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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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Incessant rainfall continue to wreck havoc in western Nepal, death

The death toll caused due to landslides and floods triggered by incessant rainfall reached to 54 on Thursday, according officials at Home Ministry.

JVP Charges the United Peoples Freedom Alliance Candidates on Using Public Resources

The ruling Freedom Alliance government has misused the government properties and human resources violating the election procedures, claimed by the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) at a press briefing held in its Party Office in Colombo yesterday (October 08).

Germany's Herta Muller has won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature

Ms. Muller is a Romanian-born German novelist, poet, and essayist. Her books include: The Land of Green Plums, Nadirs, The Passport: The Surreal Tale of Life in Romania Today, and Appointment.

Displaced in Sri Lanka trapped between military and monsoon

A quarter of a million Sri Lankans being held in de facto detention camps are facing a humanitarian disaster as monsoon rains threaten to flood camps, said Amnesty International today.

BTI application to control dengue

Dengue control is everybody’s problem. There are 16 centres in Sri Lanka which have the responsibility for controlling dengue, it is not one or two institutions or individuals problem or responsibility, said Dr. Firdos Mehta, WHO Representative to Sri Lanka at a press briefing held in the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, yesterday.

Karunanidhi takes Mullaiperiyar issue to PM

The running feud between Tamil Nadu and Keala over building a new dam across Mullaiperiyar has taken a new turn with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, protesting against the clearance given by the Central Environment Ministry to Kerala to undertake a survey.

Military Exhibition: Chaos, Confusion, disorganisation and utter Dysfunction

To the leader of our nation our President Mahinda Rajapakse, this is the best and the only opportunity he has in driving a sense of indelible patriotism just after the elimination of the 30 year mass terrorism unleashed on us by India through the LTTE that she created in order to annex Sri Lanka.

Kerry-Lugar Bill is unacceptable, says Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday said it was not bound to accept Kerry Lugar Bill, saying the legislation is not an ideal document and that it is not binding on it to accept clauses laid in it.

IDP Camps - 50% malnutrition reduction

The prevalence rate of acute under-nutrition among children below 5, which was 35.6% in May, while the IDPs had just settled in Menikfarm, has now reduced to 23.9% marking about 33% reduction in the prevalence of acute under-nutrition.

French company buys Gandhiji’s historic house in south Africa

Mahatma Gandhi's historic house that was his home almost a century ago in Johannesburg has been snapped up by a French tourism company for what is believed to be almost twice the asking price of $377,029, outbidding other bidders including Indians.

Ananda Bodhi sapling offered to Red Bridge Buddhist Vihara

A sapling of sacred Ananda Bodhi of Jethawanaramaya, Sravasthi, India was offered recently to the Red Bridge Buddhist Vihara in Ilford, Essex by Dr M.B. Ranatunga and Mrs. Nawamalie (Nali) Ranatunga. Red Bridge Vihara conducted the religious services for many years without a Bodhi (Bo- Ficus religiosa) tree since the Temple was established.

Release Lenin, demands Editors Guild

The Editors Guild of India has condemned the arrest of Dinamalar news editor B. Lenin by the Tamil Nadu police following publication of a report that many leading stars of yesteryear were into prostitution. It demanded his immediate release.