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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 944

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Influence in appointment of union cabinet ministers: Interrogate Karunnidhi and his family-Jayalalithaa urge CBI

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms Jayalalithaa has demanded the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) to interrogate the state chief minister M Karunanidhi and his family members to bring out the truth on appointment of cabinet ministers in the United Progressive Alliance(UPA) government.

Hosni Mubark: the Rise and fall of a War Hero

When Muhhamed Hosni Mubarak finally quit the presidency on Friday, not only did he contradict himself by the defiance that he showed 24 hours before, but also managed to keep the world in suspense about his intentions.

Kashmir: Opposition PDP gets inspired by Egypt’s revolt

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday claimed that opposition PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti has called on "Kashmiris to replicate Egypt" and said it seemed she wants army rule in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sri Lanka to implement India-style work-for-pay scheme for flood-affected

In a bid to assist nearly 1.25 million flood-affected and also to expedite flood relief efforts, the government will put in place an India-styled Employment Guarantee Scheme (Work-for-Pay Scheme) and an ambitious infrastructure reconstruction initiative at a cost of Rs. 50 billion.

Sri Lanka Government to launch construction of 1 million houses under Janasewana program – Minister Wimal Weerawansa

Sri Lankan Government to launch Janasewana Program to provide one million houses to those without a roof over their heads. Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Wimal Weerawansa disclosed this to Asian Tribune.

Sri Lanka´s Master Plan to Lose the 2011 Cricket World Cup

The 2011 Cricket World Cup is upon us and this is an ideal time to revisit and update the article by this author published in The Asian Tribune on November 27, 2005 titled, What should be done to stop the decline in Sri Lankan Cricket?* The article was a reaction to the 6-1 trashing by India in the "Videocon Cup" cricket series.

China warning over US attempts to woo India

China has been apparently disturbed by growing proximity between US and India. Terming US attempts to woo India and other neighbours of China as 'unbearable', an article in a Communist party magazine has said that Beijing must send a "clear signal" to these countries that it is ready to go to war to safeguard its national interests.

Sri Lanka President unveils renovated R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremonially declared open renovated and refurbished R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo and handed it over to all the cricket loving people of Sri Lanka, today (February 12, 2011).

Remaking Sri Lanka in the Rajapaksa Image?

Neither President Mahinda Rajapaksa nor his administration can be faulted for the calamitous weather conditions afflicting Sri Lanka. Global warming is a global phenomenon, an environmental malaise to which the entire world (and each one of its people) has contributed, to a greater or a lesser degree.

Sangakkara, Captaincy, Luck and world cup 2011

We are now in the verge of ICC world cup of 2011. The passion for the world cup is increasing seconds by seconds. The ICC Cricket World Cup is world's fourth largest and most viewed sporting event.

More Flood Assistance from United States Arrives at Bandaranaike Airport


The latest batch of U.S. Government aid to Sri Lankans affected by the floods was handed over to Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, by U.S. Ambassador for Sri Lanka Patricia A. Butenis at Bandaranaike International Airport on Friday.

Maldives - Final results due before midweek: EC

Final results of the Maldives local polls are expected before mid this week, Elections Commission President Fuwad Thowfeek said.

CFA Ranil defends SL’s sovereignty

Ranil the co author of the CFA has gone ballistic again. He has now switched to giving free classes in revivalist history. It is his contrived way of asserting his party leadership as his party had started toppling him - something that is taking considerable more time here than it took for Saddam’s statue to fall in Baghdad or Mubarak to quit Egypt.

Progress in tuberculosis vaccine research

Collaboration and funding are some of the major requirements for delivering new, more effective and safer vaccines against tuberculosis (TB). This was a much-heard statement during the annual research meeting of the TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI). 'Challenging' would be an understatement when it comes to describing the WHO's latest plan for eliminating tuberculosis.

It’s roses all the way from Bangalore on V-Day

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day falls on Feb 14. All over the world, roses are considered the best way to impress one’s ladylove. India has been doing its best to cash in on the demand for roses.

Another turn in 2G-Spectrum Scam: Ratan Tata's personal letter to Karunanidhi handed over by political lobbyist Neera Radia

The big industrialist Ratan Tata's personal letter praising tainted minister A Raj was handed over to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi by political lobbyist Neera Radia in 2007.

Letter from America: Mubarak is gone

Last Friday, a grim-looking Omar Suleiman announced, “In these grave circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic.” The Vice President continued, “He has mandated the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the state. God is our protector and succor.” With those much expected words the 30-year reign of Mubarak crumbled.


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