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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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Lee is ‘American Idol’ 2010

As expected, the Illinois paint store sales clerk Lee DeWyze, who wowed his idol fans with his booming rocker growl and down-to-earth modesty, captured the finale of the American Idol’ Season 9 on Wednesday over Crystal Bowersox.

Air India employees threaten fresh strike

Though the Air India management could crush the two-day flash strike by nearly 14,000 employees by cracking down on union leaders, its woes are from over as the Air Corporation Employees Union (ACEU), which spearheaded the strike, on Thursday threatened another such action from June 12 charging the management with conspiring to instigate trouble and later declare a lockout in the national carrier.

Wanted LTTE suspects nabbed in STF operation

Sri Lanka’s elite police Special Task Force (STF) arrested two wanted LTTE operatives in the country’s eastern villagers of Kalmunai and Kalawanchikuddy in a clandestine operation that was carried out in the early hours of Thursday.

India seeks China support for UN Council seat

India has sought China’s support for its bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council during a meeting between President Pratibha Patil and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing.

Lalin’s Column: Myths of war (and peace) propagated by Dr Jayathileke

Dr Jayathileke (DJ) has in the Island of 19th May 10 attempted , one year after the end of the war, to call the roll of officers and politicians and ghosts, to show according to him how and why and with whom SL may have won the Eelam war much earlier. This is an exercise in extreme delusions, illusions and fantasies.

Bill on Domestic Violence due only by June end

The Bill on Domestic Violence will be submitted to Parliament only in the latter part of June, despite earlier plans to present it in the middle of the month.

Protest in Sri Lanka against Aung San Suu Kyi's detention

A section of Buddhist monks, Catholic priests, Muslim clergymen and human rights activist in Sri Lanka have written to foreign missions located in Sri Lanka to take immediate steps to exert pressure on Burmese Junta government to release Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners who are detained in Myanmar.

Sri Lankan crew members reach home after Somali pirate ordeal

The Sri Lankan crew members who were onboard the Bermudan-flagged merchant vessel which was captured by Somali pirates is reported to have safely arrived to Sri Lanka this week after their nearly two months ordeal of being in captivity.

Buddhism in today’s context, a philosophy of peace and tolerance

Buddhism should be utilized progressively in today’s political and social life rather than restricting its practice to temples and monks, Prof. Richard F. Gombrich of the Oxford University said at a Vesak commemoration lecture.

Indian Naval employee held for spying

An employee of the Indian Navy has been arrested on charges of spying for Pakistan and police claimed to have recovered from him some "secret and sensitive" documents like photograph of the Hindan Air Base and map of Meerut Cantonment.

Rundown on recent developments

During the last few months some important events have taken place each having bearing on the security of Pakistan. After creating hype over Quetta Shura for several months and threatening to use drones in Quetta in case Pakistan refused to launch a military operation within Pashtun belt of Balochistan, the hot issue got suddenly deflated when Mullah Baradar was arrested from Karachi in January. In the same month it was reported that Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by US drone.

US Lift Sri Lanka Travel Warning

Department of State has cancelled the Travel Warning for Sri Lanka due to improvements in safety and security conditions throughout the country.

African diplomats underscore expanding ties with Kingdom

The ambassadors of African states recently stressed the excellent and historic relations binding African countries and Saudi Arabia at a function held to celebrate Africa Day 2010.

Solve visa issue in a week, India tells Canada

India has bluntly expressed its displeasure over the attitude of Canada towards Indian security forces on issuing visas.

Say Yes To Life: Say No To Tobacco

The theme of this year's World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is "Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women." It is designed to draw particular attention to the harmful effects of tobacco marketing towards women and girls.

Dalai Lama inaugurates Buddha Park in Patna

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Thursday inaugurated the Buddha Smriti Park, a sprawling 22 acre park dedicated to Lord Buddha in the heart of the city, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.