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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2903

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What!! War Crimes Allegations again? Just Before CHOGM

The Australian media, led by the usual suspects Sarah Dongal and Ben Doherty, has begun a feeding frenzy once again on war crimes allegations targeting the Sri Lankan leadership as we lead up to CHOGM. The old fuddy-duddy, John Dowd, (remembers the tailor in “Are You Being Served"?) has joined the bandwagon.

AIADMK much ahead of rivals in local body elections

NeThe ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu has consolidated its early gains and continues to be way ahead of its rivals in the local body elections in which counting is still under way.

Battle of Glory : Rugby World Cup 2011

Passion for rugby is embraced by sports fans all around the world as twenty giants in the global sporting arena battle for the 7th Rugby World Cup known to be one the most anticipated sporting event of the year.

Hearing in Jayalalithaa’s case continues in Bangalore court

New Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's questioning in the Rs 66 crore disproportionate assets case has come to an end for the day on Friday.

Industry Ministry starts high level 2012 pre-budget consultations, also mooting an Industrial Forum next

Sri Lanka is mooting an Industrial Forum on the style of recently revived Exporter’s Forum. “We are now planning an Industrial Forum to facilitate issues faced by our industries. I will also announce more details on the pharmaceutical manufacturing zone in the due course” announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka on October 21.

Dutch Court sentenced 5 Pro-LTTE Tamils to six years imprisonment

Five pro LTTE Tamil men were given up to six years in prison by the District Court in The Hague. They were found guilty of helping finance the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) with millions of Euros, as part of their battle for an independent homeland in Sri Lanka.

DMK chief coming to Delhi to meet Kanimozhi in jail

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi will be flying to Delhi to meet his daughter Kanimozhi. It is not clear whether he will meet her in Court or in Tihar Jail. Talking to reporter he said that Kanimozhi is not guilty and his support is with her. He said there is a consipiracy against his family. He may not meet Sonia Gandhi during her Delhi visit.

The ‘Zenga Zenga’ ends!

Gddafi threatened his people that he will hunt them down ‘Zenga Zenga’ – alley by alley- instead he was hunted down and shot while fleeing by the liberation fighters.

India’s offers help to post-Gaddafi Libya

India has reacted cautiously to the killing of deposed Libyan ruler Colonel Moammar Gaddafi and pledged all assistance to the North African country in its transition and rebuilding process.

Burma: Kachin churches attacked, women raped and civilians killed by military while regime talks of reform

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is deeply concerned by reports that the Burma Army are directly attacking churches in Kachin State, beating pastors and church members, setting homes alight and raping, torturing and killing civilians.

Obama announces abrupt end to US occupation of Iraq

Following a serious threat to the United States by the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki last week that they would not grant immunity under Iraqi law for any American troops that remained in the country after Jan. 1 President Barack Obama announced on Friday that all American forces will be home before end of December this year.