with stand the Sonia tornado.

DMK celebrates victory, Congress hopes for a berth in the govt

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi reporting for Asian Tribune

Muthavel Karunanidhi drove to his DMK party office 'Anna Arivalayam' at the Anna Salai even as the early trends were coming and that was signal for his faithful to herald victory celebrations. In the not too far away Poes Garden residence of Amma Jayalalithaa, the mood was anything that was remotely close to exuberance. For the first time in years, brusqueness replaced humility for the gate man. Jayalalithaa has retired for "rest" at her Siruthavoor farm house near Mahabalipuran since the elections on May 8.

Muslims get teaching appointments in the plantation sector

By Munza Mushtaq -- Reporting for Asian Tribune

In the future, Muslims who have obtained a Credit Pass for Islam in the Ordinary level examination can apply for teacher posts in the plantation sector.

Amma out, Karuna in, Left celebrates in red citadels, Sonia gets landslide win

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi reporting for Asian Tribune

Results are out. Suspense is over. And the Tami Nadu voters have rejected Amma Jayalaithaa and overwhelmingly opted for septuagenarian Muthavel Karunanidhi for whom 2006 was in all probability his last electoral battle. He may settle for a coalition with his DPA allies; Congress, his ally, has put up remarkable performance in years.

"Bahrani to rough-shod over me only because I would not have sex with him" – Shahnaz Sani

Shahnaz Sani, a former flight attendant of Saudia, national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia (SAA). She lost her job as she did not respond to the indecent proposal of the official of Saudia Airline company. This was the beginning of her agonies and sufferings. But, during her battle to get judgment, none of the so-called women rights activists or other extended hands of cooperation to this mother of two daughters, who deserves to be supported. Only a few days back, Shahnaz wrote a message to Weekly Blitz.

Akashi warns violence gone too far, tells LTTE renounce terrorism.

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Japanese peace envoy Yasushi Akashi warned that international efforts would be in vain unless two parties act to scale down the spiraling violence in the country’s North-East.

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