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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2429

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"George” is the trademark name of clothes sold in the UK supermarket chain Asda.

On Wednesday, 6 August, 2014 the British High Commissioner John Rankin, accompanied by Gary Leslie, Head of UK Trade and Investment, visited the headquarters of George Sri Lanka who source and export over US$210 million worth of apparel annually from Sri Lanka.

"George” is the trademark name of clothes sold in the UK supermarket chain Asda.
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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi to host Special Event at New York’s Madison Square Garden

The Indian American Community Foundation will host India Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a special event being held on September 28th, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York. This will be Mr. Modi’s first visit to the United States since his election in May as India’s newly elected Prime Minister.

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Swamy today urged the Centre to do away with the system of collecting income tax

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today urged the Centre to do away with the system of collecting income tax and instead find out other means to raise money to the exchequer.

Dr. SWamy
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TR confident of Center’s realization on State financial position

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said they were yet to hold a State’s Plan discussion with the Planning Commission and expressed the hope that there would be 9% increase to their Plan size. He, however, disclosed that the Memorandum on the State’s finances had already been submitted to the Prime Minister who had further endorsed to the Planning Commission for scrutiny. Then this would be again sent to the Finance Ministry for further examination before “it finally goes to the PMO,” he said.

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang (3rd left) with Members of Kohima Press Club (KPC) at his official residence today. KPC President Xavier Rutsa (4th left) submitting a Memorandum to Chief Minister requesting Government as to how Government would streamline on the media.
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Top Asia-Pac fishery man prepping Colombo for rare int’l confab

Sri Lanka will feature a rare international confab this November –and many top global fishery experts and exporters will gather together in one place for the first time in South Asia, as announced on 12 August. “First ever International Ornamental Fish Conference to be held in Sri Lanka is taking place this November with EDB’s support. We thank Malaysia based INFOFISH for affording this opportunity to Sri Lanka” said an upbeat Bandula Egodage (Chairman/CEO-EDB) on 12 August at EDB.

Bandula Egodage (Chairman/CEO-EDB-second from right) meets Dr Abdul Basir Kunhimohammed (Director General- INFOFISH-seated, with red tie, second from left) as Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB-far right) joins the discussion on 12 August at EDB.
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New Jersey Assembly honors Kavita, Dr L Subramaniam

New Jersey State Assembly Deputy Speaker Upendra Chivukula honored the musical couple of India - Bollywood singer Kavita Krishnamurti and her husband and violin maestro Dr L Subramaniam with special Assembly proclamations for their service to global music.

Upendra Chivukula presents the proclamation to Dr Subramaniam while Bobby Sirdana looks on. Photos: by Nala Singham
Prasad Kam and Bina Sabapathy present the Nassau County Executive Proclamation to Kavita Krishnamurthy while Salil Zaveri look on
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Parliament Debates Bill to Restore Rights of Land Owners in North and East

The Prescription (Special Provisions) Bill, which seeks to restore the rights of land owners who were forced to flee their homes or abandon their properties during the conflict in the North and East, was taken up for its Second Reading in Parliament on Aug. 7, 2014.

Sri Lanka Parliament in session (File Photo)
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