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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1042

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US officials to check facts relating to attack on missionary
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 15: Officials from US consulate in Chennai are being sent to Thiruvananthapuram to ascertain facts relating to the attack on a 60-year old Protestant missionary Joseph Cooper by an armed gang of suspected RSS activists in Kilimannur on Monday night. "The consulate official...
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Preventing Suicide
Compiled by - V.Rajeny A man lost both of his arms in a car accident. When he recovered in the hospital, he found that he was useless and decided to commit suicide by jumping out of a 10th-story window. As he looked down from the window, he saw a man with no arms just like him dancing wildly and ha...
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PM:Countries expected to agree on Asian bond in June
Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): Countries are expected to agree on conditions of the Asian bond initiative by mid 2003, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Monday that he believed Asian countries would agree on technical details and conditions of the Asian bond by June. "My i...
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Myanmar increases fuel rations for private cars and taxis
By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 13: - In an apparent move to curb black-marketeering, the government has increased the gasoline ration for private cars and taxis, according to an official announcement posted Monday at gas stations. Due to limited domestic oil pr...
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Nagas living in own territory, not claiming others land:Muivah
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 13: As controversy erupted over claims by rebel Naga leaders, major insurgent outfit NSCN (I-M) today said Nagas have been living since time immemorial in their own territory and do not claim the land that belongs to others. "Nagaland has been divided by external forces--th...
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World Bank prepares to help rebuild Sri Lanka, resettle refugees
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 13: - The deputy chief of the World Bank (news - web sites) in South Asia arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday to assess the country's needs in recovering from nearly two decades of civil war and resettling hundreds of thousand...
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Burmese Military Threaten Villagers before the ICRC visit to Shan State.
Bangkok, Jan. 14: Military officials ordered local teachers, headmen and ex-government officials at the Laikha police station to form a civilian committee to shadow the International Committee for Red Cross team. The Shan Women Action Committee Network revealed this in a press statement. Shan Wome...
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The Gathering Storm in the East
Colombo, Jan. 13: Uuniversity Teachers Human Rights Jaffna organization a Tamil human rights watch-dog group functioning from Sri Lanka has pinpointed the growing troubles in the East and the continuing suffering and the growing resentment in the North and East in their latest Information Bulle...
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LTTE orders all N-E Tamil policemen: Quit service and join LTTE police
The Island: The LTTE has ordered all Tamil policemen serving in the North and the East to quit the service and join the LTTE police force. The LTTE had informed that if the policemen were unwilling to join the LTTE police force an officer should pay Rs. 100,000 and a constable should pay Rs. 50,00...
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Bhikkhu Federation rally against division of country
The Island: The first mass meeting organised by the Bhikkhu Federation to protect the country from being divided into two will be held at 3.00 p.m. today at Nugegoda. This is the first programme against ‘Coward and shameful process’ to divide the country into two, said lecturer Ven. Ambara Amila Th...
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Membership Of Principal United Nations Organs In 2003
The United Nations Information Service, Bangkok has provided the Principal membership details of the various United Nations Organizations for the year 2003. According to UNIS Bangkok, the details are as follows: General Assembly: The General Assembly is made up of 191 Member States. The...
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Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels discuss return of refugees from India
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka(AP), Jan. 14: - With peace prospects at their highest, government officials and Tamil Tiger rebels met Tuesday to discuss the return of an estimated 66,000 Sri Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps in neighboring India, a government...
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Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels discuss return of refugees from India
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka(AP), Jan. 14: - With peace prospects at their highest, government officials and Tamil Tiger rebels met Tuesday to discuss the return of an estimated 66,000 Sri Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps in neighboring India, a government...
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India's role in Sri Lanka seen increasing amid peace bid
Colombo,(PTI), Jan. 14: India has officially remained aloof of Sri Lanka's conflict, but as the Norwegian-backed peace bid gets down to tough bargaining the island is increasingly turning to New Delhi for help. With the latest round of negotiations ending in Thailand last week, a Sri Lankan nego...
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Lanka, US begin joint military exercises
Colombo,(PTI), Jan. 14: Sri Lanka and the United States have begun joint military exercises including arms operations, the American embassy here said today. The joint exercises, code-named "Balance Style" is the ninth for the two nations and will contine till early March, it said in a statement....
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Govt always ready to evacuate Thais in Iraq, says FM
Bangkok, Jan 14 (TNA): The government was always ready to evacuate Thai people in Iraq should the United States-led military action against the country begin, Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai said Tuesday. The remarks were made in response to news reports that the US and its alliance were bu...
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Preventing Suicide
Compiled by - V.Rajeny A man lost both of his arms in a car accident. When he recovered in the hospital, he found that he was useless and decided to commit suicide by jumping out of a 10th-story window. As he looked down from the window, he saw a man with no arms just like him dancing wildly and ha...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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PM:Countries expected to agree on Asian bond in June
Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): Countries are expected to agree on conditions of the Asian bond initiative by mid 2003, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Monday that he believed Asian countries would agree on technical details and conditions of the Asian bond by June. "My i...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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Myanmar increases fuel rations for private cars and taxis
By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 13: - In an apparent move to curb black-marketeering, the government has increased the gasoline ration for private cars and taxis, according to an official announcement posted Monday at gas stations. Due to limited domestic oil pr...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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Nagas living in own territory, not claiming others land:Muivah
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 13: As controversy erupted over claims by rebel Naga leaders, major insurgent outfit NSCN (I-M) today said Nagas have been living since time immemorial in their own territory and do not claim the land that belongs to others. "Nagaland has been divided by external forces--th...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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