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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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No "green shoots" in the labour market for some time to come

Juan Somavia - The financial crisis has evolved into an economic, social and employment crisis. Although there is evidence that the global recession may be bottoming out, at least in some countries, new jobs data released last week show that unemployment is increasing relentlessly.

Pakistani forces continue clearance, search operation in Malakand

Farzana Shah - Spokesman for Pakistan Army Director-General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Athar Abbas said on , that during last 24 hours, extensive search and clearance operation were conducted in Swat and Malakand.

Kashmir Sag: A Panacea To Curb Malnutrition

J.N.Raina - A Pune-based farmer has provided an appropriate answer to India’s centuries-old malnutrition problem. I have no intention to over-egg the pudding. I am not exaggerating the truth.

UN and LTTE Child Soldiers

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera - The UN in a statement this week has asked the government to ensure that children released by armed groups have access to care, protection and re-integration programmes. It had also stressed that the government should, "... ensure the identification, release and rehabilitation.... in accordance with international standards...

Canada offers to partner Sri Lanka in Post Conflict Development

Acknowledging that Sri Lanka had gone through an extremely difficult period of grappling with terrorism for nearly three decades, Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada pledged that Canada will be partners in this country’s post conflict development, when he met Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday (7th July 2009).

People displaced by militancy in northwest Pakistan can return home next week: PM Gilani

Farzana Shah - Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Thursday that nearly two million people displaced by a massive offensive against the Taliban in the northwest could start returning home next week.

Sri Lanka: Prof Anuradha Seneviratna is dead

Quintus Perera - Prof. Anuradha Seneviratna (70) Senior Professor, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya has passed away last night after short illness leaving behind his Irangani Kumarihami and two sons - Udayana and Charu.

Canada offers to partner Sri Lanka in Post Conflict Development

Acknowledging that Sri Lanka had gone through an extremely difficult period of grappling with terrorism for nearly three decades, Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada pledged that Canada will be partners in this country’s post conflict development, when he met Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday (7th July 2009).

People displaced by militancy in northwest Pakistan can return home next week: PM Gilani

Farzana Shah - Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Thursday that nearly two million people displaced by a massive offensive against the Taliban in the northwest could start returning home next week.

Sri Lanka: Prof Anuradha Seneviratna is dead

Quintus Perera - Prof. Anuradha Seneviratna (70) Senior Professor, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya has passed away last night after short illness leaving behind his Irangani Kumarihami and two sons - Udayana and Charu.

Budget session starts in Nepal

Kosh R. Korala - The budget session deferred by almost a month due to Maoist obstruction finally began on Wednesday.

CPI, DMK, PMK ask Delhi to speak to Colombo on Katch issue: Arrest of Lanka fishermen no solution- DMKs

M Rama Rao -Tamil Nadu lawmakers cutting across party lines have voiced anger in Parliament at the reported arrest of some 20 fishermen off Katchatheevu and asked the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue with Colombo.

UN and LTTE Child Soldiers

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera - The UN in a statement this week has asked the government to ensure that children released by armed groups have access to care, protection and re-integration programmes. It had also stressed that the government should, "... ensure the identification, release and rehabilitation.... in accordance with international standards...

The Gay sex controversy lands in India’s Supreme Court

M Rama Rao - The raging controversy over Gay rights in the wake of Delhi High Court ruling that the ban under Section 377 was invalid, has landed in the apex court.

CPI, DMK, PMK ask Delhi to speak to Colombo on Katch issue: Arrest of Lanka fishermen no solution- DMKs

M Rama Rao -Tamil Nadu lawmakers cutting across party lines have voiced anger in Parliament at the reported arrest of some 20 fishermen off Katchatheevu and asked the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue with Colombo.


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