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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Dorothy Rodham (92), Mother of Hillary Clinton passed away

Dorothy Rodham, the mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton passed away Tuesday at the age of 92.

Sri Lanka’s Fisheries Minister alleges Media Institution character assassinating him for condemning gun-culture in politics

Colombo, 02 November, ( Sri Lanka’s Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that a certain media institution has launched an exercise to character assassinate him since he made a speech condemning political gun culture, following the Mulleriya shooting in which the veteran politician Bharata Lakshman Premachandra was killed.

2G scam: Pranab meets PM, Sonia after new letter surfaces

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi after surfacing of his letter which suggested his ministry’s controversial March 25 note on 2G was revised after “consultations” with Cabinet Secretariat and the PMO.

The US views Pakistan a hindrance not a facilitator

The US and Afghan governments have arrived at a conclusion that Mullah Omar led Quetta Shura (QS) which influences Southern Afghanistan and Sirajuddin Haqqani led Haqqani Network (HN) which influences eastern Afghanistan are entirely controlled by ISI since the leadership of these outfits is sheltered in Quetta region and in North Waziristan (NW) respectively.

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka

Finally giant West Indies were all out for merely 61 runs against minnows Bangladesh in One day encounter!! Fowling is the (bad) performance of West Indies.

Protect the young ones from tuberculosis

Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, the CEO and owner of Vestergaard Frandsen (a company focused on achieving the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals of eradicating extreme poverty, combating infectious disease and reducing global warming) opened his Inaugural Lecture at the just concluded 42nd World Conference on Lung Health, by showing a video clip of a 14 years old poor African girl who contracted TB due to indoor pollution ridden home settings and died of it a few months ago.

Beware! Big boss is waiting to punish you......

The US Congress is sending a warning to all those 107 countries which supported Palestinian membership in the United Nations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by considering new legislation that would impose additional restrictions on American funding of the United Nations, cutting aid to the Palestinian Authority, and slashing military assistance to key foreign countries in retaliation to their support for the Palestinian bid for full UN membership.

Haqqani Network Commander Mali Khan Brought Under Terrorist Sanction

The Obama administration has added the top commander of the Pakistan-based Haqqani network to one its main terrorism blacklists.

Pakistan cricket shame: Salman Butt, Asif held guilty of match fixing

Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were convicted on Tuesday of fixing parts of a Test match in the most serious corruption scandal to hit the sport in more than a decade.

Private universities: Why oppose them?

The topic of private universities has surfaced again in Sri Lanka following government recognition of the private medical college, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe. There had been several arguments presented by both parties to prove their case. Those opposed to the private medical college primarily are medical doctors and in general undergraduates, leftist political parties, especially the JVP.

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.

An Open Letter to Malcolm Fraser

Dear Mr. Fraser,

I belong to a generation of South Asians who grew up with the Great Depression and became adults during the Second World War. As happened with most of the liberal-minded urban youth of that era, we were inspired by the Indian freedom movement led by Mahathma Gandhi and became innately anti-colonial in outlook. We were also, as most of the urban populace in the present day sub continent, avid followers of the game of cricket.