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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2958

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PM Khanal struggles to give full shape to the cabinet even two months after his election

Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has failed to give full shape to his cabinet of ministers, even two months after his election as new prime minister of the country.

Pending UN Report on Sri Lanka: Emergency rehearsals at UN Colombo office

Sri Lanka’s United Nation office in Colombo has held several rehearsals on Thursday (31st) for its staff to face an emergency situation, the sources said.

TN Elections2011: Golden opportunity for people to oust DMK Government - Jayalalithaa says

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa has said that the forthcoming assembly election has given a golden chance to root out the Karunanidhi's family oriented corrupt rule in the state.

Sri Lanka: Carsons Group owned Guardian Capital Partners discloses the investments in Expolanka from Ceylon Investment

Sri Lanka’s largely public gone listed firm, Carsons Cumberbatch (CARS) lead group owned, Guardian Capital Partners PLC (WAPO) recently revealed to Colombo Stock Exchange in a filling that 41.6 million ordinary voting shares of Expolanka Holdings Ltd (EXPO) amounting to 2.34% of total ordinary shares in issue of EXPO has been transferred from Ceylon Investment PLC (CINV) to Guardian Capital Partners PLC (WAPO) on 30 March 2011.

Attack on poll officials: Madras HC grants Anticipatory Bail to Union Minister M K Alagiri

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court granted anticipatory bail to the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, M. K. Alagiri, during its special sitting on Sunday, in a case relating to the alleged assault on a tahsildar.

Fierce fighting rages in key Libyan oil town

The key Libyan oil town of Brega was again the theatre of heavy fighting on Sunday as rebel forces advanced only to be forced back in an ambush by forces loyal to Moamar Gaddafi, TV channels reported.

2G-Spectrum Scam: DMK minister A Raja acted as dishonestly to fix prices-CBI charges

The probe into the 2G spectrum scam has revealed that former Telecom Minister A Raja "deliberately and dishonestly" did not consider auction or revision of entry fee and threw away the licenses of radio waves at the rate prevailing in 2001, depriving the government of huge revenue, the CBI has said.

Alliance Francaise Kotte, files litigation against the Executive Committee Members of the Allliance Francaise de Colombo

The “Alliance Francaise de Kotte,” has initiated an Intellectual Property Litigation in the High Court of Western Province in Colombo against the Executive Committee Members of the Allliance Francaise de Colombo.

Dr Shurhozelie on NPF expansion; says ENPO demand weakens peace process

President of major ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF), Dr Shurhozelie has rubbished as “wild charges” senior opposition Congress MLA Kongam Konyak’s allegation that there used to be Naga underground factional clashes in Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh wherever NPF party was campaigning there.

World Cup: Will Sri Lankan Selectors Accept Responsibility?

The loss of world cup could be largely due to the lopsided selections of the team. Right from the inception there were severe criticisms on the lack of skilled all-rounder and middle-order craftsmen. Inclusion of Angelo Mathews, Chamara Silva, Tissera Perera were too early at this level of cricket.

Bhutan impressed by Maldives’ achievements

Maldives’ impressive achievements and its bold vision have increased enthusiasm for greater bilateral cooperation, Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley said.

Police in the North East collected SLR 170 million as fine-levy revenue

Fine-levy revenue has increased in the North and East after the dawn of peace in the area. Police department from January 1, 2010 to March 10, 2011 has been able to collect a sum of 170 million rupees as fine-levy revenue, a police department sources said.

Sri Lanka’s main opposition to appoint its national organizer this week

Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) spokesman, Gayantha Karunatilake says that their party will appoint its national organizer and electoral organizers this week, in order to avert further divisions in the party.