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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2964

NSCN-IM leaders to return for further talks

By Rezaul H. Laskar, Indo-Asian News Service

New Delhi, Jan 24, (IANS): Leaders of Nagaland's dominant rebel group are likely to return to India after a month to continue a dialogue to resolve the 53-year-old Naga separatist problem, government sources said.

UNICEF focuses on war-hit children in Sri Lanka

Colombo, (Reuters), Jan. 24: - Sri Lanka plays host next week to the head of the U.N. Children's Fund as Tamil Tiger rebels are dogged by allegations of child recruitment.

India, Myanmar to boost cooperation in oil and gas

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS): India and Myanmar will increase cooperation in the hydroelectric power and energy sectors, particularly the exploration of Myanmar's onshore oil and gas reserves.

Soldier charged for rape of Kareni Refugee Girls.

The military court in Chiang Mai charged one soldier for rape this Monday. He was one of those three soldiers who were brought to the military court on charges of raping two Karenni refugee girls in Mae Hong Song.

Corrupt running to hide from courageous whistleblowers & journalists - Global Corruption Report 2003

"The corrupt are running out of places to hide. That is the message that runs through the Global Corruption Report 2003," writes Peter Eigen, Chairman of Transparency International (TI), in his introduction.

Development of Kra Isthmus has no security threat:MOD

Bangkok, Jan 22 (TNA): A proposed plan to develop the Kra Isthmus in the South will pose no advesre effects on the national security, according to Defence Minister Gen. Thammarak Isarangura Na Ayudhya.

Monks Issue Warning: We are ready to die over bill

Chularat Saengpassa

The Nation, Jan. 23: About 10,000 monks yesterday vowed to sacrifice their lives if the Monastic Bill was passed, saying it violated the monastic disciplines and would compromise the power of His Majesty the King and the Supreme Patriarch.

Cultural and culinary magic of Myanmar recreated in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 22 (ANI): The cultural and culinary magic of Myanmar was recreated in Mumbai by The Green Elephant Group of Myanmar in association with Red Apple Group of India at the Le Royal Meridian amid much fanfare.

Tamils recruiting children: President Chandrika

Colombo, Jan. 23: Sri Lanka's president said on Wednesday Tamil Tiger rebels had recruited thousands of children and had nearly tripled their forces since a truce was signed last February, but she voiced support for talks to end the war

Sri Lanka school to introduce Grade II from next session

Doha, Jan. 23: : The Sri Lankan community school in Doha will introduce Grade II from the next academic session that begins in September this year.

Chargesheet filed against Nedumaran

Kancheepuram, (PTI), Jan. 22: Tamil National Movement leader P Nedumaran and three other party members, arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), have been chargesheeted by Tamil Nadu police in the case relating to their alleged support to banned LTTE.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Persists on the recruitment of Teenagers - Alleges SLMM

Colombo, Jan. 22: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) forcibly enlisted boys and girls amid the ceasefire, said the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM), in its report for the year ending 2002.<

Myanmar: Independence lost easily due to lack of modern standing armed Forces - General Than Shwe

When we study the history of mankind, we will see that there emerged organized groups for defence purpose because of the requirement to safeguard their own families and collectively defend their own communities.Hence, the armed forces have been indispensable for every independent people and nation since early history.

Sri Lanka elected Vice Chairperson of UN Human Rights Commission

Colombo, Jan. 22: Prasad Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva was elected without a vote as Vice Chairperson of the UN Commission on Human Rights

Myanmar wont permit anti-India activities from its soil

New Delhi, Jan. 23: Myanmar has reiterated that it would not allow its territory to be used for anti-India activities.

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