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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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Obama to Bolster Nuclear Disarmament at U.N.

Thalif Deen - When U.S. President Barack Obama presides over a meeting of world leaders in the Security Council on Sep. 24, he will provide a high profile political platform for two of the most sensitive issues at the United Nations: nuclear non- proliferation and nuclear disarmament.

No quibbling over terrorist: Israeli envoy

S Murari - Mr Mark Sofer, Israeli ambassador to India who is also non-resident ambassador to Sri Lanka, does not believe in the dictum that one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter.

Yediyurappa opens Kannada poet's statue in Chennai

S Murari - Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday unveiled a statue of 16th century Kannada poet and wandering monk Sarvajna in Chennai in the presence of his Tamil Nadu counterpart M Karunanidhi.

Spectre of drought haunts India; Swine flu toll up too

M Rama Rao -The Indian Government is battling two major problems that have cropped up almost simultaneously – the Swine flu pandemic which claimed five more lives on Wednesday taking the toll to 17, and drought that is becoming pronounced with each passing day. Both problems have no quick fix solutions and this is adding to the headache of the Manmohan Singh government which started its second innings in May with a fund of goodwill.

Malaysia donates US $ 100,000 towards the welfare of the Internally Displaced Sri Lankans

The Government of Malaysia donated US$100,000 to the Government of Sri Lanka for the welfare of the Internally Displaced Sri Lankans affected by the conflict.

Obama to Bolster Nuclear Disarmament at U.N.

Thalif Deen - When U.S. President Barack Obama presides over a meeting of world leaders in the Security Council on Sep. 24, he will provide a high profile political platform for two of the most sensitive issues at the United Nations: nuclear non- proliferation and nuclear disarmament.

India - Swine flu toll touches 17

S Murari - Swine flu pandemic toll in India rose to 15 on Wednesday with three more deaths reported in Pune and one in Nashik, both in Maharashtra, as schools, colleges and cinema halls in Mumbai were shut down to check the spread of the virus.

Grumpy England Plays Shuttle Politics

Tushar Charan - The England players’ ‘unanimous’ decision to pull out of the world badminton championship just a day before its start in Hyderabad shows them and their association in poor light. While it will be equally ‘immature’—a word used by Indian star Saina Nehwal for the English players’ decision—to entirely dismiss reports of an LeT threat to the tournament in the southern metropolis, it has to be noticed that no other team thought it fit to scoot, bag and baggage, from Hyderabad.

Obtaining situation in Afghanistan

Asif Haroon Raja - War on terror conceived by George W. Bush and his team of neo-cons has had a debilitating effect on overall economy of USA. The US is spending $100,000 per minute in Iraq and a little less in Afghanistan.

US Envoy to Sri Lanka Butenis indicates she’ll speak her mind in Colombo

Daya Gamage - United States ambassador-designate to Sri Lanka Patricia Butenis did not conceal the obvious when she met Sri Lanka envoy to Washington Jaliya Wickremasuriya that she has a reputation of blunt diplomatic expression.

Spectre of drought haunts India; Swine flu toll up too

M Rama Rao -The Indian Government is battling two major problems that have cropped up almost simultaneously – the Swine flu pandemic which claimed five more lives on Wednesday taking the toll to 17, and drought that is becoming pronounced with each passing day. Both problems have no quick fix solutions and this is adding to the headache of the Manmohan Singh government which started its second innings in May with a fund of goodwill.

Biotechnology now a course in Philippine state universities and colleges

The Department of Agriculture-Biotechnology Program, in cooperation with the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB) and the Commission on Higher Education developed a General Education Biotechnology Course Syllabus “Instituting a General Education Biotechnology Course in Philippine State Universities and Colleges.”

Operations in Afghanistan to expand

Wajid Ali Syed - A US Defense Department spokesman says there will be more operations like the one launched in southern Afghanistan to secure a Taliban-controlled district in Helmand Province, and that coalition and Afghan forces will hold such areas after they drive out the insurgent forces. Defense Department Spokesman Bryan Whitman said Wednesday that the operation in Nawzad District was timed to clear the area of insurgents before next Thursday's Afghan presidential election.


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