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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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David Milliband Sees His First Rival for the Leadership – It is Ed Milliband, His Brother

As we hinted in the Asian Tribune yesterday, the contest for the leadership of the Labour party took a unique turn last evening with the unofficial news that Ed Milliband, the brother of David Milliband had at last decided to throw his hat into the ring – and against his own sibling, Milliband senior.

200 Sri Lankan troops to be deployed to Haiti this month

A batch of two hundred military personnel from the Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air Force are to be deployed in tour of duty as part of a United Nations Peace Keeping (UNPK) operation to the Republic of Haiti this month.

US names five Indian firms for energy ties with Iran

The US administration has named India's oil and gas flagship ONGC and Indian Oil Corp (IOC) among the 41 firms worldwide having energy ties with Iran, an act for which it may impose sanctions on them.

Move to resettle Gitmo prisoners in Maldives sparks controversy

A Government decision to re-settle three Chinese Muslim inmates from the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison has sparked a controversy in the Maldives.

Mumbai court wants Swiss authorities to help probe alleged slush funds deposits

A Mumbai court has issued a letter of request to a Swiss court to allow Income Tax authorities to probe accounts of stud-farm owner Hasan Ali, who is alleged to have deposited billions of dollars there.

Kushboo takes plunge into politics, joining DMK

Popular South Indian actress Kushboo, who recently won the four-year-long pre-marital sex case in the Apex court, today made a dramatic decision of entering politics by joining the DMK.

Sri Lanka President to go for G-15 summit

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is due to become the chairman of the forthcoming G-15 summit which is to be held in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday. President Rajapaksa is to succeed Iranian Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the summit.

Deoband decree banning Muslim women from work draws community ire

Darul Uloom Deoband, the self-appointed guardian for Indian Muslims, has drawn lot of criticism from Muslim women organizations and rights activists for saying Muslim women should not work in offices, mix with men and should not earn money to support the family.

Anandasangaree, piqued at canards spread against him, speaks out loudly

The President of Tamil United of Liberation Front, V. Anandasangaree, who missed the bus in the recent general elections, is coming out clearing the air that is filled with “the prejudices created in the minds of the voters about me by false and malicious propaganda of the TNA in particular and some other candidates of a few political parties and Independent Groups.”

Trade links with Spain and Portugal

With the support of the Sri Lankan Embassy in France, Trade Fair Unit of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce(CCC) has organized a business promotion mission to Spain and Portugal from May 15 – 23.

Ambassador Aryasinha: PTGTE is a ruse to perpetuate terrorist struggle, urges Europe not to support

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha said the LTTE’s initiative to forming a so called “Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam” (PTGTE), with “country working groups” at national and regional levels in western countries was a ruse to perpetuate its terrorist struggle, and has urged the European governments not to provide any political or symbolic support towards these moves.

Hindu right-wing outfit leader “agrees to start a riot “ for money

A sting operation by a national TV channel has exposed the sinister designs of a Hindu right-wing outfit, Sri Ram Sena of Karnataka, which for a substantial amount of money was ready to start a communal riot.

International Day Against Homophobia (17 May): Protect the right to life with dignity of LGBT community

Well, why do we need to celebrate such a day? "Homophobia is expressed in ways which does not treat MSMs, lesbians and transgender with respect, and prevents their access to basic human rights, particularly the right to live with dignity.

CCC on online Commercial Document Registration

Registration of Commercial Documents is one of the many professional services rendered by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) during its 171 years of yeoman services rendered to the business community in particular and to the nation as a whole.

Bangkok violence escalates: Journalist shot in clashes

A foreign journalist has been shot during clashes between anti-government protesters and troops in central Bangkok, media reports said.

Charity ball with oceanic flavor

Hundreds of people are set to attend a charity ball with an oceanic flavor later this month.

Former Vice-President of Indian Shekhawat passed away

Former Vice President of India a nd BJP Stalwart Bhairon Singh Shekhawat passed away this (Saturday) morning.