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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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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.

Sri Lankan govt. agrees to amend the Local Govt. Bills?

It is likely that the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will alter the two highly-debated Local Authorities electoral reforms bills, as a part of the compromise it reached with the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), which joined the government ranks recently.

In Ooty: Blasts in Cordite Factory claims five lives-Explosion was powerful

A powerful blast has claimed five lives in Ooty's Cordite Factory, a defense establishment. The several decades old factory situated at Aruvandadu on the Ooty-Coonoor Highwas.

New English language requirement for UK Visas starts next Monday

Britain announced that compulsory English language tests will be introduced from November 29 for UK Visa applicants. From next Monday, non-European migrants applying to the UK to join or marry their settled partner will face the new test schedules.

Japan Grants LKR 1.6 Billion to Improve Connectivity in the Eastern Province


The Government of Japan has provided a grant of Japanese Yen 1,217 million (Rs 1,650 million) to reconstruct five bridges to improve connectivity and more access to the Eastern Province.

Bangladeshi worker stabbed to death in Male’; Fellow workers in fear

The Bangladeshi High Commissioner in the Maldives said their workers are now living in fear after a Bangladeshi was stabbing on the streets, Monday.

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.

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.

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.”


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