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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2789

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2G spectrum Scam:Karunanidhi family owns "Kalaignar TV under scanner -CBI Raids

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's family owned private satellite channel, "Kalaignar TV” came under the net of the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) here on Friday.

Sri Lanka Speaker lays foundation for Weeraketiya Pradeshiya Sabha office complex

Sri Lanka Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa along with Hambanthota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa laid the foundation stone for the Weeraketiya Pradeshiya Sabha office complex today (February 18, 2011).

Sri Lanka-India accounting bodies jointly conduct specialized course in Information Systems, Security, Control and Audit

Sri Lanka’s national accounting body- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) together with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has planned for its next batch of Diploma in Information Systems, Security, Control and Audit (DISSCA) to be commenced in March 2011.

Weekly Spotlight: The inauguration of the Maldives’ first national university

The inauguration of the Maldives’ first national university early this week was a milestone in a country that never had a university before. Both President Mohamed Nasheed and Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed addressed the inauguration, citing its mammoth benefit to the country.

Sri Lanka: Consumer price list

A weekly comparison of the average whole sale and retail prices of some of the essential food items are given below.

Arab world in commotion

The spotlight that remained glued to Afghanistan for the last so many years has suddenly shifted towards the Arab world where waves of demonstrations are sweeping several Arab countries.

By Poll in five assembly segments in Northern states:BJP sweeps in all

The Bharathiya Janata Party(BJP), main opposition party in the country made a clean sweep of all the the five assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarath, Jharkand and Chhattishgarh where by-polls were held.

Israeli governments and frustrated public

Israel is caught between a rock and a hard place. The only ‘diplomatic initiative’ that would satisfy the world is one that is consistent with international law and which produces a viable and independent Palestine.

Coordinated civil society input is vital for UN Summit on NCDs

A civil society movement is growing in lead up to the United Nations (UN) Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), said the Chairperson of NCD Alliance Ann Keeling, who was speaking at the WHO-wide Planning Meeting for the UN High level Meeting on NCDs in Washington DC, USA.

Malaysian Government Fears Anti-Taib Protests

Weeks ahead of the elections in the Malaysian state of Sarawak in Borneo, the Malaysian police are fearing public protests against incumbent Abdul Taib Mahmud, one of the longest-serving and most corrupt politicians in South East Asia.

Gains under thin volumes at Colombo Bourse

A lackluster market was witnessed on Friday the 18 February 2011, as investor activity was subdued by the mid week holidays. However, indices gained amidst a response to the positive interim results.