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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2785

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Hu Jintao to step down from all posts

China's new leader in waiting, Xi Jinping, will have a surprise head-start to emerge as the most influential leader, as outgoing President Hu Jintao has reportedly decided to step down from all posts including the all-powerful post of the military chief.

Govt set for Spectrum auction

The government will begin on Monday the auction for telecom spectrum through which it is hoping to meet Rs. 40,000 crore revenue target.

An Asian Buddhist to the US Senate - A Hindu to the US House: Two historic firsts for religion in American politics

Two historic firsts for religion in American politics were created at the November 6 national elections in the United States in electing, from the same state of Hawaii, a Buddhist Asian American to the US Senate and a Hindu to the US House of Representatives.

BJP talks to keep Yeddyurappa in fold fails

A last ditch effort by BJP to prevent B S Yeddyurappa from quitting the party has apparently failed with the former Karnataka Chief Minister sticking to his decision to float a new party on December 9.

Role of community healthcare workers in caring for children with pneumonia is key

Despite being preventable and curable, pneumonia is the leading killer of children under 5 years old. In 2011 alone, 1.3 million children died from this preventable and treatable illness, accounting for 18% of child mortality. In 2008, there were an estimated 203,000 deaths due to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and 541,000 deaths due to Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) in children under five.

Anna Hazare forms new team to fight corruption

Almost two months after his split with Arvind Kejriwal-led group, Anna Hazare on Saturday unveiled his new team to take his "apolitical" anti-corruption battle forward with a promise to expand the panel within a month in which former Army chief V K Singh could be a special invitee.

The ANC then and now

The party that ended apartheid is losing its appeal very fast among black South Africans, many of whom have grown frustrated waiting for the ‘better life for all’ promised when African National Congress won the historic multiracial elections 18 years ago.

Nitish Kumar in Pakistan, gets warm welcome

Making his first visit to Pakistan, Bihar chief Minister Mitish Kumar said that he was captivated by the warmth of brotherhood and goodwill here as he shared his experiences in realizing his quest for ensuring an all-round development in his state.

Issuance of Commemorative Coin marking the Diamond Jubilee of Sri Lanka - Japan diplomatic relations

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka today issued a silver commemorative coin of a face value of Rs.1,000 to mark the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Japan.