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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Octopus, crocodile or parrot-- Whose pick for FIFA World Cup will prove right?

As the football world waits with bated breath for the FIFA World Cup final on Sunday in South Africa, when Spain and Netherlands clash, the gambling mafia is busy taking bets on whose prediction will prove to be right—Paul the octopus, Harry the crocodile or Mani the parrot!

There was flutter in Kanchi temple as a Lankan ‘devotee’ visits

There was a flutter in the famous Kamatchi Amman temple in Kancheepuram yesterday when one of the ‘devotees’ came escorted by about 20 policemen, led by a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). He did not seem to a VIP. And there was a lot of speculation who he could be.

India’s JV with Iran under threat from US sanctions

A 35-year-old Indo-Iranian shipping joint venture, Iran-o-Hind, has been placed under sanctions in the latest UN Security Council Resolution 1929 on Iran. This is the only entity with Indian links included in the fresh round of sanctions.

Ban Ki Moon ensure LTTE atrocities are investigated first

If throughout thirty years the UN Secretary General is clueless of what has been happening in a member country called Sri Lanka, it may be best that he first ask his expert panel to investigate and apprise him of all LTTE atrocities first.

No-balling Murali

Cricket lovers all over the world and very especially in Asia are saddened to see yet another legend is taking the bow from the cricketing scene.

Jayalalithaa wants to fall state and central governments:Karunanidhi

Rejecting former Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo J Jayalalithaa's demand for withdrawal of DMK nominees from the UPA government on the issue of Sri Lakan Navy's alleged killing of Indian fishermen, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said she just wanted both the governments at the Centre and state to fall.

Sharad Pawar’s NCP charting separate course

Congress ally in the UPA government at the Centre, Nationalist Congress Party’s Sharad Pawar, seems to be keeping his future political options open. In a surprising move, the NCP has announced that that it would contest next year's Kerala polls as a constituent of the CPM-led LDF.

The March of Folly!

Minister Wimal Weerawansa is the man of the hour and he acts the part with commendable flair. From the elevated platform on which he is conducting his fast-unto- death, he gives audiences to friends and admirers (including innumerable cabinet colleague), a look of noble suffering on his countenance. Below, his supporters keep vigil, their faces drawn and pensive. Patriotic songs form the background music of this newest piece of absurdist theatre.

Indian govt issues alert for holy Amarnath Yatra

The Union Government has sounded a high alert to security agencies protecting pilgrims during the two-month-long Amarnath Yatra following intelligence inputs that militants based in Pakistan could be planning to target them.

Indian Navy moving friendly with Sri Lankan Navy cause for attack on Fishermen: MDMK leader Vaiko says

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam(MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko has alleged that the Indian Navy was moving friendly with the Sri Lankan Navy, which often attacked the Indian fishermen at mid sea.

Exclusive breastfeeding can save 22.3% infant deaths

Statistics state that 270,000 infants born in Uttar Pradesh (UP) die in the first month of their birth and every sixth malnutrition child lives in UP. "The grim situation of infant mortality and child malnutrition can be changed overnight if every pregnant woman in the state ensure that her newborn gets mother's milk in the first hour of birth," said Dr KP Kushwaha.