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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Post-Ayodhya verdict, country breathes easy

There was a sense of relief all over the country on Thursday as the Allahabad High Court verdict on the disputed Ayodhya site was generally well received by the political parties and the public.

Marking the 61st Anniversary of the founding of the PRC : China’s resurgence - Beacon light to Asia

The success of the Chinese revolution which led to the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949, was one of the great climaxes of global affairs after which nothing has remained the same. Once known as the sick giant of Asia she was easy prey for vultures from the West looking for easy wealth in the name of ‘civilizing the natives.’

Mexico Landslide: Scale of Disaster Much Less

Initially Mexico was horrified; the horror was great; the fear of thousand deaths was widespread; the information that reached even here in the United States was frustrating; then came the correct information that the scale of disaster of the landslide in a countryside village of Santa Maria Tlanhuitoltepec was much smaller.

Imprisoning Sarath Fonseka: Time for saner counsel to prevail?

The ratification of the second Court Martial decision by the President and the likely jailing of the former Army Commander will generate much heat and debate. There will be those who will argue that justice has been served, and other who will argue that a war hero has been politically victimized.

India, Pakistan bickering over Kashmir resumes

India and Pakistan were back to bickering after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's "unsolicited and untenable" remarks on Kashmir that scuttled a possible bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart SM Krishna on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) at New York.

Inauspicious signs for Pakistan

After occupying Afghanistan, the US conceptualized several plans to destabilize, denuclearize, secularize and fragment or balkanize Pakistan. Gen Musharraf was persuaded to cut off links with Mullah Omar led Taliban regime in Kabul, help US in militarily occupying Afghanistan, and to become a frontline state to fight US war on terror. Once Afghanistan was occupied, Pakistan was forced to accept pro-India non-Pashtun heavy regime led by Hamid Karzai hostile to Pakistan.

Mahinda Rajapaksa on the right direction: Sri Lankas bid for observer status at Organisation Islamic Conference

President Mahinda Rajapakshe reported to have held meetings with Heads of Arab Muslim states at the sidelines of his recent visit to UN, among other matters of bilateral and multilateral interests President has expressed his nations intention in securing observer status at Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents.

Malaysian Indian Congress chief Samy Vellu to step down

Malaysian Indian Congress’ (MIC) longest serving president, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu is stepping down in January from the leadership of the party. His deputy Senator Datuk G. Palanivel will take over, it was officially announced today (Thursday).

Fighting the Very Concept of Truth

Dictators of the world are always fighting the “Truth” especially they are afraid of the internet news which travelled in seconds and tell the real story and raison d’étre is tarnishing their image. The Burmese Junta is no exception and it has became a big international joke when it accused the well established broadcasting stations as BBC, VOA, RFA including news agencies like CNN and Aljazeera, as liars, when all the world knows that they themselves are the biggest liars.

"Kothis" reducing risk to HIV and sexual violence among their community

Having faced ages of neglect, denial and invisibility, "Kothis" (feminised males) are now being mobilized by groups like 'Bharosa' in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (India) to be empowered and demonstrate leadership in reaching out within their community for increasing access to essential services including HIV prevention, care, treatment and support services.

Prof. Peiris Addresses New York’s Asia Society

Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, addressed New York’s prestigious Asia Society earlier this week. The topic for his lecture was “Sri Lanka: The Way Forward”.

Recognize Rohingyas as “Full and Equal Citizens of Burma,” urged US Congress

US Congressman Christopher Smith has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives calling on Burma’s military regime to immediately recognize the Rohingya people “as full and equal citizens of Burma”, and to lift all restrictions on movement, marriage and access to education. The resolution also calls for an end to the regime’s campaign of religious and ethnic persecution “amounting to crimes against humanity throughout Burma”.

Verdict on Ayodhya land dispute: Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa welcomes

The ruling DMK Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and the main opposition AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha has welcomed the verdict on Ayothia land dispute delivered by Lucknow bench of Alahabad High Court on Thursday.


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