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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Hunger Strike in India That Needs World’s Attention

It is uncommon here in the United States to see a peaceful demonstration, in the form of hunger strike that is spearheaded by women activists for a genuine cause they firmly believe in.

Hazare back in form, lashes out at Govt in village

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Friday lashed out at the UPA government for arresting him before his fast and asked people not to allow the torch of the second "battle of Independence" to be extinguished as more "repeated shocks" can only ensure a corruption-free India.

U.S. Objectives & Middle East Revolts

The chronic Middle East (M.E) crises “Arab-Israel dispute” in world affairs has become a basic assumption in International affairs as far as the Middle East is concerned. Apart from various guerrilla activities Middle East has faced two major wars of 1967 and 1973.

Ambassador to China Ranjith Uyangoda presented credentials to Chinese President

Newly appointed Ambassador to China Ranjith Uyangoda presented credentials to Chinese President Hu Jintao on 16th August 2011 at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

China confers top literary award to Indian

China has conferred its highest literary award on Prof. B R Deepak for his book, which is a translation of 88 classical Chinese poems into Hindi. Deepak, who is from Centre of Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies, JNU, was the first Indian to receive the "Special Book Award" for his contribution to Chinese studies, translation, publication of Chinese books and cultural exchange.

Expatriates to unite in countering false propaganda

Senior representatives of the Sri Lankan expatriate community in Europe, North America, Australia and India will unite their efforts to counter disinformation campaign of pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora.

Outrage as former England skipper calls Indian players “donkeys”

Outrage has erupted over former England skipper Nasser Hussain's comparison of Indian players to 'donkeys', with the Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday slamming the commentator for his comments on Indian fielding.

Touch-points of Ceylon Cinnamon brand are intensifying: Sri Lanka unveils Pure Ceylon Cinnamon, moots infusing R&D for industry upgrade

The Cinnamon growth trend looks set to continue in future driven by the realization of the dual value in Cinnamon-in that, it is not only a spice but also has become a weight loss aid. This shows the increasing touch-points of Pure Ceylon Cinnamon as a brand. Strong Private Public Partnerships and development of scientific research and development will boost the Cinnamon industry further, says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce.

Jayalalithaa takes on Marans, launches Arasu cable TV

The Tamil Nadu government revived the dormant State-run cable TV service by formally launching its operations on Friday.

Inauguration of the Tagore Film Festival

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore in Sri Lanka, a 5 day long Tagore Film festival organized by the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo focusing on works of Gurudev Tagore was inaugurated on Thursday evening at the National Film Corporation Hall by Senior Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama in presence of High Commissioner of India Mr. Ashok K. Kantha.

Japan New Prime Minister vowed not to visit Yasukuni Shrine; Formed his new Cabinet

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, the youngest prime minister in Japan's postwar history, formed his Cabinet on Friday, and vowed that he would not visit Yasukuni Shrine during his tenure.