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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Indian courts have jurisdiction to try matrimonial cases even if other party is abroad

The Madras High Court has given a ruling that would save the sufferings of several wives who find it difficult fighting matrimonial cases against their husbands living in foreign countries.

Dhoni beats Sachin, signs Rs 200 crore deal

Marriage certainly has brought luck to M.S. Dhoni. The Indian cricket captain has signed a whopping Rs 200 crore endorsement deal with a talent management company, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar in the corporate contract sweepstakes.

Ban Ki Moon’s Expert Panel and revisiting the real Human Rights culprits

It is not without reason that Ban Ki Moon is being vilified for degrading his role as the custodian of world peace, not that other UN Secretary General’s have faired any better but it is becoming increasingly clear that the UN and its officials are becoming agents of Western imperialism.

The Weerawansa fast; At best, an amateur local performance, and at worst, no dent made in UNSG resolve

Minister Wimal Weerawansa’a protest against the UN Secretary General and his aborted fast on to death, was ill planned, amateurish and strategically an embarrassment to Sri Lanka. While no one wishes the Minister to have carried out his fast on to death threat to fruition, he should have never started it in the first place if he felt it would not achieve his stated objective.

Al-Qaeda should also figure out in negotiations

While the US leadership is desperate for peaceful resolution of Afghan imbroglio and a face-saving formula guaranteeing safe exit, it doesn’t have any road map. Half-baked plans lacking in sincerity of purpose are bound to boomerang.

‘Ramayana Trail’ in focus again

The Royal Asiatic Society is inviting the public to participate in a symposium at the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo 07 on July 17 on the negative impact on Sri Lanka by promoting the Ramayana legend for tourism purposes.

Asin has not ‘sinned’ visiting Jaffna, Vavunia, to earn Nadigar Sangam wrath

Kollywood star Asin, who jumped the Tamil film industry ban to film personalities to visit Sri Lanka, was in Colombo for shooting of Hindi film “Ready.” On Sunday she also became the first film star from Kollywood in 30 years to set foot in Jaffna and Vavuniya, the land under control of LTTE.

Dalai Lama told to be restrained in comments on China

Worried that the Dalai Lama’s remarks could play spoiler in the Indo-China talks, India is believed to have conveyed to the spiritual leader and the Tibetan government-in-exile not to go overboard while “making observations about China”.

India again proposes pipeline talks with Iran

After a two-year lull, India has proposed to resume talks with Iran on importing gas through a pipeline passing through Pakistan, but the Persian Gulf state wants the meeting to be held in Tehran.

Medical Cities available soon to non-Saudis

New regulations have been approved for Saudis and foreign residents to receive treatment at the Kingdom’s Medical Cities and specialized hospitals.

‘Peace dynamics’ and national treachery

As per a news item appeared in a local news paper last week, the Sri Lanka government strongly disputed a move by UNSG Ban-Ki-moon to link the closure of UNDP Regional Office in Colombo with the on-going dispute over his hotly disputed bid to delve into alleged war crime charges.

CPI (M) expells its MLA Tirupur Govindasamy and his followers for anti-party activities

Communist Party of India(Marxist) has expelled its MLA Tirupur Govindasamy and his followers from the primary membership of the party for their anti-party activities.

Krishna visiting Pak from July 14 for reviving confidence in ties

Foreign Minister S M Krishna will visit Pakistan from July 14 to work out the modalities of "restoring trust and confidence" in the relationship, thus paving the way for a "substantive dialogue" on issues of mutual concern.

All-party appeal to help restore peace in Kashmir

The all-party meeting convened by the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday appealed to all political parties irrespective of their affiliation to come forward and help in restoration of peace and normalcy in the state. The opposition PDP boycotted the meeting.
After a meeting that lasted over four hours, the meeting also decided to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged the government of India to strengthen the on-going peace process through internal and external dialogue.

Maldives In Brief : "We can topple this government,” warns Yamin

Arrested Parliamentarian Abdulla Yamin, who was set free Sunday by the Supreme Court has now said that the opposition alliance has the ability topple the Nasheed administration.