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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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PM sends emissary to sort out Tamil Nadu protests against n-project

The agitation against the Koodankulam nuclear project in Tamil Nadu is fast gathering momentum forcing the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa to write a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to temporarily halt all work at the project until all issues are resolved, thus passing on the buck to PM.

Menik Farm to be closed down, 1760 IDP families to be relocated in Puthukudiyiruppu

Sri Lanka Government has taken decision to close down the Menik Farm relief centre, the biggest camp presently housing the Internally Displaced Persons. Accordingly arrangements are underway to resettle 7394 displaced persons of 2097 families currently housed in the Menk Farm.

Test reports sought from France on n-reactors

Amid growing public resistance to nuclear power projects, India has sought new test reports from the French nuclear authority on safety issues raised in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan before finalising orders for reactors from France's atomic energy giant Areva.

Kudos to our medical team to Pakistan

We have been reading excellent reports about our medical team to Pakistan, sent to help fight the dengue menace in Punjab. It is reported in one of the leading daily newspaper in Pakistan that our twelve member team has found a large number of dengue mosquitoes in flower pots outside medical superintendent’s office during a visit to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

PMK opposes India-Sri Lanka naval exercise

Strongly criticising the ongoing joint Naval exercise by India and Sri Lanka, the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Tuesday demanded that it be called off keeping in mind the 'sentiments' of people of Tamil Nadu that there should not be any ties with the island nation.

No Will for Genuine Reforms or National Reconciliation

There is a Burmese saying, “A snake sees the legs of another snake.” meaning only the Burmese can see the craftiness and the cunningness of another Burmese, as they are the same birds of a feather, whereas a foreigner however expert he/she may be, have not gone through the experience of living in Burma and could not comprehend the pitfalls created by the Junta.

India confirms bird flu cases in West Bengal

India on Tuesday confirmed that there were cases of bird flu in West Bengal after samples collected from Nadia district in the state tested positive, officials said.

Sri Lankan medical team in Pakistan to support dengue control

As directed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a twelve member Sri Lankan medical team arrived in Lahore, Pakistan on September 14th to share their expertise with Pakistani authorities in treating the dengue patients and help control the dengue fever epidemic mainly in the Punjab province.

Spectrum scam: CBI opposes Swamy plea to probe Chidambaram role

The CBI on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court a plea for probing home minister P Chidambaram's alleged role in the 2G spectrum scam case saying it was beyond its jurisdiction to entertain it.

CBK in New York for the Clinton Global Initiative

President Chandrika Kumaratunga is in New York for the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. This year’s meeting is being held from 20th Sept to 22nd at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

Archbishop Attallah Hanna meets the Sri Lankan Representative

Archbishop of Sevastia of the Roman Orthodox Church, Attallah Hanna, met the Representative of Sri Lanka in the Palestinian territories at Movenpick Hotel in Ramallah to discuss the invitation to His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith to visit Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

2011/12 critical years for Pakistan

In its bid to emasculate nuclear Pakistan, US-Israeli-Indian nexus embarked upon a comprehensive covert war backed by coercive diplomacy and aggressive media war after capturing Afghanistan. Pak Army was pitched against foreign funded, trained and equipped militants with a view to discredit it and weaken its fighting potential.

De Mazenod conducts Science Exhibition to boost students’ innovative achievements

De Mazenod College, Kandana one of the Island’s reputed and popular schools, held a science exhibition to review the hidden talents and innovative ideas and put them into tangible and practical solutions in the day to day life and to bring them to the standard of commercialization.

Sri Lanka to build world’s 5th tallest tower at Peliyagoda - Lotus Telecom Tower

Sri Lanka is constructing the world’s 5th tallest tower at Peliyagoda, a few kilometers from the Colombo city centre. The height of this tower will be 350 meters. It has a portion in the form of a Lotus Flower encompassing seven floors.