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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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TN Elections 2011: DMK-Congress reaches a deal last night: AIADMK offers one more seats to left parties

In a late-night development on Sunday, the ruling DMK and its main ally Congress has reached an understanding on the constituencies to b contested by the national party in the April 13 elections.

Sri Lanka’s Gentleman Diplomat – Ranjit Uyangoda

It is now confirmed that Ranjit Uyangoda, Additional Secretary attached to the Ministry of External Affairs, a career diplomat, will be the next Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for China.

Sri Lanka to send tri forces for rescue missions and US $ 1 million for Tsunami hit Japan

Sri Lankan government announced that it will send country’s tri-forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) rescue team to assist the devastated Japan after the massive Tsunami that was followed by a 8.9 magnitude Earthquake on last Friday, 11 March 2011 and also donate US $ 1 million.

India aspiring to become Super Power: Now the world's largest Weapons Importer

Once competitive with China in increasing population, the India now became as a world's largest weapons importer aspiring to become super power country in the world.

W. Bengal poll: Congress bargaining hard for seats with Mamata Banerjee

After the tough bargaining with the DMK on number of seats for the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, the Congress on Sunday expressed the hope of resolving differences on seat-sharing with the Trinamool Congress for the West Bengal assembly polls, saying it was optimistic of forming a "strong alliance" with its UPA partner.

Japan’s tsunami: Red Lotus appeal

The Buddhist international Red Lotus organization is appealing for funds to help victims of the tsunami that struck Japan on Friday.

Election gimmicks in TN: Flying squad seizes several lakhs in the various parts of the state

The flying squads appointed by the Election Commission(EC) has seized several lakhs of cash from political functionaries, allegedly supporters of ruling DMK in the various parts of the state. They had carried the cash to distribute to the voters in advance to get their votes for the forthcoming assembly polls to be held in April 13.

Pros and cons of how Sri Lanka could become ‘Wonder of Asia’ discussed

The first Open Forum Development organized by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Colombo was held at Taj Samudra Hotel.

Pondy elections 2011: Former CM Rangasamy meets Jayalalithaa-Tie-up with AIADMK


Breakaway leader of the Puducherry Congress and former Chief Minister of the state N Rangasamy has called on All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa and discussed about his new party N R Congress fight the April 13 elections along with AIADMK.

Colombo bourse changing course

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market report indicated that the Market was in correction mode throughout the week with both indices declining further as All Share Price Index (ASP) was down by 351.7 points to end at 7313.02 indicating a slippage of 4.59% over the previous week. Milanka Price Index (MPI) dropped by nearly 3% losing 207.26 points to close at 6822.16.

TN Elections 2011: Stalemate in finalizing seat sharing in ruling DMK and AIADMK camps

Finalizing the seats and constituencies by the ruling DMK and main opposition AIADMK camps in Tamil Nadu political scenario created a road block moving further in the forthcoming assembly elections to be held in April 13.

Moving Towards An Asian Monetary Fund

Nearly two years ago President Mahinda Rajapaksa was one of 10 Commonwealth leaders invited to a special meeting at Marlborough House to map out the Commonwealth’s response to reforming the international financial institutions which were under criticism from several quarters.


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