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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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New Zealand apologises over TV slur on Delhi CM

Outraged over a New Zealand TV anchor ridiculing Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the foreign office on Thursday summoned its High Commissioner Rupert Holborow who profusely apologised for the incident.

Saudi Arabia okays extradition treaty with India

Saudi Arabia's legislative body, the Shura Council, has approved the draft agreements of an extradition treaty and a prisoner exchange deal with India inked during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Riyadh early this year.

Former AIADMK Minister Murdered: Hacked to death by masked persons

Former AIADMK Minister A Venkatachalam (55) was hacked to death by an unidentified gang at his residence at Mangadu village near Alangudi in Pudukottai District last night (Thursday).

Karnataka crisis: CM hopes to survive as rebel MLAs play hide and seek

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka led by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa finds itself in a deep crisis after 14 party legislators and five independents, who had extended support to the government, conveyed to Governor H.R. Bhardwaj that they had decided to withdraw support.

Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 was awarded yesterday to Mario Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".

Canals in the city are to be used to ease traffic congestion in the Colombo city

Defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksha has instructed navy commander Thisara Samarasinghhe to take measures to use the canal network in the Colombo city as a way of easing traffic congestion.

Power Politics in TN: Tenth death threat letter to Jayalalithaa-written by DMK Councilor

Power politics in Tamil Nadu has turned with ugly scenes by Tenth death threat letter received by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) J Jayalalithaa, written by a ruling DMK's municipal councilor.

Awards galore for Janashakthi Insurance at SLIM

Janashakthi Insurance PLC netted three awards at SLIM (Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing) Awards 2010 and is the highest award winner in the service category.

UK Nobel laureates against cap on immigration of Indian professionals

Eight Nobel prize-winning British scientists have warned that the David Cameron government's decision to impose an annual limit on professionals from India and other non-EU nations will deprive the UK's science and industry of talent.

Dharmapuri Bus Burning Case:Hanging of Three Convicts Put Off by Tamil Nadu Government

The Tamil Nadu government has put off the original execution date of October 8, till the President responds to the plea of all the three death convicts in the Dharmapuri Bus burning case.

Ranil de Silva crowned as an advertising industry ‘maestro’

The International Advertising Association (IAA) headquartered in New York with 56 Chapters around the world, presented its highest accolade for outstanding services to the industry – The Global Medal of Merit, to Sri Lankan advertising icon Ranil de Silva at the World Congress in Moscow.

Illegal transport of Sri Lankan's to Australia: DMK Councilor arrested by police

The Pondichery DMK municipal Councillor Sakthivel and Puducherry Periyar Dravida Kazhagan President Logu Ayyappan were among four persons arrested on Thursday for attempting to illegally transport Sri Lankan refugees from Pondy coast to Australia.