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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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Close US cooperation with Pak on fighting terrorism

While briefing media persons, US State department spokesman, Mark Toner, was asked about the terror attack on US Embassy in Kabul and Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson statement that statements like that of Leon Edward Panetta, US Secretary of Defence, could affect cooperation in security and other issues.

State expenses 20 percent higher than income: FM

In what could be disturbing new for the Maldives’ struggling economy, the state expenses from January to September this year has shot up by 20 percent against the income, the latest statistics say.

Spectrum scam: Kanimozhi moves court again for bail

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s daughter and Rajya Sabha MP, Kanimozhi, arrested for her alleged role in 2G spectrum allocation scam, on Friday moved a Delhi court for bail, her second attempt to get the relief.

Sadun Arana National Program

Another step of "Sandun Arana National Programme" which operates under the guidance of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources & Touchwood plc has been recently launched at the Namal Uyana World heritage Place under the patronage of Ven Wanawasi Rahula & First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksha to handover the Sandalwood plants to be planted in the Namal Uyana temple.

Politics of fast in Gujarat : It’s Narendra Modi Vs Vaghela

With Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela all set to begin their three-day fast in Ahmedabad on Saturday, the city has virtually turned into a fortress.

Cervical and Breast Cancers: Killers On The Prowl

A week before the United Nations (UN) Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) open, reviewing outcomes of a new global analysis on breast and cervical cancers is warranted. In developing nations, breast and cervical cancers are rapidly replacing complications from pregnancy and childbirth as the leading causes of death in women below 50 years of age.

Jayalalithaa deplores protest against n-power plant

The agitators fasting for the closure of the 1000 MW Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant were given a dressing down by Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa who described the reactor quite safe.

Sri Lanka has won the 2nd place in the 2011 International Science and Maths Olympiad held in the Philippines

Sri Lanka has won the 2nd place in the 2011 International Science and Maths Olympiad contest held in the Philippines. Sri Lanka has won 18 medals including 2 Gold Medals. This is the first time that Sri Lanka has won a gold medal from an Olympiad contest. 235 elementary students from 13 countries in Asia participated in the event.

India has indigenous Islamist terrorist threat: US report

There is a dangerous growth of indigenous Islamist terrorism in India despite New Delhi's reluctance to openly acknowledge it, a US Congressional report has said, adding leading such group is Indian Mujahideen.

ISA and Emergency Declarations Repeal in Malaysia: First step among many towards complete reform

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has welcomed the announcement of the Malaysian Prime Minister to repeal the Internal Security Act (ISA) and three emergency declarations.

Sweden to invest more in champions of freedom, democracy activists and human rights defenders

The Swedish Government is increasing its already high level of support for democracy and human rights by reinforcing some very topical special targeted investments in the budget with approximately SEK 90 million.