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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

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Pak plans to block law suit in US against ISI chief

Pakistan is preparing to block a lawsuit in a US court that alleges complicity of its spy chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha in the audacious 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, on the grounds that it will pour "gasoline on the fire" of Indo-Pak relations.

Indian-American Journalists hounored in NJ Assembly

Senior Indian-American journalist Dr Prakash M Swamy was among seven media personalities honored on the floor of New Jersey General Assembly by Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver on the occasion of Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrations on Monday.

Lashkar chief, Dawood in India’s 50 Most Wanted list in Pakistan

Stepping up pressure on Pakistan, India on Wednesday came out with a list of 50 "most wanted fugitives" from law here hiding in Pakistan that includes underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, 26/11 mastermind and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and dreaded terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

TN Polls: Watch Data Entry operators carefully-Jayalalithaa tells EC

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa has urged the Election Commission to appoint Data Entry operators of “integrity” for the counting of votes for the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections on Friday, alleging they had facilitated the “fraudulent victory” of Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram from Sivaganga in 2009.

Sri Lanka – Ghana explore tech exchange & more trade

Sri Lanka and Ghana should develop their bilateral trade further. While Sri Lanka can make use of Ghana’s agro-food processing expertise, Ghana can make use of Sri Lanka’s garment industry technologies to upgrade their apparel manufacturing, says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.

President Mahinda vows to eradicate traffic accidents as terrorism was vanquished from the country

President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the Road Safety Conference and the Decade of Road Safety in Sri Lanka in Colombo yesterday. The United Nations has declared 2011-2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety, and Decade of Action programmes were launched globally yesterday.

Apa conquers Mount Everest for 21st time, breaks his own previous record

Mountaineering legend Apa Sherpa made it to the top of the world highest peak, Mount Everest, Wednesday morning for the 21st time, breaking his own previous record.

Election results for five states expected by noon on Friday: Karunanidhi's fate will be known by evening in TN

The results of the Assembly polls in five States are expected by noon on Friday when the counting of votes would start at 839 counting halls spread over Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry and West Bengal.

Sri Lanka-born Hedge Fund Billionaire Raj Rajaratnam convicted in US For insider trading-fraud

Raj Rajaratnam, the most successful Sri Lankan in overseas business, billionaire head of the Galleon hedge fund, was found guilty of 14 counts of securities fraud and conspiracy on Wednesday 11 May 5 which include 5 counts of conspiracy, and 9 counts of insider trading by a federal jury in Manhattan.

Lankaenews back to normal

Sri Lanka’s Pugoda magistrate today revoked the ban on ‘lankaenews’ news website and released its journalist Shantha Wijesuriya.

CSW calls for aid and action for eastern Burma to address growing humanitarian crisis

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) called for international action to end the growing humanitarian crisis in eastern Burma, where there is an acute food shortage in Karen state, and attacks on civilians in Shan State continue.

National Instruments Center of Excellence at Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU) and National Instruments (NI) announced on May 2nd, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which established the first NI Center of Excellence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at PMU.

National sovereignty – what’s it?

Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the SLBC May 11 that some of the wordings in the Marzuki Darusman report on Sri Lanka were the identical to those the pro-LTTE Canadian Tamil Forum had used against Sri Lanka. This was a clear indication of who had fed information to the panel to make unsubstantiated war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan State.

Sri Lanka already on the Path of becoming Wonder of Asia - Dr Jayasundera predicts

Basil Rajapakse, Minister of Economic Development speaking as the Chief Guest at the AGM of the Sri Lanka Planning Services Association held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute said SLPSA is rendering a great service to the country and President Mahinda Rajapakse has clearly identified their services. Mr Rajapakse said that planning is very important for the economic development of the country. He added that planning helps to control finances.

Kanimozhi seeks new date for ED appearance

DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar on Wednesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi to seek another date instead of May 13 for their questioning in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Pakistan Planned Redeployment of Troops along Border ?

According to an Emirates news agency, on May 10, 2011 India has started war games involving thousands of troops along its border with Pakistan. A military spokesman told reporters the six-day exercise, codenamed Vijayee Bhava (Be Victorious) was being held in the Thar Desert region in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Alternative houses to aggrieved residents/owners whose houses in the heart of Colombo demolished

A decision had been taken to construct alternative houses for the aggrieved residents/owners of houses situated in Slave Island in the heart of Colombo metropolis approximately in the periphery of Army Headquarters.

Expolanka freight reaches to Hambantota

Colombo, 12 May, ( Expolanka Freight Private Limited, one of Sri Lanka’s largest freight forwarders and a subsidiary of Expolanka Holdings PLC, opened a new branch in Hambantota recently.