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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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Congress alliance overcomes another battle, placates DMK

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday effected minor changes in his council of ministers to accommodate powerful regional ally DMK's demands and to rectify an error whereby two ministers had been allotted the same post.

Dixit appointed as India’s new National Security Advisor.

J N Dixit a seasoned diplomat and a former Secretary to the India’s Ministry of External Affairs will be the next India’s National Security Advisor.

Sri Lankan President inducts three more Ministers

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga inducted this morning three more new Ministers – two with full cabinet status and one Deputy Minister.

Affiliated College of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka in Los Angeles for Propagation of Buddhism

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka have established its first United States affiliated institution based in Los Angeles

Fans told to wait another month for Liverpool news

Thai football fans hoping that Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra would be able to announce his successful purchase of Liverpool Football Club yesterday were left frustrated when the prime minister reluctantly conceded that there would be no news on the deal for another month.

Natwar Singh and Me

By T.Sritharan - Boston, United States of America.

Natwar Singh a versatile and suave diplomat is a specialist on South Asia and especially on Sri Lanka and Pakistan is the new External Affairs Minister of India.

Liverpool Deal: Reds bid 'unconstitutional'

A group of Thammasat University legal experts has deemed the government's bid to buy a 30-per-cent stake in Liverpool Football Club as "unconstitutional", giving new impetus to growing opposition against the controversial scheme which reportedly made major progress.

Lakshman Kadirgamar on the mat

Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar who was earlier seriously considered for Prime Ministership in the United People’s Alliance Government, but the fundamental Sinhala Buddhist opposed his selection and ultimately Chandrika Kumaratunga has to be satisfied by appointing him as her Foreign Minister. Now it is the turn of the Tamils to oppose him holding on to the Foreign Minister portfolio, because they feel he might bring about international pressure on the their future political agenda.

Exposing private lives in Media

"We deploy the behavior all media institutions and personnel who have been involved in this expose over the last few days, and reiterate that the public exposure of people's private lives in this manner is contrary to all media ethics."

For reason unknown 30 Arakanese detained in Kawthaung

The reason for the arrest of about 30 Arakanese in Kawthaung, most southern Burmese town bordering Thailand, is still unknown, an Arakanese from Ranoung said over the phone.

Baroness Cox Introduces Debate On Burma In House of Lords

Leading UK Parliamentarians will be sending a letter of support to Burma's democracy leaders on the 14th anniversary of the elections held on May 27, 1990.

Peace Talks Stalemated – ‘Storm in the Tea Cup’

Reopening of the stall peace Talks to bring about a perpetual peace in the country has been stalemated, as Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Government of Sri Lanka holds divergent views on taking the peace process forward.