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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2492

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Ceylon Chamber of Commerce fathoms 171 years

Sri Lanka’s foremost business Chamber, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) celebrates 171 years of exemplary service to the business community, the economy and the entire country as a whole, this year. Established on March 25, 1839, CCC is amongst the few legendary institutions in the Asia Pacific region to hold such an unbroken record.

British General Election 2010 – a Star is Born

The long-awaited presidential style live debate among the three major party leaders of Britain took place last night, providing the lacklustre election campaign with a sustainable boost – at least, up until the next debate of its kind in a week’s time.

Another error in the American strategy in South Asia

The current LTTE terrorist leader Rudrakumaran’s friend in Washington, Robert Blake has one again commented on something he knows very little about.

Who will become the next leader of the opposition?

Colombo, 16 April, ( Questions have been raised by Sri Lanka’s opposition political parties as to who should be the opposition leader in the present parliament.

India: Parliament reconvenes to uproar on prices, Maoist attacks

The reopened budget session of Parliament had a stormy beginning on Thursday with the combined opposition attacking the government on three key issues: The Tharoor IPL controversy, spiraling prices and the massacre of 76 security personnel by Maoists at Dantewada.

Constitutional Amendments for Ailing Legislature in Sri Lanka

Cabinet of Sri Lanka has been suffering for a quite long time from three forms of ailments: excessiveness, ineffectiveness and being of unmindful.

Pakistani Senate approves 18th Amendment to the constitution

The upper house of Pakistani parliament (Senate) approved the 18th Amendment to the country's constitution on Thursday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Chinese President Hu Jintao

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met Chinese President Hu Jintao and discussed the entire gamut of bilateral issues, particularly trade and investments in Brazil.

"Vishu" Celebrated in a traditional manner in Kerala and TN: Lakhs of devotees worshiped in Sabarimala

Vishu, the most important celebration for Malayalees has celebrated in a grand manner in Kerala and in some parts of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Lakhs of devotees worshiped in Sabarimala Iyappan Sannithanam.

Illiteracy drops significantly

Illiteracy in Saudi Arabia has declined from approximately 60 percent in 1980 to 13 percent in 2009 according to Deputy Education Minister for Girls’ education.

India: Income-Tax sleuths come calling at IPL offices

With hush-hush talk of hundreds of crores being involved in the IPL 20:20 Cricket tournament now reaching its climax, it was no surprise that income-tax men with their ears perked up, will move into action.

Nalini Premature release case: Judge tells Counsel to Produce Division Bench Order Which Dismissed her Petition

The Madras High Court has directed the counsel who appeared for Nalini, life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, to produce the Division Bench order which earlier dismissed her premature release petition.

Dalai Lama to watch IPL match in Dharamsala

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will attend an Indian Premiere League cricket match on April 18 as a special guest. According to the official website of the Tibetan government in exile, the Tibetan leader's office here has confirmed that the invitation has been accepted.

Friday Pilgrimage: Thirunallar Saneeswaran Temple: worship gives relief from clutches

The "Thirunallar Saneeswaran Koil" also known as 'Shani Bhagavan' Temple, situated in Karaikkal, an enclave of Puducherry State, in India, is thronged by lakhs and lakhs of devotees from all over the world.

Maldives In Brief : Vice President says President Nasheed runs “one man show”

Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed has accused President Mohamed Nasheed of running a “one man show” saying it was no different to that of President Gayoom’s regime.

Don't go to press regarding party affairs: Karunanidhi tells party men

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President Mr M Karunanidhi has urged his party men desist from giving interviews to press regarding inner party affairs and alliance matters. “Press” he cautioned, as having tendencies of twisting issues.

Who will become the next leader of the opposition?

Questions have been raised by Sri Lanka’s opposition political parties as to who should be the opposition leader in the present parliament.

Condemning the sky high price hike: Opposition calls for a ‘bandh’ in TN

Condemning the "Sky High Price Hike" in the state and the entire country, opposition parties, lead by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) has decided to observe one day total ‘bandh’ in Tamil Nadu on April 27.