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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2831

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Celebrate Deepavali with freedom and in the spirit of unity- President Rajapaksa

“With peace restored in the country, Hindus can now celebrate this festival with freedom and in the spirit of unity that is marked by the increased harmony and understanding among communities irrespective of ethnic, religious and other differences that have kept them apart for a long period” said President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Deepavali National Festival.

Karunanidhi's claim that Law and Order is well maintained in TN is Laughable-Jayalalithaa says

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam General Secretary and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa have said that the chief minister M Karunanidhi's claim that law and order was well maintained in Tamil Nadu is "Laughable".

Is this Peace?

When conditions in post-war North-East cause unease in such diverse individuals as a cardinal and two Tamil politicians, and when daily events bear out their concerns, it is time for all of us to take notice.

Visiting high profile German delegation mulls setting up Technical College for North

A high profile delegation of German Parliamentarians led by Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group on South Asia, Mrs. Petra Ernstberger, on a four day visit to assess the progress of reconstruction and development, is to propose the setting up of a German-funded Technical College in the North.

Pakistan hands over another dossier on Mumbai terror attack

Pakistan has handed over to India its latest dossier on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and a formal request regarding its proposal to send a commission to interview key witnesses in India in connection with the trial of seven Pakistani suspects linked to the incident.

Volcanic Eruption alarms global carriers to cancel flights to Jakarta

A number of global Airlines for the first time temporarily canceled flights to the capital Jakarta which is 450 kilometers west of Merapi over anxiety of volcanic ash in the air which could cause damage to their aircrafts.

Sri Lankan government to widen tax net

Sri Lankan tax authorities have planned to widen the tax base by tripling the current number of 0.3 million tax payers to one million.

The Clause of Universal Jurisdiction and the Need to Strike a Balance

On 16 October 1998, when General Augusto Pinochet, the ex-Chilean strong man, met with a team of Scotland Yard detectives at a London hospital, where he had been recuperating after a minor surgery for a backache, he may never have thought that he was about to undergo most traumatic experience in his whole life; because, by that time, he had weathered quite a few storms: he had managed to win amnesty against any possible prosecution in his home country for the widespread abuses that he unleashed on Chileans during his 17-year-rule; he created the post of life-long senator to make sure he is ‘untouchable’ in Chile; he used to travel abroad on a diplomatic passport in the hope that he was safe even on foreign soil.

Letter from America: Lessons of Rebound for the Democrats

The all-important midterm election in the USA is over with the Republican Party ‘shellacking’ the ruling Democratic Party. In American history, never before was so much money, an astounding $4 billion, spent for a midterm election.

Karunaidhi rewarded party posts to ex-AIADMK and DMK leaders

The ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu on Saturday rewarded AIADMK and MDMK leaders, including former ministers M Kannappan and S Muthusamy who quit those parties and joined the DMK by giving them party posts.

Sri Lankan Police to grasp 83 publish porn stars

Colombo court Magistrate on November 4th has ordered Police Headquarters media unit to publicize 83 faces of Sri Lankan porn stars, in the news papers, with a view of tracing them.

Cyclone "JAL" stationary 650 KMS from Chennai: Heavy rain falls in TN

The severe cyclonic storm ‘JAL’, which remained stationary at about 650 kms from Chennai, would intensify further and cross the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coast on Sunday night, regional weather office said on Saturday.

Pre-Election Activities in Myanmar are Undemocratic and Quite Far from Meeting International Standards

Experts from the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) commenting about today’s general elections in Myanmar have expressed their strong disappointment which is being held through the use of force, fear and intimidation.

Poor people are most hard-hit by TB, COPD and tobacco

Tobacco use, tuberculosis (TB), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are all burgeoning problems in resource poor settings. The evidence of their potentially devastating effects on global public health is increasing and they require a coordinated approach for control. These diseases all occur in predominantly resource-poor countries.