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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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Bihar poll campaign : BJP keeps out Gujarat CM Modi and Varun Gandhi

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and Varun Gandhi, considered Hindutva hardliners, will not campaign in Bihar during the upcoming Assembly elections as the BJP has kept him out of the list of its campaigners against the backdrop of reservations expressed by ally JD(U).

Ninth death threat letter to Jayalalithaa - Allegedly sent by the close aides of union minister M K Alagiri

All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa received the ninth life threat letter, allegedly sent by the close aides of union fertilizer minister M K Alagiri who is elder son of chief minister M Karunanidhi.

Sri Lanka’ ex-Army chief Sarath Fonseka’s Parliament seat in jeopardy

With the imprisonment of former Sri Lanka Army Chief Sarath Fonseka, his parliamentary seat in jeopardy with his party- Democratic National Alliance (DNA) still to decide on what course of action should be taken against Fonseka’s sentence.

International Day of Non-violence on Mahathma Gandhi’s birth anniversary – Prof G.L. Peris

Today is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Sri Lanka’s minister for external affairs, Prof. G.L.Peris in a message recalled that member states of SAARC have decided to observe Gandhi’s birth anniversary as the ‘International Day of Non-Violence on 2nd October’.

Colombo city will be modernized under this government

UNP General Secretary Tissa Aththanayaka accuses the government of attempting to take over the reign of the Colombo municipal council by transforming it into an authority. Thereby the government hopes to share the recourses of the municipality among the government supporters.

The fall of a hero

The outcome was nothing unexpected at best it was a test to see how the President of Sri Lanka was able to withstand further pressures both national and foreign and endorse sentence. There are likely to be various commentaries on the sentence against the former army commander now set to languish 30 months in the Welikada prison, but it is a stark reminder that in politics there are no permanent friends or foes not even permanent interests (except of course to remain in power)!

Gayoom wants “everyone together” in DRP despite clashes

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who quit politics and the main opposition DRP leadership in January last year was slated to attend the Tuesday night party protest, in a bid to strengthen friendship among clashing party senior members.

‘Sponsorship’ Word Doesn’t Exist

The State of Kuwait is keen on safeguarding rights of the expatriate labor and granting the foreign workers their full rights, a ranking official re-affirmed on Thursday.

Veteran Tamil Music Director Chandra Bose Passes Away

Chandrasose, a popular Tamil Film music director of the 1980s, passed away here on Thursday. He was 60.

Clinical trial capacity remains challenge for TB vaccine development

While progress is being made in the development of new vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), sufficient clinical trial capacity remains a major challenge, researchers reaffirmed at the Second Global Forum on TB Vaccines in Tallinn, Estonia (21-24 September 2010).

Defamation suit filed by M K Stalin's son-in-law: Jayalalithaa moves HC to quash summons

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) general secretary and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa has filed a petition in the Madras High Court(HC) to quash the summons issued by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate directing to her to appear before the court on October 15.