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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2737

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Football World Cup 2010: England Crushed by the Germans

The blow was too hard for the nation to take in; a defeat to the oldest enemy is bad enough; a crushing defeat on this scale reflects the sheer unpredictability of the whole squad in a crucial game, despite the manager’s assessment being otherwise.

Hindu youth body enforces indefinite shut down in Birgunj over the murder of its chief

Normal life in and around Birgunj has been thrown out of gear after Hindu Youth Association enforced an indefinite strike from Sunday to protest against the murder of its Central President Kashi Raj Tiwari Saturday evening.

Standing firm against NGOs...

If one swallow does not a summer make, arguably one NGO does not constitute the international community. Not by a long, long shot. Not even a few of these noise makers.

Karunanidhi expresses his concern about the suffering of Sri Lankan Tamils: The curtain drawn down on the World Classical Tamil Conference

Winding up the five-day World Classical Tamil Conference , Chief Minister and Dravidian patriarch Mr Karunanidhi said it was a matter of concern that Tamils in Lanka were put to untold sufferings and could not return to their places of living.

World Bank is to provide US$ 86 million for development in Sri Lanka's north and east

The World Bank is to provide US$ 86 million to Sri Lanka, for the launch of the North East Local Services Improvement Project (NELSIP) which will develop 74 local bodies in the region.

G8 Muskoka Summit; Rich country donors still well off-track on their aid commitments

Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, the host of the 36th G8 summit, made the following remarks on the closing of the Summit:

Anti-G20 rioters set fire to vehicles, smash windows in Toronto

Over 150 protestors were arrested in Toronto when thousands of anti-G20 marchers set ablaze police vans, smashing windows with baseball bats, prompting authorities to lock down the summit venue into an intense security zone.

Indian Naval Chief Varma Visits Sri Lanka to strengthen military ties

The Indian Navy Commander, Admiral Nirmal Verma arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday to participate a in five day official visit with the views of strengthening the Indo-Lanka relations and to exchange ideas of strengthening the security in the Indian Ocean.

Lashkar planning terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir ?

Terrorists may be planning strikes on vital installations and even political leaders, intelligence reports indicate.

UNIDO to help North and East SMEs

Dr Kandeh Yumkella, Director General, UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization visited Sri Lanka recently to see how UNIDO assistance would be utilized in the development and rehabilitation work in the North and East, an opportunity to observe lasting peace after a 30 year war that mauled the people of North and East.

DMK men attacks AIADMK leader's house: Jayallithaa strongly condemns

Some anti-social elements, allegedly belong to ruling DMK on Sunday evening attacked AIADMK party's Literary wing president and famous Tamil Film Producer and article writer Pazha Karuppaiah and his family members for his critical comments about the World Classical Tamil Conference.

Nothing is going right for USA in final phase in Afghanistan

Washington and Kabul were marching in step till end 2009. As the final phase in Afghanistan drew nearer, the two fell out of steps and so far they have been unable to get back in steps. Major reason for this is Washington’s unhappiness over Karzai’s performance and latter’s conflicting views on solving Afghan imbroglio.

EZY locally manufactured computers receive US Energy Star certification

The Dubai based EZY Infotech commenced its operations through BOI to automated computer manufacturing in Sri Lanka in February last year and since then they have come a long way in launching their first computer and as they say slim in size and slim in price EZY Slim Top and these computers received US Energy Star certification.

Iraq seeks 'oil border' crossing with Kuwait

Iraq wants to open a special border crossing with neighboring Kuwait for international oil firms working in Iraq, the head of state-run South Oil Co (SOC) said yesterday.

UoM Kudos winner of SL finals of CIMA Global Business Challenge

For the second successive year Team Kudos, Engineering faculty, University of Moratuwa won the Sri Lanka finals of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Global Business Challenge (GBC) which took place at the CIMA Sri Lanka Auditorium. Barclays is the global sponsors of GBC.

Veteran Malayalam Film Actress Adoor Pankajam (83) passed away

Veteran Malayalam cine actress Adoor Pankajam, who excelled in character and humor roles, died at her residence at Adoor in Kollam district on Saturday night, family sources said.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case : Life convict Nalini shifted to Chennai Puzhal Prison

Controversial life convict prisoner in the former Prime-minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Nalini Murugan was shifted from Vellore Women Prison to Chennai Puzhal Prison.