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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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HC Notice TN Government on Sri Lankan Refugee's petition to close Camp

The Madras High Court has ordered notice to Tamil Nadu Government, on a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) writ petition filed by Sri Lankan refugee, seeking to close the Poonamallee Camp and shift the refugees to other camp in the state.

Maldives rakes up Indo-Pak ties at SAARC Summit

In unusual comments at the SAARC forum, Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday , talked about strained relations between India and Pakistan, saying that he hoped that tomorrow's meeting between the two countries' prime ministers will lead to resolution of their differences, PTI reported.

Uzbeks, German terrorists, two troops killed in northwest Pakistan

Four foreign terrorists and two Pakistani soldiers were killed and 13 injured in a clash on Wednesday in volatile, militancy-hit North Waziristan bordering Afghanistan.

Pakistan Minister sees rift between Manmohan Singh and Congress over better ties

In an apparent bid to drive a wedge between Indian government and the ruling party, Pakistan has said that "well-meaning" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was keen to normalise ties with it but "elements in Congress" did not support him.

Lankan Cultural Week opens in Kuwait, cementing ties between two nations

The first Sri Lankan Culture week kicked off here on Monday “in style”, with the Sri Lankan performers putting out an exuberant show through their traditional, yet vivacious dancing moves, that wowed the crowd at Kaifan auditorium, especially Kuwait’s Minister of Information Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah.

Woman spy in Indian mission: No vital information leaked

Even as Indian intelligence agencies and the Ministry Of External Affairs are trying to piece together the shocking information of a woman spy in the High Commission in Pakistan , it was stated that information allegedly passed on to Pakistani intelligence agencies by Madhuri Gupta in Islamabad was not very serious in nature.

‘Indian development model a failure’

Leading Sri Lankan media personality Mohan Samaranayake told the SLBC last week that the development model for Sri Lanka under the new government should not be a one that focuses merely on increasing industrial and technological power and but also a one that should effectively meet basic needs of the masses.

India could get access to Mumbai attack accused Headley soon

The US has agreed to "take suitable steps" to give India quick access to Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Coleman Headley, who has confessed to his role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, after a fresh discussion between Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium and American Attorney General Eric Holder.

Sri Lanka President meets South Asian leaders

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa on Tuesday held bilateral discussions with South Asian leaders on the sidelines of the 16th SAARC Summit being held in Thimphu, Bhutan. The summit will commence this afternoon and will continue until 30th April 2010.

India: Jharkhand heading for Central rule, BJP ditches CM Shibu Soren

An upset Bharatiya Janata Party which was shocked to find the Chief Minister of Jharkahnd, surviving on its support, voting for the UPA government during the cut motion in Parliament on Tuesday, decided to withdraw support to Shibu Soren.

Newly Appointed Sri Lankan PM assumes official duties

Newly appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister and UPFA senior politician D.M Jayaratna assumed his official duties on Wednesday at the Prime Minister’s office in Colombo 7, after taking part in religious activities.

2G Spectrum Scam: Jayalalithaa demands to dismiss Telecom Minister A Raja

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalitha had demanded the UPA government to dismiss Union IT and Telecom Minister A Raja over the alleged multi-crore 2G spectrum telephony scam.

Thai troops fire rubber bullets at anti-govt protesters

Thai troops fired rubber bullets at supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and live shots into the air to stop a red-shirt convoy moving to a fresh-food market on Wednesday in Bangkok.

Ayurveda and Spa tourism in Sri Lanka gives more than just leisure

“Sri Lanka is benefiting from the true values of Ayurvedic and indigenous medicine by introducing it to the hospitality industry,” said Mr. Ranjith Jayasooriya , Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Sweden in his welcome remarks of the Tea and Ayurvedha evening organized by Sri Lanka Embassy in Stockholm, in association with Dalmanutha Gardens Hotel in Benthota, Sri Lanka.

British General Election 2010: Gordon Brown Delivers the First Gaffe

Packs of Journalists have been circling the three main contenders of the British Parliament election for almost two weeks; for most of them, it was the wait of the farmer and his wife for the goose that laid the golden egg.