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Singapore President in Tirupathi

Singapore President S R Nathan whose ancestors are Indians and his family arrived to Tirupathi-Tirumala to worship Lord Venkareswara. They were accompanied by their Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Balaji Sada Sivan. Both reached Tiripathi on a Two-Day visit to the temple town.

India in touch with Iran on the gas pipeline deal

Following a deal between Iran and Pakistan for the construction of natural gas pipeline, India on Thursday said it was in consultation with the Iranian government to address “concerns about pricing and security” pertaining to the pact which originally involved India.

Religious Functions should not be conducted in the Government Offices - Madras High Court

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has held that the Religious Functions should not be conducted in the Government Offices.

Bangkok celebrates: UN World Water Day on March 22

The United Nations will celebrate World Water Day on March 22 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, placing special attention on water quality with the theme “Clean Water for a Healthy World’.

Analysis: India sidelined in US Af-Pak policy

It is increasingly being felt in New Delhi that India is not one of the gameplayers in US Af-Pak policy and has been rendered almost irrelevant in Washington moves in the region as the US is drawing the roadmap for early withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan under domestic pressure.

Sri Lanka National Congress launched Kharithathu Ththareeq Road Map

The Muslim Affairs Circle of the Sri Lanka National Congress launched Kharithathu Ththareeq a road map affecting th Muslim Community in Sri Lanka.

US intelligence chief meets Home Minister in New Delhi

America's top intelligence official Dennis C Blair met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi on Thursday. Blair was accompanied by the US ambassador in New Delhi Timothy J Roemer and a delegation of the US Secret Service. The two sides are said to have discussed issues related to terrorism emanating from Pakistan and also the recent spate of terror attacks in Afghanistan targeting Indians.

Tamil Nadu budget today in the new assembly hall

The new Tamil Nadu State Assembly hall, in the new state-of-the-art complex that was inaugurated on March 13 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is ready for a stormy budget session, opening today.

Civilian killings-atrocities by U.S. forces in Afghanistan taken lightly by United Nations

The universally-accepted principle, reiterated frequently by the U.S. State Department; European Union; global human rights organizations and those who preside over them, is – when faced with separatism/terrorism/insurrections within a sovereign territory – legitimate governments and their security forces should adhere to the internationally-accepted human rights practices.

Letter to Editor: Online Petition to UNSG is a good move—a reader

Asian Tribune’s Online Petition to UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon has been signed by many, with comments too. One letter we received deserves to be brought to the notice of our general readers. While he appreciates the open petition is a good move, he seems to feel the signatures should have flooded more, as there is no dearth of Lankan patriots. And he goes ahead to suggests to display prominently. Here’s his letter:

Diaspora should assist development activities in Sri Lanka – Australian Foreign Minister

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said that the opportunity now exists for the diaspora to play a constructive role in promoting the conditions for sustainable peace in Sri Lanka. He urged the diaspora to look forward and work in positive ways to help communities inside Sri Lanka realize a peaceful future for themselves.

Is US planning to strike at Iran’s n-facilities?

Is the US planning multiple strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities? This speculation has been strengthened following a report by Scotland’s Sunday Herald that the Obama administration has contracted a Florida-based company to ship bunker buster bombs and other armaments to the island of Diego Garcia situated in the Indian Ocean with close proximity to the Iranian territory.

Over 30 killed after a passenger bus plunges into river

At least 31 people were killed Thursday morning after an overcrowded passenger bus plunged into Karnali River in far western part of the country.

Friday Pilgrimage: Nellaiappar Temple, the famous Shiva Temple in Tirunelveli

Nellaiappar Temple is one of the famous Shiva Temples situated in the heart of Tirunelveli City, Tamil Nadu, South India. One of the famous temples in Tamil Nadu steeped in tradition and history and also known for its musical pillars and other brilliant sculptural splendors, this is the first largest Shiva Temple in Tamil Nadu.

Ten days Kapaleeswarar Temple festival from March 20

The 10 days Brahmotsavam festival of Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple here, will begin with the traditional flag hoisting ceremony at 7.30am on March 20(Saturday).


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