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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Healthcare law: Obama presidency's central theme upheld by Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court declared that President Obama’s health care law stood the ground of constitutionality—a validation of the central theme of his presidency and what most analysts called a feather in his cap. Mitt Romney disagreed and vowed to change the law if elected as president in November.

Sri Lanka envoy to UN Dr. Kohona refreshes global memory of Tamil Tiger massive drug trafficking

Sri Lanka's ambassador to the United Nations Dr.

Pranab Mukherjee, Sangma file papers for Presidential poll

Amid a show of strength, UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday filed his nomination papers for the July 19 Presidential elections in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and a host of leaders.

Mahela Jayewardene-the Best Test Captain in Subcontinent

Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 209 runs in first Test at Galle in last Monday(25th June 2012). This win is important as Sri Lanka have not won a Test series since defeating New Zealand 2-0 at home in August 2009 and have struggled to make an impact after champion spinner Muttiah Muralitharan quit the five-day format in 2010.

Seychelles Development Bank looking for partnership in Sri Lanka

The Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS) is looking for banking partnership with Sri Lanka.

Burma must stop using drugs as a political instrument

The Shan Drug Watch 2012 newsletter – ‘New Shan Drug Watch report: political solution needed to end drug scourge in Burma’ - released on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking (26 June), makes a strong question reminding dialogue stakeholders in Burma.

Pak envoy invites Kashmir separatists for meet in New Delhi

Acting Pakistan high commissioner to India, Babar Amin, has invited various Kashmiri separatist leaders for a meeting in New Delhi on July 3.

UNIDO to resurrect Regional Chambers

As a once war affected N&E regions have now re-joined the country’s GDP scheme, UNIDO is moving to resurrect the regional chambers of these provinces – and elsewhere.

It’s no laughing matter, says court

Observing that though laughing is not a crime it can cause nuisance sometimes, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the city police to solve the problem faced by a family of lawyers due to a laughter club gathering outside their residence.

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been acquitted of one of the two genocide charges he faces

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been acquitted of one of the two genocide charges he faces at the halfway stage of his long-running showpiece trial at the International Criminal Tribunal