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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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UN wraps up its political mission in Nepal

United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) on Friday evening held a ‘flag lowering’ ceremony at its office in Kathmandu as the term of the UN political mission in Nepal expires on Saturday.

Lankan attacks on fishermen: Navy to strengthen security along coast

The navy would strengthen security along the south-eastern coast in the wake of attacks on Indian fishermen allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel, a senior naval official has said.

Sri Lanka recent flooding causes Rs. 55 billion loss to the economy - Minister G L Peiris

The most devastating floods witnessed by Sri Lanka in the past few days had cost the economy a staggering Rs. 55bn amounting to nearly 1.18 percent of the country's GDP.

Killing of top Maoist leader in Andhra: Court seeks answer from Govt

Observing that it cannot allow the Republic to kill its "own children", the Supreme Court on Friday sought an "answer" from the Centre and Andhra Pradesh government on the killings of top Maoist leader Azad and journalist Hemchandra Pandey in an alleged fake encounter.

Sri Lanka: Likelihood for settlement in rights petition on impugned occupation of expatriates’ property by TID

The right petition of aggrieved expatriates of Switzerland complaining of the alleged unlawful occupation of their property at Wellawatte in the Colombo Metropolis by the Terrorists Investigation Division was yesterday (14) listed by the Supreme Court to be mentioned on March 15 for settlement.

Sri Lankan Minister Dr. Mervin Silva donates eye cornea to Myanmar

Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs, Dr. Mervin Silva, donated two human eye corneas to the Government of Myanmar during his visit from 29th December 2010 - 1st January 2011 to mark the friendship between the two countries.

Sharpening secular-Islamic divide in Pakistan

Out of six billion and 90 crore world population, one billion and 57 crore are Muslims. Every sixth person in the world is Muslim. There are 57 Muslim countries on the world map and Muslim population is one billion fifty seven crores. 52 Muslim countries are secular while Sharia is practiced in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iran, Nigeria and Afghanistan (at least till October 2001 under Taliban). Iraq also had Sharia under Saddam.

CM agrees to rebuild demolished mosque after protest

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Friday morning to defuse tension brewing over the demolition of a mosque in South Delhi.

Life in Jaffna is projected negatively by frustrated elements. – President Mahinda Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that concerted efforts are being made by some politicians and organizations to discredit Sri Lanka and project the country as a Failed State. He has pointed out that the negative reporting being made about Jaffna is a part of this campaign.

Tunisian President Flees: First Revolution Instigated by Social Media

President Ben Ali, the ex-president of Tunisia is on the run, after making some futile gestures to keep the protest movement at bay – and at the eleventh hour. But, to no avail. He fired all barrels for a miracle: he first fired his interior minister; then fired the government; when neither worked, he chose to flee. At present, his whereabouts are unknown. President Sarkozy has turned down a request made by him for seeking asylum in France.