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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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TN Elections 2011: Polling will be held as per the schedule-Quraishi rules out the postponement

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India has advised political parties in Tamil Nadu to stick to the poll schedule announced by the Election Commission(EC) as it was arrived at after taking into account the ground situation in all States.

Sri Lanka deploys Coast Guard Fleet to stem poaching

Poaching by Indian fishermen in the Sri Lankan waters reported to be increasing at an alarming rate, Sri Lanka has decided to deploy the coast guard and its growing fleet of craft against these poachers.

Sri Lankan President says that he is dedicated to enthrone the Farmers

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the Government has taken every possible step to strengthen the living standards of farmers, and emphasized that this government will go down in the history not only as the government that liberated and unified the country but also as the government that enthroned the farming community.

TN elections 2011: EC blocks State Government Website-30 departments removed Ministers name

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has blocked the Tamil Nadu governments Website, by the way of enforcing model code of conduct by restricting welfare schemes. The ECI cracked the whip from the Cyber world.

Fait accompli of the Tatmadaw Values

All revolutions start with enthusiasm but usually end with tears. Will the Burmese revolution which started with a mighty force in 1988, fizzle out in 2011? The tears still could have been avoided, if the people firmly stand by the values which they have inherited from their ancestors especially from the founding fathers of modern Burma led by Bogyoke Aung San.

Separate Telangana issue rocks Parliament

The demand for a separate Telangana rocked Parliament on Thursday with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), BJP and Congress members from the region forcing adjournment of both Houses till noon.

Sri Lanka: Stock investors end up in a fiasco through Carsons owned company Guardian Capital rights deal

Some investors of Colombo Stock Exchange - one of world’s best performing stock markets, had become millionaire’s within a few minutes and after the lapse of some weeks, a few others had lost millions or yet to face millions of losses due to a recent price hike in a dud company share transaction deal, that resulted in a All Share Price index fall out since the 1 March 2011 .

No offensive action against Somali pirates

Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday ruled out any plans for offensive action against Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden despite an increase in piracy-related incidents.

Long expected correction at Colombo Bourse

Heavy selling during early trading saw the indices drop sharply on Thursday 3 march 2011, while profit taking continued and the activity got subdued at the end amidst stagnant market conditions. However, Lanka Hospitals (LHCL) and Ceylon Guardian (GUAR) attracted investors.

Maoists decide to join government, finally

Embattled Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has found a relief after the UCPN (Maoist) finally decided to join the government under the leadership of the party’s standing committee member Krishna Bahadur Mahara.

IL-76 to be sent to Libya for stepping up rescue efforts: Antony

Defence minister AK Antony said on Thursday two Air Force IL-76 heavy-lift transport aircraft would be sent to Libya to evacuate Indian nationals stranded in the trouble-torn country.

Mrs. Grace A Asirwatham appointed as the Deputy Director General of the OPCW

Mrs. Grace A Asirwatham, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to The Netherlands and Permanent Representatives to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague has been appointed as the Deputy Director General of the OPCW.

Jayalalithaa's phones are under surveillance and tapped: Allegation against Chief Minister Karunanidhi

Days after raising in the Parliament the issue of alleged tapping of telephone lines of their party leader J Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK today asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order a judicial probe into the issue and initiate action against police officials conducting surveillance of her residence.

Sri Lanka: Sightless detainee to be released within 2 weeks; AG in SC gives undertaking

The sightless detainee who laments he is being kept to prevent his claims for damages caused while in earlier detention is to be released within two weeks.