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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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British General Election 2010: The Inscrutable Number Crunching

When we listen to a cricket commentary – at league level or at international level – there is strong chance of some sort of record being broken: it may be the fastest ever speed reached by two players while running between wickets; the highest vertical height reached by a ball in the event of scoring a six; or even the intensity of sound produced by the collision of bat and ball in decibels.

Australia, Myanmar to join SAARC summit as observers

Australia and Myanmar will join the eight-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation as observers at the 16th SAARC summit in Bhutan next week.

Maldives: President Nasheed wins UN’s ‘Champions of the Earth’ award

President Mohamed Nasheed, a leading voice in the global fight against climate change, has been awarded “Champions of the Earth - - the United Nations’ most prestigious environmental prize.

Seven Pakistani soldiers killed in militant ambush

Seven soldiers were killed and at least sixteen injured when militants ambushed Pakistani army convoy in North Waziristan, a tribal area bordering Afghanistan on Friday.

USAID Research Identifies Opportunities in the Dairy Sector

In order to help small farmers improve their businesses, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has conducted a study of Sri Lanka’s dairy sector.

Indian govt may consider parliamentary probe into IPL affair

The IPL controversy and the alleged links of some Union Ministers rocked Parliament on Friday with the government agreeing to consider a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the IPL functioning.

Nalini makes calls to UK and Sri Lanka: Law Minister Duraimurugan

The State Law Minister Duraimurugan has said the life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case Nalini made calls to UK and Sri Lanka for several times through mobile phone from prison cell for the last one year.

India: Union Minister Alagiri’s absence from House criticized

Union Minister for Fertiliser and Chemicals M.K. Alagiri’s absence angered opposition parties in both Houses of Parliament on Friday with even Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, known for her mild manners, wondering “where the minister was?”

Security agencies put on alert as Maoists announce street protests to topple government

Nepal is likely to witness fresh round of violence with the government keeping security agencies on high alert in the aftermath of Maoists announcing to topple the government through street protests.

Sri Lankans National Rally at Padua

The Prato Della Valle in Padua is the biggest and one of the most beautiful Piazzas in Italy.

Hogenakkal Water Project Row:TN sticks with original plan-Stalin

The State Deputy Chief Minister, who is holding Local Administration and Water Ministry M K Stalin has refuted Karnata Governments allegation of 'deviating from the original plan on the Hogenakkal Drinking Water Project’, saying that the state stuck to the plan and there was no truth in the charge of the state drawing excess water than the permitted level.

Stranded pilgrims in Saudi begin leaving

The first batch of pilgrims stranded at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport started their journeys home late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

Grenade attacks rock Bangkok, spark panic

The Thai capital Bangkok was rocked by four to five grenade attacks at the Skytrain commuter rail line station in the financial district at 8pm on Thursday, killing one person and wounding 75, including foreign tourists, and sparking a panic in the center of the city.

Friday Pilgrimage: Kancheepuram Ekambareswarar Temple in existence since 600 AD

Kanchipuram, the temple town of Tamil Nadu, has many famous temples frequented by devotees and tourists-- a temple town considered to be the foremost among the seven prime pilgrimage centers in India.

Malaysia crackdown on LTTE members

Malaysia which has good relations with Sri Lanka is trying to ensure that no activities of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is allowed in the country. The Malaysian police have said that they have arrested and deported several key members of the LTTE between August last year and March.