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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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India - the largest donor so far for 'memorial to victims of slavery' at the UN

United Nations officials have called on Member States and private donors to support a trust fund to pay for a permanent memorial at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.

Airport Closure in Europe – an Act of God for Insurers and a Random Geological Event for Rest of Us

As I sneak a look through the window of my room in the South East of England, the atmosphere looks serene and breathtakingly beautiful; warbling birds complement the combination of beauty, wafting seasonal whiff and of course, the invisible currents of scented fresh air that Nature has put on display in the realm of glory.

Climate change issue to dominate talks at Saarc Summit

Three pacts - SAARC agreement on trade in service (SATIS), Disaster management rapid response mechanism, and convention on cooperation on environment will be signed in the upcoming 16th Saarc Summit scheduled to be held in Bhutan on April 28-29.

Sinhala-Tamil new year celebrated at Embassy in Paris

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris observed the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with ceremonies at its premises on April 15.

India: Sonia Gandhi to meet PM on Tharoor--IPL row

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh late Saturday night to discuss the Minister of State Shashi Tharoor-IPL Kochi franchise ownership issue, which has sparked a raging controversy and rocked Parliament.

Nepal’s Foreign Minister wants govt apologize with India over passport debacle

In a clear sign of rift within the cabinet members over Machine Readable Passport (MRP) deal with India, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala on Saturday said the cabinet should apologize to India for scrapping the multi-million dollar deal.

Delhi sizzles at 43 deg C marking a ten-year high

Delhiites drank chilled water in litres, while the shops selling fruit juice and ice cream parlours did roaring business as the Capital is currently passing through an unprecedented heat wave for the month of April.

Letter from America: Obama needs to dump Netanyahu

At the end of President Obama’s news conference on April 13, President Obama said something that we hardly heard before. He declared that resolving the long-running Middle East dispute was a “vital national security interest of the United States.”

India: Maoists in CRPF uniform fire at Dantewada probe team

In a sign of the Maoists’ confidence in tacking the security forces, Naxals dressed in CRPF uniform on Saturday fired at the securitymen of former BSF Director General E N Rammohan, who is in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district to inquire into circumstances that led to the massacre of 76 security personnel by Maoists.

Maldives: President’s office snaps back at VP: Says Executive is no “log of wood” to shoulder equally

Press Secretary for the President’s Office snapped back at Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed saying “the Executive is not a log of wood” for the President and the Vice President to shoulder equally, after the latter publicly said he was not “consulted” over government matters calling Nasheed administration “a single man running the show.”

Iran slams US at nuclear disarmament meet

Iran slammed "atomic criminal" the United States on Saturday and called for its suspension from the UN nuclear body, urging changes at the UN Security Council and in the Non-proliferation Treaty, reports from Tehran said.

Middle East IT sector back on positive side

The Middle East’s information technology sector is experiencing steady recovery as sales of IT products are once again gaining ground, according to a top official of Hewlett Packard.

US advisory warns India of terror attacks

Terrorist groups may be planning attacks in India, the US has warned in its latest advisory and asked American nationals to exercise caution during their stay in the country.

Sri Lanka: Security tightened ahead of re-polls in Nawalapitiya

Security has been beefed up in the town of Nawalapitiya which will have a re-poll on Tuesday (April 20) after the counting of votes were annulled in backdrop of the recently concluded parliamentary elections.