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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2647

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Pilgrimages are to call divine intervention to mitigate human suffering

In the normal human behavior, faith in religions are hope driven and people as they are normally full of grievances, difficulty and worry, implore divine intervention to get rid of these grievances and difficulties or at least mitigate them in life.

Four students, school principal drowned during science trip

Four grade nine students including their school principal drowned in a lagoon off Huraa island in Kaafu atoll in the Maldives during a school fisheries science excursion, shocking the entire country and also raising queries if the school had proper safeguards in place.

Anna Hazare to tour poll-bound States

A day after Anna Hazare strongly pitched for the Right to Reject clause in elections, the Gandhian has stated that he would tour all the poll-bound states. Many States are having assembly polls next year.

Jaffna International Trade Fair 2012

The Jaffna peninsula has become the most lucrative destination in the country for business after the three decade long conflict and now remains a virgin market with many opportunities for private commercial enterprise to make inroads into a vast potential market for investors both in and outside the peninsula and also by the international investors.

Israel before and after 9/11

The 9/11 terror attack in the US occurred one year after the start of second Intifada, by the Palestinians, in Israel. Then Israel had a new prime minister, Ariel Sharon and likewise the United States had a new president, George W. Bush. Bush’s father George H. W. Bush had been very tough on Yitzhak Shamir’s Likud government, withholding $ 10 billion in vital economic guarantees.

3 killed in police firing on Dalit protesters in Tamil Nadu

Three persons were killed in police firing in Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram district in caste-sensitive south Tamil Nadu while several others including senior police officials were injured in stone pelting incidents that led to the firing on Sunday afternoon.

UPFA CMC elections candidate meets Archbishop of Colombo

Milinda Moragoda,UPFA Candidate for the up-coming Colombo Municipal Council elections made a curtsey visit to his Eminence, Most Rev Dr Ranjith Cardinal Malcolm, Archbishop of Colombo at archbishops house .

US diplomat in “racist comment’ leaves Chennai

US Vice-Consul Maureen Chao, who was involved in a row for her remarks of “dirty and dark” Tamilians, has decided to leave India.

Minister Devananda’s Contribution for upliftment of Agriculture Commendable –

Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, the Governor of the Northern Province stated that the service extended by Douglas Devananda Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development towards the development of agriculture was beyond excellence and those engaged in agriculture in the North should appreciate his commendable service.

U.S. Embassy Honors September 11th Victims

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Patricia A. Butenis today honored victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001, through an inter-faith memorial service at her residence.

Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets Lower Child Mortality From Malaria

A new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington shows that insecticide treated bed nets (ITN) have a dramatic effect on child mortality due to malaria, reducing it by 23%. The study, “Net benefits: a multi-country analysis of observational data examining associations between insecticide-treated mosquito nets and health outcomes,” was published in PLoS (Public Library of Science) Medicine recently.

Pass TN Cabinet resolution on Rajiv killers : Karunanidhi

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi wants the ruling AIADMK should pass 'on humanitarian grounds' a resolution at its Cabinet meeting urging the President to reconsider clemency petitions of the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi and forward it to Governor K Rosaiah.