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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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Sanchi Pilgrims Rest to Open by Sri Lankan Prime Minister

The Sanchi Pilgrims Rest (Sanchi Vandana Niketana) which was built at a cost of Rs. 84 million will be ceremonially declared open by Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake tomorrow (October 31).

U.S. Government helps former Tamil fighters gain a new start in the East

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a new program to help former fighters in the East reintegrate into society, providing equipment and supplies to start their own small businesses.

The ‘winged delicacy’ not taking off on its wings to Kerala; glut in TN

The winged delicacy in Kerala has become scarce with the Kerala restricting the import of live birds from the poultry farms in Tamil Nadu across the border, while it led to a glut in Tamil Nadu. 15 lakh live chicken used to be moved to Kerala per day, and during festival time it used to be double.

U.S. dismisses air attacks in Afghanistan/Pakistan – Civilian Death as No business of UN or human rights investigators

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions Philip Alston is amazed that “It’s extraordinary that it’s the Central Intelligence Agency which is actually operating a missile program, which is actually deciding who to kill, when and where.

Govt decides to take stern measures as Maoists prepare to stage protests

With just two days left for the Maoist’s schedule protests programs to begin, the government on Thursday urged the main opposition party to opt for dialogue to end the current political deadlock.

Madras HC judgment on police-lawyer clash overhauls

The jam packed court room of the Madras High Court today saw the much-awaited reserved judgment being delivered in the what is known as the police-lawyers clash case, in that the two-member bench fixed the four high police responsible for the excesses, and asked the state government to exercise its discretion to suspend them, including Additional Director General of Police(ADGP) K Radhakrishnan, who was the then Chennai City police Commissioner.

Former Thai Health Minister Released on Parole

Thailand’s former public health minister Rakkiat Sukthana was granted parole by the Corrections Department after conduct good behavior and had served about five years of his 15 year jail term, said Corrections Department Deputy Director-General Kobkiat Kasiwiwat.

American Trade Expert Defends President Obama

American trade expert Dr. Patrick Mendis from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) defended President Barack Obama’s import tariff on Chinese tires. He spoke to the “millionaire club” of 1000 business leaders and investors at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

UN Body Overseeing World’s Great Heritages Elects 12 New Members

The United Nations body that seeks to preserve internationally renowned cultural and natural sites around the world, from the pyramids of Egypt to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, has elected 12 new members as the number of sites already inscribed on the World Heritage List nears 900.

DMK drops protest plan on Mullaiperiyar

In yet another somersault, the DMK has called of its proposed protest meeting over Mullaiperiyar issue, scheduled to be held in Madurai and addressed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

Chinese Machineries for Sri Lanka's Northern Development

The Chinese Government has assisted Sri Lanka with machineries for the second time to help the resettlement of internally displaced persons and development of the Northern Province.

CBI should probe Raja's role in spectrum scam: Jaya

Joining hands with the BJP and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy in their campaign for the ouster of Union IT Minister A Raja over the 2-G spectrum scam, AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalitha has said the CBI, currently probing official-level involvement in the scam, should investigate Mr Raja as well as beneficiaries like Swan Telecom which made a fortune by selling their stakes to foreign companies after getting the allocation.