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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 Rameswaram fishermen arrested with 465 kilos of flavoured chewing tobacco

It is now becoming apparent that Rameswaram fishermen are continuously involved in smuggling drugs into Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Navy yesterday arrested two more Rameswaram fishermen with flavoured chewing tobacco.

PM to visit riot-hit Assam to review relief steps

Amid continuing violence in parts of Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will undertake a visit to the state on Saturday to take stock of the situation and the steps being taken to control it.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Hina Rabbani Khar will be visiting Sri Lanka from 1st to 3rd August, 2012, at the invitation of Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris.

Make Rahul Gandhi Lok Sabha leader, Congress tell Sonia

Pushing for Rahul Gandhi's active role in Parliament, 10 Congress MPs have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi suggesting his appointment as the Leader of the Lok Sabha, saying it was the "need of the hour" to create a "sense of confidence" among the countrymen.

Cut outs in Batticaloa voluntarily removed by TMVP

CaFFE – Campaign for Free and Fair Election welcome the self act by the TMVP when the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) contesting under the UPFA banner, when it came forward to remove their biggest cut out erected in Batticaloa town.

American Olympic Team & Christian Athletes to be Fed with Halal Meat

The 2012 Olympics is leaving a bad taste in many Athletes mouths since they found out the British assured food standard meat is 100% Halal! This is the deceit and hypocrisy of UK supermarket chains and slaughter houses which, whilst trumpeting the ‘Britishness’ of their products, surreptitiously purvey Halal meat to the general public and the Olympic teams.

Research Consortium to Address Structural Drivers of HIV Epidemic

Recent advances in bio-medical prevention of HIV, such as a daily pill to reduce infections for people at high risk, have been cause for celebration at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington DC.

Patrick Mendis: Sri Lankan-American scholar appointed to UNESCO to represent US

The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has appointed Professor Patrick Mendis—a specialist in foreign and military affairs, trade and commerce, and a former American diplomat—as a commissioner to the U.S. National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is widely considered a prestigious recognition for a Sri Lankan expatriate by an American administration.