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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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Academic Session of WCTC witnessed 24 papers on Karunanidhi and his daughter Kanimozhi

The academic secessions of the World Classical Tamil Conference (WCTC) has witnessed 21 papers on Karunanidhi's writings and 3 papers on his daughter Ms Kanimozhi MP's poems.

TULF Leader lambastes Government for seeking assistance from KP and EX- LTTE Militants

The Tamil United Liberation Front Leader V. Anandasangaree lambasted the Sri Lanka Government for seeking assistance from Tamil intellectuals and ex-militant sympathizers for post-conflict rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.

Sharp hike in fuel prices; UPA ally Trinamool and opposition protest

Even as the people have been groaning under inflation, hitting all essential commodities, the UPA government in a major decision on Friday decided to go in for sharp hikes in prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, sparking protests from the opposition BJP and Left parties.

Saudia, US to make joint efforts to confront terror

US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Smith said that the Kingdom and his country y would make combined efforts to counter challenges such as terrorism that face the two countries.

Probe on LTTE operatives in the south

Sri Lanka’s intelligence arm is probing the recent arrest of few LTTE intelligence operatives who had been gathering information of VIP movement in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.

Ivory Coast Crashes Out Ending African Dream

The exit of the coach of Ivory Coast, Swen Goran Ericcson, came as fast as the exit of only African team who reached that far in the game. It is a sad day for the Swede, who has always been a graceful manager in football – without unnecessary tantrums and wild behaviour.

Petrol-Diesel price hike:Withdraw support to UPA government-Jayalalithaa urges Karunanidhi

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) general secretary Ms J Jayalalitha has urged the state chief minister M Karunanidhi to with draw its support to the UPA government, if it fails to rollback the petrol-diesel hike.

Maoists call back their comrades on US visit over one visa denial

In a move that is likely to further worsen their relationship with the US, the UCPN (Maoists) on Friday decided to call back three of the party members that flew for the US following denial of US visa to one of their leaders.

UK planning tighter curbs on immigration

In a move that is likely to hit immigration dreams of thousands of Indians, Britain's coalition government has plans to introduce new measures to curb immigration that has allegedly contributed to an increase in population as revealed in latest official figures.

Manipuri Woman Scholar Translated "Thirukural" In Her Own Language

A Manipuri woman scholar, Devi Soibcon Rebikka Devioted to Tamil has translated the ancient Tamil work +Thirukkural+ in Manipuri language and her work is slated to be released soon.

Indians welcome new Australian PM, Hope she will check hate crimes

The Indian community in Australia has welcomed the country’s first woman Prime Minister Julia Gillard, describing her as a “true friend of India,” and said they looked forward to working with her on their concerns.

TN Assembly Elections 2011: Final Electoral List by September

The Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Naresh Gupta has said the final list of electoral rolls for the state assembly elections due next year, would be published on September 16.

Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant – First-ever biography of Burmese Senior Leader General Than Shwe

The first ever biography of Burma’s Senior General Than Shwe will be launched at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) in Bangkok on 1 July.

Millions of fans fondly remember MJ on death anniversary

Millions of fans of King of Pop Michael Jackson all over the world fondly remembered him on his first death anniversary on June 25, holding special programmes and recalling his contribution to music.

Jayalalitha accuses TN Governments proposal to release 500 life convicts coinciding WCTC, an Anti-Democratic act

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa on Friday condemned the DMK government’s proposal to release more than 500 life convicts from various prisons in the state coinciding with the ongoing World Classical Tamil Conference (WCTC).

Is Hamid Karzai sincere in his overtures towards Pakistan?

Hamid Karzai is walking on a tight rope. Ever grateful to Washington for getting the prized post of president of Afghanistan, he has been pursuing American dictates faithfully. He agreed to give all the major portfolios to non-Pashtun Northern Alliance members in his government and to sideline his own Pashtun community enjoying distinct majority.

Lalin’s Column: Bradby shield - Trinity –the cradle of Rugby - v Royal College

The second leg of the Bradby between Trinity and Royal College is to be played at Bogambara, Kandy on 26 June. The Bradby Shield is awarded on the aggregate of the 2 matches played (in 1971 when only one match was played due to SL’s first counter terrorist conflict). The series started in 1945.