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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

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No hugging or kissing, tourists for Games advised

We Indians don’t hug or kiss in public—this is the advice given to the tourists who are planning to travel to India during the Delhi Commonwealth Games from October 3-14.

From South Asia to Slovenia DHL offers direct; LCL services

In enhancing connectivity between South Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe, DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, announced the launch of a direct Less than Container Load[i] (LCL) services from Colombo and Singapore to Koper, Slovenia.

Lt General to face court martial in land scam

For the first time in the history of Indian armed forces, a serving Lieutenant General is facing a court martial for his alleged involvement in financial irregularities.

TN government banned the use of Incandescent Bulbs in government offices: Orders to purchase Compact Florescent Lamps

To reduce the high voltage power consumption, Tamil Nadu government has decided to use Cmpact Florescent Lamps (CFL) in government offices in the entire state. The government also banned the using of Incandescent Bulbs (ICB) with immediate effect.

India to establish Consulates General of India offices in Jaffna and Hambantota

India and Sri Lanka has mutually agreed to set up additional consular offices in both countries.

Doctors, Drug Companies, Politicians & Corruptions

They say there’s no money in healthy people. But, why is the pharmaceutical industry the most profitable industry in the world? It is because they have mastered the art of concocting the disorder, creating the drug for the disorder and then bombarding the public with advertisements to convince them they’re afflicted, leaving little choice but to get “prescribed”.

Salary hike to Rs 50,000 not enough, protest MPs

The Government had to face strong protests on Friday in the Lok Sabha, hours after it decided to raise MPs' salary to Rs 50,000 with several non-BJP opposition members storming the well demanding that it be raised to Rs 80,001.

Egyptian Stabs Filipina Wife 31 Times To Death: Suspect Flees

In what seemed to be a scene from a Hollywood movie, an Egyptian man reportedly entered a women’s salon in Jabriya Saturday and stabbed his wife — a Filipina employee at the salon — 31 times in front of her shocked and spellbound colleagues and clients.

Work on the coastal railway line from Galle-Matara sector commenced

The work on the railway line from Galle – Matara sector has commenced. The inauguration ceremony for the upgradation of the coastal railway line was held on 19 August 2010 at Weligama.

An Australian court bans Muslim woman wearing burqa in court

A Muslim woman must remove her burqa when giving evidence in a court, a Western Australian judge has ruled.

Warning of terror attacks during festive season

The country has been put on high alert following intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based terrorists may strike during the upcoming festive season.

Regulatory Conference Shows The Way Forward From Lessons Learnt In The Past

The 4th Open Forum Conference was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 18th and 19th August to address key issues in developing new drugs for tuberculosis, which kills nearly 2 million people every year and is becoming increasingly resistant to the current drugs.

Rajiv Gandh’s 66th birth anniversary - Nation paid Tribute


On his 66th birth day on Friday, the nation paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed by LTTE human Bomb.

U.S. Forces to present local school with power generator, computers

United States forces in Sri Lanka for Operation Pacific Angel will present a local school with a power generator, computers, and associated equipment, according to U.S. officials.

Indian Sp. Envoy to Colombo may evolve to a permanent diplomatic title with vested powers, Chidambaram or Baalu to lead

The Indian special envoy to Sri Lanka who is specially deputed to solve the Tamil issue may become a permanent diplomatic fixture in Indo-Lanka relations. And the deputed man is likely to be a powerful figure from the Indian political establishment, rather than from the administrative or diplomatic officialdom.


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