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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

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Indian team waiting in Chicago to question Headley

A team of Indian investigators has arrived in Chicago and is preparing to interrogate LeT operative David Coleman Headley in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, TV channels reported.

Participating in the IIFA function in Sri Lanka: Pro LTTE activists stops Hirthik film 'Kite' in Chennai

To condemn the participation in the International India Film Academy (IIFA) awards function in Sri Lanka, Pro LTTE activists stoped screening of a Hindi Film starred by Hirthik Roshan in Chennai on Friday.

Dress Code To be Introduced in Tirupathi- Lord Venkateswara Temple

Tirumala-Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD) has decided to introduce "Dress Code" to the devotees, who come for worship Lord Venkateswara to avoid 'indecent dressing.

Fresh row over IPL bid: Minister Sharad Pawar denies any role

Union Minister Sharad Pawar’s name got dragged into a fresh controversy on Friday over an IPL bid after a corporation in which he has a big stake, was mentioned in a failed attempt for the Pune franchise.

China Vice premier to visit Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has announced the visit of the Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Zhang Dejiang who will be on an official visit in the country from June 10-12.

Sri Lanka Represented At Palestine Investment Conference

Palestine Investment Conference 2010 was ceremonially opened by President Mahmoud Abbas in the Holy City of Bethlehem on 2nd June amidst a highly turbulent environment. The theme of the Conference was " Empowering Small and Medium Enterprises."

MDMK Opposes Mahinda Rajapaksa's Vist to Delhi: Demonstration to be held in Chennai

The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) has decided to stage a demonstration in front of the Sri Lankan High Commission in Chennai, to protest against the visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Delhi on June 8.

Abducted Dr Shrestha released safely after 19-day captivity

Dr Bhakta Man Shrestha, who was abducted 19 days ago from B P Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan, has been released safe on Friday night.

Sri Lanka War Crimes allegation: Alston’s May/2010 UN report Provides answers-clarifications

The South Asian nation Sri Lanka has been accused of killing civilians during the final few months of her battle to defeat the separatist/terrorist Tamil Tigers (LTTE) which had the most sophisticated military equipment that surpassed any contemporary non-state actor which ended with the total annihilation of its top leadership in May 2009.

Foreigners can own property in KAEC’

Foreigners will be allowed to own property in Saudi Arabia for the first time in one of four new economic cities under construction in the Kingdom, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Man held for impersonation as Lankan refugee; lodged in Central prison

The Airport Police in Chennai arrested a 45-year old man on charges of impersonation and cheating on his return to the city from Belgium where he pretended to be a refugee from Sri Lanka.

Further research into field of new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines needed

The development of new vaccines against tuberculosis (TB) is progressing in promising ways, but many issues remain to be further researched, European scientists explained on 3 June 2010 at a symposium in Spain.

Maldives In Brief: VP discussed money siphoned off by ex-officials with US, claims leaked document

Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has told the United States of the Maldives efforts recover funds allegedly siphoned off from government coffers by officials of the former regime, Haveeru reported quoting a leaked document.

Indian Mujahideen declared terrorist outfit

The government of India has declared Indian Mujahideen, believed to be a shadow outfit of banned the Students Islamic Movement of India and Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayiba, as a terrorist organisation on Friday.

Faisal Shahzad story woven to pressurize Pakistan

Going over the sequence of events that led to detection of smoking SUV at Times Square (TS) on 1 May and arrest of Faisal Shahzad from Dubai bound plane on 3 May, that is two days after the botched attempt, and speedy linkage of Faisal with Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) in North Waziristan (NW), coincidental reincarnation of declared dead Hakimullah Mehsud in January and his offensive statements to burn down cities of USA, his spokesman Azam Tariq claiming responsibility of failed TS incident, arrest of a Pakistani in Santiago and some others in USA and their alleged connections with Faisal, one has reason to believe that something fishy is going on.

Rajya Sabah Polls in TN: AIADMK Candidates files nomination in the presence of Jayalalithaa

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidates for Rajya Sabha Elections from Tamil Nadu Assembly, P H Manoj Pandian and K V Ramalingam on Friday filed their nomination papers in the presence of their party General Secretary Ms J Jayalalithaa.

After shock defeat in civic polls, W.Bengal CM to skip Left party meet

After the poor performance of the Left in the civic elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has decided to skip the two-day CPI(M) politburo meeting in New Delhi beginning from Saturday.

Emirates exits loss making SriLankan, Lanka national carrier adds Airbus A330 to fleet

Sri Lanka has agreed to buy back Emirates Airline’s stake of 43.6% in SriLankan Airlines. SriLankan Airlines did not reveal the price of purchase.