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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2959

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Hectic preparation for five-day long NFS Conference underway

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Hectic preparation is underway for the forthcoming grand 21st General Conference of the Naga Students' Federation (NSF) here at Naga Solidarity Park from 19th to 23rd April next.

Woman breastfeeding tiger cubs in Myanmar

The semi-official ‘MyanmarTimes weekly,’ an English Language weekly publication from Myanmar, reports in its today’s issue about a woman breast feeding a pair of two weeks old tiger cubs.

Cricket affairs take a turn to the worse in the cricket crazy Sri Lanka.

By Sassanka Samarakkody - Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Moves are underway to arrest the President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Thilanga Sumathipala, on charges of taking possession of state property by force, informed sources told the “Asian Tribune.”

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson leads reenactment of Dandi March

From R C Rajamani - at Delad village camp near Surat, Gujarat

India is now celebrating the 75th anniversary of the historic Dandi March of 1930 that went for 26 days and ended on April 6 that year. The Dandi Yatra was one of the most stirring events in the run-up to India’s Freedom from the British rule of over two centuries.

Paswan pours cold water on Nitish’s efforts to form a popular government in Bihar.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Efforts to form a government in the State of Bihar met with failure one more time as Paswan pours cold water to Nitish Kumar efforts to form a coalition Government.

Cliqusim in the Sri Lanka’s ruling party.

By Sassanka Samarakkody - Reporting from Colombo

Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle's media coordinating officer, Dinesh V Fernando, has suddenly resigned from his post fuelling speculation of a rift between the two.

People to pay their last respect to Pope.

Cardinals, archbishops, diplomats and high government officials paid their last respects to the Pope who was lying in state in the Sala Clementina, a frescoed hall in the Vatican, yesterday. The body will be moved to St. Peter’s Basilica, today for viewing by the general public.

Tsunami affected victims’: Tale of woe

Sassanka Samarakkody – Reporting for Asian Tribune

More than 500 tsunami-affected families along the coastline in Koralawella, Moratuwa, who have lost everything including their homes, are still languishing in temporary shelters in a hopeless situation. Some have hardly anything to wear and the monthly allowance given by the government is hardly enough for them to survive. The government has now reduced the monthly allowance from Rs 5000 to Rs 4500.

Sri Lanka and China to sign five agreements

By Mendaka Abeysekera-From Beijing

During the fortcoming Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Sri Lankan, China and Sri Lanka are expected to sign five important
bilateral agreements to enhance further the already existing close relationship between the two countries.

Indian coastguard rescues Lankan fishing boat

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from Delhi

Indian Coast Guard reports that it has rescued five Sri Lankan fishermen as their boat was adrift after engine failure.