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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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Over 100 MPs were silent in Parliament

Over 100 MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha followed the dictum “Silence is golden…” and preferred not to speak during proceedings in the House in the Monsoon Session.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress will support government, but it will not join it

Country’s largest Muslim political party- the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has become the decisive factor in the ruling United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance’s (UPFA) bid to introduce constitutional reforms. The fate of the draft amendment for the extension of the executive president’s tenure hangs in the balance, while only the SLMC with its eight members seem to have the capability to swing its course.

Exploitation of adopted kids by foreigners worries govt

The Centre on Aug 30 told the Supreme Court that a lot of "disturbing material" about exploitation of abandoned Indian children adopted by foreign parents have emerged and opposed the move by a US couple to adopt a nine-year old dyslexic child.

Auto sales to touch SR69.4 billion mark, by end of the year

Automotive sales in Saudi Arabia are expected to reach over SR69.4 billion (US $ 18b) by year-end, while the number of vehicles sold during the next three-year period will post a 30 percent growth from 676,000 to 880,000, Kamil Al-Jawhari, Project Manager, Riyadh Motor Show at Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) said quoting a recent Business Monitor International (BIM) report.

N-liability bill clears Rajya Sabha too

Paving the way for India to have nuclear commerce with the world, Parliament on Monday adopted a nuclear liability bill with the government insisting that the compensation package for victims matches that of the US and it was still open to accommodate some suggestions.

Titanic wreck-spot surveyors capture some crisp images

An expedition that was taken up recently, surveying the wreck spot in the Atlantic ocean where the ill-fated ship Titanic struck an iceberg and sank, nearly a century ago, was able to capture some crisp images of the doomed ocean liner. An expedition spokesman said, they're the first images of the ship taken in over five years.

Health Education free for students in Pondichery: Minister Valsaraj announces

The Health Minister of union territory Pondichery, Mr E Valsaraj has said that the first time in the country, free MBBS education is being offered to the students in the newly-started Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Research Institute(IGGMCARC).

Indo-US-Israel-Afghan collaborative game against Pakistan

9/11 dramatically converted Pakistan from an international outcast under a military dictator aligned with extremist Taliban regime in Kabul to become a key strategic partner of America’s war on terror.

Operation Pacific Angel Sri Lanka Concludes

Representatives of the United States, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and the Maldives concluded Operation Pacific Angel-Sri Lanka after completing a number of medical and engineering missions at various sites in and around Anuradhapura and Puttalam.

India signs treaty over stashed funds in Swiss banks

India and Switzerland on Monday signed a treaty that will enable exchange of information on tax evaders, considered a must for getting details on unaccounted funds stashed away by Indians in Swiss banks.

Maldives attracts Australian market

Although the Maldives is still a relatively new holiday destination for the Australian market, a steady flow of interest in the island archipelago is now on the rise, the Maldives Traveller magazine reported.

An Ambassador for my Country (Moron on the Plane)

Some questions just shouldn’t be asked. And some people should be allowed to fly. Flying from Bangkok to Saigon, I was filling in my landing card. When I got to the customs declaration page, I read a question which always kind of irked me. “Are you carrying more than 300 grams of gold?” Does this situation come up so often that they need to ask this question? Has anyone ever answered, yes?

Sri Lankan tourist dies in Malaysia escaping from his kidnappers

A Sri Lankan tourist in Malaysia died escaping from kidnappers while his one friend escaped and another was rescued by police. The name of the person who died is given as Samsudeen, 47 year old.