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INDIA| Writing a new identity: Indigenous tribes across India devising scripts

In February, a representation of the three Mishmi tribes of Arunachal Pradesh — Idu, Kman and Taraon — met to discuss how to develop a writing system that would be true to their tongue. The Roman script they use currently allows too many slips twixt the alphabet and the lip. A reader cannot tell apart 'sweet', 'sour' and 'red', with all spelt 'shu'.

Drugs systematically introduced to Tamil youth

Narcotic drugs had been introduced in the province in a systematic manner with the intention of preventing a youth-resurgence, Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran charged today.

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Sri Lankan refugees in Indonesia plead NZ for help

Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi and Myanmar refugees ended up shipwrecked on an Indonesian reef earlier this week said that they were heading for New Zealand. In a letter seen by Radio New Zealand, the refugees had made a collective plea to the New Zealand Government for asylum, saying it was unsafe for them to return home.

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