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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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The Holy Relic of St. Anthony To Be Brought To Lanka In March

Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo has made all the arrangements for the Catholics in Sri Lanka to bring the Holy Relic of St. Anthony to Sri Lanka in March 2010.

Violence on Osmania campus over Telangana

Violence again broke out on Osmania University campus on Monday, the second time since Sunday evening, with pro-Telangana students taking to the streets. Protesting the police firing and the baton charge on them on Sunday night, the students took out a rally and threw stones at policemen and paramilitary personnel deployed on the campus.

UN envoy in Myanmar, wants to meet Suu Kyi

A top United Nations envoy was due to arrive in military-ruled Myanmar on Monday following the release from detention of the still-defiant deputy leader of Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party. Envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana has requested a meeting with the Nobel Prize winner Suu Kyi, who remains under house arrest, and will evaluate progress on human rights in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Direct the jail authorities to permit to meet Nalini: Journalist knocked HC door

A Journalist working for a Electronic Media, moved to Madras High court, seeking direction to Vellore women prison authorities to permit him to interview Ms Nalini Sriharan, who is serving life sentence in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Nine Lankan fishermen arrested off Chennai coast

Nine Sri Lankan fishermen who were fishing illegally in Krishnampattinam-Nizampattinam sea waters, off North Chennai and Andhra coast were nabbed by the Coast Guard. They were in two boats.

Nepal President arrives on four-day visit

Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a four-day visit. President Yadav, accompanied by a large delegation, was received at the airport by Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on arrival.

The Mahanayakes, Politicians and the International Media

The recent episode in the 'Fonseka arrest' is the Mahanayakes getting involved in politics. In the past, some monks had got interested in active politics, trade union work, business etc. But the Mahanayakes had kept away from these areas.

Land grabbing issue of P D Dinakaran: Wife of the Chief Justice appeared before a probe panel

A three-member Survey of India team appointed by the Centre to probe into the land grabbing charges against Karnataka Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran on Monday met his wife Vinothini and will submit its report in a week.

Ruling UPFA Finalised its Nomination Lists for the General Elections

Selection of candidates for the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) for the general elections have been finalized, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary and Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said.

Don't celebrate my Birth Day in grand manner: Jayalalithaa to carders

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the AIADMK supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa today asked her party men to refrain from any grand celebrations on her birthday on February 24 and rather do something to "mitigate the sufferings of the poor."

Muslim Congress and SLFP getting ready to contest in Jaffna, Vanni in UPF Alliance

All Ceylon Muslim Congress and Sri Lanka Freedom Party are preparing to contest in Jaffna as well as in the Vanni electoral districts, in the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance in the forthcoming Parliamentary General Elections.