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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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Auction for 3G Spectrum license closes: Bids touch Rs 16,828 crore

Auction for 3G licence ended on Wednesday, with bids for pan-India license touching Rs 16,828 crore that ensures the government revenue of Rs 70,000 crore — double the amount it expected to collect.

Prez adviser rules out possibility of presidential rule

Amid speculation from various quarters that there would be presidential rule after the term of Constituent Assembly (CA) expires on May 28, a top official on Wednesday ruled out any possibility of presidential rule in the country.

BJP flays delay over decision on hanging Afzal Guru

The delay over the execution of Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru has taken a political slant with the opposition BJP on Wednesday hitting out at the Delhi government.

Cabinet concerned over Religious Unity Regulations; Sends them to AG for further revision

The cabinet yesterday decided to send the controversial Religious Unity Regulations to the Attorney General for further revision, with the new version likely to be completed within ten days.

Sharjah court adjourns case of Indians on death row

New Delhi, 20 May (

A Sharjah court, which recently sentenced 17 Indians to death for killing a Pakistani man, on Wednesday adjourned the case to June 16 after allowing them to have access to a Punjabi translator.

Mani Ratnam to receive ‘Glory to the Filmmaker’ award at Venice film fete

Veteran Indian film director Mani Ratnam is to be honored with the Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Glory to the Filmmaker' award at the 67th Venice International Film Festival to be held in September.

PM calls high-level meet on tackling Naxalites, Chidambaram feels let down

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is convening a high-level meeting to rework the government's anti-Naxal strategy on May 24, even as Home Minister P Chidambaram has taken on his own party for undermining the ongoing fight against the Maoist onslaught and asked leaders like Digvijay Singh and Arun Jaitley (without naming them) to take a broader overview of the Naxal issue and refrain from weakening the government.

Govt. registers constitution amendment bill to extend CA’s term by a year

Kathmandu, 20 May, ( Despite threats of the main opposition party not to support to the government’s bid unless its demands are met, the government has registered a constitution amendment bill at the parliamentary secretariat, proposing extension of the term of the Constituent Assembly (CA) by a year

Tharoor getting engaged to Sunanda Pushkar

Former MoS External Affairs and darling of the Twitter crowd, Shashi Tharror is now set for an engagement with the lady who was the cause of his exit over the IPL Kochi row, Sunanda Pushkar.

Saudi forces free German girls from Yemeni kidnappers

Saudi Arabia’s security forces freed two young German girls held hostage for nearly a year in Yemen, the Saudi Interior Ministry said Tuesday, but the fate of their doctor parents, an infant brother and a British national was unknown.

Depressed Tamil woman throws child, herself into Hudson river

In a shocking incident, a depressed Indian woman threw her 19-month-old daughter into the chilly Hudson river and then jumped in behind her in a murder-suicide attempt to get back at her husband, prosecutors have said.

Sixth World Christian Tamil Conference in Tiruchi from May 21

The global Tamil Christians are coming together to participate in a conference in Tiruchi from May 21. The sixth edition of World Christian Tamil Conference will be held for three days. It may be noted it is happening a month before the state-sponsored World Classical Tamil Conference in Coimbatore.

Badrinath Shirine reopens on Wednesday

The portals of Badrinath shrine were reopened on Wednesday after a gap of six months amid chanting of Vedic hymns.

Andhra gears up to face ‘Laila’ which is almost near

‘Laila’ lay centred in the Bay of Bengal, 190 km east-northeast of Chennai on Wednesday, and is likely to cross Andhra Pradesh coast tomorrow. Under its influence, Andhra and Tamil Nadu received a very heavy rainfall, and deaths and damages were reported.