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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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India: Finance Minister cancels US visit

In a sign of UPA government’s worry over the fate of the Finance Bill in Parliament, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee cancelled a proposed visit to attend the G-20 meeting in Washington.

Maoist’s student body shuts schools across Nepal

All private and institutional schools across the country remained closed on Sunday due to the strike Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R).

India sends Sanchi Stupa replica to China

Indian President Pratibha Patil is scheduled to inaugurate the beiged color two-storied shrine at Luoyang in Henan on May 27 during her visit to China. Once opened to tourists and pilgrims, the shrine will become the most visible Indian presence in China and also a symbol of shared heritage between the two countries.

US Assistant Secretary arrives in Kathmandu to take stock of peace process

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr. arrive in Kathmandu on Sunday to take stock of the constitution drafting and ongoing peace process in Nepal.

Karzai visiting New Delhi on way to Bhutan

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is arriving in New Delhi for talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday. Karzai may have fallen out with the US and his other former allies, but he has remained a steadfast supporter of India’s presence in Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka President is to appoint five more ministers

In the wake of last Friday’s swearing in of Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to appoint five more ministers to his cabinet, sources confirmed to Asian Tribune.

SAARC meet focus would be more ‘people centered’: Prof G L Pieris

The focus at the 16th SAARC Summit from 27th to 29th April 2010 would be to make SAARC more ‘people centered’ so that it is seen by the people of the region as an instrument for their well being, the newly sworn in Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Pieris said at his first interaction with the media at his residence, on the eve of his departure to Bhutan.

North /East Results – An Eye Opener

Sri Lanka is at the now or never junction; with a government in a unique position of having defeated separatist terrorism comprehensively, while making a presence as an emerging major party of the people in the North and East - the heartland of separatism, and carrying an enviable majority in parliament.

British General Election 2010: Conservatives and Labour Bracing for the Inevitable

With the election less than two weeks away, the two main parties seem to be displaying the early signs of election-fatigue.

Naga parliamentarians should be big-hearted:” Krome

Member of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) and General Secretary of Naga Hoho, Neingulo Krome agreed that the Naga parliamentarians had a tendency that “if the solution to the Naga issue comes, they will be affected and they will be nowhere.”

IPL row: Lalit Modi’s Doosara: Says will chair governing council meet

In a sudden U-turn, the defiant IPL chief Lalit Modi has said he will chair the Governing Council meeting to be held in Mumbai on Monday, which was all set to oust him in his absence.

Beware The Trans Fatty Acids

The National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC) under the leadership of Dr Anoop Misra, with support from the Department of Science & Technology(DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, organized a symposium on “Trans Fats: Global and Indian Perspectives,” with a view to promote healthy living.

Lawyers beaten up by DMK men at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s statue unveiling function

Ugly scenes were witnessed as the architect of the Indian Consititution, Dr. B R Ambedkar’s full size statue was unveiled by the Chief Justice of India Justice K G Balakrishnan inside the Madras High Court Complex on Sunday. According to reports, a group of lawyers who showed black flag to state Chief Minister Karunanidhi were brutally attacked by the ruling DMK cadres.

Thai PM vows to retake protesters’ site

Thailand's embattled premier vowed to clear Bangkok's commercial heart of anti-government Red Shirt protesters as he appeared on national television Sunday in a show of unity with his army chief.

Mystery behind sudden interest in Taliban Shura

From September last year onwards Taliban Shura or more popularly termed as Quetta Shura (QS) suddenly cropped up in US media and drummed up. New York Times wrote that that issue of Taliban leadership Shura in Quetta had emerged at top of Obama administration’s agenda in its meetings with Pakistani officials.

Sri Lankan Dancers Thrilled Palestinians At Tourism Road Show

Sri Lankan dancers thrilled the Palestinians when they performed at Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah on 22nd April participating in a Sri Lanka Tourism Road Show organized by Sri Lanka Diplomatic Representative Office in Palestine in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.