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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Why Did U.S. Support Commission of Inquiry on Burma?

With just a little over two months before the general election in Burma, which is scheduled for November 7, the United States joined countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia for the creation of a U.N.-led commission to investigate alleged war crimes by Burma's military junta.

25 Saudi airports to get SR1.29b improvements

The Kingdom on Monday signed maintenance and operation contracts worth SR1.29 billion for 25 Saudi airports, authorities said.

Court blasts Food minister for defiance on distributing rotting grain

The Supreme Court has come down hard on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and criticised his statement that rotting food grain cannot be distributed to the poor free of cost.

Sri Lanka: UNP decide on govt. proposals on tomorrow

Sri Lanka’s main opposition- the United National Party (UNP) will meet tomorrow, to decide on the constitutional reforms initiative of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

Secretary Nirupama Rao on a hurricane visit to Sri Lanka’s North

India’s Ministry of External Affairs' Secretary Nirupama Rao who arrived in Colombo yesterday, visited Vavuniya, Kilinochchi and Jaffna and interacted with a section Internally Displaced Persons, officials and civil society leaders to get acquainted with the on the spot situation of the Tamils in the North.

AIADMK seeks Telecom minister Raja’s resignation

The 2G Spectrum allocation continues to haunt Telecom Minister A. Raja. The AIADMK in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Raja over alleged corruption in the allocation of 2G spectrum, provoking heated exchanges in the house with the DMK members.

China Eastern Airways launched its first regular flight to Sri Lanka

A Chinese delegation led by Qin Guangrong , Governor of the Yunnan Province of arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday 31st arrived in the maiden flight of China Eastern Airways.

Second GCM on Fonseka convenes today

The second General Court Martial (GCM-2) probing procurement malpractices charges against disgraced Army Chief, Sarath Fonseka will resume its hearing on September 1 , as Fonseka was absent for yesterdays hearing.

Trivializing the victory of May 2009

DJ, Cuba and Castro. The Island in its Midweek review of 25 August 2010 has once again carried an article (‘Tamil politics and LTTE strategy) by Dayan Jayathileke, (DJ).

Australia advisory on terror attack in New Delhi, Mumbai

In a fresh advisory, Australia on Tuesday warned of possible terrorist attacks in public places in India, especially in New Delhi and Mumbai, and advised its citizens not to travel to Jammu and Kashmir due to "frequent armed clashes and terrorist activities" there.

Sri Lanka urges Saudi Arabia for Justice in the case of maid L.G. Ariyawathi allegedly ill-treated and physically harmed

Sri Lanka Government urges Saudi Arabia to secure expeditious investigation and justice in the case of Sri Lankan maid L.G. Ariyawathi.

Ban Ki-moon hails NGOs role in advancing global health goals

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for their invaluable role they have to play in advancing global health goals. He said this yesterday at the annual United Nations conference in Melbourne, in Australia, aimed at boosting the participation of civil society on key issues.

Samling Threatens Penan With Retaliations Over Rape Allegations

Malaysian logging giant Samling has threatened the indigenous Penan communities of Sarawak's Upper Baram region with the suspension of all transport services provided for locals unless they retract sexual abuse and rape allegations against the timber companies active in the region.

Karunanidhi lost the moral right to speak about State Autonomy" - Jayalalithaa

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and general secretary of the main opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) J Jayalalithaa has said that the chief minister M Karunanidhi had lost the moral right to talk about State Autonomy after giving up the right of the State over a slew of issues, including the Cauvery Water Dispute, Mullaperiyar dam issue and Katchatheevu.

Chief Administrator a women in TN:Government appoints Malathi IAS as Chief Secretary

In the eve of the election fever in the state, the DMK government appointed Ms Malathi IAS as its new Chief Secretary. Ms Malathi was closely associated with main opposition leader Ms J Jayalalithaa while she was the state chief minister in the past.