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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Classes of Nagaland NIT at its Chumu campus from January

National Institute of Technology (NIT) given to Nagaland through an enactment of Parliament and which was attached to its NIT Silchar, Assam, will now be shifted to Nagaland. Classes in its temporary campus at Chumukedima (Chumu campus) will be started from January next year.

Industry Ministry to develop comprehensive rubber database, also looking for a consulting firm

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) has decided to develop a comprehensive database on the country’s rubber sector.

“I left my heart at Sigiriya” :Promoting Sigiriya

Sigiriya can be considered as eight wonder in the world. And also it is an icon of Sri Lankan tourism. Now Sri Lanka is enjoying the dividends of peace. The growth of the tourism sector can be witnessed. Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka have increased by 27.2 percent to 60,219 in September 2011 compared to the tourist arrivals for the same period last year.

Another Great Leap towards Anti-democracy

‘Either you are with us or against us’: that was the Rajapaksa leitmotiv during the Fourth Eelam War. According to this credo, only those who supported and obeyed the Rajapaksas, uncritically and unquestioningly, were considered ‘friends’ by the Ruling Siblings. Everyone else was castigatingly-categorised as ‘national enemies’, irrespective of their stance on the LTTE.

The Splintering 0f Sri Lanka’s Once-Powerful Left

Nearly 45 years ago when ASEAN was in its formative stage, Tunku Abdul Rahman invited Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, to join the organization. Ceylon then would have been the first member (and perhaps only) from outside the South-east Asian region from which every other founding member came.

Letter from America: Eid-ul-Ad’ha

This Sunday is the 10th day of Dhu’l Hijjah in the Muslim calendar. It is the day of Hajj - Eid al-Ad'ha or Yawm al-Nahr -- when the pilgrims in Makkah sacrifice halal animals following one of the oldest traditions of mankind, dating back to the time of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) Alayhis Salam (meaning: peace be upon him).

Euro Crisis: has Greece reached the point of no return?

According to Eva Kaili, a prominent Greek politician from ruling socialist party who hasn’t slept for days over the alarming debt crisis that engulfs whole Europe, her country has reached the point of no return indeed. She has joined a growing number of political heavyweights in the ruling Pasok party who are determined to challenge the course of action taken by George Papandreou, the prime minister – and their boss.