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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2761

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India: Activists of Maoist-backed group accused in train derailment

The CBI on Thursday named three activists of Maoist-backed People’s Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) as key accused in connection with Jnaneshwari Express derailment that left 148 people dead and announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh each for any information leading to their arrest.

Five new political parties register in Elections Department before deadline

With Sri Lankan government contemplating on holding local government elections in the country, so far five new political parties have submitted applications to the Elections Department in order to be registered to contest any future polls.

Fast-unto-death agitation by Lawyers enters tenth day:Demand for use of Tamil in HC

The second round of talks between two senior judges of the Madras High Court and the office-bearers of various Bar Associations here on Wednesday did not fructify as the six lawyers, who are on a fast-unto-death since June 9 demanding the use of Tamil in the High Court, continued their protest for the Ninth day.

Sri Lanka's doomed Constitutional Council still paid in millions

Sri Lanka government has allocated approximately SL Rs 12.8 mil (US $ 112000) for the Constitutional Council (CC) which it proposes to be removed in the forthcoming constitutional amendments.

On June 21 Sarath Fonseka will be shuttling around four courts

The noose begins to throttle around the neck of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka who begins to face cases in the Army Tribunal as well as in the normal courts.

O tempora o mores; the times we live in and the price we have to pay for defending the country

Although Cicero’s famous line Oh what times! Oh what customs! may not be strictly appropriate to describe the current times in Sri Lanka, it comes close.

U.S. Aids-Militarily and Abets-Politically to Somalia’s ‘Child Soldier-Recruiting Regime’

The United States, violating its own domestic federal law and ignoring international standards set out by the United Nations, is currently providing military assistance and combat training to the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) which has been accused by a recent UN document that there are significant presence of child soldiers in its military combat forces.

New English language criteria for migrants marrying UK citizens

The UK government announced the introduction of compulsory English language tests for spouses and partners of UK citizens or permanent residents who apply for visas to settle in the UK.

AP CM Rosaiah commends Karunanidhi for holding World Classical Tamil Conference

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah has commended Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for holding world classical Tamil conference.

Football World Cup 2010: Maradona’s Men Bring Excitement into the Game

The match between Argentina and South Korea proved that the excitement is always in the air to be pulled down by proper performance. So far the tournament, by all accounts, has been a boring one. Fortunately, this particular match managed to induce sporting interest back in the game.

Crime TN: 75 Detonators seized by Police near a railway track blown up by LTTE supporters

The Vikravandi Police in Vilupuram district on Thursday seized a large quantity of slurry, 75 detonators and a meggar box found abandoned in a bush at Madurapakkam. The place in which detonators seized is 15 kilometers away from the railway track blown up by the LTTE supporters last week at Perani on June 12.

Teenager held for Indian student’s murder in Melbourne

New Delhi, 18 June, (
A 15-year-old boy was arrested in Australia on Thursday in connection with the murder of Indian student Nitin Garg, who was stabbed to death in January this year, sending shock waves back home, reports from Melbourne said.

Internet Not Ruled Over The Art Of Posting Letter In Chennai

The world at the moment is jinxed with Internet and its wide varieties of communications like e-mail, chats and socio-networking sites. Want to send a greeting card?

XIX Commonwealth Games, Delhi: Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Sri Lanka

The Indian High Commission hosted a reception at Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside yesterday to mark the arrival in Colombo of the Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi.

‘Agent Orange’ use in Vietnam war: $300 million clean-up plan endorsed

Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, a joint United States-Vietnamese panel has endorsed a 10-year, US$300 million "plan of action" to deal with the deadly health and environmental legacy of the US military's widespread use of Agent Orange during the conflict.

Another Bird Takes Shelter: Former AIADMK Minister Joins Ruling DMK

Another former minister of All India Anna Dravida Kazhagam(AIADMK) disowned his party leader Ms J Jayalalithaa and joined in ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) on Thursday.

Hyundai secures $1.6b Saudi power plant deal

South Korean construction firm Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., won a contract worth $1.6 billion to build a gas power plant in Saudi Arabia.

Liquor baron Vijaya Mallya elected to Rajya Sabha: thanks to BJP and JD-S, he defeats Congress candidate

Chennai, 18 June, ( Liquor Baron, King Fisher Airline Chairman and Independent candidate for Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka state has been elected on Thursday with support of ruling BJP and its arch rival Party JD-S headed by former Prime Minister Deva Gowda.