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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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Omar Faces PDP Bouncers

J.N. Raina - It was bedlam after bedlam, in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. Ostensibly, it was a well-orchestrated ‘jihad’, imbued with political motives, to destabilize the National Conference-Congress government, led by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

UN Security Council expresses ‘Serious Concern’ over the Aung San Suu Kyi verdict

While expressing ‘Serious Cencern’ over this week’s verdict against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the UN Security Council on Thursday also called for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Myanmar

China’s Exim bank to grant US$350 million to Sri Lanka’s development projects

China’s Exim bank has agreed on a financing agreement of US$350 million for development projects in Sri Lanka.

First IVETA South Asian Regional Conference in Sri Lanka

Anjana Jayashan - Sri Lanka is to host the first IVETA South Asian Regional Conference from August 19 to 22, 2009. This year’s theme which has been selected by the member countries is “Innovative TVET Initiatives to Support Sustainable Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, and the Role of TVET in Improving Social Equity".

Biggest-Ever Youth Gathering on Climate Change begins Monday

Emerging leaders representing three billion people – the children and youth of the planet – will converge on the Republic of Korea to voice their demands for action on climate change at the Copenhegen meeting.

Should Water Be Legislated as a Human Right?

Thalif Deen - The growing commercialization of water - and the widespread influence of the bottling industry worldwide - is triggering a rising demand for the legal classification of one of the basic necessities of human life as a human right.

Pakistan is against terrorism, not religion, says Gen Kayani

On the eve of Independence Day of Pakistan the country’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani stressed on what was needed in these troubled times for Pakistan.

Three decade old problem cannot be solved overnight - Minister Tissa Vitharana

J.Yogaraj - Minister of Science & Technology Prof.Tissa Vitharana emphasized that a problem which is existing for more than 3 decades cannot be solved overnight or within a short time.Minister made this comment at a Live Discussion, known as “Thesa sanjaram” at the Srilanka Broadcasting Corporation.He further said that 13 political parties have so far participated in APRC ( All Party Representtaive Committee ) sittings.Out of this, 11 parties are backing the government while 2 parties are from outside. There were about 20 issues discussed during these sittings.Out of which most of the issues have been sorted out and come to an mutual agreement. Already there were 127 sittings so far.Answering to a question from a listener from Jaffna, Minister further said that there are many countries in the world facing similar problems. But they have not progressed like Sri Lanka.