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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Sri Lanka NDB Bank gives a 'new lease of life' to youth from war-ravaged areas

For Mariyaraja Joshan, a 19 year old student from St Joseph’s College Trincomalee, life has not offered many opportunities. The ambitious bright eyed young man has proved to be a leader from the early years of his life.

Factors Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario, Canada.

Education has to change according to the social, economic and political demands of the people at any place. In Ontario the higher education as it was in the set up in 1960 was guided by two policies.

India frees 85 Pakistani fishermen

In a goodwill gesture on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, India on Friday announced the release of 85 Pakistani prisoners, most of them fishermen lodged in various jails in the country.

Prestigious 'Phalke" award conferred to Veteran Film producer D Rama Naidu

The Government of India has conferred the prestigious "Dadasaheb Phalke award" to vetran film producer D Rama Naidu. When the announcement was made on Thursday, Mr Ramanaidu was shooting a film in Araku off Visakhapatnam in Andhra.

Ayodhya dispute: BJP says it will respect court verdict

Treading a cautious path, the BJP on Friday said it will "respect" the court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit to be pronounced on Sept 24 but cryptically added that there could be no doubts regarding existence of a temple at the disputed site.

Jeddah municipality organizing Eid celebrations for all

A number of Arab countries are joining the City of Jeddah in its Eid Al-Fitr celebrations beginning Friday, according to Sami Nawwar, who is in charge of tourism and culture at the Jeddah municipality.

Sri Lanka: Market climbs at accelerated pace

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their review indicated that the 4 day trading week saw the market dipping marginally at the start of the week, but both indices climbed up at an accelerated pace to close All Share Price Index (ASPI) at 6023.4 and Melanka Price Index (MPI) at 6278.31. The ASPI records an all time high at Friday’s close, gaining 142.9 points (2.4%) while the MPI gained 211.5 points (3.49%) WoW.

"TREAT TB" research aims for shorter and more effective MDR-TB treatment

One of the main objectives of the "TREAT TB" research grant is to conduct a clinical trial to look at relatively shorter and more effective multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment than the current regimen for MDR-TB.

High security alert in Mumbai on eve of Ganesh Chaturthi and Eid

Two major festivals of Hindus and Muslims falling on the same day on Saturday have put the police on their toes in Mumbai. Police said two foreign nationals with suspected terror links have sneaked into the city after which the metropolis was put on high alert.

Crucial Congress core group meeting on Kashmir

Amid continued unrest in Kashmir, top leadership of the Congress, including party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, met in New Delhi on Sept9, to discuss ways to deal with the situation.