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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2345

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India: Jagan ‘fever’ grips Congress in Andhra Pradesh, Rosaiah gets a 'cabinet'

Congress party in Andhra Pradesh Sunday pushed the succession issue till next Thursday with some help from Y S Jaganmohan Reddy himself, who told his supporters ‘ this is not the time or occasion’ to project him as his father,YSR’s successor.

Mastermind behind Church bombing arrested

Police have arrested Ram Prasad Mainali, the chief of a underground armed outfit that involved in religious extremism including explosion of bombs in church and mosques.

Rs796 billion tax evaded in Pakistan: WB report

The World Bank (WB) has said that every Pakistani citizen evaded tax amounting to Rs4800 in the year 2007-08, while the total tax evaded in the period stood at Rs796 billion.

China to Invest in Sri Lanka on Coconut Shell Charcoal

Plantation Industries Ministry of Sri Lanka plans to receive Chinese assistance to boost the country’s coconut industry and a Chinese company had already begun preliminary discussions with the Plantation Industries Minister and the Ministry officials.

Sunday Celebrity: M. B. Nirmal is a catalyst of social change

There is no dearth of social workers, social thinkers, visionaries and missionaries in the country. India needs change. But the modern world has its own new crop of social problems. It needs new applications; it needs to be identified, new methods adopted.

AP Ministers take fresh oath

All the 34 Ministers of the erstwhile Cabinet of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy were sworn in afresh on Sunday at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad.

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Secures Gratis Visas for Umrah Pilgrims

The Embassy of Saudi Arabia has issued free Umrah visas to one hundred Sri Lankan Muslims yesterday (September 06) at the request of Foreign Affairs Minister Rohitha Bogollagama. These Muslim men and women were among over thousands of Sri Lanka Muslims who are proceeding on Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca during Ramzan this year.

Questions over Libyan Celebrations

For the Western world caught up in a serious economic recession, with a record of closing down of industries, a drop in motor vehicle sales, rising unemployment and general tightening of the belt of their people, the idea of a country like Libya celebrating her fortieth anniversary of the Revolution in great style must come not only as a thorn in the eye but also a slap in the face.

Investigate Professor Philip Alston

Pofessor Philip Alston in his official capacity as the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions has said that if the Government’s position with regard to the ‘shooting of two Tamil citizens’ in Sri Lanka as aired by BBC channel 4 is validated as a result of an inquiry, the international community can rest easy and the Government will have been vindicated.

Trade Union action to jeopardize plantation sector

A Media Release by the Colombo Tea Traders Association (CTTA) indicates that The Regional Plantation Companies [RPCs] which are just emerging from a devastating crisis that affected the entire Tea Industry, and in particular the Producer Sector, from August last year, have had their problems compounded by the detrimental weather conditions.

Nehru Cup And After

India’s successful defence of the Nehru Cup Tournament in Delhi is to be lauded. The team came back strongly after almost having lost its pre-tournament bearings and fought grimly and valiantly to beat Syria in the tie-beaker. Expectedly goalkeeper Subrato Paul was given most of the kudos since he was the player under pressures and scrutiny.

High time to address issues of the Tamil community

As the President of Sri Lanka clearly recognized in his victory speech upon the defeat of the LTTE, there can be only two groups in our motherland: those who are patriotic and their opposite – the two sides of the same coin. It is true that if a nation is to be strong, it needs more patriotic people than the unpatriotic.


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