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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1163

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Nagas living in own territory, not claiming others land:Muivah
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 13: As controversy erupted over claims by rebel Naga leaders, major insurgent outfit NSCN (I-M) today said Nagas have been living since time immemorial in their own territory and do not claim the land that belongs to others. "Nagaland has been divided by external forces--th...
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World Bank prepares to help rebuild Sri Lanka, resettle refugees
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 13: - The deputy chief of the World Bank (news - web sites) in South Asia arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday to assess the country's needs in recovering from nearly two decades of civil war and resettling hundreds of thousand...
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Burmese Military Threaten Villagers before the ICRC visit to Shan State.
Bangkok, Jan. 14: Military officials ordered local teachers, headmen and ex-government officials at the Laikha police station to form a civilian committee to shadow the International Committee for Red Cross team. The Shan Women Action Committee Network revealed this in a press statement. Shan Wome...
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The Gathering Storm in the East
Colombo, Jan. 13: Uuniversity Teachers Human Rights Jaffna organization a Tamil human rights watch-dog group functioning from Sri Lanka has pinpointed the growing troubles in the East and the continuing suffering and the growing resentment in the North and East in their latest Information Bulle...
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LTTE orders all N-E Tamil policemen: Quit service and join LTTE police
The Island: The LTTE has ordered all Tamil policemen serving in the North and the East to quit the service and join the LTTE police force. The LTTE had informed that if the policemen were unwilling to join the LTTE police force an officer should pay Rs. 100,000 and a constable should pay Rs. 50,00...
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Bhikkhu Federation rally against division of country
The Island: The first mass meeting organised by the Bhikkhu Federation to protect the country from being divided into two will be held at 3.00 p.m. today at Nugegoda. This is the first programme against ‘Coward and shameful process’ to divide the country into two, said lecturer Ven. Ambara Amila Th...
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Membership Of Principal United Nations Organs In 2003
The United Nations Information Service, Bangkok has provided the Principal membership details of the various United Nations Organizations for the year 2003. According to UNIS Bangkok, the details are as follows: General Assembly: The General Assembly is made up of 191 Member States. The...
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Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels discuss return of refugees from India
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka(AP), Jan. 14: - With peace prospects at their highest, government officials and Tamil Tiger rebels met Tuesday to discuss the return of an estimated 66,000 Sri Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps in neighboring India, a government...
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Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels discuss return of refugees from India
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka(AP), Jan. 14: - With peace prospects at their highest, government officials and Tamil Tiger rebels met Tuesday to discuss the return of an estimated 66,000 Sri Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps in neighboring India, a government...
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India's role in Sri Lanka seen increasing amid peace bid
Colombo,(PTI), Jan. 14: India has officially remained aloof of Sri Lanka's conflict, but as the Norwegian-backed peace bid gets down to tough bargaining the island is increasingly turning to New Delhi for help. With the latest round of negotiations ending in Thailand last week, a Sri Lankan nego...
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Lanka, US begin joint military exercises
Colombo,(PTI), Jan. 14: Sri Lanka and the United States have begun joint military exercises including arms operations, the American embassy here said today. The joint exercises, code-named "Balance Style" is the ninth for the two nations and will contine till early March, it said in a statement....
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Govt always ready to evacuate Thais in Iraq, says FM
Bangkok, Jan 14 (TNA): The government was always ready to evacuate Thai people in Iraq should the United States-led military action against the country begin, Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai said Tuesday. The remarks were made in response to news reports that the US and its alliance were bu...
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Most people believe US-Iraq war will erupt: Poll
Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): Most people believe a war between the United State and Iraq would definitely break out, according to a poll by Ratchapat Institute or Suan Dusit Poll. The survey was conducted with a random sample of 2,190 people in Bangkok and major cities in different regions during Januar...
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LTTE siezes Ravaya journalists’ equipment
The Island: LTTE cadres last week seized cameras and other equipment, belonging to journalists, working for Ravaya, when they were reporting on the situation in the Tiger-held areas in the Mannar district, the EPDP and security sources said. Tigers also seized their vehicle and ordered them to lea...
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Sanitising LTTE with Annan?
The Island: Diplomatic sources were speculating the purpose of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan being taken to Jaffna during his visit here and being introduced to LTTE leaders. Mr. Annan the ‘Custodian’ of all international anti-terrorist laws, travelling to Jaffna to meet terrorist leaders will g...
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Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back from China on their State Visit
Yangon, 11 Jan: Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Prime Minister Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrived back here from Kunming by special flight at 4.20 pm today after paying the State Visit to the People's Republic of China at the inv...
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Colombo wants to buy peace at any cost: Kadirgamar
By Amit Baruah , New Delhi , Jan. 12.: "The price of peace may be too heavy,'' Lakshman Kadirgamar, Senior Adviser to the Sri Lankan President on Foreign Affairs, said today about Colombo's ongoing peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Mr. Kadirgamar, who will meet a number of Gov...
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Dalai Lama calls for rejection of materialism at Buddhist gathering in eastern India
By Abdul Qadir, Associated Press Writer Gaya, India, Jan. 12: Amid threats and allegations of spying and sacrilege, the Dalai Lama led Tibetan Buddhists' highest worship ceremony on Sunday, calling for the rejection of materialism, greed and violence. "Money breeds greed, jealousy and other social...
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Nearly 700 dead as Bangladesh-India cold spell continues
Dhaka (Reuters) Jan. 12: More freezing weather has been forecast for northern India and Bangladesh, where over 700 people have died in a month-long cold spell, officials said on Sunday. Forty more people, mostly homeless, died over the past 24 hours in the impoverished Indian states of Uttar Prad...
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Closer Government To Business Partnership Urged To Overcome Digital Divide In OECD-APEC.
.Singapore, January 13: “Strengthening the partnership between the government and private sector to maximize digital economy access” will be a key message the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat will deliver the OECD-APEC Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy in Honolulu on January 15 Ambass...
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