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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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A new IPO in Colombo Bourse despite a low turnover

Despite a low turnover that tumbled 84.25% at Rs.1.25 billion on Tuesday the December 14, Sri Lankan stocks closed down with index weighty stocks such as JKH and Dialog Axiata dragging the market down further down.

“Ex-CJ knew Raja name figured in bid to influence Madras court judge “

Former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan has unwittingly got dragged into one of the many controversies surrounding A.Raja, who had resigned as Union Telecom Minister in the 2g Spectrum scandal.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa to issue the first multicolour coin

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will today issue a new crown-size multicolor silver coin.

American Pastor Terry Jones to campaign in UK

American Pastor Terry Jones, who attracted condemnation when he threatened to burn copies of Koran on this year’s 9/11 anniversary, is planning to take his campaign to UK.

Sarawak Government Announces Destruction Of 1 Million Hectares Of Tropical Forests

The Sarawak government intends to convert one million hectares of land into oil palm plantations within the next ten years. Most of this land is currently covered by secondary rainforests, yet it also includes fruit and rubber gardens as well as hitherto untouched primary rainforests, including peatland swamp forests.

Proposal to put Indian residents under surveillance forever: Besides UID Number Bill, several other related Bills on the horizon

The National Identification Authority of India Bill (NIAI), 2010 has been introduced in Parliament after the constitution of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and appointment of Nandan Nilekani as its Chairman in the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister. The Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha onDecember 3, 2010 seeks to provide statutory status to the UIDAI which has been functioning without backing of law since January 2009.

Sunni Wakf Board challenges Allahabad court verdict on Ayodhya

Sunni Wakf Board has filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court ruling that divided a bitterly-contested religious site between Hindus and Muslims.

Iranian sentiments overwhelm the Gaza caravan

After overcoming the initial obstacles in South Asia, where, first the Pakistani government denied visas to some Indians, then Indian government delayed permission to those of its citizens who had obtained visas from the Pakistani government to cross the Wagha border on foot, and the biggest disappointment in the form of denial by Pakistani government to permit the caravan to travel the land route through Balochistan, the peace activists assembled in Zahedan after flying into Iran via Tehran. This is where they would have arrived if they had followed the land route from Delhi through India and Pakistan.