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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 84

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Yoshihiko Noda, Japan’s new prime minister

Japan’s former finance minister Yoshihiko Noda – 54, has been elected as Japan’s new prime minister today, following the majority of votes in elections held at the House of Representatives, which is more powerful in the Diet or parliament.

Emmanuel Kelly Sings for ‘Living Life in Peace’

Many people watching “Australia’s Got Talent” last night (30 August 2011) on Channel 7 were in tears when Emmanuel Kelly, an adopted child from Iraq, sang John Lennon’s famous classic Imagine not only because of his X factor but also because of the song’s emotional appeal and Emmanuel’s background.

Sri Lanka’s local government elections: A prominent member of the main opposition revolts

The Preference Numbers of candidates of the 23 local government bodies for which elections will be held on October 8th have been announced. The Election Secretariat informed that list of numbers has been forwarded to relevant District Election Offices except for Colombo Kandy and Ampara districts. The numbers have been issued according to the alphabetical orders.

Rajiv Gandhi case accused move court against hanging

Tamil Nadu’s parties, except the AIADMK and Congress, have raised the pitch to save the lives of the three persons convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, as September 9 nears for their hanging.

Yoshihiko Noda to be confirmed today Japan's seventh prime minister

Japanese Finance Minister, a known fiscal hawk Yoshihiko Noda, 54, won the Democratic Party of Japan presidency on Monday and will replace Naoto Kan as prime minister. He is expected to be appointed Japan's seventh prime minister in six years at the Diet on Tuesday (Today) after the Kan Cabinet resigns en masse.

Spectrum scam: Decision on trial of Raja, Kanimozhi on Sept 15

A Delhi court will decide on September 15 whether to put former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others on trial for their alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, which according to CBI has said caused a loss of Rs30,984 crore to the public exchequer.

MDP, Z-DRP to support mandatory presidential primaries

The ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and the anti-Thasmeen faction of the opposition, the Z-DRP are set to back a proposal in Parliament to make presidential primaries mandatory, making life difficult for DRP Leader Thasmeen Ali.

Foreign powers aiding rebels in Balochistan

Shamsi airbase near Kharan in turbulent Balochistan was in news for sometime but Karachi situation deflected the attention. Reportedly Shamsi base was built by Arab sheikhs in 1990s for Falcon shooting. Similar sites had been taken on lease in deserts of Bahawalpur region for sand grouse shooting.

Yeddyurappa & Son in court after bail plea rejected

Hours after the Karnataka High Court dismissed his anticipatory bail application, former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa along with his son on Monday appeared in the Lokayukta Special Court in Bangalore connection with alleged irregularities in denotification of lands.

UWU continues to provide essential manpower for the Country

The Uva Wellassa University continues to provide the country with the essential manpower in areas where there is a scarcity of qualified people and there were instances such capable people had to be hired from foreign countries at a very high cost.

Consecration of New Bishop of Galle today: The Bishop-elect the 7th child of the nine children and will be the 7th prelate of Galle See

Galle will go gay on Wednesday, August 31, with the consecration of the Bishop elect Mgr. Raymond Kingsley Wickremesinghe as the 7th Bishop of Galle on his 50th birthday (August 31) by His Eminence Albert Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith.

Faith And Religion Can Reduce AIDS-related Stigma

For thirty years now, HIV has continued to spread across all levels of our societies, killing 30 million people and infecting another 30 million. In order to realize the goal of the three zeroes - Zero New Infections, Zero AIDS Related Deaths, and Zero Discrimination and Stigma it is imperative to tackle the last one to achieve the first two.

Everything one gets for which he does not have to pay amounts to a bribery - VC Peradeniya University

The Induction and Graduation Ceremony 2011 of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka was held at Waters Edge, Battaramulla with S B Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education as Chief Guest.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister succumbed to pressure – resolved to commute the death sentence of Rajiv killers

In a dramatic development, Tamil Nadu chief minister adopted in the State Assembly on Tuesday a resolution calling to commute the death sentence of the three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case - A.G.Perarivalan alias Arivu, V.Sriharan alias Murugan and T.Suthendraraja alias Santhan.