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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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Singapore's Lee set to take over as PM on Aug 12

Lee Hsien Loong, son of modern Singapore's founder Lee Kuan Yew, will take over as prime minister of the wealthy city state on Aug. 12, the office of current premier Goh Chok Tong said on Saturday.

All Thai troops to return home in September: Ministry of Defence

Thailand will remain its troops in Iraq until September, Defence Minister Gen. Chetta Thanajaro has confirmed.

No more War, Start the Peace Talks immediately – Tamil expatriates.

Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam should start the stalled peace talks without any further delay, emphasized hundreds of expatriates Tamils who met V. Anandasangree, the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front and the former Member of Parliament for the Jaffna district.

Dara Singh sentence hearing on 28 July 2004

By Hemanta Kuumar Rout – Asian Tribune

The High Court of Orissa informed that 28 July would be the date for adjudicating on the death sentence awarded to Ravindra Pal alias Dara Singh in the Staines murder case by the trial court. The “death sentence reference” was listed for hearing before the Division Bench of Chief Justice S B Roy and Justice A S Naidu.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister on a 'Working Visit' to India

Mahinda Rajapakse, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is currently on a working visit to India from 17 – 19 July, at the invitation of India's Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Facing up to the dark legacy of state-sponsored riots In Sri Lanka & Gujarat

July 2004 is the 21st anniversary of the government-sponsored riots against Tamils in Sri Lanka. The month became known as Black July. Similar state-sponsored violence took place in Gujarat, India in February 2002, when the state government organized and instigated massive attacks on Muslims there.

Burma - The Military Option

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

There is growing speculation that the shipment of 10,000 weapons captured at the Chittagong Port in Bangladesh on April 3, 2004 was intended for the ethnic Resistance Armies in Burma.

President of India unveils multipronged plan for rural development in Andhra Pradesh

By Hemanta Kumar Rout – Asian Tribune

The President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam unveiled yesterday a multipronged plan of ushering in `Rural Prosperity through Connectivity (RUPCON)' and suggested setting up 10-mission charter to tackle the immediate problems facing the State and to achieve the goals of rural development in Andhra Pradesh, recently.

Eastern region TNA Parliamentarians met Thamilselvan – A home & home friendly

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarians and officials of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam met yesterday morning S.Paramu Thamilselvan, head of the Political Davison at the LTTE Peace Secretariat.

After Myanmar, Nepal to host Buddhist summit:

After Myanmar, Nepal now plans to host an international conference of Buddhists in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.

Quraya tenders resignation to Arafat

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Quraya has told legislators that he has submitted his resignation to President Yasir Arafat.

India, S Lanka to enhance economic cooperation: FM

India today said it is looking at new areas for enhancing economic cooperation with Sri Lanka, including agriculture, and a line of credit for the island nation was in the pipeline.


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