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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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Nepal: Consensus Government

United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has asked political parties in Nepal to take initiatives to form national consensus government.

Karunanidhi made a God: His follower builds a temple for him

Taking exception from Dravidian culture and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi’s proclaimed atheism, one of his followers have made him demigod and built a temple for him and installed a statue.

China to back Sri Lanka against UN interference

Sri Lanka’s closest ally China has declared to back Sri Lanka in its opposition to the setting up of a UN panel to look into alleged rights abuses during the later stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

US media gives new connotation to ‘torture’ after US used it – Harvard study

U.S. newspapers are much more likely to call waterboarding torture if a country other than the United States is the perpetrator. The US news media radically changed how it reported on the issue of waterboarding after it emerged that US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq when questioning ‘enemy combatants’ had used the practice, says a new study from Harvard University.

Anandasangaree vent his concerns over opening up a permanent Army camp in Mullaithievu

Opening up an Army Camp in Mullaithievu and constructing permanent houses for the army soldiers is ill-timed, counterproductive and will very soon prove disastrous, cautions Anandasangaree.

Third Asian Junior Squash Championships in Colombo

The Third Asian Junior Individual Squash Championships 2010 will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 06 to 10 July 2010 and players from 14 Asian countries will take part in this championship.

Delhi 5th worst city in world for drivers, Stockholm least painful

The national capital may pride itself on its wide roads, which are the envy of other Indian metros, but Delhi's drivers have the fifth most painful commute among 20 global cities, says a survey conducted by IBM among drivers in these cities. In line with Scandinavian countries having the best standards of living, Stockholm's drivers experienced the minimum pain among the 20 cities covered.

Obama and the west consider terrorism as a cancer

Obama has several times referred to extremism in Pakistan as cancer, but fails to divulge the whole truth as to who injected this fatal disease in the body of Pakistan. He again chided Pakistan of getting out of Indian obsession and to fully concentrate towards the main threat of terrorism.

SAARC ministers urges fullest cooperation against terrorism

Terrorism poses a serious threat to the peace and security of the region and concern at the continuing scourge of terrorism afflicting the region which has caused extensive loss of human life, destruction and damage to property.

Govt bid to check sex tourism during CWG

There have been reports that the Red Light area in Delhi is being spruced up in anticipation of tourists’ rush during the October Commonwealth Games.

Heart of Cycling - Tour de France 2010

Tour de France 2010 is the most celebrated cycle race in the global sports calendar which will commence on the 3rd of July 2010 as cyclists around the world would steer the French terrains for the 97th title of the Grand Tour.

ASR Summery of 2010 Budget

Summarizing the Buget 2010 from the Overall Fiscal Accounts Acuity Stockbrokers Research indicated that the National revenue is estimated to increase 16.9% from 2009. This is a slight appreciation compared to the overall estimated GDP levels.

Makkah Governor honors Jeddah flood volunteers

Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal honored 5,000 volunteers who helped residents affected by the Nov. 25 flash floods on Wednesday here in Jeddah.

7th July-Never Go Bye

With President Barrack Obama, the first African American at the helm of world affairs, I used to hum an old favourite Negro song:

Football World Cup 2010: Brazil Suffer the Most Shocking Exit

The next phase of the world cup is not going to be as exciting as football fans imagined a few days back. A final without Brazil is almost like a curry without spices. During the second half, the world-famous players from the staunchly Catholic country could be seen seeking divine intervention to avoid the inevitable, but to no avail.