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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Commonwealth Summit was a huge success for Sri Lanka and President Mahinda Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapakse’s 7-day official visit to Australia to attend the 22nd Summit of Commonwealth Heads of State was a very successful one in all aspects. During this visit, other than his deliberations at the Summit, the President also held bilateral discussions with several world leaders including the Australian Prime Minister Mrs. Julia Gillard, and was capable of allaying misconceptions about Sri Lanka held by many Heads of State and to apprise them the factual situation about Sri Lanka and its people.

India’s No 1 private university starts operations in Colombo

The SRM University, considered as the leading private university in India, has commenced its operations in Colombo. “SRM’s arrival will help strengthen historic relations with our neighbour India due to the knowledge transfer benefits we will gain” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Birth of seven billionth baby, a girl, celebrated in India

Child rights organisation Plan India, on Monday, celebrated the birth of Nargis, the world's symbolic seven billionth baby. Resident of Dhanaur village in Mall block of Lucknow.

Effective vaccines are much needed shots in the arm of TB control

Around 2 billion people or one third of the world population are estimated to be infected with the TB bacterium and are at risk of developing the disease. One in every 10-20 of those people will become sick with active TB in his or her lifetime. If not treated, each of these persons with active TB can infect 10 to 15 people in a year.

SC asks CBI why it did not oppose Kanimozhi, 4 others’ bail

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the CBI to explain on what basis it took decision not to oppose the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi and four others in the trial court in 2G scam.

Will Aung San Suu Kyi run for upcoming by-elections?

Burma' Nobel laureate and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi may perhaps contest for a parliament seat in an imminent by-election if her National League for Democracy (NLD) party decided to re-register itself to enter politics, the NLD spokesman Nyan Win said yesterday.

Chidambaram appeals for end to Manipur blockade

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday appealed to the agitating groups in Manipur to withdraw their over three-month-old blockade of national highways and assured action on the report of the District Reorganisation Commission (DRC).

Flood Situation in Bangkok

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs has requested Sri Lankan nationals intending to visit Thailand at this point of time to do so only if it is urgent and necessary travel.

Burma: Local Authorities In Kachin State Issue New Order Regulating Bible Study, Sunday School, Fasting And Prayer

Burmese authorities are imposing new restrictions on religious activities in Kachin State. On 14 October, 2011 the Chairman of Maw Wan Ward in Phakant Township, Kachin State sent a letter to local churches, titled “Concerning Christians conducting cultural training”.

Feed Your Child Well: Prevent Pneumonia

Pneumonia is the leading global killer of children under five, responsible for almost 1.6 million deaths per year, which is about one-fifth of all paediatric deaths around the world.


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