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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Mistake to think of particular ethnic group in a broader economic development –US President Obama

In an exclusive interview given to the most widely read newspaper USA Today on December 03 President Barrack Obama rejected the notion that there should be special focus on a particular ethnic group when undertaking national economic development.

Limping into Copenhagen Climate Conference through ‘Climategate’

The scientific body which is hell-bent on proving the steady rise in global temperature was dealt a mortal blow two weeks ago in strange circumstances. A hacker, probably from Turkey, was said to have extracted the emails from the CRU, the Climate Research Unit of University of East Anglia in Britain, and world’s most prolific institute on the subject, only to make it public on the internet hours later.

Maoist call nationwide strike in Nepal

The UCPN (Maoist) called a nationwide strike on Sunday protesting against the killing of four cadres in police action in western part of the country on Friday evening.

Sri Lanka; Media Personnel Attacked at the UNP Convention

Seven media personnel from the state owned electronic media stations namely Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and the Independent Television Network (ITN) had been attacked by unidentified persons at the United National Party (UNP) Convention held yesterday at the Nawaloka grounds, Welisara, Colombo.

Huckhim on Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka : A swan song before the NCP Elections 2008

Mr. Huckhim did his favourite kangaroo act for the nth time. He then warned that the government would be taught a ‘lesson’ in the NCP PC elections.

Superficial efforts of USA to defuse Indo-Pakistan antagonism

Indo-Pakistan relations have remained strained since the inception of two states in August 1947. Some of the reasons of undying animosity are the Hindu-British nexus during the British rule in India which persecuted the Indian Muslims and played a perverse role while dividing India. Pakistan was loaded with innumerable complex problems so as to extinguish its life during infancy.

Letter from America: Tom Friedman’s Narratives

In his more recent article "America vs. the Narrative", the New York Times columnist Tom Friedman writes, "Major Hasan was just another angry jihadist..." I beg to differ with such an assertion, which sounds so moronic and unbelievable.

Sunday Celebrity: Kalyanamalai Mohan breaks the mind blocks with smiles, touching talks

Kalyanam (marriage) is a ‘malai’ (mountain- up hill) for many when communities and relatives are disbursed far and wide in the expanding times. Here is one who makes malai (mountain) as maalai (garland) and his “Kalyanamalai” (marriage garland) brings the far and wide, near and near.

The Long Shadow of Impunity

They dot Colombo’s landscape, gigantic hoarding after gigantic hoarding depicting President Rajapakse in a myriad of poses, heroic or compassionate, serious or carefree, petting a child or staring into the space…. Will the ubiquitous hoardings come down on nominations day? Or will they continue to litter the city and the suburbs, in stark violation of election laws?

Islam was wrongly bracketed with extremism and terrorism - Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

Islam does not permit at all the massacre of innocent citizens, and explosions, and suicide bombing in business centers, streets and markets, and mosques, national installations, and other public places.

Implementation of right to health of indigenous peoples essential to Stop TB

"Basic human rights as enjoyed by others have not benefitted indigenous peoples. Therefore the respect and recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples is critical to our dignity and survival.

Special Envoy on children and Armed conflict visiting Sri lanka

Special Envoy Major General (ret) Patrick Cammaert is visiting Sri Lanka on behalf of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. The visit will take place from 6 to 11 December 2009, at the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka.

Karunanidhi to quit politics next June

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi (85) has announced that he will quit active politics after the World Classical Tamil Conference scheduled to be held in Coimbatore in June next year.