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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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President Rajapaksa to be G15 Chairman

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s name is being considered for the next Chairmanship of the G 15.

India: Govt bans FTV for 10 days for showing topless women

The Indian government has banned the transmission of FTV network for 10 days beginning Friday for showing visuals of topless women on the channel. "The visuals were found to be obscene, denigrating women, and were not suitable for children and unrestricted public exhibition," a statement by the Union information and broadcasting ministry added on Thursday.

Drug money used as a geopolitics weapon by CIA-RAW-Mossad

US Administration under George Bush senior had formulated New World Order in 1989 in anticipation to assuming world leadership. Among several aspects how to go about harnessing world resources and to micro manage world affairs, Islam was identified as the next threat to US interests after the imminent collapse of communism which by that time was gasping for breath.

A Nuclear Iran: The only way to make Israel serious about Middle East peace?

What is more important? Is it Middle East peace or ensuring Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons? One is something that everyone wants and the other is what no one wants, so what is more important should be very clear.

Special measures for infrastructure development proceedings in Jaffna

Speedy resettlement process and infrastructure development projects in the Northern Province area have been highlighted at the Progress Review Meeting of Local Government Development which was held at the District Secretariat, Jaffna, a spokesman from the office of the Northern Province Governor said. The meeting was headed by Governor G.A. Chandrasiri.

Gujarat: CM Modi summoned in riots case; 'Resign', demands Congress

The Chief minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi faced a major legal problem on Thursday when he was summoned for the first time for questioning in the 2002 communal riots after a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team asked him to appear before it on March 21.

ICCR signs MoU with Colombo varsity for establishing Visiting Chair in Social Sciences

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the University of Colombo for the establishment of a Visiting Chair in Social Sciences at the University of Colombo was signed yesterday at the University Senate Hall.

Election: Lanka facing complex challenges

Two political developments occurring parallel to the parliamentary election campaign might complicate matters for Sri Lanka unless effective measures are taken to meet the challenge, before or immediately after the April polls.

Ruler of Dubai meets Indian PM in New Delhi

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met with Indian Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh at the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi on Thursday.

*Sri Lanka after the eradication of World's most brutal Terrorist movement! *

Sri Lanka, which should be an insignificant *tiny* country for the *powerful *Western countries but in reality is been interfered in her internal matters with the active collusion of homemade traitors and now with the latest breed of a disgruntled block merely to grab the votes to be in power.

Police Stations becomes Match Making Units in TN: Madras HC

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has said that the police stations in Tamil Nadu have been a refuge for lovers on the run, and sometimes they are converted into instant wedding venues by Police Inspectors eager to play cupid or anxious not to be seen as impediments in the way of true love. But everything has its limits.

World’s fastest movie “Sivappu Mazhai” made in Chennai, slated for release

Suresh Joachim of Canada has produced the “Sivappu Mazhai” in 11 days 23 hours and 45 minutes in Chennai, India, creating a history of sort, entering Guinness Hall of Fame. He also becomes Canada’s No.

Decide within two weeks on Nalini's release: HC directs State Government

The Madras High Court(HC) on Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government to take a decision within two weeks on a plea for the release by Nalini, who is serving a life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

How Logical Is Women Reservation in India

It is an unfortunate fact that in a democracy nothing is achievable without united agitations. This time again the Muslim social and political leadership in India is failing to unite strongly against a very genuine demand and clear hypocrisy against them in guise of women empowerment.

NAM condemns UN Secretary General’s ‘selective targeting on countries’

The Non-Aligned Movement strongly condemned selective targeting of individual countries by the United Nations and pointed out that it deems contrary to the Founding Principles of the Movement and the United Nations Charter.

Friday Pilgrimage: Tiruvannamalai Arunachaleswarar Temple

The famous Arunachaleswarar Temple situated at Tiruvannamalai, the place called as Agni Sthala. Thousands and thousands of devotees gathering in this place on the Full Moon Day (Powrnami) of every month.

Majority of Registered Hunters in British Columbia Oppose the "Sport" Hunt

On Wednesday , a series of ads are being released in BC's major newspapers marking the countdown to the unpopular trophy hunt in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Women’s Day: ‘Women must be legitimate participants in all spheres of public life’

The “transformational” leadership of women has made the world a better place, the top United Nations official in the Asia-Pacific region said, urging continued efforts to reach targets for gender equality around the globe.