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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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Fleeing Sri Lankan Migrants workers from Libya, received by Sri Lanka Mission officials and safely sent back to Colombo

Sri Lankan Embassy in Italy is making necessary arrangements to send back those Sri Lankan migrant workers fleeing from Libya to Greece, Malta and Cyprus.

Sonia Gandhi reconstitutes CWC

The Congress Working Committee and the AICC secretariat were on Friday reconstituted by Sonia Gandhi, who dropped veterans like Arjun Singh and Mohsina Kidwai and G. Venkatswami, who attacked her recently, and inducted new faces in the hierarchy.

Madras HC set - aside the TNPSC selection of 83 candidates in Group I service:Selection made in 2000-01 DMK regime

The Madras High Court has set- aside the selection and appointment of 83 candidates in Group services for 2000-01(At the time of previous DMK regime) by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) for indulging in malpractices and grossly violating instructions to candidates.

Spectrum scam probe: Chacko named to head JPC

Senior Congress member PC Chacko was today made the chairman of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on the second generation mobile spectrum allocation issue, setting in motion the probe into what the opposition is alleging as thebiggest scam in independent India.

Lanka Hospitals Lifts Turnover at Colombo

Indices recovered from earlier day’s sharp dip on Friday the 4 march 2011, while the market turnover surged to its highest since late December 2010, supported by a crossing in Lanka Hospitals.

Babri Masjid demolition : Court notice to Advani, M.M. Joshi and Shiv Sena chief

The Supreme Court on Friday asked BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and others to spell out their stands on a CBI plea for restoration of charges of hatching a criminal conspiracy to demolish the Babri Masjid in 1992 against them.

Former Prime Minister Bhattarai dies at 87

Veteran leader of Nepali Congress (NC) and former Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai died of cardiac arrest at the age of 87 while undergoing treatment at the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu, Friday night. The doctors involved in his treatment pronounced the two-time prime minister dead at 11:26 pm.

TN Elections 2011: Recognized political parties urge EC to change the poll date

The recognized political parties in the state have urged the Chief Election Commissioner to change the poll date from April 13 to first week of May.

Sri Lanka Ceylon Theatres Holding to raise Rs.2.67 billion through rights and private placement

One of the oldest entertainment industry based listed companies, Ceylon Theatres Holdings (CTHR) has expressed its plans to raise Rs.2.67 billion rupees through a private placement with foreign funds and a rights issue to invest in leisure and real estate and repay debt of the company.

Prime Minister Khanal inducts four Maoist ministers in the cabinet

Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal on Friday inducted four ministers from the UCPN (Maoist) in his cabinet.

“Spice Route Initiative” launched

A unique project heralding Heritage Tourism in Kerala called “Spice Route Initiative” was presented before a distinguished gathering of ambassadors from many countries, arts and culture community and media in New Delhi on Friday evening.

Stop Brutal Attacks on Journalists in Indonesia – human rights group

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUMASIA), IMPARSIAL and the Alliance for Independent Journalists (AJI) condemn the brutal attack on journalist Mr. Banjir Ambarita.

Call for effective Child Welfare Committees (CWC)

A sincere effort was made to encourage the Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) to be more proactive in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to preserve the best interest of the child by fostering child rights. The duration of survival of the child, right to life, right to inclusion and protection were key indicators the meeting focussed on.

Famous Actress elected as Rajya Sabha Member from Karnataka:Thanks to BJP

Famous Yester year Bollywood actress Hemamalini Dharmedra has elected to the Indian Upper House (Rajya Sabha) as a member from Karnataka. She filed her nomination on behalf of Bharathia Janatha Party (BJP), and its MLA's voted in favor of her.

Act Now To Turn The Tide Of Diabetes

A new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington shows that millions of people worldwide may be at risk of early death from diabetes and related cardiovascular illnesses because of poor diagnosis and ineffective treatment.

Sri Lanka’s Janashakthi Insurance PLC records Rs. 6.8bn in revenue

Sri Lanka’s Janashakthi Insurance PLC recorded an impressive 17% growth in net profit-after-tax reaching Rs. 770 mn and revenue of Rs. 6.8 billion with a growth of 13% during the financial year 2010.

Engineering Exports to touch US $ 50 billion in the Current Fiscal

Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) India with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, organized the Buyer Seller Meet at Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) here today.

Sweden provides aircraft and support to those affected in Libya

Sweden is providing an aircraft for humanitarian evacuations and SEK 33 million for support to those affected in Libya.