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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 2994

40-50 Indian sites hacked by Pak cyber criminals monthly

Hyderabad, (PTI), Jan. 24: About 40 to 50 Indian websites, including those belonging to sensitive government agencies and corporate bodies, are being hacked or defaced by Pakistani cyber criminals every month, according to the prodigious 18-year-old `ethical hacker' Ankit Fadia.

When Daddy goes out you can try and get pregnant.

Compiled by - V.Rajeny

My husband and I had been trying to have a third child for
a while. Unfortunately, the day I was to take a home pregnancy
test, he was called out of town on business. I had told our
young daughters about the test, and they were excited. We
decided if it was positive, we would buy a baby outfit to
surprise their father when he got home.

Child Slaves Abandoned Silk Industry in India: Burns, Beatings and 12 Hour Days for Bonded Children

London, Jan. 23: he Indian government is failing to protect
the rights of hundreds of thousands of children who toil as virtual
slaves in the country’s silk industry, Human Rights Watch said in a new
report released today.<

Myanmar to host 2004 Fourth World Buddhist Summit in accord with Theravada traditions

Yangon,Jan. 22: - Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council General Khin Nyunt took part in the discussions to host the Fourth World Buddhist Summit in Myanmar at International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University here this afternoon.

Thailand agrees with other ASEAN members to jointly counter terrorism

Bangkok, Jan 23 (TNA): - Thailand and other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to assist each other in case of any terrorist attack, according to a news report of Antara News Agency.

Myanmar villagers flee after government attack on ethnic rebels

Ya Phaw, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 23: - About 400 villagers in neighboring Myanmar fled into Thailand on Thursday to escape fighting between government troops and ethnic Karen guerrillas, witnesses said.

Britain criticizes Myanmars treatment of Suu Kyi

London, (AP), Jan. 23: A British official talked with opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar on Thursday, and criticized the country's military government for limiting her freedom to operate freely.

Poppy survey in the Shan State, in March

THE joint teams of the government and the United Nations will conduct a survey on opium poppy cultivation in Shan State in March, a senior police official said.<

Japan envoy upbeat about Sri Lanka peace process

Japan's envoy in charge of issues concerning Sri Lanka ended a three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Saturday, praising the ongoing efforts to end Asia's longest-running civil war.

Norway appoints new head for Sri Lanka cease-fire monitors

Oslo, Norway, (AP), Jan. 23: Norway announced the appointment of a new head of international monitors keeping track of a cease-fire in Sri Lanka between the government and Tamil rebels Thursday.

DSR to provide security for foreign dignitaries

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Island: Under a plan to revamp Sri Lanka’s VIP security apparatus, the government has established a Diplomatic Security Range (DSR) to take charge of security of all embassies and visiting foreign dignitaries while amalgamating the Prime Ministerial Security Division (PMSD) with the Ministerial Security Division (MSD). It will be known as the Special Protection Range (SPR). But the Presidential Security Division (PSD) would not be subjected to a security review.

WHO, NEPC agreement on health recovery programmes

The Island: An agreement to collaborate in the implementation of a World Bank funded North East health system recovery programme was signed between the North East Provincial Council (NEPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) last week at the Chief Secretary’s Office in Trincomalee. The agreement was signed by S. Rangarajah, Chief Secretary representing the NEPC and by Dr. Kan Tun, WHO Representative in Sri Lanka in the presence of senior officials of the NEPC and the WHO.

CBK mum on Japanese role in peace process

by Kesara Abeywardena

The Island: President’s spokesman Harim Peiris on Wednesday declined to comment on the expanded involvement of the Japanese Government in the peace process while it was reported that the Indian Government had objected to such an involvement by the Japanese. "At this moment I will not deal with the matter," he said.

Tiger child abductions boomerang: Mother refuses to live unless LTTE releases son

The Island: A mother of a fifteen-year old son from Batticaloa has threatened to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze unless her LTTE abducted son is released, the army website reported.

Lankan peace talks scaled down to 2 days

Colombo: (AFP), Jan. 23: Sri Lanka's peace broker Norway on Thursday announced that the next round of talks would be scaled down to two days while the venue was being shifted from Thailand to Europe.

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