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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Monthly archive

Makkah mobilizes all resources to welcome Ramadan visitors

In the run-up to Ramadan, which could begin either on Tuesday or Wednesday, official bodies overseeing the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the city’s smaller mosques, the Civil Defense, the traffic police and the Health Affairs Department have all geared up with additional staff to welcome pilgrims and visitors to the holy city.

Lakshman Kadirgamer –

The tragic news of the assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamer reached me while I was on a visit to USA after attending the 55th international Pugwash conference in Hiroshima, July 22 – 27, 2005, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing.

Mamata Banerjee rally at Maoists stronghold rocks Parliament

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's rally in West Bengal’s Lalgarh rocked Parliament on Tuesday with an aggressive BJP and the Left parties joining hands to target the Trinamool Congress and seeking to embarrass the Centre over the Railway Minister's alleged hobnobbing with Maoists.

Tamil Nadu Journalists' organizations agitated over an outrageous advertisement against media issued by M K Alagiri's aide

Various Journalists organizations in Tamil Nadu has condemned the attack threat against Tamil Weekly "Junior Vikadan" through news paper advertisement issued by a closed aide of Union Fertilizer Minister and state Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's son M K Alagiri.

Take advantage of Sri Lanka’s peace & political stability : Sri Lanka’s Minister Peiris

In a situation where unrivalled progress is possible, taking advantage of the twin factors of durable peace combined with a unique degree of political stability, Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris suggested to China’s Intelligentsia viable avenues for further reinforcing a relationship which has stood the test of time since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1958.

Give peace a chance, PM tells Kashmiris in a fresh initiative

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday unveiled a fresh initiative to address the unrest in Kashmir, urging the people there to "give peace a chance" and promised a sustained "internal and external" dialogue.

TASMAK employees strike unwarranted: Karunanidhi lists the benefits given by the government to workers

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said that the state owned liquor shop employees proposed one day strike on Wednesday is unwarranted. Mr Karunanidhi also listed the benefit given by the government to the workers.

Fishing Community Agrees to MSP Steps, Honors False Killer Whale and Whale Shark Conservation Efforts

The 5th International Fishers Forum (IFF5) concluded Thursday in Taipei with approximately 300 participants from fishing industries, governments, academia and conservation organizations declaring their support for a 12-point plan of action on marine spatial planning (MSP) and bycatch mitigation.

23 foreigners among 166 killed in Leh flash floods

Three French nationals, an Italian and a Spaniard were among 23 foreigners killed in cloudburst and flash floods that devastated Leh last Friday even as 73 injured people, including security personnel, were flown out of the region by IAF for medical help on Tuesday. The toll in the tragedy rose to 166 with 400 people still missing.

India's leading English theater Director & Veteran Stage artist "Mithran" Passes away

India's famous and leading English theater director and actor Mithran Devanesen, passed away on Monday. He was 61. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva Stripped of his Portfolio

President’s Media Office announced that the President has removed Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva M.P from his portfolio of Deputy Minister of Highways.