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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 820


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:49
By Malladi Rama Rao
Sonia Congress is in trouble in three states – election bound Maharashtra and Haryana and in the insurgency-hit north-eastern state of Assam. Two ministers have resigned. Another is threatening to follow suit in what is seen as ‘rebellion’ against party’s crown prince Rahul Gandhi, as he has been providing life-line to the chief ministers in the three states. Industry Minister of the state of.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:04
By Raj Gonsalkorale
If what has been reported in the media about what Mr R. Sampanthan has said at the Eelam People’s Revolution Liberation Front (EPRLF) convention in Jaffna, and what is reported in one media report and another account in another report about what Mr Suresh Premachandran, leader of the EPRLF has said, there is reason to get confused. While Mr Sampanthan and Mr Premachandran have reportedly.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 07:53
Ambassador Sarath Kongahage has met the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel, during the annual reception for the diplomatic community in Berlin and informed her about the completion of his tour of duty as Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. During the meeting, he thanked her and Federal Foreign Minister Mr. Frank Walter Steinmeier for the.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 07:43
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
Australia has taken a lead in supporting public health in India over the years. With XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) being held in Melbourne, Citizen News Service (CNS) interviewed Bernard Philip, Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to India. "The conference is providing an opportunity to showcase Australia's leadership in the global HIV response, particularly in Asia and the.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 07:30
By Malladi Rama Rao
Indian Parliament was rocked; the Congress party was shaken; its ally for ten years, DMK ran for cover today- all because of a startling allegation by a former Supreme Court Judge, Markandey Katju. A front page comment by Justice (Retd) Katju in The Times of India , said a main ally of the Congress –led UPA government had secured the extension of a Madras High Court judge. He neither named.....Read More...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 15:42
Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared open the newly constructed pilgrims Rest cost over Rs. Seven Million, at the Girihandu Seya Temple premises in Thiriyaya at the invitation of the Senior Presidential Advisor, Mr. Milinda Moragoda. The "Urumayaka Ulpatha" Foundation coordinated the entire process in collaboration with the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and.....Read More...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 07:41
The First Lady of Sri Lanka, Madam Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa, visited China from 06 to 10 July 2014 at the invitation of the All China Women’s Federation. In Beijing, the First Lady met with Madam Peng Liyuan, the spouse of President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China at the Great Hall of the People on 07 July 2014. During the warm and friendly discussion, the two First.....Read More...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 07:24
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
For believers of God, religious faith has a paramount influence on their lives. At XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in the inter-faith session the message was loud and clear from different religious leaders: homophobia is a choice, not homosexuality; and religious scriptures teach us to be compassionate, non-judgmental and accept everyone else in totality without prejudice. Rev.....Read More...
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:05
Keynote speech by Prof. B T Win*
On March 2nd. 1962, the day the military takeover Burma, Eugene’s Younger brother Sao Myee Myee Thaike was deliberately shot on that night as the Burmese army raided the President’s home. Since then more than half of the past-century, the various military administrations of Burma, was one of the worlds' most repressive and isolated. Then, eager to escape international sanctions and fear of.....Read More...
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:41
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
The unprecedented job cuts announced by Microsoft on Thursday, took even the most pessimistic analysts in the industry by complete surprise: on one hand, it is the biggest in the 39-year-old history of the software giant; while adding insult to the injury, on the other hand, Microsoft is going to do it within a year, leaving the unfortunate technical folks and their dependents in a very.....Read More...
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:35
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Back in the early 1980s when I was a graduate student at University of California, the student community organized a seminar on the Palestine-Israel conflict. It was before the 1982 invasion of Lebanon (oddly codenamed Operation Peace for Galilee), but Israel had already annexed a strip of southern Lebanon since 1978, and had continued to occupy it in defiance of the UN Resolution 425 that.....Read More...
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 08:33
Mysterious 'gigantic' hole in remote region spotted by helicopters over gas-rich Yamal peninsula - its name means the 'end of the world' ' The Siberian Times has reported. Extraordinary aerial images show a mysterious hole which experts say may be up to 262 feet wide is found in the Yamal Peninsula of northern Russia. The striking puncture in the earth is believed to be up to 80 metres wide.....Read More...
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 07:49
By Bobby Ramakant - Citizen News Service (CNS)
Engaging key populations in HIV responses is fundamental not only because these affected communities are at an elevated risk of HIV acquisition but also they are key to HIV responses. Sonya Arreola from the Global Fund for MSM and HIV (MSMGF) said at a pre-conference meeting around XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, that “How do we use PrEP with men who have sex.....Read More...
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:19
India’s Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening. During the discussion with President Rajapaksa, Air Chief Marshal Raha told President Rajapaksa that he had very fruitful meetings with defence officials in Sri Lanka. The talks with the President this evening focused on a number of matters pertaining to defence.....Read More...
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