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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2345

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Over 70 people killed in Kolkata hospital fire

At least 73 people, including three hospital staff, were killed and several others injured in a massive fire that broke out at the AMRI hospital in south Kolkata early Friday morning.

The US devious tactics of changing goalposts

Gen Musharraf had been declared a pariah after his illegal coup against a popularly elected government of Nawaz Sharif in October 1999. This became evident when the then President Bill Clinton came on a five-hour visit to Islamabad in March 2000 and met him coldly. One year and six months later when the US under George W Bush offered him a hand of friendship he was transported with joy.

Minister Krishna’s resignation demanded on mining scam

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon on Thursday following uproar over opposition demand for resignation of External Affairs Minister SM Krishna for his alleged involvement in a mining scam.

Mullai Periyar Dam Row:Convene All Party Meet-Karunanidhi urges Jayalalithaa

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi has urged the state chief minister Ms Jayalalithaa to convene an All Party Meeting regarding Mullaperiyar Dam issue.

Hackers deface Congress website, attack Sonia Gandhi on birthday

Hackers broke into the Congress' official website and replaced part of Sonia Gandhi's profile with some objectionable material in a cyber attack coinciding with the party chief's birthday.

First Major Crack in EU: Britain Vetoes Treaty Change

The British, say the admirers of the islanders, are good at two things: firstly, they are good at standing in queues; secondly, they are renowned for making compromises, when it comes to very crucial issues involving them. However, as David Cameron, the prime minister, unequivocally displayed on Friday night, at least one of them cannot be taken for granted anymore – the tendency for compromising in the last minute.

“Ice cream parlour” sex scandal: Kerala minister questioned

Kerala Industries Minister P.K. . Kunhalikutty has been questioned by a police team re-investigating the "ice cream parlour" sex scandal case in connection with allegations made against him by a relative.

No peace talks, No humanitarian aid in Kachin State of Burma

Burma’s namesake civilian government has been maneuvering war against the Kachin rebels incessantly, even though there are heavy casualties on its side. Starting from 9 June, the six-month long civil war claimed more than a thousand lives of government soldiers. The President Thein Sein government used to say that it has been trying to build a peaceful and developed country; in contrast the momentum of civil war is getting higher. So, the tongue of the government is not in harmony with the work of its armed forces.

Pakistan is going through worst crisis

After the 1971 debacle, Pakistan is once again going through worst crisis. In some ways the problems confronted by Pakistan today are much worst than what it were in 1971. It is faced with potent threats from its western and eastern borders and is also facing internal threat posed by TTP and its affiliates in the northwest and BLA-BRF-BLF in the southwest.


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