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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 863

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SunGard Conference Paves the Way for Future Technology


Recently concluded SunGard Higher Education Middle East User Group (SMEUG) Conference 2010 on “Enabling Student Success: The New Knowledge Economy” held in Dubai last December offered new direction for technology use in the higher education institutions. Its participants included corporate bigwigs and academicians from more than 25 countries.

Qatar, Nepal intensify lobby for UNGA Presidency

Special envoy of Qatari Prime Minister Dr. Khalid Bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah is arriving in Kathmandu on Tuesday at a time when both Nepal and Qatar are intensifying their lobby for the presidency of the upcoming UN General Assembly.

Buddhists decry drift towards multi-faith state in Sri Lanka

A resolution vehemently condemning government’s nonchalance in retaining Sri Lanka’s Buddhist image was unanimously adopted at a largely attended meeting held at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress Hall, Colombo on February 11. The issue is a covert move by the Prime Minister to promote a multi-religious program on the pretext of commemorating the 2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi (Anniversary of the of Siddhartha Gauthama’s attainment of Buddhahood).in May, 2011.

Surging activity strengthens indices

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their market review indicated that the Colombo Bourse remained active this week, maintaining the upward momentum gained earlier, with the All Share Price Index (ASPI) climbing up 239.82 points, a gain of 3.26% while the Milanka Price Index (MPI) also stepped up by 79.32 points.

Sri Lanka is to build a new Modern City adjacent to Colombo Harbour

Sri Lanka Ports Authority is to reclaim and sell to private investors 340 acres of land off the capital Colombo adjacent to the new Colombo South Port. Cost of reclaiming the sea off Colombo's Galle Face Green promenade, which will come under SLPA jurisdiction, has been estimated at around 350 million US dollars.

TN Elections 2011: Fight between people and the rowdy elements-TMMK describes

The Tamil Nadu Musilim Munnetra Kazhagam(TMMK) has said that the coming assembly elections to state would be between "People and the Rowdy Elements".

If you have ‘Black Money’ hidden in Swiss banks, you’re exposed: WikiLeaks list is coming


Powerful individuals, politicians, corporate businessmen, and those who have lucrative government contracts given under patronage mostly in African and Asian countries may see their name in public very soon when the whistleblower web site WikiLeaks releases the data obtained from two optical discs that contained Swiss bank accounts.

Colombo Dockyard built “Greatship Rohini” for oil exploration in Brazilian waters

“Greatship Rohini” a state of the art, 78m Platform/ROV Support Vessel is the 217th new ship that Colombo Dockyard PLC has built and the 11th large and highly complex vessel that CDPLC has built and delivered, in the short span of 4 years, since it internationalized its shipbuilding business in 2006.

A Workshop on Sports Physicians to be held in Colombo.

A workshop of Sports Physicians will be held at the National Olympic Committee Office during the Executive Session of the Asian Sports Authority scheduled to be held from 25th and 26th of this month.

Nasheed Welcomes Mubarak’s departure; Urges West not to fear democracy in Muslim countries

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has joined the chorus of welcome from world leaders on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s decision to resign from office, and urged the west not to fear forces of democracy in Muslim countries.

CBI wants to quiz Raja’s predecessors over Spectrum licenses, It’s now Shourie’s turn

Even as the BJP is slamming the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government over many scams, the major one being the Spectrum scandal, the CBI has decided to go by a Supreme Court directive to question former Telecom Minister A.Raja’s predecessors.

Journalists Wage Board recommendations at stake: INS urges Centre to reject

The recommendation of the wage board for Indian Journalists and non journalists headed by Justice Majithia is at stake. The Indian News paper Society (INS) has urged the union government to reject the recommendations.

Not received any letter from Ratan Tata: Karunanidhi Clarifies

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi has denied a news item published in few print media that big industrialist Ratan Tata sent a letter to him through industrial lobbyist Niraradia.

Beijing needs to be sensitive to India’s concerns: Nirupama Rao

India’s Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has underlined that Beijing needs to be more "sensitive" towards India's concerns in its dealings with Pakistan.

Lions activities in Northeast not lagging behind

Lions Club International (LCI) is a proud voluntary and philanthropic organization today in the world having 1.33 million members in 206 countries in the world.

Caritas Sri Lanka Delegation visits Jerusalem


A delegation of 14 priests attached to Caritas Sri Lanka led by Rev. Fr. George Sigamoney met Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Representative of Sri Lanka in Palestine at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem on Sunday the 13th.

TN Elections 2011: Five member Congress panel meets Karunanidhi-Discussed about the seat sharing

The five-member Congress panel on Sunday met DMK President and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence. The meeting lasted about 30 minutes. Emerging from the meeting, Mr Thangkabalu described the meeting as a routine and courtesy call. Mr T R Baalu, DMK parliamentar leader was also present at the meeting, in which the Congress believed to have held preliminary talks about the seat-sharing.

4 MLAs slam KPC stand on Oken Jeet Sandham

Four Mon MLAs have reacted sharply to Kohima Press Club (KPC) statement which defended NEPS news report over possible bifurcation of Mon district into two published in local dailies February 10.


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