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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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Sri Lankan Housemaid found hanging in Bahrain

A Sri Lankan housemaid was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her employer's home in Buhair, located near Riffa in Bahrain

US encouraged by India, Pakistan bid to break the ice

The United States on Friday said that it is "encouraged" by the decision taken by Indian and Pakistani prime ministers to resume dialogue between the two neighbouring countries.

Nithyanantha remanded to Judicial Custody for 13 days

Self-styled god man Nityananda, arrested on criminal charges including rape, on Friday was remanded in judicial custody till May 12 by a court in Bengaluru.

India hopeful of access to 26/11 attack accused Headley

India on Friday hoped that it will get direct access to Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley, arrested by American authorities in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks.

Prabakaran's Mother Visiting Chennai - TN Government says ‘no objection ‘

The Tamil Nadu State DMK government has informed the High Court that it had no objection in slain LTTE Leader Veluppilai Prabakaran's mother Parvathi Ammal visiting Chennai for medical treatment.

India: Naxalites used weapons sold by CRPF men to kill them

The Naxalites who killed 76 CRPF men in the recent Dantewada massacre probably used weapons sold to them by the CRPF itself.

Ranil not made any decision on holding internal elections

Sri Lanka’s main opposition, United National Party (UNP) has not yet made any decision of holding an internal election in a bid to revamp the party and to elect a new party leader and suitable members for all senior posts in the party at a national level.

Nawalapitiya election incidence report likely today; second list of Ministers soon

The committee investigating the Nawalapitiya election incidents is expected to handover its report to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, most probably today. Asian Tribune learns, after this, the way is cleared for the appointment of the balance cabinet ministers, and that might happen soon.

IPL ex-chief faces threat from underworld Don

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi, who is under scanner of the income tax (IT) department for suspected financial irregularities in the bidding process and franchise allotment is facing death threat with the underworld allegedly conspiring to bump him off, Mumbai police said.

Is Burma on the brink of a new civil war?

Burma seems to be on the brink of a fresh civil strife after it released controversial laws for the upcoming election. While the military regime wants to maintain its power via sham elections, the people, who long for genuine political change, are demanding genuine liberty, justice and equality. But the junta is in no mood to allow even some kind of basic civil rights, for instance freedom of expression.

100 students of Chennai schools on a trip to world of Space research

For nearly 100 students of Chennai schools it will be a fascinating ‘journey of space research’ for next 10 days as they are being taken to Kennedy Space Centre in the United States.

TN Government takes all steps to end out Power outages : Karunanidhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said that his government was taking all steps to wipeout power crisis, also appealed to the people to cooperate with the government till the situation improved. Mr Karunanidhi also said that there was no power-cut in the Chennai city and its suburbs.

Vietnam marks 35 years of end of war

Vietnam has marked 35 years since the end of its war by staging a re-enactment of the fall of the Saigon. Thousands of troops marched through the streets of what is now officially called Ho Chi Minh City on Friday to mark the day the communist North claimed victory.

How Safe Are Our Hospitals? The Stark Reality

Infection and communicable diseases form a large part of the health care burden in India, despite the ongoing progress made to combat and control life threatening diseases.

Nepal schools resume classes after Maoist students withdraw strikes

Private and institutional schools that remained closed for the last five days resumed classes on Friday after the Maoist-affiliated All Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) withdrew its indefinite strikes on Thursday.

Protesters storm major hospital in Bangkok

A major Thai hospital evacuated hundreds of patients and suspended all but emergency surgery on Friday after anti-government protesters stormed in to hunt for security forces they suspected were taking positions there overlooking their barricaded enclave, media reports said.

Women's decides to hold road roko in TN to protest against power-cut

Despite the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi Justifies the power crisis in the state and called upon the people to cooperate with the government, All India Democratic Women's Association(AIDWA) decided to organise a road roko(Road Block Protest) across the state on May 20 to protest against power cut, drinking water problem and new ration dards.

British General Election 2010: Labour Party Suffers a Double-blow – The Guardian and The Times Desert them in the Hour of Need

Those who still believe in superstition – on the basis that it is simply unexplored science or the stuff that defies science – may have psychically made up their mind about the remaining fortunes of the governing Labour Party yesterday, after observing what horribly went wrong, just minutes before a well-publicised poster campaign.