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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2615

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Jayalalithaa Knocks HC door to discharge from a IT case: Court orders notice to IT department

The Madras High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Income Tax (IT) Department on a petition filed by the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa seeking discharge her from a case regarding alleged willful failure to file wealth tax returns for the year 1992-1993.

Israel honors Indian nanny for 26/11 bravery

Indian nanny Sandra Samuels, who risked her life to save an Israeli toddler Moshe Holtzberg from the clutches of terrorists during 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been conferred with an honorary citizenship by the Israeli government for her act of bravery.

Janashakthi becomes most profitable insurer

Janashakthi Insurance PLC (JIPLC) has become the most profitable insurer among all quoted insurance companies, recording a Profit after Tax of LKR 145.4 Mn for the first half 2010. This is a remarkable achievement, given the nature of the industry which has 19 players competing.

Late CM Anna's 102nd Birth Day:TN celebrate enthusiastically

The entire state of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday enthusiastically celebrated the 102nd birth day of late chief minister and Dravidian patriarch and founder leader of the DMK Perarignar Anna (C. N. Annadurai).

Iranians now in Colombo, keenly eyeing maritime agenda with Colombo harbour

The delegation led by Iranian Commerce Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari which is now in Colombo is keenly looking for maritime ties with Colombo port.

Ban Cotton Export: Jayalalithaa urges Union Government

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa has urged the centre to reconsider its decision to allow exports of cotton to other countries.

Match Fixing, Spot fixing, Cricket and Change in Buddhism

One of my friends asked me whether still I have any interest in the game of cricket. He was of the view that it is not the players the outsiders will decide the result of the match.

Indian President Patil talks of potential for close ties with Cambodia

Indian President Pratibha Patil has underlined the potential for enhancing close cooperation between India and Cambodia in the field of human resource development, defence, agriculture and infrastructure, as she hailed the cordial relations between the two countries.

Seylan Bank Seylan Siri Nivasa housing loan scheme launched

Seylan Bank launched their express housing loan scheme “Seylan Siri Nivasa” which offers loans in just four working days at an attractive rate of interest. The housing loan centre is geared to obtain the local authority documents such as street line certificates, building limit certificates and non-vesting and ownership certificates.

Musharraf says his Facebook overflows with Pak youth, so his new party has future

Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf is in Hong Kong, participating in an investors conference, and talking to media persons on the sidelines today (Wednesday) on his come-back to politics and his country, he said he will formally launch his political party, All Pakistan Muslim League, next month.

Christian Solidarity Welcomes One-Day Ceasefire in Burma by Karen National Union

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomed the decision by the Karen National Union (KNU) to observe a unilateral one-day ceasefire on 21 September, the International Day of Peace. CSW calls on Burma’s military regime, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), to declare a permanent nationwide ceasefire and end its military offensives against civilians in the ethnic states.

Philippines’ develop-plan of an island in Spratlys might kick off controversy

The Philippines’ plan of a major renovation of an airport and other facilities on an island (Pagasa) it occupies in the disputed Spratlys archipelago, might kick off another controversy in the region-- the South China Sea.

Rain Water Harvesting Project at the Export Processing Zone at Katunayake

In a ceremony, the High Commission of India handed over to the Government of Sri Lanka a project on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water Resources at the Export Processing Zone, Katunyake.

Positive macro economic outlook has boosted investor confidence

Corporate earnings for the quarter ended June 2010 resound the initial signs of the post war macro economic recovery in Sri Lanka, indicated in a review - the Quarterly Earnings Review June 2010 by Acuity Stock Brokers Research Limited.

Journalists attacked by Christian Priests: Tension prevails in front of the house of Archbishop

Some of the Journalists in Chennai who were allegedly attacked yesterday, by the close aids of Chennai Archbishop Chinnappa, triggered tension and hundreds of press men gathered in front of the house of the bishop for more than an hour.

Pope Benedict XVI visits to the UK

Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in the UK for the starts his four day official visit to the UK today, on Thursday 16 September. The Holy Father will visit the UK as Head of State of the Holy See and as the leader of a major denomination. The Pope will be visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Birmingham. This is the first ever official papal visit to the UK.