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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Cabinet posts on ability, not the number of preferential votes, says President Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the country needs efficient people to govern. Addressing a public rally he emphasized that it would not be the number of votes garnered which would decide the fate of a candidate when it came to deciding the future ministerial positions, but their ability, commitment and productivity.

Maldives’ donor conference begins: Nearly 40 donors to help prop up Maldives’ economy

The Maldives’ donor conference kicked off today, with nearly 40 donors now poised to inject funds to the country’s economy, grappling a budget crisis.

Myanmar elections: Free political prisoners, says UN group

Myanmar's military rulers must free all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and ensure that upcoming polls are inclusive and transparent, a group of UN member states said Thursday.

Christians complain of being targeted in towns around New Delhi

The Capital city of New Delhi has rarely witnessed communal riots of the magnitude seen in other parts of India, like Mumbai, Gujarat or Uttar Pradesh towns, except the attacks on Sikh community in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi assassination by a Sikh bodyguard.

India: Terror outfit Lashkar’s warning in Kashmir

Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has issued an outrageous warning in Kashmir, telling residents to stop helping defence forces or face death.

Arrest of parliamentarians “unlawful” alleges DRP; Vows legal action against police - President’s office denies accusations

The main Opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) called the Thursday night arrest of the three parliamentarians “unlawful and arbitrary” ahead of a crucial vote of no confidence against the Auditor General -- a charge denied by the President’s Office saying the government had “no role in their detention.”

Sri Lanka to host prestigious Indian film awards 2010

The organizers of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, 2010 selected Sri Lanka as the next venue after considering several offers from different countries.

Philippine elections : Imelda Marcos, flush with diamonds, seeks a comeback

It is never too late to try one’s luck in politics. Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, now 80, and as usual bedecked in jade and diamonds, proves the adage as she campaigns and hopes for a comeback in Philippine elections.

Changing demeanor of USA towards Pakistan

9/11 stunned and terrorized American public while the whole world watched the clips on television sets of airplanes hitting twin towers with shock and bewilderment. George W. Bush and others in corridors of power huffed and puffed in anger and hastily finalized plans to teach a lesson of life to the perpetrators who dared to commit most heinous crime on US soil.

Headley names Pakistan army officers in Karachi terror project

Five or six serving officers of Pakistan army have been identified by Mumbai attack plotter David Coleman Headley among the brains behind the Karachi terror Project.