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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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State Visit of Vietnamese President to Sri Lanka concludes


On the invitation of Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, Truong Tan Sang, President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam arrived on the evening of October 13th 2011 at the Bandaranaike International Airport, accompanied by First Lady Madam Mai Thi Hanh, commencing a 3 - day historic State Visit as the first head of state of Viet Nam to visit Sri Lanka.

Spectrum scam: Corporate honchos to spend Diwali in jail

The corporate honchos who are behind the bars for their alleged involvement in the 2G scam will have to celebrate Diwali in jail as the Supreme Court Friday deferred the hearing on their bail pleas to Octocer 31.

Sri Lanka and Vietnam sign 8 MOUs covering bilateral cooperation in many fields


Sri Lanka and Vietnam have signed 8 Memoranda of Understanding. These agreements were signed at the President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Office in the presence of President Mahinda Rajapakse and President of The Vietnam Socialist Republic Truong Tang Sang.

SC wants Govt response on reports that Taj Mahal may collapse

Media reports that the Taj Mahal might collapse by the next five years. The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on the reported threat to the 17th century monument of love.

Burma's regime does it again: Political prisoners remain in jail

The regime’s routine mass releases of prisoners haven't resulted in the release of significant numbers of political prisoners. Political prisoners have accounted for about 1% of the prisoners freed by the regime during mass amnesties.

10 Years After The Taliban

On October 7th I told Farid that the Americans came to Afghanistan on this day 10 years ago. He said that he remembered the day, he was around 18 years and heard the aircrafts in the sky, they watched them roar in the sky and he saw distant smoke around Kabul. He said the American fighters bombed the Taliban artillery and battle tanks placed on the mountains around Kabul. The bombings reminded him of the Mujahidin days.

Cash envelopes to journalists casts shadow on Advani anti-graft yatra

A cash-for-coverage scandal has taken the fizz out of BJP leader L.K.Advani's ambitious Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption and black money with BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh attempting to bribe journalists for favourable coverage of the yatra.

Cape Verde - 119 the country ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

The ratification by Cape Verde, which is the 119th country to become a State Party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, shows the continuous support for the Court by States in all regions of the world.

Resignation of Liam Fox: a storm in a Tory tea cup

The inevitable resignation of Dr Liam Fox, the medic-turned-politician, from his position as Defence Secretary did not deal a major blow to the coalition government, as the opposition expected in a situation of that kind.


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