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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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Maoist teachers’ body calls off school strike

Koshit R. Koirala - The agitating Nepal Educational Republican Forum (NERF) has withdrawn its strike in schools around the country after the government agreed to meet its demands.

Sri Lanka No Platform For Anti-India Activities: Rajapaksa

Asserting his nationalist credentials Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told all countries ‘ eve n if I call them friends’, that he is nobody’s stooge. ‘I will never be’, he declared in ringing tones ‘…all countries must realise that even if I call them friends, I am nobody’s stooge and never will be. I am a Sri Lankan nationalist’, the President said in an interview to an Indian journalist.He rejected outright the criticism that India was pressurizing him on the ethnic Tamil issue. And disclosed that if there was any pressure on him it has been coming from the West.

UN Bureau Chief For Press Trust Of India (PTI) Passes Away

Thalif Deen - As a longstanding journalist covering the United Nations for PTI, Dharam Shourie rarely missed a breaking UN story on India. With his wealth of experience as a reporter and his wide ranging contacts, he pursued his stories relentlessly. And as any good newspaperman would do, he filed his story for his news agency first, and then shared it with his South Asian colleagues at the UN the next morning.

Maoist teachers’ body calls off school strike

Koshit R. Koirala - The agitating Nepal Educational Republican Forum (NERF) has withdrawn its strike in schools around the country after the government agreed to meet its demands.

An inferno at AVM studios; two real sets burn down

Gopal Ethiraj - A major fire broke out at the famous AVM Studios here on Friday morning . However, there were no casualties in the blaze as it happened in the wee hours, engulfing the sets erected for an under production movie and a TV serial.

Verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi adjourned: Crackdown on NLD members continues

A Burmese court today adjourned the trial on security charges of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The verdict is now expected next month, according to court and diplomatic sources, as journalist are barred from attending the court proceedings.

Promoting Sri Lanka in China

Colombo, 01 August, (Asiantribune.com): Mrs. Zhu Chengrong, Vice Chairman, Shanghai Municipal Tourism Bureau will lead a 10 member delegation comprising officials from Shanghai Municipal Tourism Bureau, Chinese travel agencies and media to Sri Lanka from 2nd to 8th August 2009.

Russia Allots US $500 Thousands as Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka

The Russian Federation contributed the US $500.000 to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees specially earmarking it for financing programmes aimed at assistance for internally displaced persons of Sri Lanka.

Six new ministers inducted in the Bangladesh Cbinet

M.A Qader - Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Friday reshuffled the portfolios after expanding her cabinet with the induction of one minister and five state ministers. With the induction of six new members, the strength of Hasina's cabinet rose to 44.

UN Bureau Chief For Press Trust Of India (PTI) Passes Away

Thalif Deen - As a longstanding journalist covering the United Nations for PTI, Dharam Shourie rarely missed a breaking UN story on India. With his wealth of experience as a reporter and his wide ranging contacts, he pursued his stories relentlessly. And as any good newspaperman would do, he filed his story for his news agency first, and then shared it with his South Asian colleagues at the UN the next morning.

Bangladesh: Awami League discloses names of its key officials

M.A Qader -Five days after the national council ruling, Awami League announced a fully fledged committee on Thursday.

Promoting Sri Lanka in China

Colombo, 01 August, (Asiantribune.com): Mrs. Zhu Chengrong, Vice Chairman, Shanghai Municipal Tourism Bureau will lead a 10 member delegation comprising officials from Shanghai Municipal Tourism Bureau, Chinese travel agencies and media to Sri Lanka from 2nd to 8th August 2009.

Cost of war on terror for Pakistan

Farzana Shah - Indeed peace is a better buy as it just demands few humanitarian traits from top leadership like understanding of outstanding issues, wisdom to overcome all such problem, strategy of mitigating them and then a plan to eradicating them from society.


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