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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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All that Glitters is Gold – after all!

Although, gold saw its biggest drop in price since 2008 – losing almost $200 in two weeks – after, what could only be described as a dazzling rise in a matter of months, there will be no plummeting in value in the near future, despite the warnings about the imminent rupture of yet another bubble.

Pact with ULFA signed to end violence

In its effort to bring lasting peace in Assam, the government Saturday signed an agreement with the banned rebel outfit, United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA). to end violence in the troubled northeastern state and set the ball rolling for peace talks.

Lawmakers, Lawbreakers

It is official. According to the Attorney General, the Emergency which ended last month will soon be replaced with a brand new law, the Emergency Consequential Provisional Bill (ECPB). The PTA, further strengthened by three additional laws, will fill the gap, until the ECPB comes into being. In the end it will be as if the Emergency never ended. And as a law made by and for the Rajapaksas, the ECPB may well be a more repressive piece of legislation than the Emergency.

Propagating Sandalwood plant in Sri Lanka

Another step of "Sandun Arana National Programme" which operates under the guidance of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has been recently launched at the Defense Ministry under the patronage of Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa , the Secretary of Defense Ministry to handover the Sandalwood plants to be planted in the camps of three forces.

Land grab arrests: Karunanidhi to explore legal options

In the wake of arrests of party men including senior leaders on land grab charges, DMK chief M Karunanidhi will chair a meeting of his party’s legal wing in Chennai on September 10 to work out ways to approach the court and “protect democracy” in the state.

Tamil Nadu fisherman Murugananthan to be buried in Jaffna

The dead body of Tamil Nadu fisherman Muruganathan, which was recently recovered as it was washed ashore in Pugudutivu, and is to be buried in Jaffna according to Hindu rites.

Translating Pali canon into Newari

Nepal’s Tripitaka Anupadana Mandalaya (Preparatory Council) has launched a massive program to translate the Buddhist Pali Tripitaka into the Nepalese language of Newari – one of the country’s oldest languages - within the next two years. The Bir Purna Pustak Sangarahalaya in Lalithpur, Nepal has taken the initiative in this project. The BPPS is a unique private library which has preserved books on Buddhism and books in Nepalese languages.

Facing LS impeachment, Justice Soumitra Sen resigns

Controversial Calcutta High Court Judge Justice Soumitra Sen on Saturday sent his resignation in writing to the President, raising fresh questions whether impeachment proceedings against him in Lok Sabha on Monday will go on as scheduled.

Jaffna Agriculture Exhibition – 2011 will commence on 5th September

Northern Provincial Ministry of Agriculture has organized an Agriculture Exhibition under the theme of “Way Forward for Sustainable Eco-friendly Agriculture”.

Letter from America: Israel - the ‘Untouchable’ Rogue State

After months of waiting, the UN’s panel of inquiry has come up with a report reviewing Israel’s May 31, 2010 raid on a Turkish-based flotilla that was trying to bring humanitarian aid to the Palestinians of Gaza.