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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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TN elections 2011: Congress seeks power share with DMK-Talks inconclusive

The Congress is learnt to have demanded a share in power in the seat-sharing talks with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) here on Sunday, according to sources in both parties.

The first book in Tamil on President Mahinda Rajapaksa released.

The biography of President Mahinda Rajapakse written in Tamil for the first time has been launched.

SL Godman Premananda passes away:last breath at Chennai hospital

Self-styled Godman Premananda, convicted for rape and murder, died at a private hospital here on Monday.

Vicious campaign:George W. Bush won his re-election by scaremongering the American public.

Although the 9/11 attacks took place under his watch, he warned the public against a repeat of such a disaster if they did not vote for him for a second time! The gullible voters fell for this.

Maoist lawmaker Khadka dies of cancer

A lawmaker belonging to UCPN (Maoist) Gauri Shankar Khadka died on Monday at the age of 51. Khadka breathed his last while undergoing treatment for cancer at B and B Hospital in Lalitpur district.

Kingfisher plans flying to Maldives

India’s Kingfisher Airlines plans to launch daily flights to Maldives in mid-March when its seven grounded aircrafts of the A320 family return to its fleet next month.

Tackling inflation, corruption Govt’s main task: President Patil

President Pratibha Patil has said combating inflation and tackling "lack of probity" in public life would be among the foremost priorities of the UPA-II government this year.

TN electioons 2011:Jayalalithaa allots three seats to muslim outfits

The AIADMK on Sunday entered into an electoral understanding with the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MNMK) by allotting three seats to the party.

India to monitor situation in Libya

The Indian government on Monday it has set up a committee to monitor the situation in Libya and prepare plans to meet any eventuality in wake of the unprecedented protest there against the Moammar Gadhafi regime.

Emirates Airlines to giveaway rewards to 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup fans in Sri Lanka

As the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup kicked off with co-hosts India and Bangladesh facing off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, one of the leading airlines in the gulf region Emirates Airlines in its capacity as an ICC Official Partner, is sponsoring the 10th Cricket World Cup as excitement builds across South Asia ahead of what promises to be a spectacular

Court confirms death sentence for Kasab in Mumbai terror attack

The Bombay high court on Monday confirmed the death penalty to 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab, terming the case as rarest of rare and holding there was "no scope of reform" of the convict.

Let Different Flowers Bloom In The Garden

Kudos to the nineteen parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, who recently came together in the Supreme Court, to stop the State from criminalising their children. They have joined hands to fight in courts a "sustained attack" by organisations and private persons who insist that their children’s sexuality, if not criminalised, would destroy "family values".

TN guards at Tihar jail “helping out” Spectrum Raja

Former Telecom Minister A. Raja, presently cooling his heels in high-security Tihar jail in New Delhi, in the 2G Spectrum scam, is known for his ability to make friends and influence people. And he is suspected to be using that talent to his advantage even while behind bars to flout prison rules.

Sri Lanka targets U.S.$ 15 Billion Exports by 2015.

Buoyed by the healthy performance made by Sri Lanka’s exports sector last year it is envisaged to broad base the export sector with strong government assistance and get a revenue of U.S.$. 9 Billion this year, and increase it upto U.S.$ 15 Billion by 2015.

No role in selecting union ministers:PM's statement shows his disregard for the Constitution-Jayalalithaa slams

All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa on Monday said the claim of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he had no role in selecting a particular Cabinet Minister would virtually amount to admission of total disregard for the Constitution.