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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Sehwag Back In The Fold

The week-long crisis in the Delhi and District Cricket Association appears to be over, at least for the time being.

Civil War Knocking At Burma’s Doors

Burma is on the brink of a fresh civil war. Most citizens believe that the junta's 7-step roadmap sanctioning a new 2008 constitution and ordering a general election in 2010 as a declaration of war against the people of Burma.

Nearly 2,840 Deaths Attributed to HINI Virus

There are now at least 2,837 deaths attributable to the pandemic H1N1 which continues to be the predominant circulating virus of influenza both in the northern and southern hemispheres, the United Nations health agency reported today.

Vayalar Ravi’s wife Mercy dies in Chennai

Mercy Ravi, wife of Overseas Indian Affairs Minister, Mr Vayalar Ravi, died early on Saturday morning at a private hospital in Chennai.

Discriminatory and Nepotistic Governance

Who can protest an injustice, but does not, is an accomplice to the act”.
The Talmud

The EU, in a confidential report on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, called it, quite rightly, a ‘novel form of unacknowledged detention’. As long as the Rajapakse administration continues to incarcerate more than three quarter of a million of Sri Lankan citizens behind barbed wire fences, without even the lame excuse of an ongoing war, normalcy will not return to the island nation.

Working for a TB free Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has achieved remarkable results in controlling tuberculosis through the efforts of the Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition made in collaboration with the National Programme for Tuberculosis Control and Chest Diseases in providing medical care services through their well developed infrastructure, both in preventive and curative sectors.

Canada invests in small and medium-sized businesses across Southern Ontario

Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology and Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario), announced that the Government of Canada is supporting job creation for R&D-intensive small- and medium-sized businesses across Southern Ontario through strategic investments.

Lanka Newspaper Editor Condemns arrest of his journalists

Three journalists of the Lanka Newspaper, who were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) by Deniyaya police in Matara, had been handed over to the Colombo Crime Division, the Chief Editor of the Sinhala language weekend paper Chandana Sirimalwaththe told the Asian Tribune.

Nepal assures India of security to Pashupatinath priests

India has conveyed its ‘deep anguish’ and ‘serious concern’ to Nepal over the manhandling of two Indian priests working at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu on Friday, Sept 4.

U.N. May Shelve Creation of New Women's Body

A coalition of over 300 international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is "outraged" that an impending decision to create a new women's entity at the United Nations is being postponed once again.

Stocks gains in the midst of heavy retail activity

Acuity – HNB Stockbrokers Research in their Market Review indicated that the positive trend continued in the market this week with indices showing encouraging gains fueled largely by heavy retail trading on mid and low value stocks. The All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed the week at 2630.8 points on Friday up by a modest 29.3 points or 1.1% compared to last week, while the Milanka Price Index (MPI) showed a similar movement, rising by 19.1 points or 0.6% to 2983.6 points.

Civilian death in Afghanistan by US/NATO Air Strikes on the increase

The Asian Tribune in its Headline News reported that about 90 people were killed in air-strike by US led forces in Afghanistan on Friday, September 04. According to reports from Afghanistan, American jetfighter targeted two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing up to 90 people, including insurgents and dozens of civilians who had rushed to the scene to collect fuel.

Civilian death in Afghanistan by US/NATO Air Strikes on the increase

The Asian Tribune in its Headline News reported that about 90 people were killed in air-strike by US led forces in Afghanistan on Friday, September 04. According to reports from Afghanistan, American jetfighter targeted two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing up to 90 people, including insurgents and dozens of civilians who had rushed to the scene to collect fuel.

27 TN political leaders were in the pay-list of LTTE: Dr. Swamy

Twenty-seven Tamil Nadu political leaders, belonging to various parties, were in the pay-list of the LTTE, claims Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy. He also says he has proofs and evidences.

Seven lawmakers withdraw ‘support to govt over VP's oath row

Altogether seven of the total 28 Constituent Assembly (CA) members of the Madhesi People´s Rights Forum (Democratic) have announced that they would no longer support the government.

Pakistan wants to play world cup matches in SriLanka

Pakistan would prefer to play their 2011 cricket World Cup matches in Sri Lanka, if t in case their team is not allowed to play in India, due to strained relations between the two countries.

Letter from America: Obama, Religion and the Iftar Party

While George W. Bush started cabinet meetings with prayer and encouraged the formation of Bible study groups inside the White House, since taking the office, President Barack Obama has expanded the White House’s faith-based activities in a more visible way than any other president in recent memory.

The Stockholm Syndrome and Its Multiple Strains

Criminologist, Nils Bejerot, coined the term, the Stockholm Syndrome, in 1973 to describe a strange behavioural tendency of some victims, following a bank siege in Stockholm, Sweden. To everyone’s surprise, the victims became the fans of the very captors, which in turn triggered off a chain of events, which by then, couldn’t happen even in someone’s wildest dreams.

Govt withdraws annuities given VP Jha after he declines taking fresh oath

The government has withdrawn all the state privileges of Vice President Parmananda Jha after he refused to take fresh oath in Nepali language within seven days as ordered by the Supreme Court two weeks ago.


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