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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2554

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Dinakaran not to hold court till cleared of charges

Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, facing possible impeachment for judicial misconduct arising from several charges, including land grab and accumulation of wealth beyond known sources of income during his tenure as judge of the Madras High Court , has decided not to hold court sittings till he is cleared, a high court official said late Wednesday.

Bed-ridden for 36 years after assault, woman moves court for mercy killing

The Supreme Court has admitted a petition for the mercy killing of a woman who suffered a brutal assault 36 years ago and has been lying in a vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital ever since.

U.S. attempt of regime change in Afghanistan with Western-friendly Leadership revealed

A proposal by an influential former American ambassador to Afghanistan who was most recently the second-most senior UN official stationed in Kabul to depose President Karzai and replace with a Western-friendly leadership which has taken rounds in Washington political circles closer to Vice President Joe Biden was revealed in an exclusive report in The New York Times.

Motion against Dinakaran admitted, but he won't quit

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday admitted a motion seeking the removal of P.D. Dinakaran as Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court for alleged acts of judicial misconduct involving corruption, land grabbing and abuse of office.

Muralitharan and his Retirement

Last Wednesday the Hindustan times , the leading Indian newspaper reported as “Sri Lanka’s hopes of clinching the one-day series after losing the Test and squaring the T20 series, suffered a setback when Muttiah Muralitharan and medium-pacer Dilhara Fernando were sent home with finger injuries”.

Opposition Leader’s Statements Put Sri Lanka in Trouble – Media Minister

Mass Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that opposition leader Ranil Wickeremesinghe’s irresponsible statements in foreign countries put Sri Lanka in trouble.

Lalin’s Column: Tried by war; A just war –The Commander in Chief speaks - In case we have forgotten

“The insurgent leader does not attempt to deceive us. He offers us no excuse to deceive ourselves. Between him and us the issue is distinct, simple and inflexible. It is an issue which can only be settled by war and decided by victory”.

No resolution need be passed in the Assembly for Telangana formation: KCR

There is no need for a resolution in the Andhra Pradesh assembly to carve out a separate Telangana state, according to Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao.
He was addressing a news conference in Hyderabad, his first since the December 9 announcement by the central government to initiate the process for formation of Telangana, when he said this.

I will repeat victory - President Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa after handing in his nomination papers to contest the upcoming presidential election told the media gathered at the Election Secretariat, Rajagiriya, Colombo that he would repeat victory to the people and the nation as done from 2005.

More Tamil films shoot in France: Envoy

France and India share a mutual cultural respect and have entered into an agreement to facilitate more film shooting by Indian films in France, said Consul General of France in Puducherry Pierre Fournier at the inaugural function of the 7th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF), on Wednesday.

ILO to impress UN to create 'green jobs'

In a dispatch from the International Labour Organization (ILO) Colombo Office, it was indicated that ILO participates in the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen to draw attention to the value of “green jobs” for reaping the development benefits and meeting the employment challenge associated with the goal of cutting CO2 emissions.

Police hero who helped avert coup

December 18 marks the 20th Death Anniversary of former Inspector General of Police Stanley Senanayake who played a pivotal role in saving Sri Lankan Democracy at a most critical moment in Sri Lanka’s post-independence history.

We are again treading the disastrous path

Memories of 1971 debacle are too painful to be forgotten. The great tragedy of losing half of Pakistan did not happen in a day or in few months but the dismantling process commenced a little after partition. Leaders who came after Quaid-e-Azam and Liaquat Ali Khan preferred self over national interests and got busy in accumulating power and pelf and in the process tore Pakistan bit by bit.

Sampath Bank becomes the Best Corporate Citizen 2009

Sampath Bank was adjudged the Best Corporate Citizen Award at the Best Corporate Citizens Awards 2009 conducted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, and was held at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel. The even has been to appreciate the Corporate Community in their efforts to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Actor Chiranjeevi resigns from Andhra Assembly

Popular Telugu film star and Prajya Rajyam Party (PRP) chief Chiranjeevi on Thursday resigned from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly to join the movement against division of the State to create a separate Telangana, provoking pro-Telangana agitators to attack cinemas screening films of his relatives in Hyderabad and other cities.

Sri Lanka: 22 Candidates in the Presidential Election Fray

Al the l 23 candidates who made paid their deposits for the Presidential election handed over their nominations at the Elections Secretariat, Colombo on Wednesday (December 17).

Ruling Party MP Pledges Support to Opposition Candidate

The United People’s Freedom Alliance MP Arjuna Ranatunga extends his support to the opposition’s presidential candidate retired Genaral Sarath Fonseka.

Export Value Of Afghan Opium Plummeting , Says UN Anti-Drug Agency

The potential export value of Afghanistan’s opium has dropped 18 per cent this year, the United Nations anti-drug body reported today, but it cautioned that further progress hinges on rooting out corruption in the South Asian nation.

President Mahinda Leads Fonseka by 24.8% - Election Survey Reveals

The first ever election survey conducted by an Independent Team revealed that President Mahinda Rajapaksa will win the Presidential Election with a handsome majority.