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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 879

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Water scarcity still haunts Kohima residents

Water scarcity has again hit the Kohima residents. During dry season, town dwellers normally suffer but residents in and around state capital, Kohima, have to face the maximum hardships. Even the state assembly used to discuss the matter very seriously.

Suleiman warning of “coup” angers Egypt’s protesters

Egypt’s protesters and opposition groups were infuriated Wednesday by a warning from Vice President Omar Suleiman that if their movement doesn’t enter negotiations, a “coup” could take place causing greater chaos, as a mass demonstration in a central Cairo square entered its 16th day.

Maga becomes a leading construction firm

During a relatively short period, Maga Engineering has grown to become the leading construction company in Sri Lanka, and made an indelible imprint as an infrastructure developer of the country. The company has completed over 250 multidisciplinary projects in both Sri Lanka and abroad ranging from buildings, roads and bridges to water supply and marine work.

63rd Independence Day Celebrations In Palestine


Sri Lanka Representative Office in Palestine held a grand reception in Ramallah to mark the 63rd Independence Day of Sri Lanka.

Cabinet formation delayed due to difference over sharing ministerial portfolios

The newly-elected Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal failed to expand his cabinet even three days after his taking oath and secrecy of office on Sunday due to differences between the prime minister’s party and the Maoist on sharing ministerial portfolios.

Sri Lanka Parliament encourages import of hybrid motor vehicles

Evaluating the long term benefits, Government obtained the Parliament approval today (February 9, 2011) to amend Imports and Exports (Control) Act No1 of 1969 and the subsequent amendments allowing tax concessions on import of hybrid electric vehicles, which will reduce the fuel cost and safeguard the environment.

Veteran freedom fighter honored: Karunanidhi unveiled Ma. Po. Si. Statue in Chennai


Unveiling the statue of Ma.Po.Si. in T. Nagar, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday said his efforts to honor Tamil scholars were aimed at taking Tamil virtues such as valor, wisdom and affinity to language to the next generation.

Volatility weighs at Colombo Bourse

Negotiated deals (foreign sales) pertaining to Commercial Bank coupled with retail profit taking weighed on ASPI during early trading on Wednesday the 9, February 2009, diluting gains in other counters. However, gains in some large & mid-cap counters edged the MPI up according to brokers.

Rs 2 Lacks Crore ISRO-Spectrum Scam:Shame for the nation-Jayalalithaa Slams

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremoo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu has said that the ISRO-Spectrum scam involved Rs Two Lakhs Crore is a shame to the nation. Ms Jayalalithaa also urged the centre to cancel the S- Band license given by ISRO to private channel operations.

Dr Jaanaki Goonaratna, ITI researcher invents new lime drink

Due to lack of storage facilities, unavailability preservation methods and mobilization and other constraints, some agricultural produce go waste, some in large quantities. Lime is one agricultural produce that go waste in large quantities and it is estimated that this waste accounts for between 20 to 30%. Further raw lime juice becomes bitter when it is kept for a short while.

Kozhikode to have India’s largest mosque

India's largest mosque is planned to be built in Kozhikode covering an area of 12 acres on the sprawling 'Knowledge City' complex of Islamic religious and Cultural Jamia Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya.

Another Twist to Deoband-Jamiat Spat

Maulana Syed Arshad Madni, president of a fraction of Jamiat Ulama-e Hind and a contender for the post of Muhtamim-ship (VC) of Darul Uloom Deoband against Maul. Ghulam Muhammad Wastanwi has recently given another serious twist to the whole Deoband-Jamiat controversy.

Second Phase of Census enumeration begins in TN:Karunanidhi and his family given information

The second phase of Census 2011 began in Tamil Nadu today with around 1.5 lakh personnel involved in the exercise.

“Scoring points” should not be aim of future talks, Pak tells India

Pakistan said on Wednesday the sequencing of upcoming Indo-Pak discussions on outstanding issues should not be intended at taking "unilateral advantage" or "scoring points", a day after India maintained that there will be sequencing of interactions on issues, including terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir and Siachen.

Sri Lanka’s 63rd Anniversary of Independence celebrated in Brussels


Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha addressing the celebrations to mark the 63rd Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka in Brussels on 06 February 2011, has said “ as we celebrate our freedom, let us not forget that these continue to be challenging times for Sri Lanka.

Cyber Center Bringing Innovation and Information to Farmers

The United States Government has joined the Sri Lanka Ministry of Agriculture to provide information technology to Sri Lankan farmers. The initiative aims to increase productivity and better link farmers to markets.

Cultural degradations in TV programmes:State should initiate action-PMK urges

The Pattali Makkal Katchi(PMK) legislator has urged the state government to take action against the TV channels which are telecasting sleazed and violent programs spoiling youth and children.

14 Tourist Events scheduled for February under “Visit Sri Lanka-2011”

The Sri Lanka Tourist Authority has organized 14 events at different locations under its comprehensive tourist promotion programme named “Visit Sri Lanka 2011”. These programmes is aimed at promoting different tourist products each month, and attract a minimum of 700,000 tourists to visit Sri Lanka in the year 2011.


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