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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2554

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Mining mafia behind killing of IPS officer, charges Congress leader

AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday observed that murder of IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh, allegedly by a suspected member of the mining mafia, was a well-planned conspiracy.

Tuberculosis Is A Women's Issue Too

On March 8, and across the world the International Women's Day is being commemorated. Coincidentally, March is the global tuberculosis (TB) awareness month. The disease, which is caused by a mycrobatrium, has a major impact on women's sexual reproductive health and that of their children.

Parrikar sworn in Goa Chief Minister

For BJP leader Manohar Parrikar, who was sworn in as Goa chief minister on Friday, the third stint in the top post comes with no coalition strings attached following the party's emphatic mandate in the assembly polls last week.

B’desh nods to H’thota port use request by Sri Lanka

Bangladesh has expressed its interest to use services of Sri Lanka’s new Hambanthota sea port. The B’deshi nod came as a result of Sri Lanka’s invitation to B’desh to use services of newest port in Hambanthota, according to media reports from Dhaka.

Indian trade team leaves for Iran defying an unhappy US

A major Indian trade delegation headed to Iran on Friday to explore "huge" commercial opportunities created by US-led sanctions against the Islamic republic over its disputed nuclear plans.

Ambassador Kunanayakam warns external pressures threaten Sri Lanka’s right to development

Taking the floor under the general debate of Item 3 (Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development), Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam affirmed that if the ‘Council is to remain credible, it must give equal attention to economic, social and cultural rights as to civil and political rights; to the collective dimension as to the individual dimension; to the international as to the national.’

Namal Rajapaksa holds special discussions with Ambassador Akashi in Tokyo

Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament and Special Envoy of Sri Lanka President is currently visiting Tokyo to attend an Annual Sri Lanka Tea and Trade Promotion Seminar and also to have bilateral discussions with key Japanese dignitaries including Hon.Yasushi Akashi, Special Representative of the Government of Japan for Sri Lanka.