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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

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Globally 17.3 million people die of heart diseases yearly

The number of people suffering from heart diseases in developed countries is declining while the prevalence in developing countries is increasing, said Dr. Ruwan Ekanayake, Consultant Cardiologist of the National Hospital, Colombo addressing a media at seminar held at the Health Education Bureau to mark the World Heart Day on 29th September 2012. The theme this year is “Prevention of Heart Disease among the women and children”.

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo promotes Capital Market

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo organized a highly select Seminar mostly consisting of Institutional investors and Ultra High Networth Individuals (UHNIs) from the Japan based Bensei Securities as well as other foreign investors.

Tight security in Hyderabad for Telangana march

Security was stepped up in and around Hyderabad city ahead of the proposed 'Telangana March' on September 30 even as police intensified checking in neighboring Telangana districts to "prevent statehood supporters" from joining the march.

Sri Lanka - Kazakhstan annual bilateral consultations


The first round of annual bilateral consultations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Kazakhstan took place in Colombo on 25th September 2012 at the Ministry of External Affairs.

MDR-TB, tobacco control, Lung diseases to be in focus at 2012 global meet

More than 3,000 lung health experts and advocates from countries around the world will come together at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to discuss the latest opportunities and challenges in the fight against lung disease. The conference organised by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 13th to 17th November 2012.

Nitin Gadkari gets second term as BJP chief

Bowing to the wishes of the RSS, the BJP on Friday amended its constitution enabling the party president, state and district unit chiefs to get a second term, which paves the way for Nitin Gadkari to seek another term for the top post after he completes his present tenure in December.

Pakistan Foreign Minister condemns DRONES on US soil

At a well attended erudite forum at the Asia Society in new York on Thursday 27 September, the visiting Pakistan foreign minister and Harvard-educated Hina Rabbani Khar was asked to explain the growing anti-Americanism in the Asian region she answered with one word: DRONE.

Obama’s Speech at the U.N. General Assembly - Long on Sound Bytes

With all the foreign dignitaries attending the 67th Regular Session of the U.N. General Assembly, for the last few days, New York is busier than ever. This year, with all those rumors spread by the pro-Israeli politicians, lobby groups and media outlets as to how close Iran’s nuclear program is to making an atom bomb and how the Jewish state is in ‘existential danger’ from the alleged weapons program unless a red line is drawn, naturally all the eyes of the international observers have been fixed on the leaders of these two countries plus President Obama, who has been the Zionist state’s greatest benefactor.

White-vanning the judiciary; Imprisoning Democracy

The main budgetary allocations for 2012 are out; and the winner, by a very wide margin, is the military. Rather the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, to give the money-guzzling Behemoth its full title. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s fiefdom is to get Rs.290 billion out of a total estimated government expenditure of Rs.2520 billion – i.e. 11.5%.


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