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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2522

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India will lose patience if 26/11 is repeated, warns Gates

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, who is on a visit to New Delhi, warned on Wednesday that if militant groups with roots in Pakistan carried out another Mumbai-type terror attack, India which has shown remarkable restraint till now, cannot be expected not to retaliate. Any such attack could even trigger a war between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India. Gates said that South Asian militant groups were seeking to destabilise the entire region.

Wimal reveals another plan by the Opposition to Spread Violence

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansha at a press briefing on Tuesday revealed that Opposition’s common candidate General Sarath Fonseka and his team was getting ready for several disastrous missions within next two to three days, as they have clearly realized of their defeat at the Presidential election on January 26.

Malaysian PM woos Indian investors

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Abdul Razak has invited cash-rich Indian investors to consider Malaysia’s growing capital market.

US sets conditions for taking Maoists off terrorist list

United States has set four broad conditions for the UCPN (Maoists) to fulfill in order to get their party removed from the US list of international terrorist organizations.

Thai Pongal Celeberated at Sri Lanka’s Mission in Washington

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC together with the Sri Lankan community in the Greater Washington area, for the fifth consecutive year celebrated the Thai Pongal festival at a colorful ceremony at the Embassy on January 17, 2010.

The 'Change' euphoria in Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election

By end 2009, almost 700,000 Americans had lost their jobs, 1.4million Americans were unemployed, a further 30,000 US troops had been sent to Afghanistan and Iraq was being replaced with Iran. Summing up the disappointment felt by most Americans on the Obama “Change” was a single poster that read “He has a Dream, We got a Nightmare”. It is now Sri Lanka’s turn to carry the 'Change' slogan and the common candidate is outlining a long list of 'Change' promises that repeatedly demands voters to think twice.

Racial attacks will hit ties, Krishna cautions Australia

Continued attacks on Indians in Australia do not "augur well" for bilateral ties, external affairs Minister S M Krishna said in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Higher Education to Control the County

Sanskrit says that: 'Education leads to liberation' – Liberation from ignorance which shrouds the mind, Liberation from superstitions, which paralyze efforts, liberation from prejudice, which blind the vision of truth”.

UN report paints grim picture of conditions of world’s indigenous peoples

The world’s 370 million indigenous peoples suffer very high rates of poverty, health problems, crime and human rights abuses, says the first ever United Nations study on the subject findings of which were issued last week.

Sri Lanka upgraded to middle income country status

Sri Lanka received a major recognition as a middle income country. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has upgraded Sri Lanka into its Middle Income Emerging Markets by its latest listing on January 11, 2010.