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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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Letter from America: Blackwater’s trigger-happy criminals

Blackwater, which now goes by the name Xe, is again all over the news. Two of its guys were among those killed on December 30 in the suicide attack at the CIA station at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan.

President asks overseas Indians to join in “growth story”

President Pratibha Patil has called upon overseas Indians to participate and benefit in India’s “unfolding growth story.”

Cremation of Thiruvengadam Velupillai today at the Urani cemetery

The funeral rites of the demised Thiruvengadam Velupillai , the father of the LTTE leader late Prabhakaran will be held today at 11 AM and the cremation will take place thereafter at the Urani cemetery.

Ice Age – 2 and (Hydro) carbon Footprints

At present, two sets of creatures are in hibernation in the northern hemisphere amidst the coldest snap in living memory that has been battering us for weeks:

Letika Saran becomes first woman DGP of Tamil Nadu

Letika Saran has become the first woman DGP (law and order) of Tamil Nadu. She already holds the distinction of being the first woman Commissioner of Chennai police.

Terrorist groups still active in Pak: Antony

Fresh attempts to revive militancy in the Kashmir Valley as was clear from the recent terrorist attack in Srinagar, have highlighted the threat of terrorist groups trying to cross over from PoK.

Tamils of this country loves me and like me and I too love them and value their affection

The Tamils of Sri Lanka consider me as their own. I love them very much. I have many Tamil and Muslim friends. They consider me as their own brother. I too love them as my very own sisters and brothers- said Mahinda Rajapaksa in Mannar.

Pro-LTTE groups stage protest to Lankan Speaker at Vaitheeswasran Kovil

Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker W.J. M. Lokubandara’s visit to the Vaitheeshwaran Kovil here on Saturday met with protests from Pro-LTTE groups. A slipper was hurled at his car.

Fresh attack in Melbourne worries India

Even as the Indian Government has expressed serious concern over the unabated attacks in Australia, particularly Melbourne, in which Indian students have been targeted, a fresh case in which 29-year-old Jaspreet Singh had suffered burn injuries in an attack by unidentified assailants in Melbourne on Jan 9, has underlined the seriousness of the problem.

Sri Lankan Celebrity: Hemantha who brought International fame to Lanka with his stage performance

A school boy from Mahabage who directed a drama for a village show got a chance to stage it at an island wide drama competition organized by the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) to celebrate its twentieth anniversary.

TV channel pays price for defaming Ambanis

An Andhra Pradesh TV Channel which dragged in the name of the country richest business group—Reliance, in the death of former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009 has landed in a legal soup. Two senior journalists of the Telugu television channel TV 5 have been arrested and criminal cases filed against two other channels, after attacks on Reliance groups’ outlets in Andhra Pradesh.

Sri Lanka maintains better health standards in the region – Dr. Prasanna Cooray

President Mahinda Rajapaksa defeated not only the LTTE terror outfit but he also defeated the another enemy of the country—the enemy which had obstructed the economic development of the country. This was the general feeling brought out by several professionals who gathered at the Ministry of Mass Media and Information to express their solidarity to President Rajapaksa.

Lalin’s Column: A look back at the Second Indian Mutiny - May 2009

It was the greatest moment in the life of Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to scale Mt Everest.

Nepal writes UNSC for UNMIN's term extension

Nepal government has formally written to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) requesting to extend the terms of UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) for next four month.

Rathore denied pre-arrest bail, judge finds charges shocking

Former Haryana Director General of Police S.P.S. Rathore was denied anticipatory bail on Friday by a sessions court in connection with two FIRs registered against him in the case of the molestation of budding tennis player Ruchika Girhotra way back in August 1990.

Elections, Crimes and Criminals

One year has gone by since the murder of Lasantha Wickremetunga. Mr. Wickremetunga was assassinated in broad daylight, at a busy junction a stone’s throw away from a high security zone.