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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Kashmir: Violence claims 5 more lives, CM briefs PM

A fresh wave of protests in the Kashmir Valley on Monday claimed five more lives as police opened fire to disperse rampaging mobs who indulged in stone pelting, attacked government buildings and looted weapons from police. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who was called to New Delhi, briefed the Prime Minister on the situation.

Last Rites of Vetran Journalist K M Mathew: Kottayam City stands still

The last rites of Malayala Manorama Chief Editor KM Mathew were held Kottayam on Monday with life coming to a standstill in the city and thousands of people including politicians, religious leaders and film stars turning up to pay him their last respects.

CWG lavishness: Treadmill hired for Rs 9 lakh, fridge for Rs 42,000

Disclosures of lavish spending on just hiring treadmill, a fridge or even chairs for 45 days for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi have stunned people, already shocked by photos of leaking roofs and mounds of rubble near newly built stadiums.

GDP has no link to social welfare integration

The Right to Information (RTI) has normally been achieved due to constitutional crisis or during a political crisis and Gross National Product (GDP) does not reflect the true integration of social welfare to the people as exampled by China where on their own statistics of Chinese Government the country has the maximum number of social riots, said Dr Gopakumar Thampi, CEO, Affiliated Network for Social Accountability of South Asia and the Global Partnership Fund, Bangladesh, at a lecture given by him on “Right to Information” organized by the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, last week in Colombo.

US Government Support Creates 10,000 jobs in Northern Sri Lanka

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Colombo of the U.S. Embassy, has recently forged four new business alliances with Sri Lankan private companies, under USAID’s Public/Private Alliance (PPA) Program.

Omani Tourism Festival

Three golden words, "Salalah Tourism Festival", effectively embody and mirror everything that the Sultanate of Oman stands for.

Sri Lanka Hails the Inscription of the “Central Highlands of Sri Lanka” on the World Heritage List

The Deputy Minister of Environment of Sri Lanka, Faiszer Musthapha has described the decision of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) to inscribe the ‘Central Highlands of Sri Lanka’ as a World Natural Heritage Site on the World Heritage List, as a resounding vote of confidence in Sri Lanka by the international community.

Power tariff hike in TN puts more burden on the poor: Jayalalithaa slams on Karunanidhi government

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa has harshly dug the Karunanidhi's government for hiking the power tariff in the state.

Adyapana in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna to find higher education opportunities for students

Passport to your future “Adyapana 2010” higher education and career exhibition will be held for the fourth time on 15th to 17th October at the BMICH, followed by Adyapana Kandy on 22nd to 24th October at Trinity College main hall. The organizers hope to hold this exhibition on 8th and 9th January, 2011 at Jaffna Central College.

Pak army chief wants Indian missions in Afghanistan closed

Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, whose forces are allegedly sponsoring a large-scale guerrilla war through Afghan proxies to keep New Delhi out of Afghanistan, wants Indian consulates in the war-torn country to be closed, says a Canadian diplomat and former deputy head of the UN mission in Kabul.

Should tuberculosis (TB)-preventive therapy (IPT) be given to all?

A raging issue on the first day of XVIII International AIDS Conference was whether Isoniazid (INH) Preventive Therapy (IPT) be given to all –regardless whether people have TB or not?

Sri Lanka: ASPI surpasses milestone of 5000 points

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their Stock Market Review indicated that the market continued its upward momentum with the All Share Price Index (ASPI) touching the 5000 mark on last Tuesday and ended the week at 5161.18 up 265.67 points or 5.4%.

Chief Editor of "Malayala Manorama" K M Mathew Passed away

Veteran in the Indian News Paper Industry and the Chief Editor of famous Malayalam newspaper 'Malaya Manorama' K M Mathew passed away due to age old ailment. He was 93.

Microsoft Releases a Critical Update for Windows Users

It is cliché; yet it is better late than never. Microsoft released an urgent security patch to deal with a malware threat that has the potential to exploit a ‘soft point’ in its operating systems to steal personal data as well as corporate data - perhaps on a macro scale depending on the robustness of the existing security mechanisms.


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