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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2830

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PM clears Lokpal bill draft, but Team Anna rejects it

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has cleared the draft Lokpal bill. The bill will be tabled on December 27.

Gen Pervez Musharraf is vying to return to Pakistan

Gen Musharraf came in the limelight when he was appointed Army chief by Nawaz Sharif in October 1998. He gained prominence when he launched the ill-conceived Operation in Kargil in summer of 1999 at his own, which led to ouster of Nawaz and take over by Musharraf on 12 October 1999. His Kargil venture and the coup launched by a group of general officers to dethrone a democratically elected heavy mandate government were illegal acts.

Love Anthem for peace and love

Silambarasan Tesingu Rajendar or better known as STR is a young hero from Kollywood, India whose popularity rose to the top for his work in the movies like Manmadhan (2004) and Vallavan (2006). STR debuted as a child artist in 1987 in many of his father Vijaya T. Rajendar’s directorial works and at the age of 19, STR was introduced as the hero in Kadhal Azhivathillai film directed by his father Vijaya T. Rajendar .

Chidambaram faces opposition heat in Parliament

Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday again came under attack in Parliament for his alleged role in allocation of 2G spectrum and BJP's charge that he had misused office in helping a Delhi-based hotelier.

Sri Lanka welcomes the 800,000th tourist arrived this year, with an unprecedented boom in the tourist industry

The number of tourists visited Sri Lanka this year exceeded 800,000 yesterday. A special function was held at the Katunayaka Airport yesterday to welcome the 800,000th tourist. This is the highest number of tourist arrivals recorded in a year in Sri Lanka.

Jayalalithaa sees flaws in Food Security Bill

Strongly opposing the draft National Food Security Bill,, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday, it was replete with "confusion and inaccuracy" and asked the Centre not to attempt encroaching into the domains of states.

Roadshow to promoteSri Lanka Expo 2012 held in New Delhi

Addressing a Roadshow in New Delhi to promote the Sri Lanka Expo 2012 that will be held in Colombo in March 2012, High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam invited Indian entrepreneurs to make use of the emerging status of Sri Lanka as a hub in the region to achieve win-win situations in trade for both nations.

Luther L Terry Award to Dr Mira B Aghi

One of the most respected and senior tobacco control advocates Dr Mira B Aghi has been rightly chosen to be conferred upon the 2012 Luther L Terry Award, for her outstanding community service. Dr Aghi has been on the forefront of the fight against the big tobacco.

The LLRC report and beyond; A golden opportunity to advance reconciliation

The long awaited report of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has been made public by President Mahinda Rajapaksa by presenting it in the Parliament. As expected, the report has received a mixed reception, with favourable responses from several local media outlets, including some who have expressed “surprise” that the Commission has reported as they have done.