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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Babri demolition anniversary: Security stepped up in Uttar Pradesh

Security has been stepped up across Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 18th anniversary of Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya on December 6.

Sri Lanka ideal destination to Middle East Investments - S.P. Tao

Amidst Asian giant, China rising in attracting global mega property developments, one of Asia’s oldest real estate tycoons, Shing Pee Tao recently said that Sri Lanka has more potential to attract Middle East investors compared with China.

India: Minister assures spiraling air fares will be checked

In recent weeks many budget as well as high-cost airlines had been looting Indian passengers by charging astronomical fares without any provocation.

Capitalism, Humanity and the Buddhist Doctrine of Dependent Co-Origination

Since the advent of European colonialist 200 years ago to other continents in search of wealth , dramatic changes in the moral Zeitgeist was designed to exploit man and nature. In this context elimination of the Red Indians and Australian aborigines to the present day carnage in Iraq and Afghanistan has been justified. In a economic sense the Myth of creation of wealth in a world where the wealth is zero sum is nothing but a cloud to shroud the ultimate aim of redistribution of wealth. This transfer of resources has been carried out with ponzy schemes that emanate from the worlds large central banks.’

French President backs permanent UN Council seat for India

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who arrived in Bangalore on Saturday on a four-day visit to India, backed India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council and its fight against terrorism.

The Scale of Protest against President Rajapakse – a Storm in Ceylon Tea Cup

It is no secret that the visit of President Rajapakse of Sri Lanka to Britain did not go as planned. The primary goal of the visit did not materialize, as the Oxford Union cancelled his speech abruptly, citing the security concerns.

Sri Lankan government issues birth certificates to Tamil Refugees in Tamil Nadu


Tamil Refugees in Tamil Nadu camps has received birth certificates from the Sri Lankan government after a long gap of 16 years.

UN Political Chief urges parties to forge ‘key compromise’

Visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe has urged political party leaders in Nepal to forge ‘key compromises’ to help take the ongoing peace process to a logical end.

Sri Lanka: Unit Trust industry hails budget’s tax cuts

The Unit Trust Industry of Sri Lanka in a statement has expressed its positive outlook on the budget proposals that were announced and has welcomed due to additional tax cuts and the foreign exchange control relaxation.

Indian Navy day observed: Highlights the multi-dimensional warfare capability

The Indian Navy has celebrated its Navy Day in Mumbai and Visakapattinam. Navy day is celebrated on December 4, every year to commemorate the the Indian Navy's successful attack on the Karachi horbour during the 1971 Indo-pak war.

Rumpus on over the number of houses constructed

United National Party disagreed with the number of the state houses constructed since 1978. The party expressed their displeasure over the statistical data tabled in the Parliament yesterday by Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities.

Spotlight on Indian media turns into a slugfest

Media and corporate hush-hush links which were an open secret burst into open with the shocking disclosures of a corporate lobbyist Nira Radia’s proximity to some leading journalists, who are trying hard to defend themselves.

“Do or Die,” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - Policy paper on Burmese Ethnic Perspective

Most Burmese nationalists would recollect the famous Bogyoke Aung San speech during his visit to London, in Jan27th 1947 for the inking of the historic Aung San-Attlee Agreement (Aung San as Deputy chairman of the post war British Burma and Clement Attlee the Prime Minister of Britain) when he said, “I hope for the best but prepared for the worst.” that paves the way for Burma’s independence.

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody to chair committees for the incorporation of two foundations

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody has been appointed as the Chairman of two committees formed to consider the incorporation of Rohitha Abeygunawardhane Foundation and Red Lotus (International) Sri Lanka Organization.

India expects China to correct trade imbalance: Nirupama Rao

Ahead of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to New delhi later this month, India expects China to correct the trade imbalance between the two nations and would like to see more Indian goods and services entering the Chinese markets.

The Oxford Fiasco and Beyond

Call it a result of hubris, blinding, stupefying hubris. The Oxford fiasco need not have happened, if President Rajapaksa did not have an insatiable appetite for such inane encomiums as, ‘The Leader who Conquered the World’; or if his ministers, officials and other hangers-on were a little less inclined to lie, cheat and exaggerate in order to please their Lord and Master.

Heavy Rain fall:Rameswaram Island town Marooned

The heavy increase in the water level at the Pamban bridge due to the heavy rain for the past one week in Rameswaram.

CBI probing hacking of website by “Pak cyber army”

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday confirmed the reports of its website being hacked.


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