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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2614

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English and imperialism in Bangladesh

Recently, a Bengali lecturer of an English course in a private university was unable to translate "Nogorayan" - a Bengali word that stands for "urbanization" - in a class when a student asked her for help. The teacher proudly said that she could not translate the word, since she was more familiar with English, had forgotten many Bengali words and felt more at home with English.

A Burmese Perspective Is America a Paper Tiger?

It seems that President Barack Obama's first trip to Asia has signaled a turning point in relations between a weakened American eagle and the fiery Chinese Dragon that senses its time has come to ignore on human rights and restrict it to economics only.

Mahajana Viyawastawa – A New Constitution for Sri Lanka’s Future

Although several months have passed since the combined might of the three defence services and the police, ably supported by the President of Sri Lanka and the Secretary Defence was able to defeat the LTTE terrorists, the expected peace dividend has not yet materialised.

Envoys urge political parties for renewed progress on peace process

Kathmandu, 21 November, ( A group of the heads of diplomatic missions in Nepal on Friday urged all political parties in the country to fully abide by the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) reached between the then Seven Political Party and the Maoists and ‘rededicate’ themselves to their commitments to the people.

Madras High Court judges declare assets

Following the precedent set by the Supreme Court judges, all the 54 judges of the Madras High Court have declared their assets.

General Fonseka rented out a house for SLR 1 million per month

Former Army Commander and Chief of Defense Staff General Sarath Fonseka has rented out a house in the most luxurious location in front of Royal College, Colombo, almost next to the Chinese restaurant.