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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2865

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Poverty Bomb Explodes In Thailand

‘Their tragedy – and the world’s – is that they don’t make news, nobody does anything for most of them, there is little enough indication that many even care.’ This is how veteran Western journalist, diplomat and Parliamentarian Colin Mason saw and recorded the condition of the poor of Thailand more than a decade ago in his classic study of Eastern societies titled, ‘A Short History of Asia’.

BJP leader Advani gets relief in Babri demolition case

In a respite to BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and 19 others in the Babri Masjid demolition case, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed CBI’s revision petition challenging a special court decision to drop criminal proceedings against them.

US-NATO troops caught up in Afghan swamp

Pakistan has gone through internal upheavals quite frequently but most were foreign inspired. India played a lead role in instigating fissiparous forces in erstwhile East Pakistan, Sindh, Balochistan and Frontier provinces by inflaming their grievances and injecting in them ideas to resort to agitation and violence. Soon after birth of Pakistan, forceful occupation of Kashmir by Indian forces led to 1948 war.

UK to impose annual cap on immigrants from India, non-EU countries

In a move likely to affect Indian professionals as well as British trade and industry, the David Cameron coalition government has decided to impose an annual cap on the number of immigrants from non-EU countries.

U.S. Embassy announces Foreign Disaster Assistance in response to flooding in Sri Lanka

In response to a request for assistance by the Sri Lankan Red Cross and Disaster Management Center due to the destruction caused by torrential rains in Sri Lanka, United States Ambassador Patricia Butenis issued a disaster declaration on May 21.

India: Govt panel set to free petrol, diesel prices

Consumers of petrol and diesel can expect a fresh round of shock after a government panel of ministers scheduled to meet on June 7, decides on freeing petrol and diesel prices.

Govt puts security agencies on high alert to contain possible violence from Maoist

The government has decided to put all security agencies on high alert keeping in view of possible violent activities that may occur should the political parties fail to extend the term of Constituent Assembly (CA) that expires on May 28.

Tagore works: PM says Govt has no legal rights to stop auction

There have been demands from different quarters and fans of Rabindranath Tagore to stop the auction of paintings of the Nobel laureate in London, but Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday while assuring that the issue will be examined, admitted the government had no legal rights over the rare works.