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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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Sri Lanka newly-appointed Human rights Commission to convene today

Sri Lanka’s newly-appointed Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) will convene today (February 24, 2011) for its inaugural sitting.

Govt gears up preparations to evacuate workers from Libya

Nepali authorities have started gearing up preparations to repatriate Nepali migrant workers in Libya amid growing violent protest against the government in the north-African country since past few days.

Karunanidhi checkmates Congress on seats, power-sharing

The Congress leadership in New Delhi seems to have underestimated the shrewd mind games that veteran DMK chief M. Karunanidhi was capable of playing in negotiations for seats’ allocation in the May Assembly polls.

Indices remain red at Colombo Bourse

Indices continued to dip with thin volumes after the rapid gains made over the last few weeks. However, retail investor interest was shown in counters such as LWL and RHTL despite the profit taking across the board.

Maoists free engineer, Collector’s fate unknown

Seven days after being abducted by the Maoists, junior engineer Pabitra Majhi was freed in a remote area of Malkangiri district of Orissa on Wednesday even as there was no clear information on the whereabouts of district collector RV Krishna.
Though Naxal ideologue Varavara Rao claimed last night the Collector had been released, the news could not be confirmed.

Saudi government declares Saturday a public holiday

Saturday a normal full working day in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been declared a public holiday to honor the King Abdullah’s arrival in the country on Wednesday

India mulls evacuation as Libyan situation worsens

India is keeping a close watch on the situation in Libya, where the death toll in anti-government protests has crossed 300, and is awaiting clearance for landing of its aircraft and for ships to evacuate its nationals.

Showing solidarity on TN fishermen: Matinee idol Vijay pays homage to Parvathi Pillai

The matinee idol of Tamil Screens, Vijay has showed his strength and solidarity on fishermen folk and observed silence for the death of slain LTTE leader Parabakaran's mother Parvathi Pillai.

CWG scam: Close aides of Kalmadi arrested

Former Commonwealth Games organising committee officials Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma, close aides of Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, were on Wednesday arrested in connection with alleged irregularities in a Rs107 crore contract that had been awarded to a Swiss time-keeping company.

Sri Lankan Whales to Star in an International Film

An international film featuring whales in the waters surrounding Sri Lanka and also exploring the Island nation, its people and culture is to be shot in Sri Lanka. Award winning author Phillip Hoare and underwater videographer Andrew Sutton is working on this film.