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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Jayalalithaa steps up lobbying for Sangma as President

AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on May 20 stepped up her lobbying for the candidature of NCP leader and former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the upcoming Presidential elections.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Australia Attorney-General Nicola Roxon for Leadership in Fighting Tobacco and Saving Lives

– The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids presented Nicola Roxon, Australia’s Attorney General and former Health Minister, with its highest honour, the Champion Award, for her tireless and innovative efforts to reduce tobacco use and stop the tobacco industry from addicting a new generation of smokers. She received the award at the Campaign’s annual gala on May 17, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

Mumbai vegetable vendor to speak at Rio

Vegetable vendor Salma fights for the rights of the Mumbai’s street vendors and has been jailed many times. Now the 26-year-old is going to an international conference in Brazil to speak about Indian domestic workers, , labourers and hawkers.

Exposition of Sacred Kapilavastu Relics in Sri Lanka opposed

MDMK leader Vaiko on Saturday criticised India's decision to lend 'Kapilavastu relics' (fragments of Buddha's bones) to Sri Lanka for an exposition and said the move was an "unpardonable betrayal" of Indian Government against the Tamils.

Mumbai vegetable vendor to speak at Rio

Vegetable vendor Salma fights for the rights of the Mumbai’s street vendors and has been jailed many times. Now the 26-year-old is going to an international conference in Brazil to speak about Indian domestic workers, , labourers and hawkers.

Celebration of the 2600 Buddhist Smbuddhathwa Jayanthi


In celebration of the 2600 Buddhist Smbuddhathwa Jayanthi Hon. Sajin De Vaas Gunawardane, MP gifted a 10 feet high Gold Plated Buddha statue to the Ahungalle Sri Punnathalarama Buddhist Temple recently.

Who is the Bad Actor

The US has suspended economic sanctions on Burma as President Obama marks the beginning of a new chapter in the relationship between the United States and Burma, and had nominated Derek Mitchell as the first American ambassador in 22 years.

Australian cricketer admits to molesting American woman

Investigators on Monday claimed that Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, arrested on charges of molesting an American woman, had told them that he inadvertently touched the victim and was under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place.


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