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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2611

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Pak Foreign Secretary arrives for talks with Nirupama Rao

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir along with his delegation arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday evening for the Foreign Secretary-level talks to be held on Thursday.

Sri Lanka strongly protests British Foreign Secretary’s participation at Global Tamil Forum

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama summoned the British Acting High Commissioner in Colombo Mark Gooding to the Foreign Ministry yesterday to express Sri Lanka’s strong protest with regard to the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs David Miliband’s intent to address the London Conference of the pro-LTTE ‘Global Tamil Forum’ (GTF) yesterday (24/2).

Mamtha's Railway Budget: Karunanidhi, Jayalalithaa jointly applaud

To everyone's surprise, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi and his arch rival and the opposition AIADMK Supremo Jayalalithaa has forgotten the border between their parties and jointly praised the Railway Budget presented in Parliament by Railway Minister and the iron lady of Bengal Mamtha Banerjee.

Beheading of Sikh to be taken up with Pakistan

Terming the beheading of a Sikh in Pakistan as a matter of "deep and serious concern", the government on Wednesday said the issue is being taken up appropriately with the Pakistani side.

Anbazhagan is the AIADMK candidate for Pennagaram by Election: Jayalalithaa announces

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Wednestday announced Mr R Anbazhagan, Secretary of the party of Dharmapuri District, as its candidate in the Pennagaram Assembly Constituency for the by election which will be held on March 27.

Magnetic And Splitting Powers of MR

President Mahinda Rajapaksa may or may not have read "How to win friends and influence people" by Dale Carnegie even though over10 million copies of that book had been sold.

Jayalalithaa turns 62 : Enthusiastic Celbrations in several states

Prayers from people of different religions, distribution of sweets and welfare assistance to the poor marked the 62nd birthday celebrations of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalitha was held yesterday in states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh , Karnataka , Maharashtra and Delhi.

Separating Taliban from al-Qaeda

Till recently the US/NATO alliance was far from even realizing the threat posed by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

India : No increase in passenger fares, freight in rail budget

The Railway Budget for 2010-11 on Wednesday proposed no increase in passenger fares and freight rates while reducing the tariff by Rs 100 per wagon in transportation of foodgrains, kerosene and fertilisers to tackle the price rise.

Minister Milinda seeks the blessings of Hindu religious leaders

Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress and Minister Milinda Moragoda handed over the policy document of the party on the forthcoming General Election titled “Agenda for influencing the Government.” to a number of influential members of the Hindu Religious Leaders at a ceremony held at the Shanmuga’s Hotel, Wellawatta recently.

India, Pakistan talks open in New Delhi

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao met her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Thursday to kick off a dialogue between the two countries after a hiatus of 14 months. India had suspended the composite dialogue with Pakistan after the terror attack on Mumbai on November 26, 2008, which was planned and carried out by Pakistani terrorists.