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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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Sri Lanka participates in the International Conference on Maritime Piracy

Addressing the International Conference on Maritime Piracy on the theme “Maritime Piracy : enhancing public private partnership and strengthening the global response”, leader of the Sri Lanka delegation Deputy External Affairs Minister Neomal Perera stated that maritime piracy has become an issue of serious concern to countries of our region which are bordered by major international sea lanes.

Air India pilots call off strike after 58 days

Agitating Air India pilots on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that they will call off their 58-day-long strike with immediate effect.

Quake felt throughout central NZ

Last night's widely-felt magnitude-7.0 earthquake was the largest in the area for up to 120 years, says a seismologist.

Vice-Presidential election in August 7

Election to the post of Vice President will be held on August 7 and the results would be out on the same day, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday.

Arrested Ten Indian Fishermen Remanded Till 12 July

The Magistrate Court in Talaimannar remanded till 12 July, the ten Indian fishermen alleged of poaching near the shores of Talaimannar and transferred to the prisons in Anuradhapura.

Pranab quit letter: ISI denies forgery charge

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) on Tuesday described as "untrue" the BJP's allegation that UPA presidential candidate PranabMukherjee's letter quitting as its chairperson was "fabricated".

Disastrous Floods in Assam: 100 Killed, 25 Lakh Homeless ‘PM’s 500 crore relief is just a drop in the ocean’ – AIUDF

Assam, the gateway to the northeastern seven sister states of India, is facing the natures’ bang once again. The flood situation in Assam is grim, nearly 25 lakhs people affected in the deluge and around 100 killed till 3rd July. Almost all the 27 districts of the state are hit by the second wave of floods that began on 26th June 2012.

Vajpayee, Chidambaram among witnesses in JPC Spectrum probe

An "exhaustive" list of witnesses, which includes former PM A.B. Vajpayee ,former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, was placed on Tuesday before the JPC probing the 2G Spectrum allocation scam, but a decision whether to call them was deferred.

DMK leaders court arrest over Govt’s “oppressive rule”

As the opposition DMK took to the streets on a fill-the-jail agitation, protesting against the "oppressive" rule of the AIADMK government, several thousand party functionaries including treasurer MK Stalin and Rajya Sabha MP MK Kanimozhi were arrested across the state on Wednesday.