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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1165

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Tamil Nadu Government should stop Indian Fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
Mannar, Feb. 06: Indian fishermen continue to poach in the Sri Lankan waters in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait regions. Unfortunately the Tamil Nadu Government closes its eyes to the breach of law by its fishermen. Again the story of the arrest of the Indian fishermen while poaching in the Sri...
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Bangladesh takes back immigrants
Kolkata, Feb 6: Bangladesh on Thursday took back 213 migrants, mostly snake-charmers, who had been stranded at the Indo-Bangladesh border after being denied entry by Indian authorities, an official said. The group was stopped Friday by the Border Security Force (BSF) after they apparently tried...
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Railroad closed after train crash
Bangkok, Feb 6 (TNA): - The Bangkok-Nong Khai railroute has been temporarily closed since last night followng a train crash in Lop Buri province, which killed five passengers and injured about 45 others, according to a T.V. news report. The Bangkok-Nong Khai railroad was expected to be closed over...
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Thai Muslims Urge Boycott at U.S. Embassy Rally
Bangkok (Reuters), Feb. 06: - Hundreds of Thai Muslims rallied outside the U.S. embassy in Bangkok Thursday, accusing Washington of unfairly vilifying Iraq and calling for a boycott of American products. Some 300 protesters blocked one lane of a busy six-lane street in front of the embassy, waving...
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Yaseen Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, Feb 6 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik was put under preventive detention here on Thursday. He was leading a protest march demanding the return of the remains of a separatist leader hanged and buried in Tihar jail 19 years ago. The agitating protesters w...
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Bangkok governor spurns human rights committee
Bangkok, Feb. 4, (TNA): The maverick Bangkok governor today brushed aside a request by the National Human Rights Committee to give an explanation over the way he had dealt with demonstrators against Pak Mul dam, describing the committee as ‘interfering’. Mr Samak Sundaravej, who protestors against...
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Phnom Penh Riots: Normal ties must wait
Supalak Kanjanakundee & Marisa Chimprabha Bangkok, Feb. 05: Thailand will "to some degree" accept Cambodia's apology and explanation for last week's anti-Thai riots but it will take time to restore bilateral relations as the rampage, which destroyed the Thai embassy and scores of Thai-owned bu...
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Chief suspect in Katunayake bomb blast to be indicted
by Chitra Weerarathne The Island: The Attorney General will shortly indict, P. Nirmala Ranjan (Sea Tiger), the chief suspect of the Katunayake airbase bomb blast, in July 2001. Riyaz Hamza, State Counsel yesterday requested the Supreme Court for further time to finalise the documents, pertaining t...
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Ceremony at Independence Square marks national unity
By Kesara Abeywardena The Island: The 55th Independence anniversary was celebrated in a dignified ceremony that marked national unity and harmony at the Independence Square yesterday graced by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other dignitaries. The official...
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Black flags in the Jaffna as Sri Lanka president calls for a new start for war-battered nation.
By Krishan Francis, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 04: - For the first time in 20 years, Sri Lanka marked its independence day Tuesday without the specter of civil war. But in the once troubled Jaffna Peninsula, home to most of Sri Lanka's 3.2 million Tamil minority, the mood wa...
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Karens on the 56th Anniversary of KNU Day
February 5: Today is the 56th Anniversary Day of the founding of the Karen National Union (KNU). On this anniversary day, Karen National Union issued the following statement: 1. On the 5th of February 1947, 4 Karen organizations - the Karen National Association (KNA), the Karen Central Organizatio...
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Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Yangon, Feb. 4: On the occasion of the Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka which falls on 4 February 2003, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council and Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, has sent messages...
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Pongal Celebration of All Myanmar Tamil (Hindu) Foundation held
Yangon, Feb. 3: Organized by All Myanmar Tamil (Hindu) Foundation held in commemoration of Pongal Celebration at Inya Lake Hotel yesterday. Present on the occasion were Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs Brig-Gen Thura Aung Ko, Director-General of Department of Religious Affairs Dr Myo Myi...
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Writing Hindi or Tamil on mobile phones
By Frederick Noronha, Indo-Asian News Service Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS): Indian languages are too complex to make it to the computer keyboard or make the most of cell phone power, right? Wrong! A Mumbai-based team of scientists has worked out an innovative solution using a strong dose of lateral thi...
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Khaplang olive branch to Muivah tribe
By Samir K. Purkayastha NSCN-K Council headquarters (somewhere in the jungles of Myanmar), Feb. 4: In a move reflecting his eagerness to end fratricidal clashes, insurgent leader S. S. Khaplang berated a section of his men for claiming that the Tangkhuls were not Nagas. "They are Nagas like any o...
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Mahesh Bhatt refuses to meet Bush
A Mid Day Correspondent New Delhi, Feb. 05: Noted film director Mahesh Bhatt has refused an invitation to attend the 51st National Prayer Breakfast meeting with US President George Bush in Washington on Thursday. "It occurs to me, on second thought, that participating in such sessions with the Pr...
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Demand to Decommission LTTE Weapons Gathers Steam in Sri Lanka
Champika Liyanaarachchi - OneWorld South Asia Colombo, Feb 4 (OWSA): With a rise in human rights violations against certain political and ethnic groups by Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the demand for decommissioning their weapons is gaining momentum here. "Judging by the eve...
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President calls for transparent, democratic approach
by Kesara Abeywardene The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga while congratulating the Prime Minister and his team for positive results achieved, recommended a "deep study of the causes for the setbacks and failures" encountered in the past one year in her Independence Day address to the natio...
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War on Drugs: Drug-runner killed and drugs Captured by Shan State Army
On 4th February 2003, at 08:20 hr, a clash broke out when Shan State Army (SSA) troops met with some drug runners at Ho Nam Toh; about 40 minutes walk from the SPDC's camp at San Su, opposite of Fang, Chiang Mai Province. SSA troops captured 1-drug runner, but dead and 280,000 tablets of amphetamin...
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Pay for colonial Britain sins, Indian tells Blair
London(IANS), Feb. 05): An 81-year-old Indian expatriate who was a freedom fighter is taking Prime Minister Tony Blair to court for failing to apologise for British colonisation of India. Ramen Bhattacharya, originally from Kolkata, has filed a case against Blair under the Race Relations Act beca...
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