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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Sunday Celebrity: ‘Kaviko’ Abdul Rahman, from literary sphere to community development

Noted Tamil poet and scholar ‘Kaviko’ Abdul Rahman is a beacon light to his community in Tamil Nadu. One of top handful of Tamil poets of Tamil Nadu, he is much celebrated for his excellent artistry and deft handling of the words and the themes of his choice in his works.

Letter from America: Climate, Tiger and Health

For the last few days, I have been pondering what to write about for this weekly column. It is not always easy to find a topic to write about. Well, the climate summit in Copenhagen where both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton participated is definitely an important one for all, and surely for someone like me who was born in Bangladesh – a country that has been projected as one of the worst potential sufferers of the climate change.

A Fitting Tribute to a Sage – AsianTribuneMahatmaGandhi on Facebook

About two years ago, I asked a taxi driver in New Delhi to take me to Birla House, the place where the life of the Father of Nation, as Mahatma Gandhi is dubbed in India, was cut short tragically by a Hindu fanatic. I clearly displayed my eagerness to see where it all happened – both for sentimental and spiritual reasons. He took me to Birla Mandir, the giant temple in the city instead, while demonstrating an aspect in the Indian society that great Gandhiji did his very best to tackle – rampant ignorance.

Tamils to live with self respect, they shall not in anyway become compatible to the majoritarian chauvinism, TNA parliamentarian

Tamils to live with self respect shall not be in any way compatible to the majoritarian chauvinism, TNA parliamentarian

Gujarat Bill makes voting mandatory in local body elections

Gujarat became the first state in India to make voting compulsory in all local body elections. The landmark bill, which makes voting mandatory, was passed in the Gujarat assembly on Saturday.

Security Zone in Point Pedro shifted away from Hartley College and Methodist Girls School

The two leading schools – Hartley College and Methodist Girls school located side by side in Point Pedro are taken out of the security zone. The Army has also vacated from those school buildings, which it was occupying for years.

Threats from within and Spectres from the Past

During the Presidential election season, the hopes of Lankan democracy rest not on Mahinda Rajapakse or on Sarath Fonseka, but on Dayananda Dissanayake, the Election Commissioner. On nominations day the Election Commissioner demonstrated his determination to ensure that the Presidential election is as free and as fair as it is possible in the current context. He conducted the nomination process with a dignified impartiality that is in sharp contrast to the servile conduct of most public officials today.

Mayawati writes to PM, Justice Dinakaran should be heard

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday has sought his intervention in Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran case.

No ‘privilege’ darshan at Shirdi during year end rush

There will be no ‘privilege’ darshan at Shirdi during the year end rush.

Sri Lanka to Attract Tourists for North and East Provinces

The only negative factor which caused for a setback for the Sri Lanka’s tourism industry was removed and next year will be the year of tourism with the immense development projects presently going on all over the island, said by the Tourism Minister Achala Jagoda.

Learn English – the gateway to IT that conquered time and place

The most important intention of Mezanod English Institute has been to provide the knowledge of English Language and as English language is the main link to information technology that has now conquered time and place which has now become an integral part to survive in the modern world.

Death of Aliya : Obituary Notice

Obituary Notice

Dinakaran paints himself into a corner

By refusing to resign despite the Rajya Sabha Chairman admitting a motion to impeach him for judicial misconduct, Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran has painted himself into a corner. Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan has said Jusice Dinakaran will continue in his post but the collegium's recommendation to elevate him to the Supreme Court will be kept in abeyance till he clears his name in the enquiry.

All Share Price Index in record high

Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd in their weekly market review indicated that a strong upbeat in the market was witnessed this week, amidst All Share Price Index (ASPI) and activity levels rising to record high levels during the week. ASPI closed on Friday at 3188.8 points above its all time record high of 3139.7 points recorded just two months back.

Nepal Maoists enforce nationwide general shut down

Normal life across Nepal has been badly hit after the agitating Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) enforced three-day nationwide shut down starting Sunday to exert pressure on the government to meet its demand.