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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2834

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Maldives President welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi´s release

President Nasheed has welcomed the Burmese authorities´ decision to release Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest calling it a "historic step forward for freedom and democracy in Burma."

Govt to buy 1 ton gold for $ 45 million

In a bid to ensure the country’s macroeconomic stability and supply of the yellow metal in the domestic market, the government has announced to buy gold worth $ 45 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Congress leadership discusses Raja issue, Opposition onslaught

Top leadership of the Congress, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi, on Sunday held consultations in the backdrop of the combined opposition demand for the removal of Telecom Minister A. Raja from the Union Cabinet for his role in 2G spectrum allocation.

Sri Lankan women in Italy appeals for clemency to Rizana Nafeek

Sri Lanka Women Organization in Italy has appealed to Saudi Monarch to grant clemency to the Sri Lankan House maid Rizana Nafeek.

Sri Lanka to build three lakes to prevent Colombo from flooding

Sri Lankan authorities have recently come up with a plan to build three more lakes in the suburbs of Colombo after torrential rains flooding the city and submerging country’s parliament on November 11th.

Stand up for rights, democracy, Suu Kyi urges supporters

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi urged thousands of supporters on Sunday to seek democracy in military-ruled Myanmar and stand up for their rights, reports from Yangon said.

Asian games: Beijing horse ban angers Indian delegation

An Indian delegation launched a stinging attack against China's quarantine authorities for refusing to clear their horses to compete at the Asian Games.

WFB confab recalls first Buddhist mission to Germany

The World Fellowship of Buddhists conference now on in Colombo recalls the first Buddhist Mission to war-ravaged Germany 57 years ago. The WFB which Professor Gunapala Malalasekera founded in 1950 motivated a group of dedicated Sri Lankan Buddhists to form the Lanka Dharmadutha Society for the spread of Buddhism in war-ravaged Germany.

Diabetes, a leading threat to global health and development

World Diabetes Day is the best opportunity there is to draw attention to the silent killer that is diabetes. Celebrated every year on 14 November, World Diabetes Day was initiated in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes poses to the global community.

Germany hits out at Ramesh over attack on its cars

Germany has strongly objected to Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh’s scathing attack on German luxury cars like Mercedes Benz and BMW and asserted that German automakers are known for ground-breaking fuel efficiency standards.

Myanmar junta pardoned Aung San Suu Kyi and given amnesty unconditionally - Government media

The Home Ministry of Myanmar granted pardon to Aung San Suu Kyi, given amnesty unconditionally and was released accordingly, revealed the official organ of the government of Myanmar.

Veteran Telugu film producer D V S Raju (82) passes away

Veteran Telugu film producer D.V.S. Raju (82) passed away in a hospital at Hyderabad on Saturday after illness for nearly a fortnight.

Bring Tuberculosis Out Of The Dark Into Light...

... So said Gerry Elsdon, the very svelte TV broadcaster from South Africa, during the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance), during the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health, Berlin, Germany (11-15 November 2010).

Sri Lanka to contest Gold Medalist Manju Wanniarachchi's second test

Sri Lankan authorities are to contest the results of the second test (B Sample) taken from Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Gold Medalist Manju Wanniarachchi's second test (B Sample).