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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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Nepal: 1,626 more declared as martyrs

Despite criticisms from various quarters that the status martyrs were conferred without concrete grounds, government has declared additional 1,626 people killed during the Maoist insurgency as martyrs.

Football Word Cup 2010: Reigning Champion Italy is Out

The match between Italy and Slovekia was one of the best so far; it was really exciting until the very end in terms of the display of skills and maintaining the suspension with regard to the outcome.

HCL’s Shiv Nadar becomes tallest philanthropist, donating Rs. 580 cr.

HCL founder Shiv Nadar turned a biggest philanthropist on Thursday when he donated over Rs 580 crore he earned by selling his 2.5 per cent stake in the company owned by him and his family.

Women to the fore in Australia; Julia Gillard joins an illustrious group

Julia Eileen Gillard has been sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia. She is the first female Prime Minister in Australia's history. She joins an illustrious line up of important female personalities in the current political life in Australia.

India, Pakistan Foreign Secretaries say talks constructive

Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan who discussed all issues of mutual concern on Thursday in Islamabad, described their parleys as "cordial" and "constructive" during which they tried to "understand each other's position".

India: A happy Jaswant Singh rejoins BJP

The BJP, woefully short of intelligent, mature leaders has decided to forget the past and work for a new beginning. As a first move, expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Thursday rejoined the party nine months after he was summarily thrown out for writing a controversial book on Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

Union Minister M K Alagiri skips WCTC: Left to New Delhi

Union Fertilizer Minister and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's son M K Alagiri, all of a sudden skipped the World Classical Tamil Conference(WCTC) and left to Delhi on Thursday.

India asks US to lift curbs on ISRO and DAE

India has "very firmly" asked the US to ease export controls and remove top Indian agencies like the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from the banned list.

Maldives Stock Exchange goes green

The Maldives Stock Exchange (MSE) is the world's first to go carbon neutral.

Jayalalithaa Urges Karunanidhi to Pressure Centre and get President’s Assent to make Tamil Official Language in the High Court

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam General Secretary and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms Jayalalithaa has urged the state Chief Minister M

Sacking Gen McChrystal will not end misfortunes of USA in Afghanistan

With so many wise heads cobbled together in Kabul devising strategy how to finish the endgame in Afghanistan on a winning note, none has been able to come out with a workable and viable plan. George Bush led team intoxicated with power relied entirely on force and itched to crush any opposition coming their way.

Karnataka Governor rejects the resignation of Lokayukta Chief Justice Santosh Hegde

Karnataka Governor H R Bharadwaj has opined that the state BJP government should show some 'gestures' to retain Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde as the state needed several distinguished persons like him.

The “Selective” application of international laws

Most thought that with the formation of the UN world peace would prevail and international laws that were supposed to apply equally to all nations would ensure a country whether big or small, powerful or not would be given the same justice, the same voice and the same hearing. We all are aware that the expectations do not match the actualities and in this context we examine the situation facing Sri Lanka.

Obama to meet Manmohan Singh in Toronto

US President Barack Obama will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Toronto.

Canadian PM’s gesture: Apologises to families of Kanishka crash victims

In a historic step on the 25th anniversary of the Air India bombing on Wednesday, Canada formally accepted blame for the tragedy and apologised to the victim families.

Saudia's Prince Alwaleed Talal invests $1.5b in Lebanon

Chairman of Saudia Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal pledged on to support the Lebanese economy during the coming years and said that his total investments in Lebanon will amount to $1.5 billion.

Congress stalwart D. Sudarsanam in critical condition: Sudden Heart Attack, Admitted to Hospital

One time G K Moopanar's confidante, Tamil Nadu Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) Treasurer D Sudarsanam, admitted to a private hospital in Coimbatore last night after he complained of chest pain.