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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 913

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TAT supports World Scout Jamboree 2003
Bangkok, Dec 13 (TNA): The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is mobilizing all its resources for the 20th World Scout Jamboree, one of the world's largest youth gatherings, TAT statement said. Thailand won the bid to host the Jamboree at the 34th World Scout Conference in Oslo, Norway, in 1996....
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Vice-President to visit Myanmar
By Amit Baruah Delhi 13: ice-President, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, is expected to visit Myanmar early next year. This will be the highest-level visit by an Indian dignitary since that of the then Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, in December 1987. New Delhi's decision to accept the invitation to Yangon...
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Bangladesh-Thailand agree to expand bilateral cooperation
Chiang Mai, Dec 14(TNA): Bangladesh and Thailand have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in many areas, including trade, communication, and tourism, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Friday after holding talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Khaleda Zia in thi...
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Move for Electronic Platform to facilitate trade between Asia and Africa.
In line with the objectives set by the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the Government of Benin and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) requested the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to develop a tailor-made electronic platform, TI...
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Thailand to allow 128 Bangladesh items duty-free
Chiang Mai, Thailand Dec 13: Thai government officially agreed to allow duty-free export of nearly 128 items of six categories from Bangladesh to Thailand on non-reciprocal basis, giving a major boost to relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Dr Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand announced...
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Steps taken to release fishermen
Pondicherry, Dec 14:The Indian High Commission at Colombo was taking steps towards seeking the release of some Indian fishermen presently in Sri Lankan jails, an official press release said today. The fishermen from Tamil Nadu were detained along with their boats when they were allegedly fishing in...
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Muslims lamented over the worsening situation in the North and East.
Colombo, Dec. 12: Situation in the North East would worsen if the administration passed on to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) warned the Muslim Organization. The Muslim organization told President Chandrika Bandaranaike that living with the Tamils had become difficult, after the Memora...
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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda copied Terror Tactics from Tamil Tigers - Soosai, Commander Sea Tiger
By Walter Jayawardhana - Los Angeles London, Dec. 12:Soosai, the Commander of the Sea Tigers, the marine armed wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) told BBC’s Frances Harrison that the terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda had copied terrorist tactics from them. In...
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British band to perform in support of Sri Lanka peace process
Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP), Dec. 12: - Sri Lanka is to host its first international pop concert in years, with the British reggae band UB 40 performing Saturday in Colombo to support the country's peace process. The island nation has fought a civil war for nearly two decades and is now negotiating a p...
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Tamil Tiger rebels return to Sri Lanka after peace talks in Norway
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 12: Tamil rebel negotiators returned Thursday after peace talks in Norway and discussions in Switzerland on how to set up a federal power-sharing system that Sri Lanka hopes will end 19 years of civil war. After touching down on the island's only international airpor...
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Govt to press Yemen to import more rice
Bangkok, Dec 12 (TNA): The government would attempt to press Yemen to import more rice from Thailand in a bid to reduce trade deficit, Commerce Minister Adisai Bodharamik disclosed yesterday. Speaking after a meeting with Mohamed Taramustafa, Yemen ambassador to Thailand, he said the discussion fo...
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Soldier killed in shootout with Wa
By Wiwatchai Somkam - The Nation Chian Mai, Dec. 13:Military intelligence officers predicted there would be more clashes between drug traffickers and Thai soldiers following a fierce gunfight between a Thai patrol and a Wa drug caravan on the northern border that left one Thai trooper and three in...
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Japan to open market for Thai mangosteens
Bangkok, Dec 13 (TNA): - Japan will soon open its market for mangosteens from Thailand, as quality of the Thai fruit has been improved to a satisfactory level, according to Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Sora-ath Klingprathum. Sora-ath told TNA here on Thursday after meeting with Japanese A...
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Permitting LTTE upgrade radio station ridiculous: Restore Wanni Sevaya — Opposition
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: The opposition wants the government to restore the special radio service which was closed down following a ceasefire agreement with the LTTE, particularly as it recently allowed the LTTE to acquire state-of-the-art equipment to boost its clandestine Voice of Ti...
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NJC conveys concern over Swiss accord of equal status to LTTE
The Island:The following is the full text of the letter, the National Joint Committee of Sinhala organisations sent to the ambassador for Switzerland in Sri Lanka. "According to media reports, the Government of Switzerland has, in a press release, stated that its support for the peace process was b...
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Hakeem will continue pivotal role in peace process - Kandy MC
by Cyril Wimalasurendre The Island: Kandy — SLMC Kandy Municipal Councillor Asmin Marikkar on Wednesday (11) stressed that party leader Rauf Hakeem would continue to play a pivotal role in the peace process. "No one can stop him from being a part of the process," he told a press briefing organised...
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About Curious Sound only told to Monks
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, "My car broke down. Do you think I could stay the night?" The monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, and even fix his car. As the man tries to fall a...
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We do not claim anything apart from our historical rights in Nagaland. – Th. Muivah
By K.T.Rajasingham Th. Muivah, the General Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) informed the Asian Tribune, that they have accepted the invitation of the Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and decided to visit India shortly, for further talks with the Indian Gove...
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Sri Lankas top opposition party demands Tamil rebels surrender arms
By Krishan Francis, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 13: Sri Lanka's main opposition party Friday demanded Tamil Tiger rebels surrender their weapons as part of the island nation's peace negotiations to end 19 years of civil war. "We strongly demand that decommissioning of (...
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Shinawatra accompanies Khaleda to Chiang Mai: We must unite as Asians to face global challenges: PM
Chiang Mai, Thailand, Dec 12: Prime Minister Khaleda Zia suggested utilising excellent political relations prevailing between Bangladesh and Thailand as a common tool in facing together global challenges stemming from rapid changes following globalisation, stringent international trade terms and th...
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