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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2954

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Rome is prepared for the Consistory

Following the general audience of October 20, 1010, the Holy Father Benedict XVI announced the names of twenty-four prelates who will be created cardinals in a special ceremony, known as a consistory, due to be held on 20 November, eve of the Solemnity of Christ the King.

Sharing of info on terror: US to review input on Headley

Despite the US claims it had shared adequate information on terrorism with India, New Delhi has been upset in case of David Headley, the key man in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, advance tip-off had been lacking.

Sri Lanka local government polls to be put off to 2011 May?

The much-debated Local Authorities Election earlier scheduled for 2011 April is likely to be put off until 2011 May.

Sino-Indian ties grossly under-utilised: Krishna

Observing that Sino-Indian relations were “grossly under-utilised”, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday said the two countries should leverage their strengths while being sensitive to each other’s concerns to realise the true potential in the ties.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress to ‘wait-and-see’ ruling party stance

The Sri Lanka’s largest Muslim political party- Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says that it had adopted a ‘wait-and-see’ approach until the stance of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance over the controversial Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill, is made known.

India delivers four-wheel tractors to farmers in the North

India delivered the first lot of 52 four-wheel tractors out of a total of 500 tractors to Sri Lanka under grant assistance, at simple ceremony held yesterday at the Galle Face Green, in Colombo.

Brazil gets first woman President

A former Marxist guerrilla who was tortured and imprisoned during Brazil's long dictatorship was elected as President of Latin America's biggest nation, a country in the midst of an economic and political rise, reports from Rio de Janeiro said.

Why so much hesitancy about Kandahar operation?

After failed operation in Marjah, talk of an operation in Kandahar gained currency. It was asserted that victory in Kandahar would break the back of Taliban and would render them fragile. Media hype was deliberately created to demoralize the militants.

Sri Lankan Muslims neighbors’ of housemaid Rizana Nafeek, pray for God’s Mercy

Sri Lankan Muslims of Muthur- hometown of 22 year-old Rizana Nafeek, Lankan-born house maid who is sentenced to death by courts of Saudi Arabia, offered prayers and signed a petition appealing King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, to commute her capital punishment.

India’s first expedition to South Pole to study climate change patterns

India's first national expedition to the South Pole to study climate change patterns over the past few hundred years was flagged off on Monday.

TN Celebrates Mother Teresa Centenary: Karunanidhi announces

Tamil Nadu Government has decided to celebrate the Centenary of Mother Teresa, who had devoted her life to help the poor and served the masses in the world.

From Fit to Fat

World Diabetes Day is on 14th November. Diabetes, one the four priority non-communicable diseases (NCDs) identified by the World Health Organization (WHO), remains a misunderstood and neglected epidemic with numbers increasing alarmingly in every region of the world.

2G Spectrum Scam: Karunanidhi protecting union minister Raja for extraneous reasons- Jayalalithaa charges

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa has accused the state chief minister M Karunanidhi for protecting union Telecoms Minister A Raja in the one lakh crore 2G spectrum scam for extraneous reasons.

Importance of improving renewable energy as form of mainstream energy stressed - Minister Ranawaka

Sri Lanka’s Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka stressed the need for improving renewable energy as a form of mainstream energy. He referred to Sri Lanka’s experience, and said that a considerable amount of Sri Lanka’s energy come from renewable sources and Sri Lanka’s emission levels are far below than world average.

In Tirumala-Tirupathi: AP government orders for reconstructs “Thousand Pillar Mandapam"

Andhra Pradesh Government has ordered for reconstructing the famous "Veyyi Kalla Mandapam" (Thousand Pillar Mandapam), in Tirupathi Lord Venkateswara Temple a 550 old structure demolished during Telugu Desam Party(TDP) ruling while Chandrababu Naidu was the Chief Minister.

As Nov 7 Polls near, uninterested Burmese say it’s a gimmick while Opposition Leader Suu Kyi remains imprisoned

Burma is getting set for the November 7 polls, which critics have already dismissed as a delusion due to the exclusion of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest, and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party.