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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Trilateral Talks & U.S. Involvement in Balochistan

High-level talks between the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan are going to be started on May 3, 2011. Earlier, the talks have been postponed due to the arrest of CIA’s Spy Raymond Davis in a murder case of two Pakistani in January this year. However, Raymond Davis case left two conspicuous impacts on U.S. Pakistan ties.

Chief Ministers condemn Darusman repot

\All provincial council Chief Ministers have strongly condemn the Dharusman’s report. Chief Minister of the North Central Province Mr. Berty Premalal Dissanayake said that all provincial councils have decided to totally reject this report.

United States, Pakistan hold simultaneous strategic talks in Washington, Islamabad

In an atmosphere of strained relations between Washington and Islamabad over continued and enhanced unmanned drone attacks by the CIA in Afghan-Pakistan border areas targeting Taliban, and Washington accusation of softer relations between Taliban and Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, strategic military meetings are to commence in both capitals this week.

Pak-Afghan frosty relations have begun to warm up

Pakistan-Afghanistan relations have remained frosty ever since Pakistan came into being. King Zahir Shah, Dawood, Taraqi, Hafiz Amin, Dr Najibullah and Babrak Karmal remained friendly to former Soviet Union and India and hostile towards Pakistan owing to self created dispute over Durand Line and Pakhtunistan stunt.

Process underway to remove terrorist watch list tag against Maoists: US envoy

US Ambassador to Nepal Scott H DeLisi has conveyed Maoist leadership that process is underway to remove the terrorist watch list tag on the former rebel party.

Sri Lanka: Nearly 21 000 affected by floods in Ratnapura

The recent rains during the last week of April had brought floods affecting over 21000 people at the Gem City - Ratnapura, in Sri Lanka.

UPFA May Day Rally: Sri Lanka President talks about post war obstacles, attacks UN Report

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) main May Day rally at the Town Hall Grounds last afternoon, has appealed to Non Governmental Organisations , other organizations and relevant individuals not to betray the country for a few thousands of dollars.

Yemen’s Saleh refuses to quit, Gulf-brokered deal collapses

Yemen's Gulf-brokered deal to remove President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power was on the verge of collapse on Sunday after Saleh refused to sign, raising the threat of further instability in the Arabian Peninsula state.

Sri Lanka announces 2012 mega export show for Int’l markets

Sri Lanka has announced a mega export exhibition for international buyers to be held in 2012 in Colombo.

Process underway to remove terrorist watch list tag against Maoists: US envoy

US Ambassador to Nepal Scott H DeLisi has conveyed Maoist leadership that process is underway to remove the terrorist watch list tag on the former rebel party.

Castrate child rapists, says judge

In a comment that is bound to spark a debate, a trial court in New Delhi has advocated the use of "chemical castration" as an alternative to a jail term for rapists.

The Flight and Plight of a Stuntman: Death of Cannonball Man in England

“If the Almighty wanted us to fly, as the cliché goes, He would have given us wings,” sums up the spontaneous outburst of some of the passive spectators, who witnessed the unfortunate death of a young man, while standing a few meters away from where all it happened in a showground in Kent, England this week.

M.M. Joshi reappointed PAC Chairman despite 2G probe report row

Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi was on Sunday reappointed as chairperson of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), notwithstanding the controversy surrounding him with regard to the draft report on the second generation mobile telephony spectrum scam.

Sri Lankan Buddhist monk threatened self-immolation if UN chief did not withdraw his expert panel’s report on Sri Lanka.

A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk has yesterday threatened self-immolation if UN chief did not withdraw his expert panel’s report on Sri Lanka.

No trace of Arunachal Pradesh CM’s copter yet

After a day of contradictory statements on Saturday, on the mystery of the copter in which Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister with a few others went missing, now it seems the copter could have possibly crashed, but the search operations are continuing.

Adarsh housing scam: Union Minister Shinde summoned as witness

Union minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has been summoned to appear as a witness before the two-member enquiry commission probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam.


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