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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Declare holiday for Pongal Festival: Karunanidhi requests Kerala Government

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has requested his Kerala counterpart V S Achuthanandan to declare holiday for 'Pongal' festival in the border areas of that state, on the lines of Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka’s east coast battered by heavy rains; more downpour to follow

While Sri Lanka’s eastern coast has been battered by torrential rains during the last 36 hours more heavy downpour is expected in all parts of the country throughout the coming days, which had already caused heavy flooding leaving nearly seven hundred and fifty thousand people displaced.

IPL auction: Records tumble, but no takers for Ganguly, Jayasuriya, Gayle, Lara

Reputations counted for little as former India captain Sourav Ganguly and several other big names found no takers for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League even as unheralded Australian Daniel Christian was bought for an astounding $900,000 (Rs4.14 crore approximately) on the second day of the auction in Bangalore on Sunday.

Sri Lanka’s UNP govt. turned a blind eye to Tiger rearming efforts- ex-President Chandrika Kumaratunga to US

Sri Lanka President took over the Defence, Interior Affairs and Media ministries back in 2003, from the ruling United National Party (UNP) government as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe repeatedly turned a "blind eye" to LTTE’s efforts to rearm and re-equip, a top secret diplomatic cable dated November 5, 2003, made public by Wikileaks, reveals.

Why Parate Execution? Did Credit Quality Ignore?

Last week, the parliament of Sri Lanka passed a special amendment to the Recovery of Loans by Banks (Special Provisions) Amendment Act No 4 of 1990 which rules that parate execution only if the principal sum borrowed is over Rs 5.0 million.

Huge corruption prevails past five years & DMK govt. Should be ousted - Vijayakant

The actor turned politician and the Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam(DMDK) leader Vijayakanth called upon the people to oust the corrupt DMK government in the forth coming assembly election.

Parliamentary committee directs govt to recall envoy to India

The parliamentary Committee on International Relations and Human Rights has directed the government to recall Nepali Ambassador to India Rukma Shumser Rana after revelation that he was also serving as a top executive of a business company that has lately been dragged into controversy over imprinting false manufacturing date on its products.

Rain, Floods and Earthslips play havoc in Sri Lanka

Floods caused by heavy rains, gusty winds and earthslips have resulted in several deaths and caused heavy damages to paddy fields and other crops, houses and roads in Sri Lanka, affecting 919,759 persons belonging to 215,996 families.

Nine AIADMK MLA's Suspended from the TN Assembly

Nine AIADMK MLAs were on Monday suspended from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for creating a ruckus in the House on January 7, when the party disrupted the Governor's address.

Trap gun: A growing threat to human and animal life in Sri Lanka

A six year old girl was killed by a trap gun in front of her father in, Galagamuwa in Kurunegala district in early December, (Lankadeepa December 3rd 2010). The incident happened when the father was preparing the trap gun with his daughter looking on and it accidentally exploded. This was the latest death reported in the media related to the trap gun menace in Sri Lanka.

Jayalalithaa describes Tamil Nadu 2011 Assembly Elections - A War between "Dharma" and Adhrma

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo has said that ensuring elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly, due in May this year, would be a war between the "Dharma" and "Adharma" and in the end Dharma would win.

TN govt. decides to procure additional Ten Laks Colour TV sets for the poor

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to procure additional ten lakh colour TV sets to be distributed to poor people under the sixth phase of the populist free colour TV scheme.

Israeli academics protest

155 Israeli academics have protested in a petition, saying Ariel is an illegal settlement whose existence contravened international and Geneva Convention. They have called for a boycott of the Ariel University Center.

Work for poor rural people: Stalin pleads with Doctors


The Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and Chief Minister Karunanidhi's son M.K. Stalin has appealed to the medicos to work in rural areas after their graduation.

State of Freedom Struggle

As the experts had predicted, the SPDC stage-managed the November 7, 2010 elections to deliver landslide victory to the SPDC proxy party and pro-SPDC parties. Realizing that the SPDC has only the intention of perpetuating the oppressive military rule, major ceasefire ethnic organizations such as the KIO, NMSP, UWSP, SSPP-North and MNDDP have rejected the elections. They are now looking for cooperation with the non-ceasefire organizations such as the KNU, KNPP, ALP and CNF.

2G-Spectrum Scam: Union Minister Sibal's remarks on CAG is biggest slur cast on democracy- Slams Vaiko

The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko has said that Union Minister Kapil Sibal describing as erroneous, the CAG report on multi-crore Spectrum Scam involving former Telecom Minister A Raja, was a biggest slur cast on democracy by the Co


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