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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Fuel price shock: Petrol gets costlier by Rs 3

Oil companies hiked petrol prices by around Rs3 per litre, with effect from Thursday midnight.

Hosting 2013 summit in Sri Lanka is underway as decided at 2013 Commonwealth summit


Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara clarified that Commonwealth Member States in 2009, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting [CHOGM] held in Trinidad & Tobago had decided to hold the 2013 Summit in Sri Lanka and therefore it would be unfair to reopen the issue and that the arrangements for hosting the summit in 2013 are already underway.

DMK ties with Congress not for local body elections, says Karunanidhi

A day after he announced his party's decision to fight the local body polls sans the company of seven-year ally Congress, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday said ties between the two parties would be required only at the time of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.

Sri Lankan Universities and Marketing Orientation

Everybody focuses on globalization. And also the ‘Mahinda Chintana Vision for the Future’ policy statement envisages making Sri Lanka the regional hub in five sectors : a Maritime Hub, an Aviation Hub, a Commercial Hub, an Energy Hub and a Knowledge Hub.

Sonia Gandhi chairs party meet after return from US

Nearly a week after her return to India following surgery abroad, Congress president Sonia Gandhi chaired the party's central election committee in New Delhi on Thursday.

E-voting for Maldives’ 2013 presidential election

The Maldives Election Commission announced plans to introduce electronic voting for the first time at the 2013 presidential election.

Ban on actress in Kannada films lifted

The ban on Kannada actress Nikita Thukral has been revoked by the Kannada Film Producers Association (KFPA) on Thursday.

British High Commissioner to Maldives, SL goes on Facebook, Twitter

Public need not have any worries over having their queries answered by the British High Commissioner to Maldives and Sri Lankan as he will now answer them on a fortnightly video clip appearing on the commission’s Facebook page and Twitter pages.

Sops for poor, not freebies, claims Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday insisted that the sops given away at no cost by her government were aimed at uplifting the poor and the oppressed, but that some persons were trying to malign the effort as freebies.

U.S. Government awards two $100,000 Grants to Local Organizations Working Women’s Issues in North and South

In support of two critical issues – women’s entrepreneurship and the prevention of gender-based violence – the U.S. government recently awarded $100,000 grants to the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce (HDCC) and the national NGO Women in Need (WIN).

Sri Lankan delegation allays allegations against the country by vested interests

Sri Lanka strongly refuting allegations made by Britain’s Channel 04 Television has emphasized that the country should be given the time and space required to complete the process being undertaken by the Lesson Learnt and Reconciliation Commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.


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