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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2769

Monthly archive

Sri Lanka: Tourist arrivals on the rise by 39%

Sri Lanka which is recovering from a war torn era has recently recorded a 39% of growth in tourist arrivals during the last two months with 52,370 visitors in October. Subsequently, the cumulative arrivals have rose 44% Year on Year (YoY) to 497,598 persons compared to 447,890 visitors in last year.

Chidambaram links rising crime to migrants, gets slammed by Opposition

Home minister P Chidambaram on Moooonday sought to blame migrants to Delhi for crimes like rape, a statement that came under attack from political leaders, following which he withdrew it.

Sri Lanka's nurses call-off island-wide strike today, giving in to govt. pressure

Sri Lankan nurses called off island-wide trade union action scheduled for today (December 13, 2010) after an appeal was made by Minister of Health.

Sri Lanka: Main opposition plans a massive protest in the capital

United National Party (UNP) is currently in the process of organizing a massive protest, which will be held in Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. This protest would take place against the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on 26th January 2011 with the theme “Ekadipathi Viyaruwa Parajaya Karamu” (Lets defeat the dictator).

Sampath Bank lifts turnover in Colombo Stock Exchange

Sri Lanka Stock Indices on Monday December 12, gained slightly while the market witnessed the highest turnover during the month, triggered by three special transactions pertaining to Sampath Bank. It is likely the transactions were internal transfers between the Vallibel groups. However, the sluggish trend continued in most other counters.

Paralyzed Parliament cost the nation Rs 146 crore

The second-generation mobile telephony spectrum scam may have caused a colossal loss to the national exchequer, but the standoff between the government and opposition over it has resulted in the further wastage of over Rs146 crore as the entire Winter session of Parliament was virtually washed out.

Govt formed three-member probe committee over firing involving former crown prince

Amidst mounting pressure from various quarters to book him firing, Home Ministry on Monday formed a three-member probe committee headed by Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police Ganga Prasad Pandey to investigate the shooting incident involving former crown prince Paras Shah at the Tiger Tops Resort in Chitwan Saturday night.

Amendment to Public Finance Act ratified and taken to Supreme Court

Under pressure, Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed finally ratified the first amendment bill to the Public Finance Act yesterday, and then filed a case in the Supreme Court against the very Act saying certain articles violates the Constitution.

The US is all set to make India a global power

Holy Quran distinctly spells out that Jews and Christians can never be trusted friends of Muslims. Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had stated well over 1400 years ago that the entire world of non-Muslims is a single band that works on one frequency.

2G Spectrum Scam wories: Karunanidhi leaves to Yelagiri hill station to avoid getting embarrassed

The much publicized 2G Spectrum Scam in the media and raids conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to his close confident and former IT minister A Raja worried the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, which has led him to leave Chennai. On Monday morning Mr Karunanidhi left for Yelagiri, a hill station in Vellore district, northern part of the State, taking a break from his routine administrative work.

Plastering works begans in the Sri Rangam temple Rajagopuram

Works on plastering cracks found on the pillars at the base of the ‘rajagopuram' of Sri Renganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam has been taken up for protecting structural stability of the 237-foot-tall Asia's tallest temle tower, according to temple sources.

Those Were The Days In Lucknow

Oft in the noisy nights, when smog hides the starry lights, the wafting smells of childhood make my world look bright. Those were the days when innocence had not lost its naivety to the allure of the mobile phone, or the ready access to internet porn sites, or the dizzying effect of television reality shows.

Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple launches website: Devotees access all informations

Devotees thronging the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa here can now access information on queue status for darshan, weather conditions and other details through a website and an SMS facility.

US do it again—Indian diplomat told to remove turban

Close on the heels of the news that Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar was subjected to a ‘pat-down’ search, another incident of top Indian diplomat Hardeep Puri was subjected to a pat-down search down at Houston Airport has come to light, following which India has lodged a strong protest with the U.S.

Sri Lanka: Three Parliamentarians appointed to monitor two key ministries

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed three Members of Parliament Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Duminda Silva, and Udith Lokubandara to monitor two key ministries.

Sri Lanka’s ex-terror group leader turned minister- Karuna Amman, says Rajiv Gandhi's assassination was a big mistake by LTTE

Sri Lanka’s ex- terror group regional leader turned minister- Vinyagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, said that assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a big mistake on part of the now eliminated- Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE).