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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Massive demonstration outside UN office in Colombo

A massive demonstration led by National Freedom Front leader and Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa took place outside the Colombo office of the United Nations on Tuesday against UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s decision to appoint an expert panel of UN advisors.

State of Emergency passed with majority in parliament

The Sri Lankan government extended the state of Emergency for another month after it was passed with a majority in Parliament on Monday (July 5) evening.

Maoists warn of revenge for top leader’s killing

The Communist Party of India (Maoist) Central Committee has warned that Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, the Intelligence Bureau and the Special Intelligence Bureau of Andhra Pradesh will have to pay heavy price for the “brutal and cold-blooded killing” of its leader Rajkumar alias Azad.

Taliban justice in Kerala: Lecturer’s hand cut off

In a sign of growing Islamic fundamentalism in Kerala, Muslim fanatics in Kerala on Sunday chopped off the right hand of a college lecturer, accusing him of setting a question paper with a derogatory reference to the Prophet.

India- Lanka Foundation to play a greater role to foster bilateral ties

The India-Sri Lanka Foundation which held its 25th Board Meeting on July 2 and 3 in New Delhi, has as new initiatives, decided to sponsor the participation of Indian artists at the annual Kala Pola in Colombo and the participation of writers from the two countries at the Jaipur Literary Festival and Galle Literary Festival.

Damning voice clips emerge possibly implicating parliamentarians

Voice clips that could possibly implicate parliamentarians on bribery while exposing an alleged plan to cease work on the Tax bills have now emerged.

NSA Shivshankar Menon, Chinese PM discuss better ties

Showing their strong commitment to cementing the Sino-India ties, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and India’s National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon on Monday discussed new ideas to take forward the bilateral relations, keeping in view their mutual concerns and interests, agencies reported.

Opposition –sponsored Bharat Bandh hits life across country

Life in many parts of the country was disrupted on Monday with non-Congress political parties enforcing a nationwide bandh against the increase in fuel prices.
Many schools, colleges and offices were shut across the country and flights were cancelled. The impact of the strikes varied from state to state.

Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple gets ISO Certificate:1,300 years old shrine gets a face lift

The Thousand Three hundre Years Old in famous Kapaleeswarar Temple situated in Chennai Mylapore, added another feather to its cap by receiving an ISO certificate for being the "Best Maintained and Administered Temple in the State.