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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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Rage over Delhi gang-rape spreads

The rage spread, rapidly and steadily, through the national capital on Friday as students, activists and just concerned citizens gathered at various places in the city to protest the torture and gang rape of a young woman, now battling to stay alive in a Delhi hospital.

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka enters joint communique to establish better relations and regional cooperation

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have noted that that the two countries share a common cultural and historical heritage that has paved the way for regional cooperation which is an impetus to build a multi-faceted partnership between them.

Framing of charges in CWG scam ordered

A Delhi court on Thursday ordered framing of charges against sacked CWG organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and others for offences of forgery, cheating and conspiracy in a games-related graft case.

Change The Old Order—Stop These Barbaric Acts

Even as the Delhi gang rape victim—a 23-year-old paramedical student--who was gang raped, tortured and thrown out from inside a moving bus on the night of 18th December, 2012--- lies in a critical condition on a ventilator support system and battles for her life at the Safdarjung hospital:

India, Malaysia discuss Maldives GMR contract termination

The termination of $511 million GMR Male airport project by the Maldivian government was “mentioned” in the bilateral meeting between India and Malaysia, which was the project partner, with both sides sharing their “disappointment” over the development.

'Gangnam Style' Vs 'One Pound Fish'!

While PSY's 'Gangnam Style' has hit over 900 million mark, an unbeatable world record, at least, in our life time, a new contender has come to the scene which has already over 5 million views in You Tube.This dark horse too is from an Asian but not from a recognized artist.

India expands strategic partnership with Asean

As a follow-up to the substantive free-trade agreement, India and the 10-nation Asean took ties to the next level, creating a strategic partnership at a time when Chinese assertiveness as unsettled many in the region.

Sri Lankan fruits promoted at the China World Fruit & Vegetable Trade Exhibition

The China World Fruit and Vegetable Trade Exhibition was held in Beijing from 9 – 11 November 2012 and the Embassy of Sri Lanka made use of this opportunity to introduce and promote Sri Lankan fruits to the Chinese market.

Meeting for 60 MLAs, 2 MPs, leaders of recognized political parties after New Year: JLF Convener

The Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Keyanilie Peseyie said he had proposed to have a meeting for the members of the Joint Legislature Forum (JLF) of Nagaland and also representatives from other recognized political parties in the State.

Ransalu’s vivid catwalk! Showcases Lanka’s regional handloom palette

Among the features of the 22nd Annual National Textile Exhibition “Ransalu” on 18 December was the evening’s vivid Fashion Show that portrayed colourful and premier handloom collections from Sri Lanka-including regional designs.

U.S.-Funded UNICEF Mine Risk Education Begins

A United States Government grant of $500,000 will help 150,000 residents in the Northern and Eastern Provinces avoid land mines and explosive remnants of war.

TB Alliance to Develop Paediatric TB Drugs With Support From UNITAID

Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading killer of children, particularly in resource-poor settings, though the true size of the problem is unknown. Estimates of the number of children who contract TB annually range from 300,000 up to 1 million; more than 60,000 die each year but many deaths go unreported, especially in high-burden TB countries. Yet the the current TB drug regimens to treat them are inadequate.

Pakistani Officer Clinches Best Foreign Officer Army Award in DSCSC Course in Sri Lanka

The Graduation Ceremony of Defence Services Command and Staff College Course No 6 were held at the Temple Trees Colombo on 20 December 2012, where Pakistan Army Officer Major Muhammad Taimur Ashraf psc received the best Foreign Student Army award in the course.


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