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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1690


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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:40
By Malladi Rama Rao
With a new General taking over as the Chief of Pakistan Army from the rabidly anti-India and over ambitious Raheel Sharif, there has been lot of frivolous talk about how the new incumbent, General Bajwa, was ``pro-democracy`` and how there could be a possibility of a reconciliation between India and Pakistan. These opinions are not only naïve but also gravely fallacious. They spoke of deep.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:50
Political satirist and founder editor of Thuglak magazine, Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy also known as Cho Ramaswamy passed away. He was 82. Two days after former Chief minister J Jayalalithaa's demise, Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy popularly known as Cho Ramaswamy, passed away at 3.58 AM on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest . He was 82 and is survived by his wife, son and daughter. He has been ailing for.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:32
By Peiris Manjari
Michael R. Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor and philanthropist announced today that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion. This announcement continues the visionary leadership Mayor Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies have provided in combating a global epidemic that would otherwise kill one.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:23
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
The most important Tamil leader and Chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa who worked several hours every 24 hours, showed sympathy for the poor of the state through important economic measures and fought for the rights of her state until her last breath, is no more. Popularly known as the iron lady in sari, Jayalalithaa, showered the poor with populist programs, and died in a dramatic.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 00:52
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalthaa was laid to rest at the MGR memorial complex on the Marina Beach in Chennai with full state honors on Tuesday. Since her body reached the Rajaji Hall in the early hours from her residence in Poes Garden, people had been queuing up to catch a glimpse of the late leader. By 4 PM in the evening military personnel move Jayalalithaa's body to a gun.....Read More...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 13:39
The Attorney General today withdrew an indictment against former minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Director General of the Divineguma Department, R.R.K. Ranawaka for the misappropriation of Divi Neguma funds, amounting Rs. 29 million, to print 5 million almanacs. Rajapaksa and . Ranawaka were acquitted by the Colombo High Court and the travel ban imposed on him was also lifted and the court.....Read More...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 13:23
America Tamil Sangam has condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and said it would be difficult to see another leader like her in the decades to come. "Struggle was her middle name and victory was her last name. Any other leader in her place would have given up and vanished from the scene but she was a born fighter. As a propaganda secretary of her party, as Member of.....Read More...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 09:30
Two hours after the announcement of the death of former chief minister Jayalalithaa, in a swift political transition, O Panneerselvam was sworn in as Chief Minister at a sombre ceremony at the Raj Bhawan, along with all the ministers in the erstwhile Jayalalithaa Cabinet. O Panneerselvam was given oath of office by Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao soon after the news of her demise broke at.....Read More...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 13:59
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Health condition of ailing Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has deteriorated and she has been kept under intensive care, ringing danger signals across the state and creating panic situation among AIADMK people and her supporters. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is said to be critical after she suffered a cardiac arrest in the hospital where she was admitted over two months ago. Apollo Hospitals, in a.....Read More...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:55
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for elections to be held soon. "The 'No's have won in an extraordinary clear-cut way," Renzi told reporters in Rome about an hour after polls had closed in Sunday's balloting. “The experience of my.....Read More...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:31
Vice President-elect of the USA, Mr. Mike Pence, telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena last night (December 1), on behalf of President-elect Mr. Donald Trump. During the conversation, President Sirisena conveyed his best wishes to the new Administration under the leadership of President-elect Mr. Donald Trump. The conversation focused on measures for strengthening bilateral relations.....Read More...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:16
In the three weeks since old 500 and 1,000-rupee notes have been banned by the Indian government, over eight trillion rupees worth demonetized currency has been deposited in banks across the country. With so much old currency accumulated, at least the Reserve Bank of India or RBI’s state branch in Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram has found an alternative to recycle them rather than just.....Read More...
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 23:55
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, the hospital said in a statement. Apollo Hospital confirmed said she had completely recovered. A late evening press release issued by Apollo Hospitals COO Subbiah Viswanathan said, the Chief Minister “suffered a cardiac arrest this evening. She is.....Read More...
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 13:23
By Habib Siddiqui
A genocide is taking place against the Rohingyas of Myanmar. It has been an on-going ethnic cleansing national program in this Buddhist-majority country to erase Muslim presence soon after Burma emerged as an independent state. After General Ne Win took power in 1962 in a military coup, the status of Rohingya further deteriorated. His military junta adopted a policy of "Myanmarisation", which was.....Read More...
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