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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Religious group forcefully stops polio vaccination in Northwest Pakistan

The polio vaccination drive suffers another blow in the Northwest Pakistan as a religious extremist group in Nowshera district of North West Frontier Province forcibly stopped the staff from vaccinating children.

Karunanidi's Sudden cry for State Autonomy: Any problem with the Centre?

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK Partiarch, M Karunanidhi on Wednesday Asserted that the DMK's demand for state autonomy was not secessionist, but party's "dream" of autonomy would become a reality one day.

President always respected Democracy, says Media Minister

Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene explained that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had briefed him to appear and , inform the President if any legal issue arise for a journalist within his career. This is to help the journalist, and nothing else.

Four deputy leaders elected by Opposition DRP

Four deputy leaders were elected by the main Opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) at its congress that ended yesterday.

Youth formation paramount to Don Bosco Salesians

The Second Provincial Chapter (PC) of the Don Bosco Salesians Sri Lanka (DBSSL) Vice Province was concluded after a hectic five day session with Most Rev Dr Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo attending the closing ceremony at the DBSSL Headquarters , Dungalpitiya, Negombo.

BJP chief woos Dalits at Indore meet

In a bid to revive the party’s shattered image after the drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections and wrangling among the top leadership, the BJP is holding a meeting at Indore from Feb 17. The party realizes that while it has not been able to hold on to the urban voters and middle class, it has not been able to convince the Dalits and Muslims of its credibility.

Media Minister warns Opposition of another massive defeat at the General elections

Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene challenged the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) leader Somawansha Amarasinghe to go to courts with their popularized allegation of “computer gilmart” at the presidential election.

Lankan national held for credit card fraud: BCom graduate turned as fraud

The Chennai City Police on Wednesday arrested a 30 year old Sri Lankan national involved in a string of credit card frauds across the southern states.

Madurai encounter a drama enacted by police:Rights Activists

Encounter in Madurai, and two notorious shot dead, claimed by the police was a fake one, said a Human Rights Organisation.

India, Russia firm up n-energy pact

In a series of high level interactions, Russia and India on Tuesday decided to firm up two major pacts -- on nuclear energy and a fifth generation fighter plane — in time for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s visit in March. They also resolved to step up trade ties and develop closer cooperation in the energy sector.

Direct Karunanidhi to increase Sugar Cane price:Jayalalithaa tels Union Government

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa has urged Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to increase the Fair and Remunerative Price of sugarcane substantially.

Jayalalithaa takes Karunanidhi on streets: Election fever in TN

Chennai, 18 February, ( Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Main Opposition AIADMK Supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa decided to hit the streets with a series of public meetings from February 24, synchronizing with her 62nd birthday, to challenge her arch rival Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

Minister Milinda briefs Maha Sangha Nayakas policy statement of Sri Lanka National Congress

Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress and Minister Milinda Moragoda recently, handed over the policy document of the party on the forthcoming General Election titled “Agenda for influencing the Government.” to a number of influential members of the Maha Sangha, representing all three Chapters at a ceremony held at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya.

A helping hand to tourists

As part of its initiative to help tourists, the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) has enabled tourists to purchase Platinum/Gold card on line.

The Poet - Tribute to Richard de Zoysa’s 20th death anniversary

Richard Manik de Zoysa, an unbiased journalist, poet, playwright, actor, human rights activist and a broadcaster was born in Colombo 18th March 1958, abducted and killed on 17/18th February 1990, by the UNP government under the late president Mr.Ranasinghe Premadasa.

News Channels will boycott IPL Matches

Chennai, 18 February, ( The News Broadcasters Association of India (NBAI), the body of top news channels, has announced that its members would boycott the IPL Cricket Matches.

Burma’s junta pulls the wool over the UN's eyes

Burma’s junta sentenced four women activists to two years imprisonment with hard labor on the same day U.N. special envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived for a five-day visit to evaluate progress on human rights in the country.

Piramal continues its profit trend

Piramal Glass Ceylon Plc (PGL) indicated that the company’s net sales for the quarter ending 31st December, 2009 grew by 12% to Rs. 910 million. Their Gross profits grew by 27% to Rs. 261 million, while the Net profit for the period was Rs. 28.6 million as compared to a loss of Rs. 87 million for the same period last year.