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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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“If necessary, I will ask President Rajapakse again to intervene”

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed revealed that he will request Sri Lankan President Rajapakse to intervene again-‘if necessary’.

Sri Lanka’s so called unity is no more evident & its days too seem numbered’ – Editor, Asian Tribune

“Even after the victory over Prabhakaran and the LTTE, the so called unity (among ethnicities) is no more evident and its days too seem numbered,” cautioned Asian Tribune’s Editor.

Sri Lanka: More opposition MPs crossover in the run up to tomorrow's historic vote on 18 Amendment

In the run up to the historic vote on the Eighteenth Amendment Bill, which is thought to radically change the country’s course, more and more opposition Members of Parliament are seen either crossing over or pledging support for the Bill.

All India Workers Strike: Banks and Factories stalled in Tamil Nadu

All India workers strike called by six trade unions affected partially in Tamil Nadu. Bank Employees, Textiles Workers and Central government employees abstained from their work in the entire state on Tuesday.

Saher system expanded to cover more expressways

Further implementation of the Saher system, which uses cameras and computers to monitor traffic, increase public safety and issue citations, recently began on expressways in the central and western regions, Brig. Gen. Khaled Bin Nashatt Al-Qahtani, Commander of the Special Forces for Road Security, said here Monday.

Expectations, Limitations and Reality of the US in the Burmese Context

As according to the Burmese astrological date after Nov. 17th the Junta’s faux pas will become a fait accompli while the civilized international community looked on with folded arms. The crux of the Burmese struggle is the inconceivable difference between Burma’s diverse ethnic nationalities, label as separatist and that of the pro-democracy forces that are unable to accept the ethnic nationalities as equals, in their obsession to overthrow the illegitimate regime.

TU strike hits life in West Bengal, Kerala

Functioning of government establishments was affected on Tuesday by the countrywide general strike called by eight central trade unions including Congress-affiliated INTUC against price rise, alleged violation of labour laws and disinvestment in PSUs.

People with diabetes up to 2-3 times higher risk of TB

People with diabetes are at a high risk of tuberculosis (TB). "There are several studies that have been done, there are systematic reviews that have been done which indicates that people with diabetes might have 2 to 3 times higher risk of getting TB" said Dr Anil Kapur, President of the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF). "Not only that, patients with TB and associated diabetes have increased mortality

Defence, trade ties figure in Polish PM’s talks

India and Poland discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relationship especially in the fields of defence and trade and investment during a series of meetings between Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Indian leadership in New delhi on Tuesday.

Julia Gillard forms the government in Australia

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s second term in office became secure on Tuesday, after her winning the support of two independent lawmakers from rural Australia to form a minority Labor government.

Canadian Minister raises illegal migration issue with India

Canada on Tuesday sought deeper cooperation from India in checking illegal migration and combating unscrupulous agents involved in defrauding Indians wanting to go to that country for greener pastures.

Angelina Jolie visits Pakistan’s flood-hit areas to highlight needs of flood victims

The UNHCR goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visited flood-hit areas in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday.