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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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Sai Baba Maha Samathi declared open for darshan: Devotees throng

Sri Satya Saibaba's Maha Samathi in Puttaparthi was declared open on Friday. Thousands of devotees visited the Samadhi for worship.

Mumbai blasts: CCTV footage helps cops find scooter with explosive

Two days after three serial blasts rocked the financial capital of the country, Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Friday said 11 CDs of the CCTV footage of the Mumbai blasts are under investigation, and added that the investigators have identified a scooter in which one of the bombs was planted.

Playing politics with one’s life

The justice system in Saudi Arabia is different from what is being practiced in Sri Lanka and it is based on Sharia law. Once a death sentence is passed on someone for murder it goes through various processes until the higher court confirm the judgment.

PM, Home Minister talking in different voices, BJP charges

Upping the ante against the government on the Mumbai serial blast case, the BJP on Friday said divisions within Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet and misuse of the intelligence agencies for settling political scores have led to failure in combating terror.

Burma’s Kachin people demand political dialogue instead of war

How much time does Burma need to initiate national reconciliation, a transition to democracy and full respect for human rights? The cost of further delay will be paid in thousands of innocent lives, lost opportunities and prolonged civil war.

"Ban all forms of tobacco - smokeless and smoking both": Experts

Tobacco control experts of the country have expressed their concern on the notified pictorial warnings for smoke tobacco. The experts feel that they are in no way an improvement on the existing ones.

Spectrum scam: Raja to wait for defence till CBI probe is over

Former Telecom minister A Raja on Friday expressed reluctance in starting his defence on charges in the 2G spectrum scam till the probe against him is completed by the CBI.

2011 WHO Global Tobacco Epidemic Report: Warns About Dangers Of Tobacco Use

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2011, which is the third in a series of WHO reports on the status of global tobacco control policy implementation.

Sri Lanka Congratulates the New State of the Republic of Southern Sudan

As a special envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prof. Tissa Vitharana, the Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs participated at the Inauguration Ceremony of Africa’s 54th newest nation, the ‘Republic of Southern Sudan’ on 9th July 2011 at its capital Juba.

‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ in US Congress: Why is Sri Lanka behind in Research, Investigation & Public Diplomacy

The principal character behind the screening of the Channel 4 documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Field’, a very good propaganda ploy the pro-eelamists in the United States unleashed, at the US Congress in Washington for American lawmakers and their staffers was Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern.