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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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British General Election 2010: Kingmaker Flexes Formidable Muscles

The election campaign is slowly gaining in momentum with the predictable brief lull on Sunday, before the third and final debate, scheduled to take place on Thursday.

Nepal Maoists announce indefinite general strikes topple govt

Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) has announced indefinite general strikes starting May 2 to topple the current Madhav Kumar Nepal-led government.

Tamils protest to stall IIFA awards function in Colombo

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's proposed visit to Sri Lanka to host the India International Film Awards (IIFA) function between June 3 and 5, has stirred protests from a section of Tamils in Tamil Nadu and Canada.

UNP in a desperate bid to resolve dispute with DPF

Sri Lanka’s main opposition, the United National Party (UNP) and the Democratic People’s Front (DPF) which is an ally of the UNP is to hold crucial talks on Tuesday in order to resolve dispute between both parties in the light of the DPF threatening to withdraw from the UNP alliance.

India, Pakistan PMs may meet in Thimphu summit

After lot of speculation on whether they would meet at the SAARC summit in Bhutan, there are clear signs that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani could meet in Thimphu on the margins of the South Asian Association Regional Cooperation Summit.

Maldives’ former AG set to become SAARC Secy. General

Maldives’ former Attorney General Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed is now set to become the first ever woman to hold the post of Secretary General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), when the summit opens tomorrow in Thimphu.

Seven LTTE suspects arrested in Netherlands

The Police in Netherland arrested seven Tamil Tiger suspects on Monday, who are suspected of raising funds for Sri Lankan separatist group the Tamil Tigers, a statement said.

Terrorism figures in Manmohan Singh, Hamid Karzai talks

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met in New Delhi on Monday and vowed to tackle the militant violence that threatens regional stability.

Sri Lanka after elections: Opportunity for a new beginning?

Much has been written and is still being written about the outcome of the recent general election in Sri Lanka. It would be very repetitive to re hash well written analysis by many learned and erudite contributors.

Tibetans celebrate birthday of Panchen Lama selected by Dalai Lama

Tibetans in Dharamsala on Monday celebrated the 21st birthday of Gedun Choekyi Nymie, who was taken away by Chinese authorities shortly after the Dalai Lama declared him as the second highest Tibetan Buddhist religious leader in May 1995, amid calls for "release" of the monk.

Jayalalithaa condems attack on Lawyers by DMK Men inside the High Court Complex

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) General Secretary Ms Jayalalithaa has condemned the attack on advocates and media persons at the High Court campus in the presence of Supreme Court Chief Justice, Union Law Minister and other Judges by DMK men.

Geethanjana Gunawardena - The New Deputy Minister of External Affairs assumes duties

The new Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Gitanjana Gunawardena assumed duties at the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday 26th April 2010.

Tamils protest at Bachchan’s visit to Sri Lanka for IIFA function

Hundreds of Tamils on Sunday protested outside the bungalow of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, shouting slogans against his decision to visit Sri Lanka as chief guest for the India International Films Awards (IIFA) function in July.

India: PM rules out JPC probe into IPL, phone tapping

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday ruled out Joint Parliament Committee probe into the alleged phone tapping of political bigwigs and IPL issue, but added thorough investigations were needed into the functioning of the cricket tournament.

Bahrain: Tourism 'advert' sparks outrage

A Fake tourism advertisement illustrating Bahrain with picturesque shorelines and rocky cliffs has sparked outrage among tourism officials.

A ‘Senate chamber’ coming in next six months, SB, Keheliya, Tissa and Thonda swearing in next week

An amendment to Sri Lanka’s existing constitution and relevant Acts are being mooted by the government to appoint a Senate chamber within the next six months.