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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2832

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Is there any rule of law in Tamil Nadu, asks Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has pulled up the Tamil Nadu government for sacking 15,000 panchayat workers appointed by the previous DMK government and wondered whether there was rule of law in the state.

Parliament condemns Opposition Leader’s objection for holding Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka in 2013

Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella speaking on the 2nd reading of the 2012 in Parliament yesterday said that at the very beginning of his speech he would extend his gratitude to the triforce personnel and President, for allowing the people of Sri Lanka to live in peace and harmony by liberating the country, and commended the brave leadership given for this endeavour.

At least 2,500 terrorists in launch pads of Pak-occupied Kashmir

Around 2,500 terrorists are present in a number of launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Pakistan, Indian Government said on Wednesday.

Do we see coconut being scraped in any of our kitchens, these days?

Did anyone of us think during our childhood that a ‘hiramaney’ – coconut scraper –could become a museum piece one day! That is what it is now and how many of our present day kids know what a ‘hiramaney’ is? I guess none.

Govt offers talks with Maoists, North-East insurgents

The Centre on Wednesday offered talks with Maoists and insurgents in the North-East with a condition that they should suspend violence.

Oken Jeet Sandham’s book titled ‘Naga Paddy Man To The World’ released

The world’s tallest paddy plant discovered in Nagaland by Melhite Kenye which figured in the Guinness Book of World Records, is set to get a wider audience through the release of a book entitled “Naga Paddy Man To The World” written by a Kohima based senior journalist Oken Jeet Sandham. The record paddy plant measured 2.6m (8 and half ft) in height and had 175 stalks and 510 grains in each ear.

6 Indian Mujahideen men held: Many bomb blasts cases solved

Several bomb blast cases in India, including in Delhi, have been solved, according to police, following the arrest of six suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives across the country.

63 Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10 December 2011 celebrates the 63 Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which was considered “as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations” declared in 1948 by the United Nations (UN), after three years of its formation in 1945.