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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

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U.N. Affirms Israeli-Hamas War Crimes Report

A 575-page blistering report by Justice Richard Goldstone detailing war crimes in Gaza last December is refusing to die despite an aggressive Israeli smear campaign to kill it.

Karnataka compromise: Yeddyurappa stays, but his two controversial aides go

By agreeing to drop two of his controversial aides on Thursday night under pressure from the party high command, the BJP chief minister of Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa can be said to have saved his government.

$200m Chinese loan for hydro power plant in Nepal

In the first such big assistance to Nepal, the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of China has agreed to extend a concessional loan worth $200 million (approx. Rs 14.97 billion) to Nepal for the development of hydropower plants.

Tendulkar’s brilliant 175 sails him past 17,000 runs

Sachin Tendulkar scored a brilliant 175 as he crossed his personal milestone of 17,000 ODI runs in the fourth One-Day International against Australia here on Thursday. He became the first cricketer to achieve this landmark.

Road From Elephant Pass –another saga of the local film industry

After ten long years veteran film producer and Director Chandran Rutnam has re-entered the local cinema industry through his newest movie “Road From Elephant Pass” which is a saga of the thirty year war.

Human beings destroy human beings

It is not fair for the parents to claim the ownership of their off-springs, as they were given to the parents by God the almighty through sympathy and the parents are answerable to God to bring up children to be good and acceptable to God, said His Grace the Archbishop of Colombo, Most Rev Dr Malcolm Ranjith, making his first official visit to Don Bosco Salasians Technical Centre (DBTC), Eththukala, Negombo.

Nepal’s ruling parties criticize UN for ‘interference’

The ruling political parties in Nepal have dubbed the UN’s prescription of national unity government an ‘interference’ in the internal affairs of the country.

UNESCO Unveils Winners Of The Three Prizes For Science

An Indian professor, a Vietnamese professor, a Tunisian expert in water management and the organization responsible for Spain’s national park system are the winners of three awards announced today by the head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting science.

South Asian Trade information with a click

Importers, exporters and small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) of the South Asian region now have access to important trade – related information with a click of the mouse, with the launch of SAARC Trade Portal to boost regional trade.

Dinakaran acquitted in foreign exchange violation case

The Economic Offences Court II at Egmore in Chennai on Thursday acquitted AIADMK Rajya Sabha Member T T V Dinakaran in a case involving alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA), filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Nandana Gunathilaka Resigns from his Party JNP

Asian Tribune reliably learnt that Nandana Gunathilaka , Minister of Tourism , who was the General Secretary to the National Freedom Front (JNF) has resigned from all his posts of his party.

Sri Lanka and Kuwait ink Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement

Sri Lanka and Kuwait signed the Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement (IPPA) yesterday (05November) marking Sri Lanka’s first such agreement with Gulf countries which includes Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.

Sunset Opposition!

It is inexplicable why some quarters have treated the outcome of the assembly polls in three states, Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh, as an extraordinary political development in the country.

Election dates to be anounced at the SLFP anniversary rally

The ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party is expected to resolve to hold the President election first, followed by the Parliament General elections.