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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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British PM remarks on “terror export” angers Islamabad

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s remarks in Bangalore that Pakistan is promoting the ‘export of terror’ in Afghanistan and around the world, has resulted in a diplomatic row between London and Islamabad. Cameron is currently on a visit to India.

Naxalite problem: Govt confident of tackling issue in three years

The Indian government said on Thursday it was confident of overcoming the naxal problem in the next three years and had prepared a two-pronged strategy of initiating development and police action in the affected areas.

15 Sri Lankan fishermen apprehended by Indian Coast Guard:Three fishing boats seized

Indian Coast Guard has arrested 15 Sri Lankan fishermen and apprehended three fishing boats on charges of illegal fishing in Indian waters.

Gujarat: Ex-IG Geetha Johri summoned in fake encounter case

The CBI on Thursday issued summons to Geetha Johri, the investigating officer in the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and killing of his wife Kausarbi, and asked her to appear before the agency by August 10.

Commerce Minister Urged Tea Board to Utilize Department of Commerce For Tea Export Promotion

Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce met the members of the Tea Advisory Committee at his Ministry and urged them to make use of the export promotional facilities available with the Trade Commissioners in all the countries in the world for the promotion of Tea.

Malaysia denies presence of Sikh militants in country

Malaysia has ruled out the possibility of the presence of Sikh militants belonging to the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) in the country and dismissed reports that the terror group with links in Punjab in India, has set up its base outside Kuala Lumpur.

Saudi Riyal 40b contract for new refinery

Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil company, on Wednesday signed several contracts with local and international contractors for the planned 400,000-barrel-a-day Yanbu export refinery project.

BlackBerry makers to address India’s security concerns

The Indian government on Thursday said the makers of BlackBerry - Research in Motion (RIM) - has given an assurance to it on soon addressing its security concerns and hoped that the Canadian service provider and security agencies would be on the "same page".

Hepatitis C: Cure and control, right now!

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection occurs in an estimated one quarter of HIV-infected persons in Europe, Australia, and the United States. “As use of highly active antiretroviral drugs has markedly reduced opportunistic infections, HCV-related liver disease has emerged as a leading cause of death.

WikiLeaks US military logs reveal US ‘Death Squad’ in Afghanistan: Task Force 373

Among many classified/secret military data brought in to light by the organization WikiLeaks, other than the civilian killings which amount to war crimes, is the revelation of a ‘death squad’ called the Task Force 373 operating in the Afghanistan war theater which is going about killings with impunity.