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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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The Gradual Emergence of a Hung Parliament in Britain

Yesterday, I got my personalized electoral contract, offered and signed by David Cameron in the post. He promised to deliver a series of things for Britain on behalf of me – and of course, to more than 300,000 recipients of the same contract as well. It is glossy, eye-catching and legally-binding too! Mr Cameron has signed it.

Sowing the Future

A crisis in education presages a future in crisis. Especially in a country which must create an educated and able workforce, if it is to escape underdevelopment.

Noted Editor of Sri Lanka’s Tamil ‘Udayan’, ‘Sudar Oli’ resigns

Mr. Nadesapillai Vidyatharan the Editor in Chief of Udayan and Sudar Oli Newspapers has resigned from his post.

Islamic seminary in India deplores veil ban in Europe

A leading Islamic seminary has condemned ban on use of veil by Muslim women in some European countries.

Maoists stage massive rally against govt, enforce indefinite nationwide general strikes

The main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) on Saturday staged massive protests rally in the capital city Kathmandu and four other major towns in the country demanding resignation of the Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.

Radiation leak: IAEA seeks details from Delhi University

Even as the Delhi University apologized for not revealing that it had buried lot of radioactive waste on its campus, exposing people to radiation risk, the UN atomic watchdog, IAEA on Saturday said it was seeking more information about reports of a radioactive waste scandal at the University, with one person already dead from radiation poisoning.

Maldives In Brief : Decentralization bill passed barring seven provinces

The controversial Decentralisation Bill has been passed in Parliament preventing the country from being divided into seven provinces.

‘Stop Iran President visit’ campaign in US

Ahead of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's intended visit to address a United Nations conference on nuclear non-proliferation next week in New York, several US Congressmen on Saturday demanded to deny his entry into the country.

India & Sri Lanka jointly pushing Tamils: Sri Lanka to appoint expert panel for N&E conflict, India to push Tamils to agree

Sri Lanka will appoint a multi-ethnic, non-partisan expert panel 'to discuss all the solutions proposed by the government', sources said today.

Kuwait: Urge to ban driving with niqab

Riyadh, 02 May, ( A famous political online community forum is pushing for liberal MPs to submit a question to the Minister of Interior Sheikh Jaber Al-Sabah on why women wearing niqabs are allowed to drive without being fined.

Salem Steel Plant Row: Provide employment to the land givers-Karunanidhi writes to Delhi

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has urged the Union Government to provide employment to family members of those who gave their lands for the establishment of Salem Steel Plant.

A new mango variety named after Sachin Tendulkar

For the cricket Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who has donned many feathers to his cap, here’s one more. A new variety of mango is named after him. This truly can be the biggest honor one can get!

Falsehood spreading clandestine website bared

Sri Lankans, both living in the country and abroad, have brought to the attention of the authorities the activities of a clandestine website that is carrying on a malicious campaign based on falsehood to tarnish the image of the country, its leaders, cause communal disharmony and pose threats to national security.

New Chief Justice of India named

Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court and who wants all judges to keep themselves abreast with commercial laws, was on Friday appointed as the 38th Chief Justice of India.

Letter from America: The European Veil Debate

Belgium is all set to become the first European nation to ban the Burqa (the face-covering veil that is worn by some Muslim women). The move will affect an estimated 650,000 Muslims in Belgium – 6 per cent of the population.