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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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BJP: When In Trouble Seek: Salvation in Hindutva

By Suresh Kr Pramar – Asian Tribune

An oft repeated Hindi phrase says Miya Ki Dhaud Masjid Tak. Its literal meaning is whenever a Miya (Muslim) faces a crises he rushes to the Masjid to seek solace and succor. Much in the same manner the BJP, the party which ruled the country for six years till recently whenever in political trouble runs to take shelter in its Hindutva ideology and temple politics.

Dhaka for restart of Rohingya repatriation

As the indefinite presence of Rohingyas refugees from Myanmar in the country’s south-eastern parts poses a socio-economic threat, Dhaka wants to gear up repatriation of the refugees to their homeland taking advantage of the present friendly relations with Yangon.

Bush warns Americans they are 'still not safe'

U.S. President George W. Bush warned Americans on Saturday last weekend's terrorism alert was another sign the country was still not safe but said he was taking steps to prevent future attacks.

War soon would be inevitable in the East of Sri Lanka

Daily dozens of former cadres who earlier belonged to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and who were sent back to their homes by Colonel Karuna Amman are now trekking and slipping back into the jungles in the periphery areas of the Amparai districts to join the Karunas group.

2 injured, 10 wooden buildings destroyed in Bangkok fire

A strong fire erupted early Sunday in a densely-populated residential area near a shopping center in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, injuring two people and destroying more than 10 wooden buildings.

About 700 hilltribe people in Nan receive Thai citizenship

After waiting for Thai citizenship for several decades even though they were born in Thailand, a total of 695 hilltribe people in this northern province have received the citizenship from Deputy Prime Minister Chaturon Chaisang during a ceremony to commemorate the auspicious 72nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 12 August.

Sri Lanka: A shot in the arm for UFPA, with addition of 17 new MPs’ support to stabilize the government

Sri Lanka’s ruling United Freedom People’s Alliance Government has now come to steady itself with the sudden support of 17 members of Parliament, making it a stable government with 106 + 17 = 123 member strong in a unicameral Sri Lankan National Assembly – Parliament, of a total of 225 members.

California based Sri Lankan Citicorp Banker ended life tragically in the Lake Tahoe tragedy

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

A business trip organized by the Citicorp Financial Services for its top producers of California ended in tragedy for Sri Lankan born Asitha Christopher Abeyrama (29), a father of a seven year old daughter, who was found dead in the waters of Lake Tahoe, in Reno Nevada.