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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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David Milliband Leaves Frontline Politics: is it the first step before quitting politics for good?

David Milliband, the once-powerful Labour politician in Britain, announced much-anticipated decision today at his home in North London, in the presence of his wife; he said he would not serve under Ed Milliband, his own younger brother. Mr Milliband has his own coded excuse too – he didn’t want to be a distraction for his brother.

Adivasis first to get Unique Identity numbers

Ten adivasis from the tribal hamlet of Tembhli in Maharashtra on Wednesday became the first to receive the Unique Identity Numbers from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, who said this would help the poor get the benefits of welfare projects.

Sri Lanka’s contingent awaits warm welcome at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi

India’s High Commissioner of India, Ashok K. Kantha assured warm welcome await for the Sri Lankan contingent at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi scheduled to be held from 3rd to 14th October.

Nuclear power-A reality in Srilanka soon

Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says Sri Lanka has begun a study to build a nuclear power plant to meet growing electricity demand and is in talks with Russia and other countries to get technology and training. He made these observations at a media briefing held in Colombo recently.

Supreme Court flays rampant corruption in CWG

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed “rampant corruption” in the Commonwealth Games beginning on Oct 3 and castigated the government for the collapse of the footbridge “like a pack of cards” near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Maintenance of Zoos – morally indefensible

It is time that right thinking people and animal welfare societies
take a strong stand against the establishment and maintenance of Zoos.

BWA endorses Naga peace accord

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) congratulated the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) on the signing of a peace accord between three nationalist groups in the Northeast Indian state of Nagaland on September 18. The three Naga groups are NNC/FGN, the GPRN/NSCN, and the NSCN/GPRN.

UK signals opposition to Maldives’ seabed claim

The UK Foreign Office signaled its “formal opposition” at the United Nations, to a Maldives’ claim for an expanded tract of the Indian Ocean seabed that may encroach upon British overseas territory, whilst exiled Chagos islanders continue to accuse Britain over their denied rights.

Than Shwe’s biography to be launched at EU Parliament by Nirj Deva MEP

Nirj Deva, Conservative MEP for South-East England, will host the launch of the first-ever biography of Burma’s dictator Senior General Than Shwe, by CSW’s East Asia specialist Benedict Rogers, at the European Parliament on 30 September.

Australian base jumper dies in Malaysia as parachute fails to open

An Australian base jumper who dived from Alor Setar Tower, also known as KL tower, Malaysia’s second tallest tower, was killed as her parachute failed to open. The 42-year-old Tantikey Lie Marion’s body is being flown home by the Australian High Commission.