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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2646

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Political star wedding: Indira Gandhi's grandson Varun Gandhi tied knot to Yamini- Sonia's family skips

The young parliamentarian Varun Gandhi, who is the grandson of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Sunday, married Bengali Girl Yamini Roy at Varanasi. Mr Varun tied the nuptial knot Yamini Roy Chowdhury at a temple on the banks of the Ganges.

Sri Lanka exports earnings high; workers’ remittances up by 23%

Sri Lanka’s export earnings is reported, the highest ever annual value at US $ 8.3 billion in 2010 (up 17.3%) while the export earnings on December recorded highest ever monthly values in December 2010 at US $ 968 million (up by 34% year on year), according to the recent data released by Central bank.

There is a limit to Palestinians’ patience

Since the self-introduced ‘fake freeze’ on new settlements expired at the end of September 2010, the construction rate in the West Bank neighborhood has quadrupled, as per reliable reports.

India successfully test-fires interceptor missile

India has successfully test-fired indigenously developed interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming hostile ballistic missile, on Sunday from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.

Weekly Spotlight:From tough talk to peacemaking: Nasheed’s Parliament address

After sounding ‘Mugabe’ at the Parliament opening speech last year, drawing widespread criticism, Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was careful enough not to repeat the same mistake this year.

Pro-Gaddafi forces open new front to crush protesters

Pro-Gaddafi forces have opened a new front in their counter-offensive against the opposition, shelling the downtown of a rebel-held city near the capital Tripoli with mortars and tank artillery. Eighteen days after the uprising against Gaddafi's 41-year rule began, extremely heavy gunfire could be heard also in Tripoli before dawn today.

Strengthen Private Tourism Training to meet the massive shortfall Says travel magnate Miththapala

Srilal Miththapala, a senior tourism professional, speaks of an impending Human Resources Crisis in the tourism industry in Sri Lanka and suggests to overcome the crisis.

TN Elections 2011: Violation of code of conduct-EC issues notice to M K Alagiri

Due to violation of Election code of conduct, The Election Commission (EC) has issued notice to Union Fertilizer Minister M K Alagiri who is the son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

'DiSHAA - The Right Direction' to address diabetes and obesity

We all are aware that Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) prevalence is rapidly increasing in India. Urban Asian Indian children are also increasingly afflicted with the problem of obesity, majorly due to nutritional westernization and sedentary lifestyle.

Bank fraud unearthed in TN: CBI arrests ten persons including Bank Officials-Loss about Rs 6 crore

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested ten persons, including two bank officials, on charges of a fraud that allegedly caused a loss of Rs. 6 crore to the Union Bank of India.

Harvard Sri Lanka event, Tamil Tigers, Tissanayakam and First Amendment right

Last week March 01 the Kennedy School of Government at the Harvard University in Massachusetts at its Weil Town Hall organized an open house forum to have an academic endeavor to discuss the “Reconciliation and Reconstruction of Sri Lanka”, an issue the academic world, the international diplomatic corps, global rights groups and mainly the Western governments have focused since the military defeat of separatist Tamil Tiger movement in Sri Lanka in May 2009.