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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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Same policy decisions applied to save banks be applied to save and create jobs-ILO

International Labour Organization (ILO) issued its Report on ‘Global Employment Trends 2010’ and it indicated that unemployment reached highest levels on record in 2009 and Juan Somavia, ILO, Director General calls for the same policy decisiveness that saved banks to save and create jobs.

Bill signed into law for women protection against harassment in Pakistan

Pakistan made women protection bill into law with Zardari on Friday signed the 'Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill 2009' which the parliament adopted on January 21.

PM to sign extradition pact with Saudi Arabia

India and Saudi Arabia plan to sign nine pacts, including an Extradition Treaty and an Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners during the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh next month or early March.

Congratulations – 6th Executive President

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) as the Premier Business Chamber of the country would like to convey its warmest congratulations and best wishes to Mahinda Rajapaksa, for being duly re elected by the people of Sri Lanka as the 6th Executive President.

Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy hails Rajapaksha on his victory

Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy (Catpad) hailed the victory of the Sri Lanka President, Mahinda Rajapaksha with a vast majority.

The Importance of Jehan Pereira

Jehan Perera remains an unrepentant advocate of the LTTE’s cause - even of LTTE post mortem. Perera seems to have undergone a make-over and become an unbiased political commentator.

Keep off Australia, Indian students told

Minister of state for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Friday cautioned Indian students against visiting Australia for the moment following the spate of attacks on Indian nationals. "We are doing all that we can. An advisory has been issued not to visit Australia...," Preneet Kaur told reporters, reiterating that Indian students should stay away from Australia.

Nuclearisation of South Asia

Victory in East Pakistan made the Indian leaders euphoric and megalomaniac. They ventured upon an ambitious force modernization program and also conducted nuclear test in 1974 which impinged upon the security of Pakistan. It impelled Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to lay the foundations of uranium enrichment plant at Kahuta on 31 July 1976 under Dr. AQ Khan. He pursued the nuclear option despite host of barricades built around him and for this act he was made a horrible example.

Drug Politics of Burma

Sri Lanka: Govt has Begun Talks with the Opposition for a Constitutional Change - Wimal Weerawansha

The common opposition candidate General Sarath Fonseka who contested the presidential elections had expected to poll 50.81%, the documents from UNP head office, Sirikotha had revealed, the National Freedom Front (JNP) leader Wimal Weerawansha told t yesterday in a media briefing in Colombo.

Sri Lanka: Indices remain high

Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd in their market review indicated that stocks rose modestly on early trading amidst the uncertain outcome of the presidential election.

US, India look forward to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka

India and United States congratulated President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his victory at the recently concluded Presidential Election and expressed their desire to further strengthen relations with Sri Lanka.

Swiss Radio scribe asked to leave country for wrong reporting

The Swiss journalist who reported an unsubstantiated allegation that the Election Commissioner was a “prisoner” under the present ruler, has been asked to leave the country.