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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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Radioactive isotopes from Japan nuclear plant may reach U.S. West Coast Friday 18

Small amounts of radioactive isotopes from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant are being blown toward North America high in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and will reach California as soon as Friday, according to experts.

Sri Lanka: Janashakthi’s Conquerors triumph at ‘Awards for Excellence’ 2011

Janashakthi Insurance with its history of creative and spectacular award ceremonies in Sri Lanka’s insurance industry recreated the elegance and grandeur of the mighty Roman Empire as it rewarded over 150 sales and other achievers with air tickets, cash rewards, trophies and certificates of excellence at their Annual Awards for Excellence 2011.

A temporary push of stocks at Colombo Bourse

A demand seems to be created to negate the negative sentiment that prevailed over the last few weeks. However, low turnover suggests the trend may be temporary.

5000 Indians leave Japan, N-disaster looms

Nearly 5,000 Indians, out of a 25,000-strong community based in Japan, have already left that country in the aftermath of tsunami caused by a massive earthquake and radiation leaks last week.

Sri Lanka is being developed without borrowing foreign ideology – Basil Rajapaksa

The Economic Development Minister of Sri Lankaa Basil Rajapakse said that the people of this country have clearly understood that it is only the Alliance government that has the desire and the capability to develop the villages.

TN Elections 2011: DMK releases candidates list for 119 seats-Karunanidhi from Tiruvarur, Stalin fielded in Kolathur

The ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has released its candidates list for the forthcoming assembly elections to be held in April 13. According to the list, chief minister M Karunanidhi shifted his constituency to Thiruvarur from Chepauk and his son M K Stalin leave Thousand Lights and contesting from Kolathur.

Statue for Michael Jackson

Mohamed Al Fayed, the former owner of the famous departmental store Harrods, has obtained permission to erect a statue for king of pop, Michael Jackson at Fulham Football Club, in England.

PA undecided on DRP alliance

Despite a last night meeting the opposition People’s Alliance (PA) has yet to take a decision on continuing the alliance with the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party.

Citizens demand to stop India's nuclear programme

Recent nuclear emergency in Japan leaves no doubt that this world needs to renounce nuclear power for military and civil/ energy purposes, as soon as possible, to put an end to any further catastrophe in the name of 'energy', 'power' or 'technology'.

WikiLeaks bribe expose rocks UPA: Demand for PM to resign

The UPA government led by Prme Minister Manmohan Singh already facing flak for a chain of scams, faced a fresh problem on Thursday with the leaked WikiLeaks secret cables alleging that the Congress paid Rs 10 crore to opposition MPs to win a Parliament trust vote in 2008.

2G-Spectrum scam Sadiq Batcha's Mysteries death: Collapses due to asphyxia-Post-mortem reveals

The post-mortem report of the Sadiq Batcha, who was a close aid of former Telecom Minister A Raja, who is in Delhi Thihar Jail in connection with the 2-g Spectrum Scam has reviled that he died due to 'asphyxia and his body showed compression of the neck with hanging mark.

U.S. Education Fair in Colombo on Tuesday

With the support of the Sri Lanka – United States Fulbright Commission and the United States Embassy, ‘The Education USA University Fair’ will take place on 22 March at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel.

Sleep Your Way To Health – World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is held every year on March 18th, with a view to raise awareness about the merits of sleeping well for a healthy life. The theme for this year (2011) is promoting healthy sleep for all ages. Sleep is a basic human need—a crucial component of healthy living, much like breathing, eating and remaining physically fit.

TN Elections 2011:AIADMK coalition partners stunned-proposes to form third front

The coalition partners of the main opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK), DMDK, MDMK, CPI, CPI(M) and dalit out fit Puthiya Tamizahagam are discussing to leave the alliance and form a third front by the way of opposing their partner leader Ms J Jayalalithaa's style of functioning and allotting constituencies for their respective parties.

SC rules President can’t be cited as Respondent and dismisses petitions against AG’s appointment & non-appointment of CC

The Supreme Court today (18) in its judgment held that the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka do not permit the President to be cited as Respondent and dismissed without cost both fundamental rights petitions challenging both the non-appointment of the Constitutional Council and appointment of Mohan Peiris PC as Attorney General.