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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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World Bank approves $50.7 million loan to TN for improving roads

The World Bank (WB) on Wednesday, approved a $ 50.7 million loan to improve the quality and sustainability of the road network in Tamil Nadu. This is additional financing to the Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project, which became effective on October 31, 2003, with a loan amount of $ 348 million, said a media release.

China blasts U.S. human Rights record: Interferes in other nations

The Information Ministry of the Chinese Government releasing a well researched document on the human rights practices of the United States notes that the US State Department releases ‘Country Reports on Human Rights Practices’ year after year to accuse other countries, and takes human rights as a political instrument to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs, defame other nations’ image an

Pennagaram by poll result: "People's Victory"-Karuna, Artificial Victory-Jaya

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the DMK President M Karunanidhi has said that the Pennagagaram Assembly by poll victory is a "People's Victory". But AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa called it as artificial victory to ruling party. Mr. Karunanidhi on Wednesday described his party's victory in Pennagaram as a victory for the people.

Burma needs help to reverse its upcoming polls without democracy

The withdrawal of the National League for Democracy (NLD) opposition party from an election wished-for this year has added to the awareness that the votes would bring no change to Burma's political setting, other than a magic show of the generals who aim changing into civilian clothes to maintain power.

IPL-2010 Cricket: Chennai Super Kings rides over Bengaluru Roayal Challengers

In Chepauk Stadium here, The Chennai Super Kings (CSK), riding on a sparkling knock of 78 from opener M Vijay and an equally scintillating unbeaten 44 off 35 balls with four fours and a six trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) by five wickets off 19 overs and broke their four consecutive defeats, on Wednesday evening.

Newly elected DMK MLA sworn in by Speaker

Newly elected DMK MLA from Pennagaram constituency, P.N.P. Inbasekaran was on Wednesday sworn in by the Speaker, R. Avudaiyappan.He was sworn-in in the presence of DMK President and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, his son and Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, his daughter and MP Kanimozhi and Ministers and alliance party leaders, an official press release said.

Gigantic Cine Park unveiled in Sri Lanka Colombo

President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the country's first ever fully-equipped National Tele-Cinema Park at Ranmihithenna in Tissamaharama is the biggest investment a Government could make on behalf of its local cinema.

British PM sends his emissary to take stock peace process in Nepal

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Special Representative for Peace-Building Jack McConnell arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday to take stock of the ongoing peace process in Nepal.