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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

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Century’s heaviest flood to Krishna, havoc in Andhra, Karnataka

Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have witnessed the heaviest flood in the river Krishna and its tributaries in more than 106 years. The devastation is on an unprecedented scale. Both states will take months to come back to a semblance of normal life.

India likely to place upgraded MIGs along Western border next year

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is likely to induct upgraded MIG -29 for duty along the Western border sometime next year. It has three MIG squadrons based at Adampur and Jamnagar.

Migrant's Role in Politics & Civil Wars in Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Mozambique

The world's 200 million international migrants have traditionally been viewed in terms of dollars and cents: how much hard currency have they remitted to their home countries?

Hillary Clinton Insults Sri-Lanka

Hillary Clinton announced to the whole world that our troops have committed rape on women caught up in conflict areas meaning Tamil women.

Dolphin named as India’s national aquatic animal

India has declared the dolphin as its national aquatic animal. The move is a part of the all-out effort to save the rare freshwater species from disappearing from the country’s aqua-map.

Foreign Minister Bogollagama expresses hope for EU countries to resolve the GSP Plus issue

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama expressed hope for positive engagement of EU countries to resolve the GSP Plus issue.

U.S. scientists win Nobel Prize-medicine

The 2009 Nobel Prize for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase" has bee won by three U.S. scientists, the Nobel Foundation in Sweden said.

Sunday Celebrity: Prakash Raj - A new star on the film horizon

Three-time National award winner multi-lingual actor Prakash Raj is on bouquet gathering spree in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. For bagging National “best actor” award.

Human Development Report challenges common migration misconceptions

A llowing for migration—both within and between countries—has the potential to increase people’s freedom and improve the lives of millions around the world, according to the 2009 Human Development Report launched here today.

Manifestation of Indo-Pakistan rivalry seen in cricket matches

Pakistan’s hockey, cricket, and squash teams have excelled at the world level. Pakistan shone in yachting and snooker competitions as well. In hockey, Pakistan won golden medals and in squash its players Hashim Khan, Roshan Khan, Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan remained reigning champions for a very long time.

Sri Lankan Prez visiting Nepal in October-end

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is visiting Nepal in October-end in his capacity as the Chair of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

U.S’.s standing in proffering “war crimes” charges against others

The above proverb which might not appear to be very pleasant, speaks of a political reality capable of universal application to global situations even today though it may have been a down to earth observation made by an ancient community in the Orient based on their limited surroundings. It is more down to earth than Kautilya’s ‘Matsya Nyaya’ (the big fish devouring the small one) which he probably found in the Vedic texts as I did while reading the Vedas.

Don't trivialize Lankan Tamil issue - Jaya tells Karunanidhi

All India Anna DMK general secretary and Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa has asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi not to trivialize the Sri Lankan Tamils struggle for a homeland by campaigning for citizenship or permanent resident status to those who had sought refuge in the State.