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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

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Is BJP in need of surgery..?

There was climate change in India this summer, but not in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Its defeat in the assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh was a forgone conclusion.

U.S. Moves to ‘stump’ Sri Lanka on Human Rights goes through Green Card holder Sarath Fonseka

If it were an ordinary, harmless interview why couldn’t Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defense Staff General Sarath Fonseka, who was on an official-personal visit to the United States, ignore the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and leave for Sri Lanka without getting Sri Lanka embassy in Washington to request the State Department to get clearance from Immigration and Custom Enforcement of the DHS?

Letter from America: Economy, Election and Endless Wars

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, a 26-year-old Fort Carson, Colorado, soldier set to return to Afghanistan intentionally shot himself in the shoulder to avoid deployment.

K’taka BJP crisis continues, dissidents corner chief minister

While the Congress managed to install its governments on Saturday in Maharashtra and Haryana by pocketing pride, the BJP remains at sea literally with the dissidents mounting new demands in Karnataka.

Google Maths – Pros, Cons and Mystery of the Mastery

Google, the search engine that revolutionized our online experience, has not stopped its highly ambitious forward march as yet; it still rages on with the offer of various innovative features.

The Schizophrenic Nation

It was a tableau of inhumanity, a symbolic forewarning of a country losing its sense of balance and inclining towards indefensible extremes.

Under-age concubines are true, confirms HRCM; But police probe still on

The alleged reports of under-age concubines in the Maldives are now a reality, the country’s Human Rights Commission has confirmed whilst a police probe into the matter is still inconclusive.

Nepal, India to increase vigil on the border to check terrorist activities

Nepal and India have agreed to further step up vigilance on the border to help combat terrorist activities, human trafficking and check smuggling of counterfeit Indian currency.

Dutch man held for child porn

A Dutch national was arrested by the police here on Saturday on the charge of making and distributing child pornography.

Indian plans of a massive US$ 500 billion infrastructure development between 2007 and 2012

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), an apex industry association is organizing Excon 2009, India’s largest and only focused construction equipment and construction technology trade fair between November 25 -29, 2009 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore, India. This five-day exhibition is expected to attract over 350 exhibitors and 50,000 business visitors from across the globe.

“Decriminalize defamation” - MJA urges parliament

The Maldives Journalist Association has urged parliament to decriminalize defamation when the bill to amend the penal code comes up for voting.

Diabetes in Zimbabwe: It’s Not All About Sugar

Growing up in Zimbabwe, diabetes (a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood) was something that the old people always talked about, and the fear of the disease grew over me like a giant baobab.

Indices end in red despite improved activity

Acuity Stockbrokers Research/Sri Lanka Equities in their weekly market review indicated that the market continued to show the declining trend for the third week running, on moderate trading as banking stocks grabbed attention this week.

Lalin’s Column: Fantasizing Indian Intervention

The SL Rumour Mill Consolidation, the common candidate of the LTTE, is close to packing up as its allies are no longer amongst the living. It didn’t prevent it from making its last burst, stinking or not, smelly enough to repulsive.