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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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Vadra assets: Chidambaram says no probe into “private transactions”

Even as Congress leaders are rushing to defend Robert Vadra, Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, over huge jump in his assets as charged by social activist Arvind Kejriwal, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram came up with a strange explanation why the issue cannot be probed on Monday.

Saudi Arabia shows Concern over Diabetic patients arriving for Haj

The president of the Saudi Diabetes & Endocrine Association (SDEA), Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Turki, showef serious concern over diabetic patients arriving to the Holy Cities in Saudi Arabia to peform Haj – one of the 5 pillars of Islam.

Sri Lanka Construction professionals confirms the support for government development projects

Sri Lanka’s construction industrial professionals on Monday 8th October said that they will support every effort of the government’s aim in its development projects at a meeting held with the President Mahinda Rajapksa at Temple Trees.

Asha Bhosle’s daughter commits suicide

Varsha Bhosle, daughter of veteran Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle, on Monday committed suicide by shooting herself with a revolver at her home in south Mumbai, police said.

Nobel Prize For Physiology or Medicine 2012

The Nobel Prize committee recognized two scientists who discovered that mature, specialized cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body. Their findings have revolutionised our understanding of how cells and organisms develop.

Cauvery row: PM rejects review of CRA order to Karnataka on water release

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday ruled out a review of the Cauvery River Authority’s decision asking Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of water daily to Tamil Nadu till October 20, rejecting a plea of Congress and BJP leaders from the state.

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Arrest of Former President Nasheed

In response to reports of the arrest of former President Nasheed, the United States Embassy continues to urge all parties to find a way forward that respects Maldivian democratic institutions, the rule of law and the Maldivian constitution, as well as protects human rights and fundamental freedoms.

India: Emergency Defense Purchase

The front page news report of a reputed national daily on October 8, 2012, is headlined “Army HQ nod to foreign firm under scanner”. A picture of retired Gen V.K.Singh with the caption “Ex-Army chief initiated 'emergency purchase'” and the subtitle “$100 mn Tender – MoD finds Bulgarian firm not an original manufacturer; Russia complains”, clearly targets Army HQ.

20th International Travel Show – T T Warsaw 2012


Sri Lanka took part at the T T Warsaw Travel Show, held from 27th- 29th September 2012 in Warsaw, Poland.

The Dangerous Communion of Tuberculosis and Diabetes

In 2011 India had 61.3 million people living with diabetes (17% of the global incidence of 366 million) with 983,000 deaths (20% of the global figure of 4.6 million) attributable to the disease.

Preference to racial minorities in admission to US universities: Supreme Court revisits

On Wednesday, October 10 the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in ‘Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin’ over the issue of whether U.S. universities may continue to use race as a factor in admissions decisions to benefit minorities, the Blacks and the Latinos.


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