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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2966

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Budget presentation deferred for Friday due to House obstruction threats of Madhesi parties

The government has deferred the scheduled presentation of new budget by a day as Madhes-based political parties threatened to obstruct House proceedings if their demands were not addressed.

Govt will prevent Mumbai-type bomb attacks in future: PM

Strongly condemning the "barbaric" Mumbai bomb blasts, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thurday said the perpetrators must be pursued relentlessly to bring them to justice quickly. He promised the government will do everything in its power to prevent such attacks in future.

Sri Lanka to deposit funds received by selling lands to foreign hoteliers at a separate account in treasury

Sri Lankan government will deposit the funds received from foreign hoteliers by selling state lands in a separate account in treasury, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa had said.

Seize the opportunity to invest in Jaffna- Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa today extended an open invitation to the Sri Lankan Diaspora to invest in Jaffna as the Government has created a conducive atmosphere with all required infrastructure facilities for it.

Blasts won’t derail India-Pakistan talks

India on Thursday said the foreign minister-level talks with Pakistan will take place as scheduled, a day after the Mumbai blasts which, it said, were a ‘grim reminder’ that terror was a ‘continued’ threat to the country.

2G-Spectrum Scam: A Raja and Kanimozhi charged CBI for its delayed filing of complete charge-sheet

The high-profile accused in 2G spectrum scam today charged CBI in a court here with delaying the proceedings for framing of charges for frustrating their chance of securing bail.

US media sees Lashkar footprint in Mumbai terror

Stating that the Mumbai serial blasts "renew questions" about Pakistan's crackdown on militants, the US media has pointed out that the latest attacks in India's financial hub had all the markings of LeT which also carried out the 2008 terror strikes there.

Diplomatic skill to ward off looming dangers

Both Gen Musharraf and President Zardari went out of the way to accommodate US legal and illegal wishes. They were successfully brainwashed that the chief threat to Pakistan’s integrity and to their rule was from local extremists and not from India and that the US was Pakistan’s well-wisher.

Dangers of smoking

The message that ‘smoking is bad for you’ is an old one, so not everyone gives it his full attention. Cigarettes contain 4000 chemical compounds and at least 400 toxic substances. The products that are most damaging are tar-a carcinogen that causes cancer, nicotine- addictive and increases cholesterol and carbon monoxide- reduces oxygen in the body.

Sri Lanka President condemns Mumbai attack

President Mahinda Rajapaksa condemned the cowardly terrorist attack in Mumbai on Wednesday evening. ( July 13).

Sri Lanka: Bartleet Mallory Stockbrokers expands services

Bartleet Mallory Stockbrokers (BMSBL) a joint venture between Bartleet Transcapital and Religare Enterprises Ltd, India and a pioneer in the capital market industry of Sri Lanka will aggressively expand its products and offerings throughout the country.

Prof. Peiris meets Heads of Mission of EU & EU Delegation Office based in Colombo

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris held a meeting with the Heads of Mission of EU member countries and the EU Delegation Office based in Colombo on 12th July at the Ministry.

Prez, PM condemn Mumbai blasts; extend condolence to the kin of the deceased

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has condemned the blasts that rocked Mumbai on Wednesday, and expressed condolence to the kin of the deceased.