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Former Chief Secretary K S Sripathi sworn in as State Chief Information Commissioner

Former Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu K S Sripathi, sworn in as State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) at a brief function at Chennai Raj Bhavan.

Patient Friendly Research To Fight Tuberculosis (TB)

The present diagnosis and treatment regimen for tuberculosis is almost 40 years old. According to the WHO, with the currently available diagnostic tools, we are able to diagnose just 61% of TB cases globally.

Every home in Srilanka to own a computer by 2015 - EZY Holdings Chief Shafraz Hamzadeen

Colombo, 02 September, ( Emerging computer manufacturer and Group Chief Executive of EZY Holdings, Shafraz Hamzadeen, shares with Asian Tribune, his vision in making Sri Lankan as an IT and tech-savy nation.

Kashmir: Indian govt ready to talk to any group

The Indian Government on Wednesday expressed its willingness to hold talks with "any group" from the Kashmir Valley wishing to come foward amid indications that it would be soon coming out with a series of measures to address the issue.

Sri Lanka International Gem & Jewellery Show- ‘FACETS 2010’ to kick-off today

Much-awaited glittering gem and jewellery show- FACETS 2010, held annually in Colombo since 1991 with state and private sector patronage, is to be inaugurated by Minister of Environment, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, today at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre in Colombo.

Show restraint on Ayodhya, Advani tells BJP MPS

With the verdict on the Ayodhya title suit expected this month, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani on Tuesday asked party MPs to "exercise caution" while making statements on the sensitive issue.

Japan seeks new identity in Asian resurgence

September 2 marks the day on which Imperial Japan formally surrendered to the Western Allies 65 years ago. The ceremony was held aboard the United States Battleship Missouri at which Japanese government representatives signed the instrument of surrender officially ending World War II.

Pro-junta groups field many candidates for Myanmar elections

Myanmar's two pro-junta parties have submitted large candidate lists for the country's November 7 general election, dwarfing the number of pro-democracy candidates, party sources said on Tuesday. Parties had to submit their candidate lists to the election commission on Monday to qualify for the November 7 polls, Myanmar's first in two decades.

First day of Eid on Friday: Ujairi Ramadan 30 days

Renowned Kuwaiti astronomer Dr Saleh Al-Ujairi has declared that Friday, Sept 10, 2010 will be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, indicating this Ramadan will be of 30 days, according to the astronomical evidence available, reports Al-Anba daily.

Beginning of the end of US military presence in Iraq

The United States changed commanders in Iraq Wednesday, beginning the final phase of American military involvement in the country despite political uncertainty and persistent violence.

Change of British High Commissioner to Sri-Lanka

Mr. John James Rankin has been appointed British High Commissioner to of Sri Lanka and Non-Resident British High Commissioner to the Maldives in succession to Dr Peter Hayes, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr. Rankin will take up his appointment during February 2011.

Indonesian court orders closure of Buddha Bar in Jakarta

The Jakarta branch of Paris-based Buddha Bar has been ordered to be closed immediately by an Indonesian court on Wednesday, citing the controversial bar and restaurant had inappropriately used the religion’s name and icons for entertainment purposes. It also convicted the licence holder of blasphemy.