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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2529

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Can TB patients say "Rights Here, Right Now"?

It is beyond doubt that community-led health responses have yielded satisfying results, yet genuine involvement of affected communities in TB control, is far from optimal. Nevertheless there are significant advancements made over the past years to push TB control stakeholders to meaningfully engage TB patients at every level of the TB response.

US Buying the Press in Venezuela with funds channeled through State Department

Documents reveal multimillion-dollar funding to journalists and media in Venezuela. State Department documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) evidence more than $4 million USD in funding to journalists and private media in Venezuela during the last three years.

Tamil Nadu government proposes Five Genetic Heritage Gardens

The Tamil Nadu government has proposed to establish five genetic heritage gardens, representing five different ecosystems and defined in the Sangam literature.

‘Every intention’ of meeting oil demand: Turki Al-Faisal

Saudi Arabia fully plans to meet the growing demand for oil driven by China and India, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former national intelligence chief.

Controversial Senior IAS officer Umashankar under suspension

The controversial IAS officer C. Umashankar who made serious of allegations against the government was suspended from service.

India: Bihar MLAs suspended after unruly scenes in Assembly

Unruly scenes indulged in by legislators in assemblies touched a new low on Wednesday when sixty seven opposition MLAs in Bihar were suspended and marshalled out as utter chaos prevailed inside and outside the Assembly during which a slipper was flung at the Speaker and a woman member threw several flower pots around.

An Expert Panel needs to first investigate effectiveness of UN

Sixty years ago, the United Nations was founded to maintain international peace and security, promote basic human rights, and protect fundamental freedoms.

Foreign Affairs Minister critical of Home Secretary’s remarks

Union home secretary GK Pillai suddenly seems to have become the target over the virtual failure of the India-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ dialogue in Islamabad.

The US should perform postmortem of its nine-year performance

Appointment of new military commanders, troop surge and formulation of Af-Pak policy in March 2009 was aimed at wresting initiative from Taliban in Afghanistan and roping in Pakistan. Within matter of six months the situation instead of improving had taken an ugly turn.

Sex charges rock Indian women’s hockey team, coach quits

The Indian Women’s Hockey team has been rocked by charges of sexual harassment against the coach M.K. Kaushik, who has resigned. Officials of the Hockey India (HI) said that a probe has been initiated against Kaushik based on the allegations made by the players of women's team.

Constructive Engagement Policy is Making Its Presence Felt

It seems that the ASEAN’s illogical policy of Constructive Engagement towards Burma has make its presence felt. The brain child of Singapore’s Lee KwanYew and Malaysia’s Dr Mahathir Mohammad of letting the Burmese dictators run their course, while ASEAN continue to exploit the country’s natural and human resources have reached a dead end.

Asean observers to monitor Myanmar elections

Asean foreign ministers on Tuesday proposed to send the grouping observers to monitor the Myanmar election towards being fair, free and inclusive.

Who's aiding Judaisation?

Since 1860, when the American Jewish tycoon Judah Touro donated $60,000 -- a fortune for that time -- towards the construction of the first Jewish settlement outside the old walls of Jerusalem, public and private American funds have aided the creation and territorial expansion of Israel.