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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Massive quake off Solomon Islands

A magnitude 7.1 undersea quake struck Solomon Islands on Sunday, but no tsunami alert was issued. The quake occurred at 8.40 p.m. local time. There was no report yet of damage.

28 TN fishermen allege attack by Lankan Navy; 3 hospitalised

Twenty eight Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were fishing near Katchatheevu late Saturday night, were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Naval personnel. They were injured, three of them seriously as they were beaten up.

Onward March towards a Prosperous Sri Lanka

The President dissolved the last government democratically at the end of its full term. Thus he presented to the people of the country the opportunity to use their franchise wisely to select a suitable team to govern the country.

Rajapaksa condoles upon the death of Poland President and his entourage

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent his and Sri Lanka’s condolence message to the Speaker and acting President of the Republic of Poland Bronislaw Komoroski, condoling upon the death of Poland President Lech Kaczynski, First Lady Maria Kaczynska and several others, including Members of Parliament, members of the clergy and senior civilian and military officials.

Over 1,000 Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan

Sikh pilgrims have started arriving in large numbers in Lahore, the capital of Punjab Province of Pakistan to take part in the Baisakhi festival starting on April 14.

Maoists withdraw nationwide strike after govt scraps passport deal with India

The main opposition party Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) withdrew nationwide shut down it called for Monday after the government decided to scrap the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) printing contract awarded to India.

Indian PM to ask Obama to reverse pro-Pakistan tilt

As Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to meet US President Barack Obama around 11.30 p.m (IST) Sunday in Washington for bilateral talks, there are indications that the Indian Government will lobby with US to reverse what it perceives as a pro-Pakistan tilt.

Eight days Festival in "Sabarimala" on Vishu eve

On the eve of Chithirai Vishu, Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala in Kerala has been opened on Saturday afternoon for the eight- day annual festival begins on Sunday.

India: Maoists warn of more deadly attacks on security forces

Even as a debate is going on whether to hit back hard on Maoists after the Dantewada massacre of CRPF men or explore ways for a dialogue with them, the CPI-Maoist on Sunday warned of more attacks on security forces if the Centre carried on with its anti-Maoist offensive.

TN leads in providing Quality Health Care to the Poor: Karunanidhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has proudly said, the state is leading in the country in providing quality health care to the poor.

India: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor set to marry for third time

Her name is Sunanda and she’s from a Kashmiri family, trained as a beautician. She’s likely to be the third wife of Shashi Tharoor, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs.

BJP will support Union Government on Naxal Issue: Nitin Gadkari

Bharathiya Janatha Party,(BJP) Main opposition at the centre, has assured the Union Government that it will fully support to eleminate Naxals and wipe out terrorisum from the country.

World Bank seeks “gay visa” from India

Indian officials are facing a strange dilemma following a request to accept a gay partner as “wife” under passport rules from the World Bank!

Stay away from Sania Mirza-Malik Marriage: Sunni Ulema Board issues"Fatwa"

Yet another controversy over Tennis Queen Sania Mirza and Pakistan Cricketer Shoaib Malik marriage, a "Fatwa" has been issued by Sunni Ulema Board(SUB). The SUB asked the Muslims to stay away from attending the marriage for Sania's "indecent dressing" on Tennis court and in advertisements.

India to join elite club of nations using cryogenic engine

On April 15, India will join an elite club of five other nations having the cryogenic engine technology. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will demonstrate the indigenously developed cryogenic engine upper stage technology while launching the advanced Rs150-crore GSAT-4 satellite onboard the geo-stationary satellite launch vehicle (GSLV)-D3 rocket.

Time to give decisive inputs

For the first time in the history of Nagaland Assembly sessions, the Members particularly from Opposition Bench have not touched the Naga political issue in the recently concluded Session.

Doctors, nurses to receive increments by May- 16,000 to benefit

The ministry of Health of Kuwait announced the retroactive payment of the new salary scale to expatriate doctors from January to April will be made soon, Al Nahar Arabic daily reports.

70% of lower extremity amputations happen to people with diabetes: IDF

"Over one million lower extremity amputations are performed each year, 70% of which happen to people with diabetes.