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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Where Is Proof…?

For sheer tenacity and longevity this show has few parallels in the media in the country. Right from the day Mumbai was attacked by Pakistani terrorists on 26 November 2008 something or the other about it keeps cropping up both in the print and the electronic media. One thing that has become a regular, a must, on the television channels is a ‘debate’ which includes participants from across the border.

Don't bring in caste in Dinakaran case, Congress tells Mayawati

The Congress has, in a stinging attack, virtually told Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati that her concern for Karnataka Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, now facing impeachment in the Rajya Sabha for judicial misconduct, stems from narrow considerations of caste as he happenes to be a fellow Dalit.

Two claimants from Oppositon to be Executive PM., Ranil and Fonseka !!!

The Sunday Leader of 20th Dec. reported that Ranil had said, "...Sri Lanka's opposition party is supporting the cadidature of Gen.Fonseka in order to abolish executive presidency in the country..." He had also added that, "... In a caretaker government he hopes to function as Executive PM..."

Sri Lanka: UN questions Govt on Fonseka’s allegations

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, has asked the government to provide explanations with regard to the circumstances of the death of three senior LTTE cadres and their families at the last stages of military operations to defeat the LTTE in May this year.

Court of inquiry formed over repatriation of a UN peacekeeper

Nepal Army (NA) has formed a three-member committee to probe into the repatriation of its Major Niranjan Basnet by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in Chad.

Tamil & Muslim Leaders Rally Round Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Presidential Election

Politicians who represent Tamil and Muslim communities addressing the media together in one stage yesterday in Colombo pledged their support to the United People’s Freedom Alliance's (UPFA) presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa.

US scheme of defending homeland security is childish

USA is the largest economic power of the world and strongest military power in human history. Its moral, political, and diplomatic strength which was at its peak till 9/11 has drastically eroded after the fateful event. Collapse of Soviet Union in 1991 had provided a great opportunity to USA to rule the world as a sole super power for the next 100 years.

Infosys mentor under fire over Bangalore airport

A joint committee of the Karnataka Assembly and Legislative Council has indicted Infosys Technologies mentor N R Narayana Murthi and senior IAS officers involved in the construction of the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) and called for action against them for faulty design. It has said decisions taken from start to finish were "ill-suited to build a world class airport."

Cong MP ends fast against separate Telangana

Congress member of Parliament from Vijayawada L. Rajagopal, who had escaped from one hospital to surface in another after the police tried to break his hunger strike for a united Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday ended his fast following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance to a delegation of party MPs that he would take a call on forming a separate Telangana after consulting all stakeholders.