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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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IPL Players Action: Highest bid for Indian oppener Gautam Gambir: KKR purchased him for $ 2.4 million

Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) for $ 2.4 million (for each year) on the first day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Bangalore on Saturday. It was a highest record of bid.

Winter session of House begins to elect new Prime Minister

The Winter Session of Parliament, which will resume the stalled prime ministerial election, is beginning Sunday.

Advt. against AIADMK: DMDK nothing to do with it - Actor Vijayakanth disowns

The actor turned politician and Desia Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) leader Vijayakanth has said that his party had nothing to do with an advertisement appeared in a Tamil evening on Friday criticizing the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa.

Lalin’s Column: Random Sketches’ by Gamini Gunewardene (Retd DIG)

The above ‘sketches’ were included in a delightful ‘Appreciation’ on late Mr. Stanley Senanayake former IGP in the Sunday media in late 2010. The sketches were etched with diplomatic if not PR finesse and reserve which did credit to the well known policemen of yesteryear. While some controversial names and situations they were involved in were understandably sanitised, they also included some views and opinions that were possibly not quite accurate.

Alliance with Congress remain strong, seat sharing talks after Pongal- Karunanidhi

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and ruling DMK president M Karunanidhi has said that his alliance with Congress remain strong and the seat sharing talks between two parties will start after Pongal.

2012 Phenomenon: Has the Countdown Begun?

“The series of strange events that we witness at present are the hallmark of the Armageddon,” say the experts who rely on, what scientists call pseudoscience – the analysis of Mayan Calendar, which predicts the end of the world on 21 December 2012.

Sri Lanka: Lanka Securities Chairman’s death, Colombo Bourse lose a top investor

Reports revealed that Salman Taseer, the Governor of Pakistan’s Punjab Province and top businessman and a big player in the Colombo Stock Exchange, have been shot dead in Pakistan on 4 January 2011.

Sri Lanka’s Manilal Fernando elected to FIFA ExCom

Sri Lanka’s Manilal Fernando became the first Sri Lankan to join the world football governing body, by being elected to FIFA's coveted Executive Committee.

National Anthems, Terror-Waves, Miniskirts and the Rajapaksa Modus Operandi

The ‘Sinhala Only’ National Anthem is a reality. Its inaugural manifestation took place at a tsunami commemoration ceremony in Jaffna, at the tail-end of 2010. The students of Jaffna Hindu College and Vambadi Girls School were compelled to sing the National Anthem in Sinhala, a language they are unfamiliar with; provincial authorities, under orders from Colombo, ignored the complaints of the students about the impossibility of learning the pronunciation of unaccustomed words in a very short time.

Well done England

I read with no surprise that a large number of Australian newspapers were critical of their cricket team. Many of them headlined ‘It was our worst eleven’. I think it is not fair by the English side since it needed to be given due credit for its excellent all round performance.

Opposition calls Sibal remarks on 2G scam “bizarre”

Opposition parties on Saturday slammed as bizarre, flawed and a cover-up exercise telecom minister Kapil Sibal's stand that there was no loss at all on account of the controversial 2G spectrum allocation after debunking CAG estimates of a Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss.

Sri Lanka: Heladiv Tea to aggressively penetrate markets in Indian, and China

While India and China remains at world’s largest markets for many products, one of Sri Lanka’s fast growing Tea companies, Heladiv Tea is planning to aggressively market its products in both India and China with innovation and further developed health supportive Tea products.

Errors made by USA in Afghanistan

With the kind of extraordinary troop buildup and array of destructive weapons amassed for Operation Enduring Freedom in September 2001, and taking into account negligible defensive capability available with the Taliban, the outcome was a foregone conclusion.

United States Congresswoman critical after shooting

Just before noon on Saturday 09 January a lone gunman in very close range shot the U.S. Congresswoman from the State of Arizona at a shopping complex in Tucson in Arizona when she was giving a media briefing critically injuring the lawmaker.


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