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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1318

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BJP may deny Srinivasan a third term
G Srinivasan, chairman of New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai, who is close to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is seeking a third extension of the post violating all norms, industry experts aver. The ruling BJP dispensation in New Delhi especially Union Finance Minister Arun Jait...
11.10.2015 - 07:24
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Letter from America: Anti-Mosque protests in the West
Racism and bigotry is on the rise across the globe. Many of the western governments won't allow building of a mosque on Muslim owned properties. Even if the central government sometimes may have no bars for such mosque constructions, the local Christian community, much given to racism and bigotry, m...
11.10.2015 - 07:18 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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EU to support strong Climate bill at Paris climate meet on Nov 30
As climatic disorders, owing to wrong state polices, continue to dormant the humanity, world powers are meeting in November in Paris to discuss the dangerous climate issue and decide the solutions to save the earth and the living beings on the earth. The process of environmental disorder due mainly...
11.10.2015 - 07:14 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Call to kick polluters out of climate talks
Activists have appealed to Indian government to take urgent and meaningful action on climate change next week in Germany. The action is part of a global day of action in several countries calling for a more just and sustainable energy system and for policymakers to end the undue influence and obstru...
11.10.2015 - 07:02 By Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Members for Committee on High Posts & Standing Committee announced
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday announced in Parliament the names of MPs for the Committee on High Posts and the Standing Committee. The Committee on High Posts comprises Speaker Jayasuriya (chairman), John Amaratunga, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Rauf Hakeem, Lakshman Kiriella, Wijayadasa Rakjapaksh...
10.10.2015 - 07:57
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Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees from India Return Home
Seventy three Lankan refugees sheltered in the special camps in Chennai were repatriated to Sri Lanka with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday, 'The Hindu' reported. The children, born to a Sri Lankan refugee couple in a special camp at Adiyanuthu...
10.10.2015 - 07:47
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Relocation of Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC
The Embassy of Sri Lanka located at 2148 Wyoming Ave NW Washington D.C. will be relocating to the following address with effect from October 19th, 2015. All telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged. The new address of the Embassy of Sri Lanka: 3025 Whitehaven Street NW Washington D.C. 20008 - Asi...
09.10.2015 - 11:24
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Cosmoglitz Awards presented in Chennai
Beauty industry is undergoing revolutionary change and progress witnessing a variety of advanced products / services / treatments. Yet there are only a few Awards and titles to recognize the Key personalities responsible for this development. Cosmoglitz is one such token of recognition returning suc...
09.10.2015 - 09:22
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Distinguished Service Decoration given to outstanding senior officers in the armed forces
President Maithripala Sirisena offered “Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (Distinguished Service Decoration)” medals to the senior officers in the Army, Navy and Air-Force at the Presidential Secretariat. These medals were awarded to the Senior Officers of the Regular Forces of the three services for ex...
09.10.2015 - 08:48
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CSW Endorses Declaration of Southeast Asia Conference on Religious Freedom
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has joined a range of other faith-based, intergovernmental and UN agencies in endorsing a declaration on strengthening freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in Southeast Asia. The Conference Declaration follows a groundbreaking conference in Thailand from 30 Sep...
09.10.2015 - 08:18
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Thamby Prabaharan could have even become our Chief Minister - V. Anandasangaree
If Sampanthan, as claimed by him, could have acted with a sense of responsibility at the 2004 General Elections, thousands of lives and several billions worth of valuable property both public and private could have been saved and even Thamby Prabaharan could have even become our Chief Minister –...
09.10.2015 - 08:08
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U.S. Announces Increased Funding for Demining in Sri Lanka
\In a meeting with Minister D.M. Swaminathan, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap announced an additional $1.745 million (245 million LKR) for demining activities of international and domestic partners and the National Mine Action Committee (NMAC) under the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement, and Hin...
09.10.2015 - 07:47
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Let’s acknowledge Pensioners’ Sacrifices
Irrespective of country, pensioners and veterans are part of that community who use to scarify their past for ours today and tomorrow. From the outset we must acknowledge that none of the country can pay back for the services, which they normally deliver in the best interests of their respective...
08.10.2015 - 08:58 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Dialogues for justice, public interest and the common good
A day after 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) together with grassroots activists, faith-based groups and NGOs organized a side event at the margins of the UN summit to discuss pressing iss...
08.10.2015 - 07:50 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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As bilateral ties reaching zenith, China builds advanced submarines for Pakistan!
The all-weather relationship between China and Pakistan has been reinforced now with Beijing deciding to strengthen Pakistani military infrastructure. Pakistan continues to focus on Indian aggressions in order to retain illegal occupational status of Jammu Kashmir. China and Pakistan also share clos...
08.10.2015 - 07:38 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Chauhan is Nassau County’s Director of South East Asia
Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced the appointment of New York community activist Dilip Chauhan as Director of South East/Asian Community Affairs. Chauhan will be responsible for monitoring and enhancing minority and women owned business participation in County contracts and purchase...
08.10.2015 - 06:52
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Somebody who never went to college helps children of brick kiln workers enter college
There may be many examples like Super 30 of Patna where children of daily wage earners are being trained to make it to elite higher educational institutions of India. These centres are mostly run by very qualified people. But in Kanpur Mahesh Pandey, who completed his Intermediate education and dr...
07.10.2015 - 00:33 Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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The Aos in Church movement in Amri Karbi areas
It is not out of nowhere, but it is God’s plan that I landed in a village called Rongphar. It is one of the Amri Karbi tribe’s villages in the Amri Karbi areas of Assam. The village is some 40 kilometers away from Guwahati and some 4 kilometers away from the National Highway 37. I along with my c...
07.10.2015 - 00:26 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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IIT graduation ceremony held at BMICH
The Picture shows Seyed Raed Moulana receives his Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Honors in Software Engineering from the chief guest, Professor Geoffrey Petts, Vice-Chancellor and Rector, University of Westminster, England at the graduation ceremony of IIT held at BMICH, Colombo, held recently. The...
06.10.2015 - 23:19
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U.S. Continues Support for Sri Lankan Cultural and Religious Heritage
As part of its continuing efforts to preserve Sri Lanka’s cultural and religious heritage, the Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce new grants totaling $300,000 (42.1 million LKR) to help restore the ancient Buddhist Rajagala Monastery and improve preservation of artifacts...
05.10.2015 - 18:32
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