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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2901

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330 crushed to death in Cambodia

More than 330 people died and hundreds injured in a stampede during a festival in Cambodian capital on Monday night. Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen called it as the country's biggest tragedy since the 1970s reign of terror by the Khmer Rouge

No one has asked me to quit, says defiant Karnataka CM

Despite clear hints from the BJP leadership that it would like him to step down, a defiant Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday said in New Delhi he has not been asked by anybody in the party to quit.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Nalini files review petition for her premature release in HC

The prime convicts in the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case Nalini Murugan has filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking of a court order in April 6, in which the court rejected her plea for premature release.

Myanmar rulers ban magazines with Suu Kyi photos

Government censors in military-ruled Myanmar have ordered nine magazines to suspend publication for not following regulations.

Tax breaks to improve sentiments on Sri Lankan Stocks

Colombo stock market ‘s All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed down 0.75% Monday the November 22, amidst broad tax reliefs proposed in the budget 2011 to corporate sector and banking sector.

Large Crowd at the Mass in Bethlehem to Bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Friends of Sri Lanka in Bethlehem in association with the Representative Office of Sri Lanka organized a mass at the Milk Grotto Church to bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the occasion of his 65th birthday and on assumption of duties for the second term of Office as President of Sri Lanka.

JICA Renovates Irrigation and Jetty Facilities in Jaffna

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has funded the Department of Agrarian Development (DAD) to renovate seven irrigation tanks that required urgent rehabilitation in the Jaffna district.

Cardinal Ranjith Consecrated

Most Rev Dr Malcolm Ranjith was formally elevated to the status of Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI at the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on 20th Saturday and received the Holy ring during the Concelebrated Holy Mass on 21st Sunday.

Sri Lanka’s global role in spreading Buddhism

How did Buddhism survive in Sri Lanka? This issue came up at a public lecture Dr. Ananda Guruge, Vice President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists gave last week at the auditorium of Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo under the title ‘Sri Lanka’s role in the Spread of Buddhism in the World.’ It is the first in a series of lectures under RASSL auspices to mark the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi.

America’s two-fold strategy in Afghanistan

Purpose of troop surge in Afghanistan in March 2009 was to dismantle and defeat Al-Qaeda, stabilize the country, gain effective control over all major urban centres as well as agricultural and poppy growing areas, dominate main supply routes, minimize civilian casualties, weed out corruption, improve governance, win over moderate elements within militants and convince them to surrender arms in return for jobs and financial assistance, expand and upgrade proficiency levels of Afghan National Army (ANA) and police to be able to operate independently, build capacity of Pak Army to enhance its capability of tackling militants in FATA.

Opposition parties slam govt move to bring new budget through ordinance

Main opposition parties UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF) have strongly objected to the government move to bring new budget through ordinance, proroguing the ongoing House session.

Investigate abuses, reject election and support Aung San Suu Kyi, urges AIPMC

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi offers new hope for Myanmar. But her release does not solve any of the fundamental problems in the country. The world must continue to work for the freedom of the people of Myanmar, a statement released AIPMC revealed.

2 G Spectrum Scam: Man Behind A Raja also leave office soon-Jayalalithaa says

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) general secretary and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Ms J Jayalalithaa has said that A Raja, who had quit as Union Minister in the wake of 2G spectrum scam, was only a tool and the man behind him would also leave office soon.

BJP in a fix as defiant Karnataka CM says he won’t quit

Amidst indications that his party might consider replacing him, beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa appeared on Sunday to strike a defiant note saying he had the support of 120 MLAs and that there was no successor for him.

Maldives Lanka currency deal to be sealed

A minister from the Maldives will arrive in Sri Lanka shortly to seal the currency swap agreement, after President Mohamed Nasheed rushed back to Male’ cutting short his Lankan visit.