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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

Meherabad gets ready for Amartithi

Hundreds and thousands of people are streaming into Meherabad, near the cantonment town of Ahmednagar in Western India to celebrate the Amartithi (Deathless Day) of Meher Baba. The day commemorates Meher Baba dropping his physical body on the 31 st of January in 1969. This year it is 50th Amartithi and hence a special draw to his followers.

Meherabad gets ready for Amartithi
Meherabad gets ready for Amartithi
Aan exhibit at meher baba museum
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Gratuitous compliments

The circus has re-opened and the clowns if not contortionists have returned with a vengeance. Their ‘golayas’ (bearers) with candle light protests in elite Colombo 7 reinforced their masters’ capers that madly bored SL. They entertained the western media for 40 days with copycat acts. Relieved by the Supreme Court’s decision, gratuitous compliments then flowed from them in the media, later called ‘black’.

In fact, at the first ‘Coup’ case, the trial judges held with the defence that the trial at bar ordered by a Minister Felix D Bandaranayke did not conform to existing law.
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To help women over 30 get male partners, Chinese companies give “dating leave”

In a strange incident, two Chinese companies are offering leaves to single women over 30 years of age to "go home and date."

To help women over 30 get male partners, Chinese companies give “dating leave”
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The Uyghurs – Detained in their own land

Imagine that you are living in a country where most of your family members are now detained in mass detention camps where they face inhuman torture including waterboarding!

The Uyghurs – Detained in their own land
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Response to TN GIM-2019 far exceeded expectations, CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Pazhaniswamy said on Wednesday that the response for GIM-2019, has far exceeded their expectations. Addressing the Global Investors Meet, he also said that proposals for new investments have been pouring in the last one year, since the preparation started for the GIM-2019.

Response to TN GIM-2019 far exceeded expectations, CM
Response to TN GIM-2019 far exceeded expectations, CM
Response to TN GIM-2019 far exceeded expectations, CM
Response to TN GIM-2019 far exceeded expectations, CM
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1201.88 Acres of Land in North Ready for Release

Sri Lanka Army, is set to release 1201.88 acres of Army-used state and private lands in the North, with no impact for national security during ceremonies in Mullaittivu and in the North on Monday (21), presided by the President Maithripala Sirisena.

Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake
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Sri Lanka co-operatives enter national rice supply chain

Boosting much needed farmer income and even blocking domestic market manipulations by the country’s large rice miller oligopoly, Sri Lankan Cooperative System is taking on a new challenge. The Cooperative sector- hitherto been on the rice distribution end- is now stepping in to the country’s fragmented rice supply chain.

Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons & Cooperative Development Rishad Bathiudeen (centre) discusses with Ministry Secretary KDN Ranjith Ashoka (second from left), Additional Secretary Saman Jayasinghe (second from right) and the Commissioner of Co-operative Development and Registrar of Co-operative Societies S. L. Naseer  (far right) on 17 January at the Ministry in Colombo 3.
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Forthcoming Presidential Election in Sri Lanka: the foggy spectacle of an emerging shepherd

With the presidential poll just 11 months away, the two main parties – or the satellite parties that revolve around them – do not appear to have made a firm decision on the respective candidates that they are willing to put forward.

Forthcoming Presidential Election in Sri Lanka: the foggy spectacle of an emerging shepherd
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25 New President’s Counsels Appointed

Twenty-five President’s Counsels appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, have taken oaths before Chief Justice Nalin Perera and other Supreme Court justices, yesterday.

25 New President’s Counsels Appointed
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Why our heads of states won't visit countries which help us?

Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Fund for Development has been operating in Sri Lanka for more than 30 years, and recently it funded for a 10-story, 242-bed hospital for epileptics in Colombo at a cost of $26.7 million.

US presidency, Donald Trump chose Riyadh as his first city to visit
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Stage II of South Asia’s leading e-company registration opens Monday

The second stage of South Asia’s most sophisticated, national scale electronic company registration will commence when Sri Lanka’s Company Registrar activates it on Monday 21.

Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons & Cooperative Development Rishad Bathiudeen (centre) discusses with Ministry Secretary KDN Ranjith Ashoka (right) and Registrar General of Companies D.N.R. Siriwardena (far left) on 17 January at the Ministry in Colombo 3.
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