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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2707

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Prof. G.L.Peiris arrives in New York with officials to participate in the UN General Assembly session

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L.Peris has already arrived in New York to participate in the 66th session of the UN General Assembly. He will be part of the delegation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who too has left for New York from Colombo on Saturday evening.

Don’t read too much in support for Modi fast: Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Saturday her support to Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi's fast was an "expression of goodwill" and dismissed suggestions about a change in the political dynamics behind her gesture.

Banking Sector in Turmoil again: Disastrous role of rogue traders in Casino Banking

Up until Wednesday, Kweku Adoboli, the Ghanian-born, London-based UBS investment banker was a model employee – a model banker to be precise, at least in the eyes of both his peers and superiors.

Congress leader Vaghela’s counter-fast on footpath

Gujarat Congress leaders Shankersinh Vaghela and Arjun Modhvadia embarked on a Satyagrah fast on Saturday to counter Narendra Modi’s ‘sadbhavna fast.’

Letter from America: Muslim Identity and Demography in Arakan

Part 1: The Rohingya Identity and Hatemongering by Rakhine Racists

Khin Maung Saw’s article “Islamization of Burma through Chittagonian Bengalis as Rohingya Refugees” is a revisionist attempt by a deranged chauvinist Magh to rewrite the history of the Muslims of Arakan. Racism and bigotry are written all over the article.

India extends support to anti-Gaddafi council

India on Saturday said it supports the Transitional National Council (TNC) of Libya and expressed willingness to extend all possible assistance to the Libyan people in their political transition, rebuilding and reconstruction activities.

Maldives’ elusive MDG 3

The Maldives has performed impressively towards achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) way ahead of the 2015 deadline but the country is struggling to reach the third goal—gender equality and women’s empowerment -- in a country beset by religious extremism, biased laws and widespread violence against women.

After veil, France bans street prayers by Muslims

A ban on praying in French streets came into effect on Friday, with thousands of the nation's Muslim faithful being moved to temporary alternative spaces for their day of prayer.

Tools to manage Asthma exist,but not reaching many: Report

The Global Asthma Report 2011 shows the tools to manage asthma exist but are not reaching many of the 235 million people affected. Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and also affects adults.

Low-intensity bomb blast rips through Agra hospital

A low-intensity bomb blast at a private hospital in Agra on Saturday evening left at least 15 people injured.

India to back Palestinian bid for UN membership

India will support a Palestinian bid for membership of the United Nations at a meeting of the General Assembly scheduled for later this month, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said in New Delhi on Friday.