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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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Sri Lanka’s famed, secretive Kandyan dancers upset over Cricket TV cheerleader spot

The famed but rather secretive Kandyan dancers of Sri Lanka are seriously perturbed-the Asia Cup Cricket TV sporadically telecasts mini versions of Kandyan dances live from the stadium when each time high scores are hit.

IUSF alleges Matara Police grievously assaulted undergrads, vows island-wide agitations if no action taken

The Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF) of Sri Lanka has vowed island wide protests if no prompt action is taken by the government against senior Police personnel in Matara.

India: Apex court upset at increasing cases of "honor killings"

Shocked by growing cult of “honour killings” being reported across the country, the Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and some states on the issue.

Canadian Mounted Police probing 25 LTTE suspects who were on board ‘Ocean Lady’

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has launched investigations into at least 25 of the 76 men who arrived in British Columbia aboard the Ocean Lady migrant ship last October after it was revelead that they were members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Violence hits Male' streets again

Violence hits Male' streets again, with a 16 year-old boy stabbed by a group of four men, Thursday night.

"LTTE is active internationally": Sri Lanka Defence Secretary

Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa who attended the opening of the Security Forces headquarters in Mullaithivu on Monday stated that the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are still active internationally.

Nepal: Monsoon showers reduces power woes

Much to the relief of consumers facing prolonged hours of power outage, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) slashed down load-shedding hours to five hours a day effective from Tuesday.

Thai Diplomat Next Head Of UN Human Rights Council: Philip Alston Replaced

Thailand’s Ambassador to the United Nations Office in Geneva was named on Monday, as the newest President of the UN Human Rights Council, the panel established in 2006 to tackle human rights violations worldwide.

Maoists warn of blocking budget

The main opposition party UCPN (Maoists) has warned that it would not allow passing the budget until the Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal steps down from the power.

Rs 1500 crore package for Bhopal gas victims recommended

A Rs 1,500 crore package for enhancing compensation for the kin of those who died and those debilitated in the Bhopal gas disaster was on Monday finalised by a Group of Ministers (GoM).

Make Tamil as official language in Madras High Court: AIADMK and allied parties urges President

Main opposition in Tamil Nadu, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and its alliance partners has met President Pratibha Patil and requested to give consent for the use of Tamil as the official language in Madras High Court.

British oil drilling company to explore oil and gas off the coast of Mannar

Cairn Lanka to start a three well drilling campaign off the Mannar Basin in the first quarter of 2011, according to the British High Commission in Colombo.

East-West Center announces new China-U.S. journalists exchange Program

The East-West Center has announced the launch of a new journalism exchange program that will swap six U.S. journalists to China and six Chinese journalists to the U.S., culminating in a dialogue between the two groups at the EWC in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Saudi Arabia :Check bouncers face arrest from July 6

Persons writing checks without adequate funds in their bank accounts will be liable from July 6, to be arrested and imprisoned, sources close to the Commission for Investigation and Prosecution (CIP) have said.

Efforts on to defuse crisis in BJP - JDU ties in Bihar

After virtually reaching the point of no return, the ruling alliance partners in Bihar, the BJP and the JDU, are attempting to soothen the nerves.

Chandrika Kumaratunga in Spain for conference, to promote social cohesion

Former Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga is in Spain this week for an International Conference which will discuss the merits of Economic Development and Social Cohesion.