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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1497


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Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:11
The Pakistani cargo plane brought the 3rd consignment of relief good containing medicine, raincoats, rain boots, mosquito replants, shelters and tents which were identified by the Sri Lankan authorities as immediate requirements for the flood victims. The Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra handed over the third consignment of relief assistance to the.....Read More...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 08:13
Not entirely satisfied with the progress of flood relief efforts in the country, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen –who was once a former Minister of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services -has proposed that each affected family to be given immediate cash assistance too-adding that he himself is donating his monthly salary in support of relief efforts. “This is the biggest.....Read More...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 07:59
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Unlike the neighboring Assam where the ruling Congress party lost to BJP party in the May assembly poll , letting the fanatic Hindutva party to come to power for the fist time in history, West Bengal has retained the government of TMC of Mamata Banerjee. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept the polls in West Bengal as results for the 294 Assembly constituencies were declared on May 19......Read More...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 22:21
As Sri Lankan’s hunger for pulses and lentils continues to grow, the country now annually imports pulses exceeding $70 Mn and even at 100Mn-and the bulk of it being the well-known staple ‘red lentils’, revealed Sri Lanka’s Industry and Commerce Minister on 20 May. “Pulses and grains were introduced to Sri Lanka historically and today pulses have become a staple in Sri Lankan households as a.....Read More...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 08:42
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived yesterday morning (May 26) in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate in the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, an exotic island south of Nagoya. The President was received at the airport by Japanese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Governor of Aichi Prefecture, Hideaki Oomura, Ambassador DhammikaGanganathDissanayake and other officials and diplomats.....Read More...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 07:33
By James Duglous Crickton
Hafeez Saeed needs no introduction to Americans. His name rings bells because his jihadi outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba, (LeT), had carried out a blitzkrieg of sort on India's happening city, Mumbai, in Nov 2008, and claimed the lives of several Americans, Brits, and Israelis amongst other nationalities. Both the UN and U.S. have declared LeT a terrorist organization. Washington has placed a $ 10.....Read More...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 07:22
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratne on Tuesday (24 May 2016) drew the attention of the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva to the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka that affected nearly half a million people and appreciated the expression of solidarity and support by countries, partners and the World Health Organization (WHO), to.....Read More...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 04:57
Renowned Bharatanatyam dancer Pavithra Srinivasan of Chennai mesmerized the audience at the Whig Hall of Princeton University during a lecture and dance presentation on the Yoga of Dance last week. Acclaimed dancer and educator Pavithra Srinivasan explored the intersections and suggested India's venerable classical dance tradition as a vehicle to connect to deeper truths and spiritual awareness......Read More...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 04:17
President Maithripala Sirisena left for Japan today (May 25) to participate in the G–7 Summit to be held on the 26th and 27 in Ise-Shima in Japan. The President and the delegation left the country from Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake at 2.25 pm by Emirates normal passenger plane. The President is participating in this summit on an official invitation made by the Japanese Prime.....Read More...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 04:06
By Lakshman Ratnapala - Emeritus President & CEO Of PATA
Sri Lanka tourism celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the (then) Ceylon Tourist Board in 1966, with a commemorative event at the BMICH on Friday, May 27 and will issue a celebratory volume and a special stamp to mark the event. It has every reason for joyous celebration, for in these fifty years the national travel and tourism industry has made giant strides from being a small.....Read More...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 03:43
By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features
The chorus eulogising the ‘impressive’ show by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the just concluded state assembly polls will in all probability continue well into 2017 when the saffron flag, so it is hoped by the party, will be hoisted in many more other states, especially UP. The adulators obviously support the BJP goal of making India a one-party state, without which, they think, the country,.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:46
By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the CPM won a decisive mandate in the 16 May assembly elections with 91 out of the 140 seats. Thus the people of Kerala have removed the Congress party led UDF government that faced anti-incumbency for its corrupt governance and replaced it with the Left parties led by CPM through a direct election for the state assembly. CPM leader Pinarayi Vijayan is the.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:27
Uma Swaminathan, a New Jersey-based community activist and a fighter of injustice in NJ school system last week released her book “Healing with Herbs- Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom for Health and Longevity” at a gala book signing event in Odyssey Book Store in Chennai. Last year, Ms. Swaminathan authored a unique 250- page book “Herbal Transformations- Ancient wisdom revealed for health and longevity.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 07:42
By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
In the post-Assam euphoria, the Bharatiya Janata Party may not admit it, but it has suffered a big blow in Uttarakhand where it failed disastrously in its attempt to dislodge the Congress. A state that looked set to deal a telling blow to the Congress, the party in power, before the BJP misadventure no longer looks certain to fall into the BJP lap, if, as is being speculated, elections are held.....Read More...
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