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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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Delhi gets taste of Telangana ire

New Delhi was witness to the anger of Telangana activists on Monday when hundreds of lawyers from Telangana staged a protest rally demanding statehood for the region and tried to enter the parliament annexe.

UN project on waste management for Asia-Pacific; Dhaka launch showcases pro-poor self-help role

Helping developing countries turn trash into cash is the focus of a new initiative launched by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) -- the regional arm of the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific -- in partnership with Waste Concern, a Bangladesh NGO.

Jayalalitha Seeks Disqualification Of Two Dissident MLA’s : Matter Under Consideration - Speaker

Cracking down on two dissident MLAs, AIADMK today sought their disqualification from the membership of the Tamil Nadu assembly.

Sikh separatists’ bid to gang up again

Security around top leaders and vital installations in Punjab has been increased following intelligence reports of Pakistan-based Sikh separatist groups trying to recruit youth from the US and India to revive terrorism in the state.

Enhancing the Sinhala and Tamil languages and cultures

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in France initiated a project to promote Sinhala and Tamil languages among children of the Sri Lankan community residing in France with a view to promoting the Sinhala and Tamil cultures.

India, Brazil And South Africa Chalked Out A Three Year Plan: Collaboarative Projects Of Common Relevance

With an aim to develop trilateral collaborative projects of common relevance and interest in nanotechnology, India, Brazil and South Africa have chalked out a three-year plan to work in energy systems, health and water treatment, a senior scientist said here on Monday.

Opposition unity did not last even a month after elections: Alahapperuma

The United National Party and the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) have neglected its voters who voted for them at the Presidential election on January 26, the ruling Freedom Alliance’s Transport Minister Dulles Alahapperuma said yesterday.

Marie Antoinette Credo in GPS + Withdrawal

Marie Antoinette was the Queen consort of Louis XV1, the last King of France whose reign ended with the French revolution in 1792. She however, had nothing to do with human rights as they are flaunted today, but became famous for her statement during the turbulent days leading to the French revolution. When bread, the staple food, became the issue of unrest among the people she retorted, “If there is no bread, then let them eat cake!”

While the UNP & JVP Finalizing their Lists, UPFA Ready to Hand-over its Nominations

The People’s Liberation Front which is known as JVP-led Democratic National Alliance (DNA) says that they still wait for a positive response from the main opposition; United National Party to contest together for the general elections which is due on April 08.

Finger Print Experts Confirm The Unknown Body As W.R. Varadarajan

A day after the body of CPI(M) leader W.R. Varadarajan, whose sudden disappearance was shrouded in mystery, was identified by his wife, police on Monday said the fingerprints have tallied.

Sri Lanka : The Minister of Posts Reiterates the Need for a Solid Plan for Development

Participating at the inaugural meeting held in Kalutara, subsequent to taking up appointment as Kalutara District Organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Nandana Gunatillake stated that, in 1989 when the JVP was suppressed and banned, only a few others including himself, stood by the party to safeguard its mission.

Winds Of Change

‘The old order changes, yielding place to new; and God fulfills Himself in many ways’. As a national daily has rightly pointed out, the great churning process of our moribund education system has begun, thanks to several new steps being initiated by the HRD Ministry.

Fight Against Central Government On Education Issue : CPI Urged DMK

The CPI national Secretary D Raja on Sunday called on the DMK to join hands with Left Parties and oppose the Congress in the budget session of Parliament. Mr Raja also welcomed the Tamil Nadu Government's stand to protect the autonomy of States in Higher Education.

Sri Lanka National Congress to brief the Religious Scholars regularly

Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress and Minister Milinda Moragoda handed over the policy document of the party on the forthcoming General Election titled “Agenda for influencing the Government.” to the number of influential Scholars of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama.

India “disturbed” by jihadi call by militant groups

India said on Monday it is "disturbed" by the call for jihad by certain elements in Pakistan and made it clear that terrorism would dominate the forthcoming foreign secretary-level talks.

Opposition trying to undermine the democracy in Sri Lanka

The opposition in Sri Lanka by challenging the verdict of the people at the last Presidential election which resulted in President Mahinda Rajapaksa comfortably securing a second term, were trying to undermine the democracy in Sri Lanka, alleged Rohitha Bogollagama Sri Lanka Foreign Minister.

Mullai Periyar Dam Row: Obey Supreme Court Order – Jaya Tells Karunanidhi

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo and former Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa on Monday advised the the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi to obey the Supreme Court order to constitute a commission to study the Mullai Periyar Dam's strength and appoint an expert into it.

Patton wants elephant issue be solved

Parliamentary Secretary for Border Affairs Y Patton expressed serious concern on the rampant destruction of paddies and other crops by wild elephants every year particularly in his Wokha district.