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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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‘Don’t be silly doctor, he is her brother!’

India’s capital Delhi has most rape cases among 35 cities in India according to ‘Times of India’. The national capital has recorded 23.43 percent increase in rape cases in 2012 compared to past year.

Anene Booysen, 17, was found brutally raped and left for dead in Bredasdorp Western Cape. She was laid to rest on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of City Press)
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Joint Celebration of the ‘Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Day (ITEC Day) and the ‘International Students Day’ on 8 February 2013

The annual get-together of the ITEC participants and Sri Lankan students who studied in India under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship Schemes was celebrated on Friday, 8th February, at Hotel Taj Samudra.

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TB In Children: An Avoidable Problem

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most under-reported and under-rated chronic disease for children across the world. Although childhood TB has been receiving attention from global health experts, it still remains a major cause for illness and death of children.

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Without Honoring Panglong Agreement, Burma’s reform may not do well

12th February of 2013 is the 66th anniversary of the Union Day of Burma. It marks the signing ceremony of the ‘Historic Panglong Agreement’ between General Aung San and leaders of the Chin, Kachin and Shan ethnic groups guaranteeing a genuine federal union of Burma.

The Nu-Attlee Agreement was signed on October 1, 1947 in London. With this agreement Burma regained independence from Britain. The Union of the Republic of Burma has become an Independent Sovereign State.
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Ven. Walpola Piyananda: “Heaven or Hell?”

The Sri Lankan community in the Greater Los Angeles area celebrated the 65th anniversary of our independence last night at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The two-part evening, sponsored by the Consul General Dr. Hector Weerasinghe and the Consulate staff, started with traditional and religious presentations and observances, and ended with cultural performances by several local Sri Lankan youth groups.

Ven. Walpola Piyananda:  “Heaven or Hell?”
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Pope Resigns

In a shocking move, the Pope Benedict XVI, 85, announced that he would resign on 28 February citing the lack of strength due to advanced age to carry out his duties. The abrupt announcement has even rattled the Vatican insiders.

Pope Resigns
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CHOGM Summit in Sri Lanka: Commonwealth Secretary General’s Office Denies Media Reports

The official web site of the Commonwealth denies the reports published in certain media on Monday which said the Commonwealth has taken the decision to choose Sri Lanka as host venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November 2013.

CHOGM Summit in Sri Lanka: Commonwealth Secretary General’s Office Denies Media Reports
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Papal Resignation: A bolt from the blue, - indeed!

After the announcement of resignation by Pope Benedict, as an inexplicable coincidence, the dome of the basilica of St Peter was struck by a bolt of lightning which a cameraman captured in vivid detail during a thunderstorm in Rome.

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