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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2766

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Un-ending Model Failures in Economics and Weather Forecasting

It is Economics that became a source of jokes during the financial crisis that almost brought the world to its knees in the last two years. The human reactions to the way the economists got things wrong range from Royal eye-browse-raising to harsh presidential remarks: for instance, upon hearing the state of the British economy during the recession, the Queen of England was said to have remarked, “how come, no one saw it was coming; it is terrible.”

Rising prices: Why blame only my ministry, asks Pawar

Facing attack from all fronts on the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities as well as vegetables, India’s Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar saysit was unfair to pick on his Agriculture Ministry for people’s woes.

Letter from America: The Arizona Shooting

United States is a nation prone to political violence. Nine presidents have been the targets of assassination, along with one president-elect and three presidential candidates. In addition, some eight governors, seven U.S. Senators, 10 Representatives, 11 mayors and 17 state legislators have been violently attacked. No other Western country with a population over 50 million has as high a number.

Sri Lanka Bourse will reach Rupees three trillion in 2011- SECSL

Sri Lanka’s capital market watchdog- Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) is hopeful that the country’s bourse- the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) would reach the Rs. three trillion mark by end of 2011 from the current Rs two trillion.

Hardliners force women off Peshawar billboards once again

The provincial government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (Northwest Pakistan) which is considered representing moderate views seems succumbed to conservatives as the capital city Peshawar has witnessed removal of billboards featuring women models.

Sri Lanka’s Hotel Sector to rally with US $ 1.5 billion worth foreign Hotel Projects

While tourist arrivals has topped by 46% amounting 654,000 to Sri Lanka during 2010, Government of Sri Lanka is hoping to attract nearly US $ 1.5 billion worth of hotel projects during 2011 according to the Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka released 78 former LTTE rebels to celebrate Thai Pongal festival

Marking the harvest festival celebrations by Tamils both locally and internationally, Government of Sri Lanka released some 78 LTTE carders today (15th January 2011) in Jaffna.

Sri Lanka to harness national intellectual property system for development- Minister Rishard Bathiudeen

Emphasising the commitment of the government of Sri Lanka for intellectual property rights, country’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen, reiterated that the national intellectual property system would be utilized in transforming Sri Lanka into the “Wonder of Asia”.

Indian Air Force Chief visit Sri Lanka Today

The Indian Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik will arrive in Sri Lanka today for a four-day official visit.

Sri Lanka’s CIFL strives to go rural through village awakening

Starting off small as a family business, Central Investments & Finance Limited (CIFL) is today in the forefront as a finance and leasing company in Sri Lanka. CIFL carries the hallmark of cohesion and steadfastness as an emerging force in the Sri Lankan commercial spectrum.

Rapists must be punished, irrespective of circumstances, says court

Rape is a heinous crime and its perpetrators must be punished, no matter what the circumstances, the Supreme Court (SC) ruled and asked a man to undergo seven years in jail on Friday, 21 years after he kidnapped and forced himself on a girl.

Sri Lanka: Nominee replacing Sarath Fonseka could lose the seat in Parliament

Lakshman Nipuna Arachchi, who is nominated to replace the vacant seat of the former army chief Sarath Fonseka could lose the possibility in representing the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) at Parliament for being absent for three months to take oaths as member.

Gayoom kicks off DRP campaign without party leader

Former Leader of the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) Maumoon Abdul Gayoom kicked off the campaign ahead of the local polls, in which the incumbent leader did not take part.