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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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US working for India’s access to Headley

The US on Tuesday said it is cooperating at the highest level to provide India access to 26/11 accused David Headley even as it maintained Pakistan has to do more to fight terror.

12 Sri Lankan Tamils won in the local government elections in London

In the local Government elections held in London on the 6th of this month, nearly 50 Sri Lankan Tamils contested and 12 of them have managed to win.

Tibetan govt objects to Dalai Lama watching IPL

The Tibetan provincial government has objected to the Dalai Lama watching an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. "The religious leader was trying to prove to be a worthy son of India by participating in the country's favourite pastime," it said in an article published in the Communist Party organ, People's Daily.

Military defeat of the LTTE; Need of the hour is a comprehensive political defeat

The English phrase Good things come to those who wait, propounding the virtue of patience, is not a proposition that can be sold easily to sections of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka.

India, Pak Foreign Ministers’ meeting on July 15

Taking off from the recent SAARC meet in Thimphu, where the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan agreed to take the dialogue process forward, External affairs minister S M Krishna will be going to Islamabad July 15 for talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

DPF to withdraw from UNP

The Democratic People’s Front (DPF) which is an ally of Sri Lanka’s main opposition, United National Party (UNP) is to make an official announcement of its withdrawal from the UNP after the (DPF) leader Mano Ganesan was refused a slot in the parliament national list.

Maoists allow House business after Home Minister’s reply

Brushing aside Maoists’ allegations that the government had incited violence through the use of vigilantes, Home Minister Bhim Bahadur Rawal has said that there were no untoward incidents taken place during the six-day long nationwide general strike enforced by the main opposition party UCPN (Maoists).

U.S. on road to pragmatic engagement with Burmese leadership

Obama administration’s understanding that neither sanctions nor engagements have succeeded to influence the Burmese military leadership it decided to undertake a comprehensive review of the United States policy toward Burma and has led, in these seven months of deliberations, toward the launch of pragmatic engagement with that country says U.S. Assistant Secretary of East Asian Affairs Kurt M.

Sri Lanka Food Festival lures many Kuwaitis and Foreign Expats

The Sri Lanka Food Festival jointly organized by the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Sri Lankan Embassy on the occasion of celebrating “Sri Lanka Culture Week” in Kuwait was inaugurated on 28th April at the Al-Ahmadi Restaurant of Crowne Plaza Hotel amidst a gathering of Kuwaiti dignitaries, members of the Diplomatic Corps, media, well-wishers etc.

No military option to tackle Maoists: Chidambaram

India’s Home minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday ruled out military operations as an option to tackle the Maoist menace and said it is a matter of "ethical consideration" not to do so.

TN Government denies irregularities in the Joint Venture pact with TATA Reality: Stalin Pooh –Poohs AIADMK Charge

Tamil Nadu Government has denied irregularities in Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TITCO) signing a Joint Venture (JV) pact with TATA Reality and Infrastructure Limited for setting up a Special Economic Zone(SEZ) for IT Companies at Taramani in Chennai.

Iran grants visas to mothers of the 3 arrested American citizens in Iran

Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in New York on Monday night that in the name of humanity, Iran grants visas to mothers of the 3 arrested American citizens in Iran.

Prabakaran's Mother Parvathi Ammal has officially not rejected the conditions connected with the Visa - Chief Minister Karunanidhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has rejected the news reports which said that the slain LTTE leader Prabakaran's Mother rejected the Visa given to her for treatment in Tamil Nadu and flew to Colombo from Malaysia and said that the news were not authentic.

Rahul Gandhi takes Bill Gates on a tour of UP village

Microsoft founder Bill gates is not new to India and has been a frequent visitor to the rural side, but what made his visit special on Tuesday was that he was accompanied by Rahul Gandhi, son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Saudi King orders trials in Jeddah flood disaster

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has ordered the prosecution of all persons accused of involvement in last year’s Jeddah flood disaster that killed at least 123 people and damaged 10,785 buildings.

Supreme Court Dismissed Jayalalithaa's Petition: Refuses to quash the wealth case

The Supreme Court of India today(Tuesday) refused to quash the wealth case filed against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalitha and dismissed a Petition filed by her in this regard. The trial in this case is to commence in Karnataka.

Tobacco Laws And Their Implementation – The Horror of Reality

Are the tobacco control laws, as envisaged in the COTPA (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003) and the Ban on Smoking in Public Places being enforced and followed in the city of Lucknow? And are the citizens any wiser about the hazards of smoking and tobacco consumption?