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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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New Interventions To Treat Diabetic Foot Infections

In an exclusive interview given to Citizen News Service onsite at the Amrita Endocrinology, Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Conference (AEDFC 2012) held recently at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi, two renowned and senior stalwarts of the institute’s Department of Endocrinology, Diabetic Lower Limb and Podiatric Surgery, Dr Harish Kumar and Dr Ajit Kumar Varma, shared some of the latest developments that have taken place at AIMS in the field of diabetic foot management.

First-Strike Ceremony of 1,000 Rupee Commemorative Silver Coin to mark 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations


The Tokyo Bureau of Japan Mint of The Government of Japan printed a 1,000 Rupee Silver Coin to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Federation of University Teachers Associations to meet Economic Development Minister today

Despite a salary hike that came in October, Sri Lanka’s Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) had been continuing with their demands whilst Dr. Mahim Mendis, media spokesman for FUTA had recently told to reporters that they are yet to meet Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa today.

Temples Torched, Who governs?


Minority leaders in October 2012. alleged that the local administration and political parties stood by and watched as communal attacks were carried out on Buddhist temples and households in Cox's Bazar's Ramu, Ukhia and Teknaf, and Chittagong's Patia.

Govt nod to FDI: Supreme Court query on legal sanctity

The Supreme Court has sought clarification on legal sanctity behind the Union government's policy decision to allow FDI in retail sector.

Kachin War brings shame on Burma

The civil war between Kachin Independence Army and government armed forces has become more merciless with day by day hostilities. Despite talk of reform by the President Thein Sein government, its soldiers have systematically accelerated hostilities in Kachin state.

Child welfare case involving families in Norway of Tamil origin

News reports referring to families in Norway of Tamil origin who have had their children taken into care by the child welfare services engaged a peaceful demonstration outside the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo today. The Embassy met with representatives of the protesters.

Priyanka’s husband Vadra accused of amassing crores

India Against Corruption (IAC) members Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra of large-scale corruption in real estate dealings.

Attack on Buddhist Temples in Chittagong – No Cause for Alarm

The attention of the Ministry of External Affairs has been drawn to the recent incidents that took place in Bangladesh which have caused a sense of anxiety and grief among some sections of the Sri Lankan community both here in Sri Lanka and in Bangladesh.

“Diversity and harmony makes Sri Lanka a sought after tourist destination” says envoy in Austria


A group of 40 representatives from the Austrian Gardeners’ Association, which comprises 40,000 members throughout Austria, visited the Sri Lanka Mission in Vienna, accompanied by travel operators and airline representatives, at the invitation of its staff .

Visit of a delegation from Santiniketan, Visva-Bharati to Sri Lanka

A 42 member delegation from Santiniketan led by Mr. Sushantha Dattagupta Vice-Chancellor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan and comprising of faculty members and students visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of Hillwood College, Kandy from 28 September to 5 October 2012.

United States Conducts Coconut Grove 2012 Exercises with MNDF

From October 4-14, the United States Marine Corps and Maldivian National Defense Force will participate in Coconut Grove 2012, a bilateral, biannual exercise on Gan Island.

Kingfisher gets notice, wife of striking staffer kills self

In another round of fresh trouble for the grounded Kingfisher Airlines, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday issued a show-cause notice asking why its flying permit should not be suspended or cancelled.

Pakistan and Russia have convergence on many regional and international issues


Mr. Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russian Federation alongwith his delegation called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at the PM’s House and discussed matters of bilateral interest.

Monks in Myanmar & Thailand protest over attacks on Buddhist temples and homes

More than 100 monks in Myanmar demonstrated Friday at Bangladesh’s embassy to protest recent attacks against Buddhist temples and homes in South East Asian countries' Myanmar’s and Thailand's neighbor.


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