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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 727

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Letter from America: Western hypocrisy with pro-democracy movement

Qantara.de is an Internet site dedicated to promoting understanding between the western world and the Muslim world. In one of its most recent editorials, The West and the Protests in the Arab World-Leaving the Freedom Movement in the Lurch, Bettina Marx hit the bull's eye with her concluding remarks where she complained about the apparent silence of the western government for the cause of democracy.

Tale of Two Friends in Hot Water: Silvio Berlusconi of Italy and Col Gadaafi of Libya

During the past few weeks, the unthinkable happened: most of the Middle East has been in flames; the autocratic rulers, who once were flamboyant characters, have been reduced to folks with a charisma of a 15-Watt light bulb; strong men have been toppled; and the remaining despots are getting nervous and seeking exit strategies.

Sri Lanka to provide one third of energy demand with LNG by 2020

Sri Lanka anticipates to utilise Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to cater up to 31 percent or nearly one third of the country’s energy demand by 2020.

Sri Lanka; Pakistan recommence flights to Colombo after a lapse of 3 years

Since its termination of flights to Sri Lanka in 2007, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to commence its flights again to Colombo.

Re-voting in 5 islands of Maldives

The Maldives will go for a second round voting in five islands after candidates secured equal numbers at the February 5 local polls.

TN elections 2011:Congress holds talks with DMK for seat sharing today

The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president and the former union minister K V Thangabalu has said that his party will discuss with the ruling DMK about the seat sharing in the forth coming state assembly elections to be held in May.

In the Political-Neverland of Tyranny

Jose Louis Borges’ ‘The Immortals’, tells the story of a group of men who gain immortality. This victory over the most ancient enemy of humankind does not constitute a happy ending though, because, escaping death, the men become deprived of their humanity as well. Life, for these ex-mortals, holds no more novelty; and bereft of the excitement of the unknown, living becomes unendurably tedious. For Borges the curse is not death;

Sri Lanka opens up Colombo Fort for public recreation

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defense opened up refurbished area of Colombo Fort for public recreation recently in a bid give a boost to tourism.

Disproportionate wealth case: Karnataka Court fixed date for questioning Jayalalitha

A Special court in Karnataka has fixed March 9 for recording statements of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu in the disproportionate assets case filed against her by the DMK government in 1996.

Weapons given to Pakistan may fall into terrorists, warns US Congressional report

The United States Defense Department isn’t properly tracking military equipment given to Pakistan and the lack of oversight could lead to U.S. technology falling into enemy hands, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Bryan Adams performs live in Kathmandu

Canadian rock star Bryan Adams performed live in Kathmandu Saturday evening, enthralling over 18,000 crowds at Dasharath Stadium. This is the first time any Western musical band has performed live in this Himalayan country.


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