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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 891

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2G Spectrum Scam: The arrest of Raja would not make him Guilty- Karunanidhi stands behind the accused

The ruling DMK and it chief M Karunanidhi stood behind tainted former IT minister A Raja and described his arrest by CBI has said "mere arrest" would not make him(Raja) guilty.

Progress Made by Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) in Implementing the Recommendations of the LLRC

Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs briefed the progress made by the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) in implementing the recommendations of the LLRC.

Karzai, Manmohan Singh discuss bilateral issues


Amid India's concern over some aspects of the transition process in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai held discussions in New Delhi on Thursday on a range of bilateral and regional issues, including the common threat of terrorism.

Sri Lanka to amend laws to tighten grip on private hospitals

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health, has appointed a 12-member to study and propose recommendations to amend the outdated the Private Medical Institutions (Registrations) Act no 21 of 2006, to facilitate proper regulation of the booming private health sector.

Mubarak under pressure for early transition after deaths in protests

Gunmen fired on anti-government protesters in Cairo, where fighting killed six and wounded over 800 and prompted new calls on Thursday from Western powers for President Hosni Mubarak to start handing over power immediately.

Sri Lankan Independence Day; Growing pains continue

Sri Lanka is yet to realize its full potential as a free nation. Whatever one might say, the ethnic discord that the country has experienced for a considerable period of time seems to be one of the principal reasons for the country to suffer from growing pains even at the ripe old age of 63.

$2 billion-a-year military aid from U.S. to Egypt at the expense of human rights/democracy


When US Defense Secretary Robert Gates was asked by the media in Cairo, Egypt 05 May 2009 following his meetings with President Hosni Mubarak and his top defense team whether the U.S. military aid to that country was linked to human rights, he said the “position of the (Obama) administration is that as an example the foreign military financing that's in the (US) budget should be without conditions. And that is our sustained position”.

Tanks and Reservoirs in North Central Sri Lanka are in the verge of bursting

The North Western Province of Sri Lanka is facing a emergency and critical situation with several major tanks and reservoirs threatened with the possibility of bursting due to the continuous heavy rains.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa calls for attitudanal change to realise true freedom and progress

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the nation at the sixty third Independence Day celebrations held in Kataragama today (February 4, 2011) stressed that the people of our country must change their attitudes about future progress of the country, similar to the manner in which they began to think afresh about achieving victory over the forces of terror.

World leaders send warm greeting to Sri Lanka on Independence Day

Several countries including the United States of America, Pakistan, Singapore, Myanmar and Cambodia have sent messages of felicitation to Sri Lanka on its sixty third Anniversary of Independence.

Sri Lanka’s growth is strengthening – IMF

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluding its fifth review of Sri Lanka's economic performance under a program supported by a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), Thursday (February 3,2011) said that the growth of the emerging Indian Ocean nation's economy was strengthening.

DRP fielding highest women candidates at tomorrow’s polls

The main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) is fielding the highest number of women candidates at the local council elections tomorrow.

Sri Lanka: Central Bank to issue new currency notes today

The first set of Sri Lanka’s currency notes under the new series will be ceremonially released by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Deyata Kirula Exhibition in Buttala today 4 February.

Ruling UPFA challenges rejection of nomination papers to a local body elections

The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance has challenged the rejections of its nomination papers filed to participate in the elections to a Local body.

Sixty per cent of people living with HIV in India die due to TB

Sixty per cent of people living with HIV in India are losing their life because of a preventable and curable cause: tuberculosis (TB). India's largest network of people living with HIV (Indian Network of people living with HIV - INP+) held a meeting recently with Cepheid, and Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the co-developers of a new rapid 100 minute TB diagnostic test (GeneXpert), to push for quick roll-out and better costing. Representatives from India's national TB programme (officially called "Revised National TB Control Programme - RNTCP") also attended the meet.

Canadian political arena invaded by LTTE terror network

Conservatives in Canada have a long tradition of opposing world’s most ruthless terror outfit- the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) as well as all other militant movements like Hamas, Hezbollah, Taliban and Al-Qaida.


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