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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Scandal in Tirupathi Devasthanam Board:Probe ordered against members

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) board of trustees has resolved to ask the state government to institute a probe into the decisions taken by the temple administration since 2006. The board members are in-charge for Lord Venkateswara temple administration for several decades.

Wrongful dismissals by the Army - 2005 - July 2009

This week there was a report that during the time when Sarath Fonseka was Army Commander nearly 5000 personnel had been dismissed from the army. In this group had been 165 Officers and 4788 other rankers. It has come to light that there had been wrongful dismissals during the period 2005-July 2009 and the Defence Ministry is now scrutinising them.

Fighting tuberculosis (TB) with community support can transform lives

The necessity of involving common citizens in the ongoing battle against TB was discussed at the recently concluded Open Forum 4: Critical Path to TB Regimen: New Hope of Life for TB Patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Afghan Foreign Minister coming for talks in New Delhi

The situation in Afghanistan and India's assistance programme in the war-torn country will be reviewed when Afghan foreign minister Zalmai Rassoul arrives on a two-day visit to India from Tuesday.

Protesting MPs have their way, get rise of Rs 10,000 more

In a bid to placate MPs demanding higher pay packages, the government on Monday agreed to further hike their monthly allowances by Rs10,000.

Malayalees Celebrate "Onam" festival for the prosperity of the people


Pookolam', a decoration with colourful flower petals, outside their residence on the occasion of Onam festival in Chennai.

Court of Appeal released UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma on bail

The Court of Appeal ordered the release of United National Party (UNP) Member of Parliament for the Kalutara District, Palitha Thewarapperuma, on Monday who had been remanded for over eight months.

Canada & West turning blind eye in SL due to LTTE

A reader of Toronto Star has reprimanded Canada and the West in general, and the popular Canadian newspaper in particular, for turning a blind eye to the human smuggling operations of LTTE, affirming that the conflict of Sri Lanka was not 'ethnic' but 'a genuine terrorist problem created by the Tamil Tigers.'

Manila bus hostage drama ends with 7 tourists dead

A 12-hour hostage stand-off on a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed on Monday, with officials saying at least seven Chinese tourists were dead along with the disgruntled ex-policeman who seized their vehicle in a bid to get his job back.

The Government of Sri Lanka airlifts second consignment of flood relief to Pakistan

Sri Lanka has sent the second consignment of flood relief to Pakistan. The second flood relief consignment of 18 tons includes dry rations, tea, medicines and 250 large sized cabin tents.

Pilot's family fight to clear his name

The family of a Bahraini pilot, held partly responsible for causing Bahrain's Gulf Air crash 10 years ago, is still fighting to have his name cleared.

U.S. Donates Rs. 674 in Equipment to Sri Lanka Air Force to Support Maritime Security

Officials of the United States Embassy presented the Sri Lanka Air Force with Rs. 674 million ($6 million) in equipment to enhance maritime security.

Hung Parliament: Three Independents will be kingmakers in ministry-formation in Australia

Australia is facing the prospect of a hung parliament, the first since Second World War, after neither Labour nor the Liberal-National coalition had the 76 seats to form government in their own right.

Plane crash kills all 14 including six foreigners onboard

An aircraft belonging to Agni Air, a domestic carrier, met with an accident due to bad weather condition Tuesday morning, killing all 14 including three crew members onboard.


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