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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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China Bans Tourism To Tibet

In a matter of days, the number of expected foreign visitors to Tibet has gone from millions to zero. Chinese authorities alerted foreign travel agencies Tuesday that they would no longer be issuing entry permits to Tibet, the latest in a series of regulations being put on travelers to Tibet. The announcement follows the self-immolation of two Tibetans last week.

Stop Attacks On Kachin And Begin Peace Talks - CSW Calls On Burma Army

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) on Friday urges Burma’s President Thein Sein and the country’s army to stop military offensives in Kachin State, and initiate a political dialogue and peace process with the ethnic armed group, the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO).

Sri Lankan Embassy in Sweden celebrates - The Poson Festival.

The Sri Lankan embassy in Sweden held the poson festival on a grand scale for the first time, since our country established diplomatic relations with Sweden.

Stampede over “fish prasadam” leaves many injured

At least 20 people were injured in a stampede here on Friday during the distribution of the famous 'fish prasadam' medicine that some believe provides miraculous relief to asthma patients.

Pakistan awards Jinnah Scholarship 2012 to 165 Sri Lankan Students

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded SL Rs 4 Million worth of educational scholarships on 8 June, to 165 bright Sri Lankan students of O/L and A/L under Jinnah Scholarship Programme 2012.

Court summons former Army Chief V.K. Singh in defamation case

Former Army Chief Gen. V. K. Singh and four top serving officers were on Friday summoned as “accused” in a criminal defamation case filed by Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh, in perhaps the first occasion when top-ranking officials have been called by a court.

Lasith Malinga- Sri Lankan who brings glamour to Cricket- Event Ambassador for world T20-2012

ICC named fast bowler Lasith Malinga as event ambassador for the world Twenty20 tournament taking place in Sri Lanka in September and October 2012.

US Elections: Obama vs. Romney-personality or performance?

The US electorate these days seemed focused on the question what would make the pendulum shift to produce a winning candidate—personal magnetism or the promise of better performance, if elected. The debate seemed based on the manner previous candidates fared at general elections. Negative and positive personal images are being contrasted with a vengeance now.