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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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AIADMK and DMK Clash over organizing protest and counter protest

There was a tense in Vellore, 250 km from Chennai, that there was a clash between AIADMK carders and Ruling DMK members over organizing protest and counter protest. Both the party workers clashed towards them and the police restored normalcy with though action.

End use of arms aid to Pakistan: Obama assurance to India

The United States is taking appropriate steps to ensure that the military aid given to Pakistan is not used against India.

Moves are afoot to issue Interpol red-corner notice on Dhanuna

The Sri Lankan police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) are making arrangements to get an Interpol red notice issued on Sri Lanka’s popular gunrunner, Dhanuna Tillekaratne, the son-in-law of General Sarath Fonseka.

Joint declaration on President Rajapaksa visit to New Delhi

A joint declaration was issued on Wednesday on the State Visit of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, to India from 8th – 11th June 2010 on the invitation of the President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

Aramco oil reserves at 260b barrels

Saudi Arabian Oil Co., the world’s biggest state oil company, has 260 billion barrels of oil reserves, said Muhammad Al-Qahtani, the executive director of the company’s Petroleum Engineering & Development unit.

Lanka cabinet green-lights constitutional reforms, influential Minister says drastic changes in the offing, hints devolution not a priority

Sri Lanka's cabinet has given approval for constitutional changes. The cabinet paper requesting permission to this end, submitted by Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, was granted approval yesterday.

Order to Arrest SL Minister Douglas Devananda who is a proclaimed offender: Advocate moves High Court

A practicing Advocate has filed a Public Interest Litigation Petition(PIL) in the Madras High Court, seeking the arrest of Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Deevananda, who is visiting India along with the Island Nation's President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Sri Lankan crew members held hostage by Somali pirates to be released soon

Somali pirates have agreed to release the 13 Sri Lankan sailors of the MV Nassar Al Saud who have been held hostage for over three months within the forth coming days, Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry sources confirmed to Asian Tribune.

Bhopal gas leak verdict: Under attack, Govt reconstitutes GOM

With the verdict on the Bhopal gas tragedy coming under all round criticism, Government on Wednesday reconstituted a Group of Ministers to go into range of issues concerning the worst ever industrial disaster.

Novel measure to avoid attacks on Running Trains: Union Railway Minister Ahamed reveals

The Government of India and the Rail Way Ministry is planning a novel measure of sending a decoy train to ward off attacks on running trains on sensitive routes to ensure safety of the passengers, according to Union Minister of State for Railways E Ahamed.

“Our success defeating terrorism, no parallel elsewhere’: Gitanjana Gunawardena

“Our success in defeating terrorism has little or no parallels elsewhere,” said Acting Minister of External Affairs Gitanjana Gunawardena, addressing the Regional Workshop for Police and Prosecution Officers in South Asia here on June 8.

U.S. Ambassador and AmCham Present Donation to Animal Rights Organization

U. S. Ambassador Patricia A. Butenis presented a donation of Rs. 100,000 to Sathva Mithra, an organization that advocates for the humane treatment of animals in Sri Lanka. The gift was from proceeds from the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AmCham) annual “Ambassador’s Ball” held in March 2010.

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad arrives in Sri Lanka

The former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad arrived in Sri Lanka. He was was received by acting Minister of External Affairs, Gitanjana Gunawardena, when he arrived in Sri Lanka.

Harnessing Technology to Empower Women

While new information technology enables instantaneous access to vital health information, advances in medical technology for use in low-resource settings enable access to cutting edge care in some of the poorest and most underserved places in the world.

Three Day-Old Hyundai Laborers Strike Called-Off: Amicable Settlement Entered-Says Management

The Hyundai Motor Company of India has said that its Laborers strike has been called off and amicable settlement entered between the management and the workers’ union.

GoM on Bhopal's Industrial Catastrophe Conflict of Interest Ridden : Evidence of PMO's Collusion with Dow Chemicals

The 55 page PMO documents gathered using Right To Information Act (RTI) shows manifest collusion between ministers, officials and Dow Chemicals to protect it from the liabilities of Industrial catastrophe of Bhopal.

Benigno Aquino to be new Philippine President

Benigno Aquino was on Wednesday proclaimed the next Philippine president after securing one of the most emphatic election wins in the impoverished, corruption-prone nation's history last month, reports from Manila said.

Sri Lanka upgrades its growth forecast, admits peace dividend has no impact

Sri Lanka’s economy is set grow at a higher rate than previously projected and these revisions may be even announced this week. But the most awaited ‘peace dividend’ from lowered military costs has not had its impact. Despite the end of war, the military costs are expected to fall by only 10 percent.