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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2835

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President Dr Yadav flying to Kuwait to attend National Day celebration

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav is flying to Kuwait on Friday to take part in a special function that marks Kuwait’s 50th National Day and 20th Independence Day.

PA has ‘no role’ in DRP infighting

The People’s Alliance (PA) said it has ‘no role’ in the main opposition internal dispute but would still support the idea of holding primaries to identify a presidential candidate for the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP).

Reminiscences of mutiny in Bangladesh on 25th February 2009

25th February brings back the memories of gory incident of mutiny in Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) two years ago. On that day at 11 am over 1000 NCOs and Sepoys of BDR staged a mutiny at its HQs in Dhaka in Pilkhana compound where about 9000 troops were present. It happened on the second day of the ‘Annual BDR Week’ being celebrated at a time when Director General Maj Gen Shafiq Ahmed was addressing a durbar in an auditorium.

Unpreventable armed conflicts in Burma

Armed conflicts between ethnic rebels and the junta’s troops in Karen State resumed during country’s undemocratic elections last November.

ISRO finds safe cave on moon; can be used as human outpost

ISRO scientists have discovered a giant underground chamber on the moon, which could be used as a lunar base by astronauts for inter-planetary missions.
Scientists at the Space Applications Centre (SAC), using data gathered from Chandrayaan-I's Terrain Mapping Camera and Hyper Spectral Imager (HySI) payloads, found a 1.2km long buried, uncollapsed and near horizontal lava tube.

Raymond A. Davis Arrest CIA Mission Compromised ?

On January 29, I along with my family while going to my house passed through the Jail Road and viewed the seen of the unpleasant event. In that incident of January 27, 2011 an American undercover secret agent Raymond A Davis killed two young boys just in front of famous “Bhatti Tikka Shop”.

WikiLeaks founder to be extradited to Sweden

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has incurred the wrath of the US establishment for leaking of classified cables, embarrassing countries that considered America an ally is likely to be extradited to Sweden to face sex crime charges.

Dialogue on legal barriers obstructing HIV response in Asia-Pacific

In Asia and the Pacific, as well as worldwide, laws and practices continue to often seriously hamper the progress made in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support. Some 150 participants from 22 countries from across the region gathered in Bangkok last week to discuss the issue.

Govt will ensure smooth functioning of Parliament

With the recent deadlock over the JPC on the 2G scam weighing heavily on its mind, a concerned government on Thursday said it would travel the extra mile to ensure smooth running of Parliament.

Will LTTE [NCCT] pave a way to destroy the Conservative government?

It has come to the limelight of the penetration of the LTTE into the Conservative Government through a narrow path was exposed on January 15th, 2011 when Paul Calandra, MP for Markham Oakridges, participated in the official opening ceremony as the chief guest of the National Council of Canadian Tamils [NCCT] at 5310 Finch Avenue East, Toronto.

Orissa Maoists free abducted Collector safely

After nine days of captivity, Maoists have released Malkangiri Collector R.V. Krishna. According to TV channels, the Collector has been handed over to the villagers in Malkangiri by the rebels.

Sri Lanka NDB Group leaps to greater heights with Knowledge-based Banking : Core Banking Profits up by 34%

Sri Lanka’s NDB Group’s sustainable core banking profits increase by 34 percent during the year 2010, recording a Group Profit Attributable to Shareholders (PAS) of Rs 2 bn an increase of 28 percent.