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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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PIL against Thiruvalluvar statue: Karnataka HC raps antagonists

Gopal Ethiraj - Making stinging remarks against Kannada protagonists opposing the unveiling of Tamil saint poet Thiruvalluvar's statue here, Karnataka High Court today asked them not to divide the nation on the lines of caste, religion and region. It would only fuel bad blood and lead to strained relations between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Pak govt announced Rs100m aid for Christian community of Gojra

Farzana Shah - Pakistani government has announced financial aid to Christian community of Gojra area of Toba Tek Singh town of Punjab who were affected in riots erupted over blasphemy issue.

India mulling open market sale of anti-Swine Flu drug

M Rama Rao - As Indian Parliament ended its month long budget session the Manmohan Singh government assured the lawmakers of its determination to control the spread of swine flu in the country.

HC seeks MLAs pay hike details on PIL questioning it

Gopal Ethiraj - Division Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday ordered the government pleader to get details of benefits accorded to MLAs in Tamil Nadu.

PIL against Thiruvalluvar statue: Karnataka HC raps antagonists

Gopal Ethiraj - Making stinging remarks against Kannada protagonists opposing the unveiling of Tamil saint poet Thiruvalluvar's statue here, Karnataka High Court today asked them not to divide the nation on the lines of caste, religion and region. It would only fuel bad blood and lead to strained relations between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

26/11- aftermath: India, Pakistan locked in ‘dossier’ duel

M Rama Rao - India and Pakistan are locked in dossier duel with Delhi asserting that it has given ‘enough’ material for action against Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed but Islamabad maintaining that the dope is ‘not really enough’.

Bangladesh: Sector Commanders Forum expressed doubts on the trial of war crimes

M.A Qader - The Sector Commanders' Forum on Friday expressed doubt about the trial of war criminals despite the government's pledges and initiatives.

Sri Lanka Provides Housing for War Veterans while U.S. leaves them homeless

Daya Gamage -Access to permanent housing is consistently the number one service need identified by those concerned with United States veteran issues. Further, reports indicate that armed services personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are seeking help with housing sooner than past cohorts of (Vietnam or ’91 Gulf War) veterans. Housing programs targeted to veterans are limited in capacity. The General Accounting Office (GAO), the non-partisan research office of the US government, found that the Grants and Per Diem Program, the primary housing program for homeless veterans, was not meeting current need. Further, the only program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provides targeted supportive housing to veterans with serious mental illness and substance use disorders, HUD-VASH, serves only 1,780 veterans.

Ethnic group shuts down nine districts in eastern Nepal

Kosit R. Koirala - An ethnic group called Limbuwan State Council shut down nine districts in eastern Nepal, protesting against the government plan to introduce Special Security Plan in these armed groups-infested districts.

EVM tamper-proof or not? PMK’s Ramadoss ready for demo ‘it can be’

Gopal Ethiraj - The Election Commission has invited all those who had expressed fears about the possibility of the (Electronic Voting Machines) EVMs being tampered with, to come and demonstrate the same.

Here’s PMK founder S. Ramadoss getting ready for the demonstration.

Two Sri Lankans at the CIMA World Conference held in Malaysia

Quintus Perera - Six hundred outstanding business speakers from 30 countries attended the CIMA World conference held in Malaysia last week where two Sri Lankan speakers – Dusan Soza, Executive Vice-Prsident, WNS Global Services and Thivanka Rangala, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dialog Telekom PLC too made presentations at the Conference.

KP arrested, brought to Colombo and he has "Begun to Vomit"

Sri Lanka confirms that LTTE’s remnant group leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP has been arrested, brought to Colombo and now he is ‘vomiting’ to his Sri Lankan interrogators.

CCC seminar on adding value to business through CSR

Quintus Perera - Business enterprises engage in various activities to improve their competitiveness. These include provision of better quality products, training employees, abiding by laws and regulations relevant to the business, enhancing the efficiency of resource usage etc. These various initiatives fall under the tag of ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’.

Robert Bake’s Master Plan For Sri-Lanka

L. Jayasooriya - We in Sri-Lanka are grateful to Asian Tribune for having warned us about the American Master Plan against us under the command of Robert O Blake published on 2nd of August 2009 titled “Delhi-Colombo US Embassies: Robert Blake to decide”.

HC seeks MLAs pay hike details on PIL questioning it

Gopal Ethiraj - Division Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday ordered the government pleader to get details of benefits accorded to MLAs in Tamil Nadu.

Highest record CIMA pass outs in Sri Lanka

Quintus Perera – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), announced the highest ever number to complete TOPCIMA in Sri Lanka at a single diet, where 301 students successfully completed the final examination at the May 2009 diet.

I am not part of Sri Lanka’s Vadakkin Vasantham: M S Swaminathan

S Murari - Eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan has clarified that he is not part of the Sri Lankan Government's plan to revitalize the northern province through revival of agriculture Vadakkin Vasantham) and that he has only given inputs to the Indian Government.


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