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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2611

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Pak must destroy terror camps, Krishna tells Hina Rabbani

Asserting that there cannot be a "selective approach" in the fight against terrorism, India on Tuesday hoped that Pakistan will be "serious" in dismantling terror camps on its soil and live up to its pronouncements.

Sri Lankan Private Sector sponsored Travel Shows are to be held in World Capitals

Private sector sponsored Sri Lankan travel shows are to be held in main capital cities and the first of this series will be held in Toronto, Canada on 16th and 17th October at the Living Art Centre in Mississauga, Toronto.

Over 7,200 Jews to immigrate to Israel

The Israeli government is expected to approve the long awaited 'aliyah' (immigration) of more than 7,200 Indian Jews from the north-eastern states of Manipur and Mizoram in the coming weeks, a media report said.

Sri Lanka’s UN Deputy Representative covered by diplomatic immunity

Sri Lanka has called on the United Nations to enable the country's UN Deputy Representative Major General Shavendra Silva to conduct his duties unhindered by the summons issued by an American court for his alleged involvement in war crimes, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

PM, Sonia to meet with ministers on handling Spectrum row

With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returning to Delhi on Tuesday night, he and Congress president Sonia Gandhi will meet separately with ministers and party leaders on Wednesday to defuse a crisis over 2G spectrum allotment involving Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

President Rajapaksa received the first poppy flower

The first poppy flower was pinned on President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday 27 September, at Temple Trees, in view of World Poppy Day or Remembrance Day, which falls on November 14.

CBI opposes Govt stand on Chidambaram issue

The CBI on Tuesday objected to the Central government telling the Supreme Court that it will examine documents given by Janata party leader Subramanian Swamy indicating that Home Minister P Chidambaram, as the then Finance Minister, was also involved in fixing the 2G spectrum price.

US ‘preferential treatment’ to autocratic-human rights violating Bahrain: Sri Lanka gets ‘destabilization blow’

While the South Asian nation Sri Lanka, which removed the most ruthless terrorist movement Tamil Tigers from total operation in May 2009 protecting her sovereignty, territorial integrity and democracy, continued to get a ‘destabilization blow’ from the US State Department pressurizing accountability for the final stage of the counter-terrorism battle, the Obama administration is extending military assistance worth $53 million to the Middle East autocratic kingdom of Bahrain which is brutally cracking down dissent and violating human rights.

Sri Lanka to increase allocation for scientific research by four fold

The government of Sri Lanka is to increase allocation for scientific research by four fold. The present allocation of 0.5% of the GDP is to be increased to 2% in the forthcoming budget in order to achieve the Mahinda Chintana objective of making Sri Lanka a knowledge hub in the region.