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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Obama Seeks U.N. Backing for Nuke-Free World

When Barack Obama chaired a summit meeting of the Security Council Thursday - a historic first for a U.S. president - his primary motive was to push for his ambitious, long-term agenda for "a world without nuclear weapons".

Skilled Immigrants are leaving the U.S. Why?

"Foreign-born entrepreneurs and scientists are a tremendous asset to the U.S. economy, and it is tragic that bureaucratic obstacles are preventing more talented and motivated people from helping to get us out of the economic slump."

Asian Tribune is to appear in print from early November

Your favourite Internet Portal, Asian Tribune is going to appear in print from early November.. It will be an all color 12-page English tabloid printed and distributed from Colombo once a week.

Fishermen issue: AIADMK demonstration at Rameshwaram today; DMDK’s at Delhi on Sept. 29

The AIADMK supremo Ms. Jayalalithaa has asked her party workers to hold a massive demonstration at Rameswaram on Friday urging the DMK government to act immediately to ensure the release of 21 Tamil fishermen, in which MGR Mandram secretary D Jayakumar and other office bearers would take part.

Sri Lanka: Nearly 35,000 Vavuniya IDPs shifted to new transit camps under the guise of relocation, alleges TNA

* TNA Leader Sampanthan says meeting with President’s senior advisor Basil Rajapaksa is on the cards where this issue will be discussed

Nepal ready to increase troops under UN peace keeping mission

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that Nepal is ready to increase the number of Nepali security personnel participating in the United Nations peace keeping forces if logistic support is provided.

Nedumaran condemns Jayalalithaa

P Nedumaran, President of World Tamils Forum, condemned AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa for describing the LTTE as a movement that had degenerated into a terrorist organisation that annihilated anyone who did not toe its line.

Sri Lanka to Amend the Parliament Election Law

Sri Lanka’s Parliament yesterday (September 24) passed a bill to change the registration process of political parties.

Sri Lanka to eradicate rabies by 2016

Sri Lanka is determined to eliminate rabies from the country by 2016. The Rabies Control programme was commenced in Sri Lanka in 1975 and since then up to this year a remarkable decrease is shown.

Will the US Forsake Burma?

Will America betrayed the Burmese cause, is the big question in the minds of every Burmese even though they may not speak out? A review of US policy announce by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that Obama administration has decided to engage directly with Junta as part of international efforts to promote democracy, but sanctions will remain employing both tools.

Sri Lanka’s Main Opposition has Failed in Going for a True Alliance- Cabinet Spokesman

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition, the United National Party (UNP) has failed to go for a “true alliance’, though they claimed of a strong alliance. Their efforts to go for such a thing have failed in several times in recent past, Mass Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said.

The Durgoutsav In Bangladesh

The Shri Shri Durga Puja ,commonly known as DURGOUTSAV IN Bangladesh, five days of the largest festivities of Hindus, begins this year on 24 September2009. It is learnt nearly 20,000 Puja mandaps have already been built surplus previous years and preparations for all rituals made.

Muslim women are oppressed in India: says minority social activist

It is in India and neighboring countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh, alone, where Muslim women are oppressed, rest of the Muslim dominated nations give equal status and rights to women.

Countering Diaspora Propaganda – a Strategy still in Its Infancy

A well-connected Tamil lady, who hails from Muttwal, married to a Tamil from Jaffna, told me this week that she went to Kerala, in India on holiday with her husband. She went on to say that her children, a boy and a girl, who are studying in two English universities stubbornly refused to go to India on holiday, saying they preferred to go to Sri Lanka instead.