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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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The Prospect of a hung parliament – Westminster’s worst nightmare

All the indications show that the stage is finally set for the next British general election, possibly on May the 6th 2010. Three main parties fight for the control of the House of Commons and then to govern the British Isles and their dependencies. According to the election law, a party must get majority of the seats if it wants to form the next government.

Indian embassy beefs up security to thwart terrorists’ attack

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has beefed up security in its premises following intelligence reports that Jihadi outfits having bases in Nepal are looking at targeting it.

Ranjitha takes care of me when I was ill: Swamy Nithyanantha

Swamy Nithyanantha who was caught in a sex scandal while he was in a compromising position with the film actress Ranjitha, accepted the nature and said that the actress was with him to take care him when he was ill. "Ranjitha and her family members are my devotees and they look after me when Iam ill", Nithyanantha said.

India: N-liability Bill to come up before Parliament

The much-debated Nuclear Liability Bill, crucial for operationalising the India-US civil nuclear deal, would be tabled in the Upper House of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, on March 15, Minister of State for Atomic Energy Prithviraj Chavan has said.

South Asia duty bound to end jihadi terrorism jointly: Indian Home Minister Chidambaram

Saying that the Maldives too is affected by jihadi terrorism amongst many others in the region, India’s Home Minister P. Chidambaram urged South Asia to end this menace jointly.

Letter from America: The Apartheid Week

The coming Tuesday, 16 March, would be the 7th year since Rachel Corrie, an American peace activist, was killed by an Israeli Army bulldozer while trying to stop the demolition of a Palestinian building in the Rafah refugee camp. A court case brought by her family has begun in Israel.

Permanent Commission for women: Indian army top brass not too happy

The top brass of Indian army is dead against the Delhi High Court judgement on Friday granting permanent commission (PC) to women officers across the board due to what they call `operational, practical and cultural problems'.

In Hundred years of History: Sonia the First Congress President visited the State Party Office in TN

In the History of more than 100 years of the Congress party in India, this is the first time its President visited the state party office on Saturday, that was Ms Sonia Gandhi.

The Fonseka Trial

Another unthinkable is about to happen. Next week Sarath Fonseka will become the first Army Commander to face a military tribunal. His judges would be three serving officers with career prospects, which can either be improved or marred by the Commander-in-Chief cum appointing authority. The trials will be held in camera, and, thus unencumbered by the restrictive presence of media personnel and members of the public.

Declining morale of US troops in Afghanistan

By the year 2008, the Americans had become so fed up of flawed policies of George Bush that they accepted a Blackman in the White House for the first time under the fond hope that he would bring a real change for the better. It did not take long for all those who had pinned hopes on him to get thoroughly disillusioned. He is yet to fulfill any of the promises he made.

Thousands of anti-govt protesters converging in Bangkok

Thousands of anti-government protesters headed for Bangkok from rural Thailand on Saturday for what they call a "million-man march," aiming to paralyse the city and topple a government they say is a front for unelected elites.

Sri Lanka: 182,946 IDPs from North already resettled

The total number of IDPs to be resettled up to date is 182,946 and only 61,898 displaced persons remain in the IDP Centers in the north.

Media is yet to find a Viable Revenue: Hindu 'Ram'

The Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, N. Ram has said that Traditional new media in India will, in three to five years, be challenged by the ubiquitous Internet and the media is yet to find a viable revenue model for online content.

India: Western UP town under curfew after rioting

Tension has again gripped the western Uttar Pradesh city of Bareilly, which witnessed riots last week that left hundreds of shops gutted and scores injured. After a brief respite, the city has been under curfew again for the last four days.

President pledges to build a skilled professional workforce

President Mahinda Rajapaksa pledged to build a workforce rich in technological and language skills and high standards of professionalism.

Pakistan charge of Indian hand in Lahore blasts denied

Even while India "unequivocally condemned” the series of bomb blasts in Lahore on March 12, which claimed the lives of scores of people, including innocent civilians, New Delhi on Saturday expressed its "deep disappointment " over the charges by Pakistan regarding its involvement in the blasts.