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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

Monthly archive

PM leads nation in homage to 26/11 terror victims

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday pledged to redouble efforts to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks to justice as India paid homage to the martyrs on the second anniversary of the carnage.

Trade, FDI will be cornerstone of India-UAE ties: Patil

Lauding the trading communities of India and the UAE for their role in making the two countries leading trade partners over the last four decades, visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday said that in the evolving global scenario, trade, commerce and foreign direct investment would be the cornerstone of India-UAE ties in the 21st century.

To Curb Money Laundering Sri Lanka Central Bank Enters into MOU with Bangladesh Central Bank

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Anti – Money Laundering Department of Central Bank of Bangladesh.

Delhi rape case: BPO woman abducted at midnight on road

A woman employee of a BPO was abducted on Wednesday night when she was dropped near her home byn the office cab in the busy Dhaula Kuan area of South Delhi and was walking with her colleague and raped by men in a tempo.

Indices drop despite IPO gains in Colombo Bourse

Indices decreased in Colombo Stock Exchange on November 25, as the selling pressure continued to plague the market.

IMF delays Maldives’ loan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it would delay paying out part of a US$92.5 million loan to the Maldives, blaming it on the country’s failure to carry out fiscal reforms.

Sri Lanka: Tamil political prisoners seek scheme for their bail; Memorandum to New Justice Minister

In a bid to get their grievances addressed, the Tamil political prisoners detained at New Magazine Prisons have appealed to the newly appointed Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem to take steps to formulate a plausible scheme to facilitate them to be enlarged on bail.

India sends note to Pak on slow progress of justice in 26/11 attack

Concerned at the lack of progress in the Mumbai terror attacks cases in Pakistan, India on Thursday issued a note verbale to Islamabad asking it to fulfill its "obligation and commitment" to bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 carnage.

Sri Lanka: Ex-Bribery Commissioners Complain to SC of anomalies and non-payment of their arrears of salary

Ex-Bribery Commissioners in a rights petition complained to the Supreme Court of alleged anomalies and non-payment of their arrears of the increased salary since 2006 to 2009.

My Dear Brother in Jesus Christ Malcolm Ranjith: May God be with You!

My Dear Brother in Jesus Christ Malcolm Ranjith, we the Sri Lankan Catholics from all parts of the world are joined by our broader minded brothers and sisters of other Christian denominations, other faiths and atheists in Sri Lanka and also by the world Christian Community to shower you with the Choicest Blessings of God!

If Germany could do, why not Korea?

The Korean war (1950-1953) between North and South Korea claimed millions of casualties not only from both Koreas but from the US, China and USSR too. It left the peninsula in ruins.

Government under pressure to summon House session at the earliest

Ruling Nepali Congress (NC) on Thursday asked the government to summon House session, which was prorogued after fracas in the parliament on Friday evening, before the 17th round of Prime Ministerial election slated for December 2.

Spectrum probe: Apex court pulls up CBI for not questioning Minister Raja and Telecom Secretary

The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the CBI for failing to question former Telecom Minister A Raja and Telecom Secretary in the second generation mobile telephony Spectrum allocation scandal, saying it was "beating around the bush".

Diseases of poverty to be in spotlight at IFGH biennial conference

The biennial conference of the Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH) to mark the World AIDS Day (1 December) is focussing on the theme of "Partnerships to address health and diseases of poverty challenges."

Norwegian Ambassador calls on Sri Lanka’s Chief Buddhist prelates

The newly arrived Norway’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ms. Hilde Haraldstad paid a call on Sri Lanka’s Chief Buddhist prelates Maha Nayaka of Malwattha and Maha Nayaka Thero of the Asgiriya Chapter.

The Dreams Of The World, In The Palm Of Your Hand

“Every year almost 9 million children and infants die from preventable causes. 1 in 5 children are now over weight. Childhood obesity is 10 times higher than it was in 1970.”

UN Under-Secy General Pascoe visiting Nepal to assess progress in peace process

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe, is visiting Nepal in the first week of December to assess progress made in the peace process.

CBI digs into countrywide housing loan racket

The CBI on Thursday sought explanation from private companies who benefited from an alleged cross-country housing loan racket involving top officials of public and private sector financial institutions.