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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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Humanitarian relief to Jaffna people, donated by Sewaa Wanitha Unit of Foreign Ministry

Sewaa Wanitha Unit of the Foreign Affairs Ministry has donated humanitarian relief items for the Jaffna civilians as provided by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore.

Holbrooke regrets remarks on Kabul attack

Following a formal protest to Washington by New Delhi, US Special Envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has said that his comments on Kabul attack that "Indians were not targeted" were misunderstood. The issue was to be taken up when Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao travels to the US next week.

Sri Lanka to lead campaign against sea pirates: Bogollagama

Sri Lanka which has defeated terrorism on the Sri Lankan soil, is now getting ready to lead a campaign against the sea pirates at the regional level and later it will take to worldwide, pledged by Foreign Affairs Minister Rohitha Bogollagama speaking to the Asian Tribune.

Nepal adopts tough measures against Tibetans

Bowing down to the mounting pressure from China, Nepali authorities have adopted a policy to send Tibetans illegally entering into Nepali territory back to their homes from border point itself.

Pak should use US arms to fight only Taliban: Antony

India has voiced concern over America's reported decision to supply sophisticated weapons to Pakistan. Defence minister A K Antony on Thursday said the US should ensure that the "latest tranche of military aid" is used in fighting al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists and not against India.

Friday Pilgrimage: Holy Island Of Rameswaram

Rameshwaram - a place of marvel, wonder and surprise. Being considered as a holy place due to the importance it had in Ramayana, Rameshwaram is significant as a pilgrimage to Hindus from all over the world. The most important thing to note about this place is that this place isn't just important to one group of Hindus but stands as a holy place both for Vaishnavites and Saivaites.

Fuel price hike: DMK softens stand

Key ally of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance at the Centre, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), has decided to softpedal the hike in fuel prices, after raising a big noise over it. In fact, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi, had even written letters to the Prime Minister seeking a rollback of the hike.

Kuwaiti Emperor seeks Nepal Army personnel for personal safety

Kathmandu, 05 March, ( Kuwaiti Emperor has sought Nepal Army (NA) personnel for his personal safety.

ISRO conducted flight testing Rocket

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the flight testing of its Advanced Technology Vehicle (ATV -D01) on Wednesday.

China calls Dalai Lama a "political monk"

A senior Chinese official Thursday described the Dalai Lama as a "political monk" while criticizing "certain foreign leaders" for meeting the Tibetan spiritual leader. Xinhua news agency quoted Li Zhaoxing as saying: "Some foreign politicians said the Dalai Lama is a religious figure, but in fact he is a political exile.

Sri Lanka Army Inter-Regiment Rugby Tournament Ends

The finals of Sri Lanka Army Inter-Regiment Rugby 2010 was held on Wednesday (March 03) in Colombo and Sri Lanka Army Service Corp became the champions defeating the last year champions Sri Lanka Army General Service Corp to 25 to 11.

We are still in AIADMK: Dissident MLAs reply to the notice

The two dissident All India Anna DMK MLAs, Kovilpatti L Radhakrishnan and Jayamkondam M Rajendran, on Thursday replied to the show cause notice issued by Tamil Nadu Speaker R. Avudaiyappan on a petition seeking to disqualify them under the anti-defection law for attending the General Council meeting of the ruling DMK, recently.

Asthma Drug Facility makes affordable asthma medicines a reality

Asthma has dropped by nearly half in Benin and El Salvador, thanks to the Asthma Drug Facility (ADF) created by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

Nirupama Rao Indian Foreign Secretary on a three-day visit Sri Lanka

On the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka, Nirupama Rao, the Foreign Secretary of India, is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on 6th March on a three day visit in a bid to boost bilateral ties between the two countries.

Case Registered against Swamy Nithyanantha: Police Commissioner

The Chennai City Police has registered a case against Swami Nithyanantha, who was involved in a sex scandal along with the film actress Ranjitha.

Buddhists in Vietnam welcome relics from India

Several hundred Buddhists on Wednesday welcomed the arrival in Vietnam of relics of the Buddha from India.

1101 wind turbines to produce 12 TWh electricity in Markbygden in Sweden gets a go-ahead

The Swedish Government has decided to permit Markbygden Vind AB to build and run up to 1101 wind turbines of a total height of a maximum of 200 metres in the Markbygden area of Piteå Municipality.