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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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‘Trade within SAARC low due to product similarity’– Minister Bathiudeen


South Asian regional trade grouping is gaining in importance since Doha talks are deadlocked. And trade between most of the countries are low since they manufacture and export similar goods, said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Maran likely to be dropped in next Cabinet reshuffle

In a bid to clean its image, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is planning to restructure the Cabinet in the first week of July, is likely to drop Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran as fresh revelations about his alleged role in the 2G scam during his earlier tenure as Communications minister.

Sri Lanka mulls abundance of gold mines across the island

The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau of Sri Lanka had recently revealed that information has come to light regarding the existence of abundance of gold mines in several areas in the island nation.

Car bomb blast kills 60 people in Afghanistan

A sport utility vehicle packed with explosives blew up outside of a clinic in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 60 people and leveling the 10—bed medical center, Afghan authorities said.

The Spectacle of Greece Sentencing Itself to Debt

Show an arc to a good mathematician, said the ancient sages, he would turn it into full a circle with very few elegant steps. So, the process of progression to the unknown from the known, is not necessarily blighted by uncertainty; nor is it always punctuated by a catalogue of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’, only to be drifted towards the periphery of impossibility by emotional undercurrents.

Congress-ruled States told to cut taxes on petro products

All state governments are being asked to reduce their taxes according to their financial capacity, Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said in New Delhi on Saturday.

Touchwood – Growing The Future Together

The forests is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demand for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axe man who destroys it’ – Gautama Buddha

Letter from America: Widers acquittal in the show trial

Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician who heads the fascist-leaning Party for Freedom (PVV), has gained much notoriety -- and deservingly so -- in the western world for his hate speeches inciting violence, discrimination, racism, bigotry and xenophobia against immigrants, in general, and the Muslim community, in particular.

Rampant Rulers And Uninformed Citizens

Why would a supposedly democratic government reject a freedom of information bill? Why do the Rajapaksas want to prevent the Lankan people from discovering the real state of the nation?

Sri Lanka; Fourth phase of Api Wenuwen Api Housing Project in Monaragala

The fourth phase of the Sri Lanka’s army soldiers “Api Wenuven Api” Housing Project launched by the Ministry of Defence was ceremonially opened by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday in Monaragala and Badulla Districts.

Sri Lankan graduate student wins prize at U.S. University for innovative lighting idea

As part of the Change the World Challenge competition sponsored by the Office of Entrepreneurship each semester, Rensselaer students select a topic from a range of challenges with the potential to improve human life, and offer an innovative and sustainable solution to that challenge. Some examples of challenges include improving safety and security and addressing energy, water, or health issues.

Merryl Lynch has listed Sri Lanka among the 10 rapidly developing economies

The 15th annual report of US Merril Lynch Bank has listed Sri Lanka as one of the ten countries in the world with rapidly developing economies.

All sections of society are affected owing to the fuel price hike: Sushma Swaraj lashes out the centre after meeting Jayalalithaa


India's main opposition party leader Ms Sushma Swaraj met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden resident on Saturday.

America is the biggest terrorist state of the world

America’s past and present testifies the fact that there is no country in the world matching its destructive oriented policies. The US is the sole country which annihilated millions of inhabitants of Nagasaki and Hiroshima by using hydrogen bombs.

Sri Lanka: EDB to host 18th Presidential Export awards on Next Tuesday


Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board (EDB) will host country’s 18th Presdiential Exports Awards on Next Tuesday, 28 June 2011. The event will award the best performing exporters in the island nation and exporters who contributed to country’s economic growth from year 2007,2008 and 2009.

Lalin’s Column:UK’s Goebbels 4 TV bucks SL’s 19 May 2009 verdict

It was Hitler’s Propaganda Minister Goebbels who having learned the value of propaganda from Hitler’s Mein Kampf said ‘if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it people will eventually come to believe it’. ‘It must confine itself to a few points ..; repeat them over and over again’.

Sri Lanka appoints top 5 business figures to market the country for Hambantota 2018 Games Bid

Sri Lankan government with a view of winning the bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games host city has appointed top five business figures in the country as Sub-Committees to market Sri Lanka’s Hambantota bid globally.

Sri Lanka appoints top 5 business figures to market the country for Hambantota 2018 Games Bid


Sri Lankan government with a view of winning the bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games host city has appointed top five business figures in the country as Sub-Committees to market Sri Lanka’s Hambantota bid globally.

TN Fishermen chased by SL Naval near Katchativu: Indian Navy saved them


The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday allegedly chased away the large number of Tamil Nadu fishermen near Katchativu while they were ventured in to sea.


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