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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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Federation of GCC Chambers urged to play more efficient role

Qatar Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani has urged the Federation of GCC Chambers (FGCCC) to play a more efficient role to raise the level of the private sector’s performance in view of the current challenges facing the region. This, he said, would give the GCC private sector the capability to set true partnerships either with governments or foreign companies who are in possession of the technologies required.

Maoists call nationwide shut down against passport deal to India

The government’s decision to award contract for printing Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) to Indian Security Printing received yet another blow on Thursday after the main opposition party announced nationwide general strikes for Monday to protest the decision.

Matale District votes counted

At the end of the counting, UPFA leads by securing 66% (131,069) of the votes and obtaining 4 seats.

Hamabantota District’s final results : UPFA secured 62% of the votes.

The UPFA has recorded victory of 1,74,808 (62%) votes securing 5 seats in Hamabantota District.

UPFA sweeps postal vote result

The UPFA has recorded an impressive victory of 10,560 (69.97%) votes, in the very first postal vote result released by the Elections Secretariat.

Vote counting underway in Lanka’s general election

Vote counting is now underway in the Lanka’s general election that ended on a largely peaceful note, midst an unusually low voter turn out. Some 7620 candidates are in the fray vying for 196 seats, the Government Information Department said.

India: UPA govt to face fire from opposition in Parliament

The United Progressive Alliance government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh can expect to feel the heat next week as 13 political parties are coming together with a plan to put the government on the mat by bringing a cut motion against the finance bill and calling for a nationwide bandh on the issue of price rise.

Friday Pilgrimage: Vaitheeswaran Kovil- ‘cures all illness’

Within tall granite walls and in the centre of the town, is located the beautiful temple, which attracts lots of people. The Temple is located 16 km from Myladuthrai.

India: PM holds meeting with CMs on price rise

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his senior cabinet colleagues and chief ministers of 10 States began their deliberations on containing price rise in New Delhi on Thursday amid fears of inflation crossing the double digit mark.

The meeting was being held even as the Left parties went ahead with their nationwide agitation during which they courted arrest to protest rising prices.

Jayalalithaa will lead protest demonstration against power situation in the State

Chennai, 09 April ( Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagam (AIADMK) General Secretary Ms Jayalalitha will organise a protest demonstration against the prevailing power situation in the State in Neyveli on April 18.

Media shutdown as protesters defy state of emergency in Bangkok

Thailand's beleaguered government shut down a satellite television station and Web sites of anti-government demonstrators Thursday after declaring a state of emergency, while the activists vowed to retaliate by escalating their nearly month-long protests, reports from Bangkok said.

UPFA to secure majoity in elections despite low voter turnout

Despite a low voter turnout in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections, President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ruling Unite People’s Freedom Alliance Party (UPFA) is set to secure a clear majority in Thursday’s parliamentary polls.

ASEAN leaders meet in Hanoi over Myanmar polls

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met in its 16th summit in Hanoi, Vietnam Thursday, April 8, with the upcoming elections in Myanmar as one of the top concerns.

Sri Lanka's Master Blaster Sanath Jayasuriya tops Matara

Sri Lanka’s “master blaster” cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya who contested Thursday’s parliamentary election topped the Matara district UPFA list.