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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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Norway Minister conveys concern over 2G licence cancellation

Initiating dialogue at diplomatic level post cancellation of Uninor’s 2G licences, Norway’s IT Minister Rigmor Aasrud on Tuesday met Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal and discussed way forward while raising concern over its investments in Indian operations.

Four Sri Lankan Nationals Jailed In UK Immigration Fraud Case

Four Sri Lankan men have been jailed in the UK for their part in a conspiracy to supply fraudulent identity documents. The last of the four men was sentenced to 13 months’ imprisonment on 3 February after he pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to facilitate a breach of the UK’s immigration laws.

Sri Lankan Independence Day Celebrated In Bangkok

Sri Lanka's 64th Independence anniversary was celebrated at the residence of the Sri Lankan Ambassador Gen. Shantha Kottegoda with the hoisting of the national flag, the singing of the National Anthem and religious observances.

Delayed Union Budget to be presented on March 16

The Union Budget, delayed because of elections in five states, will now be presented on March 16, four days after Parliament begins its Budget session.

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm celebrates the 64th Independence Day

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Sweden held the 64th Independence Day celebration at the Embassy premises on Saturday, 04th February.

Foreign Intelligentsia Targeted Baloch Leaders’ Family?

On January 31 , Balochistan assembly member Mir Bakhtiar Khan Domki's wife Zamur Domki, 32, and daughter Janan Domki, 13, and family driver Barkat Baloch were killed by some unknown terrorists near Gizri area Bridge in Clifton of Karachi Pakistan commercial capital.

Sri Lanka assures cooperation in bringing peace and stability in Maldives

Sri Lanka Government has described the people and police protest, the resignation of the President of the Maldives Mr. Mohamed Nasheed and the swearing in of its Vice-President, Dr. Mohamed Waheed as internal matters of Maldives.

Santorum sweeps all 3 contests changing campaign dynamic overnight

Rick Santorum swept Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri contests clearly establishing his potential as a top-rung contender armed with winsome populous oratorical skills in contrast to Mitt Romney’s drab business-like rhetorical pitch.

University Education and Virginity Test: Sri Lanka Vs UK

Few months back there was news from leading University in Sri Lanka that Vice Chancellor has sent some students for virginity test. Even though the news was not confirmed it is imperative to relate this with the scenario of UK Universities. Following statistics has been taken from, which the web has done a survey among 2818 students from UK to ascertain their sex life, sexual health and relationship.

EC bans exit, opinion polls till March 3

The Election Commission on Tuesday banned exit polls till March 3, till the completion of assembly elections in five states of UttarPradesh, Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhandand Manipur.

64th Independence Day Celebrated by the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to UN and the Community in New York

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations celebrated Sri Lanka’s 64th anniversary of Independence in Staten Island, New York along with the Sri Lankans in the Tri-State area.

Pakistan: Nation of Stolen Future Looks Desperate for Change and New Leadership

Over the past three years, the PPP dominated Zardari government in collaboration with the Army Generals were engaged in deceit of corrupted normalcy - extreme rhetoric, irrational thinking and belligerent outcomes and completely divorced from the prevalent strategic-economic-political realities on the ground requiring ‘Urgent Rethinking’ and navigational change to make new policies and new directions to disconnect with the treacherous present dictated by the US hegemony.

Rhinos in Peril

Rhinos are in trouble like never before. Armed thugs with helicopters are shooting them with tranquillizer darts, hacking the
ir horns off with chainsaws and the animals are left to bleed to death; and what are WWF and governments doing about it? Not much would be my guess.

Somalia: Under the Tutelage of Ghost-lords

At this dreadful moment in its history—when the obituary of a nation in life support is being written—political correctness is a luxury that Somalia cannot afford. Yes, Somalia is a failed State. But, failure is not a permanent condition, unless people choose to make it so by retiring their dignity and spirit of resilience.

Childhood Tuberculosis: Act before it is too late

A significant proportion - about 15% to 20% - of all tuberculosis (TB) occurs in children in India, where paediatric TB is a serious, but under-recognized and neglected public health problem.

UP Minister declares assets worth Rs 187 crore!

In a telling commentary on the extent of corruption prevailing in Chief Minister Mayawati’s regime, Uttar Pradesh's Energy Minister Ramvir Upadhaya has declared assets worthRs187 crore, while his MP wife Seema Upadhaya has property worth Rs 2.09 crore.

Subramanian Swamy says he is anti-LTTE but pro-political solution in Lanka - Mano Ganesan

Leader of Janata party of India Dr. Subramanian Swamy has told that he is anti-LTTE but pro-power devolution and political solution in Sri Lanka. He told this to DPF Leader Mano Ganesan.

Famous cine playback singer S Janaki injured:Fallen in a Hotel Bath Room

Famous multi lingual cine playback singer S. Janaki sustained a head injury after she slipped and fell in a hotel she was staying in at Tirupati on Tuesday. She is declared out of danger and may be ready for discharge by Wednesday morning.