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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Update on MDP, DRP membership numbers due tomorrow- EC

Midst a tight race between the ruling MDP and the opposition DRP to outnumber each others membership, the Elections Commission is set to release an update on the new figures tomorrow.

CIA warns of al-Qaida threat to India, Brazil

The CIA on Tuesday warned India and Brazil that they face "emerging threats" from al-Qaida and Taliban, though the terrorist outfits are "on the run" due to extreme pressure exerted on them in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Ban on night vehicular traffic in Bandipur forest upheld

The Karnataka High Court yesterday upheld a ban on movement of transport vehicles in Bandipur Forest area.

Four get life imprisonment in women burial case

A Pakistani Anti-Terrorist Court in Jaffarabad, Pakistan on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to four of the accused in the 2008 burial of five women.

Swede woman appointed head of UN Police

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today announced the appointment of Ann-Marie Orler as the new United Nations Police Adviser. This is the first time a women officer becomes head of highest ranking police position in the UN system.

India backs Climate Change Accord

India on Tuesday said it has decided to formally back the Climate Change Accord hammered out in Copenhagen last year joining over 100 countries that have already “associated” with the pact.

Sri Lankan people can use General elections to answer unfair international allegations – President Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the Sri Lankan security forces conducted the humanitarian operation to liberate the people in the north and east from the terrorists while protecting the civilian civilians. “Yet, we are faced with many unfair accusations from some foreign countries,” the President further stated.

Sri Lanka protests over UK shadow foreign minister’s comment

Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to London Nihal Jayasinghe lodged a protest over the statement made by British Member of Parliament William Hague at the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) as it tantamount to legitimization of separation of Sri Lanka. In a letter Jayasighe pointed out that Mr Hague’s statement that the resourcefulness and energy of the Tamil expatriates would be crucial to the success of the GTF was a legitimating of separation.

Bogollagama on three recent developments on external relations in Parliament

" class="caption" align="right" />The reconvened Sri Lankan Parliament for a day yesterday to extend the State of Emergency for another month saw the Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama sharing with the members of the House three developments pertaining to foreign relations that drew media attention—the European Union of GSP+ tariff concession withdrawal, the UN Secretary General’s Expert committee to advice him and the visit of India’s Foreign Secretary to Colombo.

Nasheed issues new warning over climate change during German tour

President Mohamed Nasheed touring Germany has issued fresh warning over climate change, prompting Berlin to call for tough action to combat the issue.

We have got the Fruit in our Hand: Karunanidhi on the successes of women's reservation Bill

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, on Monday, hailed the passing of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha.

Tainted Guru Nityananda’s ashram in Kuala Lumpur closes down

A religious centre in Kuala Lumpur which promotes the teachings of tainted Indian spiritual guru Swami Paramahamsa Nityananda, who is allegedly involved in a sex scandal, has ceased its operations.

Unveiling portrait of Karunanidhi in the new Assembly Complex is against democratic norms: Jayalalithaa

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Supremo of the main opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's(AIADMK) Ms Jayalalithaa on Monday vehemently criticized the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, who has decided to unveil his portrait in the New State Assembly complex and also in the old one.

Leading computer hardware distributor, introduces world’s leading display manufacturer

eSys Technologies Lanka [ a subsidiary of EZY Holdings], Sri Lanka’s largest and leading computer hardware distributor, introduced the world’s leading display manufacturer to Sri Lanka, namely TPV Technology Limited [TPV], manufacturers of the AOC brand, at a media briefing recently.

Canada too lists Al Shabaab as terrorist organization

The Government of Canada has listed Al Shabaab as a terrorist group, effective March 5 last, pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada, the Canadian Minister of Public Safety, Mr. Vic Toews announced today.

Pak govt, army involved in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack: Prosecution

Charging that the Pakistani government sponsored the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the prosecution on Tuesday opened its final arguments in the case saying the neighbouring country's Army was also involved in the dastardly attack.

Maldives In Brief - President seeks German support to train Maldives police

President Mohamed Nasheed who is on a four nation European tour sought German police assistance to train the Maldives police force, on Monday.

China snaps Nepal-Tibet links to foil anti-China demonstration

China has snapped most links between Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and its neighbor Nepal in a bid to foil anti-China demonstrations in the former Buddhist kingdom as March 10 marks the 51st anniversary of a failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese annexation.