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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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President Asif Ali Zardari in London

President Asif Ali Zardari  in London

President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday met Britain’s Muslim parliamentarian Lord Nazir Ahmed here and discussed ways on how the UK-based Pakistanis could play key role in promoting country’s positive image.

Stocks surge on renewed optimism

Acuity – HNB Stockbrokers Research indicated that Stocks witnessed a solid week with gains accelerating towards the latter part of the week supported by signs of improving institutional participation and the upgrading of country’s sovereign rating outlook by S & P.

Italian Prime Minister Is to Get Tough with the Press - at Last!

Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, has made it clear that he had enough of exposure of his private life; he’s coming out fighting against the publication of the scandals surrounding his bedroom acrobatics while issuing libel writs against scores of European newspapers.

Sunday Celebrity: Playback singer P.B.Sreenivos, the multi-faceted personality

Up to the age of three, his parents were very much worried the child was not speaking, and they were praying all the gods they knew to open up his voice. Their joy knew no bounds when one day the child yelled when a stone slab fell near it with a great bang.

Pakistan introduces reforms for its northern areas

Islamabad, 30 August, ( The government of Pakistan has decided to introduce reforms for Northern Areas of the country with a new system of governance with more administrative and financial autonomy for the said region.

International assistance should aim for tangible results: Minister Bogollagama

International assistance to Sri Lanka should aim for tangible results with the benefits rapidly to reach the people at grassroots level emphasised Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama during his meeting on Friday with Liam Fox, MP, Shadow Defence Secretary of the United Kingdom.

Letter from America: Col. Gaddafi’s Anticipated Visit of the UN

Remember the words of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela who on September 20, 2006, standing before the United Nations General Assembly, said, “Yesterday, the devil came here,” alluding to President George W. Bush’s appearance before the General Assembly?

Towards an Unjust Sri Lanka

"For man is the cruellest animal” - Nietzsche (Thus Spake Zarathustra)

There is no reason to keep displaced Tamils in camps, if they are non-combatants and have a place to go. An obvious, even a banal, truth in any pluralist democracy, but a groundbreaking pronouncement in today’s Sri Lanka, where the de facto incarceration of more than two hundred and fifty thousand Tamils is depicted and accepted as something unremarkably normal, a mere detail.

Chandrayaan-I won, but life cut short

India’s maiden moon mission, the ambitious Chandrayaan-1, which was launched in October last year, failed today after ISRO lost contact with the spacecraft, cutting short its expected two-year scheduled odyssey.

Manmohan promises early steps on Sri Lankan Tamil IDPs

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has promised to take up with the Sri Lankan government as soon as possible the question of early rehabilitation of Tamils uprooted from the war zone and living in make-shift camps, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said here on Saturday.

BBC At It Again

Ever since India got independence in 1947, the BBC was highlighting the poverty of India by harping on the living standards of the poorest of the poor day in and day out and it always ran down India till it came to a point when Indira Gandhi could not take it anymore and she kicked the BBC out of India but the hate of those at the BBC against India still remains unabated even after 62 years because it is India that broke the backbone of the British empire.

Blast near VP Jha’s residence, one injured

A little-known armed outfit called Kirant Janawadi Workers’ Party on Friday evening exploded a bomb near the residence of Vice President Paramananda Jha at Gaurighat in Kathmandu.

India's moon mission ends abruptly

The Indian Space Research Organisation announced on Saturday that radio contact with unmanned moon mission Chandrayaan-I was abruptly lost at 0130 Hrs and project director M Annadurai told the Press Trust of India it marked the end of the mission one year ahead of schedule.

Pakistan: Reform of Nothern Areas

Pakistan: Reform of Nothern Areas

The Cabinet on Saturday approved a self governance reforms package for the country’s Northern Areas aimed at giving it full internal autonomy besides changing its nomenclature to Gilgit Baltistan.

Soothsayers arrested for poisoning children to death

A soothsayer and her husband have been arrested in a village near Salem for allegedly poisoning to death six children in the age group three to seven between January 2008 and April 2009.