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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1737

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Indian Supreme Court rejects plea for quick verdict on Jallikattu

Indian Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea urging it to pass judgement on the controversial bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu’ before the harvest festival of Pongal In Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

 Indian Supreme Court rejects plea for quick verdict on Jallikattu
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Pakistan Food Festival and Single Country Exhibition in Sri Lanka

Feel the real taste of Pakistan’s strength, diversity and culture through its exotic cuisine. A fact highlighted by several prominent figures at the opening of a five-day Pakistan Food Festival (11-15 January, 2017) at Galadari Hotel last evening.

Minister for Public Administration and Management, Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara ... Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain inaugurating the food festival.
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Unprecedented Presidential Transition in the US

With the inauguration just 9 days away, there seems to be very little love lost between the outgoing president and the next occupant of the Oval Office. The unprecedented, hurriedly-arranged, first news conference just reflected the widening chasm between the two administrations, in which president-elect Trump, once again, proved that he is his own man, after all – despite being the leader of the Free World.

Unprecedented Presidential Transition in the US
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Wimal Weerawansa Arrested And Remanded Till January 24

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, was arrested by the FCID, produced in the courts and remanded till January 24 by Colombo Fort magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

Wimal Weerawansa M.P.
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The Banker Magazine picks Ravi K - Finance Minister of the Year, Asia-Pacific 2016

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been selected as the Finance Minister of the Year for Asia-Pacific by the prestigious The Banker magazine for his efforts to steer Sri Lanka into a new era of economic reform and a change of mindset.

The Banker Magazine picks Ravi K -   Finance Minister of the Year, Asia-Pacific 2016
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National Integration and Reconciliation Week marked in Washington

Based on a concept of President Maithripala Sirisena, for the first time, the week from January 8 -14 was declared the National Integration and Reconciliation Week by the Government of Sri Lanka.

National Integration and Reconciliation Week marked in Washington
National Integration and Reconciliation Week marked in Washington
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Iran's Nuts Exports Hit $2bln

The volume of nuts exported from Iran has considerably increased in the current year as compared with the previous year, official statistics showed.

Iran's Nuts Exports Hit $2bln
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In India Thai Pongal is no more a public Holiday

People availed compulsory holidays on Pongal but from now on the status of the Pongal holiday has been changed to "restricted" by the government.

In India  Thai Pongal is no more a  public Holiday
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National Integration and Reconciliation week & Launch of Reconciliation T.V Channel

President Maithripala Sirisena as the Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation declared the National Integration and Reconciliation week from 8th to 14th January 2017.

National Integration and Reconciliation week  & Launch of Reconciliation T.V Channel
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285 Prisoners Released to Mark President Srisena’s 2nd Anniversary

A total of 285 prisoners, had been released from prisons yesterday in view of the 2nd anniversary of President’s Maithripala Sirisena’s swearing in as President, Prisons Department said.

285 Prisoners Released to Mark President Srisena’s 2nd Anniversary
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