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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Swamy Nithyanantha's case file sent to Karnataka: DGP Letika Saran

The Director General of Police(DGP) Tamil Nadu, Ms Letika Saran has said, that she sent the controversial spiritual Swamy Nityananda's Sexual Scanal Case files to Karnanataka by Registered Post.

India: Huge rally marks 25 years of downtrodden’s party

Tens of thousands of people from all over the country, including Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala, gathered in the Uttar Pradesh capital city, Lucknow, Monday for Chief Minister Mayawati's rally to mark the Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) 25th anniversary celebrations.

Milinda makes donation to renovate the Kovil of Hindu College, Bambalapitiya

As part of his no-frills campaign to put the focus of the elections back on the community, the Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress (SLNC), Milinda Moragoda on Monday, presented a donation to the Hindu College, Bambalapitiya.

Indian self-group to provide artificial limbs to Iraq war victims

The famed artificial Jaipur Foot, which has enabled thousands of disabled people restart their lives in the country, is now all set to offer a healing touch to the victims of strife-torn Iraq.

Ban Kin Moon On His Own

Is Ban Kin Moon on a solo run on the starters orders to satisfy those western nations? How far he can he run?

Life is a nightmare for North-East girls in New Delhi

The Capital city of India has become a daily nightmare for women from the North-East of the country who come to study or for work. Increasing incidents of molestation of girls from North-East have caused tension among the hundreds of girls, who prefer to live in groups in low-rent colonies.

TNA is led by leaders of yesterday who do not see a future for the Tamils

The latest policy declaration of the TNA that they will opt for a Federal solution instead of a separate State for Tamils in Sri Lanka was muddied when its leader went on to state that they still retain their right to self determination.

Nuclear liability Bill: Govt backs off to avert trouble

With the main opposition party the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as the Left parties opposing the nuclear liability bill, the Manmohan Singh government on Monday played safe and deferred introduction in the Lok Sabha of the bill that provides for compensation in the event of an accident.

India’s interceptor missile fails to take off

India's new Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile, capable of destroying hostile missiles, on Monday encountered coordination problem and failed to take off during a planned launch from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.

Indian Science Congress disagrees with Madras University: Row over Graduation

The Indian Science Congress (ISC), the apex body for promoting science and research, on Monday, disagreed with the Madras University's proposed move to disallow Plus II students of the science stream from taking up Arts or Commerce for graduation.

US State Dept report based on anonymous sources

The human rights report on Sri Lanka released by the US State Department last week consists of vague, non-specific and unverifiable information. Stating this, the Ministry of Human Rights and Disaster Management said that the report appears to fall short of the high standards that the State Department professes to uphold.

Strong and stable Parliament needed to take country forward - President Rajapaksa

A stable and strong Parliament built by people's strength is needed to implement the country's future development plans with new vigor, stated President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He made these statements addressing a gathering at Diyawara, Lunugamvehera yesterday (14 March) where a cultural centre was declared open by the President.

Umbilical cord blood: Panacea for all diseases

A major breakthrough in medical science has been achieved, as panacea for all diseases has been found in the form of umbilical cord blood stem cells.

Thai PM rejects demand for fresh elections

Thailand's Prime Minister, backed by a formidable military force, rejected an ultimatum to dissolve Parliament on Monday as tens of thousands of red-shirted protesters vowed to splatter the seat of government with their own blood if their demands weren't met, reports from the Thai capital said.

Burma: It's time for the NLD to flex its muscles

Is Senior General Than Shwe gone mad? This question comes forward after the junta headed by Than Shwe announces election laws. Many would agree in the affirmative, “yes.” Than Shwe has gone out his mind. What is wrong with him is the power. Power crazy. He seems exceedingly frightened to loose power, some analysts say.

Foreign varsities can set up campus in India

A foreign university aspiring to set up a campus in India will have to deposit Rs. 50 crore as corpus fund and cannot take back the surplus generated from education activities in the country. These tough conditions are part of a Bill approved by the Union Cabinet on Monday to allow entry and operation of foreign education providers in India.