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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2788

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Uganda in plan to vaccinate 3 million children against pneumonia

Ms Mary Musoke of Kampala in Uganda is expecting to have her third born child in late March or early April 2013, making the delivery timely for the newborn to get its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), which debuts in the Uganda public health system for free. Due to the high disease rates of the killer invasive pneumococcal disease (pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis), a major cause of illness and death, now Government is set to introduce PCV as part of the routine immunization schedule.

Govt gets bids worth Rs 9,200 crore on Day 1 of Spectrum auction

The government on Monday received bids worth more than Rs 9,200 crore on the opening day of auction for 2G mobile phone spectrum that drew scant interest due to high base price.

Despite the odds, countries adopt illicit trade protocol of global tobacco treaty

Today government delegates from across the world adopted the illicit trade protocol of the global tobacco treaty – the world’s first public health and corporate accountability treaty - but not without a fight from Big Tobacco.

2013 Budget Serves Capitalist Business Interests

In a press release, General Secretary Ceylon Federation of Labor Mr. S. Siriwardena has criticized the Budget for 2013 presented by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Minister of Finance as its serves capitalist business interests.

Gold medalist Pinki is a male, held for rape!

A medical report submitted on Monday by the police in a court here after investigation confirmed Asian Games gold medal winner Pinki Pramanik to be a male.

Suu Kyi arrives in Delhi

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in New delhi on Tuesday on a visit to India after a gap of nearly four decades as part of New Delhi's ongoing engagement with democratic and multi-party polity in that country.

Astronaut Sunita Williams wishes Happy Diwali to Indians

Indians around the world got a special Diwali message from outer space as Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams sent out warm wishes on the occasion from the International Space Station.