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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Budget leads Tamil Nadu to a destructive path: Jayalalithaa

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa has said that the budget presented by the DMK government for the year 2010-2011 would lead the state to a destructive path.

President Nasheed pledges zero tolerance on threats against media

President Mohamed Nasheed said his government will not tolerate any threats against the media after two disturbing incidents of media battering were reported on Monday.

Headley confession on Mumbai attack : Not a setback, says India

New Delhi has said Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley's confession that he planned the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and his deal with US prosecutors was "not a setback to India".

State will overcome from deficit: TN Finance Secretary

Tamil Nadu Government's Finance Secretary K Ganadesikan has said that the government would overcome the deficit as the 13th Finance Commission has exempted the target of the deficit for this year. "Fiscal Deficit was not a cause of worry", Ganadesikan added.

India makes anti-hijack laws tougher

Amid regular intelligence warning of the possibility of hijacking of an Indian airliner, the UPA government on Friday made the anti-hijacking law much tougher by including death sentence as a punishment.

Illusions of mass legal delusions

SN Silva LLM PC as so described who was as quiet as a mouse while the white flag, Channel 4 and other controversies like the 300,000 IDPs were raging, has now sallied forth, relentlessly pouring chapter and verse of the Army Act (AA) and miscellaneous civil covenants including Human Rights in repeated swoops in the print media and on TV and at the Hotel Galadari.

Hindu religious ceremony held in Bhutan

It was the first biggest Hindu religious ceremony, the Shri Mudh Bhagwat Puran, organised by Hindu dharma foundation of Bhutan. It drew some 1,500 people to the otherwise restful Hindu-Buddhist temple in Damphu on Thursday.

The ceremony is quite different in that it begins with yoga classes in the morning and cultural programmes in the evening.

Nepal appoints new governor for country’s central bank

Nepal government appointed Dr Yuvraj Khatiwada as new governor of the country’s central bank, Friday.

Frustrated over Supreme Court's Judgement against Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK MLA's ‘Wore Black Dress:’ Karunanidhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Friday, expressed disappointment over the opposition AIADMK members coming to the House wearing black dress when it met for a historic session in the new Assembly hall, the world's first Green Legislature building.

Match your words with action: MJA tells President Nasheed

The Nasheed administration is releasing criminals whilst his party is blocking private televisions from reporting, and then, the President pledges to safeguard the press, the Maldives Journalist Association said urging Nasheed to match his words with action.

The nation is blessed by devotees visiting Nagadeepa and Nallur temples – President Rjapaksa

The joy experienced by people who visit Nagadeepa and Nallur Kovil will be a blessing for us to defeat conspiracies and false allegations against the nation, stated President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Road Accident: Malaysian Tamil Killed, van carrying him hurtled down in ghat road

A Malaysian Tamil tourist was killed when a van carrying a group of Malaysians, hurtled down a 45 feet precipice on Palani- Kodaikanal ghat road on Friday. Five others were injured.