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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2770

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India to strengthen troop posts on icy border, Manmohan meets Wen Jiabo

India is planning to strengthen troop posts along its borders and equip the soldiers guarding icy frontiers with modern weapons and specialized vehicles, the Minister for the Interior, Palaniappan Chidambaram, said here on Thursday as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh landed in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin for a meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of East Asia summit.

Maldives : Status of women and children deteriorating- laments DRP

The main Opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) today lamented the deteriorating status of women in the Maldives whilst urging a speedy conclusion to the ongoing probe into under-age concubines.

Nepal Maoists give 10-day ultimatum to the govt, warn of fresh stir

Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) on Friday warned that it would stage stringent protest activities if the ruling political parties failed to address their demand for ‘civilian supremacy’ even after next 10-day.

Visit to Sri Lanka by Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

At the invitation of Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey V. Lavrov will visit Sri Lanka on 26th October 2009.

Sri Lanka: Dates Fixed for the Vote-On-Account Debate

Proposed Vote on Account for first four months of 2010 will be presented to Parliament on 3rd November3, an official from the Government Chief Whip revealed .

DMK’ Raja’s scalp in the Spectrum muddle

As the CBI began its investigations into the Spectrum scam, demands for the resignation of the Communications Minister A Raja are mounting. The latest to join the chorus initiated by Jaya Amma of AIADMK is the BJP but the DMK Raja has outright rejected the demand.

Thiruvalluvar image on World Tamil Conference logo

The logo for the World Classical Tamil Conference, unveiled on Thursday here by the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi at the secretariat, has the image of saint-poet Thiruvalluvar.

Honour the heroes of war

The terrorists were decisively defeated on May 18th and peace which was considered unattainable reigns over Sri Lanka after 30 years of murderous strife. The death toll is nearly 100,000. The sacrifices made by the military and the civilians who were maimed and killed should not be forgotten.

Church of Sweden commits to same-sex marriage

In what is being seen as a landmark decision, the Church of Sweden has formally agreed to recognize same-sex marriages and conduct gay weddings and blessings, becoming the first major church to do so.

Pro-LTTE University Academics

Following the claim for damages from Rajaratnam filed in US Courts by victims of the LTTE suicide bombings in Sri Lanka the stage has now been set to follow their lead in filing action in our Supreme Court against university academics and other NGOs in Sri Lanka who have been actively supporting the LTTE knowing that it is a terrorist organization.

Financial coalitions to fight child pornography offences to receive EU support

On Friday, the EU justice- and home affairs ministers adopted conclusions on a European financial coalition and national financial coalitions against child pornography on the Internet.

Ahungalla meeting – a prelude to celebrate 60th Anniversary ILO Collective Bargaining Convention

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining, 1949 (No. 98), and in preparation of the High Level Tripartite Meeting on Collective Bargaining to be organized in the ILO in Geneva in November 2009, the ILO Office for South Asia is planning to hold the tripartite meeting on Negotiating for Decent Work in the Age of Globalization in South Asia and China in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka.

Swamy seeks sanction to prosecute Raja

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has sought sanction from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to prosecute Union Communications Minister A. Raja in the wake of CBI raids in the last two days in the Sanchar Bhavan offices in Delhi and private telecom firms in several cities in India in connection with alleged irregularities in 2G (second generation) spectrum allotment.