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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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India, Pakistan exchange lists of n-installations

India and Pakistan may not be in best of talking terms but that did not prevent them from exchanging the lists of their nuclear installations for the 20th consecutive year under an agreement which prohibits any kind of attack on such facilities.

Sri Lanka's ICASL revalidates its position in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's national accountancy body- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) once again established its position as the country’s largest tertiary education establishment, outside the university system, recording an impressive student registration of 8000 for the year 2010, securing a phenomenal growth of an active student base of 36,000 students.

New Year begins on wrong note for Delhi’s errant, drunk drivers

For 484 party revellers in the capital the New Year began on the wrong foot as they found themselves caught on the wrong side of the traffic rules - and mostly also on the high - Friday night.

Sex Scandal: Swamy Nithyanantha-Ranjithaa Video Clippings were genuine-Lenin Karuppan reiterate

The one-time disciple of Self Styled Godman Nithyananda, Lenin Karuppan has said that the video clips showing the actress Ranjithaa in compromising postures with "Swamy" were genuine and not doctored as claimed by the actress earlier on Friday.

The Indian Year Of Corruption


It is not easy to define corruption. But in an Indian context, corruption is mostly concerned with bribery, scam and political blackmailing.

What a contrast!

Former US president, George W. Bush once arrogantly said “you are with us or against us”. This is quite contrast to what late US president, John F. Kennedy said in 1961 in a speech to the Newspaper Publishers Association;

New telecom policy to be transparent

After having learnt a lesson from the 2G Spectrum scam under Telecom Minister A. Raja who is currently being probed, and in an effort to infuse greater transparency into the sector, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday announced formulation of a new and comprehensive National Telecom Policy 2011 that he says will be “clear and transparent.”

Sri Lankan Tamils issue and 2G Spectrum Scam will work against DMK in the election: Vaiko says

The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(MDMK) General Secretary and hardcore supporter of LTTE Vaiko has said that the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and Rs.1.80 lakhs crore 2G Spectrum scam will affect the prospect of the ruling DMK in the forth coming assembly election in Tamil Naud to be held in May.

Leena Perera expired

Leena Perera, wife of Quintus Perera a Senior Journalist for The Sunday Times and a regular contributor for the Asian Tribune, expired on December 31, after a prolonged illness. Parishioners of Kanuwana St Joseph’s Church will ever remember Mrs Perera for the services she has rendered to the Church when she was healthy for nearly 30 years.

GSLV failure due-to snapping of connectors: ISRO Explains

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has said that failure caused to GSLV-F06, which crashed due to the premature snapping of connectors stopped the flow of control commands.

2011 Starts with freebies: Free Pongal Bags to 1.95 crore ration card holders-Karunanidhi inaugurates the scheme


The people of Tamil Nadu have welcomed the new year-2011 with freebies thanks to the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi. The state government started to distribute free Pongal Bags to the 1.95 ration card holders.

Sinhala Buddhist Revival-Advise From A Great Tamil

Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam’s Prize Day Speech (July 30th 1914) This speech is reproduced from the latest issue of the Mahinda College Magazine 2002, which has been dedicated to commemorating the 110th Anniversary of the founding of the College.

2010: Benchmark year for bourse

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their Market Review indicated that it was an encouraging year end week with positive indices all through the week. All Share Price Index (ASPI) gained 78 points to end at 6635.87 up by 1.18%. Milanka Price Index (MPI) added 76 points to rise by 1.09% and closed at 7061.46. Nearly all sector indices recorded an increase week on week. Aggregate value of turnover was LKR 6.5bn down by 8% of earlier week‘s value of LKR 7.1bn.

The Economic Outlook of Europe in 2011: hoping for the best while preparing for the opposite

At last, the weather gods had been kind to the Europeans on the eve of the New Year and beyond, who were battling against an army of unseen demons brought about by the Big Freeze – the worst for almost two hundred years. The unusually cold temperatures somewhat dampened down the mood during the festive period, but people managed to put on a brave face.


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