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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2901

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Explosives found in car in Ambala: Delhi was likely terror target

A terror strike, possibly in Delhi ahead of Diwali, plotted by LeT and Babbar Khalsa was foiled with police seizing over 5 kg explosives from a car outside Ambala Cantonment Railway station.

Burma must free all political detainees for real change

The President Thein Sein government put on air on Tuesday that it would release 6,359 prisoners under an amnesty based on a condition for old-aged, ailing and obedient. As of Wednesday, the first batch of prisoners was released. But, in the end of the day about two hundred political prisoners appeared to have been freed, according to friends and families of detainees through the media.

Govt didn’t take steps to prevent 2G scam, despite PM’s letter: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed its anguish that the stand of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh favouring"auctioning" of 2G spectrum was ignored and no timely action was taken by the government to prevent the scam.

Sri Lankan Dengue Eradication Expert Team honored

The High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo hosted a reception for the Sri Lankan Expert Medical team which returned from Pakistan after rendering most invaluable services to combat spread of Dengue menace in Pakistan.

Two Sri Lankans fled to India after Mulleriyawa shooting arrested and deported to Colombo

Gun culture in Sri Lanka started in 1971 and upon getting increased gradually during the period of 83/84 and 87/89 it has now reached a very serious level. There was a time that the Head of State of Sri Lanka said that he is unable to provide security for everyone and people should find their own security.

Maj Gen Kochekkan clarifies his meeting with Kitovi, seeks understanding

Chairman of the Cease Fire Supervisory Board(CFSB) Maj Gen (Retd) Eppen Jacob Kochekkan has denied charges made by the NSCN/GPRN (Khaplang) that he had “direct inclination” towards GPRN/NSCN (Khole-Kitovi).

Bhushan attackers, target Anna Hazare supporters

A day after eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan was assaulted, the group that attacked Bhushan today beat up Anna Hazare's supporters, including an elderly man who was punched and kicked in the face by a youth, outside the Patiala House courts in New Delhi.

Empathy of Outlook, Objectivity of Judgment is Sri Lanka’s Expectation From The West - Prof. Peiris

Sri Lanka, a proud and accomplished nation, has the courage of its convictions, and is prepared to engage with the world in respect of all aspects of its current experience, Professor G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, said in Paris just before his meeting with Alain Juppé, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the French Republic.

Blockade at Kundankulam n-project stops scientists’ visit

The agitation against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant near Tirunelveli picked up momentum on Thursday with more than 10,000 activists laying siege to all the entry points to the project site.

President Mahinda invited to attend 4th Bali Democratic forum Summit

The Special Envoy of the Indonesian President Mr. Andri Hadi on a 2- day visit to Sri Lanka called on the Acting Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera on October 12th, at the Ministry of External Affairs, Colombo.

Bhutan’s King gets married

Bhutan’s fifth monarch, 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, married 21-year-old Jetsun Pema at a traditional Buddhist ceremony on Thursday morning, agency reports said.

Money Makes Monkey Dance -Sino-Burma Relations

In May, Osama bin-Laden was shot dead that sent the relations between Pakistan and US into a tailspin and obviously Pakistan, still depending on billions of dollars in civilian and military aid from Washington began to look Beijing as an alternative for a strategic counter weight to India.