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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2343

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US School Girls Urged To ‘Shout Out’ For Less Fortunate

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan has visited a girls’ school in New York to shine the spotlight on the crucial role that quality education plays in improving children’s lives, in her official role with the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Act Now or Lose Forever, Climate Summit Told

The world's small island developing nations, most of which are threatened with environmental devastation, put the international community on dire notice: either accept ambitious and binding emission reduction targets, or humanity is doomed.

Fiji urged to make changes to its political agenda to create political pluralism

Foreign Minister Bogollagama proposed that Sri Lanka and Fiji seek wider areas for bilateral exchanges in human resources in the fields of legal and medical services and technical cooperation, in keeping with Sri Lanka’s policy of a more Asia centric focus on international cooperation, when the Foreign Minister of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kabuabola called on him today (21/09) in New York.

Company VP killed on shop floor

A top official of a automobile instrument manufacturing company in Coimbatore was murdered on the shop floor in the first incident of militant trade unionism since India went in for liberalisation of its economy in the 1990s.

A Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria to Become the First Woman to Head UNESCO

A former foreign minister of Bulgaria, Irina Bokova, will become the first woman to lead the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) after she won a narrow victory on Friday evening in the fifth and final round of voting for the post.

Lanka’s post war economic outlook improved, but ‘remains fraught’ –ADB

The end of the quarter century war helped improve Sri Lanka’s economy. But the current economic condition ‘remains fraught’ due to external trade imbalances and large post-conflict reconstruction costs, according to a review by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released on Thursday.

India Again

After a brief lull Sonia Gandhi has decided to continue the Indira Gandhi dynasty through her son who cannot even speak properly in public but had the audacity to give us orders.

Is occupational stress a risk?

Occupational stress constitutes a large proportion of the overall stress response, since over 75% of non-sleeping time in adults is devoted to job activities, a cross sectional survey done by 3 doctors, viz. S.A.I.K. Suraweera, R.D.A. Seneviratne and H.M.S.S. D. Herath in the Colombo District in Sri Lanka, among 366 middle level managers between 20-59 years with one or more years of service as middle level managers serving in domestic commercial banks by using two indices i.e. high job strain and iso-strain according to Demand Control and Demand Control Support models (Karasek 1985; Johnson, Hall & Theorell 1989), revealed.

Has Britain being sponsoring terror too?

Natural resources & energy in particular are reasons why superpower nations are in competition for ownership. Unfortunately, these natural resources are found in countries where presently plenty of strife exists in different forms largely created by impregnated strife to facilitate the entry of these superpower nations under missions that are referred to as “humanitarian”.

US to provide $205 million assistance to Nepal in next five years

The United States on Tuesday announced to provide a total $205 million assistance over the next five years to Nepal to build peace and strengthen democracy in the country.

Politics Of Two Measures Of Rice And Free Economic System

There is no argument that when Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 from British rule, it has inherited a dependent economy based on a dependent currency system, which was called currency board system that linked the monetary unit of Sri Lanka to Sterling pound in Britain.

Indoor particulate matter levels in all measured locations were higher

The indoor particulate matter levels of secondhand smoke in Sri Lanka have found to be higher in all measured locations or were more than or equal to values reported in other countries, Dr. Y.L.S. Nandasena of the National Institute of Health Sciences, of the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition revealed through a study done to determine the particulate matter concentrations to evaluate secondhand smoke levels at public places. Smoking in any area where public have access (Enclosed Public Area) is an offence in Sri Lanka.

‘Get back’ Katchatheevu on ‘perpetual lease’ Cong, DMK MPs tell Indian PM

With the recent ‘attack’ of Sri Lanka Navy on the TN fishermen acquiring political overtones, DMK and Congress lawmakers from the state met the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to convey their concern and asked Delhi to take up the issue with Colombo. In their view a long term solution to the recurring ‘attacks’ by the Lanka navy is to get back the Katchatheevu island and adjoining areas on perpetual lease.

India launches satellite to study ocean

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its second ocean satellite on Wednesday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, along with six other nano satellites -- four from Germany and one each from Switzerland and Turkey. The launch of the seven satellites took place within a span of 20 minutes.


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