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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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Sikh body honors kin of Gen Vaidya assassins

In a controversial move, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Wednesday honoured the kin of two terrorists —Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha — who had killed former Army chief General AS Vaidya on August 10, 1986, two years after Operation Blue Star.

A suicidal remark to damage his own reputation and not the pitch........

Wasim Akram is undisputedly the greatest left-arm fast bowler of all time, for whom I had great respect. His unwarranted remarks about the pitch at R. Premadasa Stadium, after his country’s defeat in the hands of Sri Lanka have created a bad taste among all his admirers.

Sri Lanka and Malaysia to sign a strategic MOU in the oil and gas sector today

Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS) and Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding today tha will enhance the opportunities of Sri Lanka to attract more investments in the Oil & Gas sector as well as to share the knowledge and technical resources used in the sector, an official said.

Govt wakes up to rising cases of - honor killings

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has revived a group of ministers (GoM) to scrutinise law commission recommendations and to suggest legal and other measures for dealing with “ honor killings.”

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2012

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2012 to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka "for studies of G-protein–coupled receptors." The Prize amount of SEK 8 million, is to be shared equally between the Laureates.

BSP leader Mayawati keeps suspense on supporting Manmohan Singh Govt

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday kept up the suspense on continuance of outside support to the UPA government at the Centre, saying a decision on the issue will be taken soon.

YMCA - “An attempt to create a Guinness Record by five million people shooting basketball in one day”

On 13th October 2012, thirty eight (38) local YMCAs around Sri Lanka will be creating spaces for people especially for youth and children to shoot a basketball.

Commandante Ernesto “Che” Guevara: 45th Death Anniversary

The 45th anniversary of the cowardly and brutal murder by a drunken Bolivian soldier of Latin American revolutionary, second only to the great Simon Bolivar, Commandante Ernesto "Che" Guevara fell on October 8.