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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2783

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Oh To be Born Free - Without the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Every child has the right to be born HIV negative, even though one or both of the parents may be living with HIV. According to the UNAIDS 2011 report, there has been a 50% decline in the number of new HIV infections in India which fell from 2.4% to around 1.21% in 2009.

Sri Lanka Motor Vehicle Summit in Tokyo concludes successfully

Sri Lanka Motor Vehicle Summit organized for the first time in Tokyo by the Sri Lanka Business Council of Japan (SLBCJ), jointly with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo, was concluded last week. The Summit attracted the attention of leading motor traders in Japan and Sri Lanka. Over 100 motor traders participated which included 26 participants from Sri Lanka.

Kudankulam n-project cannot be kept idle, says PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant, whose commissioning has been stalled due to protests, cannot be allowed to remain "idle" when the nation has sunk an amount of Rs 14,000 crore on the project.

“Sri Lankan war panel clears military of civilian deaths”

The LLRC has done its job. The LLRC Report has cleared its appointing authority, President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, of any and all wrongdoing in the conduct of the Fourth Eelam War.

Doubts on passage of Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare tells PM

Anna Hazare on Saturday wrote a fresh letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying doubts have arisen over whether Lokpal Bill will be passed by December 23 when Parliament session gets over and threatened to go ahead with his proposed fast and 'jail bharo' agitation.

Spectrum scam: Swamy says Chidambaram should be made accused for collusion with A. Raja

New Delhi, 18 December (Asian
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Saturday told a Delhi court that Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram should be made an accused in the 2G Spectrum case as he had jointly taken the decision of spectrum prices with former telecom minister A Raja, the key accused in the case.

Quintessential devolution at grass root levels

Devolution in its most acclaimed version provided everyone the capacity to pursue life, liberty and happiness within meaningful levels. The impression I took away from Jaffna was that the average man and woman seemed better equipped for that task after an epoch of lethal militarism that traumatized many.

Nature at Its Funniest!: It’s Raining Apples in England

In England, we are familiar with the well-hackneyed phrase, ‘it is raining cats and dogs’ – when it is raining very heavily, of course. The mystery surrounding the origin of the phrase deepened further on Monday evening, when the residents of Coventry, a metropolitan borough in England, witnessed the ‘fruity’ equivalent of the phenomenon, much to the amazement of the folks in the city and beyond its borders.