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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Abolition of Capital Punishment: it’s high time politicians led the public opinions, not meekly followed

If someone was robbed of his or her possessions in an inner-city street, it would be highly unlikely, that the victim’s first impulsive thought burdening him or her to show the acts of mercy to the perpetrator. The victim may even silently contemplate on the need of death penalty, if it had been abolished in the country in question, decades ago.

The Militarization of Sri Lanka and the Rajapaksaization of the Military

The war is over. But defence expenditure keeps on increasing. According to media reports, the defence allocation for 2011 will be Rs.214 billion as compared to Rs.201 billion for 2010, an increase of Rs.13 billion. Logically, such a massive hike in the defence budget should not and need not be.

Muslim Law Board to challenge Ayodhya verdict

The last word on the Ayodhya land dispute is likely to be pronounced only by the Supreme Court.

America is afflicted with North Waziristan phobia

White House egged on by Pentagon has expressed its sense of urgency and annoyance over Pakistan not doing enough against al-Qaeda and other militant groups. It has blatantly accused that Pakistan Army has been unwilling to take decisive action.

Vehicle Emergency Policy takes motorists by storm

Janashakthi Insurance PLC, the most profitable insurer in the first half of 2010 launched Full Option Vehicle Emergency Policy in September and bearly one month after commencement, it proved to be a tremendous success and gaining popularity among Sri Lankan motorists.

Karnataka CM says no need to lure MLAs from other parties

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who has just sailed through the second trust of confidence, on Saturday said that there was no need for 'Operation Lotus' (to lure other parties' MLAs) to boost the strength of BJP in the assembly.

Janashakthi Insurance sponsors Squash Championshis for eight consecutive years

Janashakthi Insurance PLC sponsored Annual ‘Janashakthi Open Squash Championships’ organized by the Sri Lanka Squash Federation (SLSF) will take place in Colombo from 23 to 30 October 2010 and the championships would be worked out at the Gymkhana Club Squash Complex.

Letter from America: Knowledge Test on Religion

Nicholas Kristof wrote an eye-opening article "Test Your Savvy on Religion", New York Times, October 9, 2010, on religion for many westerners. He asked 13 questions to test knowledge of his readers.

The cabinet grants approval for Deduru-Oya irrigation project

Sri Lanka Cabinet has approved the Deduru-Oya irrigation project.

Herd instinct dampens the bourse

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that the lack of investor interest and dull sentiments prevailed in the market with the further shed of 206.75 points in All Share Price Index ( ASPI) to close at 6626.86, drop by 3% wow. During the week Milanka Price Index (MPI) reached a low of 7149.26 down by 4.25% after losing another 317.03 points.

AJMAL: A tradition that lingers

There are some things that add spice to life. Perfumes are one of them. They are associated with elegance, culture and wellbeing. It is one of those products that may influence our emotions.

Badaun shows way for scrapping inhuman manual scavenging practice

Urging media to help focus the attention of society on the inhuman practice of manual scavenging, UNICEF Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) specialist Mr Amit Mehrotra, said that, proper and sustained sanitation drives will surely help in eradication of many killer diseases, including diarrhea, typhoid, jaundice and most importantly polio.

Indian Army Chief’s remarks jingoistic, unwise: Pakistan

Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemning the remarks of Indian army chief on internal matters of Pakistan and termed his statement of possibility of a war in a nuclear scenario, termed his statements as "jingoistic" and "unwise".