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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2962

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Two more Andhra judges arrested in cash-for-bail scam

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested two District Judges, K. Lakshminarasimha Rao and T. Prabhakar Rao, in connection with the ongoing investigation into the bail scam involving former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy, now in judicial custody.

Provincial Council Election: Thgangeswary to lead an independent group

Thangeswary Kathiraman, the former TNA MP said that she will be leading an independent group to contest in the forthcoming Eastern Provincial Council election.

Send back the Sri Lankan Trainees:Jayalalithaa urges the Central Government

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa on Friday urged the Union Government to send back the Sri Lankan Defense trainees to the own country.

Sri Lankan Navy intercepts Australia-bound vessel with 41 persons

Sri Lanka Navy intercepted a multi-day trawler headed for Australia in the deep seas off Trincomalee yesterday, 15 nautical milesw east of Trincomalee.

Sri Lanka thanks US for strong support

The US commended Sri Lanka on 12 July for the island nation’s close cooperation to resolve the GSP review issue successfully. The U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Patricia A. Butenis revealed on July 12.

Indian Minister Jairam Ramesh, on a two day visit to Sri Lanka

At the invitation of Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka, the Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation of the Government of India, Jairam Ramesh visited Sri Lanka from 11th to 13th July 2012.

Mamata Banerjee “No” to Sonia Gandhi invite for UPA dinner

Trinamool Congress chief and west Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refused the invitation extended by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for a dinner party on July 18, ahead of the Presidential elections.

Launch of next phase of the Indian Housing Project

The High Commission of India signed agreements on Friday to award work to four Implementing Agencies (IAs), viz., UN-HABITAT, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in partnership with Sri Lanka Red Cross, National Housing Development Agency (NHDA) of the Government of Sri Lanka and Habitat for Humanity, Sri Lanka signaling the launch of the next phase of the Indian Housing Project for 43,000 housing units in Northern and Eastern Provinces.

Centre “meek” in dealing with Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa

Regretting that the Centre was being "meek" before the Sri lankan government, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa reiterated her demand that the Sri Lankan Air Force personnel, who are in India for a training programme, be sent back to their country immediately.

Lessons from Royal Park Murder for Sri Lankan Society

The Royal Park murder has a multitude of lessons for Sri Lanka and reminders to society of the significance of life – our own and that of others. It also gave a message that there are limits to what money can do and limits to the level of influence any rich and influential persons can make upon the justice system.

Activists condemn stripping, molesting of girl in Guwahati

Activists and politicians on Friday strongly condemned the stripping and molestation of a girl in Guwahati while she was returning from a get- together, saying every woman has a right to party and demanded strong action against the culprits.

Oken Jeet Sandham given Tamil Traditional Welcome at Port City of Tamil Nadu

Noted International Muaythai leader, Oken Jeet Sandham, has been given a warm welcome at the historic Port City of Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore.

Condoleezza Rice tipped as top candidate for Vice President?

Former National Security adviser Condoleezza dropped a bomb stating “it is time for all of us, in any way we can, to mobilize, get our act together, and storm Washington, D.C.” Speculation shot up that she would give an impetus to the Romney campaign now struggling to ward off the charge that US jobs were sent abroad by Romney due to his being CEO of Bain Capital in the nineties.