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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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Football World Cup 2010: France, South Africa and Greece are Eliminated

The anticipated early exit of France from the tournament attracts a multitude of interpretations: some say it is divine retribution; others simply attribute the disaster to the Law of Karma – you reap what you sow However, both camps are referring to the same incident that let France to be qualified for the game by ‘beating’ Ireland.

Bombay HC directs government to frame rules to govern Sri Saibaba trust

The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust at Shirdi, the second richest temple trust in India, was directed by Bombay High Court to constitute a new managing committee, whose term had expired three years back.

Optical fiber link with China by mid-July 2011

Nepal Telecom (NT) has announced to establish optical fiber connection with China by mid-July 2011.

The Classical Tamil Conference in different hues and colours: the five-day programme

The World Classical Tamil Conference will be inaugurated by President Pratibha Patil today (June 23) at 10 a.m. Mr. Karunanidhi will preside. Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, M K Stalin, Finance Minister K Anbazhagan, Chief Secretary K S Sripathi and scholars like Professor George Hart, Dr. V.C. Kulandaisamy, and Dr. K. Sivathamby of Sri Lanka will participate in the inaugural function.

PM’s Canada visit: Civil N-energy pact on cards

India is set to sign a civil nuclear energy agreement with Canada, paving the way for supply of uranium and cooperation in research, development, waste management and radiation safety in atomic sector.

Extradited Canadian gang leader being probed for LTTE links

The Sri Lanka police Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) is probing a gang leader who was recently deported from Toronto, Canada to Colombo.

Credible action from Pakistan on 26/11 sought

Ahead of a series of bilateral meetings, India has on Tuesday demanded "credible" action by Pakistan in the 26/11 terror attack case, saying the core issue of addressing the country's concerns on the issue will be part of these parleys.

Sri Lanka: Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake to uplift state sector

Minister of Public Management and Reforms Ratnasiri Wickramanayake who met with representatives of Trade Unions in Colombo said that he will work to ensure that he will uplift the standards of the deteriorating state sector.

LTTE and the Tamil Diaspora

The term ‘diaspora,’ like ‘ethnicity,’ is of contemporary usage with origins in the Greek lexicon. It literally meant “a scattering of seeds” and therefore it is appropriate to use the term for ‘scattered populations or communities’ without any value attached.

Smoking ban at Saudi airports

The Council of Ministers urged the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to ban smoking at all airports and their facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

External Affairs Minister launches Foreign Policy Think Tank website

Minister of External Affairs, Prof G L Peiris, launched the website of the Foreign Policy Think Tank on June 22 (yesterday) here at the External Affairs Ministry.

Sri Lanka to commence talks with Tamils, Provinces will not receive Police powers

Sri Lanka government is reported to commence ‘talks’ with Tamil parties soon and the talks is expected to continue till November.

Two Indian women among billionaire heiresses to watch

Two Indian women - Roshni Nadar and Nisa Godrej - have been listed among Forbes magazine's list of "a breed of heiresses who choose to live a lower-key life... and working to make a difference behind the scenes."

Caregivers come with a cost

While community home based care is the preferred means of providing care for people living with HIV in many parts of Southern Africa, it comes with massive costs especially to caregivers in terms of time, effort and commitment, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Sri Lanka to setup more police stations in former LTTE controlled areas

The Sri Lankan government is to set up more police stations in the former LTTE bastion in Mullaithivu with an aim of assisting the resettlement of the displaced persons and to bring civil life back to the region.