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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

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Court rejects bail plea of convicted rights activist Binayak Sen

The Chhattisgarh high court on Thursday rejected the bail application of rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court on charges of sedition and links with Naxalites.

Raymond Davis case still making headlines

Recent incident of an American national Raymond Allen Davis involved in cold blooded murder of two Pakistanis in Lahore has given rise to many searching questions. The situation has become all the more shady and mysterious since his name and identity are fake and so was the car plate number in which he was traveling on the day of occurrence.

Sri Lanka: Two police officers imputes to SC they were interdicted as they arrested offenders with scurrilous pamphlets

Two high rank police officers in a petition pointed out to the Supreme Court that they were interdicted from service for the reason, they charged, they had taken steps to take into custody the offenders who transported scurrilous pamphlets without the names of the publisher or the press in the eve of the last Presidential election held on January 26 last year.

Retailers lift indices at Colombo Bourse

Institutional and high net worth investor participation was witnessed during early trading on Thursday, February 10, 2011 while a fresh round of retail buying further boosted All Share Price Index (ASPI) during the latter part of trading according to brokers. “Milanka Price Index was choppy during the day but ended on a positive note” brokers said.

Doctors join Egyptian protesters against Mubarak

Striking doctors and a host of other workers have joined thousands of anti-government protesters in Egypt on Thursday, reports from Cairo said.

Sri Lanka’s Sanansa Development Bank partners with IFC to promote business efficiencies for micro-entrepreneurs

Sri Lanka’s leading co-operative bank- Sanasa Development Bank (SDB) signed a Corporation Agreement with- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to bring a world class training system – Business EdgeTM to clients of the bank.

Home Secretaries of India, Pakistan to meet ahead of Qureshi visit to New Delhi

Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan will hold talks on counter-terrorism, including the progress on 26/11 trial in Rawalpindi court, ahead of Pakistan Foreign Minister S. M. Qureshi’s New Delhi visit by July.

In TN Assembly: Row over Jayalalithaa's absent-AIADMK members staged walkout

Row over not attending the assembly proceedings by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the main opposition AIADMK party legislatures opposing some comments made by the finance minister K Anbazhagam, staged walk out from the assembly on Thursday.

Sri Lanka Sabaragamuwa University students stage walkout

Sections of Sri Lanka’s Sabaragamuwa University student population staged a walkout on Thursday (February 10, 2011) against suspension of studentship of student union leaders, who were found to have engaged in the ragging of freshers.

Change in tradition, ideas and views takes a country forward - Minister Dallas Alahapperuma

A change in tradition, new ideas and seeking new panorama are necessary to take the country forward but it must not be a rapping of ‘Gajaga Wannama’, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dallas Alahapperuma said while addressing a ceremony held to distribute certificates to those who had successfully followed a drama, dancing and media course at the Prathibha Nikethana aesthetic studies academy.

DRP forms coalition with DQP

The main opposition Dhivehi Rayythunge Party entered into a coalition with the opposition Dhivehi Qaumee Party, just days after it won the local polls.

Banned Assam’s ULFA leaders meet Home Minister

Leaders of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on Thursday met Home Minister P Chidambaram as they began face-to-face unconditional talks with the Centre in an attempt to usher in peace in insurgency-hit Assam.