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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Sri Lanka receiving an overwhelming response for Hambanthota Port ventures says Ports Chief

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has received a good number of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) on Hambantota Harbour-related projects and ventures, country’s Ports Chief Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickreme told the Asian Tribune in an exclusive interview.

Kuwait running out of water: Desalination capabilities not keeping up with consumption

Kuwaitis are consuming almost more water than the country can produce.
An estimated 1.5 million cubic meters of water was being consumed daily in Kuwait, dangerously close to country’s maximum production capacity, the business news site Arabian Business reported.

Obama on a fresh move to check outsourcing to India

Accusing opposition Republicans of pushing bankrupt economic policies and putting politics ahead of national welfare, President Barack Obama has vowed to end Bush era tax cuts encouraging companies to "create jobs and profits in other countries".

Building contractor to become builder

Colombo, 10 September, ( The Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) is to promote “Green Construction” that would lead to efficient use of energy, water and other resources.

Burma’s Than Shwe made a false promise to China’s President Hu Jintao

State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) Chairman Senior General Than Shwe is in Beijing at present. Meeting Than Shwe on 8 September, China’s President Hu Jintao says he “understands and supports Myanmar government’s efforts to promote ethnic reconciliation.”

Curfew lifted in Kashmir ahead of Eid

The entire Kashmir valley remained curfew-free after restrictions in a few places including Srinagar were lifted on Thursday ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr and the situation was calm after a fresh bout of unrest.

Another migrant ship on the way?

Another ship loaded with Tamil refugees may be on its way to Canada, crossing the Pacific Ocean.

India leads calls to stop desecration of Koran by US Pastor

India led calls on Thursday for the United States to intervene to halt a small church's plan to burn copies of the Koran in commemoration of the Sept. 11 attacks and urged a media blackout to calm tensions.

US Pastor cancels Quran burning plan

There was relief all over the world as a Christian pastor canceled a plan to burn copies of the Quran at his obscure Florida church, which had drawn international condemnation and a warning from President Barack Obama that it could provoke al-Qaeda suicide bombings.