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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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Cancun summit: Global warning key issue

World governments aimed to unclog the long-stalled talks on climate change as they opened a two-week United Nations summit in Mexico on Monday, warning that the dangers of global warming were already becoming a reality.

Colombo Stock Market rebounds upon a deadline extension

Sri Lanka stock Indices boosted over 150 points on Tuesday the November 30 with a healthy turnover as regulator extended the deadline given to brokers to clear credit given to clients.

Suspected terrorist involved in the Sri Lankan Cricket team attack in Lahore arrested

In a major breakthrough, the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Pakistan has arrested a key terror suspect, alleged to be involved in the March 2009 brazen attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, that left six players injured and six escorting policemen dead.

Radia tapes leak: Probe ordered by CBDT

Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is inquiring into alleged leak of tapes of telephone conversations between corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and politicians, journalists and industrialists.

Seat allotments to NRI's in a fradulent Manner:Madras HC Imposed cost to 18 Engineering Colleges

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has fined Rs one lakh to 18 self financed engineering colleges in the state for making illegal and fraudulent admissions under the Non-Resident Indian(NRI) quota even before the issuance of government guidelines for academic year 2009-2010.

“Bought brides” sexploited in Haryana

A shocking story of how brides brought from outside Haryana were being sexually exploited, has come to surface.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka agrees to promote bilateral high level partnership

Leaders of Pakistan and Sri Lanka agreed to promote a dialogue on security and defence issues relevant to their bilateral relationship, including through high-level contacts between Defence Forces and the training of Security Forces personnel.

Row over gold plating in Tirupathi temple walls: AP HC restrains the work

The Andhra Pradesh High Court (APHC) has restrained the Tirumala-Tirupathi Devasthanam to carry out the work of gold plating on the walls of the temple.

New peace initiative

Late Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin’s son Yuval Rabin and a well known businessman, Koby Huberman have proposed a response to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative: A Palestinian state based on 1967 borders, with Jerusalem ‘the home of two capitals’.

Congress in Andhra broken into two:YSR Jagan and his Mother quits the party- decides to float new political outfit

Former Congress MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy who is son of Andhra Paradesh late Chief Minister YSR Rajasekara Reddy has resigned his MP post and is planning to enter the Legislative Assembly from Pulivendula constituency, presently represented by his mother Y.S. Vijayamma.

New Science, New Hope: Microbicides and HIV prevention

At the forthcoming Biennial Conference of the Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH) in Maynooth, Ireland, one of the two keynote guest lectures - The John Kevany Memorial lecture - will be delivered by Dr Zeda Rosenberg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) on "New Science, New Hope: Giving Women Power over HIV/AIDS." The microbicides refer to a new type of product being developed that people could use vaginally or rectally to protect themselves from HIV and possibly other sexually transmitted infections.

Human Rights and now Animal Rights?

Srilal Miththapala, Project Director, SWITCH ASIA Programme – Greening Sri Lanka, CCC Solutions (Pvt) Ltd again speaking on the death of the tusker indicated that in spite of repeated calls from renowned elephant scientists such as Dr Preethiviraj, Dr Devaka Weerakoon that translocation is NOT a solution to the human elephant conflict, the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC) continues this short sighted ‘quick fix ‘ solution of trans-locating elephants .

Supreme Court questions appointment of tainted CVC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday embarrassed the government by questioning the tenability of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P. J. Thomas supervising the CBI's investigations into the 2G spectrum scandal as he himself was the Telecom Secretary at the time of 2G spectrum allocation.