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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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After Karnataka, now porngate in Gujarat

After the Karnataka porngate, a similar scandal has hit the BJP in Gujarat Assembly where two of its MLAs have come under the scanner for allegedly watching obscene pictures, prompting the Speaker to seize their tablets and order a probe.

Less than half a per cent Indian villages can be termed clean World Water Day, 22 March

On the eve of World Water Day Indian government honored 2,857 villages in 23 states with Nirmal Gram Puraskars [clean village awards]. Nirmal Gram Puraskar is given by the Indian government in acknowledgement of hundred per cent water, sanitation and hygiene coverage in a village. The President of India Ms Pratibha Patil, in a ceremony held in Delhi, awarded these 2,857 villages for their cleanliness achievements. India has more than 600,000 inhabited villages, of which less than half a per cent have qualified to get the award for cleanliness.

Promotion and Protection of human rights should be based on the principle of cooperation and genuine dialogue

‘We have been repeatedly reminded that the promotion and protection of human rights should be based on the principle of cooperation and genuine dialogue and aimed at strengthening the capacity of member states to comply with their human rights obligations for the benefit of all human kind. It urges States to cooperate with Governments in that process, said Sri Lanka’s representative Mohan Peiris.

Geneva: Antics of humbugs continue

Will Sri Lanka have to rewrite its history if the U.S. resolution on Sri Lanka wins at Geneva? Some Sri Lankans (if they deserve to be called that) defending the resolution are like those who argued that the British occupied the Kandyan Kingdom in 1815 only to free the natives from a tyrannical king!

By-elections: Congress wrests seat in Karnataka, Gujarat, but routed in Andhra

In significant upsets, the Congress on Wednesday wrested a Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka and an Assembly seat in Gujarat in two BJP strongholds after 15 years but it was routed in Andhra Pradesh due to the Telangana factor.

PMU Team Participates in Annual Khobar Charity Run

Windy and dusty weather couldn’t hinder 6,000 runners of the 17th Annual Khobar Charity Run at Al-Khobar Corniche recently. One of its key participants Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU) encouraged its students, staffs and faculty members to run.

Whatever UNHRC decides – Sri Lanka remains united

The spate of civil unrest that was artfully staged to create regime change throughout Middle East and other parts of the world has been somewhat hard to come by for foreign intelligence coup operators in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan National Defense University Alumni Association’s Sri Lankan Chapter Launched in Colombo

The Sri Lankan Chapter of Pakistan’s National Defense University Alumni Association was launched yesterday in an impressive ceremony held at Colombo.

TB in Children: Why Zimbabwe Must Act Now

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Zimbabwe yet very little is known about the impact of the disease on children. Without a functional healthcare system and research into paediatric TB, Zimbabwe is likely to continue losing its children to this hidden public health problem.

American Resolution failed to recognize the contribution of Sri Lankan President to end LTTE terrorists – Dr.Swamy

Today when America presents the resolution against Sri Lanka in the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Conference, it is learnt that America intends to substitute a clause giving details of the atrocities of the LTTE.