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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Hospitals shut to protest government apathy to trace whereabouts of missing doctor

Health institutions across Nepal remain closed on Sunday except for emergency services to protest against the government’s apathy to trace whereabouts of a doctor missing for the past six days.

Sri Lanka briefs EC Humanitarian Aid Chief Georgiva on steps reaping peace dividend


The delegation of Sri Lankan senior officials, led by Attorney General Mohan Pieris presently in Brussels, called on Dr. Kristalina Georgiva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response on Friday. The delegation is here for the “Sri Lanka-EU GSP+ Dialogue”.

The Phase-2 of European Economic Crisis: the Role of Speculators in Fiscal Lunacy

There is a rule-of-thumb to distinguish between a grizzly bear and its distant-cousin, black bear, in the wild: if the beast climbs up the tree, it is the latter; if you, the nervous observer, climb up the tree instead, it is the former. Unfortunately, there is no such a simple rule, that stems out from commonsense, to make a distinction between the bear-market and bull-market; the flamboyant experts in the field have already made mockery of man’s potential to hypothesise. Only do the clinically-insane believe them anymore.

UN to assist government as number of flood victims increase

The Sri Lankan government with the assistance of United Nations (UN) has taken steps to provide food, medicine and temporary for those affected by the floods, as the number displaced climb to 600,000 and the death toll rising to 26.

Air India plane crash: Aviation Minister Patel gives clean chit to aircraft

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Saturday gave a clean chit to the condition of the Air India plane which crashed at Mangalore airport, assering there was no problem as such in the aircraft, which could have resulted in the crash that killed nearly 158 passengers and crew.

Transforming the Constitution

The Rajapakse approach to constitution making is symbiotic of Rajapakse governance; piecemeal changes, one amendment at a time, until any and all factors impeding the Dynastic project are removed.

Jharkhand circus for sharing power continues

There seems to be no end to the political circus being played out in Jharkahnd, where the JMM leader Shibu Soren is keeping the BJP in tenterhooks, even threatening of a power deal with the Congress.

Letter from America: Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania

Last Tuesday, the Democrats in the Pennsylvania buried Senator Arlen Specter's hopes to compete as a Democratic Senator for his reelection bid in November, 2010. By many counts the 80 year-old Senator was a Houdini of Pennsylvania politics.

Canada damage control after slur on BSF as ‘brutal force’

As a sequel to the Indian government taking exception to the Canadian high commission calling the Border security Force (BSF) "a notoriously violent paramilitary unit engaged in systematic attacks on civilians and responsible for torturing suspected criminals", the Canadian government on Saturday said it has "great respect" for India's armed forces and that it was "reviewing the situation" that has risen.

Apa conquers Mt. Everest for 20th times, breaks his own previous record

Mountaineering legend Apa Sherpa made it to the top of the world highest peak, Mount Everest, Saturday morning for the 20th time, breaking his own previous record.

Maldives In Brief : Maldives to hold second of round of Taliban peace talks

A second round of peace talks between Afghan lawmakers and Taliban allies will be held in the Maldives.

Public trials for Jeddah accused

As the Control and Investigation Board (CIB) begins Saturday its investigations into the case files of over 70 persons facing charges related to the Jeddah flood disaster of November 2009, sources told Okaz that the accused would be put on trial publicly.

Jordan at the top of Everest; at 13, he’s youngest climber

A 13-year-old American boy on Saturday became the youngest climber to reach the top of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Jordan Romero bet the previous record holder for the youngest person to climb Everest, Temba Tsheri of Nepal, who was 16 at the time.


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