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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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Photographic Exhibition in India to project Sri Lanka as an emerging MICE Destination

Sri Lanka Consulate General in Mumbai in association with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and L.B. Associates, New Delhi have launched an image building project in India to brand Sri Lanka as an emerging MICE destination in the South Asian Region.

Minorities in U.S. – Blacks and Hispanics – further fall toward impoverishment

In the social fabric and economic sphere the Black Americans and Hispanics (or Latinos), at all times, are way down when compared to White Americans. The wealth and economic opportunities have no equitable distribution among ethnic groups in the United States.

TN Government prepossess to cancel SIDCO plots which are not used by the allottees

The Tamil Nadu Government headed by AIADMK supremo Ms Jayalalithaa has decided to encourage 'real' entrepreneurs, and proposed to cancel the plot allotment order of those who failed to start their own industrial unit in government Industrial area, even after two years from the date of receiving the sanction order.

Illegal mining scam: Indicted Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa quits

Putting an end to the BJP embarrassment over the illegal mining report, Karnatakia Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa handed over his resignation to party President Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi on Thursday, a day after his severe indictment by the Lok Ayukta.

Burma: President Thein Sein ought to accept Suu Kyi’s call for peace talk

Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi made an appeal on Thursday for political talk and an urgent ceasefire between major ethnic rebel groups – Kachin Independence Organization, Karen National Union, New Mon State Party, Shan State Army – and government troops. She highlights the nation as ‘Republic of Union of Burma’ since the country was made up of various ethnicities on the same soil.

Growth of Mass Media

Technology plays a very significant part in the proliferation of mass media in modern Times. The mass media has revolutionized people's way of life and it has really engrossed every facet of human life. It has become so dominant that none of the human activity can be completed without accessing the help of mass media.

Fighting corruption: Anna Hazare camp rejects Lokpal Bill cleared by Cabinet

Three months after the civil society initiated a movement, the Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the Lokpal Bill keeping the office of Prime Minister outside its purview during his term in office and also excluded higher judiciary and conduct of MPs inside Parliament.

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers approves construction of bridge across the Batticaloa lagoon and several other projects

The Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka in their weekly meeting held on Wednesday under the Chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has approved a [pProject for the construction of Manmunai Bridge across the Batticaloa Lagoon with assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

PMO kept in loop on Spectrum licenses, claims former Telecom Secretary

After A Raja, former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura on Thursday sought to implicate Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the 2G spectrum scam, claiming that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was kept in the loop by the then Telecom Minister on the first-come-first-served (FCFS) policy in the award of licenses.

Iran Pledges More Assistance on Sri Lanka

Iran Government agrees to help Sri Lanka in rural electricity projects, rural water supply projects and road and railway development projects. An Iranian Government top minister who met Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that Iran will extend its fullest cooperation to improve the living conditions of the poor people and increase its funds to rural electrification projects and water supply projects.