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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2865

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EU Troika concludes two-day visit to Nepal

A six-member European Union Regional Directors' Troika that came for two-day visit to assess the current state of the peace and constitution drafting processes in Nepal concluded its visit on Friday.

Scribes’ united forum preparing for case against actors

News Editor of Tamil daily Dinamalar, B. Lenin, after his release on bail, was received with warm welcome on Friday evening by the fellow journalists at the Chennai Press Club. That the case slapped on him was not withdrawn came for flak; Lenin came out as per the legal procedure.

Maldives vying for coveted “New Seven Wonders of Nature” title

Male, 10 October, ( The Maldives, a nation of breathtakingly beautiful coral islands is now in an all out effort, nationally and internationally, to become a “New Seven Wonders of Nature” in the world.

Senior Minister Predicts UNP’s Defeat in the Southern Province Council Election too

The Southern Provincial Council voting will be held today (October 10) at 1,485 polling stations to elect 55 members including two bonus seats. Over 25,000 officers have been deployed in all three districts to conduct the polling.

150,000 Sri Lankans become blind

Blindness due to cataract and glaucoma could be prevented if a patient is treated properly and promptly in early stages.

Veteran cricket writer Rajan Bala dead

Veteran cricket writer Natarajan Balasubramaniam, popularly known as Rajan Bala, who was Indian correspondent for the Wisden Cricketer and Wisden Almanac for many years and had worked in several leading Indian newspapers, died in Bangalore on Friday after a prolonged illness, his family said.

Death Anniversary Of Srimavo Bandaranaiake: Memories of Mrs. B as narrated by former DIG

Saturday October 10 marks the 9th Death Anniversary of Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike – thrice Prime Minister and twice Opposition Leader. This article is not so much about her illustrious political career but based on a senior police officer’s experiences since the time her husband S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike won the General Election of 1956.

Canada’a Prime Minister Stephen Harper Celeberate Diwali

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today highlighted the Indo-Canadian community’s contributions to Canada during a Diwali celebration on Parliament Hill.

Chengalpet special camp refugees end fast-unto-death

Eleven inmates of Chengalpet special camp, who have been protesting on indefinite fast for 18 days, ended their fast late on Wednesday night. This is following the State authorities promising to solve their problems within three months.

Sri Lanka President surprised the whole world!

President Mahinda Rajapakse who fulfilled his promise to the nation by eradicating 30 years’ war, proceeded further and made the entire world surprised by taking KP into custody, said Gotabaya Rajapakse, the Defense Secretary appearing for a live television programme.

India-Israel selfishly restraining USA from abandoning Afghanistan

The British, German and the French military commanders in Afghanistan as well as of other Nato countries having fought the resistance forces in Afghanistan for the last eight years to subdue militancy are now having second thoughts.

Risk of rat fever

The risk of contacting Leptospirosis or rat fever has been identified in 10 districts in Sri Lanka, such as Colombo, Kalutara, Matara, Kurunegala, Kandy, Gampaha and Matale.

Kerala to act tough on Mullaiperiyar

Kerala has decided to take a strong line against Tamil Nadu's opposition to the construction of a new dam across the Mullaperiyar, Minister for Water Resources N.K. Premachandran said in Kollam on Thursday.

Voter Turnout Exceeds 50 Percent in All Three Districts

Voting in the Southern Provincial Council election began at 7.00am this morning and voter turnout in all three districts reached 50 percent said an official from the Election Secretariat in Colombo.