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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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Starlet Sherlyn Chopra banned on twitter for obscenity

Starlet Sherlyn Chopra, known for her aversion to clothes, has become the first Indian celebrity to be banned by Twitter from putting up images which authorities in the microblogging site fear might be provocative enough to raise a controversy.

Burma’s undemocratic polls will bring shame on ASEAN

The Burmese politicians, who were eager to run in the incoming elections hoping a political space, were in for a big shock when they saw the 'Election Commission’s Directive No.2/2010 dated 21 June, 2010' in the state’s daily papers. The analysts view the junta’s poll process as ‘Entanglements’ for there will be more and more complicated regulations before the unknown election date.

BJP rejects Nitish demand to keep off Modi, Varun from poll campaign

The BJP as a national party has decided to assert itself and not give in to conditions laid down by Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar that Gujarat’s Narendra Modi and youth leader Varun Gandhi should be kept off poll campaign in the state.

Second Phase of Hambanthota port project kicks off

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has signed the contract agreement with the China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. for the constructions of Phase II of the Hambantota Port Development Project.

Death penalty for Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru recommended

The Union Home ministry has recommended death penalty for Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru in its report submitted to the President, sources said.

UN Expert Panel on Sri Lanka: The illegitimate child of a Ban Ki Moon second term bid and Western pressure

The UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon has obviously succumbed to pressure from Western quarters as he wants their support for his second term bid when his current term ends on 31st December 2011.

Nepal moots alliance of mountain countries to push climate change agenda

Nepal has initiated efforts to forge alliance of mountainous countries in a bid to push the agenda of saving high Himalayas from the effects of climate change jointly at international forums.

Football World Cup 2010: England through to the Second Stage

England won the match against Slovenia, when the nation was holding its breath for little over ninety minutes; the outcome was far from certain right until the end, despite England scoring the first only goal in the game at the 22nd minute into the first half.

SIPRI has a new Chairman

The Swedish Government appointed Member of Parliament Göran Lennmarker, as the new Chairman of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

World Bank lending to India will touch $9.3 billion

The World Bank said on Wednesday its total lending to India will touch $9.3 billion for the fiscal ending June this year.

Free Land Scheme of DMK government is Total Failure: Jayalalithaa accuses

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms Jayalalithaa has said that the DMK goverment's populist two acre free land scheme for landless poor, had not reached the real beneficiaries and the scheme was a total failure.

Karnataka Court issues second NBW against Abdul Naseer Madani

A local court in Karnataka has issued another Non-Bailable arrest Warrant (NBW) against Kerala Based People Democratic Party (PDP) president Abdul Naseer Madani, who sighted as a accused in the 2008 Bengaluru serial blasts case.

Saudi investors eye lucrative Australian camel market

Saudi investors are still eagerly waiting for government approval to begin importing wild camels from the Australian outback after authorities in the country announced it would begin culling camels last year.

Former CM Kamarajar's lifetime PA Vairavan Passes Away

Lifetime personnel assistant of former Tamil Nadu Chief minister ‘Karmaveerar’ K Kamarajar, Vairavan passed away on Wednesday evening in Chennai, after a prolonged illness, his son Dr Kamarajar said.

Sri Lanka opposes ‘Sri Lanka Panel of Experts’ appointed by UN Secretary General

The Government of Sri Lanka has strongly opposed the appointment, by the Secretary General of the United Nations, of the Sri Lanka-Panel of Experts, announced by his Spokesperson in New York on June 22.

Former Supreme Court Judge Santosh Hegde resigns from the post of Chief of the Karnataka Lokayukta: Leveled charges against BJP government

Former Supreme Court Judge and head of the Karnataka State Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde has resigned from the post complaining that he did not have adequate powers to take to logical conclusion cases pursued by his agency.

IAF offers honorary post to Sachin Tendulkar

Another feather is set to be added to star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's cap with the Indian Air Force sending a proposal to the Defence Ministry to confer on him an honorary Group Captain's post.