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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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Bangkok faces big protest rally in support of ex-PM Thaksin

Tens of thousands of supporters of deposed Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra have begun to assemble on Friday in their trademark red shirts ahead of weekend protests aimed at toppling the government, reports from Bangkok said.

U.S. Embassy Supports English Language Teaching at the University of Ruhuna

The U.S. Embassy, together with the University of Ruhuna, launched a two-week training program for staff of the English Teaching Unit of the University of Ruhana in Matara.

Women’s quota Bill: Govt ready for talks with opposition

Realising the risks in a direct confrontation with some of the opposition parties who are against the Women’ Reservation Bill and reports of dissension even within the main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Manmohan Singh government has agreed to consult all parties before moving the proposed legislation in the Lok Sabha.

India: Govt says it has right to use force against Maoists

The Indian government has said it had the legitimate right to use as much force as necessary to regain control of areas dominated by the Maoists and made it clear that talks with it could only take place if the ultras abjured violence.

President Asks the Working Community to have a Regime of their own

“Mahinda Cinthana” program gave the country a lot of things during last four years which it has lost more than two decades and it was a practical program which recognized the thoughts and aspirations of the working community of this country, said by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

India: Home Minister’s verbal clash with Pakistan envoy

It is not often that senior Indian ministers have exchange of words with envoys from other countries in a public debate. But this happened in New Delhi on Friday when Home Minister P Chidambaram and Pakistan high commissioner Shahid Malik were engaged in an unusual exchange with the minister stating that all militant outfits across the border were supported by ISI and the envoy rebutting any involvement of state actors in terror acts against India.

“Pluralism is the essence of democracy,” MJA tells MDP

The Maldives Journalists Association (MJA) told the ruling MDP that it should know “pluralism is the essence of democracy” after the party blocked the opposition-leaning Dhi TV from covering a MDP meeting.

Time to reactivate the norms, rules and regulations to stop big bullies in the international politics

In a telephone conversation between the Sri Lanka President Mahind Rajapaksa and the United Nation Secretary General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon, President has pointed out that the intention of the Ban Ki-moon to appoint a panel of experts to advice him (i.e. the SG) on Sri Lanka is totally uncalled for and unwarranted.

NAM, comprising 2/3rd UN members condemns UNSG’s selective targeting of Sri Lanka – Minister Samarasinghe

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) comprising 124 member States, condemns the intention of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to appoint a Panel of Experts to advice on accountability issues relating to Sri Lanka, said Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe at a media briefing on Friday, 12 March.

Lanka Mission in Kuwait assists children with special needs

As exclusively reported by the SRI TV news channel last week, the Sri Lankan Embassy staff together with the members of the Seva Vanitha Unit have extended a generous donation of Rs. 100,000 towards helping a girl of 16 years in Gampaha to have a surgery for her hunchback (deformed back).

More Sri Lankan Fishermen were arrested in Andhra Coastal

Day by Day, the Sri Lankan fishermen venturing in to the Indian Sea waters were apprehended by the Marine Police.

Visiting UN Under-Secretary General wraps up his visit

The visiting Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe wrapped up his three-day visit to Nepal, Friday.

Look beyond narrow politics and pass women reservation bill: Jayalalithaa

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Secretary and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithha on Friday called upon all political parties to "look beyond narrow divides" and ensure that the Women's Reservation Bill becomes law without further hiccups or delays.

Suu Kyi denounces Myanmar junta’s new election rules

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, has denounced the military government's new laws passed earlier this week that bar her from running for office as "unjust" and "repressive".

Permanent Commission for Women serving in Defence: Delhi HC orders

The Delhi High Court has directed the Union Government to allow grant of permanent commission to women serving in the defence services.