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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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Karnataka Governor backtracks, says CM has massive majority

After triggering a major controversy recommending President's rule, Governor HR Bhardwaj on Wednesday said the BJP government in Karnataka enjoyed a massive majority. However, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is still gunning for his removal.
On his part, the Governor ruled out quitting and declared he will continue till he completes his five-year term.

On arrival visas for Sri Lankans to enter The Philippines

The Philippines government has agreed to provide visas for Sri Lankans on arrival said Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister’s office.

Power politics in TN:New government decides to remove portions of Karunanidhi from text books

The newly elected AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu has decided to remove portions of former chief minister and DMK leader M Karunanidhi from its text books.

Today is the 2nd Anniversary of Vanquishing Terrorism from Sri Lanka.

Today is the 2nd anniversary in which the LTTE, named by the United States as the world’s ruthless terrorist organized collapsed at Nandikadal Lagoon, with the death of its leader Velupillai Prabharan and thus the 30 years of terrorist scourge that engulfed Sri Lanka was finally vanquished, and nearly 300,000 Tamil people who were being forcibly used as a human shield was liberated through the humanitarian operation carried out the by joint-security forces.

In TN:Reshuffle in top police officials-Geroge posted as ADGP Law and Order

In the second major reshuffle of top Tamil Nadu officials since assuming office two days back, the newly formed AIADMK government oon Wednesday transferred 25 senior IPS officers.

Sri Lanka’s Buddhist monk fast-unto-death: demanding ban on cattle slaughter, closure of all liquor shops in the island

Sri Lanka’s Chief Sangha Nayake of North and East provinces and the head of the historical Seruwila Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, Seruwila Saranakiththi thera is staging a fast to protest cattle slaughters in the island.

Nine civil servants set a new record by conquering Mount Everest

In a historic achievement, nine civil servants from Nepal have conquered the world’s tallest Mount Everest on Wednesday.

Two Americans arrested by Sri Lanka’s Airport Police

Sri Lanka’s Airport Police has last night arrested the two Americans, after they attempted to take pieces of a firearm illegally on a flight bound for the United States, Police said.

Sri Lanka reports claim substance similar to Oil found along Galle Coastline

A similar substance to crude oil had been observed on Wednesday the 18 May along the Kaluwella coastline in Galle, Sri Lanka. The reports outline that the substance similar to oil was seen from the previous morning along the Kaluwella coast.

Haqqani network ideal for a Osama-style mission, feels US

The Haqqani terror network is ideal for a Abbottabad-like hit, US officials have warned, as reports indicated that the Haqqani network's inner circle fled their compounds in Pakistan as the raid on Osama bin Laden became public.

Sri Lanka: Airtel partners with Bank of Ceylon and BOC Paymate to launch MCommerce solution

Bharti Airtel Lanka together with Bank of Ceylon and Ceylon’s mobile payment facility, BOC Paymate, India’s leading mobile payments company, recently announced the launch of the MCommerce solution to all Airtel subscribers in Sri Lanka. These services are available to all customers of Airtel, enabling them to make instant payments of phone and utility bills, account balance inquiries, mini statements, fund transfers and also, instant post paid account bill payment and pre paid recharge connections, using their BOC account.

New Kerala, Assam CMs sworn in

Two Chief Ministers--Oommen Chandy in Kerala and Tarun Gogoi in Assam-- were sworn in their respective states on Wednesday. Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy was on Wednesday sworn in as the 21st Cchief Minister of Kerala at the Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram. Along with Chandy, six floor leaders of the UDF coalition were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor R S Gavai at the lawns of the Raj Bhavan.

Lufthansa Cargo holds regional meeting in Sri Lanka

Lufthansa Cargo held its Regional Meeting in Sri Lanka recently, at Paradise Beach Hotel Negombo. Lufthansa Cargo is represented in Sri Lanka & Maldives by Lewis Brown Air Services (Pvt) Ltd, a member of the Delmege Group of companies.
The meeting was presided over by Mr. Matthias Brazel the General Manager of Lufthansa Cargo. Mr. Brazel is based in Dubai and is responsible for sales and handling services of Lufthansa Cargo in the Middle East, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka.

India: Chidambaram admits goof-up in Wanted list sent to Pak

Accepting it as a "mistake" and taking "responsibility", Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the inclusion of terror accused Wazhul Kamar Khan in the list of most wanted fugitives given to Pakistan was a "genuine error" by Mumbai police and "oversight" by the Intelligence Bureau.

Kumar Sangakkara to deliver the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture

Former Sri Lanka captain and wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara will deliver the 11th Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s on July 4.

Despite the opposition protests, Sri Lanka government to give leadership training in army camps for University students

Sri Lanka’s government will move along with the proposed leadership training camps for University students at various army camps despite the opposition party protests and the court action said Higher Education Minister, S.B. Dissanayake.


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