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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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Romney's comments on welfare ignites a fierce debate

US election campaign took a dramatic turn with challenger Mitt Romney stating that people receiving Welfare, Medicare, and other entitlements take no responsibility for their livelihoods and thought they're entitled to government handouts: which is right where the Democrats want them.

SpiceJet Kalanidhi Maran grabbed second air route to fly daily from Madurai - Colombo - Madurai

SpiceJet airlines, the subsidiary of Sun TV Network has grabbed the second air route to fly daily from Madurai to Colomb & back.

No rollback, Govt plans more steps to boost economy

Indicating unleashing of more measures to boost economy, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday ruled out rolling back decisions on diesel, LPG and FDI in retail and expressed confidence that the government faces no threat from allies either inside or outside.

CHOGM 2013 will be a historic opportunity to showcase Sri Lanka


The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka in November next year will be a historic moment for Sri Lanka to showcase the remarkable progress achieved by the country to the wider world in the post-conflict era.

Burma sets up a brand new Press Council

Burmese Government released its Notification No. 61/2012 on 9 August 2012 stating the ‘Formation of Myanmar Core Press Council’ (MCPC) which consists of 20 members, The New Light of Myanmar newspaper said on 10 August.

Child’s rape: French diplomat charged

French diplomat Pascal Mazurier was on Monday chargesheeted for allegedly raping his three-year-old daughter.

Dr. Nafisa Shah re elected as vice chair of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for 2nd consecutive term

Dr. Nafisa Shah, Member National Assembly of Pakistan and Chairperson of the National Commission for Human Development has been unanimously re-elected by the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association as the Vice Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for the 2nd term.

Prof. G.L. Peiris, briefed Ambassadors and High Commissioners


Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, briefed Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka comprehensively on current developments. The briefing took place at the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday.

Rajapaksa visit: Vaiko leaves for Sanchi to protest


Protests against Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's proposed visit to Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, have gained momentum in Tamil Nadu.


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