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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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What India plans next for Sri Lanka & the Real Tamil Homeland

Given the argument that India planned for and orchestrated an internal problem in Sri Lanka in the form of the LTTE it had to have thought of varied off-shoots of such an endeavor and its own actions to counter same.

Football World Cup 2010: Greatest Excitement from the Battle of Un-equals

A battle between the team that holds the first and 105th places respectively in FIFA rankings can hardly be classified as an encounter between two equals. However, the match between Brazil and North Korea just showed what the strong defence offered by a team, ranked at international level as just minnows, can do in moving the searchlight of certainty across the ceiling of excitement.

The Judiciary has to decide if Gen Fonseka can attend the IPU in Kenya: Keheliya

Member of Parliament and former Army Commander retired General Sarath Fonseka will not be allowed to leave the country in order to participate in the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference in Kenya due to his pending trial, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said on Tuesday.

Despite protests, Tagore paintings auctioned for 1.6 million pounds

Despite voices of protest in India from Rabindranath Tagore fans, a set of 12 paintings by Tagore went under the hammer on Tuesday, sold off for a whopping 1.6 million pounds at an auction house in London.

Lankan Embassy clarifies the scuffle involving its driver outside

A minor scuffle involving an Embassy staff of Sri Lanka at a restaurant in Olso over a personal dispute, was blown out of proportion by the media here, and the Sri Lankan Embassy has issued a clarification, setting right the news.

Rajasthan: 75 MLAs locked up in resort to prevent defections

Legislators being locked up on eve of majority test in Assemblies are not unusual in India. With Rajya Sabha polls just two days away, the BJP in Rajasthan has resorted to desperate measures to prevent horse trading and defections. The party has gathered all its MLAs at a resort near Jaipur - after four of its MLAs became 'untraceable'.

Honorary Consuls urged to play a proactive role in the economic revival of Sri Lanka - Prof. G. L. Peiris

Honorary Consuls representing foreign Governments in Sri Lanka have a pivotal role to play in strengthening Sri Lanka’s relations abroad, said Prof. G. L. Peiris, Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs.

A film on Hitler by a Bollywood director ‘shocks’ Jews

A Bollywood director's decision to make a film on Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler that will show how ‘the dictator’ loved India and how he had indirectly contributed to its independence, has shocked the Israelis.

Senior White House Officials in Sri Lanka

Two senior foreign policy advisors to President Obama are visiting Sri Lanka from June 14-18.

Fighting tuberculosis (TB) in Asia: Public and private health sector should partner up

In Asia, partnerships between public and private healthcare providers are especially relevant in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). "These partnerships can help guarantee quality of care and improve information on the national TB situations," says Giuliano Gargioni, Team Leader, Partnering and Social Mobilization at the Stop TB Partnership.

Trapped Indians in Kyrgyz towns evacuated

All the 116 Indians, stranded in violence-hit southern Kyrgyz towns of Osh and Jalal-Abad, have been evacuated to capital Bishkek and will return in next two-three days as the death toll in five days of ethnic clashes climbed to 124.

Bengaluru Bomb Blast Case: Karnataka Court issued non-bailable warrant against Madani

A local court in Bengaluru, Karnataka has issued non-bailable warrant against Kerala-based Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasser Madani in the case relating to the 2008 serial bomb blasts in the Bengaluru city.

$501m riddle in bank fraud case

A bank which claims it was defrauded of $501 million (BD189m) by Bahrain-based financier Charles Ridley and his business partners, never booked any such loss in its annual accounts, a court was told yesterday.

Lawyers go on indefinite fast for Tamil in High Court; M K Alagiri offers to take up the issue to law ministry

Lawyers practicing in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court (HC) has observed indefinite fast, demanding the Central Law Ministry to make Tamil as the official language in the HC.

Deadlocked government claims its one-year stint in power ‘successful’

Madhav Kumar Nepal-led government has claimed that its one-year stint in the power was ‘successful’ despite continuous obstruction and non-cooperation from the main opposition UCPN (Maoist) right from the day the government was formed last year.