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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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40 million watched Grammy Award

A US audience of 40 million watched this year’s Grammy Awards, according to a survey. This is seemed to be the second largest in Grammy history and the biggest since 1984 when the ‘king of pop’ Michael Jackson was rewarded for his record breaking ‘Thriller’ album.

Gilani for harnessing potential of SAFTA for increased regional trade, investment

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said that South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) has the potential to establish a regional bloc with collective goals, and diversified abilities and potential as well as accelerate trade among the member countries.

Murder charges against SL Minister Douglas:HC fixed date for final arguments

The Madras High Court on Thursday posted for February 21 final arguments and orders on a writ petition seeking a direction to the Union and State governments to arrest the Sri Lankan Minister for Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development, Douglas Devananda, in a murder case pending before a session’s court here.

Lalin’s Column: Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) - Make the killers pay (1)

Deaths due to RTAs (around 2,200 annually) give rapes, murders and suicide in SL a very close run. Only a few of those responsible pay any price to society. While much of the violence is in traditional character, it is exacerbated due to the rampant and virulent breakdown of fear of the law.

Killing of fishermen in Kerala: Antony upset at Italian ship’s guards action

Terming the incident of killing of fishermen in Kerala by security guards of an Italian ship as "serious and unfortunate," Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Thursday said investigation is on and law will take its own course in the matter.

Famous Kalbelia folk dancer Gulabo Sapera and her troupe from India participates in the SAARC Cultural Festival in Colombo

Gulabo Sapera, a renowned folk dancer from Rajasthan and her troupe is participating in the SAARC Cultural Festival organized by the SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo at the BMICH from 17-18 February 2012.

Sahara returns as IPL sponsor after patch-up with BCCI

The BCCI and the aggrieved Sahara Group on Thursday reached a compromise after a series of hectic negotiations over the past few days, paving the way for Pune Warriors' participation in the fifth edition of the IPL.

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner presents credentials – Uganda

Sri Lanka’s new High Commissioner for Uganda T. Raveenthiran presented credentials to President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, on 8th of February 2012 at State House, Entebbe, Uganda.

Water terrorism by India to overawe Pakistan

The majestic and ravishing landscape of the Kashmir Valley is so enchanting that whosoever happens to visit it gets spell-bounded and overawed by its natural beauty and longs to revisit it.

Lord Bates completes 3000 mile walk in support of Olympic Truce

Lord Bates will walk into Westminster, after on 15 February (Wednesday) taking nearly six and a half million steps in a 3000 mile walk across Europe to raise awareness of the UN resolution on the Olympic Truce.

Sankarankoil By poll on March 18: EC announces

The much expected Sankarankoil by election to be held on March 18. After the break of the alliance with the DMDK, the ruling AIADMK all set to face the by poll.