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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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‘Laila’ threats to bring ‘extremely heavy rainfall’, storm Andhra, Orissa

The much-awaited South-West monsoon which set in over parts of south Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and most parts of Andaman Sea on Monday, was initially a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal and it turned into a cyclonic storm that lay about 550 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam on Tuesday evening.

What is the need for Victory celebration, when IDPs still suffering? - Dr. Jayalath Jayawardene

It is morally wrong on the part of the Government of Sri Lanka to celebrate the Victory Day when the war victims – the Internally Displaced Persons are still suffering in the Welfare Centers.

External Affairs Ministry awaiting for report on LTTE build up in Latin America

The Sri Lankan Ministry of External Affairs is awaiting a report from the Sri Lankan envoy in Havana who recently visited Venezuela after receiving reports of a pro-LTTE build up taking place in South America.

Hydrogen fuel, may be five years away: Dr. Swamy

Prosperity in the Gulf and dependence on Gulf will no longer be tied to oil for long. Forecasts of developing hydrogen fuel are growing optimistic... five years away from being materialized. Dr Subramaniam Swamy, a visiting Harvard University professor made his remarks during a forum held at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) recently.

Death of a French mine disposal expert in Vanni

The French Embassy in Colombo has issued condolence message on the death Dominique Morin, who died while he was engaged in demining operations in the North of the country, near Vavuniya.

Former Minister K A Krishnaswamy passed away

Former AIADMK Minister K.A. Krishnaswamy, the first MP from DMK to join the party after late M.G. Ramachandran floated the new party in 1972, passed away here in the early hours of Tuesday after a prolonged illness, family members said.

Kuwait successful in convincing rights body

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Mohammad Al-Afasi briefed the cabinet Sunday about Kuwait's presentation of a report during UN Human Rights Council's (HRC) periodic review, specifically over Kuwait.

When will the Oil Corporate Rules the World?

As BP's (British Petroleum) fire-ravaged, sunken offshore rig and the ruptured well gushing a reported 210,000 gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico, it brought home to the Americans the fact of how huge oil companies can cajoled the people and destroyed the world.

Homophobia Is A Human Rights Issue

"In order to prevent and control HIV we must protect and promote the human rights of the homosexuals - the most vulnerable and typically marginalized sections of society" said Dr Mandeep Dhaliwal of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Dame Carol Kidu, the only woman amongst a 108 member strong parliament of Papua New Guinea (PNG), also feels the same.

Battle between the evil and virtue

Once the Mughal Empire started to show signs of weakness after the death of Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir, Marhattas became assertive and tried hard to decimate Muslims and convert India into a Hindu State. But for Ahmad Shah Abdali’s decisive clash against the Marhattas in the third battle of Panipat, they could have succeeded in their designs to cleanse India of presence of Muslims.

Sri Lanka’s airport runway submerged, displaced numbers climb to 259,241 with 8 dead

Sri Lanka’s national airport runways have been submerged by torrential floods. The national airport announced that it had diverted 5 flights to Chennai on Tuesday and four flights due to take off have also been withheld.