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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2791

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Science made strides even in societies that were neither modern: Dr Manmohan Singh observed

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has observed that the science had made strides even in societies that were neither modern nor liberal, and the products of science had been put to illiberal uses.

Marginal gains at Colombo Bourse

New year commenced positively at the Colombo Bourse with retailers keeping poultry sector on the buying side, whilst renewed interest was witnessed in counters CFLB and LCEY on Monday the January 3, while the Institutional investors returned to the market as well.

CET for medical courses: Arrange the withdrawal of the notification or quit the CM post - Jayalalithaa

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Ms J Jayalalithaa has urged the state Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to try to withdraw the notification issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to medical education (MBBS), which would affect the poor students from villages of the state, otherwise resign from the post of chief minister.

Sri Lanka: Shangri-La to open a hotel in Colombo in 2014

Shangri-La Asia Ltd., a Hong Kong based hotel and resort group has purchased some six acre land, which is located facing Galle Face from the government to construct a multi-use complex with high end retailing, deluxe apartments and a 500-key luxury hotel. The project is expected to complete by 2014.

Sri Lanka's UNP to see new party leader before March elections

Sri Lanka's main opposition- United National Party (UNP) will see a new leader take the reins of the party before the Local Government polls are held in March.

Aarushi murder case: Court asks CBI “why the hurry for closure?”

A special court on Monday dismissed the plea by Aarushi Talwar's parents not to close the double murder case saying it was "not maintainable" at this stage but asked CBI what was the "hurry" in filing the closure report.

Does Sri Lanka Need To Change Its Monetary Unit?

Historical evidence of Sri Lanka unambiguously indicates that she had been used monetary units in different names in the past before the current monetary unit, Rupee introduced into the country. The fascinating coins triumphal arch installed in Bank of Ceylon Head Quarters in Colombo displays the models of different monetary units had been administered in Sri Lanka in the history.

Delhi court convicts five Jaish terrorists

A Delhi court on Monday convicted five Jaish-e-Muhammed terrorists, including two brothers, for waging war against the country and being involved in spreading terror.

Humanitarian aid sails on final leg of its journey to Gaza

The Asia to Gaza caravan arrived to a grand welcome by the Governor of Latakia, Dr. Khalyl Mashhaddya, a cardio-thoracic surgeon, on 25th December, 2010, in the port city of Syria, with school children playing their band and raising pro-Palestine and pro-Syria placards on the street.

Sri Lanka to issue conditional visa for United Nations Panel

Sri Lankan government will issue visa for United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka only to testify before the Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

IndiGo goes international; Set to fly to Maldives

India's leading domestic budget carrier IndiGo is set to go international August this year with flights scheduled to the Maldives too.