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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Devotees throng at Nallur Kovil in Jaffna

Tens of thousands of devotees had gathered in Jaffna to attend the opening ceremony of the Nallur Sri Kandaswami Temple festival, the biggest religious event in the Jaffna peninsula.

MPs allege US pressure tactics to let off Dow chemicals

Opposition BJP and Left parties on Thursday alleged that the US was trying to arm twist India to let Dow Chemicals go scot free with regard to its liability in the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Common entrance Test for medical courses: Death Knell to Social Justice-Jayalalithaa

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa has described the proposal of the Union Government to conduct Common Entrance Test (CET) for medical colleges in the country as "Death Knell" to social justice. Ms Jayalalithaa also warned of agitations against the proposal.

The Question of the Panglong Agreement in the Union of Burma

Many ethnic leaders asserted that they don't have faith in the new 2008 constitution. Why? They are of the opinion that it will not produce a genuine federal union in the future. In addition, the Burmese armed forces will take 25 percent of all seats in the upcoming parliament. So, the current constitution will not grant the democratic freedom and the fundamental rights for the ethnic groups of the country.

Massive fraud of 93,000 Euros, detected in the Sri Lanka’s Mission in Italy

An audit team of Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry detected a fraud, misappropriation of Euros 93,000 which was equivalent SLR 13 million in the Sri Lanka’s Mission in Italy. The former Attache who was in charge of Embassy funds was interdicted and further investigation is continuing.

France Expels Hundreds of European Citizens: Bernard Kouchnar Barks Up the Wrong Tree

Rekindling what is left of a Nazi relic; the French government of President Nicolai Sarcozy started expelling hundreds of Roma, known as gypsies, from France yesterday, much to the dismay of most European nations. “The ghost of Hitler and the team started haunting Europe again,” was the sentiment expressed by the modest Europeans across the famous union.

Censor Board refused to certify Tamil Film "Nellu": Projects 1968 "Kizhvenmani caste clash

The Regional office of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify a Tamil Film "Nellu" to screen in public, alleging it was loosely based on the Kizhvenmani Masscare.

Saudi King , Maldivian President are among top ten leaders in Newsweek’s list

US news magazine Newsweek has named Saudi King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, among the world’s top ten most respected leaders for being a reformer who has taken the initiative to modernize school, appointed women in top government positions and invested in science and technology and nuclear power for civil purposes.

Sri Lanka cop shop caught in record illegal water piracy

A Police station in the capital of Sri Lanka has been ‘caught’ by the water officials for illegal tapping of water from the national grid-and the act of tapping has been continuing for no less than 14 years.

An Abu Dhabi Foundation provides aid and scholarships worth Dh10 million

The Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation (KZHF) has provided aid and scholarships over AED 10 million, for the coming academic year benefiting around 749 students.

Pakistan not part of Obama’s Asia visit

There is no discussion to add Pakistan in US President Barack Obama's itinerary when he visits India and other Asian nations in November, the White House has said.

India, Japan to hold strategic dialogue

Cashing in on the recent launch of nuclear negotiations, India and Japan on Saturday will hold their strategic dialogue that will also flesh out the agenda for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Tokyo in October.

PDP leader Madani remanded to nine days police custody: Bangalore Court orders

A City Court in Bangalore has remanded Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) leader Madani to nine days police custody in connection with the 2008 serial bomb blast case.

Sri Lanka’s GDP to hit 10 percent mark soon- Mahindra Group

Sri Lanka, given its thriving economic conditions, will hot the 10 percent Gross Domestic (GDP) growth mark soon, a top Indian businessman said on Wednesday.

U.S. and Sri Lankan Engineers Repair School

A team of more than 20 U.S., Sri Lankan, and Mongolian civil engineers began renovations on a school in Puttalam on August 16 as part of Operation Pacific Angel-Sri Lanka.

Jayalalithaa hosts Iftar-feast: Political party and Muslim leaders participated

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday hosted a Iftar-feast in Chennai.

Theatre-media can help dispel myths around HIV/AIDS

"If theatre and media join hands I am sure that they will be able to shatter many myths that abound in society about AIDS," this is what Ms Tripurari Sharma, associate director, National School of Drama (NSD) said while addressing media persons at 'Media for Children' –a capacity building session organized by Media Nest with support of UNICEF at UP Press Club on Saturday, 14 August 2010.