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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Govt alerts VIPs on “gift parcels”

The Centre has sent an advisory to all states, asking them to alert VIPs in their areas not to accept any gifts from unknown persons or from posts\couriers as there may be explosives inside gift packs or parcels.

What Mossad up to?

After the assassination of a senior Hamas official in Dubai in 2010, by Mossad under disguises using fake foreign passports belonging to Britain, Canada, Australia and Germany, Egypt has now detained an Israeli ‘officer’ on spying charges.

Post 9/11 era has intensified radicalism

Dogma of New World Order (NWO) conceived by Zionists and neo-cons Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and Dick Cheney in 1990 presented Islam as the chief threat to western capitalist system and the US uni-polarism after the fall of Soviet inspired communism.

Sri Lanka: SC allows rights petition of SP who bemoans languishing in detention on fabricated charges

The Supreme Court allowed the fundamental rights violation petition filed on behalf of Superintendent of Police Lakshman Cooray (34) who is languishing in detention.

Hillary meets with staff and families of Embassy New Delhi

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who was on a visit to attend the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue took time to meet the staff and families of US Embassy in New Delhi.

Colombo Stock Indices close on a mixed note

Colombo Stock Indices fluctuated during market hours on Wednesday the 20 July 2011 to close All Share Price Index (ASPI) in green and Milanka Price Index (MPI) in red. Crossings witnessed in selected counters in Diversified sector and Hotels & Travels sector dominated the market.

Land Grabbing Complaints in TN: AIADMK Minister charged by his own party colleague

Follow suit with the DMK big-wicks and former ministers, Present AIADMK Minister Agri S S Krishnamurthy is facing the complaint of land grabbing. It was very interesting; his own party man had filed a complaint against Mr Krishnamurthy.

Didi reappointed as fisheries minister midst opposition pledges to reject

Ruling Maldivian Democratic Party Leader Dr. Ibrahim Didi who was once rejected by Parliament as a minister is yet again reappointed as minister of fisheries and agriculture by President Mohamed Nasheed.

Land Grabing cases: Union Minister M K Alagiri consoles his followers at Palayamkottai Prison

Chennai, 21 July, ( The Union Chemical and Fertilizers Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi's eldest son M .K. Alagiri on Wednesday came to Palayamkottai Central Prison in Tirunelveli District and met his close associates who were lodged there for their alleged illegal activities of like land grabbing.

In a rare-gesture: Hilary and Jayalalithaa discussed various social, political and economic issues of common interest

United States Secreetary of State Ms Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa and discussed various social, political and economic issues of common interest.

Actress Katrina apologises for calling Rahul Gandhi “half Indian”

Actress Katrina Kaif has apologised for her comments describing Rahul Gandhi as "half-Indian" but said her remarks were taken out of context.

A Massive volume of work completed under the leadership of the President – Minister Susil Premajayantha

Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Petroleum, and Chief Secretary, United People Freedom Alliance, at the publicity election rally held at the Weerasingham Hall, Jaffna , said that under the leadership of the President, a massive volume of work had been carried out in the North including Jaffna peninsula.

Sri Lanka: Sequent to rights petition to SC, possibility of settlement to redress for doctors qualified at foreign faculties

Sequent to rights petition to the Supreme Court, there was likelihood for settlement to redress the grievances of the doctors who are qualified at foreign universities which are recognized by Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).

The strong Sri Lankan economy may not need the remaining tranche of the IMF Loan. – Says Economic Experts.

The Asian Pacific Director of Fitch Ratings Mr. Art Woo has said that there is a "strong possibility" that Sri Lanka may not take the final tranche from the International Monetary Fund loan of 2.6 Billion U.S.Dollars.

Mangalore A-I plane crash: Victims to get Rs 75 lakh each

The families of victims of the Air India Express crash in Mangalore last year are entitled to a minimum compensation of Rs 75 lakh each, the Kerala high court held on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition Party UNP is blamed of discouraging foreign investors with political motives

The Acting Minister of Mass Media and Information and the Deputy Minister of Economic Development Mr. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene charged that the Opposition United National Party is making every effort to discourage foreign investments in Sri Lanka, with the ultimate motive of retarding the economic progress of the country.

Fishermen’s Problems will be solved for the dawn of better future for the fishing community

Fishermen in the Kilinochchi District who could not function well during a period of thirty years due to threats from terrorists will be provided with a better future by solving their problems and creating an atmosphere for them to carry out their work smoothly, Namal Rajapaksa said.

Sri Lanka: Jailor bemoans of anomalies in his promotion: SC fixes for mention on September 15

A jailor D.R. Dammika Dassanayake complained to the Supreme Court that although he had rendered exemplary service to the Prisons Department as Acting Chief Jailor for more than 22 years, there had been anomalies in his promotion.