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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2760

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India: Result in 3 assembly elections on Thursday, Cong hopes to make clean sweep

Counting takes place on Thursday in the assembly elections to Haryana, Maharashtra and Arunachal Pradesh. The result is expected by mid-day. And the Congress hopes to make a clean sweep of this first electoral test since UPA-2 came to power in May.

Sri Lanka contributes towards South – South Cooperation

Sri Lanka has become a source of development assistance to the other developing countries.

Human Smuggling" is a business

During the last few weeks there were news about illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka to Australia. One boat was stopped half-way in Indonesia on the request of Australia and in it was 255 Tamil 'asylum seekers'.

Andhra Pradesh: New Controversy over YSR copter crash

It was close to two months back that YS Rajasekhara Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh died in a Bell helicopter crash. Now some sections have raised a controversy saying the crash was a result of a conspiracy.

Suicidal Attack in Iran

Amid ongoing wave of suicidal attacks in Pakistan a suicidal attempt in Sistan, Iran shook Iran and rest of the world.

Sri Lanka: Bridge in Dehiwala Opened for Public

Bridge in Dehiwala was opened this morning (October 21) for public by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The flyover in Dehiwala is the fourth flyover constructed in Colombo.

Three Sri Lankan Tamils caught in Bangkok for credit card scam

Bangkok, 21 October, ( Thai police nabbed three Sri Lankan Tamils on Monday (19 October) in downtown Bangkok for alleged credit card forgery.

Parliament Suspends Twice as Opposition MP Displayed a Poster

Speaker W.J.M.Lokubandara had to suspend the Parliament twice yesterday morning as the main Opposition; United National Party’s Puttalam district MP Palitha Ranga Bandara displayed a poster in front of his table.

Top dogs, Watch dogs and Stray dogs

International efforts to project Sri Lanka’s stature as a banana state have taken to top gear.

Journalist Ruwan Weerakoon denies he was never provided with special Army commandos’ protection

A news website has recently reported that journalist Ruwan Weerakoon has given his mobile phone to UNP parliamentarians Lakshman Seneviratne and Johnston Fernando for them to talk to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Sarath Fonseka.

He further denied that he was never provided with the special Army commandos’ protection.

Let’s Partially Emulate this Southerner – Mr Nishantha Muthuhettigama

On October 15, Nishantha Muthuhettigama, the hyperactive southern SLFP candidate, took an extraordinary step even by his own political standards, which may have sent shivers across many spines who got involved in the saga of the recent southern provincial council election.

Afghanistan set Nov. 07 for run-off election

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai agreed Tuesday to submit to a run-off election on Nov. 7 after Afghanistan's election commission ordered a second-round vote.

Enchanting Namitha

Enchanting Namitha

Enchanting Namitha

Enchanting Namitha

Enchanting Namitha

Chennai police bans kite flying

The Chennai police have banned kite flying in public for the second time in three years following a spate of accidents in recent days in which two boys chasing kites died and five motorcyclists fell off their bikes as the threads, strengthened with a coating of glass powder, cut their necks.