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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2521

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New oil fields saved for future generations: King Abdullah

Saudi Arabia has stopped exploration missions of new oil fields to save the wealth and pass it on to future generations, King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, said here.

India: Journalist too killed along with top Maoist leader

Hemchandra Pandey, a freelance journalist, was also killed in the encounter in which top Maoist leader and spokesperson Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad was killed in Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

Sri Lankan government passes 2010 budget with a convincing majority

The second reading of the 2010 Sri Lankan budget was passed in Parliament on Saturday with the government securing a convincing majority.

Cricket Captain M S Dhoni all sets to share his life: Gets engaged to his long time friend

Indian Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has ready for sharing life with his long time girl friend Sakshi Singh Rawat. He was engaged to Sakshi at a hoetl in Deharadun on Saturday evening.

Defending National Sovereignty, Selectively

The 2010 budget was presented to the Sri Lankan parliament on June 29th. The IMF announced its approval of the budget on June 28th – i.e. one day before the budget was presented to the parliament. Given this timeline only one conclusion is possible – that the budget was presented for IMF approved before it was presented for parliamentary approval. So much for national sovereignty!

Football World Cup 2010: Argentineans Crashed Out after Pathetic Performance

Some may argue that the world cup has lost its spark with the exit of two giants in the field. Both Argentina and Brazil are out of the competition. It is more likely to be a contest between two European nations. However, the argument can be countered by the simple fact that better teams outplayed and outshone the veterans in respective competitions.

IT Raids in famous temple Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi: Seized Rs 13 crore from Bangaru Adigalar's Bed Room

The Income Tax Investigation department seized Rs 13 crore from the premises of a politically well-connected godman running educational institutions in the state.

Your Freedom Initiative of Deputy British Prime Minister

Mr Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom, spelt out his long-cherished goal, quite in line with the manifesto commitments, by Your Freedom Initiative. “I want to shift the power away from the state to the people,” said Mr Clegg while announcing the noble task this week, much to the delight of millions of Britons who value their freedom as the most important aspect of life.

US double standards: British Petroleum disaster in the US and Bhopal calamity in India

When President Barak Obama went after BP and demanded a $20 billion dollar fund be set up for victims of the Gulf oil spill, the people of India were furious. They saw a US double standard. The US demonstrated it values human life within the US more than the lives of the people of India.

UNP's Cadre votes in Favor of Government

Kandy district United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian A.R.M.Abdul Cader pledged to vote in favor of the budget along with the government.

My Son and Daughter do not own the distilleries: Prove the Charges, Karunanidhi Challenges Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had denied the charges leveled by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) General Secretary and former Chief Minister and that his son deputy chief minister M K Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi MP owning distilleries, and dared her to prove the charge.

Number 13 Not Un-Lucky

There is a world “wide superstition that No13 is an unlucky number. In fact No13 has scared the lives out of many. But actually, No13 is a very powerful number. The belief that No 13 is unlucky has no numerological basis.

Karnataka Lokayukta Chief-Justice N Santhosh Hegde with draws resignation: Rolls back his decision on L K Advani's request

Karnataka Lokayukta Chairman and former Supreme Court Judge, Justice N Santhosh Hegde who resigned from post has withdraws his resignation on the request of BJP leader L K Advani, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and others.

State shuts down 3 Jammu-based newspapers

The Jammu and Kashmir government has sealed the offices of three Jammu-based newspapers for publishing “inflammatory reports designed to create communal tension and hurt religious sentiments”.

Two Day CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2010 in Colombo

Colombo, 04 July, ( The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) flagship event, Business Leaders Summit 2010 which will take place at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo on 28 and 29 July 2010 is expected to attract over 400 diverse groups of corporate entities, business leaders and professionals.

Terror outfit Lashkar threat to Delhi CWG

The Commonwealth Games face a threat from Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba and other militant outfits, which, according to a US think-tank, may be planning an attack during the event.

By Election heat in Andhra: Actress turned politician Vijaya Shanthi arrested by police for her fiery speech

Actress turned politician and Telungana Rashtriya Samithi(TRS) party MP Ms Vijaya Shanthi was arrested by Panchara Hilss Police in Hydrabad on Saturday for her fiery speech ahead of the by-elections to 12 Assembly constituencies in the Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh.

“Bharat bandh” against fuel price hike on July 5

The Manmohan Singh government’s economic policies, which seem to have increased prices of essential commodities, instead of reducing them, has helped the divided opposition to unite and mount a combined attack on the Centre.

Letter from America: President Carter’s Book on Palestine

No American president has probably touched the lives of so many outside in a positive way than Jimmy Carter – the 39th president. For the past three decades, since leaving the White House, he has been a resolute voice for human rights and democracy.