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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2529

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India may have to rethink on Pakistan policy: Foreign Minister Qureshi

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday said in Washington he is confident that India will have to revisit its Pak-policy soon.

New York based Lankan expatriates body protests media campaign against Dr. Kohona

The Consortium of Sri Lankan Expatriates, a well known patriotic organization that has been organizing successful protest campaigns against the ruthless LTTE for several years, along with other patriotic activists, takes the responsibility of organizing and participating in the event that took place in front of the United Nations on March 12, 2010, says Sumith DeSilva, Member Representative, New York and New Jersey.

US, UK should force Pakistan to shut terror camps: India’s Home Minister

India’s Home minister P Chidambaram, who is currently in London, has said Pakistan's "friends" like the US and the UK should put "pressure" on it to close the terrorist camps operating in that country.

Key DRP Parliamentarians arrested ahead of vote of no-confidence, alleges opposition

The Maldives police arrested key DRP parliamentarians last night, ahead of a crucial vote of no confidence in the Auditor General in Parliament, the Opposition alleged.

Bogollagama’s swift action finds one ship crew released, two others’ being monitored

The Foreign Ministry will continue to monitor the situations pertaining to ‘MV Al Nasr Al Saudi’ and ‘MV Talca’ and all necessary steps are being taken to expedite the release of the Sri Lankan crew members through the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry and our Missions abroad, said Foreign Minister Bogollagama in a statement.

Racial slurs, Death threats on Congressmen: Violence, Intimidation, Enter U.S. politics

Can the United States advocate non-violent political process in Third World nations – democratic or otherwise - after the entire nation witnessed death threats to U.S.

Digamadulla ballot paper will be the longest one; 660 candidates in fray for seven seats

There are 660 candidates contesting in the 7th Parliamentary elections in the Digamadulla electoral districts where seven parliamentary seats are available.

Fleeing 23 Tamil refugees, stranded in mid-sea, arrested

Twenty-three Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from different camps of the State were arrested by police for allegedly trying to flee to Sri Lanka in the early hours of Thursday.

Shrestha appointed new chief justice

Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Thursday approved the nomination of Ram Prasad Shrestha as new chief justice in the country. He is replacing incumbent chief justice Anup Raj Sharma, who is retiring on Friday.

Mumbai: Anti-terror squad chief sacked for revealing too much

During the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks, one of the major complaints of the commandos was that the media was revealing secret information which was helping the terrorists plan their next move, prompted by handlers across the border. The over enthusiasm of the spokesmen to brief journalists was deplored by many security experts.

Iraq polls: Rivals heading for close finish

The leading blocs in Iraq’s March 7 parliamentary election are separated by a slim margin of one or two seats, the head of the country’s election commission said on Thursday, one day ahead of the release of the final vote tallies, reports from Baghdad said.

Friday Pilgrimage : Sankara Narayanan Temple - Sankarankoil

Sankarankoil is the home to the famous Sankara Narayanan temple. It is situated at Tirunelveli District and 56km away from Thirunelveli City.

India: Crucial Left party meet on targeting govt on n-bill, prices

The Communist Party Of India (Marxist) after breaking up with the Congress-led UPA government is busy drawing up a strategy to bring together secular parties to target the government on the Nuclear Liability Bill and budget proposals.

Bhutan set for April SAARC summit

Bhutan is all set for hosting the 16th SAARC summit slated for April 28-29 with the Capital Thimpu becoming “cleaner and greene” living upto this year’s theme of “conservation of environment and climate.”

Tamil Nadu: Congress concern at ‘succession war’ in DMK

The Congress leadership in New Delhi is watching with concern the resurfacing of the “succession war” in the key ally of the UPA government, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Tamil Nadu has a year to go for the next assembly poll.

Al-Qaeda - Taliban nexus a worry for USA

Afghan Taliban and al-Qaeda are the products of Afghan Jihad against Soviet forces created and supported by CIA. Afghan Taliban led by Mullah Omar and Osama led Al-Qaeda are allies despite having conflicting agendas. Former are nationalist Islamists wanting to liberate their country from foreign occupation.

Supreme Court of India : What’s the problem if Husain is in Doha ?

The Supreme Court of India on Friday refused to direct the government to take steps to ensure return of self-exiled painter M F Husain, who has been residing in a Gulf country, to India and withdrawal of cases against him.