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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2707

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Appa aborts plan to scatter Hillary’s mortal remains atop Everest

Mountaineering legend Appa Sherpa aborted his plan to scatter the ashes of late Sir Edmund Hillary following protests from Buddhist Lamas.

Letter from America: American Crimes at home and abroad

The past week has been anything but ordinary with news of nuclear arms reduction, coal mine disaster in West Virginia and a newly released video showing US forces indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians.

Senate and House of Alaska state of USA opens with Hindu prayer song

Both Alaska State Senate and House of Representatives in Juneau started day’s work with Hindu prayers on April 9. Reciting in Sanskrit, “Asato ma sad gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya”, which translated in English is “Lead me from the unreal to the Real, Lead me from darkness to Light, Lead me from death to Immortality,” Rajan Zed, Hindu priest from Nevada, urged State Senators and Representatives to keep the welfare of others always in mind.

Highlights of Sri Lanka Parliamentary General Elections

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who swept a landslide victory for his UPFA in the country's first peacetime parliamentary polls on Saturday, called it a vote for his economic policies and his defeating of Tamil Tiger guerrillas in a major military offensive last year.

Pakistani military launches biggest war games

Pakistan’s military forces launched the country’s biggest military war games on Saturday.

Pakistan mobilizes 50,000 troops for war game along India border

akistan has mobilised about 50,000 troops and air force elements for its biggest ever army exercise that began on Saturday along the eastern border with India. The exercise, codenamed Azm-e-Nau (New Resolve) 3, is aimed at training troops for the threat of a conventional war with India, military officials said.

Steps to control Jeddah house rent

The newly elected chairman of the Real Estate Committee at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry said his committee will try to halt the growing increase in house rents in Jeddah, which has grown by 20 to 40 percent in recent years.

Over 130 protesters hurt in Bangkok crackdown

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More than 130 people have been wounded in a crackdown on anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital Bangkok.

News reports said Thai security forces used live ammunition during clashes on Saturday.

2010 General Election: the Shocking Haemorrhage of Green Credibility

As the Asian Tribune quite correctly predicted, the UPFA won a landslide victory and then fell short of the ultimate goal of securing the 2/3rd of the seats in the parliament. The UNP, on the other hand, suffered a green ‘haemorrhage’ throughout the country except in a few urban areas, securing just 29% of the votes – far worse than expected.

ASEAN leaders call for free, democratic Myanmar polls

South-east Asian leaders have urged Myanmar to ensure its elections this year are fair and inclusive at a summit in Hanoi on Friday.

The Rajapakse Era Begins

Midmorning on Friday the 9th, as the outcome of the 2010 parliamentary election became clear, the state owned Rupavahini began telecasting songs hailing President Mahinda Rajapakse as the ‘God given King’ and ‘Saviour-Hero’ of the nation.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba Darshan in Delhi

Devotees of Sri Sathya Sai Baba are delighted to have an opportunity for his darshan in the Capital after a gap of over a decade.

Manipur to Vietnam by rail on cards, says Indian Minister

As part of initiatives to improve connectivity between Northeast India and Southeast Asia, the government is considering a rail link from Manipur to Vietnam, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Friday.

International Observers call for Electoral reforms in Sri Lanka

Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) with the cooperation of its member PAFFREL have sent 16 international observers from 10 different countries to observe Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Elections from April 1 to 10. More than 170 polling stations throughout Sri Lanka have been observed on Election Day.

Pathetic State of Affair in TN: Pre released life Convict Hurled Bombs-Two Killed

A life convict, who was released by the DMK government last year, commemorating late chief minister C N Annadurai's (ANNA) birthday, has hurled bombs on a brick kiln field and killed two persons.

Delhi: Radiation leak in scrap dump creates panic

There was panic in Mayapuri area of West Delhi on Thursday night with reports of a radiation leak from a shop in a market that mostly deals with metal scrap and ammunition discards.

Ranjith Madduma Bandara has the last laugh: Re-elected defeating UNP leader Wickremasinghe

“Moment you lose track of the mood of the people you lose track of the priorities you have for the nation and for your own party. This is what has happened to the party, and Ranil Wickremasinghe is incapable of understanding the realities of politics.”