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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2522

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Secret meet between Lanka govt. & Tamils, UNP awaits a crucial Monday with bated breath

Sri-Lanka’s conservative rightist United National Party (UNP), which is the main opposition, awaits a crucial Monday (May 10) with bated breath. The party ‘could be headed for a possible split come Monday 10’, according to political analysts.

That Better Tomorrow….!

The hefty price hike in cooking gas was preceded by more moderate hikes in the price of bread and wheat flour. Other price increases will follow. During the election season, price hikes of essentials were controlled via reduced taxes, because the regime feared to lose votes. Now that both elections have been won handsomely, there is no need to pander to the voters.

Pakistan tests two nuclear-capable missiles

Pakistan on Saturday test fired two short-range ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads and striking Indian cities.

Maoists blast CRPF vehicle, kill 6 men

Maoist blasted a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicle in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region on Saturday, killing six troopers.

Obama White House sends top US diplomat to Myanmar

A top U.S. official will make a second visit to Myanmar (also known as Burma) on Sunday (May 8) to pursue Washington's new policy of engagement, a diplomat said, ahead of controversial elections being prepared by the country's military regime, AP reported.

Dubai names five more in Hamas member killing

Dubai police have named five new suspects in the killing of a senior Hamas member at a luxury hotel in the emirate, bringing the total number to 32, Al Arabiya news channel reported on Friday.

No objections to amending the Bill on Local Council Elections- DRP

The Opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party yesterday said it has “no objections” to amending the Bill on Local Council Elections allowing remote voting, adding that it was the government that initially said no to it citing expenses and logistical issues.

The Only Winner in the British General Election – Exit Poll

The pollsters usually are not the kind of folks you and I feel like shaking hands with in the street; nor are they known to be carrying the biological ingredients of the tribal descendants of Nostradamus, the French seer of the 16th century, who compiled the book of Les Propheties (The Prophesies).

India: Stalemate ends as Jharkhand will have BJP-led government

After lot of dilly-dallying for nearly a fortnight, the BJP in Jharkhand which had nearly decided to pull down the Shibu Soren government after the CM decided to back the UPA in Parliament, finally decided on Saturday it will have its own Chief Minister.

India fails to evolve a solution to the Sri Lankan issue: Former Intelligence Chief Hariharan

Former Intelligence bureau(IB) Chief who headed the Intelligence of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka Hariharan has said, India did not use its position effective to evolve a solution to the Lankan issue.

Top US official visiting Myanmar, may meet Suu Kyi

United States Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell will visit army-ruled Myanmar in the next two days to meet with government ministers and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, a diplomat said on Saturday.

38 Sri Lankan Tamils arrested in Kerala

A group of 38 Sri Lankan Tamils, including five women and five children, has been detained by police in Kollam in Kerala, after they were found staying in a lodge under suspicious circumstances.

Maldives In Brief: President Nasheed tells Dunya: Govt. ready to implement DRP’s bill on Domestic Violence

President Mohamed Nasheed has told DRP Women’s Wing President Dunya Maumoon that he is ready to implement the opposition bill on domestic violence being drafted presently, although the government has completed a similar bill.

Where is Civil Administration…?

Since Pakistan is busy in war or terror it has not only utilized billions of its finances but has sacrificed the hundreds of precious lives of military men and the civilians.

A Bill for nuclear accident compensation introduced in Lok Sabha

The controversial bill that provides for payment of compensation in the event of a nuclear accident, introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday, was received amid protests and walkout by opposition NDA and Left parties which termed it as "illegal" and "unconstitutional". Its passage is key to operationalisation of the Indo-US nuclear deal.