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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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68 Lankan fishermen in 13 boats arrested off Chennai by Coast Guard

A fleet of 13 boats and a big team of 68 Lankan fishermen were the latest catch of the Indian Coast Guard authorities on Thursday and Friday when they illegally fishing in India's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). About 6.5 tons of their fish catch was sized from them.

Seeman's men held for attack on Elangovan's house

Three persons belonging to the "Naam Thamizhar Movement" headed by film director Seeman have been arrested by the city police in connection with the petrol bomb attack on the house of former Union Minister and Congress leader E V K S Elangovan for tearing the posters and banners of late LTTE leader V Prabhakaran put up in Erode on Nov 27 in observance of Martyrs Day.

Sonia nominates Rosaiah Andhra CLP leader

As expected Congress president Sonia Gandhi has nominated on Saturday Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah as the Congress Legislature Party leader, bringing down the curtains on the issue of successor to Y S Rajasekhara Reddy who died in a helicopter crash three months ago.

Letter from America: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is the most observed holiday in the USA, which is observed by people of all races, colors, ethnicities and even religions. It is a day in which family members gather to eat turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

Rs 22.4 billion aid to school reform project in Nepal

Kathmandu, 29 November, ( Various four bilateral and multilateral development partners have agreed to provide over Rs 22 billion grant for the implementation of School Sector Reform Project (SSRP).

Andhra CLP authorizes Sonia Gandhi to select its leader

The Congress party in Andhra Pradesh heaved a great sigh of relief when the state’s leadership issue was settled at the Congress Legislature Party that met on Friday.

The Seismic Activities of Dubai-Property-Bubble and Inevitable Consequences

Financial markets across the globe almost took a nose dive quite unexpectedly on Thursday, as the gloomy news from Dubai, the desert kingdom on a concrete footing, drifted westwards while developing itself into fiscal hurricane of category 3, offshore.

Lalin’s Coloumn: Security for all

The happiness that came from the defeat of the terrorists is far evaporating in SL. There is a bitter battle being waged about personal security for VIPs with claims and counter claims between the Government and the former CDS. It has led to a FR case against the state.

Sunday Celebrity: Thilagavathy I P S shining both in career and literature

Here’s one shining both in uniformed services, her chosen career, and as a writer, her love to literature. There are few of her caliber, shining in both the fields. The first woman IPS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, she is a human rights activist, feminist, besides being novelist.

Advance level in Sri Lanka and University Admission

The Department of Examinations released the results of the GCE Advanced Level Examination held in August-September 2009. According to the sources about 126,000 students out of a total of 199,000 who sat the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination have qualified for University Entrance. But we have to understand all those who qualified for University entrance will not absorb by the national University system.

Our Scylla and Charybdis Moment

When the then Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka in an act of infantile spite drastically reduced the security of General Parakrama Pannipitiya, he would not have imagined that the same criminal iniquity would be done unto him barely a year later.

Acer Timeline Laptops to counter the power cuts

At a time there are threats of power cuts and stopping work by power sector employees, the Acer Timeline series of Laptops would be ideal for officers in companies as the computer is packed with 8 hour battery life.

No external forces can stop me from developing my country – Mahinda Rajapaksa

Though the world’s most powerful nations interfere, I will not change the decisions that benefit our people and the nation, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday, at the ceremony commencing the construction work of Sri Lanka’s second International Airport in Mattala, Hambantota.

Words of wisdom at last!

The whole country should be beholden to the Sports Minister, M.S.Gill for his categorical statement that India should not think about hosting the Olympics.

Agri, Livestock and Fisheries SMEDEX 2009

Over the years it has been perhaps the most important private sector Institution engaged in supporting and guiding the Small and Medium Scale sector in the country. A key arm of the Federation was established as far back as 1989 which exclusively engages itself in a range of services that support SME development.

Pillaiyan confirms his continued support to President Mahinda

The leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal and the Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan categorically told Asian Tribune that he and his party supports Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka and always be with him.