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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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Cannot develop a country without allocating funds for science and technology researches

Manjari Peiris - Using technologies alone will not help to control mosquitoes. Preventing the breeding opportunities of mosquitoes is rather important as 90% of mosquitoes that transmit dengue.

India has a history of meddling into affairs of its neighbors

Asif Haroon Raja - India is the largest and militarily and economically strongest country in South Asia. Diplomatically it is well placed in world comity and enjoys best of relations with world powers as well as Muslim world.

Pakistani PM hints at defence, energy pact with France

Farzana Shah - Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Thursday said Pakistan desires long term strategic partnership with France and would enter framework agreements on defence, security and energy by end of this year.

Sweden decides to close its Embassy in Sri Lanka

The Foreign Ministry has decided to close Swedish Embassy in Colombo. This decision was made by the Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, after Swedish Government’s review of development cooperation in 2007, to end Sweden's bilateral development assistance to Sri Lanka. The Foreign Ministry also decided to close its four Consulate General’s offices in Kaliningrad, Canton, Los Angeles and New York.

Sweden’s Foreign Ministry in a statement said that these measures are a necessary part of balancing the Ministry for Foreign Affairs budget and adapting it to its allocated appropriations.

Foreign Ministry statement further added, "the closure of the Embassy in Colombo is to be completed by 31 March 2010 at the latest.”

Cannot develop a country without allocating funds for science and technology researches

Manjari Peiris - Using technologies alone will not help to control mosquitoes. Preventing the breeding opportunities of mosquitoes is rather important as 90% of mosquitoes that transmit dengue.

Viduthalai Chiruthaikal headquarters to be evicted

Gopal Ethiraj - The Thol.Thirumavalavan MP’s Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) headquarters in Ashok Nagar, Chennai, comes under hammer and eviction. The Madras High Court has ordered eviction.

Bangladesh: Ruling Awami League holds its National Council Meeting Today

M.A Qader - Bangladesh ruling Awami League will hold its national council for the first for seven years, today in Dhaka.

Don't help Lanka, M S Swaminathan told

S Murari - Pro-LTTE Tamil film director Seeman on Thursday warned renowned agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan against helping the Sri Lankan Government revive agriculture in the war-torn northern region.

Swiss embassy to open in Nepal

Kosh R. Koirala - Switzerland has decided to establish its Embassy in Kathmandu.

Parliamentary Committee formed to investigate paracetamol death of 24 children

M.A Qader - A Bangladesh parliamentary standing committee on the Health Ministry on Thursday formed a four-member investigation committee to look into the recent deaths of 24 children due to kidney failure after reportedly taking a children's paracetamol product.

New EVMs for by-elections; CEO assures election free, fair

Gopal Ethiraj - Assembly by-elections would be free and fair, Chief Electoral Officer Naresh Gupta said here on Thursday, inviting the political parties to physically come and participate.

Resurgence of U.S. image worldwide seen due to Obama foreign policy

Daya Gamage - The image of the United States has improved markedly in most parts of the world, reflecting global confidence in Barack Obama. In many countries opinions of the U.S. are now about as positive as they were at the beginning of the decade before George W. Bush took office.

Something has gone terribly wrong

Asif Haroon Raja - The belligerent attitude and wrongs of India has bred extremism in the region. Dozens of separatist movements and insurgencies in India and in occupied Kashmir are testimony to immoral and unjust Indian policies which Indian leaders have stubbornly pursued and refused to correct them.

Pakistani PM hints at defence, energy pact with France

Farzana Shah - Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Thursday said Pakistan desires long term strategic partnership with France and would enter framework agreements on defence, security and energy by end of this year.

Sweden decides to close its Embassy in Sri Lanka

The Foreign Ministry has decided to close Swedish Embassy in Colombo. This decision was made by the Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, after Swedish Government’s review of development cooperation in 2007, to end Sweden's bilateral development assistance to Sri Lanka. The Foreign Ministry also decided to close its four Consulate General’s offices in Kaliningrad, Canton, Los Angeles and New York.

Sweden’s Foreign Ministry in a statement said that these measures are a necessary part of balancing the Ministry for Foreign Affairs budget and adapting it to its allocated appropriations.

Foreign Ministry statement further added, "the closure of the Embassy in Colombo is to be completed by 31 March 2010 at the latest.”

Ayurveda remedy for kidney failure

R.K. Bhatnagar - With the changing life-style, there is a spurt in chronic disorders like renal failure and kidney stones. According to doctors chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes are devastating because of the damage they cause to kidney and other organs. Life long diligence is important in keeping blood pressure and blood sugar with in limits.

Don't help Lanka, M S Swaminathan told

S Murari - Pro-LTTE Tamil film director Seeman on Thursday warned renowned agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan against helping the Sri Lankan Government revive agriculture in the war-torn northern region.

Parliamentary Committee formed to investigate paracetamol death of 24 children

M.A Qader - A Bangladesh parliamentary standing committee on the Health Ministry on Thursday formed a four-member investigation committee to look into the recent deaths of 24 children due to kidney failure after reportedly taking a children's paracetamol product.

Azad launches TN health insurance scheme for poor

S Murari - Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday launched the Tamil Nadu Government's health insurance scheme for the poorest of the poor with a call to use the insurance money to upgrade services in government hospitals and "incentivize medical and paramedical staff in such institutions".


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