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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1198

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Cambodia pledges to compensate damages to Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh
Bangkok, Feb 4 (TNA): Visiting Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Num Hong pledged here on Tuesday that the Cambodian government would take responsibility for all damages to the Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh, caused by a riot last week, but would consider conpensation claims of private businesses which w...
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Diary of a Reporter : On the prowl
By Frances Bulathsinghala Paris: At first sight, the restaurant run by one Subramanium in the La Chappelle area of Paris (where most Tamil firms are located) seems like any other eatery. Once you stroll in, you understand that it is not so. It looks more like a shrine to LTTE supremo Velupillai Pr...
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India to raise Israeli Trained four Battalions of Counter-Insurgency Special Force.
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 02: With Islamabad showing no signs of relenting on infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has given a go ahead to raising of four more battalions of Special Forces, who would be trained in Israel for specialised counter insurgency strikes. The proposal for raisin...
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US Army Chief arrives on a two day visit to India
New Delhi, (PTI)< Feb. 02: US Army Chief General Eric K Shinseki today arrived here on a two-day visit during which he will be extensively briefed about continuing infiltration from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Shinseki, the first US Army Chief to visit India, will be appr...
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MFA:Thai team to survey damages in Phnom Penh
Bangkok, Feb 2 (TNA): A team of Thai delegates to survey damages of the Thai Embassy and other Thai interests in Phnom Penh will leave for the Cambodian capital this week, as the Cambodian government has requested that its foreign minister be granted an audience with His Majesty King Bhumibol Adu...
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Ministry prepared to refinance foreign debts
Bangkok, Feb 3, (TNA): The Ministry of Finance is preparing to refinance USD2.546 billion in foreign borrowings in order to reduce interest payments, the director of the Public Debt Office announced yesterday. Mrs Phanee Saphawarokhom said that the ministry would refinance USD1.288 billion in fore...
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4 suspects shot dead on day 1 of drug war
Bangkok, Feb. 03: Four drug suspects were shot dead, 264 others taken into custody and 727,742 methamphetamine tablets seized on Saturday - the first day of the government's war on narcotics, police said yesterday. Royal Thai Police spokesman Maj-General Pongsapat Pongcharoen said the detentions a...
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Sri Lankan govt says it is not time for disarming Tamil rebels
COLOMBO, Jan. 30 (Xinhuanet): A Sri Lankan government minister said Thursday that time has not arrived yet to call for disarming of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels who have waged a bloody ethnic war in the country. Minister of Economic Reforms Milinda Moragoda, who is also a government peace negotia...
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Destroyed Tamil library raised from ashes.
By Krishan Francis, Associated Press Writer Colombo, (AP), Sri Lanka, Feb. 02: - In a bid to win back the confidence of Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil minority, the government has renovated the public library in war-torn city of Jaffna, nearly 22 years after it was burned down by anti-Tamil mobs. Th...
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SU call for Central Bank bomb victims
The Island: The Sihala Urumaya calls on those affected by the LTTE attack on the Central Bank on January 31st 1996, to set up an organisation to seek justice for the loss caused to them. Former Central Bank Governor and SU President Dr. Neville Karunathilake will be governor of the organisation. T...
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Controversy over LTTE leader getting office in Eastern Campus
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: Controversy surrounds a decision of the eastern university to furnish a senior LTTE leader with an office room in the university. The Tiger identified as Avinian moved into the university situated at Vantharamoolai, Chenkalady several weeks ago, an informed sour...
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Address the Burmese issue jointly and collectively for a speedy resolution – Yongyos Adireksarn.
By - K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Feb. 03: Thousands of Burmese remaining as refugees in Thailand causes pain of mind and grief and this tragic situation continues in Thailand for the last so many years without any perceivable solution, to bring an end to this human tragedy. Human beings when they...
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Sri Lankan opposition leader to meet Indian leaders
By P. Jayaram - Indo-Asian News Service New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Mahinda Rajapakse, leader of the opposition in the Sri Lankan parliament, is here at the invitation of the Indian government to discuss the pace of peace talks in his country that is worrying New Delhi. Rajapakse, who arrived here ove...
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Congress issues candidates' list for Nagaland assembly polls
Kohima, (PTI), Feb. 03: The ruling Congress in Nagaland on Monday announced names of its candidates for the ensuing assembly elections in the state slated for February 26. The list of candidates for all the sixty assembly constituencies was released at a function held at the Congress Bhavan in...
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Thai PM to visit Myanmar
Bangkok, Feb. 03, (TNA): In a move that is likely to anger campaigners for human rights in Myanmar, the prime minister today announced that he would pay an official visit to Rangoon on February 9 to discuss drugs, immigrant labour and tourism. Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai said that the...
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Kumaratunga asks LTTE to stop recruiting child soldiers
Colombo, (PTI) , Feb. 03: Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga today said her cohabitation government had fulfilled its peace promises, but LTTE rebels were not co-operating and recruited child soldiers. In her message to the nation to mark the 55th anniversary of Independence from Britain...
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Catastrophe In The Sky: Shuttle disaster - Columbia breaks up over Texas
Florida, Feb. 01: Almost exactly 17 years to the day after the Challenger explosion, the space shuttle Columbia, with seven astronauts aboard, broke up upon descent this morning over central Texas, just minutes before a scheduled landing at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. “The Columbia is lost. Th...
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Hun Sen to blame for violence, says Rainsy
Bangkok, Feb. 02: The anti-Thai rioting in Phnom Penh this week was organised by the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen to divert attention from local problems, Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said in Singapore yesterday. Rainsy flew into Bangkok from Singapore yesterday afternoon but had...
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Kalpana: From Karnal to Canaveral
New Delhi, Feb. 01: As the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated in course of its landing over Texas in the United States, it brought to a sad end the promising career of Kalpana Chawla, a small town girl who with her "big dreams" and indomitable spirit brought glory to the country. Before embarkin...
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Israeli astronaut brought joy to a troubled country
Jerusalem, Feb. 01: Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, gave a troubled country something to cheer about when he blasted off January 16 on the space shuttle Columbia. The apparent disaster just before landing Saturday brought back a familiar sense of dread. "The government of Israel and the peop...
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