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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Karunanidhi warns stern action on distribution of expired drugs; 7 arrested

Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has issued a stern warning to those involved in production and distribution of fake and expired drugs, after holding a high-level meeting the city even as the Chennai Corporation and Police got their act together and decided to crack down on the offenders.

JCBO displeased over Party manifestoes

The Joint Committee of Buddhist Organizations have expressed regret that none of the manifestoes issued by a number of political parties contesting the next Parliamentary Election have addressed the problems Buddhists in Sri Lanka are facing.

US rethink on India’s access to Headley?

Hardly two days after US Assistant Secretary of State Robert O Blake told reporters in New Delhi that there was every likelihood of Indian investigators being allowed to question David Coleman Headley, the US seemed to be backtracking on the assurance.

U.S. Government Provides 750 Scholarships to Youth in the East and North

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded 500 scholarships in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to youth in the North.

26/11 trial: Prosecution tells court to pronounce Kasab guilty

The prosecution in the trial of Ajmal Kasab for the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, on Tuesday concluded its final arguments in the 189-day trial with a plea to pronounce the Pakistani gunman and Indians Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed guilty of slaughtering 166 people.

Lankan beauty, Ceylon tea will lure tourists from Nordic-Baltic region: Stockholm Mission

“Sri Lanka is a small miracle which is full of diversities extending from sublime beaches around the country to ancient civilizations with variety of other tourist attractions such as wildlife and different eco systems,” said Mr. Ranjith Jayasooriya, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Sweden, at a Tea Evening organized by Sri Lanka Embassy in association with International Women’s Club of Stockholm (IWCS), Orient Tours and Ethihad Airways on March 18, to promote Sri Lanka tourism and Ceylon tea.

Supreme Court rules pre-marital sex no crime: Actress Khusboo can smile

The Supreme Court of India in a significant remark on Tuesday, has said a man and woman living together without marriage cannot be construed as an offence.

Chinese hi-tech trains for Mumbai Metro

Mumbai’s new subway network will have hi-tech metro trains from China, under a USD 110 million contract and they would be ready for operation after their trial run in India's financial hub.

Iran to host Group 15 Summit in May.

The Ambassador of Iran, Mahmud Rahimi Gorji on Tuesday, handed over to Foreign Minister Rothitha Bogollagama, the invitation addressed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by President Ahamadinejad for his participation in the Group of 15 Summit to be held in Tehran from 17 – 18 May 2010.

Korea grants refugee citizenship for the first time

For the first time since it adopted the 1951 Refugee Convention almost two decades ago, the Republic of Korea (ROK) has granted a recognized refugee citizenship, in a move hailed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today.

Veteran Cinema Cameraman P N Sundaram Passes Away

The Veteran cinema Cameraman, P N Sundram who worked with MGR and Sivaji in hundreds of films passed away at his residence here on Monday evening. He was 82 and is survived by his two daughters and a son.

UN in Thailand to hold special session to mark International Women’s Day

The United Nations system in Thailand will hold a special session on March 25 to mark International Women’s Day, which this year is being observed with the theme, "Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All."

Lanka elections: it is Battle Royal in Colombo district; advantage UPFA

The election contest in the Colombo electoral district is expected to be Battle Royal – a home and home match. Being a cosmopolitan and spiraling electoral district, the outcome is expected to be very important.