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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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Sri Lanka agrees to build its 2nd Coal Power Plant as a joint venture with India

Sri Lanka and India have agreed on the establishment of the second coal power plant at Sampoor, Trincomalee. The Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy in Sri Lanka, Mr. M.M.C. Ferdinando after concluding negotiations to establish the joint venture between National Thermal Power Corporation of India (NTPC) and the Ceylon Electricity Board has initialed the Implementation Agreement in New Delhi with his Indian counterparts.

India: Sensex continues to tumble on US downgrade

The BSE benchmark Sensex tumbled 546 points on Monday in sync with the global markets that reacted to S&P's downgrade of the US credit rating on Friday, but made some recovery by closing 316 points down to its 14-month low.

Volunteers active in Ramadan

“Makkah Youth at Your Service” is a program that aims to serve elderly and disabled Umrah performers who cannot perform Tawaf on foot in Ramadan and have to use the wheelchairs provided by the Project for Respecting the Sanctity of Makkah.

Govt picks holes in CAG report on CWG scam

Government on Monday sought to pick holes in the CAG report on Commonwealth Games, saying there was no indictment of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the main report, but only a line mentioned about her in the executive summary.

The Revolution Has Begun In Bangladesh

The revolution in Bangladesh began a month after the release of my new book, “Grameen Social Business Model: A Manifesto for Proletariat Revolution”.

Hazare plans torch march, bike rally in Mumbai

Social activist Anna Hazare will flag off a torch march and a car and bike rally to garner support for the civil society's Jan Lokpal Bill in Mumbai on Tuesday, an India Against Corruption official said.

Children of The World Unite: Raise Your Voice Against Mindless Pursuit Of Nuclear Power

This was the message that came out loud and clear, during a lively seminar: Lessons From Japan on ‘Nuclear Radiation Health Hazards’, held on 6th August at IMA Bhawan in Lucknow on the occasion of Hiroshima Day.

Sri Lanka President wishes Indian Congress leader a speedy recovery

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to India Congress President Sonia Gandhi, currently hospitalized in the United States, wishing her a speedy recovery.

Mumbai terror attack: US to hand over papers on accused Rana

The U.S. has handed over to India voluminous documents related to Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who is accused of offering support to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and his confessional statements that will help NIA to file a charge sheet against him.

Burma: CSW Renews Call For Inquiry Into Crimes Against Humanity On 23rd Anniversary Of 1988 Massacre

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today renews its call for the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, as the people of Burma mark the twenty-third anniversary of the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protestors on 8 August, 1988 in which at least 3,000 people were killed.

Employers Federation work on disabled employment, highly appreciated and adopted by other countries

The remarkable gesture of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) in promoting and encouraging their members and others to employ disabled persons is appreciated and this appreciation was reflected at a full day workshop – National Meeting on Decent Work and People with Disabilities held in Colombo organized by the EFC along with ILO, Colombo, Geneva and New Delhi and EFC’s work on promoting employment of disabled the experiences gained by EFC in Sri Lanka is now shared by some other countries. The feat of EFC was heavily praised by the ILO too.

Credit and collateral laws should be revised so that women can gain direct access to capital - Samina Fazil

Samina Fazil, President, Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Monday said women entrepreneurs should diversify their businesses to excel and play important role in the national development.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Bejing

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today morning arrived at the Bejing Capital International Airport on 4 day official visit to China.