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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1590

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Powell to attend preparatory aid meeting
By Cecilia McGuire Daily Mirror: US Ambassador Ashley Wills announced yesterday that the American Secretary of State, Colin Powell may attend a preparatory meeting in Washington next month, prior to the donor nations event scheduled for June in Japan to assist Sri Lanka.
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More Indian poachers caught by local fishermen
By Pujitha Wijetunge Daily Mirror: A further forty two Indian fishermen have been caught by a local fishermen's organisations calling themselves the Talaimannar Fisheries Movement, along with their nine boats and handed over to the Police last afternoon. According to police sources these fis...
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Defiant Shans will not submit to pressure either from Thailand or Burma to lay down their arms.
Bangkok, March 06: Though the issue of surrendering arms to whom is so far not clarified, Shan State Army have shown its defiance in the issue of surrender. Chairman Yawdserk has clearly stated that he would not submit to any pressure forthcoming from any corner to lay down their arms. Followi...
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Rio sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister
Kohima, (PTI), March 06: Neiphiu Rio, leader of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN), was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state here today. Governor Shymal Dutta administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rio, 22 Cabinet ministers and six ministers of state of the jumbo-si...
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Saddam looks back on early days in autobiography
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis Baghdad, (Reuters), March 03: - Saddam Hussein fondly remembers how his mother used to run her fingers through his hair and tell him children's stories during a poverty-stricken upbringing. "Men and a City", a new autobiography of Iraq's president, tells the story of a...
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Bank closure hits Indo-Myanmarese trade
New Delhi, (IANS), March 04:: The closure of a bank in Myanmar has dealt a severe blow to the country's trade with India. The closing down of the Burma Economic Bank in Tamu, Myanmar, last week has already led to large losses in trade, according to the India-based Mizzima news agency. Indo-...
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PM bans media from party political interviews
Bangkok, March 4, (TNA): The prime minister today signalled increasing irritation with the media, placing a blanket ban on all party political interviews without prior clearance from the Prime Minister’s Office. Mr Thaksin Shinawatra, who appeared to have retracted his claws against the media...
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Process of govt formation in Nagaland postponed by a day
Kohima, (PTI), March 04: The process of government formation in Nagaland was postponed by a day today with the crucial Democratic Alliance of Nagaland meeting to elect its leader to be held on Wednesday, as NDM, which pledged support to the four-party DAN increased its tally to five and JD(U) thr...
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Review committee on POTA to be considered: Singh
New Delhi, (PTI), March 04: Government Tuesday said in Rajya Sabha that it would actively consider the opposition's demand for setting up a review committee on POTA cases to prevent misuse of the law. The assurance was given by the Leader of the House and Finance Minister Jaswant Singh when...
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Ties with Burmese junta in the interest of India: George
New Delhi, (PTI), March 04: Defence Minister George Fernandes, a supporter of pro-democracy movement in Myanmar, today asserted that India's engagement with the Myanmarese military junta would continue in the national interest though his convictions on the human rights and democratic situation...
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Sri Lanka army to allow some deserters to rejoin while discharging others
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), March 04: - With 51,000 soldiers in Sri Lanka's army having deserted during years of civil war, military commanders Tuesday said they would allow many former troops to rejoin the ranks while others would be discharged without facing charges. The nation's army now numbe...
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PM sees need to promote Thai restaurants overseas
Bangkok, Mar 5 (TNA): Buoyed up by the increased popularity of Thai restaurants overseas, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday instructed state agencies concerned to work out a plan to promote the restaurants owned by Thais. Government Spokesman Sqn Ldr Sitha Tivaree said the premier...
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His Majesty hospitalised
Bangkok, March 05: His Majesty the King was yesterday admitted to Siriraj Hospital in preparation for a right inguinal hernia repair operation, the Royal Household Bureau announced. His Majesty was admitted to the hospital at 5.25pm. The bureau said in a statement that His Majesty was diagn...
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Indian and Lankan fishermen clash
by Norman Palihawadana The Island:Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen had clashed in the seas off Pesalai in Mannar on Monday night, Mannar police said. They said that a group of Indian fishermen had been illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters when the clash had occurred. Seventeen Indian fis...
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Govt-LTTE MoU needs to be revised – LSSP
The Island:The General Secretary of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Batty Weerakoon has claimed that the present ceasefire agreement (MoU) needed comprehensive revision if the peace process was to be taken forward in a manner that gained confidence of the Tamil people themselves, the Muslims a...
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I did not flee country — Anandasangari !
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island:TULF leader V. Anandasangari told parliament yesterday that he did not flee from the country and there is no threat to his life from anybody. "I did not flee from my country and I have come back to my country to serve my people", he said in an emotional tone....
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DMK-SP clash in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, (PTI), March 05: Members belonging to DMK and Samajwadi Party almost came to blows in the Lok Sabha today over the language issue during Question Hour forcing Speaker Manohar Joshi to adjourn the house for 15 minutes. The issue of language in milestones on highways in Tamil Nad...
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Sri Lanka arrests more Indian fishermen
Colombo, (PTI), March 05: Sri Lankan authorities today arrested 42 Indian fishermen allegedly poaching in the island's territorial waters even as another 75 were still in custody, local officials said. The fishermen were arrested near the coast of Mannar district in the same area where the...
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Engagement with Myanmar to go on: Fernandes
New Delhi, March 05:Defence Minister George Fernandes is known to keep an open house, despi New Delhi, March 05:Defence Minister George Fernandes is known to keep an open house, despite it having brought infamy upon him in the recent past. Among those who have benefited from his generosity a...
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Myanmar seeks US help in battle on drugs
By Aung Hla Tun Yangon, (Reuters), March 04: Myanmar’s military government urged the United States on Sunday to help it fight drug production and trafficking, or risk losing out to powerful drug lords. The United States has put Myanmar, considered one of the world’s top opium sources, on a...
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