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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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"Ranil-Mano-Rauf talks begin"

In an apparent bid to defuse rising tensions with party rank and file and allied parties over much-delayed party reforms and closed-door negotiations with President Mahinda Rajapaksa; leader of the main opposition United National Party- Ranil Wickremesinghe is now holding talks with Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem and Democratic Peoples Front (DPF) leader Mano Ganesan.

Five-member probe team formed to investigate into plane crash

The government has formed a five-member probe committee under the chair of aviation expert Kumar Prasad Upadhyay Chalise to investigate into the causes behind the accident of an aircraft belonging to Agni Air, Tuesday morning.

Landmark N-liability bill passed after changes

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday gave its nod to the civil nuclear liability bill after 18 amendments were made to the proposed atomic law that triples the liability cap on an operator in case of an accident to Rs.1,500 crore from Rs.500 crore.

Jimmy Carter arrives in Pyongyang to secure release of American teacher

Former President Jimmy Carter flew into North Korea this on Wednesday to try to win the release of an American jailed for illegally entering the state.

UK told of India’s concern at cap on immigration

The Indian government on Wednesday strongly conveyed its concern to Britain over the country's decision to impose a cap on immigration from non-European Union countries including India.

A killer per 15,000 people, 600 criminals at large in Maldives- Police

A killer per 15000 people is on the loose, and 600 criminals are at large in the Maldives -- a disturbing figure for a population of nearly 350,000.

“Saffron terrorism”, a worrying phenomenon: Home Minister

Warning that there has been no let up in attempts to radicalise the youth, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said a new phenomenon of "saffron terrorism" involved in many bomb blasts has been uncovered.

Tuberculosis (TB) response for women is grossly inadequate

In developing countries TB remains the third leading cause of death among women of reproductive age (15-44 years), disproportionately affecting pregnant women and the poor. This calls for immediate action to address the suffering caused by TB and to eliminate the disease as a leading killer of women.

Actor Vijayakanth hits back on Black Money issue: Karunanidhi's remarks made out of jealousy

Desia Murpoku Dravidar Kazhagam (DMDK) party founder and actor Vijaykanth has hit back at Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for alleging that he was receiving remuneration for acting in films `in black'.

The Washington Post and David L Steinberg

In 'The Washington Post,' Dr. David L Steinberg, on Saturday August 21st 2010 wrote:-The United States decided this week to support the creation of a United Nations commission of inquiry into the Burmese military regime's crimes against humanity and war crimes.


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