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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Checking price rise: Sonia Gandhi talks to Food Minister

Concerned over high food inflation, Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday discussed with Food Minister KV Thomas steps required to check price rise besides reviewing progress on the proposed Food Security legislation.

TB Partnerships: Whole is greater than the sum of its parts

A report released online earlier this week states that effective partnerships can improve tuberculosis responses globally. The summary report, titled, "Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts", was also distributed at the 42nd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Lille, France.

Hit by graft charges, Team Anna decides to fight back

Battered by allegations of financial misconduct, the core committee of Team Anna met on Saturday but ruled out disbanding itself saying it will not be cowed down by government's "attempts to target its members".

A Story about a Story

One of the penetrating novels that I have ever read was Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. When I read it for the first time, sometime back, Okonkwo’s character reminded me of Silidu in Leonard Wolf’s Village in the Jungle. The tragedy of Okonkwo and Silidu was determined by the conditions of colonial transition in two societies, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, then Ceylon.

Sri Lanka revises Petroleum Prices due to continuous increase in the price of petroleum products in the international market.

Sri Lanka’s State Petroleum distributor, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has announced that the prices of petroleum products have been revised with effect from midnight tonight 29th October.

U.S. Government Supports Transport and Healthcare in the Eastern Province

In support of two important sectors in the Eastern Province – transportation and healthcare – the United States renovated a b us depot in Vakarai, handed over newly refurbished buses to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) and provided a new incinerator to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.

The Unthinkable: EU going before China with cap in hand

The representatives of the EU, who had been on a sentimental roller coaster during this week when the serious debt issue of some member states took a turn for the worse, seem to have collectively – and grudgingly - clutched at straws by the weekend; the head of the European rescue fund dropped the bombshell, when he said that the EU could issue bonds in yuan, much to the astonishment of the battered inhabitants of the EU.

The Unthinkable: EU going before China with cap in hand

The representatives of the EU, who had been on a sentimental roller coaster during this week when the serious debt issue of some member states took a turn for the worse, seem to have collectively – and grudgingly - clutched at straws by the weekend; the head of the European rescue fund dropped the bombshell, when he said that the EU could issue bonds in yuan, much to the astonishment of the battered inhabitants of the EU.

Letter from America: Col. Gaddafi’s Death

Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi died on October 20 on the way to a hospital in Misrata. An autopsy determined that he had bullet wounds to his chest and head. Apparently, he was killed by a Libyan captor with the rebel forces that had toppled his regime.


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