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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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Burqa-ban in Europe - a Recipe for Clash of Civilizations

It has been widely mocked by satirists and columnists alike on TV and in the press; it attracted its unfair share of synonyms like ‘walking-coffins’ or ‘asymmetrical-cylinders’ during the attacking phase, in the run-up to the wider parliament debates on it.

Letter from America: France’s Intolerance of Muslims

There was a time in my life when France loomed big in my radar screen of the countries that I needed to visit. In my teenage years, I occasionally met French tourists, mostly college going students.

Another round of inconclusive hypocritical Indo-Pak talks

A meeting was held between Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on 15-16 July as a follow up of Indo-Pak talks at Foreign Secretary level on 24 June and Interior Ministers meeting on 25 June. While it was crystal clear that India was in no mood to resume talks with Pakistan, it had to reluctantly give in under US pressure.

Advisory Council - Only The Camel's Head

Sri Lanka bashers are at it once again. The issue of the so called Advisory Council appointed by Ban ki Moon reached its climax with Minister Wimal Weerawansa staging a fast unto death.

Send special envoy to Sri Lanka to ascertain Tamils’ rehabilitation – Karunanidhi urges

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has urged the Union Government to send a special envoy to Sri Lanka to ascertain the Tamils’ issue and rehabilitation work carried out in the war affected area.

Duping the Masses

Minister Weerawansa’s ‘fast-unto-death’ belongs in the same category as the JVP’s 1987-1989 ‘Anti-IPKF War’. Naturally; after all, Wimal Weerawansa cut his politic teeth in that JVP, which conducted an anti-IPKF war without harming a single hair on the head of a single Jawan – a remarkable feat indeed.

Prisons officials involved in the transfer of Nalini from Vellore to Chennai Puzhal Prison transferred

In dramatic turn, the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday transferred four police officials, including Additional Director General of Police(ADGP) Prisons Dr K R Shyam Sundar, under whose tenure Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv assassination case, was shifted from Vellore prison to Puzhal prison on the city outskirts.

Wikileaks web site founder hunted by US authorities, now in hiding

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has gone into hiding, fearful of arrest by U.S. authorities, an Icelandic parliamentarian confirmed.

Sharath Yadav seeks Jayalalithaa co-operation to challenge the UPA government

When it is understood that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa moving towards Congress to forge an alliance in the forthcoming state assembly elections. a opposition leader from North India has called on her in Chennai and discussed about to keep pressure on the central government over price hike of essential commodities, petroleum products and other such issues.

Jaffna business community at full swing at ‘Construct 2010’

With a nine years history behind us, ‘Construct 2010’ is an exclusive meeting point of material and machinery suppliers of the construction industry including mega construction industrialists as well as house builders and other service providers in the industry said Priyantha Perera, Chairman, National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL) in Colombo at the occasion of announcing the holding of the ‘Construct 2010, from 13th to 15th August at the BMICH.

Pro LTTE supporter Sebastian Seeman booked under National Security Act

Tamil Nadu Government has detained the film director and staunch supporter of LTTE, Sebastian Seeman under National Security Act (NSA).

Colombo bourse net inflow is over Rs 1bn

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their weekly stock market review indicated that the market ended the week on a positive note with both indices gaining ground through the week.

A ship with 231 Tamil migrants sailing to Canada

Another ship inching towards British Columbia with Tamil migrants. The ship was sighted near Guatemala.