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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Sri Lanka’s 1,000MW Trincomalee Coal Power Plant deal to be sealed next month

The severely-delayed agreements on 1GW Sampur Coal Power Plant and the Anuradhapura High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) under-sea cable link to India, which are nearly two years behind schedule, are to be concluded by end October.

TN police arrests Lankan Tamils on suspicion in Chennai

Sathyalaya Ramakrishnan reporting from Chennai

Chennai, 21 September, ( The Special team in the Tamil Nadu Police, 'Q' Branch, dealing with cases of terrorism and extremism have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils on suspicion at Parrys Corner area in the city.

Robbers target Sohar showroom yet again

Thieves burgled a showroom in Sohar on Monday night, and decamped with mechanical goods (value still being ascertained) from the showroom of Technical Supplies International Company LLC (TECS), a major industrial products distribution company.

Death threat to Jayalalithaa: CBI probe sought-Memorandum submitted to PM

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Parliament Members (MP'S) on Monday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, seeking Central Bureau Investigation(CBI) probe in to the death threats received by their party supremo J Jayalalithaa.

Australia, UK wary of terror attack but Taiwan plays it cool

Australia and Britain on Monday warned their citizens about possible terror attacks in New Delhi but Taiwan underplayed the shooting of two of its citizens in the city a day earlier.

UN High Level Summit On Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

With just a year to go, the countdown to the UN Summit on Non Communicable Diseases (to be held in September, 2011 in Brussels) has already begun.

Old Age Pension Scandal: CBI arrested 11 Postmen in Chennai

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested 11 Postmen, on charges of collecting bribe to disburse old age pension amount to concern persons.

Sri Lanka urges Sudan to consider ratifying Convention Against Torture and moratorium on the execution of death penalty

Sri Lanka has urged Sudan to consider ratifying the Convention Against Torture, and seriously consider at least a moratorium on the execution of the death penalty, in recognition of its policy of promoting and protecting human rights.

Community Participation is must in Strategic Health Communications

‘South East Asia (SEA) is a region that confronts frequent natural disasters -floods, earthquakes, droughts and tsunamis, which is in addition to Health Emergencies under Communicable Diseases. Communication preparedness for public health, when a disaster strikes, allows us to proactively assist as well as mobilize partner agencies, families and communities in mitigating the impact of such natural disasters.’ said, Dr. Mr. Deepak Gupta, Strategic Health Communication Specialist and Ms. Anusha Agarwal, Development & Health Advocate/Researcher, Delhi University on their recent finalized paper “Emergency Preparedness through Strategic Helath Communications.”

DMK will face Jayalalithaa democratically: Party carders were not coward to send threat letters - K Kanimozhi MP

The ruling DMK's Rajaya Sabha MP and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter M K Kanimozhi has denied the allegations that DMK party men were indulging violence against former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and sending threat letters to her life.

India’s Foreign Minister Krishna to lobby for UNSC seat in New York

This week will be one of the busiest weeks for Indian diplomats this year. External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be in New York from September 22 to 30 for United General Assembly meeting. At the same time, officials, led by Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, will be dealing with an exhaustive list of meetings and campaigns. Krishna will hold meetings with almost 15 multilaterals, with requests coming for 48 bilateral meetings — from Guyana President to Bangladesh foreign minister.

Malaysia government opens school for pregnant teens, growing menace now

Muslim majority Malaysia is plagued by teenage pregnancies and large baby-dumping cases, more than half of dumped babies found dead. The Malaysian government, in a way to find a solution to the problem, has opened a school for pregnant teens, called “School of Hope” (Sekolah Harapan) and also plans including sex education in school syllabus-- a much debated move for parents who fear it would promote sexual behaviors at a young age.

Swamy Nithyanantha Sex Scandal:Video footage was Morphed-Actres Ranjitha

The famous cine actress Ranjitha who was in compromising position with swamy Nithyanantha has said the video footage's shown in some television channel was morphed after promising to give a statement against Nithyananda.

Judgment on Ayodhya site:Karunanidhi urges the people of the country to ensure peace

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi has urged people to ensure tranquillity whatever the judgment on the Ayodhya issue might be.