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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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UN Council reform, terrorism to figure in Manmohan Singh’s address

India will make a strong pitch for comprehensive reform of the United Nations Security Council to create an equitable system that is reflective of current realities when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

Hard-line Tamil Diaspora in US and State Department establish direct/lasting contacts: US DIP Cable reveals

The direct, intimate and mutually beneficial rapport emerged between the most radical and vocal elements of the Tamil Diaspora in the United States, described in Robert Blake-dispatched classified diplomatic cable to Washington on 19 March 2009 as “long been a source of funding and hard-line support for the LTTE”, seems to have devastating effect on the body politic of Sri Lanka as witnessed today, is the conclusion the Asian Tribune can safely arrive at after scrutinizing a most revealing classified diplomatic cable.

Jan Lokpal would have sent Chidambaram to jail: Anna Hazare

In the midst of fresh controversy in the 2-G spectrum case, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said Home Minister P Chidambaram would have been behind bars had the Jan Lokpal legislation been in existence.

Ugliest American is learning

Every now and again the ugliest American visits SL. Some call him an idiot which is wrong. He may be ignorant, prejudiced, misinformed and foolish but he is learned. He casts the pearls of his wisdom and gives us benefits unasked for. He is well remunerated by the US government that must have sense of humour to send him to SL. He is however a pain over here.

Sonia Gandhi asks top party leaders to back Home Minister

It is quite clear that Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi along with the Prime Minister is determined to strongly defend Home minister P. Chidambaram in the current row over his role inn the 2G Spectrum scam.

Optimism in AIDS vaccine research

While the world knows several ways of preventing transmission of HIV, a safe and effective vaccine is still lacking on the list. For years researchers around the world have been working on the development of such a vaccine in a challenging, step by step process.

DMK’s Baalu makes courtesy call on Sonia Gandhi

DMK leader T R Baalu on Friday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to convey party chief M Karunanidhi's well wishes to her after her return from the US post-surgery.

A Republican Prince

Tributes are flowing in from all corners on the death of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, the former Indian cricket captain. He was the youngest ever to hold the responsibility of captaincy at as young as 21. He captained India in 40 Tests out of the 46 Tests he played.

Telengana agitation throws Andhra into an economic mess

Andhra Pradesh is on the verge of an economic crisis as the Telangana stir entered day 10 with power cuts, crippled courts and road transport affected across Telangana regions.

PM meets Mahinda Rajapaksa

The Prime Minister met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in New York and discussed bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest. Rajapaksa briefed him on proposals for devolution of power and the discussions between Tamil National Alliance.