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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Former Indian PM I.K. Gujral passes away

Former Prime Minister I.K Gujral, who headed a rickety coalition government in the late 1990s, died on Friday after a brief illness.

'When a virus (HIV) and a bacteria (TB) can work so well together, why can't we?' 1st December: World AIDS Day

Words of UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Michel Sidibe which I heard first at the Stop TB Partners' Forum in 2009: 'When a virus (HIV) and a bacteria (TB) can work so well together, why can't we?,' still hold true as all countries where TB and HIV co-infection is setting off alarm bells haven't yet fully implemented the TB-HIV collaborative activities as recommended by the WHO.

Emotional Yeddyurappa snaps links with BJP

Snapping his 40-year-old links with the BJP on Friday, an emotional B. S Yeddyurappa, seen as the party's face in Karnataka before he was removed as chief minister, has embarked on an uncertain path that has left him as well as the party he helped build at the crossroads.

Heavy Rain in Dubai, Sharjah and other parts of UAE - Met forecasts more rain on Saturday

The UAE residents got up to a pleasant and colder morning on Friday as it was raining in Dubai and Northern Emirates. It was raining heavily in Dubai, Sharjah and Northern Emirates.

Suspended cop’s wife to challenge Modi in Gujarat polls

Shweta Bhatt, the wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, on Friday announced that she will contest the state Assembly elections on a Congress ticket against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from Maninagar constituency in the city.

Sweden to host international conference on internet freedom

On 22-23 May 2013, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, together with Sida and the Internet Infrastructure Foundation (.SE), is organizing the second Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development (SIF13).

Echo of Savita death in Ireland in Rajya Sabha

Echoes of the death of an Indian dentist in Ireland, after doctors there allegedly refused to terminate her pregnancy, were heard in Rajya Sabha on Friday with BJP demanding immediate steps by India to ensure justice to the victim and action against the guilty.

Spotlight on Tuberculosis control in Thailand

Thailand is one of the 22 TB high burden countries in the world. According to the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2012, Thailand, with a population of 70 million, had about 86,000 TB incident cases and 110,000 TB prevalent cases in past year. Case detection rate for all forms of TB was 76% and treatment success rate was 85% (in 2010).

“Lanka- B’Desh trade up by 80%” - Rishad

Sri Lanka – Bangladesh bilateral trade is on an upward trend. “In 2011 Lanka-Bangladesh bilateral trade rose to $ 22 Mn. This is an 83% increase from 2007 trade levels” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka on 28 November.