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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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India’s apex court judges go public with their assets

In an epoch making decision, India’s highest judiciary- the judges and the chief justice of the country’s Supreme Court, have made public their assets. The disclosure made on the Supreme Court said ‘the above declaration of assets is purely on voluntary basis’.

Digital Film Projection system to be introduced soon to Sri Lanka

National Film Corporation says it has already discussed with the Secretary of the Cultural Affairs Ministry to amend the Film Corporation Act to facilitate the digital film projection system in local film halls.

Nepal prepares to hold cabinet meeting at Everest Base Camp

After Maldives it is now the turn of Nepal to draw attention of the world towards climate change.

Can Campbell-Marciel Mission Make a Breakthrough in Burma?

Compelled by crushing sanctions and crumbling economy, the Burmese (Myanmar if you want the present day official word for Burma) the unprofessional military junta is left with no option but to turn to the west for deliverance. No surprise therefore that Senior-General Than Shwe is looking for opportunities to mend fences with the US in particular and in the process gain a little bit of legitimacy to his rule.

Fishing In Troubled Waters

The day was January 24, 2006. The place was Patiala in the Northwestern Indian State of Punjab. A person by the name of Gopal Krishan Kashyap was up to a deadly mission.

Operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan

FATA consisting of seven tribal agencies is backward and poverty stricken with little means of employment. The tribesmen are excellent fighters, revengeful, hospitable, fiercely independent, religious and proud of their traditions. They have all along remained loyal to Pakistan and defended western border without any assistance from Pakistan army.

To Minister Moragoda: Police brutality and suggested remedies

The ITN cameraman who recorded the inhuman brutality of the murder of the mentally retarded young man on a beach at Bambalapitiya has done a great service to the country in having shown vividly to the nation what police brutality is really like that people have never been aware of.

French audience mesmerized by Lankan students on UNESCO-Sri Lanka 60th anniversary

Students from faraway schools in Sri Lanka mesmerized the French audience at the prestigious UNESCO auditorium when they performed traditional dances at a colourful concert aptly named ‘Varna’ held on October 29 to mark the 60th anniversary of UNESCO-Sri Lanka relations.

Sri Lanka: Senior DIG Balasuriya Appointed as new IGP

Senior DIG Mahinda Balasuriya has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s 32nd Inspector General of Police (IGP) by President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (November 02) and new IGP is due to assume duties this morning, Police Media Spokesman DIG Nimal Mediwaka said.

Why is Raja talking about scam in BJP Govt now, asks Jaya

All India Anna DMK leader J Jayalalitha on Monday asked IT Minister A Raja how he could justify the scam in the allocation of 2G spectrum to telecom operators by alleging that a bigger scandal involving Rs 1 lakh crore took place in the previous BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Government.

U.S. Policy and Burma Protracted Conflicts

In just over a month from the announcement of the Obama administration's 9-month long policy review on Burma, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and his deputy will pay a two-day visit to the military-ruled country from November 3 to 4.


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