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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2784

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AIADMK fumes at Stalin charge against Jayalalithaa

The ongoing feud between the ruling AIADMK and the rival DMK has taken a nasty turn on the issue of land grab charges. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has virtually launched a full scale war against her rival party by jailing many ministers of the former regime on charges of land grabbing, ever since she assumed power after crushing the DMK in the Assembly elections.

Turkish teledramas

Since “Noor” invaded the Arab television and became an instant hit, Turkish teledramas have come to stay in Arab homes.

Jolt for ruling BJP in Bellary by-poll

The ruling-BJP in Karnataka lost an important Assembly by-election on Sunday indicating its declining popularity after the exit of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa over corruption charges.

The Sleight-of-Hand Rulers

The Rajapaksa administration’s priorities are curious, to say the least. The Met Department’s inexplicable failure to forecast last month’s deadly gale placed tens of thousands of citizens in danger.

Dollar pinch—Indian holidayers choose Sri Lanka over London

Despite the dollar touching a record high and becoming expensive, Indian tourists are not cancelling their trips abroad but are making compromises to make up for the 15% rise in travel expenses.

Bangladesh - The Vested Properties Return Act, 2011

The Bangladeshi parliament on 29 November 2011, Tuesday, has passed a landmark bill that will enable the return of property seized from the country's Hindu minority.

First Juvenile Court in Jaffna

The first Juvenile Court in the Jaffna Peninsula was recently opened up by the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka. It was also noted that this is the only such Court in the country, in the addition to the Juvenile Court at Battaramulla in Colombo.

Obama offers Pakistan president his condolences over Nato air strike

Barack Obama has called Pakistan's president to offer condolences over the Nato air strike that killed 24 Pakistani troops and sparked a crisis in relations between the two countries.
Obama told President Asif Ali Zardari that the soldiers' deaths were "regrettable" and accidental, according to a White House statement.