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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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U.S. officials: No credible evidence that terrorists trained Shahzad

No credible evidence has been found so far that the Pakistani-American man accused in the Times Square bombing plot received any serious terrorist training from the Pakistani Taliban or another radical Islamic group, six U.S. officials said Thursday.

Maoist withdraw nationwide strikes amid mounting pressure

Bowing down to the pressure from various quarters, the agitating UCPN (Maoists) on late Friday evening withdrew indefinite nationwide general strikes it enforced six days ago.

India: Anil Ambani loses court battle with brother Mukesh

In a climax to one of the exciting corporate battles between the two Ambani brothers, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected Anil Ambani group's plea for cheaper gas from Mukesh Ambani-led RIL on the basis of a family pact, saying the government had the sovereign right on price and utilisation of fuel.

Rapid growth recorded in Sri Lanka's tourism industry

Nearly a year after the three decade long civil war ended, the tourism industry which suffered immensely during the past has recorded one of the highest tourism growth rates this year.

Government gives full security to Jayalalithaa: Karunanidhi rejects AIADMK allegations

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said that his government is giving full security to former chief minister Ms J Jayalalithaa and flayed an AIADMK MLA for his remarks that the Chief Minister would be held responsible if "something happened to his party leader for want of security".

Budget session of Parliament ends with unfinished tasks

The Budget session of Parliament concluded on Friday with presiding officers expressing concern over disruptions.

President wants “working rapport” with Parliament, says his office

President Mohamed Nasheed wants a “working rapport that is practical” with Parliament, his office said after the controversial decentralization bill was passed by an opposition dominant House, blocking the country from being divided into seven provinces.

Journalists Manhandled by Security Staff of Union Minister A Raja: Pandemonium at the Chennai Air Port

Some Journalists and a women correspondents of a private television news channel, 'Headlines Today' was allegedly roughed up by the security personnel of Union IT and Communications Minister A Raja on Friday evening at the Chennai a Air Port.

Victory for access to medicines as Valaganciclovir patent is overturned

International medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the decision by the Indian Patent Office to set aside the product patent it had previously granted to pharmaceutical company Roche for the drug valganciclovir.

Army colonel held for uploading child porn

In a shocking incident, a senior army officer has been arrested for allegedly uploading obscene photographs and video clips involving children on the Internet, nearly two months after Interpol alerted Indian authorities about the matter.

Will Two B’s Drive Sri Lankan Education into success?

Sumanaweera Banda Dissanayake assumed duty as Higher education minister and Bandula Gunawardena assumed duty as an Education minster. This is the first time in Sri Lankan history that two productions of University of Sri Jayewardenepura took control of education in a very critical juncture.