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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 911

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Nagappa body found in Karnataka forest
Chennai, Dec 8: Even as the state was agog with rumours that former Karnataka minister H Nagappa had been released by forest brigand Veerappan and that there had been an encounter with the outlaw, reports started pouring in that his body had been found in the deep forests of Kollegal today. Though...
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Sri Lanka to Explore a New Government
By Amy Waldman New York, Dec. 06: In a development that seems to put even more distance between Sri Lanka and the war that has killed 64,000 of its people, negotiators for its government and Tamil rebels agreed yesterday to explore a federal model for the country. The announcement — essentially a...
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Poverty alleviation, main goal of SAARC — President
The Island: The following is the full text of the President’s message: "It gives me great pleasure to send this message on the happy occasion of SAARC Charter Day which falls on December 8. Seventeen years ago on 8th December 1985, the heads of state of the seven South Asian countries signed a Cha...
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Japan to handle economic, development issues — Ranil
From Shamindra Ferdinando in Tokyo The Island:Subsequent to a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at his office yesterday (5) afternoon, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Japan will handle economic and development issues relating to the Oslo-led peace process. In response...
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India will not allow ‘Eelam’ — Anura
The Island: SLFP Member of Parliament Anura Bandaranaike who returned from New Delhi with MP Dr. Sarath Amunugama yesterday claimed that New Delhi had assured that India would not allow a separate ‘Eelam’ state in Sri Lanka and they would pursue the extradition of LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran wanted...
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The Moral of the Story: Pay your bills
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Nick the Dragon Slayer had a long-standing obsession to nuzzle the beautiful Queen's voluptuous breasts, but he knew the penalty for this would be death. One day he revealed his secret desire to his colleague, Horatio the Physician, who was the King's chief doctor. Horatio th...
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Thai Police Arrested Shan Singer
Bangkok, Dec. 6: Thai police arrested a Shan singer who organized a anti-Yangon concert upon the order of Shan State Army (SSA) troops for Shan New Year celebrations on Dec. 4 and Dec.5 in Mae Hong Son province, 950 kilometers northwest from Bangkok. According to the report of Bangkok Post Friday,...
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Is That Really You? Check My DNA
By Kristen Philipkoski Dec. 06: Retinal scans. Fingerprints. Face scans. In the post 9/11 world, these kinds of biometric measures are increasingly used in public places like government offices, airports and rental car kiosks. Every human cell contains DNA, the blueprint for all life, and that gen...
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PM: My name should not be brand name of Thai products
Bangkok, Dec 6 (TNA): - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Friday turned down a proposal to use his name as the brand name of Thai products to be sold in the world market, saying manufacturers' names should be, instead, used to honor their work. Thaksin told TNA that he personally did not agree w...
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Arab men in Gulf Countries are reduced to hereditary serfdom, for which Saudia is no exception.
By - K.T.Rajasingham This is fifth part of a six-part article series about the Arab Countries located Gulf region, which falls, within the Asian continent. Hereditary monarchs rule these countries and the ordinary Arab man in these countries are nothing but people reduced to hereditary serfdom by t...
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The passing away of General Ne Win is diplomatically a non-event.
There are no condolence messages forthcoming from head of states, even from any ASEAN countries on the passing away of General Ne Win, the former head of state of Burma. The passing of Ne win is considered an unusual event, as the event is so far not officially announced by the Burmese government....
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PM asked to set up single drugs agency
Bangkok Dec 7 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be asked to set up a new drugs control agency in which existing drugs bodies will be integrated, according to Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Chavalit Yongchaiyudh. Gen. Chavalit told reporters that he would propose to the Premier that the cou...
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Sri Lanka marks unprecedented breakthrough toward ending ethnic conflict
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Oslo, Norway, Dec. 05: - After a bitter 19-year war, Sri Lanka and Tamil Tiger rebels reached a breakthrough in their quest for peace Thursday, agreeing on a way to govern their ethnically divided island as one nation. At the end of four days of inten...
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Presidential Truth Commission Report handed over to President
The final Report of the Presidential Truth Commission on Ethnic Violence appointed by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in 2001 was handed over to the President on the afternoon of 04th Decemberat President’s House, by the former Chief Justice Hon. S. Sharvananda, the Chairman of the Co...
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To honour war heroes is not against the peace process
Colombo, Dec. 05:Dr. Narme F. Wickremesinghe, Chairperson, Rana Viru Seva Authority, has told the state electronic media that it is not against the peace process to give coverage to national occasions honouring the battle heroes of the Nation. In a letter to Chairpersons and Editors of the State e...
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You have a problem getting out of sand traps?
Compiled by : V.Rajeny An Octogenarian who was an avid golfer moved to a new town and joined the local Country Club. He went to the Club for the first time to play but was told there wasn't anybody he could play with because they were already out on the course. He repeated several times that he re...
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Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s Message for Ramazan 2002
"I extend my warm and sincere wishes to all the Muslims of Sri Lanka on this Id-ul-Fitr. Today marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan, a period of contemplation, compassion and self-control for the followers of Islam." Sri Lankan President in her writter Ramzan message further added: E...
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Tibetan faces death for blasts
Chinese authorities are to execute a Tibetan man for a series of explosions earlier this year. The man was also charged with attempting to split the country. A second man was given a suspended death sentence. Both were charged with possession of explosives and attempting to split the country. Three...
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Thai Premier vows to step up narcotics suppression
Bangkok, Dec 6 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday pledged to step up efforts to suppress drugs in compliance with His Majesty the King’s call for a national war against the illicit narcotics trade. The premier said His Majesty had been concerned about the drugs problem in the coun...
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General Ne Win was given a pariah cremation in Burma.
Former Burma’s military dictator General Ne Win (91), who died on Thursday, 05 December, at 7.30 in the morning, was cremated on the same day, in the afternoon, at the Ye Way cemetery, about 15 miles north of Yangon. A playboy autocrat, who ruled Burma for more than 25 years, ultimately, disgraced,...
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