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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

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Maldives says its youth recruited by militants in Pak

Maldives on Sunday said some youths from the country were being recruited by militant outfits based in Pakistan and Afghanistan to wage 'jihad' and sought India's cooperation in preventing "any passage" for these people through the country.

President Intervenes to have a Better Lifestyle for Colombo Citizens

The National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) of Sri Lanka implements another much needed project for the Colombo city and the project has been named as the Nagamu Puravara (Build the City) program.

PM, Pranab call unhappy Azhagiri over fertilizer subsidy

Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister M.K. Azhagiri has made it known he is strongly opposed to the government’s new fertilizer policy.

Dalai Lama not unhappy at low-key Obama meet

Just days after meeting with President Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama said on Saturday that he was not offended by the low-key reception he received and understands that the President must be practical despite his stated commitment to championing human rights worldwide.

Congress Will not come to Tamil Nadu's rescue on Mullai Periyar Dam Issue:Dr Ramdoss

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder leader Dr S Ramadoss has said that the Congress party which is eyeing for power in Kerala in the next Assembly elections, will not come to Tamil Nadu's rescue on the Mullai Peryar Dam issue.

Advani elected NDA Working Chairman

Senior BJP leader L K Advani was on Sunday elected unopposed the working chairman of the National Democratic Alliance till incumbent Atal Bihari Vajpayee recovers from ill-health while acting NDA convenor Sharad Yadav has been elected as the convenor.

Says Umar Naseer, “It would have been competitive had Gayoom left an even ground” for party leaders’ election; Assures a DRP led government

Newly elected Deputy Leader of the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) Umar Naseer shared his frank views with the Asian Tribune on bringing a DRP led president in 2013, his take on strengthening internal democracy adding however that ex-leader Gayoom could have left “an even ground” for the leadership battle, without endorsing Thasmeen, ahead of the election last week.

Lions zone leader for more innovative ideas

Zone Chairman of Lions Clubs, Lion Omkar Agarwal said he was satisfied on the activities taken up by members of Lions Club Kohima (LCK) on the last many years. He was addressing the 2nd Zone Meet (Zone-VIII, Region-III) organized by LCK here at Hotel Japfu on Sunday.

Pro-Telangana student dies of burns

The 19-year-old student, who set himself on fire during protests over the Telangana issue, succumbed to his burns at a hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday. Siripuram Yadagiri, who sustained 80 percent burns, died at Apollo DRDO Hospital.

Fishing activity by Sri Lankan Poachers Noticed: 65 Lankan fishermen arrested

The Indian Coast Guard launched an extensive anti-poaching operation in the sea adjoining Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coastal where large scale fishing activity by Sri Lankan poachers was noticed.

Elections, media and the voter

Gen (retd.) Sarath Fonseka’s infamous treacherous statement that Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rjapaksa had ordered the LTTE surrendees should be shot dead appeared in the Sunday Leader when I was holidaying in Sri Lanka.