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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1391

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441 rail accidents in 2001-02: Minister
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 21: There were 414 rail accidents during the year 2001-02 which include 280 derailments, 30 collisons, 88 accidents at level crossings, eight cases of fire in trains and eight miscellaneous accidents, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Stating this in a written reply, Minis...
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India for peaceful resolution of Iraq issue: Vajpayee
Shimla, (PTI), Feb. 21: Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said today that the Iraq issue should be settled in a peaceful manner through negotiations and if any action was required, it should be taken by the United Nations and not at the behest of one or two countries. Asked whether in the e...
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Clinton cancels India trip due to security concerns
New York, (PTI), Feb. 21: Former US president Bill Clinton has cancelled his India tour scheduled for this month, due to "serious security concerns" caused by the situation in Iraq and terrorist threat to American citizens, sources said here. "At the request of the United States Secret Servic...
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JVP in sit down protest in the House
The Island: Parliament sittings were suspended for 20 minutes yesterday morning when JVP members sat in the aisle of the House as a mark of protest against Thursday’s police attack on their demonstration. JVP MP, Wimal Weerawansa, wanted to make a statement condemning the police attack soon after...
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Mystery vessel sighted in Eastern seas
By Norman Palihawadana The Island: Information regarding a mystery vessel sighted in the eastern seas was received by the Colombo Radio Shipping Services yesterday (21) morning. This mystery vessel sighted along the Trincomalee-Batticaloa seas had also followed a fishing trawler identified as "Dha...
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Myanmar government intervenes in bank crisis
Yangon, Feb. 21: Myanmar's government has begun lending money to private banks to resolve a crisis caused by a sudden withdrawal of deposits by panicked account holders, a private bank official said Friday. The senior official, who requested anonymity, said an initial 25 billion kyat was disburse...
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Banks guarantee financial safety; people should do their work without any worry concerning banks.
Yangon, Feb. 21: Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council General Khin Nyunt addressed the Commerce Ministry’s third four-monthly and annual meeting this afternoon at the ministry. Secretary-1 General Khin Nyunt said in striving to develop the national economy, the government has la...
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Foiled plot prompts plea to members of political parties
Myanmar, Feb. 17 - 23: THE government has called on members of political parties to help its efforts for a peaceful transition to democracy by respecting the law. The request came in the wake of the arrest of some members of political parties in recent weeks in connection with an anti-government p...
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Banks safe, assures govt
By Moe Zaw Myint Yangon, Feb. 17 - 23:The Central Bank of Myanmar has assured the public that private banks will not be affected by the collapse of four general services companies in Yangon. The assurance was given by the bank’s governor, U Kyaw Kyaw Maung, at a media conference held on February...
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The litigation and the judgment against Aung San Suu Kyi is a clear case of political interference.
Yangon, Feb. 21: Aung San Suu Kyi according to a statement issued by the National League for democracy clearly clarifies that she was victim of political vendetta. The leader of the Opposition and the Noble laureate denounced the decision of the court, which heard the litigation against her biased...
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Vajpayee leaves for Kuala Lumpur NAM summit
New Delhi, Feb. 22: Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee left this morning for Malaysia to attend the 13th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Kuala Lumpur. The summit takes place at a time when the Non-Aligned Movement is struggling to regain some of the relevance it enjoyed at the peak of the C...
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Burmese Government has not invited US Government for any Talks.
Washington, Feb. 20: State department denied that it has not officially received any invitation from Burma for any dialogue. US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher disclosed this at a press briefing held on last Thursday. At the noon Press briefing held on 20 February, a question was posed...
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Thailand to host APEC
Chiang Rai Feb 22 (TNA): - Thailand will host the second meeting of senior officials of member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in May after the first meeting ended successfully yesterday, according to a senior Foreign Ministry official. Permanent Secretary for Foreign Aff...
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Tamils celebrate truce anniversary, ignoring boycott calls
Colombo, (PTI), Feb. 22: Residents in Northern Sri Lanka today celebrated the first anniversary of a truce between Tamil Tiger rebels and government and staged street marches, defying a call by some university students to boycott the event. Over 1,000 men and women took out a procession in the...
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Dr. Supachai welcomes start of WTO work on Bhutan accession
Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi, on 18 February 2003, welcomed the start of serious work on the accession of Bhutan with the delivery of the country's Memorandum on the Foreign Trade Regime to the WTO. He said that this development signaled Bhutan's keen interest in commencing its accession...
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Burma: Dam in Karen State will still flood Shan State
The choice of the dam site of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand in Karen State will inundate parts of Karenni and Shan states upstream region, according to an informed source from Thailand-based environmental group today. "The back flood from Weigyi, between Thailand's Maehongson Pr...
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Peace Secretariat on the appointment of Committees in the Eastern Province.
Colombo, Feb. 20: The Secretariat for Co-ordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) in Sri Lanka clarifies the reasons for not appointing any Sinhalese members in the committees that are to be appointed in the Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. A press rel...
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Thailand: Extrajudicial killing is not the way to suppress drug trafficking
Amnesty International today expressed grave concern about hundreds of reported killings of drug trafficking suspects by the Thai security forces since 1 February 2003 -- the day when Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced a "war on drugs". The effect of the government's campaign against drugs...
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Clarification on Thailand by the High Commission on Human Rights.
In response to recent articles that have been published by a number of publications on 12/02/03 and13/02/03, in which it was reported that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights had asked to send a special representative to Thailand following reports of alleged extra-judicial killings of person...
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Statement by the New Mon State Party of Burma at its Fifth Conference.
The New Mon State Party, a political party representing the Mon ethnic group at the conclusion of its Fifth Conference declared that it will elevate its struggle to a higher level in order to achieve its goal for the establishment of a New Mon State with full authority and in the process negotiate,...
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