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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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Samacheer Kalvi Row in TN:Karunanidhi welcomes the Supreme Court Direction

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and former chief minister M Karunanidhi welcomed the Supreme Court direction to the state government to supply the text books to the students coming under Samacheer Kalvi (Uniform System of School Education) according to direction of the Madras High Court order before August 2.

Amar Singh to be questioned in cash-for-vote scam

Taking forward its probe in the cash-for-vote scam, Delhi police is all set to grill Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh on Friday for his alleged role in the sensational case that rocked Parliament.

Sri Lanka: National Agribusiness Awards 2011 to be held on August 26 to 28

Sri Lanka’s Annual Agribusiness Awards, organized by the National Agribusiness Council for the sixth consecutive year this time, concurrently with the Ag-Biz Trade fair, will be held from 26th to 28th August 2011 at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre.

Illegal mining scam: Karnataka CM in soup after indictment

In a strong indictment of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, state Lokayukta Justice Santosh N Hegde has said he has given "substantive" and "voluminous" evidence against him in the illegal mining scam which has cost the state an exchequer Rs1800 crore over a period of 14 months.

Sri Lanka: Kelsey Developers progressing rapidly in booming property market

Amid resurgence in demand for residential land and housing in the mid-price segment in Sri Lanka has generated noteworthy growth for leading real-estate developer Kelsey Developments PLC (KDL).

Raja approved 2G licences for favourites: CBI

The CBI on Thursday told a Delhi court that former Telecom minister A Raja had approved the grant of dual technology 2G spectrum licences to his favourite telecom firms like ADAG's Reliance Communication and others a day before inviting applications for it.

Mau Mau Kenyan to Sue British Government

In a land mark case, four elderly Kenyans won their case to sue the British Government for their suffering at the hands of British troops while in detention camps between 1952 and 1961. Since Kenya was still under the British rule, they claimed that the British government was responsible for the atrocities that they suffered in the form of beatings, castration and even sexual molestation.

Sri Lanka offers Air Taxi services to reach tourist havens in the East

With the East coast of Sri Lanka becoming a tourist haven in the country, following opening up of several chalet-type hotels, commencing boat services to the near-by islands such as the pigeon island which has several hundred varieties of corals and colorful fish, whale and dolphin watching, surfing and sun bathing in the silvery beaches luring scores of tourists, SriLankan Airlines plans to extend its floatplane services to the east coast.

Saudi Arabia to establish residential embassy in Kathmandu

Non-resident Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Nepal Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Busairi has assured that his country would ‘soon’ establish a residential embassy in Kathmandu.

TRS leader slaps Andhra Bhavan official after row

A day after a man committed suicide in the Capital for Telangana, a Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader on Thursday slapped and abused an employee in Andhra Pradesh Bhavan for refusing to let the man's body inside the Bhavan premises.

Samacheer Kalvi Row: Setback to Jayalalithaa government-SC directs the state to distribute books by August 2

The Supreme Court of India on Thursday refused to grant a stay on a petition by the Tamil Nadu government on a order passed by the Madras High Court regarding to implement the "Samacheer Kalvi"(Uniform Education) system.

US background briefing on Clinton visit

Even as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was getting set for a visit to Chennai on Wednesday after her talks in New Delhi, State Department officials gave a background briefing on the issues that India and US are busy discussing, the importance of Tamil Nadu in US calculations. The briefing gives an insight into the thinking of US on some key issues like Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Who is Rupert Murdoch?

The Australian born American global media baron, Rupert Murdoch was listed three times in the Times 100 as among the most influential people in the world. He is ranked 13th most powerful person in the world in the 2010 Forbes’ ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’ list.

Rehabilitation of Kankesanthurai Harbour

A Memorandum of Understanding and an Agreement to formalize rehabilitation of the Kankesanthurai Harbour were signed today, 21st July 2011, between India and Sri Lanka.

2G-Spectrum Court: Special Court permits IT department to quiz A Raja and five others

A Delhi court on Thursday allowed the Income Tax department to interrogate six accused, including former Telecom Minister A Raja, arrested for their alleged involvement in the 2G scam, in judicial custody itself.

“Center yet to spell out which faction is recognized”: DGP Kire

Nagaland Director General of Police (DGP), K Kire, IPS, admitted that there had been confusion as to how they would dealt with which group of the newly split factions---GPRN/NSCN and NSCN (K).