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

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Letter from America: Bigotry Needs to be Defeated

During the presidential days of Jimmy Carter, many of the southern states of the USA were Democratic states. In the following 24 years, the Republicans were able to gain their foothold in those states.

PM Manmohan Singh leaving Sunday on three-nation Asian tour

India is set to energize its “Look East policy “ with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaving on Sunday for Japan, the first leg of a three-nation tour that also includes a bilateral visit to Malaysia and a trip to Hanoi to attend the India-ASEAN summit.

Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Alliance to fight the electoral reforms bill in court

Sri Lanka’s largest Tamil political party- Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said that it had no other option but to take the battle against the proposed Local Government Elections (Amendment) Bill in Supreme Court, charging that it would lead to a ‘twin-party system’.

RSS leader’s name figures in Ajmer blast case

A senior RSS leader's name figures in the chargesheet in the 2007 Ajmer blast in Rajasthan, a development that was rubbished by BJP and RSS but latched onto by Congress which accused the outfit of disturbing communal amity.

Brewing French Whine – without Licence!

The French, who are no stranger to revolution, are up in arms at the moment: fuel depots are on the brink of running dry; schools are barricaded; activities at ports and airports are severely disrupted; flights are cancelled; cars abandoned along the stretches of motorways; mass protests break out all over France; rubbish remains uncollected in the cities.

Jamia to honour Dalai Lama in New Delhi

Jamia Milia Islamia is likely to be allowed to give honorary doctorate to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. It is going ahead with its preparations to confer the doctorate on November 23.

Saudia prepares for Haj

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is busy with preparations to receive pilgrims from all over the world. Saudia Arabia could expect well over 3 million pilgrims, with men, women and children.

Rebuilt and restore Pooneryn schools damaged and destroyed during the humanitarian operations against the LTTE - Pathmanathan

Jaffna District Development Welfare Society members have expressed their serious concern over the prevailing conditions of the schools in Pooneryn in the North and resolved to bring it to the immediate notice of Sri Lanka President, as well as to the Ministry of Education and Sri Lanka Army for immediate redress.

Zero Democratic Norm ahead of Arbitrary Election in Burma

Tomas Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar (Burma), cast new doubt Wednesday (21 Oct.) on Burma's looming election and highlighted more cases of prison torture, indiscriminate killings and forced labor in the military-ruled nation.

Celebrity stars’ traditional wedding in Rajasthan

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are officially married. They exchanged vows in front of nearly 80 guests at the luxury Aman-i-Khas resort near the Ranthambore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan (the same spot where Brand, 35, proposed to Perry - who turns 26 Monday - this past December).

Madras HC Uphold the election of former AIADMK minister:Dismisses PMK candidates election petition

The Madras High Court has upheld the election of former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagqam(AIADMK) Minister Pandurangam from the Anaicut Assembly Constituency in Vellore district in May 2006.

Market turnover was at peak at mid-week

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that the week ended on a positive note as the All Share Price Index (ASPI) gained 59.13 points to close at 6685.99 up by 0.9%. Milanka Price Index (MPI)
closed at 7270.80, rise by 1.7% with a gain of 121.54 points.

Huge turnouts for public meetings do not turn out as voters: Even "Anna" defeated in the 1962 elections-Karunanidhi says

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi has said that huge turnouts for public meetings do not turn as votes during the elections.