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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Globally one in ten people or 650 million has a disability

International Labour Organization (ILO) Colombo Office in a dispatch indicate that Juan Somavia, Director General; ILO as saying that the focus on "Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond".

Death of another elephant

Srilal Miththapala, Animal and Nature enthusiast and Elephant Lover indicated that another tragic death is reported from the Gomagala/ Hambegamuwa area.

South Delhi gang rape of BPO girl: Fourth accused arrested

Intelligent detective work by Delhi police has helped to crack the gangrape of a BPO girl in the South Delhi area of Dhaula Kuan last week around midnight. A 25-year-old man, who was absconding in the call-centre gangrape case, was arrested from a Haryana village while a hot pursuit is on to apprehend the gang leader who is evading police.

Considerable gains in the stock market indices

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that the week came as a breather as the indices gained considerably compared to the previous week after recording losses consistently. All Share Price Index (ASPI) gained by 2.61% up by 166.61 points to end at 6547.68. Relaxation in credit guidelines by SEC coupled with refund of Laugfs boosted the market.

Mubarak set to retain power in Egypt

Amid a boycott of elections by two main opposition parties over alleged fraud and rigging, Egypt on Saturday held parliamentary runoffs that are likely to hand over victory to the party of President Hosni Mubarak who has been in power for the last 29 years.

Zardari seems to have outwitted America

Till 9/11 Gen Musharraf was in bad books of USA and was sneered at. Once he agreed to fulfill American agenda in the region, he became the blue-eyed boy and remained so as long as he obeyed its commands. Once he became politically weak after March 2007 and started expressing his inability to cede ground on certain core issues, it irritated Washington.

2G Spectrum Scam: Why Central Govt. had not arrested tainted minister A Raja - Jayalalithaa questions

The All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Ms J Jayalalithaa has questioned that why the central government had not arrested former union Telecom Minister A Raja, Who is the main person for one lakh seventy six crores loss to the exchequer by allotting 2G spectrum to private companies in a cheaper rate.

New vistas in Higher Education to herald in a Knowledge Economy: Investments in Higher Education now open

Sri Lanka will herald in a new era of Knowledge Economy with the proposed educational reforms, which would undoubtedly form the stepping stone in the Indian Ocean Island’s walk towards a five-fold mega global hub in Aviation, Shipping, Energy, Commerce and Knowledge.