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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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Katchatheevu Festival: Ban for Lankan refugees to attend the function-Collector says


The Ramanathapuram Collector T N Harihanan has said that the Sri Lankan refugees staying in Tamil Nadu will not be allowed to attend the St. Antony Church Festival to be held at Katchatheevu on March 19 and 20.

Schooling in Sri Lanka & debate on extending school hours

It should come as no surprise when Sri Lanka’s politicians blurt out policies without much thought or without discussion and it is a main reason for most of us to feel dejected by how our education system is being administered.

Dishonoring National Flag: Police nabbed 75 law Students for burning the tri-color flag

The Tamil Nadu Police has arrested 75 Law College Students including 35 girls for burning the national flag and the Indian Constitution at Coimbatore.

Prime Minister Khanal gives Maoists six additional ministerial portfolios

Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has given additional six ministerial portfolios to four ministers from UCPN (Maoist), Saturday.

Selection of constituencies at stake: Congress fails to turn up for talks with DMK

The Congress party, which is a hard bargainer with ruling DMK in the forthcoming assembly polls, very firm on getting constituencies on its own wish, fails to turn up for talks with DMK leaders.

US Nuclear Experts Worry About Possible Japan Reactor Meltdown

Underscoring grave concerns about the Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant some 150 miles north of Tokyo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. Air Force had delivered coolant to try to lower the temperature of the facility’s nuclear rods.

Tsunami – the silent natural mass killer in history

The massive earth quake that hit Japan and the subsequent tsunami which caused a devastation of biblical proportion, also built up a multi-facet kaleidoscope featuring human dignity, human failings, human perseverance, human caring and a series of inexplicable natural phenomena, among the steel structures that withstood the onslaught while becoming the standing proof to Japanese engineering ingenuity.

Letter from America: Despicable Hypocrisy of Congressman Peter King

In the post-9/11 era, bigotry and xenophobia against Islam and Muslims have become a rewarding profession for some people. Peter King, the New York Congressman who now chairs the powerful Homeland Security Committee, is a hawkish card-carrying member of that dastardly group of zealots, xenophobes, intellectually disadvantaged retards and low-lives who have been using the bogeyman of Islam to make a filthy living. He has been an anti-Islamic Christian crusader for quite some time.

A Palestinian Wrong Way to Peace

When allowed to turn freely, the metaphoric Palestinian compass points in one direction -- that of Palestinian struggle. But most of the time, someone is interfering with this compass, rigging it to other directions, as in the case of the continually failing peace process.

Andhra churning: Jagan launches YSR Congress and party flag

In a move that is sure to cause concern in the Congress, presently ruling Andhra Pradesh, former Congress MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy formally unveiled on Saturday the flag of “YSR Congress Party” at the burial place of his father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in Kadapa district’s Rajiv Knowledge Valley.

Sri Lanka; Rs.129.3 billion raised Union Bank IPO end up with giving a mere 100 shares to many investors

Union Bank of Colombo (UBC) in a statement Colombo Stock Exchange recently said that it has decided to allocate only 100 shares for majority of investors who applied for the initial Public offering asking for nearly 51 million shares of the company.

TN Elections 2011: Seat adjustment with BJP: Dr Subramanian Swamy announces

The Janata Party President and former Union Minister Dr Subramanian Swamy has said that his party will have a seat adjustments with the Barathia Janatha Party(BJP) and contest in 10 to 15 seats for the April 13 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

Thin Is Not Healthy And Neither Is Fat

Close on the heels of International Women's Day 2011, comes the news of a path breaking research which puts the onus of a healthy generation on women. The research, by scientists from the University of Cambridge, provides important insight into why children born to mothers who consumed an unhealthy diet during pregnancy have an increased risk of health problems later in life.

TN Elections 2011: Full EC will Visit Chennai to review poll preparation


In the back drop of alleged malpractices and money distribution and money laundering by the ruling DMK, the full Election Commission (EC) is visiting Chennai On Monday to review the preparations for the April 13 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka: Employees’ Provident Fund crosses Rs.900 billion: Equity investment portfolio increased to 5% at Rs.32 billion

Sri Lanka’s largest labour force saving fund, Employees’ Provident Fund had recorded another year crossing its value at Rs.900 billion in 2010, while the member contributions rose by 12.5% and the number of active members of the Fund increased by 9.5% reflecting the increased new employment opportunities in the economy, Central Bank recently said in a statement.

Heavenly made body shapes or obese fleshiness, it’s your choice!

London Victoria is one of the huge, busiest trains and underground stations. I went early and sat down near Smith Book shop to meet Saman who is coming from Paddington after visiting his relatives in Paris. The people moved in every direction, virtually like a disturbed bee hive, just after 6.00pm, Friday, after office hours. Any unoccupied mind is just like a wild horse, it's true!

Indians advised to leave protest-hit Yemen

India has asked its nationals, whose presence is not essential, to leave Yemen by available commercial means, besides advising the citizens to avoid non-essential travel to the country in view of the evolving situation.


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