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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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Thai Pongal in Sri Lanka fortified government to people amity

Hindus in Sri Lanka celebrated the Thai Pongal Festival on the Thai Pongal Day on a grand scale in Colombo, Northern Jaffna and in the Hill country while it was a low-key event for the Tamils of the Eastern Province affected by a worst deluge for several decades.

Prez give one week dealine to parties to form govt

Three days after the lone prime ministerial candidate Ram Chandra Paudel withdrew his candidacy, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has given a week time for political parties to arrive at a consensus to form national unity government.

Mumbai scam: Controversial Adarsh building faces bulldozer

The controversial Mumbai Adarsh Society building which claimed the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan could soon face the bulldozer for demolition.

Alleged Shootout by Lankan Navy on TN fishermen: Coast Guard begins comprehensive enquiry

The India Coast Guard has begun a comprehensive enquiry into the killing of a Tamil Nadu fisherman, allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy on the mid-sea.

Mumbai attack follow-up: India says Pak has done little

India has expressed its disappointment over Pakistan's delay in bringing the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attack to justice, saying "real investigation" has not taken place in that country.

The Little Girl – La Nina – plays havoc in Sri Lanka causing woe and agony in the East

Unusual and unrelenting torrential rainy season with the erratic volatile weather has pummeled the Eastern, Northern, Central and North-Central regions of Sri Lanka which is called as a pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Pakistan Army Chief to visit Sri Lanka on Wednesday

Pakistani Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Ashfaq Kayani is to arrive in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (January 19) on a three-day official visit to forge stronger defence ties with the emerging Indian Ocean economy.

Review of war on terror in December 2010

The Republicans under George W Bush had taken the credit of stabilizing Iraq and gradually handing over provinces in Iraq to Iraqi forces. Gen David Petraeus and Gen Stanley McChrystal were pronounced as heroes.

Wife assault charge: Indian diplomat recalled from London

Senior London-based diplomat Anil Verma, , accused of assaulting his wife, is being transferred back after the External Affairs Ministry took serious note of the charges.

Jallikattu Festival in TN: One youth was gored to death and 35 injured

In the show of his courage and strength with Bull, a 22-year-old youth was gored to death and 35 injured, five of them critically, in the annual 'Jallikattu' (Taming of Bulls) event held as part of the ongoing harvest festival of Pongal at Palamedu Village, near Madurai, on Sunday.

World ‘largest OEM manufacturer to invest over Rs 50 million

Sri Lanka’s leading computer hardware distributor eSys Technologies reaffirmed their commitment to the computer hardware industry in the country by strengthening their relationship with the world’s largest electronic OEM manufacturer ‘FOXCONN’ at a media briefing held recently in Colombo. Anish Rahman, Sales Director, Foxcom Middle East, India & Africa were in Sri Lanka for the occasion.

Caste council bans girls from wearing jeans

In yet another instance of moral policing, a self-styled caste council or khap has banned girls from wearing jeans, blaming the attire for incidents of eve teasing and young couples eloping in a village in the district.

Sabarimala Mishap: A Sri Lankan devotee too lost his life in the stampede

A Sri Lankan devotee who visited to Sabarimala for the first time, has lost his life in the Magrajothi Day mishap occurred at Pullumedu in the Kottayam District of Kerala on Friday last.

Retailers roll the Bourse

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their market review indicated that market activity crossed the 7000 mark after a lapse of nearly three months .Both indices continued to ascend though with slow pace over the last week. All Share Price Index (ASPI) appended 141 points to close at 7032.60 up 2.04%. Milanka Price Index (MPI) showed a marginal rise of 0.20% and ended the week at 7301.09.

e-Sri Lanka to "change the face of government"- Secretary Lalith Weeratunga

One also has to possess a positive attitude towards bringing about change. That is why we started breeding a new set of leaders who would act as change agents”- Lalith Weeratunga