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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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Hasan Ali, charged with hoarding black money abroad, arrested in Pune

Hasan Ali Khan, the Pune stud farm owner facing charges of huge money laundering and tax evasion, was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate after a day-long search of his premises by its officials on Monday.

Hair Raising Strategies. – “we rather be bald than have hair”

Darrel Hair is a defeated person - these strategies are meant to give him some recognition, and this world is full of such people eg: The man who killed John Lennon did so to hog the limelight, but the timing of this egocentric’s comments should be examined carefully.

Correction Continues in Colombo Stocks

The All Share Price Index (ASPI) was uneasily in green during early trading on the Monday the 7 March 2011 while the Milanka Price Index (MPI) was more in red. However, profit taking across the board closed the ASPI deeper in the red.

Apex court’s verdict on mercy killing

In a path-breaking judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed "passive euthanasia" of withdrawing life support to patients in permanently vegetative state (PVS) but rejected outright active euthanasia of ending life through administration of lethal substances.

Peace’ making’: It’s racket but good money

The self-proclaimed human rights crusaders and the ‘peace’ brigade are performing an involuntary striptease these days.

PM admits CVC choice was error of judgement

Under sustained pressure from the opposition on the issue of CVC Thomas whose selection has been struck down by the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday described it as an "error of judgement" and accepted "full responsibility" for it.

No other party can outnumber DRP membership: Saleem

No other party can be formed within the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) that can outnumber its members, party Spokesman Mohamed Saleem has said.

Enlighten the mass on the urgency of the Livelihood Upliftment Programme - Minister Basil Rajapaksa

The “Divi Neguma” (Livelihood Upliftment) scheme is a national programme, and a people’s programe more than it is a government programme and it its launched to face the forthcoming global food crisis and to minimize the dependence on other countries for our food requiement.

Several thousand Sri Lankan migrant workers in Kuwait in danger of losing their jobs

As Kuwait has taken firm action to regularize the foreign workers stay in the country, thousands of Sri Lankan migrant workers are expected to lose their present employments and return to Sri Lanka.

Mubarak’s sons received millions of dollars in commission

Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, the two sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, received hundreds of millions of dollars in commission from the sale of Egyptian natural gas to Israel, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported yesterday.

Krishna talks to Egyptian envoy on hostages in Somali hands

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met Egyptian Ambassador Khaled el Bakly and discussed the recent incident of Somali pirates hijacking a ship which had among others six Indian sailors on board.

Long road ahead for Asian women workers' struggle for equality

While much achievement has been made in the past decades, women workers across Asia still struggle for more rights and equality. They need to find more ways to make their voices heard, such as engaging in politics, speakers at a seminar in Bangkok said in the run up to International Women's Day (March 8).

ILO to mark IWD by focusing on ‘Making the Recovery work for Women’

A dispatch from the International Labour Organization Colombo Office indicated the ILO will mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on Monday 7 March with a panel discussion which will highlight the role of gender equality in securing a sustainable and equitable recovery.

Sri Lanka Participates In International Boat Show in Dubai

In a press conference held yesterday, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board and the Sri Lanka Consulate in Dubai announced the first ever Sri Lankan pavilion at the Dubai International Boat Show from 1_5 March 2011 at the Dubai International Marine Club in Mina Seyahi.

Veteran Photographer Gunasiri Silva passed away

Veteran photographer Mr. Gunasiri Silva passed away yesterday morning (07) after a brief illness. He was at 76.

Renovated 150 year old 'Ameer Mahal' Drabar Hall: Reopened by Governor Barnala

Tamil Nadu Governor Sujit Singh Barnala has said the Amir Mahal in Indo-Saraceic architectural style traced its lineage from the second Caliph of Islam, Hazareth Omar Bin Khattab.