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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 947

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Masala FM picks up listeners in 40 countries
US based Masala FM with a tag line of unlimited music anywhere anytime is a 24X7 Online Cloud Radio headquartered in Hollywood, California has picked up listeners in 40 over countries. It aims at spreading the joy of unlimited music to its listeners anywhere, anytime across the globe. “We at Masal...
28.09.2014 - 08:49 By Prakash M Swamy
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Arachnophobia: threat of invasion by spiders in Britain
It is not just the North African immigrants, who have been playing peek-a-boo with the French authorities in their quest for setting foot in Britain, near the English Channel for some time, that pose a threat of invasion to the island nation. A notoriously disorganized army of spiders, belonging to...
28.09.2014 - 13:53 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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U.S. Embassy, Jayewardene Family Launch Auditorium At Bar Association of Sri Lanka
U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison joined today with the family of the late Dr. H.W. Jayewardene and members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) to inaugurate a newly-renovated auditorium named in honor of Dr. Jayewardene, the first president of BASL. Attorney General Palitha Fernando also attende...
28.09.2014 - 07:19
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Business Council for International Understanding Hosts Briefing for President
The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) hosted a briefing for President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning in New York City. The briefing was organized with two primary objectives. One was to gather representatives from major U.S. companies that are either already investing in Sri L...
28.09.2014 - 07:15
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Intrusive mandate given to OHCHR to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka, unwarranted - Like Minded Group in Geneva
Twenty-two developing countries of the Like Minded Group (LMG) in Geneva have come forward to support Sri Lanka in its battle against the UN Human Rights Council’s investigations into allegations of human rights violations by both sides during the final stages of the civil war. A government state...
28.09.2014 - 06:59
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Letter from America: China’s Draconian sentence against her Mandela
China has one of the worst records on human rights. Its inhuman and savage treatment of Uyghur (also spelled as Uighur) Muslim minorities living in the far western Xinjiang region (East Turkistan) is one of the worst our world is witnessing outside how the Rohingyas are treated inside Myanmar. Beij...
28.09.2014 - 06:37 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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D P Wealth Case: 18 years legal battle comes to end-Special Court Convicts Jayalalithaa and sentences for 4 years with a fine of Rs 100 crore
An eighteen years of legal battle faced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalali8thaa, came to an end by a special court in Bengaluru on Saturday sent her to jail for Four years and slaped a fine of Rs 100 crore. in a disproportionate walth...
27.09.2014 - 22:47 By Sathyalaya Ramakrishnan
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Once a political pariah, US embraces Modi: Judicial summons await
Declared a political pariah by the United States administrations of both Bush and Obama, India's charismatic prime minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York on Friday to attend and address the World Body on Saturday and then travel to Washington next week to meet with President Obama, vice presiden...
27.09.2014 - 22:38 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Australian Prime Minister Commends President on LLRC Implementation
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met this morning in New York City and held talks. At a cordial discussion that took place on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the two leaders caught up on a range of matters of bilateral interest....
27.09.2014 - 13:09
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President Rajapaksa and Malta PM Meet to Discuss CHOGM
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat held talks yesterday (Thursday, Sept. 25) afternoon on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. The two leaders met primarily to discuss the Commonwealth Heads of Gover...
27.09.2014 - 12:54
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US Embassy Expressed Concern over Attacks on Media and Political Offices in Male
The U.S. Embassy said that it is concerned about the recent attacks on media and political offices in Male as well as continuing threats to media personnel. The Embassy in its statement condemned attacks and said, “Peaceful freedom of expression is a fundamental democratic right, and we strongly co...
26.09.2014 - 20:50
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over US$1 million donation to Palestine
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa officially handed over Sri Lanka’s US$1 million donation to Palestine when he met President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) in New York. In August this year, President Rajap...
26.09.2014 - 20:41
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Hyderabad to Cape Town: Evidence driving medical research and health systems strengthening
"We develop medicines and other therapies which are based on very good research, but then we offer those therapies often in ways that are untested and have never been evaluated. So there is a natural progression from making sure that our treatments are evidence-based, to the next phase of ensuring t...
26.09.2014 - 09:05 Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Live webcast of Launch of the ‘Make in India’ Initiative: September 25, 2014
Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, launched the ‘Make in India’ initiative on September 25, 2014 in New Delhi. The ‘Make in India’ initiative has its origin in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech, where he gave a clarion call to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Zero Defect; Zero Effect’ polic...
26.09.2014 - 07:15
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Assassination of a Prime Minister - S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
Friday, September 26th marks the 55th year since post-independence Sri Lanka experienced its first political assassination - the killing of Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike on September 26, 1959, three years after he came to power. To date it has been the island's only major political assassinat...
26.09.2014 - 06:31 By Janaka Perera
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TERI, Yale to hold Indo - US Energy Summit
The Energy and Resources Institute North America (TERI NA) in association with Yale University is to organize the 5th edition of the US-India Energy Partnership Summit, titled ‘Accelerating Resilient Growth and Development’ from Sept 30 to Oct at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC....
26.09.2014 - 06:08 By Prakash M Swamy
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Jan-August exports up by 14%’-Rishad
Sri Lanka’s January-August exports have surged by a strong 14%, as announced on 25 September. And more than 110 exporters and Chamber reps have thronged the fifth national Exporters’ Forum in Colombo. “I am pleased to say that according to the latest provisional data by EDB, January to August 2014...
26.09.2014 - 05:55
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India reaches Red Planet, joins elite global space club
Notching up yet another first, India has joined the elite global space club with its space craft, Mangalyaan, entering the Mar’s orbit at the appointed hour on its first attempt. India has thus beat China and even Japan in the space race. China launched its Mars orbiter on a Russian mission in 20...
25.09.2014 - 08:47 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Sri Lanka urges consensus building as key to multilateral outcomes
Ambassador A.L. Abdul Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria, has been elected by acclamation as President of the 58th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today, (23rd September 2014). He took over the office of President from South Africa's X...
25.09.2014 - 08:34
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Stayed Order on three MLAs upheld
In what could be a major relief to the aggrieved three MLAs – Imtilemba Sangtam, Dr TM Lotha and Mmhonlumo Kikon – the “Stayed Order” passed by the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court here on September 12, 2014 was upheld by High Court at Guwahati today. According to sources available with NEPS today...
24.09.2014 - 22:11 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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