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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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Protesters throng Cairo’s Tahrir Square once again

Egyptians responding to a call for a mass rally began flowing onto Cairo's central Tahrir Square on Tuesday as protests demanding the country's military rulers to step down entered a fourth day despite a crackdown by police that has killed at least 29 people, according to TV channels.

2G Scam: 5 corporate honchos get bail

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Unitech's Sanjay Chandra, Swan Telecom's Vinod Goenka and top Reliance ADAG executives Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara in the 2G scam case.

A Joint Statement to mark the Universal Children’s Day, to stand up for their rights and to take firm action

A Joint Statement has been issued on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day , a day to remember the children growing up in wars throughout the world, by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Radhika Coomaraswamy and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Under-Secretary-General Susana Malcorra Head of the Department of Field Support.

2G trial shifted to Tihar jail

A special CBI court hearing the 2G case on Tuesday shifted the trial to the Tihar Jail complex following a Delhi high court order.

Lankan private sector delegation led by Minister Rishad explore business opportunities in Antwerp

Minister of Industry & Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen, accompanied by the Sri Lanka private sector business delegation on a two day official visit to Belgium, last week also visited several business enterprises in Antwerp - the commercial hub of Belgium. The visit of the private sector delegation was coordinated by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board.

Indian Rupee hits record low against US Dollar

The Indian rupee on Tuesday hit its all-time low of 52.73 intra day against the US dollar on sustained demand for the U.S. currency from banks and importers, mainly oil refiners, amid signs of further capital outflows.

SL gives exchange rate guidance to banks- CB Governor

Sri Lanka has given guidance to state banks to buy U.S. dollars at 113.50 rupees and sell at 113.90 rupees to depreciate the local currency by 3 percent, stated Central Bank Governor, Ajith Nivard Cabraal in an interview with Bloomberg.

Stormy start to Winter session of Parliament

Winter session of Parliament on Tuesday got off to a stormy start with members raising issues ranging from better price for cotton to a separate Telangana and BJPprotesting against Home Minister P Chidambaram, forcing adjournment of the Lok Sabha till noon.

US companies are prohibited from providing web-hosting or any other service to the Syrian government

U.S. companies are prohibited from providing web-hosting or any other service to the Syrian government under Executive Order 13582 without a license from the Department of the Treasury. We refer questions about pending or ongoing licensure investigations to the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Duplicitous USA deprecates Pakistan when it seeks peace

After the capture of Afghanistan by US forces and their allies in late 2001, most of the Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders managed to flee and take shelter in neighboring FATA. Their flight was made easier because of the inactivity of ISAF.

Jaya answers questions in negative in Bangalore court

Deposing for the third time before a special court in Bangalore in the Rs. 66 crore disproportionate assets case, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday fielded questions relating to firms in which she was a "dormant partner" and the extravagant wedding of her estranged foster son.

US State Department subject Lebanese bomb maker to U.S. sanctions

The United States Department of State has announced a bomb maker for a Lebanese militant group on its terrorism blacklist, subjecting him to U.S. sanctions.

Sri Lanka’s Speaker is to conduct investigation on the mayhem created by the Opposition in the Parliament on the Budget Day

Speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament Mr. Chamal Rajapaksa told the Parliament yesterday an investigation will be held in connection with the unacceptable behaviour exhibited by some Members in the House during the budget speech by President Mahinda Rajapaksa last Monday.