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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Mumbai Terrorist: A US Agent

After terrorist conspirator and “former” U.S. government agent David Coleman Headley received promises of leniency and extradition protection from American prosecutors for his role in the 2008 Mumbai massacre, speculation about his true masters was set ablaze as outrage erupted across India.

Sri Lankan joins historic voyage on replica of 9th century Arab trading vessel

A Sri Lankan, native of Kandy has joined the second leg of The Jewel of Muscat, a replica of a 9th century Arab trading vessel which left Oman on the 15th February 2010.

“Sri Lanka Culture Week” celebrations in Kuwait from April 26

Kuwait will have a “Sri Lanka Culture Week”, jointly hosted by the Embassy of Sri Lanka and Kuwait’s National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters from April 26 to May 2, 2010. The event, the first ever promotions of its kind, is co-sponsored by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and the Sri Lankan Airlines (SLA) with the support of a host of well-wishers.

Thailand’s ruling party faces dissolution

The Election Commission in Thailand on Monday decided by a vote of 4-1 to recommend the dissolution of the ruling Democrat Party for receiving an illegal 258 million baht donation case and the alleged misuse of a 29 million baht political development fund provided by the EC.

Nalini moves again for her premature release: Files petition in Madras HC against government order

Life convict of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Nalini again made an attempt for her premature release.

ASEAN’s dream may not come true if it fails to tame its unprincipled member, Burma

At the end of the 16th ASEAN Summit in the Vietnamese capital Ha Noi on April 9, the Chairman of ASEAN Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called on Burma/Myanmar to stick to its “road map to democracy” and hold free, fair and inclusive elections.

India awaits Obama visit, Manmohan Singh tells US President

“You have caught the imagination of millions across the world, including the people of India who are anxiously waiting for your visit. “ This is what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told US President Barack Obama during their 50-minute talks on the sidelines of the Nuclear Safety Summit in Washington on Sunday.

Revive of Legislative Council Bill Passed in TN Assembly:Opposition Protested

Amid protest by Main Opposition AIADMK, MDMK and left parties, the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday passed a bill to revive the Legislative Council, which was abolished in 1986 at the time of MGR's rule.

Tamil Nadu politics: Will DMK Minister Alagiri quit Centre?

There are strong pointers that M.K. Alagiri, the disgruntled elder son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, is thinking of quitting the Capital scene and move over to his home state for a battle royal with his brother M.K. Stalin in time for the assembly poll scheduled for May 2011.

Madras High Court dismisses petition seeking CBI inquiry on Swamy Nithyanantha

The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition seeking a CBI investigation into allegations against self-styled Godman Nityananda, who is embroiled in a sex scandal.

TAPI gas pipeline talks in Turkmenistan

Ministers from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) will meet in Turkmenistan Capital Ashkhabad on April 17 to discuss a gas pipeline project linking the countries. The pipeline is being funded by Asian Development Bank.

Inseparable even in death

A pair of conjoined Palestinian twins who came to the kingdom from the Gaza Strip to undergo separation surgery died in Riyadh on Saturday said Saudi Health Minister, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah.

India to attend n-disarmament meet in Tehran

India will attend the two-day nuclear disarmament conference in Tehran beginning on April 17. Ministers, officials and academicians and nuclear experts from more than 60 countries will participate in the conference titled “ Nuclear Energy for All, Nuclear Weapon for None”.

Manmohan Singh, Gilani shake hands at US n-security meet

India and Pakistan may not be ideal example for good neighbourly relations, but that did not prevent Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Premier Yousaf Raza Gilani from shaking hands when they came face to face at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on Monday. President Barack Obama on Monday continued to welcome each and every leader from the 46 countries attending the Summit in an exercise that took over one-and-a-half hours at the Washington, DC Convention Centre.