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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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Retrive Katchathivu, Sack Raja, no EVMs, among 19 resolutions adopted at AIADMK meet

Sack Communications Minister, back to ballot boxes and retrive Katchathivu are among 19 resolutions adopted by the AIADMK general council, chaired by party Presidium Chairman Mr. E. Madhusudhanan, former Minister, in the presence of general secretary J Jayalalithaa here on Wednesday.

UN warns U.S. breaking international law killing Afghan-Pak civilians Using indiscriminate air attacks

The United Nations has warned Washington about indiscriminate use of drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, saying that it may be breaking humanitarian law.

General Fonseka’s entry into politics: Is it the end of democracy in Sri Lanka?

I am ready to remove my uniform and work for the people to bring the country back on the right path if it continues to go on the wrong path even after defeating terrorism – General Sarath Fonseka in Washington

Raja took his own decisions on ‘spectrum licence’ : Dr. Swamy

Janata Party president Dr.Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday charged that Union Minister for Communications and IT A.Raja flouted the Prime Minister’s directives on spectrum licensing and went ahead with his first-come first-served basis.

U.S. Blasted for Sustaining Embargo on Cuba

The administration of President Barack Obama, which has vowed to improve relations with sanctions-hit Cuba, refused to break away from the traditional stand taken by successive U.S. governments and voted against a U.N. resolution calling for an end to the 47-year-old U.S. economic, commercial and financial embargo against the Caribbean island nation.

Jaffna Book Exhibition Continues

Jaffna Book Exhibition – 2009, which was launched on October 27 is expected to continue till next Saturday (October 31) at the Jaffna Central College.

Thai Government planning to strip Thakshin's rank and decorations

The Office of the Council of State on Tuesday advised the Secretariat of the Cabinet to remove the 'Police Lieutenant-Colonel' police rank of the ex-premier and recall his decorations as he was convicted for two-year-jail term for violating conflict of interest in the controversial Bangkok's Ratchadapisek land purchase deal last year.

Sri Lanka: Time to expose vultures

Sri Lanka is entering a phase where extreme vigilance is called for.

UNHCR in Sri Lanka to work towards promoting Children’s future

The new UNHCR representative to Sri Lanka assured to work towards promoting the welfare of the children.

India is on the verge of implosion from within

Soon after the independence on 15 August 1947, Brahman ruled India started gobbling princely states. 365 states were made part of Indian Union many among them wanting to stay independent or become part of Pakistan. Later on, India broke Pakistan into two and guzzled Goa and Sikkim.

Colombo’s biggest food festival is back

Food Festival since 2005, this year’s celebration is very special to all of us, as this time we are doing it in a liberated country.

Commonwealth Games :A Matter Of Shame!

India recently acquired the dubious distinction of having a committee representing foreign countries to oversee its work on a forthcoming sporting event. It is a sad commentary on the ability of the country and a reflection on the manner of the functioning of the authorities charged with the work.

Madras HC holds cops responsible for clash with lawyers

The Madras High Court on Thursday held four top police officers, including then Chennai Police Commissioner K. Radhakrishnan, responsible for the Feb 19 police-lawyers clashes inside the court complex in which several advocates and police personnel were injured.