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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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World No Tobacco Day - a critical point in the Year of the Lung

The World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2010, is a critical point in the 2010: Year of the Lung campaign, according to the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). Studies show that 50% of all deaths from lung disease are linked to tobacco use.

“Murder, Mayhem and Politics in Bangladesh” By Rabindranath Trivedi

The book titled “Murder, Mayhem and Politics in Bangladesh” by Rabindranath Trivedi ,a retired Additional secretary ,Government of Bangladesh, is a socio-politico development between the periods of 1946 and 2008 in East Bengal turned Bangladesh, covering issues during Pakistani era, Minority Politics and Parliamentary Elections , Birth of Bangladesh by fire and Involvement of USA, UN , CHINA, USSR and Indian Government, Army and BSF in Bangladesh Liberation war, Minority Exodus & Politics, Development of Political Environment after August 1975 .

Minor clashes mark West Bengal civic elections

In what has been dubbed semi-final before the 2011 Assembly elections, Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers clashed on Sunday during the hotly-contested civic polls in West Bengal which recorded about 65 per cent voter turnout amid sporadic incidents of violence.

30 charred to death as bus falls into ditch in Karnataka

At least 30 people, including 10 children, were burnt to death on Sunday early morning when the state-run bus they were travelling in fell off a bridge into a ditch and caught fire in Karnataka's Chitradurga district, police said.

Water and Oil

The unprecedented – but perhaps not unpredictable – floods in Colombo and Gamapaha districts demonstrated both the danger and the unsustainability of the ‘Build Baby, Build’ approach to development. Development is far too serious a business to be left to politicians and officials made short-sighted by ignorance and avarice.

President Pratibha Patil unveils Tagore statue in Shanghai

A statue of India’s legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore was unveiled on Sunday by President Pratibha Patil, honouring the Nobel laureate’s journey to the city of Shanghai that left a lasting impression on Chinese poets and writers.

DMK decides to ally with the PMK, denies Rajya Sabha seat allotment

The ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu has decided to revive its ties with the PMK on Sunday. This is happening after nearly two years they parted ways. But the PMK was denied a seat in the forthcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

Don’t take it to extreme when there are disagreements, President Nasheed tells VP

Saying that he is “satisfied” with the working relationship of the Vice President, President Mohamed Nasheed however told his number two, not to take it to “extreme” when there are disagreements between the two.

Political charges fly high over train accident

The train disaster in West Bengal in which nearly 150 have died has assumed political overtones with Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and CPI-M leaders trading charges on who was behind the accident.

Learning Korean without Speaking

Normally, ALG say you do 800 hours of listening, then you start speaking, and you do writing and reading last. The reality is, however, if you are not at the Automatic Language Growth (ALG) school in Bangkok, it is nearly impossible to arrange these type of lessons for yourself.

Myanmar gas reserves behind India’s soft line on junta acts

If India has not been too critical of the junta rule in Myanmar or the long detention of Suu Suu Kyi or human rights violations, there is a reason -- the possibility of exploring avenues in gas-rich Myanmar.

Riyadh schools cut timings

Many international and community schools in the capital have decided to reduce their working hours due to the scorching heat.

Lessons learnt from ethnic imbroglio will fortify harmony and co-existence

The peace-loving people will, no doubt, hail the announcement made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa that a commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation will be appointed shortly. It will inquire into the developments since the ceasefire agreement and its breakdown, the attempts to revive the peace negotiations in Geneva and Oslo and finally the Mavilaru incident and the military action to liberate the North and East and the humanitarian mission to rescue people from the clutches of terrorism.