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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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In TN Assembly:Karunanidhi and Durai Murugan takes oath as MLA's

Former chief minister M Karunanidhi and former minister Durai Murugan who elected to Tamil Nadu assembly from Tiruvarur and Katpadi respectively on Monday took the oath as Members of Legislative Assembly.

International allies welcome extension of the term of Constituent Assembly

Various countries including Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki-moon have welcomed the extension of the term of Constituent Assembly for three months.

Spectrum fall-out: Mauritius to help CBI close in on shell companies

Closing down the investigations on Loop and Swan telecom, the Mauritius government has agreed to provide CBI information about the shareholding patterns of the companies in the Island nation which allegedly acted as a front for routing money in the 2G spectrum scam.

Amidst protest of the private sector workers, Sri Lanka temporarily withdrew the proposed private sector pension scheme

Sri Lanka today temporarily withdraws the proposed controversial private sector pension scheme amidst protest of the private sector workers.

HC reserves orders on Kanimozhi bail plea

The Delhi high court on Monday reserved its order on the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar in 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

LECS MICE Tourism Award for the third time

Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services Pvt Ltd (LECS) were awarded the Tourism Award in MICE Tourism – Professional Exhibition Organizer category for the 3rd successive year at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2010 held at Waters Edge.

Mihindu Seth Mandura declared open by Sri Lanka President

Sri Lanka Presedent Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday ceremonially opened the “Mihindu Seth Madura” constructed by the Ministry of Defense to look after the totally disabled war heroes during their life time.

Setback for Mayawati Govt: Court strikes down NOIDA land acquisition

In a setback to the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court on Monday quashed acquisition of 170 hectares of land at Gulistan village in Greater Noida for industrial development.

India offers scholarship for higher studies in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy

The Government of India has come forward offer ten (10) scholarships for Sri Lankan Nationals under the “Ayush Scholarship Scheme” for UG/PG/Ph.D courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy during the forthcoming academic session of 2011 – 2012.

Sri Lanka’s Mini poll in July 23rd –Election Department

Sri Lanka’s e elections for the remaining 67 Local Government bodies will be held on the 23rd of July, said the spokesman for the Department of Elections.

Conflicting views prevail on the proposed private sector pension bill: Garment sector workers express oppsition

Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) employees had objected to proposed Private Sector Pension Bill when the Minister of Labor and Labor Relations Gamini Lokuge recently held discussion to create awareness amongst the employees working at the Katunayake FTZ about the proposed private sector pension bill.

Academics hail the Training Programme for Sri Lankan University Entrants

The Leadership and Positive Attitude Development Programme catering to the new University entrants amounting to over 20 thousand students is being conducted successfully.

First Tourist Resort project in the Eastern Sri Lanka commissioned

The “Malu Malu” Tourist Resort in the Pasi Kuda Tourist Zone in Batticaloa was declared open yesterday under the patronage of Minister Basil Rajapakse.