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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2614

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Violence spreads across Telangana region of AP as KCR arrested

Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) President, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, was on Sunday morning arrested ahead of his proposed ‘fast unto death’ for separate Telangana state, and sent to jail for 14 days. This has triggered violent protests in the Telangana region.

Sinhala Accepted As One Of The World’s Most Creative Alphabets

It happened in October. Unknown to the media at home and most in Sri Lanka the Sinhala language won international recognition from a group of international scholars who gathered in Seoul to make the selection.

Gen. Fonseka ‘Drop A Huge Brick’

Not to mention any of the many things Gen. Fonseka has said against himself, by saying that he hopes to go beyond the 13th Amendment he has guaranteed to himself the loss of votes amounting to 70% of the nation.

Third Presidential candidate Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne

Vickramabahu Karunaratne has been nominated as the Left Front Candidate for the coming presidential elections. He has been invited to stand for the elections by Leftist organisations not aligned with the government, several people’s organizations and intellectuals.

Seventy-two personalities honoured with ‘Kalaimamani’ titles

Seventy-two artistes and eminent men in the field of arts, music, literature and culture got the Tamil Nadu government’s “Kalaimamani” title awards at a function organised by Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Mandram here at Kalaivanar Arangam, yesterday.

Nepal to hold cabinet meeting at Everest Base Camp on Friday

Amidst a month-long uncertainty, Nepal government is now all set to hold a cabinet meeting at the foothills of the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest, on December 4.

AAT incorporation plagued with 'Balagiridoshaya'

A very unfortunate situation - as whenever the draft Act of Incorporation of Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is placed on the Order Paper to be taken up in Parliament it is strange coincidence (Balagiridoshaya) that the Parliament is prorogued.

Dr. Swamy condemns Elangovan house attack

Janata Party president Dr. Subramanian Swamy on Saturday condemned the attack on the residence of former Union Minister E.V.K.S. Elangovan and said his party would stand by the senior Congress leader.

Committee to consider the Administration of Justice in the Northern Province

Colombo, 30 November, ( A High powered Committee has been established immediate effect by the Minister of Justice and Law Reform Milinda Moragoda to consider reforms in to the Administration of Justice system in the Northern Province.

CIFL Dream Home Bonanza

The new promotion of Central Investments and “Finance Ltd (CIFL), named “CIFL Dream Home Bonanza is one of the biggest rewards for the investors where a Rs 6.5 million worth of a Luxury residence would be offered to the investors with CIFL to be won at a raffle draw, said Jayanth Wickremeratne, CEO CIFL at a press conference held at JAIC Hilton Hotel last week to announce launch the scheme.

PMK partymen asked to exercise 49 (o) option in the by-elections

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S. Ramadoss has asked his party men to exercise the option not to vote, under Section 49 (O) of the Conduct of Election Rules, in the by-elections to Tiruchendur and Vandavasi Assembly constituencies to be held next month.

Japanese industrialists to reach Indian Market via Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Japan Business Cooperation Committee (SLJBCC) is attempting to encourage Japanese investors to set up industries in Sri Lanka to capture the huge Indian Market taking advantage of the Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement, Sarath De Costa, one of the Vice-Presidents, SLJBCC said at the press briefing held at Galadari Hotel last week to announce the 15th Joint meeting of the Sri Lanka Japan and Japan Sri Lanka Business Cooperation Committee held to be held at the same venue from 18 – 20 November.

China may eclipse India in English race

China is not only tormenting India with verbal threats and incursions on the boundary and abusing New Delhi for backing the ‘separatist’ Dalai lama but is on course to overtake the former ‘crown jewel’ of Great Britain as the country with a larger population of people who ‘use’ English, a British Council report, scarcely reported in the Indian media, says.

Is Sri Lanka Crazy Enough to Elect a Retired General as President?

I was very fortunate to have been in Sri Lanka during the final days of the military war against the LTTE. Like all of us, I was relieved that the terrorist violence, replete with its deranged suicide bombers, was finally over.