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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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US envoy meets BJP’s Sushma Swaraj over WikiLeaks

U.S. ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer met the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday and asked her to feel free to call him if her party found anything of concern in the WikiLeaks revelations.

I am not a rich person:TN CM Karunanidhi proclaims

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi has said that he is not a rich person. But he claims that he is having a fixed deposit of Rs 5.66 Crores and Rs 35.91 lakh in savings bank account.

8 held in Spain over 26/11 terror links

Eight men have been arrested in Barcelona, accused of having links to radical Islamic cells in Pakistan and collaborating with the group that carried out the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008, media reported on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka: AG informs SC that IGP takes steps to restore SP Jayawardena in service

Steps are being taken by the Inspector General of Police to restore the services of Superintendent of Police J.R.Jayawardena whose services has been suspended while he was functioning in the Ampara District in the eve of last Presidential election.

Upbeat sentiment continues in Colombo Bourse

Sri Lankan stock prices continued to gain on Wednesday tDecember 1, and continuing the momentum from the day, before and retail investors seem to be enjoying the extension of the credit period. Increased purchasing of foreign investors was also a positive sign.

US envoy meets Foreign Minister as WikiLeaks prepares to publicize 2600 diplomatic memos on Nepal

The US Ambassador to Nepal Scott H DeLisi on Wednesday called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sujata Koirala not to cast doubt on Nepal-US relations even after the planned release of 2600 confidential diplomatic memos on Nepal by WikiLeaks in next few months.

Sri Lanka: CA decides on December 15 whether to issue notices on members of 2nd Court Martial in Fonseka’s Writ

The Court of Appeal - which is hearing the Writ application of former Army Commander Fonseka challenging the order of the 2nd Court Martial – will decide on December 15 on as to the question whether notices should be issued on the members of the said Court Martial.

Sri Lanka’s ex-Army Chief Sarath Fonseka ‘secretly’ agreed for a probe- Wikipedia reveals

In a cable made public by the whistle-blowing website- WikiLeaks, authored by the United States Ambassador in Sri Lanka- Patricia Butenis, on 15 January 2010, it was revealed that then Presidential Candidate Sarath Fonseka had ‘secretly’ agreed to set up a Commission of Inquiry.

“Difficult to break Pak army links with militant groups “

Pakistan's army is covertly sponsoring four major militant groups, including the Afghan Taliban and Mumbai attackers Lashkar-e-Taiba, and "no amount of money" will change the policy, the U.S. ambassador warned in a frank critique revealed by the State department cables.

Sri Lanka's NDB Bank wins two awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2010

Sri Lanka's NDB Bank Plc emerged the proud recipient of two awards presented at the prestigious National Business Excellence Awards, proving the Bank’s continued dedication towards remaining a financial institution that delivers innovative solutions with 'best in industry' service.

Bypassing of PM’s views in Spectrum deal not proper: Supreme Court

Grilling the government on its 2G spectrum allocation policy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday termed as improper the bypassing of the Prime Minister's reservations by the Telecom Ministry which cannot function like a "private business house".

Wikileaks Sri Lanka’ dossier still in the wild, founder Assange placed on ‘most wanted’ list

As Sri Lanka braced for the still to emerge Wikileaks dossier, Interpol placed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the ‘most wanted’ list-for alleged sex crimes ‘committed some time ago’.

Low pressure in the Bay: Heavy rain fails in Tamil Nadu-Ten persons died in a day

Heavy rain falls due to a low pressure in Tamil Nadu claims so-many lifes for the past one week.

Sri Lanka: Dissenters of main opposition threaten with alternative convention

Suspecting a sinister move by the un-budging Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, dissenters of Sri Lanka’s main opposition- the United National Party have allegedly threatened to hold an ‘alternative conference’ if the party hierarchy fails to hold the December 12 Convention as planned.

India rejects visa for Musharraf

India has blocked a visit by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

Sex Scandal: Karnataka HC refuses to quash the charge sheet against Swamy Nithyananda

The Karnataka High Court (KHC) has refused to quash the charge sheet filed by CID police in a local court against god man - Swamy Nithyananda.

Burmese Regime Continues Brutal Campaign Against Ethnic Civilians

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is concerned by reports that despite the welcome release of Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and a high-level visit by UN Burma envoy Vijay Nambiar, the regime continues to perpetrate grave violations of human rights against ethnic civilians, including military attacks and forced labour.