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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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Saarc meeting in Thimphu: Home Minister P. Chidambaram to attend

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will attend the fourth meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Interior/Home Ministers on Saturday in Thimphu.

EDB Launches Sri Lanka Expo 2012 Website


The Sri Lanka Export Development Board recently launched the official website of Sri Lanka Expo 2012, www.srilankaexpo.com with line of this event, “partnering with hub of Asia”.

Sri Lanka: SC judgment reserved on alleged attack by police on Kelaniya Varsity undergraduates

The judgment by the Supreme Court on the alleged attack by the police on the undergraduates of University of Kelaniya was reserved on Friday (22) .

Land Grabbing Charges:Case registered against famous educationalist and former AIADMK functionary Jeppiar

Former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) MLC and Chennai District Secretary and one time close confident of late chief minister MGR, Jeppiar alias J Pankaraj, who is presently great eudcationalist facing great trouble on land grabbing charges.

Foreign Minister Yadav leaves for Russia; to hold talks with his Russian counterpart

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav left for Moscow on Friday to take part in the sixth regional conference of Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs). Minister Yadav will take part in the three-day conference beginning Saturday.

Land grabbing Case: HC direct DMK bigwig Veerapandi Arumugam to surrender to the police

The Madras High Court has granted conditional bail and directed the former DMK minister and Salem strong man Veerapandi S Arumugam to surrender before the investigating agency on Monday, on a land grabbing charges.

Norway … Do You Understand Now?

The time is long overdue to issue a complete apology to the people of Sri Lanka and other Nations where Norwegian funds have been used to prolong or create conflicts write F. Rovik formerly of Norwegians Against Terrorism.

Fire in Kilpauk Medical College Hospital: Three patients dead


Two women died of asphyxiation in a fire at the Intensive Care Unit of the government Kilpauk Medical Centre early Saturday morning. Another male patient who was also in the unit died a few hours later.

Blaming non-state actors for terror won’t do, says India’s Minister Chidambaram

In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India on Saturday said that no country can escape its responsibility by blaming non-state actors for terrorist activities emanating from its soil.

At least 91 dead in Norway shooting, bomb attack

At last the complete picture has emerged about the tragic bomb explosion in the central Oslo - where 7 people dies and the shoot out at the youth summer camp of Norway’s ruling Labor party at the Utoeya Island - where a gunmen killed at least 84 people.

Sri Lanka Mini poll ended peacefully

Voting in the second round of Sri Lanka’s Local Government Elections in 65 local bodies has ended peacefully at 4pm today (July 23) with more than 55 to 60 percent voter turnout was recorded said several independent election monitoring bodies .

Sri Lanka: Doping inquiry on rugby players; IRB tribunal’s verdict within a month

The International Rugby Board (IRB) is due to give its verdict in a month time on the doping inquiry against the Sri Lankan rugby players.

Govt to place Lokpal Bill before Cabinet

The Government on Friday said the Lokpal Bill is ready and will be placed before the Union Cabinet for approval in its next meeting where a decision on whether to put the Prime Minister in its purview would also be taken.

Sri Lanka’s development has shifted from urban centered to village levels

Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga has said that a massive development has taken place covering each and every area in Sri Lanka after eradicating terrorism, and the urban-centred development has been expanded to the village level after 2005. He has said that at present, the villagers are enjoying the benefits of the development projects.

Hilary Clinton hails Jayalalithaa: "Wonder-full Woman who is viewed as a leader around the world"

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hailed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa as a "wonderful woman who is viewed as a leader around the world".

Sri Lanka to open the Southern Expressway on July 31

Sri Lanka will open up the access of its first ever Expressway on 31 July this year, The Road Development Authority (RDA) of Sri Lanka had said.

New opposition coalition gets off the ground

The newly set up opposition coalition named its key office bearers, calling the alliance the first step towards filling the vacuum of a “responsible opposition” in Parliament.


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