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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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PM's bid to bring opposition parties onboard, govt hits snag

The efforts to make current Jhalanath Khanal-led government a national consensus government by bringing all major political parties on board as the government hit a snag, after Nepali Congress (NC) refused to join the government unless the seven-point deal reached between the Khanal and Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scrapped.

Stoic Calm – the Greatest Japanese Virtue Displayed in Adversity

The Japanese are at present coming to terms with what Naoto Kan, the Prime Minister of Japan, called, the biggest disaster since the Second World War.

TN Elections 2011: EC orders to transfer DGP and several Collectors to conduct free and fair elections

To conduct the free and fair elections in the state of Tamil Nadu, the Elelction Commission (EC) of India on Saturday night posted senior IPS officer Bolonath as Director General of Police(DGP) in the place of Leitika Saran, who is very confident of chief minister M Karunanidhi.

Wikileaks warned Japan

We are aware that US seeks ways and means to prosecute Wikileaks saying it has put the life of many at risk by revealing government secrets. But it is the same Wikileaks has revealed that the Japanese government was warned three years ago that earthquake preparedness at the Fukushima Di-ichi nuclear plant was dangerously insufficient.

EC orders Union Minister M K Alagiri to reimburse the expenditure of the government

The Election Commission on Saturday directed Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister and Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi's elder son M K Alagiri to reimburse the expenditure incurred on his recent visit to poll-bound Tamil Nadu in violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Electoral Signals

The first round of local government elections in Sri Lanka ended in the only way it could – with a win for the UPFA.

TN elections 2011: State Finance Minister Prof. Anbazhagan files nomination for Villivakkam Constituency

Senior DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Finance Minister K Anbazhagan was one among over 100 candidates, who filed their nominations on Sturday for the April 13 Assembly polls, official sources said.

Saint Joseph protector of Christ, the Church and the People

The feast of Saint Joseph falls on the 19th of March every year and also in some Catholic churches St Joseph identified as the patron saint of workers celebrate the feast on May 1 – Workers Day.

“A man of Dr Jamir’s stature, age, should remain above party politics”: Dr Shurhozelie

The upcoming by-election of the 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency under Mokokchung district, the traditional stronghold of the Congress, has become extremely crucial in view of the former Maharashtra Governor Dr SC Jamir’s alleged planning to enter the fray. However, the Congress has not taken any decision so far who should be its official candidate.

TN Elections 2011: DMK announces freebies to voters- – vows to retrieve Katchativu

To woo the voters of Tamil Nadu, the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) has announced several freebies to the poor people like free rice and Grinder or Mixie to the women. The party also announced that it would take up efforts to retrieve the contentious Katchativu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by India by way of an accord in 1974.

Slow pace at Colombo bourse

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their market review indicated that it was a week of mixed bag as the weak indices improved midweek only to drop in the end. The All Share Price Index (ASPI) shed 128.08 points, down by 1.75% to close at 7184.94. Milanka Price Index (MPI) lost nearly 2% as it decreased by 130.56 points to scale down to 6691.60.

Wealth case of Jayalalithaa"Karnataka HC directs special court to correct defects in the English Translation

The Karnataka High Court has directed the Special Court, trying the disproportionate assets case against former chief minister of Tamil Nadu and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J. Jayalalithaa, to refer all the defects in the English translation to an interpreter besides setting a deadline of 15 days for the accused to point out defects in the translated documents.

Letter from America: What’s next in the Arab World?

As the uprising in Libya turned into a full-scale civil war with the Libyan pro-regime forces regaining control of most of the towns lost earlier to the rebels, the UN has imposed a ‘no-fly zone’ over the Libyan airspace to protect civilians. To the anti-regime rebels and their supporters – home and abroad - the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 is a much desired one although it seemed to have come so late.