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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Anna Hazare targets Rahul Gandhi over U-turn on Lokpal ambit

Social activist Anna Hazare on Friday alleged that Congress might have taken a U-turn on contentious issues of lower bureaucracy and CBI in Lokpal under Rahul Gandhi’s instructions and claimed that the government was delaying resolution of FDI imbroglio to avoid passing Jan Lokpal Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament.

US-PAK relations: America’s pride prevents apologizing to Pakistan over killing of soldiers

The U.S. president Barack Obama will not make that mistake again: saying ‘sorry’, offering formal condolences and apologizing to the Government of Pakistan for the deaths of two dozen soldiers in NATO airstrikes last week, overruling State Department officials who argued for such a show of remorse to help salvage America’s relationship with Pakistan.

Kerala CM lobbies for new dam

With the deadlock persisting over the Mullaperiyar dam issue, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi to drum up support for a new dam, which is being opposed by Tamil Nadu.

US Senator Robert Casey wants human rights in Sri Lanka: But supports indefinite

The Democratic Party US Senator Robert P. Casey has become a well known champion of human rights, rule of law and justice in Sri Lanka. His voice, in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in which he is a member, petitioning to Secretary Clinton and President Obama, is well heard in the diplomatic corridors in Washington stretching through the American Embassy in Colombo to Sri Lanka government power centers.