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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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“No need for panic over Saudi law”

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi on Thursday said there was no reason to panic over the “Nitaqat law” being implemented by the Saudi Arabian government. The deadline for implementing the new labour law — which seeks to reserve 10 per cent jobs for locals -- ended on Wednesday.

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi
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National free access to The Cochrane Library in India: Freedom may end at midnight…

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) created history in February 2007 when India became the first and only low-income country in the world with a national subscription to The Cochrane Library. This initiative of the ICMR to purchase a national license was widely hailed as an exemplar of responsible leadership in health-research governance, as it gave all people in India with an internet connection free access to the online collection of reliable evidence-based resources to aid health decisions.

 Professor (Dr) Prathap Tharyan
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Trinamool Congress seeks UPA exit

The Trinamool Congress on Friday demanded immediate resignation of the UPA government, following the DMK’s withdrawal of support.

Trinamool all-India general secretary Mukul Roy
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Statesmen need of the hour

Almost all the Asian countries are now suffering from a severe drought of statesmen, while there is a flood of politicians, we might say that in supermarket language, ‘buy one and take one free!’- they have become so cheap!

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Mulayam has no plan to ditch UPA for now

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has been blowing hot and cold for the past week, on Friday said he has no plans now to withdraw support to UPA, a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh acknowledged such a possibility.

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav
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DMK chief denies going soft on UPA

Dismissing reports that DMK was going soft on Congress-led UPA despite pulling out of it, party chief M Karunanidhi on Friday ruled out even outside support to the ruling coalition on the ground that it failed to accept his party's demands on Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

DMK party chief M Karunanidhi
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