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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2343

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Minister ties official to a tree: With friends like these, who needs enemies?

The contemporary public perception about politicians in Sri Lanka is that getting into politics is an investment for their future, and not the future of the country they profess to serve. This cynicism seems well founded and well established, not for specific reasons of truism, but because very few politicians have demonstrated otherwise.

House discussion on CWG corruption likely

Following the controversy on alleged corruption in Commonwealth Games projects raging, the Lok Sabha is likely hold a discussion on CWG preparations on Monday.
The issue of alleged large-scale corruption in the Games projects on Friday rocked the Lok Sabha with the entire opposition attacking the government accusing it of allowing "loot" of public money.

US targeted assasinations: “US Government cannot act as judge, jury and executioner”

The most outspoken congressman in the United States Dennis Kucinich who opposed the invasion of Iraq and the expansion of the military battle in Afghanistan while vehemently being critical of some of the provisions of the PATROT Act brought after the 9/11 attack as violating fundamental rights has presented a bill in the House prohibiting killings or assasinations of Americans suspected of working with terrorist groups.

India continues to face risk of terror, says US

India remains at risk of fresh terror attacks, a US state department report has warned, saying that New Delhi was receiving volumes of such credible intelligence.

Separate Telangana Issue: Justice Sri Krishna committee to take note of by-poll results

After the Telangana Rashtriya Samithi(TRS) party headed by Chnadrasekara Rao captured all the MLA seats in the by elections held last week in the region, Justice Sri Krishna Commitee decided to take stock of the situation before submitting its report regarding bifurcation of Andhra State.

Child trafficking from North-East to Southern States

Shocking reports have come out on how children from North-East States are being trafficked to the Southern states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to get grants from churches and abroad.

Jayalalithaa's Kodanadau Estate Row: Due to inspection bid by officials, tension prevails in Nilgiris

Tension prevailed in Kodanadu area, when the Panchayat and Revenue officials tried to enter inside the tea estate owned by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa.

Musings On Independence Day

On August 15, we celebrate the Independence Day. On that day, in 1947, Prime Minister Nehru proclaimed a tryst with destiny, “a moment which comes but rarely in History when we step from the old into the new, when an age ends and the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance”

Over 100 dead in Ladakh flash floods

At least 110 people were killed and another 370 injured when flash floods triggered by torrential rains struck Leh, the Himalayan town in Ladakh region, northeast of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving a trail of death and destruction.

Air India offloads unconscious Indian expatriate worker

Air India, India’s state-run airline, offloaded an unconscious passenger even after he was issued a boarding pass and completed all his immigration procedures.

‘Vapas chalo’ Accord & Hariharan

Col R Hariharan (HR) formerly of the IPKF that was amongst others cursed and hated by the Northern Tamils appears to be fixated with a ‘until death do us part’ wish to exculpate the performance of that force in SL in 1987-90.


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