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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Boxer Vijender Singh told to take drug tests

In a fresh trouble for Vijender Singh, the Sports Ministry has asked the National Anti-Doping Agency ( NADA) to carry out drug test on the boxer.

Olympian medal winner Boxer Vijender Singh
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Deputy Minister in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera held Bilateral Discussions with the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Minoru Kiuchi on the sidelines of the 11th Asia Cooperation Dialogue Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Deputy Minister in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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Swiss drugmaker Novartis loses patent case

India's top court dismissed Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's attempt to win patent protection for its cancer drug Glivec, a blow to Western pharmaceutical firms targeting India to drive sales and a victory for local makers of cheap generics.

Swiss drugmaker Novartis loses patent case
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Under uncertainty, private daily newspapers restart in Burma

As citizens of Burma are demanding freedom of expression and freedom of the press, the current quasi-civilian government invited applications for private dailies starting from 1 February 2013. Those publishers who were allowed for publication of daily newspapers have to start issuing their respective papers on 1 April 2013.

Under uncertainty, private daily newspapers restart in Burma
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Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa Concludes his Visit to Cuba on a Successful Note

The Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament, Chamal Rajapaksa paid his first official visit to Cuba from 26th to 30th March 2013 accompanied by Member of Parliament, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Secretary General of Parliament, Dhammika Dasanayake. The delegation was accompanied by Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba, Sarath Dissanayake.

  Bilateral Meeting between the two Speakers
Bilateral Meeting with First Deputy President of Cuba
Meeting with First Deputy President of Cuba
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Tamil Nadu interference in Sri Lankan politics will lead to the revival of secessionism in Tamil Nadu, and regional instability

The Sri Lankan Tamil political issue has many parallels with the history of the Tamil or Dravidian nationalist issue in Tamil Nadu, and political leaders in Sri Lankan should be well advised to be cognizant with these parallels if they are to find ways and means of treading the political minefield this issue is, without harming the future well-being of all Sri Lankans.

C.N.Annadurai
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Winning the Peace in Sri Lanka

The think piece “Winning the peace in Sri Lanka” by David L. Philips published in the Boston Globe on 17 March 2013 raises serious questions of fact. David Philips is not a stranger to Sri Lanka having made some trips there. He has had access to high officials in the country. One could have expected a think piece written by him at least to reflect the facts accurately.

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White House takes North Korea threat 'Seriously'

“We take these threats seriously and remain in close contact with our South Korean Allies,” said Caitlin Hayden, a spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council in a statement Saturday March 30. “But, we would also note that North Korea has a long history of bellicose rhetoric and threats and today's announcement follows that familiar pattern.”

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un
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