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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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Pay up, you are being watched

Vanessa Woods - New Scientist

Generous under Scrutiny: Would you donate more to charity
if you were being watched? Even if
it was by a bug-eyed robot called Kismet? Surprisingly, Kismet's
goofy mug is enough to bring out the best in us - a discovery which
could help us understand the roots of human generosity. Researchers
believe that even though we know the robot is not alive, gazing into
its eyes triggers something deep-seated in our mental

Burma is at a "Tipping Point"

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Security is very tight in Rangoon and the Burmese military government is alleging that "terrorists" were responsible for the bomb blasts in Rangoon last week. The generals have been paranoid since the assassination of General Maung Aye's personal assistant in January 2005.

Indian legislature asserts its rights and privileges, tells Judiciary not to stray into its domain

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

A conference of presiding officers of various states in India has called asked the judiciary not to stray into their domain and respect the dividing line between the legislature and the Supreme Court.

Pakistan releases 533 Indian prisoners

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan on
Sunday released 529 Indian fishermen and four other
prisoners held since last year for illegally fishing
in its territorial waters of Arabian Sea.

Sri Lanka: Fish consumption gradually on the increase

Sunil C. Perera in Sri Lanka

The local fish consumption is gradually increasing. However most of the consumers are still refusing to eat fish after the Boxing Day tsunami disaster, said Colombo based fish vendors who lost their businesses completely.

Pakistan to organize country trade exhibition in Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera in Sri Lanka

The Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to organize Pakistan trade fair in Sri Lanka this year.

KNU demands for the immediate release of Shan leaders.

Karen National Union has demanded for the immediate release of the Shan Leaders including Shan National League for Democracy (SNLD) leaders, U Khun Tun Oo, Saing Nyunt Lwin, and Shan State Army (SSA) leader Gen. Say Htin since it abysmally damages unity among ethnic nationalities and national accord.

Beetle-leaves growers to get orders from Pakistan

Sunil C. Perera in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Beetle leaves and the spice growers would receive good export market after the signing of the proposed Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

The Need for an Organised Approach to Global Buddhist Humanitarian Services

“The tsunami disaster of December 26, 2004, which is now part of history as one of the worst calamities that befell humanity in recent times, spontaneously brought to life the inner qualities of caring and sharing, generosity, compassion, love and kindness, cherished by every human being,” Olcott Gunasekera President, Asian Buddhist Congress.