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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2554

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Sri Lanka: Resettlement of IDPs and challenging road to peace and economic recovery

Sri Lanka has undergone a string of catastrophic experiences resulting in thousands of persons being displaced in recent years with significant consequences for the economy. However, it has dealt with these challenges with remarkable success in the face of skeptical international comment and misinformation.

Obama welcomes Indian PM offer to promote N-security

US President Barack Obama has responded positively to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s offer to establish a ‘Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership’ to further international efforts for the promotion of nuclear security.

India regrets over ‘politicization’ of Machine Readable Passport deal

India has expressed its regret over what it said politicization of the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) deal under which the southern neighbor was supposed to print over 4 million MRP booklets for Nepal.

India not invited to Biden luncheon for NAM States

Strange are the ways and logic of the US administration. How else can one explain that India, a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), was not invited to a luncheon meeting hosted by US Vice President Joe Biden, where he claimed that the grouping and his country had similar goals on nuclear security and non-proliferation.

‘Captain TV’ launch today, Tamil New Year’s Day

With the launch of “Captain TV” on April 14, Tamil New Year day, one more political party (Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) ) will be joining the rest of the Tamil channels— Kalaigner (DMK), Jaya (AIADMK), Makkal (PMK), Sun (Marans of DMK) Mega (K V Thangkabalu of Congress) and Vasanth (Vasanthkumar of Congress).

Pakistan won’t allow extremists to use country as base for attacking India: Gilani

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has urged Washington to help ease tensions with its neighbour, while promising not to tolerate extremists using his country as a base to attack India.

New Year festivities should further unite hearts and minds - President

It is my belief that these New Year festivities should seek to further unite our people in heart and mind, stated President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his message for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

TN Governor and leaders greets people on Tamil NewYear

Tamil Nadu Governor, AIADMK Supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa and other leaders greeted people on Tamil New Year day and Vishu.

Kuwait: Opposition mounting over French jet purchase

An Islamist bloc in the Kuwaiti parliament opposed to a planned purchase of French made Rafale war planes, on Sunday. It warned that it will grill senior officials if the deal is signed.

India: Minister Tharoor in fresh IPL mess over lady friend’s investment

Shashi Tharoor, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, has landed in a fresh mess over the Kochi IPL team franchise, where his soon-to-be wife Sunanda Pushkar has invested roughly Rs 70 crore.

Pass the Women's reservation bill in Lok-Sabha immediately: Jayalalithaa

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) General Secretary Ms Jayalalithaa on Tuesday called upon the Union Government to pass the women's reservation bill in the Lok-Sabha immediately.

Al-Qaeda-linked militants kill 15 in Philippine island

Al Qaeda-linked militants in police uniforms set off bombs and fired at civilians on a strife-torn Philippine island Tuesday in violence that left 15 people dead, officials in Manila said.

IPL Cricket Betting: Youth commits suicide incurring heavy loss

IPL Cricket fever in the country claimed the life of a man, who lost huge amount of money in the betting and in the end he committed suicide.

Anti-American demonstrations in Kandahar after U.S. troops kill Afghan civilians

American forces opened fire on a bus full of Afghan civilians early Monday (April 12) morning killing four and injuring another eighteen in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.