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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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India to appoint a Special Envoy on Sri Lanka?

In the wake an official visit to Sri Lanka by Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, scheduled for October, speculation is rife that India is to appoint a special envoy to Sri Lanka entrusted with the permanent task of assessing issues faced by Tamils and the progress of development in the island’s war-ravaged North and East.

DMK and AIADMK forge alliances with other parties only to indulge in corruption - Actor Vijayakanth accuses

Actor turned politician and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam(DMDK) founder leader Vijayakanth has said, the ruling DMK and the main opposition AIADMK parties in the state were forging alliance with other parties in the elections to win the polls and indulge in corruption.

Sri Lanka: Renowned hotelier warns tourism industry not to sit back and wait

Renowned Sri Lankan hotelier, R. B. Thambiayah, Chairman of Renuka City Hotels PLC, says that country’s hotel and tourism industry cannot ‘sit back’ waiting for ‘things to happen’ and cited four crucial criteria that need to be satisfied.

IFMA National Muaythai Championship at Jammu

Under the theme “Muaythai Against Drugs,” IFMA India National Muaythai Championship 2010 will be organized from October 15 – 17, 2010 at Maulana Azad Stadium, Jammu.

Under the DMK rule, no protection to the lives and assets of the people - Jayalalithaa accuses

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) general secretary and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa has said that there was no protection to lives and assets of the people in Tamil Nadu.


Shamelessness is Sri Lanka’s Zeitgeist. The Rajapakses are promoting Dynastic Rule shamelessly; the SLFP and the UPFA are consenting to their own perpetual subjugation to the Ruling Family, shamelessly; the SLMC and several UNPers have abandoned whatever principles they possessed and defected to the Rajapakses, shamelessly.

All working Kuwaitis should get KD 50’

The Islamist MPs will submit a proposal to amend a decision on granting KD 50( US $ 160) increment to Kuwaiti employees with a salary of less than KD 1,000 to give the increment to all national workers regardless of their current salary at the beginning of the next legislative round, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily quoting reliable sources.

Indian swimmers fail dope test

After six wrestlers for CWG failed the dope test, there was more embarrassment ahead of next month's Commonwealth Games with three swimmers, two of them part of the country's team for the mega-event, flunking dope tests in New Delhi on Sunday.

Use sports to remove the barriers and fear in the minds of Tamil Youths

Former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain and Member of Parliament Arjuna Ranatunga has said using of sports will remove the barriers and allay the fear in the minds of Tamil Youth living with wrong ideas and concerns.

Maoists claim hostages freed, but no trace of them

Maoists on Sunday claimed to have released the three Bihar policemen taken hostage a week back but the State government said it had no information as the agonizing wait for their families continued.

India Successfully launcehes BrahMos Missile:Missile reached the flat trajectory

India’s BrahMos supersonic cruise missile launched on Sunday from the Integrated Test Range at the Chandibur, Orissa. The missile performed a steep dive at a supersonic speed.

Rain threat to Commonwealth Games in October

With less than a month left for the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted rainfall in October, in the city and nearby regions.

The 18th Amendment: Has the Opposition missed the woods for the trees?

The blanket opposition expressed by the UNP and some other opposition parties to the 18th amendment is really an endorsement of the Executive Presidency and all the powers that it holds as per the current constitution. To the credit of the JVP, it is the only party that has consistently opposed the Executive Presidency itself.