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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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Pele`- King of Soccer turns 70

It has been only a few months since the 19th FIFA World Cup concluded with the Spanish grabbing the championship in style. Even before the excitement of soccer fades away, Pele` the King of Soccer celebrates his 70th Birthday on the 23rd of October 2010.

PIL on legislative council graduate constituency enrolment dismissed

The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking a direction to the authorities concerned to initiate a proper system of enrolment of voters and verification of list in the Graduates' Constituencies for elections to the proposed Legislative Council in Tamil Nadu.

It is for Maldives to resolve political crisis: Commonwealth

It is of course, for Maldives to resolve their constitutional and political challenges whilst the Commonwealth remains a “trusted partner,” Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma said midst signs of a deepening political crisis in the country.

G20 FMs’ meet: India to press for sorting out US Dollar Vs Chinese Yuan war

India is likely to press for intensive engagement to amicably resolve the currency war, mainly between the US dollar and Chinese yuan, at the two-day meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors beginning in Gyeongju city of South Korea on Friday.

Sri Lanka hopeful of becoming top Ceylon Tea supplier to Iraq

Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen, making his opening remarks at the Seventh Session of Sri Lanka-­Iraq Joint Committee for Economic and Technical Co-operation on October 21, 2010 at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, expressed his desire of Iraq returning to its former slot, by becoming number one market for Sri Lankan Tea.

Kashmir: Two miltants of Jaish terror outfit killed in long gun battle

Two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) outfit were on Thursday killed in a day-long gun battle with security forces in Malroo locality on the outskirts of Srinagar city.

US aid is not proportionate to Pakistan’s sacrifices

Under the guise of global war on terror to rid the world from the scourge of terrorism, Pakistan was coerced and roped in and made to fight a proxy war against its own people. So-called temporary reprieve which Gen Musharraf bought from USA proved too costly.

Alagiri, Stalin meets PM in Delhi

It was an unusual sight in New Delhi on Thursday when the two sons of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Karunanidhi went together to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Dr. Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo: Felicitations pouring in from all quarters

President – Colombo Chetty Association of Sri Lanka Shirley P Tissera has felicitated Dr. Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo on his appointment as one of the of 24 new cardinals.

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen blasts India over Myanmar policy

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Thursday rapped India over its Myanmar policy, saying the country "completely abdicated" its responsibility on morality after getting a "bit of power" and pleaded for global scrutiny of the November 7 general elections under the military junta.

Lalin’s Column: Legality of Courts Martial

A few lawyers have been questioning the legality of Courts Martial (CMs) for some time. The latest is a writ application. It was pleaded that military courts are not courts as defined in, law and their (CMs) verdicts should not be considered binding (in certain circumstances?) on the presumption that they are only tribunals.