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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Karnataka govt crisis: BJP charges opposition parties behind ‘kidnap’ of MLAs

The sole BJP government in Karnataka will have a tense Sunday as the Chief Minister has to prove his majority in the State Assembly on Monday following the desertion by a section of the BJP and Independent MLAs, which has reduced the government to a minority.

The Fonseka Incarceration: Blame the Victim

How did the transformation of General Sarath Fonseka from war-winning Army Commander via oppositional Presidential Candidate to Prisoner No. 0/22032 happen?

Racial slur by Australian police: Envoy summoned in New Delhi

Outraged over the racist slurs by top Australian police officers, India on Saturday summoned its high commissioner and sought an explanation on the issue, saying such an attitude was "shocking" and a "matter of serious concern".

Obama opens land - and White House - to solar

The United States on Tuesday opened up its vast public lands to solar power projects, as the White House agreed to set up its own solar panels in a visible show of support for alternative energy, AFP reported.

Sri Lanka’s state-run utilities to undergo peoplisation

Sri Lankan government is considering Peoplisation- the issuing stakes of public utilities- Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), following the probable listing of Shell Gas Lanka on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).

Browser Battle 2010: the inconvenience of Internet Explorer while marching towards minority

Microsoft, the software giant, has lost the battle for supremacy in the fiercely competitive market of internet browsers. Before experiencing the embarrassing blow, Microsoft used everything at its disposal – technical superiority, competent professionals, enviable brand name and above all, money – to turn the tables on the growing army of rivals, but with very little success.

Letter from America: The German Experience

Like many people these days, I have become a frequent traveler. This past week I have been in Germany visiting Mannheim, close to Ludwigshafen, near the Rhine River. The week before, I was in Savannah of Georgia and Tallahassee of Florida in the USA. The next week I plan to be in New Jersey on Monday and South Carolina the remainder of the week. The following weeks, I shall be visiting Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana states.

Caution sets in at Colombo Bourse

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that the market continued to fall during the week and witnessed a broad downward trend. All Share Price Index (ASPI) which was past 7000 mark last week closed at 6833.61 down 314.16 points with a drop by 4.4%. Milanka Price Index (MPI) dipped by 4.63% losing 362.76 points to close at 7466.29.

Indian Ocean is India's 'soft belly' : Maldives

Viewing Indian Ocean as India's "soft belly", Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has said it is posing increasingly "serious" concern as highlighted by the Mumbai attacks and favored a framework agreement with India to take care of security and other issues.

Despite the alliance in TN, the party cadres would propel the Party to zenith - Sonia proclaims


All India Congress Committee President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has called her party youth brigades to work hard to make the party as a front runner position, even if there is an alliance in Tamil Nadu.

Astha of a secular democratic country

Peace without justice can never be enduring. It would be rather a time bound compromise by the weaker side. The brief before the Allahabad High Court verdict on 30th September was that of a title suit on Babri Masjid and Ramjanam Bhumi dispute.

Former AIADMK MP and popular Cine Artist S. S. Chandran passed away due s to sudden heart attack

AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa paid homage to party's propaganda Deputy secretary S.S. Chandran in Chennai.

Sri Lanka’s remarkable achievements of UN Millennium Development Goals Spelled by Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona

Lanka achieved the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) indicators, despite a long drawn and debilitating conflict now decisively ended, the global financial crises and other challenges. Sri Lanka’s achievements are a credit to its political institutions, its caring cultural attitudes and the impact of its mature democracy was what Dr. Palitha Kohona Sri Lanka Permanent Representative to the United Nations is told the General Debate of the Assembly 6 October.

Party leadership must be changed-UNP Lawyers' Association

During the past period some elements within the UNP agitated to remove the party leadership and to accelerate its reorganization process. However, the protest campaigns by these elements have become silent at present.

UN indicates desire to assists in Sri Lanka’s Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises

Resident Representative of the United Nations in Sri Lanka Neil Bune, and Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, discussed on the Development of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises.

Resettlement of 180 Sinhalese people in Jaffna is not possible immediately

The demand from a group of Sinhalese people for resettlement in the Jaffna district has created a crisis situation administratively and the peace and harmony that gradually emerges in the district is being threatened, it is reported.


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