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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Cat is out of the bag

India had waged a war in 1947 to annex princely state of Kashmir and prevent it from acceding to Pakistan. But for valiant response action of Pak Army and Azad forces, India would have gobbled up whole of it. Indian forces invaded Pakistan in 1965 without formally declaring war so as to destroy Pak armed forces but could not do so.

Karnataka CM parades MLAs before President to prove majority

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa paraded all legislators supporting his government before President Pratibha Patil in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Jayalalithaa appoints Debendranath Sarangi as New Chief Secretary in TN

Debendranath Sarangi, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service of the 1977 batch, was on Monday appointed Chief Secretary following the change of government.

Happy Vesak!

Buddhists around the world, celebrate the most significant day in their religious calendar today, while engaging themselves in multitude of religious activities, in proportion to their piety. The day marks the three most important events in the life of Lord Buddha: the birth of Prince Siddhartha, his Enlightment and the attainment of Nirvana.

Sri Lanka Softlogic Finance comes to Negombo

With a new brand of financial products in the offing, Softlogic Finance made its latest stop-over in Negombo, opening a fully-fledged branch as the company’s aggressive expansion drive moved into top gear. In existence for over a decade as Capital Reach, the company was acquired by the giant Softlogic Group in 2010, giving it a complete overhaul. The result was immediate as Softlogic Finance recorded a remarkable transformation. In Negombo, the company believes, it is ready to offer its customers a financial spread on the cutting-edge.

Australia to provide Rs 2 billion aid in 2011-12

Australian government on Monday announced to provide an estimated Rs 2 billion in Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Nepal in 2011-12.

Short week starts with gains at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices improved supported by the price appreciations of HNB bank and John Keells Holdings (JKH) and the continuation of gains of some selected stocks. Positive interim results also seem to have spurred the momentum.

1956 – A Year of National and Religious Awakening

Buddhism has been the most powerful single factor in the development of Sri Lanka’s civilization. For more than 2, 300 years, Sri Lanka developed and projected a country image that was predominantly Buddhist. Though this pre-disposition was held back during the period of 450 years of western colonial rule, no sooner an opportunity arose after the grant of independence in 1948, the majority of the people again turned to Buddhism as expressive of their national

Sri Lanka to revolutionize the lending environment

Sri Lanka’ s Credit Information Bureau (CRIB), is to set up a 'secured transaction registry' from June 01, will allow people to borrow using moveable property like furniture and vehicles for the first time in the country said Senior Central Bank official.

Sri Lanka to celebrate second anniversary of the defeating LTTE terrorism

Sri Lanka’s second anniversary of the war victory will be celebrated on May 27 at the Galle Face Green .Colombo, said, Media Centre for National Security Director General Laxman Hulugalle.

IT and BPO make rapid progress in Sri Lanka.

IT experts claim that even though IT and BPO area are new to Sri Lanka it has the ability to compete with high profile counterparts, and Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industries are expected to be among the highest growth sector of the country’s economy with the 20 percent annual growth rate, in terms of revenue.

PM reviews security after ISI warning

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday met the three service chiefs to make a fresh assessment of the security situation, a day after Pakistan's spy chief reportedly warned they had "identified targets" and carried out "rehearsal" for an attack on India.

Through 2600 years the teachings of the Buddha have shown the correct path of livelihood to mankind- President Mahinda Rajapaksa

The teachings of the Buddha help us to bring to the world the means of resolving all disputes that arise from unbridled desire says Sri Lanka Presedent Mahinda Rajapksa in his Vesak Poya day message.

Governor, BJP on collision course in Karnataka

To mount pressure on Governor HR Bhardwaj who has recommended imposition of president's rule in Karnataka, the BJP government in the state on Monday sent another Cabinet resolution requesting him to convene a session of both Houses of Legislatures from June 2.

India, Uzbekistan to sign dozen pacts

Nearly a dozen pacts will be inked between India and Uzbekistan, including in the field of oil and gas and minerals, during Uzbek President Islam Karimov's visit to New Delhi which will also see discussions on regional and international issues. Karimov, who is here on a State Visit, will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday, during which the two leaders will discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties. They will also discuss the situation in the region.


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