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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1131

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Why are we quiet about child abductions and recruitment?: Child protection chief lashes out inaction
by Namini Wijedasa The Island: The head of the country’s national child protection body last week lashed out at the international and local community for clamping shut on the LTTE’s recruitment of child soldiers, saying that anyone drafting children to the armed forces could not be for peace. "M...
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Pakistan will be erased from World map if it nukes India:Fernandes
London, (PTI), Jan. 27: In a stern warning, India has told Pakistan that it would be "erased from the World map", if it uses nuclear weapons against India. We have been saying all through, that the person who heads Pakistan today, who is also the whole and sole in-charge of that country, has bee...
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India says conflict with China not inevitable as both compete on global front
By Laurinda Keys, Associated Press Writer New Delhi, India, (AP), Jan. 27: As China and India compete to become major world powers, military conflict is unlikely between the Asian giants, New Delhi declared Monday in a rare outline of its policies toward Beijing. “India's policies will not be ba...
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Accelerated Resettlement program take shape in the Jaffna district.
Colombo, Jan. 27: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Colombo in press release announced that the Phase One of the action plan for accelerated resettlement programme in Jaffna district begins: Government, LTTE and UNHCR teams start work. The full text of the Press re...
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Burmese border remains closed asTasang dam project gets underway
The border connecting Burma's Shan State with Chiangmai's Chiangdao Dditrict remained sealed on the day road-building materials were be transported to the Tasang dam project site, 160 km away further interior, reported Hawkeye, Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN) reporter from Ban Arunothai, opposi...
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PM chairs brainstorming forum on national development
Chiang Mai, Jan. 27 (TNA): Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Monday chaired a brainstorming forum on sustainable national development, held in this northern resort province of Chiang Mai, according to a radio news report. The forum was aimed to seek ways to efficiently enhance the country’...
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Spiraling Inflation Continues to Dog Burma
Rangoon, jan. 27: Condemned by Western governments for its poor human-rights record, shunned by foreign investors and international financial institutions, military-ruled Burma and its improvised people are now suffering from spiraling inflation. The price of rice has nearly doubled over the past...
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Internet traffic broadly affected by electronic attack
By - Ted Bridis, Associated Press Writer Washington, Jan. 25:Traffic on the many parts of the Internet slowed dramatically for hours early Saturday, the apparent effects of a fast-spreading, virus-like infection that overwhelmed the world's digital pipelines and interfered with Web browsing and de...
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Washington warns against attacks by Islamist cells in Kuwait
Kuwait, Jan. 25: The US warned yesterday that the Islamist cells have been active in Kuwait and might launch new attacks as an apparent al-Qaida network sympathizer was arrested. This US warning, however, was expressed in Kuwait with the announcement made by the Kuwaiti Sami al-Mateiri ( 25 year o...
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PM:Thailand to be first country to set up FTA with China
Bangkok, Jan 25 (TNA): - The government is accelerating steps and procedures so that Thailand will become the first country to set up free trade area with China, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Friday after meeting with visiting Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Li...
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List of Padma award recipients
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The following is the list of recipients of the Padma awards on the occasion of Republic Day. Padma Vibhushan Bal Ram Nanda (literature and education) Delhi, Vaid Bhrihaspati Dev Triguna, (medicine-Ayurveda) Delhi, Kazi Lhendup Dorji (public affairs) Kalimpong, Sonal Mansi...
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CBK set to diss­olve parliament
The Sunday Leader: President Chandrika Kumaratunga is considering the dissolution of parliament and going for a snap general election before the donor conference scheduled for June in Japan, it is reliably learnt. Highly placed sources said the President despite assurances given to parliament tha...
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Anandasangari slams Mangala
The Sunday Leaders: Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) President, V.Anandasangari has said that People's Alliance (PA) Member Mangala Samaraweera's claim that the TULF and its members are becoming or has already become human hostages of the LTTE is "baseless." In a hard-hitting letter addressed...
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Virus-like attack cripples Internet in Asia
Bangkok, (AP), Jan. 25: A virus-like computer infection quickly spreading through the world's digital networks interrupted Internet service in parts of Asia on Saturday, slowing Web browsing and e-mail services in several countries, including India. Internet service providers and local media in T...
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Global pressure is on LTTE
Chennai Jan. 25. "There are compelling factors for the LTTE to realise that a separate state is not achievable. The international community will not allow that to happen. Similarly, the Sri Lankan Government has also realised that there can be no solution without the LTTE and if they give up the...
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Thai Govt to develop Phuket Airport as new aviation hub
Phuket, Jan 25 (TNA) - The government has planned to develop a regional airport in this southern resort island of Phuket as a new aviation hub in the South, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told a meeting on development strategies of Phuket, held today at the Royal Phuket C...
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Nambiar’s Dec. report takes realistic view of HSZ dilemma
The Island: Any review of the scope and content of the High Security Zones will only come about if the LTTE deposits its weapons to neutral supervision and initiates measures to withdraw from front-line positions into nominated areas, says a report released in December by Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar,...
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Sihala Urumaya asks government if LTTE could have its own army
The Island: The Sihala Urumaya yesterday asked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Defence Minister Tilak Marapana why they still haven’t declared that the LTTE won’t be permitted to maintain their own army in any future power-sharing arrangement. "We demand the government to declare publicly...
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Sri Lanka to hold referendum before signing peace deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, says report
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 26: Sri Lanka's government plans to hold a referendum before signing a final peace deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying by a state-run newspaper Sunday. "When we arrive at a political solution, that political solution...
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Nepal anti-rebel police chief shot dead
By Gopal Sharma Kathmandu (Reuters), Jan. 26: - Suspected Maoist rebels shot dead the chief of Nepal's anti-rebel police force and his wife on the outskirts of Kathmandu early on Sunday, police and officials said. Krishna Mohan Shrestha, inspector-general of the Nepal Armed Police Force set up two...
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