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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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Letter from America: The Coming Water Crisis

Nearly three-quarters of our earth is water of which only 2.5% is fresh water, and the remainder 97.5% is salt water. Of this fresh water nearly 70% (or 1.75% of total water) is frozen in the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland. The remainder 0.75% of the total water is perhaps the world’s most important resource that is found in lakes, rivers, reservoirs, underground aquifers and other sources.

Make Our Blue Planet Green: World Environment Day 2011

World Environment Day was first celebrated on 5th June in 1972, and has since become an important vehicle through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

Sarah Palin should visit Burma

Now that John McCain, the highest ranking US official, has paid a visit to the pariah state of Burma in the heels of Joseph Yun, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, we construe that it is logical for Sarah Palin, the former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Nominee should follow suit.

WB announces to downsize its office; Country Manager to replace Country Director Position

The World Bank has decided to merge the Nepal and Bangladesh country director positions to increase efficiency and achieve greater synergies between World Bank offices and staff based in the South Asia region.

Lin Na has done us, all Asian, proud, thank you Li Na!

On Saturday, No. 6 seed Li Na dethroned defending French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, 6-4, 7-6 (0), to win her first career Grand Slam title.

Embrace the Next Giant Leap in Computing – the Cloud

About a decade ago, if someone asked me where I had stored my photos, the answer would have been, “Oh, they are in the hard-drive,” a casual reference to a laptop or desktop. If a computer-literate friend asks the same question today, I will most certainly say, “They in the Cloud,” and the listener needs no further explanation; because, both of us know very well the physical realm we talk about – the Cloud.

Key suspect in 26/11 terror attack, Ilyas Kashmiri, killed in US attack

Ilyas Kashmiri,al-Qaida-linked terrorist who was a key suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, has been killed in a US Drone strike.

Rape charged leveled against the film director and LTTE supporter Sebastian Seeman: Actres Vijayalakshmi

The Chennai City Police has registered a rape case against Sri Lankan origin and strong supporter of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran and the Tamil film director Sebastian alias Seeman on a complaint lodged by famous cine actress Vijayalakshmi.

Baba Ramdev’s anti-graft fast: Congress hits out at RSS link

The Congress which has been giving undue importance to yoga Guru Baba Ramdev who has gone on an indefinite fast over corruption, suddenly changed track on Saturday and attacked him when it found an RSS-BJP link to the crusade.

Sri Lanka: Bus Strike halted as the main suspect in assault case arrested

The strike action launched by the private bus employees of Sri Lanka has been called off with immediate effect on Saturday.

Govt sets up help-lines for Indians stranded in Yemen

With over 10,000 Indians and PIOs (persons of Indian origin) still in violence-hit Yemen where nearly 200 people have been killed, India’s External Affairs Ministry has set up help-lines for them.

The worst is yet to come

The US in pursuit of its strategic and economic objectives in this part of the world arm twisted Gen Musharraf in September 2001 soon after 9/11 and made him do its bidding. Pakistan forces were pushed into the inferno of war on terror which was not Pakistan’s war. To start with, flames were lit on two extreme flanks resting in Baloch inhabited interior Balochistan and Pashtun inhabited FATA.

NATO deploys copters for raids in Libya

NATO employed attack helicopters to hit targets in Libya for the first time on Saturday, an alliance statement said.

Release water from Krishna River: Jayalalithaa requests AP Government

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday requested her Andhra Pradesh counterpart Kiran Kumar Reddy to order immediate release of water from Kandaleru reservoir to meet Chennai’s drinking water needs.

President Rajapaksa directs the BOI to grant Rs.1 Million to the family of Roshen Chanaka

The Sri Lanka’s investment facilitation agency, The Sri Lanka Board of Investments (BOI) had decided to grant Rs.1 million to the family of Roshen Chanaka, who died during clashes at the Katunayake Free Trade Zone recently, due to the protests carried out against the proposed private sector Pension Bill.

Police forcibly evict Baba Ramdev, supporters in midnight raid

Baba Ramdev’s fast against corruption came to an abrupt end on Saturday night when police forcibly evicted his supporters from the Ramlila Grounds venue using teargas shells and lathicharge. He was also told to leave Delhi and he left for his ashram in Haridwar.