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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2554

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British Deputy Prime Minister and His Wife Commuting on Public Transport

At first glance, they were just two passengers caught up in the rat-race on the public transport system in London. The unassuming male was reading Metro while standing, the free newspaper distributed throughout the London underground network; he didn’t get a seat from a caring passenger; nor did he expect one. It was Mr Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister of Great Britain, taking the humble tube to go to work at Number 10 as any passenger on the vast network.

AIADMK stir today for CBI probe into expired drug racket

The All India Anna DMK will hold an agitation today on the issue of seeking an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the expired drug racket in the State.

Human problems abounding sans death certificates to end soon: Minister Gunasekera

The family members and next of kin of those civilians and others died during the three-decade long ethnic conflict are to receive death certificates soon, once the circumstances of the deaths are clearly established.

India: Telecom Minister Raja gets clean chit from PM

Though the opposition has been targeting Union Telecom Minister A. Raja over the under-selling of licences for the 2G Spectrum, the DMK minister got the support of the Prime Minister in New Delhi on Monday.

‘Sunlight’ market leader with 75% share felicitates its users

The winners of the biggest consumer promotion in Sri Lanka’s Fast Moving Consumer Goods history were felicitated by Sunlight at a ceremony held at Water’s Edge and according to Unilevers Sri Lanka – the makers of Sunlight, the soap was introduced to the world by William Hesketh Lever in England in the 1890s around 125 years and today it stands above all as the market leader in this kind of soap in Sri Lanka with 75% market share.

Maumoon Foundation kicked off

The Maumoon Foundation (TMF) held its first general meeting with its Founder and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom pledging to fight for causes close to his heart, through the new initiative.

Jharkhand: BJP withdraws support at last to Soren

The BJP took the decision to withdraw support to the nearly five-month-old Shibu Soren-led government in Jharkhand on Monday, which it should have done much earlier, but held back tempted by the opportunity to lead the government and avoid President’s rule.

Gulf countries for peaceful solution

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday supported the efforts of Turkey and Brazil to find a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear standoff with the West.

Vesak celeberated in London to invoke blessings on the President, government and the people of Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka High Commission in the United Kingdom, on last Sunday, as a part of the Vesak celebrations at the High Commission premises, gave alms to 17th Buddhist monks representing all Buddhist temples in London and also invoked blessings on the President, the government and the people of Sri Lanka.

Cautious exploitation of tourism entails enormous benefits for the country’s economy and people

Making the keynote address at the 18th AGM of the Institute of Hospitality in Colombo Srilal Miththapala, President, Hoteliers Association of Sri Lanka said that Sri Lanka Tourism is poised to reap the benefits after 25 years of strife with definite prospects and requested the tourism professionals to energize themselves and work towards the development of the industry and the industry has bounced back during the last 9 months.

Govt to probe stainless steel dumping by EU, US

The Indian government has initiated a probe into the alleged dumping of certain stainless steel products consumed by auto-component, building and fabrication industries, by the EU, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan and USA.

Maldives: Estranged VP meets with main opposition DRP

Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed who is at loggerheads with President Mohamed Nasheed , over lack of consultation, met with members from the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party, giving rise to a yet another political controversy midst a protest by ruling Maldivian Democratic Partys supporters.

Profit taking downs bourse despite earning season

Acuity Stockbrokers Research (ASR) in their weekly market review indicated that the market ended the week in red territory owing to profit taking by the investors on the grounds of reinvesting in growth stocks.

State of the ART of microbicides to prevent HIV

The microbicides field has undoubtedly moved and shifted a lot in the past decade. Now, with first generation microbicides candidate products up and gone, antiretroviral treatment (ART)-drug based microbicides in spotlight, and only three major microbicides efficacy studies remaining, the need to lobby for increased funding of microbicides research and development, was never so compelling.

Sri Lanka looking for year round rice supplies, East begins to kick in

With the end of three decades’ war and revival of northern and eastern regions, Sri Lanka is now eagerly looking for self sufficiency in rice.