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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2063

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In Chennai: 63rd Independence of Sri Lanka Celebrated

Sri Lanka's 63rd Independence Day was celebrated by the country's Deputy High Commission here on Friday.

Nirupama Rao flies to Thimphu for talks with Pakistan

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Saturday flew to Thimphu for the meeting of the eight-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). She will be holding bilateral talks with her Pakistani counterpart alman Bashir on Sunday.

Sri Lanka’s Independence celebrated in London

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London celebrated the 63rd National Day on 04 February 2011 morning at the High Commission premises with the participation of Sri Lankans living in the UK representing Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim faiths.

The US has preferred repressive leaders over popular leaders

War on terror in Afghanistan and in Pakistan is raging with full intensity for well over nine years and still there is no light seen at the end of the tunnel. The US which had triggered this war in October 2001 doesn’t know when and how the war would come to an end. Not even a single declared objective set for Afghanistan been accomplished.

Sri Lanka: International accolade for Nandana Wickramage

World Brand Congress awarded the prestigious Brand Leadership Award to Ceylon Biscuits (Pvt.) Ltd. Group Director and Head of Marketing & Sales Nandana Wickramage at the Global Awards for Brand Excellence held recently in Mumbai, India. It is indeed a rare occasion for a Sri Lankan to bag this award among 112 countries.

Nepal: Prez returns home after 10-day official visit to India

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday after a 10-day official visit to India.

Egypt Unrest: exit strategy of beleagured Pharoah

The fate of Hosni Mubarak, the president of Egypt appear to be a foregone conclusion; he clings to power by a very thin thread of hope while making intermittent gestures that defy logic: the latest is the resignation of party leadership en masse.

Are Thugs Deciding the Boundaries of Democracy in Sri Lanka?

The protest march organised by the UNP calling for the release of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has been disrupted by thugs. There is no question they were thugs. What is not yet established is whose thugs they were and who had given instructions to them to disrupt the peaceful protest organized by the UNP.

Letter from America: the Security Insanity

Last week I was in Pasadena, outside Houston on a business trip. On Tuesday morning the weather was furious with rain and wind blowing so strong that I could not reach my rental car from the lobby of the hotel without an umbrella. However, before I could reach my car the wind had tore apart the umbrella.

Employment in Saudi Arabia – Hidden Secrets

When I became aware of this shocking, appalling and outrageous conditions that our citizens employed in Saudi Arabia are subject to, I took it upon myself to expose this offending and traumatizing monstrosity our people are facing in that country.

This is how Despots end

A club-wielding mob attacks an opposition protest; photographers covering the event are beaten up, their cameras taken away. The police watches, unperturbed, as the mob does its job.

Omani national held on spying charge in Haryana

An Omani citizen has been arrested from a military area in Harayana on suspicion of spying and sent to judicial custody for 14 days, police said on Saturday.

Counting on in Maldives local polls

The Maldives is in the process of counting votes in the country’s first ever local council elections, with the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party leading in the capital Male’.

In TN Assembly: Surplus budget of RS 439 crore presented by FM Anbazhagan

Anbazhagan presenting Tamil Nadu Budget for the year 2010-2011 in the Assembly, in Chennai. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin are in the picture.

Western Strategy: Eventually turning their heroes into zeros on the ticket of “democracy”

The premise that there are no permanent friends but permanent interests should be remembered by all politicians in dealing with powerful nations whose aspirations has and will always be the desire to build its own empire, advance their strategic interests and secure natural resources for their needs.

DMK government’s interim budget shows failures on various fronts: Opposition slams

The opposition parties in the state like CPI(M) and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(MDMK) on Saturday slammed the Interim Budget presented by Tamil Nadu Finance Minister K Anbazhagan in the state Assembly and said it only showed that the government had failed on various fronts.

Local response to fury of Bahraich floods

Just a short stroll through Rewali, Adampur, the mud embankment in Kaiserganj, Bahraich, a small district in the flood prone area of Uttar Pradesh, gives you an idea of the gravity of the predicament people here face year after year.