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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2789

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Commission on AIDS in Asia report improved responses locally

The Commission on AIDS in Asia report (March 2008) gave an Asian perspective to HIV epidemic and had put forth evidence-based recommendations to improve HIV responses locally.

Weekly Spotlight: Unanimous on self- benefit

Unanimity among Maldives’ Parliamentarians is a rare thing to come by but not when it comes to jacking up their own salaries and allowances.

Occupational safety health training for waste management

The ILO is promoting a Green Jobs Initiative aiming to strengthen work which can contribute to greening the environment and an Occupational Safety Health training for waste management – a Green Jobs initiative of the Western Province Waste Management Authority is being carried out.

Rajiv Gandhi killers: TN assembly resolution not binding

The resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly asking President Pratibha Patil to review the mercy petitions of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's killers was not binding, Law Minister Salman Khurshid said in New delhi on Tuesday.

The Muslim community of Sri Lanka joints its brothers in faith the world over to celeberate Eid

President Mahinda Rajapaksa states Sri Lanka’s Muslim community has contributed much to the progress of the Motherland; Sri Lankan Muslims have lived in harmony with people of other religions and ethnicities.

Brief History of Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace is the immediate person comes to mind in the event of the need of any document to be officially certified. The post of Justice of the Peace is an honorary title in Sri Lanka assigned to respectable personalities in recognition of their valuable service to the country. It is imperative to study the history as to how this responsible title came into effect.

Tape linking Bhushans to shady deal with judge genuine: Delhi police

In a blow to Team Anna which has been fighting against corruption, Delhi police is understood to have concluded that the controversial CD purportedly having lawyer Shanti Bhushan's conversations with political leaders Mulayam Yadav and Amar Singh is genuine and not fake as alleged.

Why only Rajapaksa?

Some print media as well as news sites have criticized president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, for visiting Libya, which he did on the invitation of Muammar Qaddafi. They also did not fail to publish a photograph in which President Rajapaksa stands shoulder to shoulder with the Libyan president Qaddafi, inspecting a guard of honor to the Sri Lankan president.

BJP slams Govt for bypassing Gujarat CM in appointing Lokayukta

Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday led party MPs from Gujarat protesting outside Parliament House against the appointment of Lokayukta in the state by the Governor without consulting the Narendra Modi government and demanded her removal for "bypassing" established norms.

Burma must consider favourably ethnic people’s proposals for peace-talks

Burma’s President Thein Sein government broadcasted a statement on 18 August concerning peace talks; it urged all rebel groups to get in touch with regional governments to initiate dialogue. According to the government, it would be forming a body to deal with ethnic armed-groups in quest of peace talks.

Gaiety, prayers mark Eid celebrations in India

Muslims across India celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday, after the moon was sighted on Tuesday evening, kicking off feasts and festivities.