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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 921

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Bangkok celebrates Independence Day


Sri Lanka Independence Day celebrations in Thailand was enlivened this year with a musical performance by the famous singer Visharad Nanda Malini.

Best way of treating Stroke patients is the Stroke Unit Care


Dr (Ms) Padma Gunaratne, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital was elected the 44th President, Ceylon College of Physicians at a colourful Induction Ceremony held at Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

Sri Lanka’s paddy cultivation heavily affected by continuous floods

The second round of floods in Sri Lanka being experienced from January have caused severe damages almost destroying nearly 300,000 acres of paddy lands in 7 Districts in the North, Northwestern and Eastern Provinces.

Actor Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam merges with Congress

The Congress has been desperate to neutralize the damaging potential of the late Chief Minister Rajasekhara Reddy's son, Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh. On Sunday, it managed to woo popular film star Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party to merge with the Congress.

Sri Lanka Minister appeals to delay polls held in flood-ravaged areas

Sri Lanka’s Minister for Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, Wimal Weerawansa today (February 6, 2011) requested polls chief Dayananda Dishanayake to postpone local government polls in the flood-ravaged areas of the country.

Indian Navy arrests Somali pirates after battle

In the second major anti-piracy operation off Lakshadweep in 10 days, the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard on Sunday apprehended 52 men including 28 suspected Somali pirates on board a ship after a brief gun-battle near the islands.

New York's Asia Society Reverberates to the Rhythms of Kandyan Drums


The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations hosted a well attended Concert and Reception at the prestigious Asia Society for the diplomatic community, senior UN personnel and members of the business and social elite of New York to mark the 63rd anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence.

Egypt’s Vice- President holds talks with Islamist leaders

Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman met on Sunday with opposition groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood, an official news agency said, amid an unprecedented uprising against President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

The US is making Al-Qaeda presence in Pakistan to target it

In his last address to State of Union in USA, Obama appeared to be in an upbeat mood. He started his talk by giving an optimistic picture of Afghanistan saying that Al-Qaeda’s presence in Afghanistan and border belt of Pak-Afghan border has significantly shrunk; for the first time it is under tremendous pressure; its members and leaders are on the run.

Indian naval officer sacked for affair with Russian woman

Defence Minister AK Antony has sacked a senior navy officer for having sexual relations with a Russian woman in Moscow as head of the Indian team overseeing the refit of aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov there.

India, Pakistan Foreign Secretaries open talks

After six months, India and Pakistan have finally begun talks as the two countries' Foreign Secretaries met in Thimphu, Bhutan on Sunday.

Former AIADMK MLA and Actor S Vee Shekar Joins Congress

Comedy Actor turned politician and who was expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) MLA S Vee Shekar has joined the Congress Party.

Uprising - Glen Beck’s interpretation

US Tea Party’s ultra conservative campaigner, Glen Beck interprets the Egyptian uprising in a very strange way on his Fox show. He sees the uprising as a threat to the American way of life. He says store food and prepare for the coming global insurrection. That is the warning Glen Beck issues to the Americans.

Budget presented after ‘Rahu Kalam’ Row: Jayalalithaa has no rationale to talk of rationalism-Karunanidhi slammed

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi has said that the AIADMK leader J. Jayalalitha has no rationale to talk of rationalism.

Fiscal Deficit in TN Budget:Karunanidhi denies Jayalalithaa's charges

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has rejected the charges of the main opposition AIADMK leader Ms J Jayalalithaa's claims on the fiscal deficit projected in the Interim budget presented in the State Assembly on Saturday.


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