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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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China edges out Japan to become world’s No. 2 economy

China leapfrogged over Japan and became the world’s No. 2 economy in the second quarter, as receding global growth sapped momentum and stunted a shaky recovery.

Sri Lankan Fishermen interacts with their counterparts in Rameswaram

A delegation of Sri Lankan fishermen, who are on a four-day visit to Tamil Nadu to end the animosity between the fishing folks of the two countries over fishing in the Gulf of Mannar sea, appealed to their counterparts in Rameswaram not to use the banned fishing nets like trawl and Pursein nets while fishing in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Straits.

Reeko interferes into journalists’ freedom – MJA

The Maldives Journalists Association (MJA) alleged the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party Leader Reeok Moosa of interfering into Journalists’ freedom.

India: Govt relief after BJP nod for nuclear liability bill

The opposition BJP on Tuesday indicated that it is likely to support the civil nuclear liability bill paving the way for smooth sailing of the controversial measure in Parliament.

PMK leader Dr Ramadoss had no Locus Standi to talk about Social Justice: Karunanidhi outbrusted

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi has said that the Pattali Makkal Katchi(PMK) founder leader Dr Ramadoss had no locus standi to talk about social justice. "Dravidian movement was launched solely to uphold social justice", Karunanidhi said in a statement on Tuesday.

Abuse maid gets back her passport

An Indian housemaid who fled her employer's home covered in bruises had her passport and thyroid medication returned to her yesterday - along with 45 days of unpaid salary.

Sikh groups’ bid to revive militancy in Punjab

The government on Tuesday said Sikh militant groups from abroad are trying to resurrect militancy in Punjab.

Disenchantment with democracy

The whole country has been ravaged by devastating floods. Over 2000 have died, 875,562 houses damaged, fertile lands and orchards destroyed, 14 million people got affected as reported by UN and estimated economic loss range between Rupees 350 to 500 billion.

To condemn the arrest of Maudany: PDP proposes to observe black day in Kerala

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) announced it would observe ‘Black Day’ on Wednesday throughout Kerala to protest the arrest of their leader Adul Nasir Maudany in the Bangalore blast case.

India to assist Sri Lanka in the construction of the Northern railway lines

India is to assist Sri Lanka in the construction of railway lines in the North - Omanthai-Pallai and Madawachiya - Madhu-Talaimannar. Also India has come forward to rehabilitate the Colombo – Matara rail lines.

PM announces Rs 125 crore relief for Leh cloudburst victims

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced a Rs 125 crore relief packaged for the Leh cloudburst victims and said all houses destroyed by the natural calamity will be reconstructed within the next two-and-a-half months.

Thousands of acres farm lands will be destroyed: Green field Airport proposal to be dropped-Jayalalithaa urges Karunanidhi

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has appealed to the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to drop the proposed Greenfield Airport at the outskirts of the Chennai City in Sriperumbudur.

Critical Path to Tuberculosis Regimen: New Hope of Life for TB Patients

The Open Forum 4 on key issues in tuberculosis (TB) drug development is all set to begin in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (18-19 August 2010). This Open Forum 4, will raise and address key issues in TB drug development, with a special focus on regulatory affairs.

Furniture Traders from South Attacked in Jaffna

Three persons from the south involved in selling furniture were attacked with swords and knives by unidentified persons on last Monday evening around 7 PM.