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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Libyan rebellion has radical Islamist fervor: Benghazi link to Islamic militancy:U.S. Military Document Reveals

Well known to the United States policymakers in Obama White House and Clinton State Department along with the National Security Council but not widely known to American mainstream media, the U.S. West Point Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center document reveals that Libya sent more fighters to Iraq’s Islamic militancy on a per-capita basis than any other Muslim country, including Saudi Arabia.

TN Elections 2011: Jayalalithaa will contest from her own town Srirangam-AIADMK filed candidates in 160 seats

Eventhough the ruling DMK is proposed to contest in 121 seats out 234 assembly segmenst in Tamil Nadu elections, the main Opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) is contesting in 160 seats in the forth coming assembly elections.

Former minister convicted on corruption charge, slapped 18-month jail and Rs 20.3 million in fine

In a landmark verdict, Nepal’s Supreme Court on Wednesday convicted a former minister Chiranjibi Wagle on a huge corruption charges.

Freefall stops at Colombo Bourse

A fresh buying session at Colombo Bourse pushed the indices up during early trading on Wednesday the 16 March 2011. Prices were stagnant thereafter amidst a dull sentiment.

Sri Lanka is to produce banana fibre items with UNDP and Indian assistance

Sri Lanka is to establish banana fibre based cottage industries for the production of various items using fibre extracted from the stems of the Banana trees.

First batch of Sri Lankan nurses arrived in Kuwait

The first batch of 12 Nurses from Sri Lanka who have been selected to be recruited to the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health arrived in Kuwait.

2G Spectrum Scam: Sqadiq Batcha, aide of Ex Minister A Raja died in a mysterious circumstances

Sadiq Batcha, aide of former Telecom Minister A. Raja, allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his residence in Chennai on Wednesday, police said. He left behind a suicide note, which said the media's coverage of the 2G spectrum allocation scam had maligned his image in society, the police claimed.

Demands of Naga Mahila IR’s services coming: DGP Kire

Ever since the much acclaimed performance at nation’s capital, Delhi during the last Commonwealth Games by the personnel of the Naga Mahila IR from Nagaland, the demand of their services in various parts of the country increases.

Slow road development and heavy traffic congestion retards economic development

There is a huge potential for the development of Sri Lanka in the different economic sectors and the need is to determine a mechanism on how to ‘fast track’ development, if not we will remain where we are now even in 2012, is the view of Surath Wickramasinghe, President, Chamber of Construction Industry, Sri Lanka – a Chartered Architect and an experienced Urban Planner.

JICA Extends its Support to the Government of Sri Lanka’s “Nanotechnology Initiative”

The Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) Chief Representative in Sri Lanka Mr Akira Shimura and the Secretary of the Ministry of Technology and Research Ms Dara Wijayathilake signed an agreement yesterday (16 March 2011) to provide Nanotechnology?related equipment to Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC). The equipment will further support the Government of Sri Lanka’s (GoSL) “Nanotechnology Initiative” launched in 2007.

Burma’s new parliament will activate arguable Conscription Law

The first regular session of People’s Parliament or Lower House went on for the eighth days at People’s Parliament Hall of Parliament Building on 11 March. Present were Speaker of the People’s Parliament Thura Shwe Mann and Parliament representatives.

Nawaloka Construction receives BS-OHSAS 18001:2007 international certification

Nawaloka Construction, a popular contractor in the industry record have proved their worth by being the first construction company in Sri Lanka to be awarded the prestigious S –OHSAS 18001:2007 certification from Moody International Certification Ltd, UK.

Lessons to US-Raymond Davis Release

On March 2011 Additional Session Judge set free CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who was arrested for killing of two Pakistanis on Jail Road, Lahore, after payment of blood money (Diyat) in accordance with Sharia law of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka’s UN Envoy Kohona answers global critics on discrimination, Reconciliation and feeding Tamil Tiger terrorists

Sri Lanka’s ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona at an Asia Society forum on ‘Sri Lanka Looks Ahead – Will Prosperity Bring Peace’ held March 14 in New York reminded the international community, and US State Department’s Robert Blake another panelist, that his country would have been the only nation in the world that fed the terrorists fighting the government, maintained health and education in the rebel held areas, ensured a constant flow of food and other essentials to the rebel controlled districts while battling them to safeguard the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the nation.