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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Tracking tags on Indian students a normal procedure, says US embassy

The U.S. on Monday sought to justify the use of ankle monitors on the students, duped by now closed Tri-Valley University, saying it was widespread across America as a standard procedure for a variety of investigations and does not necessarily imply guilt or suspicion of criminal activity.

Middle East at Strategic Crossroads, U.S. as Well

The Arab world is the beating heart of the overwhelmingly Muslim Middle East, and the Arab masses are angrily moving for a change in the status quo, practically dictated by the military, economic or political hegemony of the United States, which in turn is whipped by the regional power of the Israeli U.S. strategic ally.

Indian Navy warship goes down after collision off Mumbai

The Indian Navy warship INS Vindhyagiri capsized on Monday. The warship had collided head-on with a Cyprus flag merchant ship, M V Nordlake, near Sunk Rock Lighthouse off Mumbai harbour on Sunday evening.

Sri Lanka expects more floods during upcoming North East monsoons

More torrential rains and floods are anticipated in the country’s already battered Eastern Province in the coming few days due to the North East monsoons.

Lawmakers arrested for staging demonstration for burial rights in Pashupatinath temple vicinity

At least 13 people including two lawmakers were arrested by police on Monday after they staged demonstration demanding burial rights for non-Hindus in the forest near holy Pashupatinath Temple.

Efforts made by Jaffna Fishermen to rescue a stranded Whale have failed

Concerted efforts made by Jaffna fishermen to rescue a huge whale which has stranded off the coast of Point Pedro has ended in a failure. The whale measuring about 33 feet long and 6 feet wide was caught in lime stones in the Point Pedro area.

Sri Lanka unveils logo for 'Commonwealth Games 2018 Hambantota'

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the official logo for country’s bid for 'Commonwealth Games 2018 Hambantota' at a grand ceremony held at Temple Trees last evening (January 31, 2011).

Sri Lanka: Superintendent of Police Jayawardena challenges Interdiction aftermath of Presidential election

Superintendent of Police J.R.Jayawardena challenges his interdiction allegedly for his action to remove illegal banners, cut-outs and flags in the Ampara of the Eastern Province during the last Presidential election held on January 26 last year.

Testing times at Colombo Bourse

First trading day of the week, Monday 31 January, 2011 started with Colombo stock indices dipping slightly, continuing the selling pressure from last week. “Investor sentiment is mixed amidst the current congestion period of the market. The direction will depend on the extent to which investors would evaluate the interim results.” brokers said.

Syrian president promises reforms

Syrian president Bashar Assad says that he will promote political reform in his country in the wake of popular uprising in Tunisia and Egypt.

First nine months CDB net profit climbs to Rs 300 million

Continued improvements in key performance indicators in the third quarter of 2010 enabled Citizens Development Business Finance Ltd (CDB) to record a noteworthy profit growth for the nine months ended 31 December 2010.

Let's count our blessings: Successes of India's tuberculosis (TB) Programme

For a country like India that has the largest number of people infected with tuberculosis (TB) in the world, there are significant life-saving advances made in TB care and control over the past years, despite challenges. A lot more remains to be achieved but the gains made over the past decade, are commendable.

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Governor discloses steps taken to improve life standards in the war ravaged North

Sri Lankan security forces have cleared 2,000 square kilometers of land mines in the Jaffna, Mulleitivu, Batticaloa and Vavuniya districts in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka and have settled 342,916 internally displaced persons since defeating the LTTE terrorists and only 17,777 persons remains yet to be resettled since their former habitats remain to be cleared from land mines laid by the terrorists.

Mubarak’s new Cabinet fails to quell unrest in Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak swore in a new Cabinet on Monday, replacing one dissolved as a concession to unprecedented anti-government protests but it had little impact on the demonstrators seeking he step down.

EU parliamentarians to visit Maldives

A group of European Union parliamentarians are due to arrive in the Maldives this month to discuss politics and climate change.

China denies any link with Karmapa Lama

The Chinese government has denied suggestions that it had links with the 17th Karmapa, whose monastery was recently raided in Dharamshala, saying the accusation reflected the Indian government's mistrust towards China.

Sri Lanka Local Government Elections: Main Opposition UNP fires first salvo in CA

Pandora’s Box opened up with the first legal worm wriggling out of the can to challenge the ruling of the Election Commissioner and his Returning Officer in the Local Government nomination.