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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Labour’s Impending Downfall and the Role of Misplayed Ethnic Cards

As the British Election is just around the corner, the governing Labour party is said to be bracing itself for the doomsday finale.

Deceptive quest by India to restore peace

The changing geo-political environment in the region with particular reference to Afghanistan saved Pakistan by the skin of the teeth from getting seriously harmed. However, loosening of the noose placed around the neck of Pakistan by the team of conspirators when the endgame was in sight has engulfed Indian leaders in a pool of dejection and depression.

Reconciliation Commission - what Asian Tribune was lobbying for the past one year

Sri Lanka Government has made a belated announcement in the floor of the Parliament about the setting up of a Reconciliation Commission. This was announced by Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne who said that the Reconciliation Commission is needed to build mutual trust among communities.

Amidst pandemonium parliament passes extension of emergency regulation

Amidst much pandemonium caused by Sri Lanka’s opposition, the parliament approved the extension of the newly relaxed emergency regulations for a period of a month with a majority of 118 votes on Wednesday.

India; Union Minister Sharad Pawar linked to IPL tax case

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in fresh trouble. Raising questions over "conflict of interest" if a minister was a member of a cricket body, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed impleading the Union Government in a PIL seeking levy of entertainment tax on IPL matches and allowed making Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar a party to the case.

Times Square incident could be conspiracy against Pakistan, no arrest so far: Says Rehman Malik

The Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said the Times Square incident could be a conspiracy against Pakistan.

Indian visa centre opened in Jaffna; ‘a Consulate in the near future’

India Visa Application Centre (IVAC) of the High Commission of India, Sri Lanka was opened in Jaffna on Tuesday by the Indian High Commissioner Mr. Ashok K. Kantha.

Apex court against narco-analysis, brain mapping

In a blow to investigating agencies, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declared as “illegal” compulsory use of narco-analysis, brain-mapping and polygraph tests on suspects, saying it was violative of Constitutional provisions.

Maldives In Brief : Decentralization bill could change Maldives from unitary to federal state

Social Liberal Party Leader Ibrahim Ismail (Ibra) who was also the Head of Constitution Drafting Committee has warned that the newly passed decentralisaion bill could change the country from a unitary to a federal state.

India to get access to Headley shortly

The US will inform India by next week about possible dates, most likely in this month, for giving direct access to Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley.

Karunanidhi welcomes to DMK fold all who left the party earlier

The oldest Dravidian Patriarch and the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has called all those who had left the DMK party to come back and take up the responsibility of protecting Dravidians and preserving the self respect of the movement.

British General Election 2010: Hung Parliament Seems as Certain as Friday follows Thursday

The British General election reaches its peak today with the inevitable prospect of a hung parliament. The latest opinion polls put the Conservatives in the lead, but not indicating an outright victory, despite being in the opposition for almost 13 years.