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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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India: Home Ministry terror alert to three metros

The Home ministry on Monday issued an alert for Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore, saying the three major cities could be targeted by terrorists.

DRP lambasts President Nasheed’s “Mugabe style” Parliament address

Saying President Mohamed Nasheed did a “Mugabe” in his address to Parliament,the main Opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party yesterday dismissed his tough talk, telling the President to honour his pledge to hold mid-term election.

Indices close moderately high on volatile trading

Acuity Stockbrokers Research (ASR) in their week market review indicated that the week started off with an optimistic note on Monday before dipping substantially during mid week.

UN telecom agency to boost 3G mobile phone services worldwide

The 3G mobile telephones users are set to receive a boost in worldwide compatibility, international roaming capability and greater access to high-speed data services from a new United Nations International Telecommunications Union standard, it was announced on Monday.

Sri Sri questions why hue and cry over painter Husain giving up citizenship

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Monday expressed surprise over the "hue and cry" over painter M.F. Husain's move to give up Indian citizenship and chided him for painting Indian gods in the nude.

India: Unruly opponents stall Women’s quota Bill in Parliament

The Congress hopes of getting the landmark Bill on 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and legislatures on International Women’s Day, did not materialize on Monday. The opposing parties, the Samajwadi party and Rashtriya Janata Dal, later announced they are withdrawing support to the Manmohan Singh –led UPA government.

Pre-dawn earthquake in Eastern Turkey takes people by surprise; more than 50 dead

An earthquake on Monday early morning razed buildings in a handful of villages in eastern Turkey, leaving more than 51 people dead. Panicked survivors fled into the narrow streets of these village perched on a hill in front of snow-covered mountains, with some people climbing out of windows to escape, TV channels showed.

Indo-Lanka relations ‘model, unique, and time-tested’ - Nirupama Rao

Indian Foreign Secretary, Nirupama Rao She said that India and Sri Lanka were “sister countries”, which shared a “model, unique, and time-tested” relationship. Pointing out with appreciation that Sri Lanka has very high human development indicators she said that there was much for India to learn from Sri Lanka. “Hence, in this sense, relationship between India and Sri Lanka was one of “give and take,” Indian Foreign Secretary said.

This is not a conspiracy- Dr Nalin de Silva

British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband had addressed the so called world Tamil forum at the UK Parliament Westminster building.

Sheshadrie, Sinhala Cinema’s latest new-find

She is a new find to Sinhala cinema, pretty and charming with a pleasant smile on her lips always. Some think she is from India. Her an Indian look is the reason. But Sheshadrie is very much a Sri Lankan. She is the daughter of the famous Sinhala director Dinesh Priyasad.

Including office of CJI in disclosure: Supreme Court files appeal to itself

The Supreme Court on Monday filed an appeal before itself challenging the judgement of Delhi High Court holding that the office of the Chief Justice of India came under the ambit of the RTI Act and was liable to reveal information under it.

Till death do us part!

When Manu (an ancient Indian sage) wrote the Manu Smriti (religious book on Hinduism) in the post Vedic era defining the code of conduct for the Bharatiya Nari (Ideal Indian Woman) little did he realize that Indian women would literally take their role as laid down by him very seriously and that too spanning centuries.

India’s Cabinet Secretary holds talks in Thimphu

India and Bhutan, share common ideas and thinking process, learned from each other and were both committed to uplifting the poorest of the poor, Cabinet Secretary of India, K M Chandrasekhar, has said.

Chennai Super Kings can win the IPL title: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Indian Cricket Team Captain as well as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) leader Mahendra Singh Dohni said on Monday here that his team can win the IndianPremier Lleague(IPL) title but needed to play to teammates potential.

Over 85 per cent of Muslims are with the President and Freedom Alliance

Muslim community has completely placed their confidence on the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the United People’s Freedom Alliance government (UPFA) which defeated the terrorism and created a free country to live in, said by Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister A.H.M. Fowzie.

Women can live with self esteem in terrorism free environment - President

Terrorism was a huge barrier to ensuring women’s economic empowerment and guaranteeing their dignity, honour and security, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. “We have now created a suitable environment for all women who suffered due to terrorism, to live in Sri Lanka with self-esteem,” he added.

Dalai Lama to address in Madhya Pradesh Assembly

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit Bhopal city on March 17.

Defense Minister Bhandari to visit China

Defense Minister Bidya Devi Bhandari is making official visit to People’s Republic of China from March 26 at the invitation of her Chinese counterpart Liang Guangli.

Myanmar enacts election laws

Myanmar has announced the enactment of long awaited laws on Monday that set the stage for the country's first election in 20 years to be held sometime this year, reports from Yangon said.