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TN Assembly: Tamil proverbs provoke near pandemonium

The Tamil Nadu state Assembly witnessed tense moments as chaos and confusion reigned over an hour. It was over a couple of proverbs used, and the DMK and AIADMK MLAs were up against each other.

Top NGOs face peril despite country returning to ‘normalcy’

Despite the end of war against LTTE and the return to ‘the normalcy’ in Colombo, some civil society outfits in Colombo continue to be on the rough ride facing peril. The Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) and Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) are two such institutions reportedly facing uncertainty.Initially no less than five national level NGOs & INGOs

Delhi returns Gujarat’s tough anti-terror law after holding it back for four-years

The Manmohan Singh has slipped into a confrontationist mode with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the issue of fighting terrorism by rejecting Presidential assent to a tough anti-terror law of Gujarat.

Delhi asks West Bengal Govt to ban Maoist Naxalites

As the Marxist communist government in West Bengal is battling the Maoist menace in Lalgarh, which is less than 200 kms from state capital, Kolkata, the Manmohan Singh government in Delhi asked for a Bengal ban on the Left wing extremists.

Chidambaram’s Mission Kashmir

If the Home Minster P. Chidambaram’s Srinagar visit has raised hopes among the people that the State and the Central Governments would take all necessary steps to ensure that the Security Forces would be more disciplined hereafter and no Human Rights violations would take place in the state, it has also disappointed some quarters who feel that their expectations have not been met. This is primarily with regard to reduction of level of troops in the state and withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

U.S. Congress approval of $100 billion to IMF helps developing nations

Approval by the U.S. Congress of a US$ 100 billion package of measures related to the IMF gives a big boost to international funding to combat the global economic crisis and in channeling enhanced assistance to developing countries hit by the financial turmoil.

Ban Maoists, Indian Govt tells West Bengal

As special armed police of the West Bengal Government and the Central para-military forces continued their operations for the second day on Friday to flush out Maoist rebels from Lalgarh in West Midnapore district, 150 km from Kolkatta, the Government of India asked the State Government to ban the outfit.

Katchateevu: Time to act, not sermonise, Jaya tells Karunanidhi

All India Anna DMK leader J Jayalalitha said on Saturday that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi should act with firmness with the Indian Government in getting back Katchatheevu, which was ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974, more so as the island government "is reported to be constructing a watch tower there with the help of Chinese and this will affect our security".

Yet another birthday, yet another unwanted ‘gift’ from ASEAN to Aung San Suu Kyi and her fellow Burma citizens

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) calls on ASEAN leaders to urgently meet to deliver new and effective policies and mechanisms that are desperately needed vis-a-vis Myanmar’s military junta that will enable a tangible and lasting solution to the country’s crisis.

Public Diplomacy lesson for the ignorant in Third World nations:U.S. on eliminating ‘Trust Deficit’

If the United States wants to forge relationships with people around the globe – and this is absolutely critical to U.S. national strategic objectives – U.S. needs to understand people’s interests and aspirations, and form partnerships to provide them with information and services they value. That is the key to an enduring relationship.”

TN Assembly: Tamil proverbs provoke near pandemonium

The Tamil Nadu state Assembly witnessed tense moments as chaos and confusion reigned over an hour. It was over a couple of proverbs used, and the DMK and AIADMK MLAs were up against each other.

Next 18 months critical in Afghanistan

Wajid Ali Syed – Reporting from Washington

Washington, 20 June, (Asiantribune.com): The next 18 months will be crucial in Afghanistan, the new commander of NATO and US forces there said on Friday.

Public Diplomacy lesson for the ignorant in Third World nations:U.S. on eliminating ‘Trust Deficit’

If the United States wants to forge relationships with people around the globe – and this is absolutely critical to U.S. national strategic objectives – U.S. needs to understand people’s interests and aspirations, and form partnerships to provide them with information and services they value. That is the key to an enduring relationship.”

TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao resigns as rebels launch a new forum

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) supremo K Chandrasekhara Rao, KCR to his followers, resigned Friday amidst an open rebellion against his leadership though his supporters have vowed not to let him step down.


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