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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Orissa registers 1,016 HIV positive cases till August

By Hemanta Kumar Rout – Reporting from Orissa

Lack of awareness, want of monetary support and vulnerable groups form breeding ground for HIV, AIDS and other opportunistic infections. Experts point out that the need of the hour is a rigorous campaign on awareness and sensitization about treatment of the disease.

Death Sentence: Telling Tales of Verdicts

By Mukundan C. Menon – Asian Tribune

Different court verdicts on death sentences for rape and murder pronounced hardly five days after the August 14 execution of Dhananjoy Chatterjee at Kolkata's Alipur Central Jail deserves serious attention in the ongoing discussion about capital punishment.

Indian-made mineral water bottles and cold drinks destroyed in Manipur

Protestors destroyed several Indian-made mineral water bottles and cold drinks at Imphal yesterday as agitation demanding removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers intensifies.

Sri Lanka : UNESCO Chief Condemns Murder of journalist Sinna Bala

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) condemned the murder of a Sri Lankan journalist, whose newspaper Thinamurasu had reportedly been harassed by Tamil separatists, denouncing it as a blow against peace and democracy.

Chinese alleged of Causing Artificial Flood, but People are on the Alert for an impending flood.

By Suresh Kr Pramar: Journalist & Writer - Asian Tribune

Over 4,000 residents of the 56 villages in Himachal Pradesh continue to wait with bated breathe for disaster to strike. For the past more than four weeks these villagers have been placed on high alert because of the threat of floods likely to be caused if a dam, near the Indo Chinese border, breaches its banks.

Stabbing in a Beijing kindergarten: another sign of social breakdown in China

A tragic incident involving the stabbing of children at a kindergarten in Beijing this month is another symptom of China’s deepening social crisis.

Cell Phone Users Are Finding God

Mobile phone owners are blessed with more than just free weekend minutes, as religious institutions and telcos roll out new services to help the observant practice their faith.

Blasts Rocks Dhaka – Two Died

By Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka to Asian tribune

About 12 powerful bombs went off this evening outside the party office of the main opposition Bangladesh Awami League.

Sri Lanka President leaves on a private visit to UK

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga left for the United Kingdom today on a brief private visit.

Fertilizer worth Rs.18.7 million given to LTTE even without any guarantee.

Anura Kumara Dissanayake Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Land and Irrigation yesterday revealed in the floor of the House that the Tamil rebel outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam received Rs.18.7 million worth of fertilizer from the Fertilizer Corporation during the last United National Party Government without paying for the consignment of the fertilizer.

Sonia Gandhi World’s 3rd Most Powerful Woman, Asian Women To The Fore - Forbes.

From R C Rajamani, Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Woman Power is asserting itself in the Asian Continent with India’s Sonia Gandhi being rated as the World’s third most powerful woman and Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi above her as the second most powerful woman.

Norway’s dubious role as a peace facilitator exposed

The World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) had it "Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka” one day conference yesterday at Oslo Kongressenter, Folkets hus, Oslo, Norway exposing the partisan role played by Norwegian Foreign Ministry in the peace facilitation between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which they came forward and undertook to bring about a sustainable peace in Sri Lanka.

China : Police officers attack international journalists at sporting event

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the brutal attack by Chinese police officers on Han Guan Ng, a photographer with The Associated Press, and the harassment of Frederic Brown, a photographer for Agence France-Presse, at the Asian Cup soccer final on 07th August.

Karuna, The East, The Merger

By Dayan Jayatilleka - Asian Tribune

Karuna has an existential choice to make. Is he going to be like Raghavan and Panagoda Maheswaran, with a heroic past but disappearing into private life in exile, or like Vardharajahperumal, permanently ‘in waiting’? Or is he going to be like Prabhakaran who returned from self-exile in India with his men in 1986?