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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 947

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Remembering Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan

Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan, social scientist, was born into a cultured and noble family on July 15, 1914 in Agra, India. He was the eldest son of Khan Sahib Amir Ahmad Khan.

Flood situation eases in Andhra, Karnataka, focus shifts to relief

After almost a week, the flood situation has eased in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka though the downstream of Prakasam Barrage at Vijayawada is still in Krishna fury. The Central and state governments are putting their act together to mount relief and rehabilitation efforts, which got going in the first place because of voluntary agencies.

Ceylinco crisis a factor to hit the construction industry

Ceylinco crisis and the global recession has hit the construction industry, specially in the selling of housing units as the prospective buyers have lost confidence on the whole business of housing units, said Surath Wickramasinghe, President, Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka.

After Tamil Nadu, Rahul targets Kerala to the chagrin of Marxists

After Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, RahulGandhi, the Congress party’s crown prince, is turning his attention to Kerala on Oct 7 in a bid to consolidate the gains made by Congress in the Left-ruled state in the May Lok Sabha election.

Nobel prize for Physics awarded for optics, imagery

Three physicists were recognized for accomplishments in their field, sharing the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics, the Nobel Foundation in Sweden said.

Negative emotions to positive ones

The inauguration of a four day regional workshop organized by WHO on Promotion of Mental Well-being took place yesterday in Colombo. This workshop was attended by over 100 participants from a diverse range of disciplines including anthropology, health promotion, education and national planning.

JVP moves towards ‘Socialist Market Economy’ with proper planning

For any country to achieve economic victories, it would be necessarily for it to have proper planning and should strictly act according to that plan, said Vijitha Herath, MP and Propaganda Secretary, JVP speaking as President, China Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation at the Sri Lanka-China Business Forum organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, held at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo.

Landslide kills 34 in Nepal

Landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in various parts of western Nepal killed a total 34 persons on Tuesday night.

Mobile Communication Subscription Soar To 4.6 Billion , Says UN Body

The rapidly growing information and communications technology (ICT) industry is set to see mobile subscriptions reach 4.6 billion worldwide by the end of the year, according to figures released by the United Nations telecommunications arm.

New British Deputy High Commissioner for south India

Mr Mike Nithavrianakis is the new British Deputy High Commissioner in Southern India. He succeeds Mr Mike Connor who left India last week after a four-year tenure in the southern region.

What does Islam say about Terrorism?

One of the distinctive characteristics of the times we live in is the overwhelming presence of violence in our societies. Whether it is a bomb going off in a market place, or the hijacking of an aircraft where innocent people are held at ransom to achieve political ends, we live in an age, where the manipulation and loss of innocent lives has become commonplace.

Chief Justice and Justice Minister at the Hague to obtain help to fulfill Court tasks

Asoka de Silva, Chief Justice and Milinda Moragoda,Minister of Justice and Law Reforms, met Erik van den Emster, Chairman, the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary, in The Hague.

A Comprehensive Website for Sri Lanka Tourism

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has recently revamped their website in keeping with the latest trends in tourism development and the new, post-war image the country is geared in projecting on the World Wide Web.


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