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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Spectrum scam: Did Dayanidhi Maran influence PM decision?

Did Manmohan Singh play a role in diluting the terms of reference of the Group of Ministers, leading to the loss of Rs1.76 lakh crore in the allocation of 2G spectrum in January 2008?

Spontaneous Human Combustion: 76-year-old pensioner becomes the first Irish victim

The mysterious fire that claimed the life of Irishman Michael Faherty, aged 76, on 22 December last year has caught the imagination of millions of folks across the world this week, when the coroner concluded that the death was most certainly caused by SHC – Spontaneous Human Combustion.

Pranab to be silent till he is back in Delhi

Amid the raging controversy back home over the 2G spectrum auction issue, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said he will speak on it only when he reaches India on Monday.

Obama’s passivity

Jewish popular satirist and host of US ‘The Daily Show’, Jon Stewart, implied that the Palestinian UN bid is legitimate because ongoing negotiations with Israel have not borne any fruit.

Manmohan Singh cites India’s example in handling economic crisis

As the global financial crisis deepened, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said a fast growing India can help the world economy, around which no protectionist barriers should be erected.

The Patriotic Swindle

For the LTTE peace was merely an interregnum, a brief time between the previous war and the next one. Creating optimal conditions for winning the next war was the main use the Tiger had for a peace process.

PM can hold mini cabinet meeting in US!

With as many as nine Cabinet Ministers in the US on various engagements, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington to attend the UN session could well hold a mini cabinet meeting away from home if need be.

Russian Prime Minister Putin to run for president in 2012

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Saturday he would run for president in 2012. He announced the long-awaited decision after being proposed by President Dmitry Medvedev at the ruling United Russia party's annual congress.

N-capable Shourya missile test-fired

India successfully flight-tested its nuclear capable surface-to-surface 'Shourya' missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the Orissa coast, on Saturday.

Burma-Why Advocacy?

It came to no surprise and is well expected that ICG, (international Crisis Group) came up on the side of the Burmese military bullies against the entire people of Burma and the international community as it had always done, since the Burmese Junta assumes power in 1988. But I would humbly like to point out some of the fallacies.

Mumbai reception feels great, says Paris Hilton

Launching her line of handbags and accessories in India, international celebrity Paris Hilton said on Saturday evening in Mumbai that her reception in the city was such that 'I feel like a princess'.

‘Social Mobilization’ - Co-Authors: A.P.Dainis and Cyril Pallegedara

Although, much is spoken on ‘social mobilization practices’, it is very rare to see the locations where this concept is being practiced on a sustainable basis.

Letter from America: Muslim Identity and Demography in Arakan

2. Analysis: The Land and the Indigenous People of Arakan

To incite violence and bigotry against Rohingya Muslims of Arakan, Khin Maung Saw does not waste any time. He starts with a picture of a Muslim congregational prayer on the front page, followed by a photo of some soldiers (or possibly guerillas) sitting on the ground. The connotation is quite obvious.