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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2739

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Shooter Gagan Narang wins first medal for India in Olympics

Ace marksman Gagan Narang shot his way to the men's 10m air rifle bronze medal after watching compatriot and Beijing Games gold medalist Abhinav Bindra fall by the wayside in the preliminaries as India scooped up its first medal at the Olympic Games on Monday.

Worst power failure in decade, 8 States hit

Eight States of the northern region, including the national capital New Delhi besides Jammu and Kashmir, faced a blackout from 2.30 a.m. on Monday following a disturbance in the Northern Grid. Officials of the Power Ministry said a major fault near Agra led to power being snapped.

Punitive laws block access to health services for injecting drug users

The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) reminds us how punitive laws and criminalizing policies keep most affected communities disengaged. Due to the policy block in US, sex workers and injecting drug users (IDUs) weren't able to participate in AIDS 2012 from around the world.

Scholars from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds to Nourish PMU Students

Seventy new faculty members representing the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, France and several other countries are set to join Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) in the upcoming academic session.

AIDS 2012: Call for access to HCV treatment

Michel Kazatchkine, appointed as the UN Secretary-General's new Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) before the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) opened in Washington DC, responded to a suggestion during a meeting with EECA conference participants to emphasize access to HCV care, noting that the region’s epidemic is not only a dual epidemic of HIV and drug use but rather a quadruple epidemic of HIV, drug use, TB and HCV. Similar dynamics are seen many countries Eastern Europe and Asia where sharing unsterile injecting equipment is driving HIV epidemics.

G.L. - Lalith Briefs Ambassadors On LLRC Implementation

Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris and Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President, met with the diplomatic community at the auditorium of the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday.

Govt announces Rs 1900 cr drought relief package

With the country facing rain deficit of 20 per cent so far, the government on Tuesday announced a relief package of about Rs 1,900 crore to states facing drought-like situation and offered a diesel subsidy of 50 per cent to farmers for saving standing crops.