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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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Civilians’ travel restriction from Jaffna to Colombo eased

Civilians’ travel restrictions from Jaffna to any part of the country have been eased effective from today.

Indian N-plants on terror alert

All nuclear installations in India are on terror alert following intelligence reports that terrorists might target them.

Now war on for and against statehood for Puducherry

As a Bill is getting ready to be introduced in the winter session of the Puducherry assembly, for a full-fledged Statehood for Puducherry, the Karaikal Union Territory Struggle Group (KUTSG) has stepped up its demand for Union Territory status for Karaikal if Puducherry is granted Statehood.

UNP-JVP looking out for a Presidential candidate - "Funeral without a corpse"

It had been reported that the UNP-JVP alliance had asked the President to reveal whether there would be a snap election, and if so if it is a Presidential election.

Former I & B Minister Upendra passes away

Former Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, P Upendra, one-time close associate of former Chief Minister, N. T. Rama Rao passed away after protracted illness at a city hospital in Hyderabad on Monday evening.

Cecilia Malmström, Minister for EU Affairs

Cecilia Malmström is nominated as a candidate for the position of commissioner to the European Commission.

South Indian films hit by high costs, says study

Despite high productivity levels backed by sound engineering and post-production techniques, huge talent and a highly disciplined workforce, the south Indian film industry, estimated at Rs. 17.3 billion, is grappling with issues such as spiraling production costs, marketing woes and inability to maximize revenues, according to a joint report prepared by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ernst and Young (E&Y).

UN Refugee Agency Calls For End To Three-Year Detention Of Lao Hmong

The United Nations refugee agency today called for an end the detention of 158 Lao Hmong, who have been held ever since they were rounded up in Bangkok for deportation three years ago.

Wrestling with the Vietnamese Language

Vietnamese is, by far, the hardest language to pronounce, of any language I have ever studied.

Lankan-based drugs king-pin pinned by NCB

The Narcotics Control Bureau on Monday arrested Sri Lanka-based drugs king-pin Babu alias Shahbuddin, who was wanted in heroin smuggling cases for a long time.

President Kumaratunga on board of directors of Club de Madrid

The world’s largest forum of former Democratic Presidents and Prime Ministers the Club de Madrid recently concluded its Annual Conference in the Spanish capital.

Madurai HC Bench takes cognizance of PIL against India playing cricket with Sri Lanka

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday took cognisance of a public interest litigation petition filed by a lawyer to ban the India playing cricket with Sri Lankan in future, including the ongoing home series, as a mark of protest against alleged genocide in the island nation.

ICT , The Future of Southern Youth” - Chamal Rajapaksha

“ICT For A Better Tomorrow” , a seminar to promote ICT usage and to enlighten students to the current ICT developments and knowledge transferring to Teachers and school children in Southern Province was conducted by the Rajapaksa ICT Associates’ Guild, “RICTAG” .

Top UN Official Visit Camps Housing Sri Lanka’s Conflict-Displaced

The top United Nations humanitarian official kicked off his visit to Sri Lanka with a stop at camps housing some of the civilians uprooted during the country’s decades-long conflict to see what progress has been made in terms of releases and the remaining problems.