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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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Election rallies come to an end as Sri Lanka gears up for Thursday’s polls

The main political parties that are gearing themselves up for the forthcoming parliamentary elections held their final elections rallies on Monday.

India: Political parties fail to reach consensus on Women quota Bill

An all-party meeting held in New Delhi on Monday failed to reach a consensus on the Women’s Reservation Bill with the Yadav trio sticking to their demand for quota within quota and UPA ally Trinamool Congress joining in chorus with them.

Maldives In Brief: Maldives concerned over piracy reports

Foreign Minister Dr. Ahmed Shaheed has expressed concern over media reports of piracy activities in the Maldives territorial waters.

India’s Foreign Minister Krishna in Beijing for crucial talks

Important issues like issuance of stapled visas by Beijing and "illegal" construction in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir are to figure in high-level talks between Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and the top Chinese leadership during his four-day visit that began on Monday.

Bahrain - Hi-tech career tips for students

More than a hundred students from schools across Bahrain got a sneak peek into technology and administrative careers at information technology giant Microsoft thanks to a pioneering initiative.

Dalai Lama: India should promote secular ethics

The Dalai Lama has stressed at a holy town in North that India “must take the lead” in promoting “secular ethics” with “Indian tradition of non-violence and harmony among various faiths”, to present a model before the rest of the world.

Who Will Vote General

Campaign noise has almost ceased. Most are decided while some may still be with the thinking caps on.However considering the obvious voting trends now clearly visible, the question as to who will vote General Fonseka appears to be irrelevant to a great extent.

India rules out handing over of 26/11 terror accused to Pakistan

India has ruled out handing over Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist caught during the 26/11 strikes, or his associate Fahim Ansari to Pakistan as it emphasised that "justice" was taking its course in this country in the Mumbai attacks case.

Karnataka High Court CJ Not to go on leave: Justice P D Dinakaran turned down the SC Collegium's advice

The Chief justice of Karnataka High Court, Justice P D Dinakaran has not in a mood to go on leave as advised by the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan.

Hayleys wins USAID Global Development Alliance Award for Sri Lanka

A ground-breaking Private Public Alliance (PPA) between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Hayleys Group has been chosen from 700 such initiatives around the world to receive USAID’s 2009 Global Development Alliance (GDA) Award.

Fifty Four years of History smashed: BJP captured Bangalore Corporation-20 Tamils elected as councilors

In the fifty four years of Bangalore Corporation history, first time Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) captured the civic body with the thumping majority.

How Sri Lanka’s colonial education system helped aggravate the Sinhala-Tamil problem

Sri Lanka’s maladies are many confining to more than one root cause. A factor that must not be forgotten is how the primary issue stemmed from the education system introduced by the colonial rulers that eventually helped shape the destruction that was to follow.

India: Maoists kill nine cops in Orissa, Home Minister calls them cowards

Even as India’s Home Minister P. Chidambaram was on a visit to Lalgarh, a strong pocket of Maoists in West Bengal on Sunday, in Orissa’s Koraput district, the ultras killed nine policemen by triggering a landmine blast.

Allegation on Coal import by TNEB: Jayalalithaa reiterates her charge

Even though the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has denied the charges on Coal import from Indonesia by Tamil Nadu Electricity Board(TNEB), former Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa reiterated her charge and said that the TNEB had incurred losses by importing coal at higher costs.

Appa leaves for 20th Everest Expedition

Mountaineering legend Appa Sherpa on Tuesday left Kathmandu for Everest Base Camp to break his own previous record by scaling the world’s highest Mt. Everest for 20th time.