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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Restrictions imposed for "Anga Pradakshanam" in Tirupathi Venkatachalapathy temple

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has imposed some restrictions on the number of devotees being allowed to perform " Anga Pradakshanam (rolling oneself clockwise around the inner passage of a temple in fulfilment of a vow) inside the temple of Lord Venkatachalapathy.

Gunmen kill the only son of Pak minister

Terrorists have killed the son of information Minsiter of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province of Pakistan on Saturday.

Winning the war and Murali’s world record

Now we can see the parallel views of so-called western Journalists regarding to Sri Lankan historic win over LTTE and Murali’s world record of 800 wickets! Sunday the July 25th 2010 the article written by Paul Lewis (the sport editor of the New Zealand Herald) mentioned the caption as “That 'but' spoils 800 benchmark”.

Mel Gibson: Star-turned-Tsar of Ranting

It is hardly surprising as to why we classify our beloved actors, actresses, sportsmen and even serial jokers as stars, if we carefully compare the lot with their celestial counterparts up in the sky.

An Alternative to Adult Higher Education through the Open University of Sri Lanka

University education has reached a decisive stage globally with a number of constraints emanating from drastic reductions in government grants, mounting costs, and inter-institutional competition arising from market oriented policies.

Histrionics, hysteria and history

Sri Lanka was once again in the world news in the 2 pre Murali weeks. A government minister who never misses an opportunity to take center stage on nationalistic issues took up cudgels with the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG), Mr. BK Moon, no relation to Full or New.

Opposition MP Yamin released

Just hours after the US urged to either charge or release opposition MP Abdulla Yamin on Friday, the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) released him from “protective custody” in Aarah.

After women’s hockey, sex charges surface in weightlifting team

Even as sports fans are yet to get over the shock of charges of sex harassment leveled against the coach of a women’s hockey team by players, a fresh scandal has emerged, this time involving the women’s weightlifting team.

Security van driver flees with SR20m ATM cash

Police in the Asir province are searching for the driver of an armored van for absconding with SR20 million (US $ 5.5 million) that he was supposed to put in area ATMs.

Peace-building amidst the Roots of Black July

Black July did not happen in a vacuum. 27 years later, many of the ingredients of the witches’ brew of racism and inhumanity, moral indifference and common indecency which enabled Black July are flourishing in the South again.

Gangster Abu Salem attacked in jail by Dawood henchman

Underworld gangwars have spilled over to even jails. Extradited gangster Abu Salem was on Saturday injured in an attack allegedly by his fellow inmate, a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang, inside the high security Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai, police said.

To the Diaspora Intelligentsia and Sympathetic Friends

The Burmese struggle of a unified democratic nation state has been going on since its inception in 1948, however, after 40 years (to be exact 1988) it became serious when the entire nation demonstrated against their tyrannical Burmese regime and the Burmese army known as Tatmadaw met the people with bullets where thousands of them were massacred.

Conch shell smugglers caught by Sri Lanka Navy

Sri Lanka Navy nabs two smugglers of conch shells in the seas north of Thalaimannar, North West of Sri Lanka recently. According to the Navy Headquarters the arrest was made by the Navy’s Fast Gun Boat (FGB) “Ranawickrama”, which was on a routine patrol in the Northern waters.

Arrest warrants against actress Priety Zinta and Ness Wadia


A Chandigarh court on Saturday issued arrest warrants against IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab co-owners actress Preity Zinta and industrialists Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman for failing to appear before it on a complaint accusing them of not filing its balance sheets and annual returns.

No political outfit could match AIADMK in safeguarding social justice - Jayalalithaa

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo Ms J. Jayalalithaa has said that there is no political organization that can match her party in safeguarding social justice in the state.

Gujarat minister in fake encounter case quits

Facing charges of murder and arrest, Gujarat minister of state for home Amit Shah, a close associate of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday resigned from the state ministry.

Senior IAS officer Umashankar challenges DVAC manual: Madras High Court orders notice

The Madras High Court has ordered notice to the state government on a petition filed by senior IAS officer Umashankar who was under suspension, challenging the manual of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC).

Letter from America: The New York Mosque Controversy

New York City is home to millions of people of all races and religions. It is probably the most ethnically diverse metropolis on earth.


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