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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 915

News Analysis

E-book Revolution - is It an Evolutionary Need in Digital Form?

I received my Amazon Kindle, the latest e-book reader from the online retail-giant Amazon, three weeks ago, after waiting for the arrival of the gadget for months. In a matter of minutes, I did, not only master the art – or science – of using it, but also managed to purchase few books from Kindle Store, Amazon’s own e-book store at the click of a button.

India’s emerging power and future Olympics

New Delhi, though not seen producing good sportspersons in spite of being second populous country in the world, has courage to host this XIX Commonwealth Games 2010. This mega sporting event will be held from October 3 to 14, 2010 at Delhi.

To prevent stroke change in food pattern too is important

At the Annual General Meeting of the National Stroke Association (NSASL) Dr Ms Padma Gunaratne, Consultant Neurologist was re-elected as the President, NSASL for a second term held at the HNB Towers Auditorium.

Terrorism and Humanitarian Laws

In his address to the United Nations, President Mahinda Rajapakse argued for a radical attitudinal cum policy change towards conflicts between sovereign states and non-state actors:

Community Participation is must in Strategic Health Communications

‘South East Asia (SEA) is a region that confronts frequent natural disasters -floods, earthquakes, droughts and tsunamis, which is in addition to Health Emergencies under Communicable Diseases. Communication preparedness for public health, when a disaster strikes, allows us to proactively assist as well as mobilize partner agencies, families and communities in mitigating the impact of such natural disasters.’ said, Dr. Mr. Deepak Gupta, Strategic Health Communication Specialist and Ms. Anusha Agarwal, Development & Health Advocate/Researcher, Delhi University on their recent finalized paper “Emergency Preparedness through Strategic Helath Communications.”

Pope’s Visit to Britain: a public apology for clerical child abuse

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain, the first of its kind in almost three decades, appears to be progressing smoothly despite the catalogue of controversies that overshadowed the excitement on the eve of the event. The Pontiff finally made a public apology at Westminster Cathedral for the victims of child abuse at the hand of some Catholic priests, as the Vatican may have realized that was the only way forward in the current impasse.

From the 18th to the 19th

The predictable guilty verdict against Gen. Sarath Fonseka by the second military tribunal and the overtly partisan manner in which the tribunal conducted itself indicate that the regime is no longer interested even in maintaining appearances.

Match Fixing, Spot fixing, Cricket and Change in Buddhism

One of my friends asked me whether still I have any interest in the game of cricket. He was of the view that it is not the players the outsiders will decide the result of the match.

“Connecting People to Prosperity” in Sri Lanka. A reality check with “Mahinda Chinthanaya”.

A World Bank report titled “Sri Lanka: Reshaping Economic Geography- Connecting People to Prosperity”, released in August, provides new insights on the geographic transformations in the country and identifies public policy priorities for connecting people lagging economically.

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