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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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US drone strike kills 10 people in northwest Pakistan

About ten people were killed and two others injured in US drone attack in northwest Pakistan.

Lanka laments the plight of 51 fishermen in Indian custody

With the 21 Tamil Nadu fishermen held by the Navy here now ready to head home, Sri Lanka today lamented the plight of their 51 fishermen in Andaman island, being detained for the past seven months.

Week-long holiday announced to mark Dashain festival

The government has announced a week-long public holiday starting Friday to mark Dashain, the greatest Hindu festival, in Nepal. Allm government offices, schools and colleges will remain shut till October 1.

Globally 26m IDPs : Larger picture behind Sri Lanka's IDPs

The latest buzzword today is obviously IDP. Many are not aware of or fail to acknowledge that gglobally, there are 11.4 million refugees and 26 million Internally Displaced Person (IDPs), according to the latest estimates from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Dying days of united Pakistan in 1970-71

Field Marshal Ayub Khan had tried hard to remove east-west inequities but 1965 war sabotaged his plans. Whatever moral failings and political naivety of Gen Yahya Khan, it cannot be denied that like Ayub, Yahya too was sincere in removing sense of deprivation of Bengalis.

Muslims Widely Seen As Facing Discrimination in U.S. – National Survey Reveals

Eight years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Americans see Muslims as facing more discrimination inside the U.S. than other major religious groups. Nearly six-in-ten adults (58%) say that Muslims are subject to a lot of discrimination, far more than say the same about Jews, evangelical Christians, atheists or Mormons.

Karunanidhi has no locus standi to host World Tamil meet: Jaya

All India Anna DMK general secretary J Jayalalitha on Friday charged that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has no locus standi to host the ninth world Tamil conference in Coimbatore in January next year after he had remained a silent spectator to the suppression of Tamils in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

Sri Lankan airline industry loses billions; Misfortune, carelessness or downright inefficiency?

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness – Oscar Wilde

Sri Lanka: The Newborn Care Programme

In Sri Lanka more than 380,000 women become pregnant yearly, of them around 220 die of pregnancy related causes.

Pakistani court orders release of Egyptian woman, kids

A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered release of an Egyptian woman and her kids, earlier jailed for staying in Pakistan illegally.

What Should be the Foreigin Policy Focus of Sri Lanka

Foreign policy of a country in modern era may impact on the progress or destruction of the country as internationalism and global integration clearly indicates that the world has been gradually dividing into power blocs again though the ending of cold war signaled that divisions of the world will be ended with the cold war.

The Need To Balkanise India

The very first successful launching of a satellite by India sometime ago heralded the dawn of a dreaded era that will see the gradual declining of the living standards of the West.

U.S. Government donates computers to start Jaffna training center

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided computers to help establish a computer training center and provide job skills training to youth in Jaffna.

Sporting Demotion in Punjab

A news item earlier in the month dealt with sportspersons in Punjab Police facing demotion because of a court order. This has caused considerable distress within its ranks. But that it had finally surfaced with such drastic measures for remedy should not have surprised anyone.

U.S. to engage with Burmese junta to seek democratic reforms

In a clear departure from the policy of the previous Bush administration not to engage with the ruling military junta in Myanmar (or Burma) but to further tighten economic and other blockades the current Obama administration declared with the opening of the new session of the United Nations on Monday that it will pursue engagement to achieve democratic reforms in this South East Asian nation.

Chandrayaan's rover spotted water on moon in November itself

India's Chandrayaan-I spotted traces of water on the moon within two days of flying round it last November, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman G Madhavan Nair disclosed in Bangalore on Friday.