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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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I&B advisory to TV channels

The Information & Broadcasting Ministry on Wednesday directed TV channels to “avoid giving undue coverage to terrorists and terrorist groups” and cover such events with “great responsibility and sensitivity”.

Missed opportunities for reconciliation & healing" - Some comments

In article on 'Missed opportunities for reconciliation and healing', to an English Daily of 23rd February, Jehan Perera (JP) says, that the President despite a handsome 18% majority at the election does not appear interested in being magnanimous to the defeated opponent.

Increase In The Population Of Tigers In Tamil Nadu

At a time when the rapid dwindling of the population of tigers has become a cause of concern, Tamil Nadu has witnessed an increase in the number of big cats in the wild.

Thai verdict

Thailand is bracing for “Judgment Day” on Friday --when the highest court decides whether to seize the $2.29 billion fortune of the country’s divisive ex-leader Thaksin Shinawatra.

Pak pitches for composite dialogue

Pakistan on Thursday strongly pitched for resumption of the composite dialogue with India, saying it was “unfair, unrealistic and counter-productive” to allow the issue of terrorism to stall the process of improving relations between the two countries.

Mac Arthur and Fonseka: A glimpse of history

General Sarath Fonseka case is virtual a repetition of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur’s role during the Korean War of 1950-1953 – although issues are different. The reactions in both cases are remarkably similar. In fact the U.S. Republican Party’s role at the time mirrors that of the Opposition in Sri Lanka today.

Tamil Grievances –Untouched & Unattended

The voting pattern in the North and East is understandable as the Government had failed to attend to the legitimate grievances of the Tamils. It is a protest vote they registered against President Rajapakse rather than a vote in support of Sarath Fonseka.

How much did LTTE pay Miliband to speak at Global Tamil Forum?

Despite protests by the Sri Lankan government, David Miliband, British Foreign Secretary, had addressed the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) creating sour relations between the two countries.

Friday Pilgrimage: Chidambaram Natarajar Temple

Even though the question of who is going to hold the famous Chidambaram Natarajar Temple's administration is hanging in Supreme Court, the glory of the shrine is remaining several hundred years.

Fair labour rights in Myanmar benchmark for country’s 2010 elections

As Myanmar plans for general elections this year, the country’s military rulers have announced their commitment to ASEAN and the international community to conduct a truly democratic election and ensure a “free and fair” electoral process.

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Crime Rate High In Chennai: Smuggling of Arms too

Crimes such as rape, murder for gain, robbery and burglary went up in 2009 in Tamil Nadu when compared with the previous four years.

Tiger cadres could resort to terrorist attacks abroad - International experts

Canadian security officials expressed serious concern that the dispora LTTE hardcore activists could resort to terrorist attacks in foreign countries like the 1985 Air India bombings killing hundreds of innocent civilian passengers.

TN Chief Minister Congradulated the Master blaster Sachin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and well known Cricket lover, M. Karunanidhi on Thursday congratulated the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for setting a world record by hammering a double century in One Day International cricket.

UK defends Miliband address to Global Tamil Forum

The British government defended Foreign Secretary David Miliband's decision to address a meeting of the Global Tamil Forum here saying Britain would “engage'' with all members of the Sri Lankan community who shared its view that a peaceful political solution was the only way to achieve lasting peace in Sri Lanka.

Obey the Supreme Court's order on Mullai Periyar Dam Issue: CPI also insists Karunanidhi

Following suit with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra kazhagam (AIADMK) and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(MDMK), State Unit of the Communist Party of India(CPI) has urged the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi to appoint an expert member in the committee constituted by the Supreme Court to ascertain the issues on Mullai Periyar Dam.

India: Budget relief for I-T payers ; Petrol, TV, AC costlier

Consumers will have to pay more for petrol, diesel, cars, TVs, cigarettes, tobacco, air-conditioner, gold and silver as the Indian government on Friday announced hike in excise duty as part of a partial roll back of stimulus measures announced for reviving the economy.