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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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2G scam: Raja says he cooperated fully with CBI

Former Telecom Minister A. Raja who was questioned for nearly nine hours on Friday, said when he came out that he fully cooperated with the CBI on the charges pertaining to 2G spectrum licences.

U.S. Marine Manning charged of classified disclosure to WikiLeaks mistreated in U.S. custody

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak from his Geneva office confirmed that his office received a complaint from a supporter of U.S. Marine Bradley Manning now in military custody facing charges that he leaked classified material to the whistleblower network WikiLeaks is being mistreated.

Christmas brings a positive short week in Colombo Bourse

The abridged trading hours saw the Colombo Stock Market rally on, to lift the indices up on Friday the December 24, ahead of Christmas. Accumulation by retail investors was witnessed on certain counters throughout the week. ASPI and MPI gained 2.81% and 2.29% respectively, for the week.

Kalmadi says all decisions on CWG spending taken as a team

After 8-hour long raid by the CBI, a defensive Suresh Kalmadi emerged from his residence Friday evening to claim that he was "innocent till proven guilty".

Nothing more familiar than contesting Gayoom: President Nasheed

President Mohamed Nasheed said there is “nothing more familiar than contesting with former President Abdul Gayoom” midst latter’s plans to come back to active politics.

Sri Lanka's Singer Finance IPO creates new record

With the recent Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Singer Finance (Lanka) Limited being oversubscribed by over 135 times, it established a new record by achieving the highest level of oversubscription for an IPO in Sri Lanka.

Rights activist Binayak Sen and two others get life term for sedition

Civil rights activist Binayak Sen, Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata businessman Piyush Guha were on Friday found guilty of sedition by a Raipur court for helping the Maoists in their fight against the state. They have been sentenced to life imprisonment by the court.

Rejoinder to Farooq Sulehria

Articles of Farooq Sulehria appear occasionally in ‘The News’. He writes sensibly but at times his liberal bent of mind overtakes rationality and fair-mindedness. In his recent article titled ‘Swat video from Sudan’, which appeared in the News on 23 December, he has forcefully condemned lashing incident in Sudan and has also replayed the Swat video of lashing incident in early 2009.

Sri Lanka's ICASL launches Certified Business Accountant qualification

Sri Lanka's national accountancy body- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) in its continuous endeavor of offering the best of qualifications to those engaged in the accountancy profession, is once again been instrumental in launching the Certified Business Accountant qualification, in its mission to help accountants to be on par with their global counterparts.

Sri Lanka to put rules on Women’s Wear, amidst curb on sex workers

Midst of recovery since an end of a 3 decade war on terrorism, and a big time tourism hype on achieving 2.5 million tourists by 2016, Sri Lanka’s Cultural Minister T. B. Ekanayaka has said that state will be implementing new laws from 2011 to ban women's clothes which are "not compliant with the local culture".

Late Chief Minister MGR's 23rd Death Anniversary: Jayalalithaa pays homage


The people of Tamil Nadu paid tribute to Late Chief Minister and founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) M G Ramachandran(MGR) on his 23rd death anniversary.

2G Spectrum Scam: SC should appoint special investigating agency - Vaiko urges

The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko has urged the Supreme Court to constitute a special investigating agency to probe 2G spectrum scam handled by former union IT Minister A Raja of DMK made several lakhs of rupees loss to the exchequer.


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