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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2865

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Seeman to convert his ‘Naam Tamilar' into political party

The noted film director Sebastian Seeman, a staunch LTTE supporter, has announced the launch of his new political party in Tamil Nadu on May 18, the first anniversary of the death of LTTE leaders including Velupillai Prabhakaran.

India: Minister Tharoor gets SMS threat from underworld Don

The IPL 20-20 cricket tournament currently on in India, has been rocked by scandals, fishy monetary deals, the alleged involvement of Union Minister Shahi Tharoor’s lady friend with a huge purse and now to top it all, an SMS threat from an underworld don.

Sivajilingam deported back to Colombo

The former Presidential candidate and the Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament, M.K.Sivajilingham, has been deported back to Colombo on the same day, when he went to Chennai undergo medical treatment.

India: over 77 killed as ferocious storm hits two States

A ferocious storm ravaged parts of West Bengal and Bihar, leaving 77 people dead, destroying thousands of houses and snapping power and communication lines overnight, officials said on Wednesday.

Oman, Turkey to scale up bilateral trade

Turkey and Oman would aim to scale up bilateral trade between the two countries to US $1 billion as both countries enjoy a mutual political vision, friendly relation and also believe in solving issues through dialogues.

Obama as friendly as Bush, says Indian PM

Indian news media has often compared the current US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush in an attempt to find out the comfort level of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the two leaders.

Acid thrown on Pakistani woman lawyer

A Pakistani woman lawyer suffered serious burn injuries when her senior colleagues hurled acid on her on Wednesday.

Maldives stands firm with Akon concert despite complaints

The Maldives government is standing firm with the decision to hold the Akon concert as scheduled despite public “complaints” over the show.

Philippines: Troops fight Muslim militants in key city

Philippine troops clashed Wednesday with a top Muslim militant commander and dozens of fighters suspected of trying to seize a key predominantly Christian southern city in a daring attack the previous day that killed at least 13 people, reports from Manila said.

Thailand is Searching for Acceptable Government

Thailand is a country whose economy significantly depends on its tourism industry, generating an estimated 547,782 million Thai baht in 2007. It contributed to approximately 6.7 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP). The World Tourism rankings put it at the world's 18th most visited country with 14.5 million visitors that same year.

Fresh protests begin to restore Hindu state

A political party advocating for constitutional monarchy and Hindu state in Nepal announced a fresh protest programs for restoring Nepal as a Hindu state.