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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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Lok Sabha speaker directs union minister M K Alagiri to read out the answer for questions in English

The Lok Sabha Speaker Ms Meera Kumar has directed the Union Fertilizer Minister and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's son M K Alagiri to answer main question by reading out the reply in English and the supplements could be fielded by his deputy Srikant Jena.

Five more countries to go carbon-neutral or low carbon

After a landmark decision by the Maldivian President to go carbon-neutral by 2020, the first in the world to do so, more developing nations are now following suit.

Silver Jubilee of Techno Exhibition by SL Institution of Engineers

The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) not only a staunch nation builder but also helps all spheres of life in Sri Lanka have fathomed more than a century and to be exact for 104 years in the sphere of nation building, this year also celebrates the Silver Jubilee of their hallmark of excellence in conduction Techno Exhibition – Techno 2010.

Sri Lanka: Suriyawewa Hambantota Cricket Stadium

Sports Loving President His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa and his son Namal Rajapaksa, MP Hambantota District, paid an inspection tour yesterday (17th July 2010) to see the work in progress of Suriyawewa – Hambantota International Cricket Stadium.

Criminalization of injecting drug users (IDU) fuels HIV epidemic

The criminalisation of illicit drug users is fuelling the HIV epidemic and has resulted in overwhelmingly negative health and social consequences. Injection drug use (IDU) is one of the main modes of HIV transmission in parts of Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. "Apart from medical harms associated with drug use, all other harms

Singha Cement to help national venture

The fifth largest cement manufacturer in the world- Italcementi Group, who started operations in Sri Lanka in 1998 has changed its name to Singha Cement and now ventures in a national effort by donating a significant quantity of cement for the construction of homes for 150 families in the Varikuttu Uru village in Vavuniya.

Did Pak army chief Kayani derail Islamabad talks?

After the much hyped India, Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ talks in Islamabad which suddenly got derailed, there is speculation in New Delhi that the Pakistan Army Chief may have intervened at a particular stage, to ensure that the bonhomie was short-lived.

Rights Here, Right Now: Where Are They For The Gay?

The XVIII International AIDS Conference (IAC) will take place in Vienna, Austria, (18-23 July 2010). The conference theme, Rights Here, Right Now, (which also aims to address the issues of men who have sex with men (MSMs), particularly in relation to HIV/AIDS), opens in the backdrop of a rainbow of hope and despair. There are some recent cheerful tidings to pep up an otherwise gloomy scenario for this marginalized community.

Kashmir: CM Omar Abdullah wins reprieve after visit to Delhi

J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah seems to have won a reprieve for himself following a visit to New Delhi to seek the support of the Congress leadership as well as that of the UPA government, following strong criticism by the opposition as well as a section of the Congress on his performance and demand for his removal as CM.

Foreign ‘investor’ flees after swindling SR40m

Saudi police have launched an investigation into the case of an unnamed foreign investor who has been accused of swindling SR40 million from several Saudi citizens and then fleeing the Kingdom.

Krishna may meet Hillary Clinton at Kabul meet

There are indications that External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Afghanistan donors' conference in Kabul on Tuesday.

India gave INR 3,600 crore to Sri Lanka, additionally allocated INR 1,000 crore for constructing houses to IDPs: Minister P Chidambaram

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that India had given Rs 3,000 crores for the benefit of the internally displaced Tamils in Lanka and the government also allocated Rs 1,000 crores for the construction of 50,000 houses in Northern Sri Lanka.