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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Mobile service providers may ignore BBM ban

Saudi mobile phone service providers will ignore the ban on BlackBerry’s Messaging (BBM) services in an effort to “buy time” until the ban is lifted, which is expected to take place by the end of the year, according to an official source who wished to remain anonymous.

Corruption charges against TN CM's Security officers-Acquired government housing plots for RS 2.25 Crore

A Social activists knocked the Madras High Court (HC) door through a writ petition, seeking direction to the Director of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) to file case against three police security officers to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunandhi allegedly purchased housing plot from Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) by paying of Rs 75 lakh each.

Political war over mosquito in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray’s comment linking the malaria outbreak in Mumbai to influx of migrants has stung the Congress and its ally Nationalist Congress Party, who have labelled the assertion ‘illogical’ and ‘unscientific’. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the RJD too deplored the attack on migrants from North.

U.S. Embassy Statement on Visit of U.S. Trade Delegation to Sri Lanka

Speaking at the conclusion of a two day visit by a team of US government officials, Assistant United States Trade Representative Michael Delaney commented “there have been some media reports which have mischaracterized the United States GSP review process. I would like to clarify that the United States GSP program is wholly independent of any other countries’ review. Our GSP review is solely focused on labor rights. In addition, the GSP trade benefits continue during the ongoing review process.”

Bangalore Bomb Blast Case: Karnataka HC dismisses PDP leader Madani's Bail Petition

The Karnataka High Court (HC) on Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Kerala's Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) leader Abdul Nasser Madani in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case.

Enough votes secured to impeach President

Main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party Deputy Leader Ilham Ahmed said the opposition coalition has secured 52 votes required to impeach President Mohamed Nasheed.

Apathetic role of our rulers encourage others to twist our arm

Pakistan continues to remain target of international and internal conspiracies. It is caught up in a vortex of American imposed war on terror for the last nine years which has claimed thousands of lives, wrecked national economy, jolted the social fabric and created deep-seated insecurity.

The ‘uncrowned king’ and Indian antics

There is a pithy Sinhala saying that even if you open your mouth to lie, your tongue cannot lie. A person’s true intentions will come out sooner or later.

Shoot-at-sight orders in curfew-bound Srinagar

Amid spiralling violence, shoot-at-sight orders were issued by the police on Tuesday in curfew-bound Srinagar as four more persons were killed in firings by security forces on violent protesters who defied restrictions and clashed with them in the Kashmir Valley.

Karnataka decides to release 594 convicts from prison to mark India’s Independence Day

Following Tamil Nadu Government's tradition to release convicts from prison to mark the birth day celebration of Dravadian Patriarch and DMK founder Anna Durai and other important events, the Karnataka state BJP government has decided to release 594 convicts to mark the India's Independence day.

Tamil Migrant Ship M/V Sun Sea will arrive Canada by Aug 14th

The 59-metre Thailand registered 767 Ton Macgregor type cargo ship "Harin Panich 19", now renamed as MV Sun Sea with over 200 Tamil migrants on board, destined for Canada from Maldives is expected to arrive the Canadian Coast close to Victoria in Province of British Columbia by August 14th but depending on the conditions of high seas of Pacific Ocean it may arrive few days early or few days late.

Despite high risk, HIV services don’t reach 9/10 MSM and transgender people

Despite of AIDS programmes prioritising men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) and transgender people as high risk communities, not only the existing services are reaching appalling low numbers of MSM and trangender people, but also the funding for programmes targeting these communities is shockingly, namesake.

SR28b paid for acquired properties near Grand Mosque

A whopping SR28 billion( US $ 7b) – out of the SR40 billion allocated for the purpose – has already been paid to owners of the acquired properties near the Grand Mosque here.

13 "Panchaloha Idols" unearthed from private land: Idols are three feet tall

While digging in a private land belongs to a School Headmaster, the workers found 13 "Panchaloha Idols" in the famous pilgrim centre velankanni in Nagapatinam district.

Malaysia scraps visa-on-arrival for Indian tourists

After 40,000 Indian tourists went “missing” from the country, Malaysia has permanently scrapped the visa-on-arrival (VOA) facility offered to visitors from India and other seven countries, saying it was “open to abuse”.

Recollecting the Battle of Wan Hsa La

Nobody knows where the little Shan village of Wan Hsa La is or else the battle was ever fought there. It was in 1948 when a pitch battle was fought between the Burmese army (at that time it was not yet the pocket army of the dictators but under the able leadership of Brigadier Kyaw Zaw) together with the Chinese Communist troops dressed in Burmese army uniforms against the KMTs commanded by General Li Mi.

No oil bunkering for China in H’Thota port, says Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka says that China, the supporting sponsor of the southern port Hambanthota, will have ‘no role in new oil bunkering facilities’ in the upcoming southern deepwater port.