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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Prime Minister’s Upcoming Visit to India – A Mock Memo

Prime Minister Sk. Hasina Wazed is scheduled to leave for New Delhi within the next few days. If I were in her shoes, here below is what I would have told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India during our official face-to-face meeting.

We will continue the struggle of Tamil people - Bahu

Tamil struggle is not over although the LTTE leadership was decimated with the help of India and other foreign forces, said Dr Vickramabahu Karunaratne, Common Left Presidential Candidate, addressing the voters in Jaffna.

Ram, a ‘thilak’ to Indian journalism, honored with Lokmanya Tilak award

The Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, N. Ram was conferred the Lokmanya Tilak national journalism award in Pune on Monday. Instituted by the Kesari Mahratta Trust, the award was given to him on the 129th foundation day of the Kesari newspaper that was started in 1881 by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Lankan Tamil arrested for illegal staying

A Sri Lankan national was arrested in Cumbum on Sunday. He had gone to Sabarimala temple for worship. He was arrested when he was returning along with his friend P. Suresh, who had registered as a Sri Lankan refugee at the Mandapam camp in 1999, the police said.

Upcountry leader Chanthirasekeran body was cremated yesterday

Periyasamy Chanthirasekeran was cremated yesterday at the Urban Council grounds, located in Talawakelle.

Winter music and dance festival comes to end; enter ‘Chennai Sangamam’

Come winter season, there is music in the air in the city, and hearts dancing with the dance festival. The music and dance festival of margazhi month attracts a lot of NRI musicians to Chennai, some of who give their performance too.

Sri Lanka to relax Foreign Exchange controls: Central Bank Governor

Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is in a policy decision to allow Sri Lankans to open bank accounts abroad and buy shares and debt of foreign companies as part of a loosening of foreign exchange controls, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal revealed.

Sri Lankan Presidential election; the issue of High Security Zones

Sri Lanka has just emerged from a cathartic 30 year conflict and war with what has been described as the most ruthless and violent terrorist group in the world, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, the LTTE. This group began as a tiny outfit of ten or twenty hardcore terrorists and ended as a group that had become a mentor for other similar ruthless groups like the al Qaida and many other national and international terror groups.

Ruchika's school teachers questioned

A local magistrate has questioned the Sacred Heart School in Chandigarh as to why it expelled budding tennis player Ruchika Girhotra, that too a month after she was molested by senior Haryana police officer S S P Rathore in August 1990.

MIDS – a malaise and a menace

This is the birth centenary year of Dr. Malcolm S Adiseshiah, founder and chairman till his death (1994) of the Madras Institute of Development Studies.