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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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Piped water supply from Iranai Madukkulam, rain water harvesting to solve potable water problem in Jaffna

The Government is planning to introduce piped water to the Jaffna Peninsula by bringing water from Iranai Maduk Kulam, in Kilinochchi to solve the drinking water shortage problem.

News Analysis: President Nasheed's China "phobia"

One cannot help but remember President Mohamed Nasheed’s so-called fears of a “Chinese military base in the Maldives” when he was Chairperson of the then Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party -- as he just wrapped up a state visit to China.

King’s care

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, paid a visit Sunday to children who underwent surgery at King Abdul Aziz Medical City of the National Guard in Riyadh.

Union Telecom Minister Raja in line of opposition fire again

Both the Houses of Parliament on Monday adjourned amid opposition demands for resignation of Telecom minister A Raja for his alleged involvement in the reported scam in allocation of 2G spectrum.

National Educational policy soon to revamp education system: Minister Bandula

The country’s education system from pre-school upwards – is to undergo extensive changes over the next 12 months, says the new Education Minister, Bandula Gunawardene. One of the first steps would be the appointment of a parliamentary select committee to formulate a National Education Policy.

Saeed, Lakhvi among 20 involved in Mumbai attack, says court

The special court, which convicted the lone surviving Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 terror attack case, has held that 20 of the wanted accused, including terror mastermind Hafeez Saeed and Zaki-ur-Lakhvi, were also involved in the conspiracy.

British General Election 2010: Three Contenders Target the Undecided

The long weekend that we enjoyed with an extra day off-work in Britain, did dampen the spirit of the election battle a bit, at least among the public. However, the three leaders of the main parties could not afford to sit back and relax; so, they just carried on with their campaign agenda.

Maoist strikes throws life out of gear for third day in a row

Normal life across Nepal continues to be badly affected for the third consecutive day on Tuesday due to the indefinite general strikes called by UCPN (Maoist) demanding resignation of prime minister.

Slain woman journalist’s parents suspects in murder

In what police suspect to be a case of “honour killing” the parents of a woman journalist, who was found dead near Koderma in Jharkhand, were taken into custody for interrogation on Monday.

Negotiations with Somali pirates reaches a stalemate

The negotiations between the Somali pirates and the respective shipping companies which are trying to facilitate the release of 36 Sri Lankans who have been held hostage by the pirates are yet in a standstill.

Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa announces: CID Probe ordered on the rape charges against the BJP Minister

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa ordered CID inquiry into the rape charges lodged by a woman against Harathalu Halappa, who quit as the Minister of Food and Civil Supplies following a media report on the alleged incident.

Stella honors Omegali in felicitation program

Principal, teaching and non-teaching staffs, Proprietor and students of the Stella Higher Secondary School, Kohima (SHSSK) have showered honors and loves on Omegali for making proud of them by becoming the first stu

Ban on Muslim women veil, ‘curbs religious freedom ‘

Appealing to Islamic countries to help lift the ban on use of veil by Muslim women in some European countries, a leading seminary on Monday said the restriction was curbing the religious freedom of community members.

Whom are the houses for under the Kanshiram Urban Poor Housing Scheme?

In the list of those who were allotted houses under the Kanshiram Urban Poor Housing Scheme last month, not a single urban poor figures from the two slum dwellings that were bulldozed last year in state capital Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh (UP).

New York Times Square bomb incident: Pakistani US Naturalized Citizen now in custody

Drastically expanding the perimeter of the investigation to the May First New York Times Square explosive incident the United States authorities have entrusted the entire investigation to the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force on Monday under the direct watchful eye of the Obama-White House terrorism officials.