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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Nevada Buddhist Temple emphasizes the importance of Filial Piety marking Mothers’ Day

‘Filial Piety’ is an expression which everyone should know, yet it is not a common American phrase. Many Americans are very likely to have never even heard of this phrase, though it conveys a universal theme.

IIFA’s charity match proceeds will go to rehabilitate child soldiers of LTTE

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will hold a ‘charity match’ between Indian celebrities and Sri Lankan cricketers in Colombo in June and the proceeds would go to rehabilitate former child soldiers, of Tamil Tigers, who once fought in the ranks of the now decimated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

India hopeful Sri Lanka’s reconciliation efforts will succeed

The promise of a new era of peace and stability in Sri Lanka, and optimism that the time has come to address all outstanding issues in a spirit of understanding and mutual accommodation has been highlighted at an International Conference on Sri Lanka organized by the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

Canadian Tamils, Sri Lankans bodies express alarm at happenings in the North

The Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy (CaTpad) and the Forum of Srilankan Canadians for Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction have expressed their collective alarm in a memorandum at the failure of Sri Lankan government to protect the most essential public trust—the judicial system.

TN Government appoints committee on Complaints made by Nalini against jail officials: Law Minister Duraimurugan

Tamil Nadu Government appointed a committee on a complaint made by Nalini, convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. "A top-level committee will submits its report with next two days", State Law Minister Duraimurugan told in the State Assembly on Thursday.

Maldives In Brief : MDP tells Thasmeen: “Pay your loans back to government if you mean any good for people”

The ruling Maldivian Democratic Party has urged Opposition DRP Leader Thasmeen Ali to pay off his debt to the Bank of Maldives and Maldives Customs Service, if he means any good for the people.

India: BJP chief gets slammed for calling RJD, SP leaders “dogs’

India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata’ Party’s chief Nitin Gadkari made offensive remarks against top leaders of Rashtriya Janata Dal and Samajwadi party and drew lot of flak on Thursday.

Saudia resumes flights to Europe, America

Saudi Arabian Airlines flights to Europe and America were back to normal on Tuesday, according to an airline spokesman and travel agents.

After Anna's Demise MGR only made me as Chief Minister: Karunanidhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has recalled his olden days and said that his 40 years good old friend and AIADMK founder MGR only made him as Chief Minister after DMK founder Anna's demise in 1969, even his (Karunanidhi) family members objected it.

Cameron and Clegg favor looser ties to Washington

Britain’s new government, Conservative David Cameron as prime minister and Liberal Democratic Nick Clegg as deputy prime minister, could spell changing relationship with Washington. Both have signaled they favor looser ‘un-slavish’ ties to the United States than those held by Labor’s Gordon Brown and his predecessor Tony Blair.

DMK and Karunanidhi responsible for delaying the Wealth Case - alleges Jayalalithaa

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa has described that Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's charge that she was responsible for delaying the disproportionate wealth case, now pending before a special count in Bengaluru, as "mischievous and condemnable" and she accused him for the delay.

Why Team India flopped? Shocking secrets to be out soon

Some shocking truths are set to tumble out regarding Team India’s miserable performance under M.S. Dhoni’s captaincy in West Indies T20 World Cup matches last week.

Nepal and Bangladesh among 20 countries chosen for US govt's Feed the Future initiative

Nepal and Bangladesh are among the 20 focus countries chosen for US President Barack Obama´s US$3.5 billion Feed the Future initiative.

Sirudhavur Land Grabbing Row: No material evidence to involve Jayalalithaa

Justice K P Sivasubramaniam Commission, which was appointed by the DMK Government to inquire into the allegations of fraudulent grabbing of land in Sirudhavur Village, Chengalpatu Taluk, Kancheepuram District by former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her associates said in its report that there is no material to suggest Ms Jayalalithaa was involved in the issue.

Some Reasons For The LTTE Deafeat

Wars are invariably fought for the acquisition of land. The separatist war between the LTTE and the security forces in our country is no exception.

David Milliband – the Heir to Blair Finding Causes of Despair

David Miliband, the former British Foreign Secretary, is on a fact-finding mission to know why Labour failed, according to British media. He admitted the defeat was significant, given that they lost over ninety seats.