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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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Govt rejects pre-condition by Maoists for talks

Responding to the ceasefire offer by Maoists, the Union government on Tuesday made it clear that it will not accept any pre-conditions for talks with "ifs and buts" and asked the militants to come out with a simple statement saying they will abjure violence.

Maldives: Government intimidating opposition - Umar

Twice arrested, thrice tear gassed, DRP Deputy Leader Umar Naseer who has been summoned to police five times under President Mohamed Nasheed’s regime, accused the government of intimidating the Opposition.

Uproar over prices: Both Houses adjourned

The issue of high prices of essential food items rocked Parliament on Tuesday. The uproar forced Speaker Meira Kumar to adjourn the Lok Sabha for the day after a furious opposition demanded top priority to a discussion on the issue.

Thailand: Rising Concerns as Migrant Workers' Nationality Verification Deadline Approaches

It is feared that out of the 1.3 million migrant workers in Thailand - the majority of whom are Burmese—could be deported from Thailand if they fail to enter the nationality verification process before 28 February.

China rejects Pak bid to involve it in India talks

Pakistan Foreign minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday seemed to jeopardize the peace talks with India just two days before it is scheduled to begin. He countered Indian foreign ministry’s view that the talks should focus on the issue of terrorism.

Vetran CPI(M) leader Varadarajan's Body Cremated

Body of the Vetran CPI(M) leader and a prominent trade unionist W R Varatharajan, who committed suicide few days back, was cremated on Tuesday evening at Kannamapet burial ground at Saidapet in Chennai.

Australian envoy’s assurance to Punjab CM

In the wake of alleged racial attacks on Indians in Australia, the envoy of the country today said the safety of international students was the top priority of his government.

Indian white lies have begun to get exposed

Indian Hindu political leaders have a track record of going to any extent to get their needs met. They have always been submissive to the powerful and pitiless against the weak. During 1000 years rule of India by the Muslims, the Hindus served the Muslim masters most submissively despite their intense hatred for the Muslims.

SIPRI to launch report on China

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), with the support of the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, will launch a new report entitled “China and the High North prepare for an ice-free Arctic” at a launch event, hosted by the Norwegian Polytechnical Association.

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister launcheed his personal website

With the view to interact with the general public as well as with expatriates, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister , yesterday launched a website of his own. He described the website as a ‘two way traffic.’

Jayalalithaa just opposes whatever the ruling party does: Karunanidhi hits back on Mullai Periyar Dam Issue

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday said that the opposition parties just keep opposing whatever the ruling party does, as a counter to AIADMK Chief Ms J Jayalalithaa, who slammed DMK on its decision to boycott the Supreme court appointed committee on Mullaperiyar Dam issue.

Sri Lanka: Thousands of Farmers to Benefit from UN Funded Anti-Poverty Scheme

Nearly 58,000 farming households in Sri Lanka are expected to benefit from a United Nations-funded programme designed to improve their livelihoods, boost their incomes and enhance their participation in the marketing and selling of their products.

JVP on track to becoming a political non-entity

JVP leaders have to their credit two failed uprisings (1971 & 1988/89) as well as being rejected politically in the 1982 presidential election where JVP leader Rohana Wijeweera contested.