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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2785

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Japan to Draw a Digital Map for Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) pledges to continue their economic cooperation and extended assistance to develop a digital map for Northern Province which was completely released from the LTTE terror outfit and at present on mega development projects.

Cash free Jamboree - a news experience to Lankan Scouts

The World Scout Jamboree in Sweden with 39,000 participants runs a cash free Jamboree throughout its ten day programme. Everyone in the Contingents and the Planning Team are issued an ID-card when they check-in on the campsite. The same card has a cash function which is called the Event Card.

The Government refutes allegation relating to the abduction of Sri Lankan NGO activist

Minister of Industry and Commerce Mr. Rishad Badiuddin rejected allegations made in some section of the newspapers dated 31st December 2011, relating to the discovery of the body of a former Grama Seva Officer Pattani Razik, saying that he had been abducted in a van belonging to his Ministry and there had been a ransom demand in this connection.

Future directions in Sri Lankan politics; Communal politics and the decline of the UNP

At meeting in London attended by the Tamil Diaspora community, TNA Parliamentarian M A Sumanthiran had reportedly said that any proposal from the Tamils by way of a solution to the problems of people in the North should be acceptable to the majority community as well, and that much headway had been made in their ninth round of talks with the Government on evolving a solution.

Land Grabbing Case: Another DMK Ex. MLA Ranganathan Arrested

In the continuing crackdown by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) Government on land grabbing, a former DMK MLA was arrested on Tuesday for his alleged role in a case.

House voting after price rise debate

The United Progressive Alliance government and the opposition National Democratic Alliance have reportedly reached a compromise that will allow for a debate and voting on the price rise issue.

Sri Lanka: Draft Bill to regularize medicinal drugs; AG moves for 2 month time from SC to finalize

The draft Bill to regulate medicinal drugs and devices, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and functional foods is to be finalized within two months.

Govt to introduce Lokpal Bill on August 4

The much debated Lokpal Bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said on Tuesday.

Alleged involvement with Channel 4; British Tamil suspect released after conclusion of investigation

The British Tamil suspect who had been taken into custody on the purported involvement with the controversial British Television “Channel 4” was on Tuesday (2) released after the conclusion of the investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department.

10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from 7 to 9 January 2012 in Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), Government of India, in partnership with the Government of Rajasthan and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as the Institutional Partner is organizing the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention (PBD 2012) from 7-9 January 2012 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

International community urged to distinguish political agendas from propaganda campaign against Sri Lanka - Minister Peiris

The recent spate of unsubstantiated allegations on the last few days of the conflict levelled at the Government of Sri Lanka, need to be examined in terms of the political agenda behind such propaganda and distinguished from the genuine expressions of concern on humanitarian issues.

Actor Chiranjeevi to merge Praja Rajyam Party with Congress

AICC President Sonia Gandhi has invited Praja Rajyam Party President and Tirupati MLA K Chiranjeevi to New Delhi to meet her anytime between August 7 and 10 to formally take primary membership of the Congress party.

In Karnataka: MLA's elected by secret ballot Sadananda Gowda as new Chief Minister

A Two time MLA and Two Time MP (Presently Member of Parliament) D. V. Sadananda Gowda has been elected as the new Karnataka Chief Minister. Mr Gowda succeeded outgoing Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.