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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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War Crimes Charges against Sri Lanka – the Need of Unity to Combat Selective Compassion

The debate on the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka during the last few months of the war, took place on Wednesday at the House of Commons in London.

TN government proposes to release 500 prisoners to mark World Classical Tamil meet

To mark the mammoth celebrations of World Classical Tamil Conference, Tamil Nadu government decided to release 500 convicts from prisons from all over the state.

Football World Cup 2010: Minnows Tried to Brighten up the Day

The match between Ghana and Australia ended in a 1-1 draw, perhaps much to the frustration of fans on both sides.

Letter from America: Humors of Molla Nasreddin Hodja

Civilization is often measured in terms of arts and literature and never in terms of might or strength of a nation to subdue other nations. That is why, we never hear about Hun, Scythian and Mongol civilization, despite the fact that savages of the past like Attila the Hun (the barbarian), Genghis Khan and Hulagu Khan were able to terrorize millions and kill hundreds of thousands of people and control vast territories.

Locked in crumbling building, Suu Kyi turns 65

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi marked her 65th birthday at Yangon on Saturday locked in her dilapidated lakeside compound as calls for her freedom erupted around the world.

Sunday Celebrity: Dr. Irai Anbu IAS eyes on youngsters’ scaling high


Tourism is the largest service industry in India with more than 5 million annual foreign tourist arrivals and 562 million domestic tourism visits. While the Ministry of Tourism, the nodal agency for the development and promotion of tourism in India, calls its campaign the "Incredible India", Tamil Nadu which is the third most visited state in India by foreign tourists, with more than 2 million foreign tourists arrivals annually, calls it “Enchanting Tamilnadu”.

World Classical Tamil Conference Unnecessary, when Sri Lankan Tamils are in Trouble: Jayalalithaa lambasted Karunanidhi

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Miniser and All India Anna Dravidamunnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) General Secretary has lambasted the Chief -Minister M Karunanidhi for holding World Classical Tamil Conference(WCTC) when Sri Lankan Tamils and people of Tamil Nadu are suffering.

Salman Khan to shoot his new movie in Sri Lanka

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is due to shoot his new movie in Sri Lanka after he got the approval from his producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series and director Anees Bazmi.

Demand for using Tamil in HC proceedings: Police arrests the lawyers who continued fasting

Lawyers practicing in the Madras High Court continued their fasting, even as twelve advocates arrested last night for launching an indefinite fast. The arrested lawyers also continued their agitation in the Puzhal jail premises.

India: Bihar CM returns Gujarat relief money in rebuff

The ties between the ruling allies, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (United) seem to be worsening a few months ahead of the crucial Bihar assembly elections. In yet another rebuff to ally BJP in general and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in particular, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was on Saturday learned to have ensured the refund of Rs 5 crore the Gujarat government had provided to flood-hit Bihar in 2008.

Race for life in three-way transplant

Surgeons in Bahrain were racing against time last night to harvest organs from a brain-dead woman for three life-saving transplants.

Sri Lanka: Gains keep the market at a high

According to the weekly market review of Acuity Stockbrokers Research the market ended high for the week, despite indices showing some volatility during the period.

A hardcore LTTE cadre nabbed by Chennai Police

A hard core former LTTE cadre has arrested by Chennai Police, and has been subsequently lodged in the special camp in Chengalpet.


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