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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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President Obama in America and Mahinda in Asia – A Perspective

The President Barak Obama (USA) and the President Mahinda Rajapakse (SL) represent two extreme ends that consist of different cultural, social, political, financial, regional characteristics. However, there are facts that can be compared on a reasonably equal ground.

Upcoming Pakistan-US strategic dialogue in Washington

Since the fateful decision of Gen Musharraf to ditch Afghan Taliban and fight US war on terror, Pakistan has been constantly sweet-talked, deceived, jabbed and coerced to follow the dictates of Washington.

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka visits Tiruchi: Monitored the Youth Congress Office-bearers’ election

After Ms Sonia Gandhi attended the inauguration of the New Secretariat building at Chennai along with Prime Minister Dr. Mohan Singh on March 13, her Children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka on Wednesday came down to Tiruchirapalli and monitored the ongoing Youth Congress Office-bearers election.

India: Defiant CM Mayawati accepts another currency garland

Huge garlands of currency notes seem to be the flavour of March in India. Even as the opposition uproar over the morality of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister accepting a garland of Rs 1000 notes on Monday was yet to die down, the Dalit leader showed contempt for opponents by accepting another such garland at her party office on Wednesday worth Rs 18 lakh.

Chennai Emerges as Asia's Automobile Capital: Karunanidhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said Chennai was emerging as the Asia's automobile capital and promised to make it as one of the top the ten centers for automobile manufacturing in the world.

Pakistan, Iran sign gas pipeline deal

Pakistan and Iran have signed a $7.5 billion oil deal.

March 20 to be celebrated as World House Sparrow Day

March 20, 2010 will be observed as World House Sparrow Day (WHSD) to focus on raising awareness about the decline of the common House Sparrow and to throw light on the problems faced by the House Sparrow in its daily fight for survival.

Don’t expect miracles from talks with Pakistan: Antony

India’s Defence Minister A.K Antony on Wednesday said Pakistan "was not taking serious steps" to destroy 42 terror camps on its soil. Stating that India was "exploring all possibilities", Antony also said he did not expect any "miracles" from the dialogue with Pakistan.

Detained Tibetan protesters start hunger strike for release

Nearly two dozens Tibetan protesters detained by Nepali authorities for involving in anti-China activities have begun hunger strikes demanding their immediate release.

India: Congress spokesman sacked for nasty word against minister

The Congress on Tuesday sacked its spokesman MP Satyavrat Chaturvedi from the panel of party spokespersons for purportedly using a cuss word against ally Nationalist Congress Party chief and Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar.

MC lambasted Congress raking up end issue

Nagaland Minister for Forest and Environment MC Konyak lambasted the Opposition Congress in the State for dragging him once again in “Singphan Wildlife Hunting issue” which was put to rest after the accusers had publicly tendered “apology” to him.

Thai protesters hurl blood at PM’s residence

Dwindling hordes of protesters fanned across Bangkok , hurling blood at the prime minister's residence and crowding outside Western embassies in what seemed a futile bid to force snap elections, reports from the Thailand capital said.

Maldives journalists in Colombo to seek diplomats support

A group of prominent Maldivian journalists are Colombo bound early next week to seek international support to save the country’s deteriorating media freedom.