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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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After backing Pranab Mukherjee, JD(U) skips swearing- in ceremony

Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav, whose party had supported the candidature of Pranab Mukherjee, on Wednesday skipped the swearing-in ceremony of the new President, saying his presence there would ‘not have made a difference’.

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un is married

North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong Un is married, announcing it for the first time in a brief and routine state TV report Wednesday evening that ends weeks of speculation about a beautiful woman who accompanied him to recent public events.

NCP standoff ends in whimper

Declaring a truce with the alliance partner Congress, the NCP on Wednesday said a mechanism is being evolved to ensure more consultation between allies for "cohesive functioning” of the government.

Ambassador Aryasinha presents credentials in Geneva


Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha presented credentials accrediting him as Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva to Ambassador Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General, United Nations Office in Geneva on 19 July 2012.

Two lakh people flee violence-hit Assam districts

The Indian Army on Wednesday mobilised around 1,000 personnel for deployment in four violence-hit districts of Assam and has begun conducting flag marches to ensure safety and security of people there.

Access to treatment – mapping the progress, seeing the gaps

Here at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released an important report tracking progress in implementing policies, strategies and tools to roll out coverage of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) in 23 countries. Results suggest there has been critical progress, but that in some countries; access to ART remains lamentably low, reflecting a paucity of policy around specific initiatives – such as task shifting – vital to ensure people living with HIV (PLHIV) receive the treatment they require.

Youth ruckus at Team Anna fast in Delhi

A group of people, who claimed to be activists from the youth wing of the Congress NSUI, created ruckus at Team Anna's fast venue at Jantar Mantar by shouting solgans against Anna Hazare, prompting the volunteers to remove them from the venue.

Pathfinder Foundation in Landmark Cooperation between China and Sri Lanka


Memorandum for Co-operation between the Chinese People’s Association for Peace & Disarmament (CPAPD) and the Pathfinder Foundation (PF) was signed at a ceremony held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in the morning 25th of July 2012.

Court bars Kalmadi from going to London

Suresh Kalmadi was on Wednesday barred by the Delhi High Court from going to London to attend the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games as President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) or other events in any of his official capacity, saying that his presence there would be "contrary to national interest".

Court bars Kalmadi from going to London

Suresh Kalmadi was on Wednesday barred by the Delhi High Court from going to London to attend the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games as President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) or other events in any of his official capacity, saying that his presence there would be "contrary to national interest".

G.C.E. Advance Level Examination 2011 Results have blown away the students.

The Advance Level examination is considered to be the most competitive examination one has to face in life. The exam for the year 2011 was conducted last August in which over 300,000 students sat for it. The exam was conducted as it usually is but with one exception.


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