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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2765

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All India Bandh Condemning the Price Raise of Essential Commodities: Mixed Response in Tamil Nadu

All India Bandh condemning the sky high price raise of Essential Commodities, successful in BJP and Communists ruling states in the country. In Tamil Nadu there was mixed response. The DMK strong hold in Chennai, Tiruchy and Madurai the bandh was totally failure.

Sri Lanka vs U.S. Blackcaps T20 series cricket tournament in Florida

Sri Lanka and the United States’ BLACKCAPS will play a three-match Twenty20 series in Florida in May to launch a new strategic partnership between USA Cricket and New Zealand Cricket.

Canada committed to check Sikh militancy

Canada has said it is committed to curb activities of Sikh separatists in the country who are trying to revive militancy in Punjab.

Maldives In Brief: Vice President repeats concerns over President

A dissatisfied Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed has repeated concerns over President Mohamed Nasheed’s lack of consultation with him, saying he is not there to sleep on the job for five years.

India: Split in Opposition ranks helps UPA govt defeat cut motion

The trial of strength for the government in the Lok Sabha on April 27 proved to be a damp squib with the House defeating the cut motion on petroleum prices by a big margin exposing huge divisions in the Opposition.

TMVP yet an alliance of the government

Amidst speculation of a rift between the government and the Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) taking place, the TMVP has decided that they will continue to be a member of the ruling United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs meets his counterparts

Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris met his Bhutan counterpart Lyonpo Ugyen Tshering for bilateral talks this evening.

Sex scandal Nithyananda may be brought to Pondy for interrogation

The sex scandal swami Nithyananda may be brought here for interrogation. The police have moved the Puducherry court seeking custody of Nithyananda.

British General Election 2010: rather a dull day

No party produced any significant sound bite yesterday to capture the public mood. The only major news was that all the major parties have had been pulling wool over the eyes of the public over spending cuts.

HC issues notice to Central Government on the issue of Prabhakaran mother’s deportation

The Madras High Court (HC) has issued notice to Central and State Governments on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) writ petition challenging the order of deporting slain LTTE leader Prabhakran's Mother.

Thai protesters disrupt skytrain services

The Thai government will take legal action against guards of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) for disrupting BTS skytrain services on Tuesday morning, Transport Minister Sohpon Zarum said.

Cabinet urges Saudis, expats to cooperate with enumerators

Data collectors from the Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Department of Economics and Planning, will launch the 4th National Census for Population and Housing Tuesday night by interviewing citizens and expatriates to collect and compile demographic, social and economic information about the Kingdom’s population and housing.

DMK Government Fails to Enhance Power Gerneration: Jayalalithaa acusses

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday accused the DMK Government of failing to enhance the power generation to 10,760 MW even four years after it came to power in 2006.

Surin: ASEAN Can Play Leadership Role in Asia

For ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, a major revelation about the new reality of Asia’s global role and “shift of weight from West to East” came in October 2008, when Western and Asian leaders met in China’s Great Hall of the People during the Asia-Europe Meeting in Beijing.

Opposition MLA's Bundled out from TN Assembly: Sought to raise the price rise issue

All the opposition members, including the main AIADMK, were on Tuesday evicted en masse from Tamil Nadu Assembly after they tried to stalled proceedings for about 15 minutes as they sought to raise the price rise issue over which the Left and its allies have called a nation-wide bandh.

World Intellectual Property Day Celebrated in Colombo

In observance of the World Intellectual Property Day, April 26, 2010, the U.S. Embassy in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo organized a panel discussion on Intellectual Property Rights.

Apologize, for God's sake

It was shocking to hear the news about the Sri Lankan New Year celebrations that were disrupted at the Jahra sports stadium. Nobody knows what happened exactly. Even the Ministry of Interior didn't provide a proper explanation.