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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2646

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No consensus: Govt says ‘No’ to Bt brinjal

Following widespread protests from States and from farmers, the Central government on Tuesday refused to give a go-ahead to commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal.

What if Sarath Fonseka won the elections?

In a Letter to the Editor Narada Gangadhara writes, Let's turn the table. What if Sarath Fonseka won the elections?

Agni-III launch: No threat from India, says China

Dismissing reports that India’s nuclear-capable Agni-III missile, which has a range of 3,500 km posed a threat to China, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu has said China and India were having friendly and cooperative relations. China on Tuesday said both countries did not pose a mutual threat.

Pay Nine Lacks as compensation to Sri Lankan Fernado Family: Madras High Court

Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Government to pay Rs. 9 lacks as compensation to family of a Sri Lankan fisherman Wamrnakulasooriya Canicius Fernando(44), who was shot dead by the local police in-front of the Madurai Prison in 2007.

MJA Chief faults President Nasheed over throttling media

President of the Maldives Journalist Association Ahmed Zahir spoke to Asian Tribune on a host of issues related to the press.

Govt reiterates talks offer to Maoists

Reiterating his offer for talks if Maoists halted violence, Home minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said the government was forced to continue its operations in Maoist insurgency-hit states as the rebels had spurned previous such appeals.

Gen. Fonseka’s Arrest Nothing to do with the International Community - Foreign Minister

Foreign Affairs Minister Roitha Bogollagama stressed that the arrest of former Army Commander and presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka is not an issue to be bothered by the international community.

IPL Guidelines Restricting "Media"

A stand-off between the Media and Indian Premier League(IPL) seems to be on the cards with the IPL making changes in its "Media accreditation and news access guidelines" that would make it difficult for news organisations to accept them on several counts.

Downfall of Gen. Fonseka from Patriot to Traitor

Eight months ago, with the defeat of the LTTE, Gen. Fonseka's popularity was at it's height. He became an idol overnight. This led to his greed for power.

No need of going to Cricket Ground: You can watch IPL matches in Cinemas

George Bernard Shaw in the nineteenth century made a funny quote about Cricket as a game played by eleven fools watched by eleven thousand fools. But in this 21st century not just thousands but lakhs of fans are lingering in the cricket grounds to watch their all time favorite Cricket!

The US finding itself on the horns of a dilemma in Afghanistan

The new reintegration US plan hinges on winning over moderate Taliban which in their view form 70% of total fighters. Their supposed success with some of the former Taliban officials who had worked under Mullah Omar has led them to believe that with their help they would be able to wean away the majority and isolate hardcore Taliban. $1.5 billion has been pledged to woo the reconcilable. Only the reconcilable who will renounce militancy, surrender arms and cut off links with Al-Qaeda and Mullah Omar led hardliners would stand qualified.

Reservation for Muslims Could Encourage Conversions: AP HC

The Andhra Pradesh High Court (AP HC) has held that the reservation for Muslims in education and job on religion basis could encourage Conversions.

Longstanding cooperation and assistance received from Russia recalled

The Sri Lanka Minister for Foreign Affairs Rohitha Bogollagama, who accompanied the Sri Lanka President to Russia, said it was President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s first high-level visit to the country to take place after 36 years, the last being by Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1974.