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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2789

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President Patil creates history, rides T-90 battle tank

After taking off in the frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI, President Pratibha Patil on Monday once again donned military fatigues to ride a T-90 main battle tank, becoming the first head of state to do so.

Sri Lanka Elected to the UN Industrial Development Board

At the elections that took place at the closing session of the 14th General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) ob 2nd December 2011, Sri Lanka was elected by consensus to the UNIDO Industrial Development Board (IDB) for a term of 4 years. Sri Lanka is among 26 countries which were elected to this important forum.

FDI in retail: Govt steps back, decision only after consensus

In a bid to buy peace in Parliament, the government on Monday said a final decision on the FDI issue will be taken only after consulting stakeholders and the opposition which insisted on a complete rollback and not just holdback.

Hissing rattlesnakes in Afghanistan

Unresolved Kashmir dispute, inflexibility of jingoistic and scheming Indian leaders to reconcile with Pakistan’s existence as an independent state and their burning desire to gain unchallenged hegemony over all South Asian nations has kept India and Pakistan on the warpath. Lack of trust built up as a consequence to three wars and two local conflicts together with competing interests of two rival super powers during the cold war gave grist to antagonism. Trust deficit and sense of insecurity came in the way of meaningful reconciliation between two neighbors.