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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

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U.N. Summit on Climate Change Under Fire

Thalif Deen - A much-ballyhooed U.N. summit on climate change, scheduled to take place on Sep. 22 in New York, is mired in controversy even before it gets off the ground.

UN marks first World Humanitarian Day?

Wajid Ali Syed - The United Nations is marking the first World Humanitarian Day by honoring relief workers who lost their lives, and highlighting the growing dangers they face.? Secretary General Ban Ki-moon laid a wreath at UN headquarters in New York.?

Dilshan creates a new batting record for Sri Lanka

Anjana Jayashan -Sri Lanka's new opening batsman Tillekeratne Dishan creates a new batting Sri Lankan record, at the Galle International Stadium yesterday (August 18), posting a half century in 30 balls against touring New Zealand team.

Rajnikanth, Vaiko, Ramdoss received Tigers' money says a SL Minister

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Colombo, 19 Aug ( Did Rajnikanth, Vaiko and Ramdoss benefit from LTTE money? Yes, they did, alleges Sri Lanka Minister for Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services Abdul Risath Bathiyutheen, who also claims that the Tigers funded business ventures and set up Tamil radio and TV stations in the West and Far East.

Pakistan asks India to share information on fresh terror threat

Farzana Shah -Pakistan on Monday asked India to share information about its claims of fresh terror attacks against India being planned in Pakistan.

U.S. Government funding benefits 200,000 IDPs in the North

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is providing $2 million for short-term assistance to benefit 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). This brings USAID’s contribution of non-food aid assistance this year to a total of $8 million.

Nepal PM in Delhi for five-day official visit

Kosh R. Koirala - Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is currently in India for a five-day official visit.

IDP’s Handicrafts and Painting Exhibition Held in Vavuniya

Anjana Jayashan - Handicrafts and painting exhibition of had been organized at the Vavuniya Town Hall by the Northern Province Cultural Department. The significance of the exhibition was all handicrafts and paintings had been finished by the people in welfare villages in the Northern Province.

Rivers in the northern Bamgladesh poses threat due to a steep rise of water levels

M.A Qader -The Surma and Teesta rivers’ water levels in the northern region of the country have risen above danger levels after prolonged rainfall in the upstream areas.

United States Contributing $6 Million to Support Demining in Northern Sri Lanka

The U.S. Government is contributing an additional $6 million for demining activities in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to help people displaced by the conflict return to their homes as quickly as possible.

Jurist GVG: Indian democracy rests on foundations for equitable economic development

M Rama Rao -Strong foundations for equitable economic development have strengthened Indian democracy, GVG Krishna Murthy, eminent jurist, said.

State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh commences selling essential commodities to cushion the price hike

M.A Qader - In the wake of excessive price hike of essential commodities, the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh has started selling essentials in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Transgenders to have ID, ration cards in Tamil Nadu

Gopal Ethiraj - Transgenders in Tamil Nadu, who have an exclusive Transgender Welfare Board, the first in the country, will soon have their demands of ration cards, passport and voter ID cards, fulfilled.

Chidambaram Natarajar case: Swamy submits arguments

Gopal Ethiraj - Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Janata Party President, submitted his written arguments in the Madras High Court yesterday in the matter relating to an appeal in Chidambaram Sabanayagar Temple, known as Chidambaram Natarajar Temple case.

Sri Lanka’s President Warns on Security Forces’ Discipline

Anjana Jayashan - Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa stresses that he and his government will not hesitate to suppress any group which is identified as a threat to the freedom of the motherland.