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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 105

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Rahul Gandhi on a three-day tour of TN from today

Rahul Gandhi, MP and AICC General Secretary, undertakes a three-day tour of Tamil Nadu from today (September 8). This is as part of his efforts to strengthen the party at the grassroots level.

CBI probe ordered into YSR chopper crash

‘The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will probe the helicopter crash that had claimed the life of Y S Rajasekhara’, Andhra Pradesh home minister Sabita Indra Reddy announced on Monday. This will be in addition to the inquiry undertaken by a four-member team under the aegis of Civil Aviation Ministry.

Gratis Visas for 100 Umrah Pilgrims from Sri Lanka

The Saudi Arabian Embassy in Sri Lanka has issued free visas to 100 Sri Lankan Muslims proceeding on Umrah pilgrimage during the month of Ramazan for the first time and official handing over of the visa applied passports to selected pilgrims took place yesterday (September 07) at the Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Colombo.

South East Asian Health Ministers’ meet begins in Kathmandu

A 27th Meeting of Health Ministers of World Health Organization (WHO) member states from South-East Asia kicked off in Kathmandu on Monday.

CPI(M) tells EC to remove apprehensions over EVMs

Marxist Communists have joined the chorus against the electronic voting machines. After two –hour long deliberations here, they asked the poll body to hold a demonstration on the reliability the machines.

Search for Cricketer Yuvraj, actress Ash online at your own risk

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Bollywood beauty Aishwariya Rai have overtaken Katrina Kaif are the riskiest Indian celebrities to search for online, for they are hot favourites of not only their fans but also cyber criminals, according to Internet security company McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE).

Families of Affected Sri Lankans in Abroad Compensated

Awarding of compensation and other dues to the legal heirs of affected Sri Lankans in abroad took place yesterday (September 07) at the Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Colombo.

Farooq Abdullah lauds TN govt on tapping wind energy

Dr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, opined in Chennai on Monday, there would be a 'light' in people's day to day life, who are living without power in far flung areas, if a part of subsidy that was provided to fuel got diverted to renewable energy sources.

National film awards announced: Kanchivaram best film, Prakash Raj best actor

Noted actor from down south Tamil actor Prakash Raaj, who has carved out a place as father, brother and villain in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films, has left behind Bollywood heartthrobs Aamir and Shahrukh in the race for Best Actor Award.

Libyan Visit And New Vistas

In the recent months supporters and opponents of President Mahinda Rajapaksa were treated to a flood of print,, photographic and video material sufficient enough to confirm that he has reached the zenith of popularity nationally and internationally.

When the time is ripe heart awakens- memoirs of a Zetetic

Meher Baba Speaks -12

These days I am reading a 371-page tome with an interesting title, ‘The Memoirs of a Zetetic’. I bought the book in February while on a visit to Ahmednagar. What prompted me to pick up the book from the shelves of Meher Nazar Books was the name of the author, Amiya Kumar Hazra. I heard about him and his work in Jabalpur from scholars like Prof S Bhatnagar, who heads the Ajmer based Centre for studies in Indian history, culture and religions. The Memoirs, as the title suggests, is the story of Hazra, an English Professor, and his love for Meher Baba, whom he met for the first time in December 1957.

UNICEF Executive Director defends UNICEF’s voice for children in Sri Lanka

"UNICEF was extremely concerned and disappointed with the Sri Lankan Government’s decision to expel James Elder, UNICEF’s chief of communications in Sri Lanka," said New York based UNICEF Executive Director.