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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Nepal Maoist not to follow US conditions to get their terrorist tag removed

Senior leader of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chandra Prakash Gajurel has said that his party would not follow the conditions set by the United States to get strip away ‘terrorist tag’ on the party.

‘Lankan Navy attack is mere hue and cry’; released 9 fishermen reaching today

The nine Rameshwaram fishermen who were arrested on June 9 by the Sri Lankan Navy have been released and they are reaching Mandapam Coast Guard today (June 17), and also their two boats seized, according fisheries department officials at Rameshwaram.

60-years after India’s Independence, ruling Congress makes its leaders drop feudal titles

Six decades after India became independent, its ‘natural’ governance party, the ruling Congress has decreed that its leaders should drip all feudal titles like Raja, Maharaj, Maharani, Rajkumari, Kunwar, Rani, Nawab and Begum.

Build Back Better says visiting Disaster Resilience DUO

Prof: Dilanthi Amaratunga and Dr: Richard Haigh of Centre for Disaster Resilience -University of Salford, Manchester, UK, say they are keen to offer the expertise of their Centre to contribute to Sri Lanka’s plans for the IDP resettlement process.

Tourism to boom in North East Sri Lanka

The hotel trade in Sri Lanka have earmarked tremendous opportunities in tourism in the North and East of Sri Lanka after the elimination of Velupillai Prabhakaran and the LTTE.

Fruitless composite dialogue with India be resumed with caution

There is widely held perception in Pakistan and not without substance, that the US is playing a double game and in league with its real allies is fomenting terrorism in Pakistan to make it ungovernable and to justify its intervention to take over nuclear arsenal. India and Israel, its two strategic partners, which are more worried about Pakistan nukes, are fully wedded to this objective of common interest.

World Day to Combat Desertification : Desertification affects 1 Billion - Threatens Stability

Desertification and land degradation affect one third of the Earth’s surface, threatening the livelihoods, well-being and development of as many as one billion people. Desertification coupled with long periods of droughts, famine and deepening poverty, make people flee their lands and homes. There are already an estimated 24 million environmentally induced migrants. According to the United Nations studies, the number could rise to 200 million by 2050.

Bangladesh new army chief takes office

The newly appointed army chief General Md Abdul Mubeen took up his new office on Monday, the Inter Service Public Relations said in a statement. Mubeen formally signed in the command takeover document at the Army Headquarters and took the baton from outgoing army chief General Moeen U Ahmed.

Dr. Brian Seneviratne: A Humanright (LTTE) Activist

Dr. Brian Seneviratne, an ethnic Sri Lankan Sinhalese expatriate and a consultant physician living in Brisbane, Australia. He is, of course, a proud cousin of the former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga. He has been a so-called self-proclaimed human right activist and was a friend of Mr. Kandasamy, a human right activist who was cold bloodily killed by LTTE during its terror against the voices of human rights in Jaffna. Dr. Brian Seneviratne was furious and became anti-LTTE proponent soon after Mr. Kandasamy was gunned down. Not to mention that Dr. Seneviratne was in tears and I consoled him then.

TNA's Kishore and four others to join government

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By Our Colombo Correspondent Prasad Gunewardene

Colombo, 16 June, (Asiantribune.com): In a dramatic turn of events, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Wanni Distri

New US commander for Afghanistan takes charge

General Stanley McChrystal has officially taken over as the new commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. He came to war-torn country with a tall order from President Barack Obama. And very first thing on the list includes: change the way US and NATO forces relate to the Afghan people, who are distrustful of foreign forces repeated incidents of civilian casualties during military operations.

India pins hopes on BRIC, SCO summits, Singh likely to meet Zardari

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday left the Russian city Yekaterinburg to attend BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) summit and the annual gathering of Russia-China dominated 10-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Mr. Chidambaram of India : Demanding equal rights for Tamils in Sri Lanka

It would be in the interest of India if her Union Home Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram were to acquaint himself with facts about Sri Lanka concerning the Sri Lankan Tamils before making press releases. Knowing who Karunanidi, Jayalalitha and Vaiko are if he were to rely on them for information about Tamils in Sri Lanka then it will only damage his credibility and we will simply ignore him.

Nepal Maoist not to follow US conditions to get their terrorist tag removed

Senior leader of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chandra Prakash Gajurel has said that his party would not follow the conditions set by the United States to get strip away ‘terrorist tag’ on the party.

India pins hopes on BRIC, SCO summits, Singh likely to meet Zardari

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday left the Russian city Yekaterinburg to attend BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) summit and the annual gathering of Russia-China dominated 10-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Mr. Chidambaram of India : Demanding equal rights for Tamils in Sri Lanka

It would be in the interest of India if her Union Home Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram were to acquaint himself with facts about Sri Lanka concerning the Sri Lankan Tamils before making press releases. Knowing who Karunanidi, Jayalalitha and Vaiko are if he were to rely on them for information about Tamils in Sri Lanka then it will only damage his credibility and we will simply ignore him.

Tezpur Air Base gets SU-30 aircraft

Tezpur air base, close to China and Tibet in North-east India, has acquired Su-30 aircraft. The occasion marks the end of 2-year long upgradation of facilities including the runway.


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