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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Government spends more-than Rs 400 crore for the health of underprivileged people: Benefited people thanked TN CM

Thousands of underprivileged people who benefited under the free health insurance scheme came down to Chennai and personally thanked the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for taking care of their health.

Obama blocks probe on terrorist prisoner torture in US: No to public hearing in Congress

The news desk here in the United States of this Online Daily Newspaper has been following developments and events that connect the U.S. and Sri Lanka since the military defeat of the separatist Tamil Tigers in May 2009; the lawmakers in Washington, officials in the State Department and top staffers of Obama White House calling Sri Lanka for accountability and transparency of what took place during the five critical months (January through May) in the last stages of the ‘national security battle’ alleging war crimes, atrocities, civilian deaths and genocide.

Misuse of US military aid to Pakistan: India conveys concern to Mullen

India has conveyed its serious concerns over the US military aid to Pakistan being misused against it and asked America to establish a "monitoring mechanism" to ensure that this does not happen.

The 13- an outbreak of the thirty years long war in Sri Lanka

Number 13 is considered a bad number or inauspicious mostly among Europe and America. There’s no thirteenth floor in the storied buildings there and neither in the hotels can be found room number thirteen.

Holbrooke - India has vital role in Afghanistan

US Special Envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke who was in New Delhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to give his assessment of the situation in Afghanistan,and said India had a "vitally important role" to play in the peace and stability in that country and insisted that the US was not trying to "diminish" that scope.

India: Home Minister on patch-up bid over Pillai remarks

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, have been upset by some of the recent comments of Home Secretary GK Pillai and the Union Home Minister himself. On Thursday, P Chidambaram moved in to bridge the differences in a patch-up bid.

Sri Lankan expatriates to demonstrate in front of the Geneva UNO head office on 25th July

Sri Lankan expatriates residing in Italy and in other European countries have organized a massive demonstration in front of the Geneva UNO head office fron 2 p.m., on 25th July 2010.

Gujarat minister chargesheeted in fake encounter case

The CBI on Friday filed charge sheet against Gujarat minister of state for home Amit Shah, a close aide of Narendra Modi, and 14 others in connection with the fake encounter of Sohrabbuddin Sheikh and the "brutal killing" of his wife, Kausarbi.

Bangladesh adopting Statute change: A New Appeasement to bluff minorities

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called the move to amend the country’s Constitution “a historic responsibility” meant to prevent future seizure of power by the military.

U.N. Chief Defends Himself Against Attack on Leadership

A sharp-witted newspaper columnist once remarked that in Washington DC the ship of state always leaks at the top.The United Nations is perhaps no better -- judging by the circumstances surrounding the leaking of a confidential 51-page document in which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is politically crucified by one of his own senior officials.

TB Cough-in/Coffin March: TB on IAC agenda as never before

It was one of those defining moments in history of legendary AIDS activism at the International AIDS Conferences when the TB cough-in/coffin March began at the penultimate day of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Vienna, Austria.

India comes up with cheapest ‘laptop’ at $35

India has come up with the world's cheapest "laptop," a touch-screen computing device that costs $35.

India’s Engagement and Burma’s Junta

India, in attempts to expand engagements with its neighbors, has hosted Afghan president Hamid Karzai, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed and some Nepalese leaders.

Saudi Arabia breaks into top 10 for FDI

Saudi Arabia was one of the top 10 most attractive countries in the world for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2009 with inflows reaching $36 billion, according to the World Investment Report (WIR 2010) released Thursday.

One crore Indian fishermen affected by Sri Lankan Naval attack: Vaiko Charges

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko has said the repeated attacks by Sri Lankan Navy has affected gravely the livelihood of over one crore fishermen in Tamil Nadu.