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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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Manmohan Singh presses for early FTA with South East Asia

The India-ASEAN Summit in Hanoi has come out with a five-year 'plan of action' outlining roadmap for enhanced multi-faceted cooperation.

Market maintains status quo

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that the market followed the sentiments of earlier week and All Share Price Index (ASPI) shed 8 points to close at 6678.05. Milanka Price Index (MPI) was down by 29 points and ended for the week at 7241.77.

Letter from America: Tuesday’s midterm election

With the midterm election coming on November 2, Tuesday, the phone lines in the USA are busier than ever before. I have been away from my home for the past two weeks.

Lalin’s Column:Pakistan Zindabad India Jai Hind

From Colombo Fort to Rawalpindi and back by train for military training in 1964 - Just before Xmas 1963, I was informed by my battalion adjutant

Housing scam: Maharashtra CM faces axe

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday offered to resign from the post after a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi, becoming the first political casualty to the embarrassing housing scam in Mumbai.

Remaking Old Mistakes, Post-War?

Without a successful resettlement process, Sri Lanka cannot enjoy a lasting peace. And yet, the Rajapaksas seem to be according a rather low priority to the task of resettlement. In the 2011 budget, the Ministry of Resettlement has been allocated a paltry Rs. 2.4 billion, placing it near the bottom of the Rajapaksa budgetary totem pole.

The Greatest Politico-Medical Discovery of Our Time: the Liberal Gene

The news came out of the blue: and, it is pleasantly surprising. The tendency to embrace liberalism, after all, is in our genes, say the researches at the University of California after a research involving 2000 subjects.

Indian contingent for Asian games in China to be 609

Indian Olympic Association said on Saturday that 609 athletes, including 249 women, will represent the country in 35 different disciplines in the 16th Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China, from November 12 to 28. It will be India's largest ever contingent to take part in the Games.

The Housing Problem of the Resettled in “Tharakulam” Housing Scheme will be solved soon – Minister Devananda

The members of the resettled families in “Tharakulam” Housing Scheme met Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development in Jaffna seeking help for sorting out the difficulties they experience, out of the 39 families displaced from this Housing scheme only 37 had turned up.

Banning Landmines in Sri Lanka: Looking at it from Socio, Economic & Political Perspectives

Since independence in 1948, Island nation of Sri Lanka has faced two types of internally originated human destruction and debacles which were the Southern insurgencies (in 1971 & 1988) and a nearly three decade long North and East conflict which ended in 2009. Sri Lanka could have avoided both the conflicts with political will with correct mechanism to address the root causes for the conflicts that time that left to the strife.

UK MP visits Helplanka projects in Sri Lanka

Stephen Hammond MP for Wimbledon, a member of the recent Commonwealth Parliamentary Group delegation who met with President Rajapakse and other ministers in Colombo recently took time to visit to St Joseph’s College for the Deaf in Ragama, a project assisted by UK based charity Helplanka.

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court dismiss Fonseka’s Presidential Elections petition

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Friday (October 29) dismissed an election petition filed by imprisoned ex-Army chief and defeated presidential candidate - Sarath Fonseka challenging the results of 2010 January Presidential Election sans a trial.

“We are sorry,” President Nasheed tells European couple over marriage vows fiasco

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has personally apologized to a European couple who were insulted during a renewal of marriage vows ceremony in the Maldives.