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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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April 18 Deadline for GSP Duty Refund Claims

The United States Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program was renewed on November 4, 2011, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced procedures for claiming duty refunds for exports eligible under the GSP program.

Benazir’s unsolved murder mystery and Musharraf’s expected return

Benazir Bhutto (BB) was the first women prime minister in the Muslim world. She remained in power twice and earned worldwide fame. Helped by her husband Asif Ali Zardari, the couple amassed substantive wealth during the two stints in power. During Nawaz Sharif’s second tenure (1997-99), the Ehtesab Bureau had prepared dozens of cases against the couple concerning money laundering and corruption.

Endorse the Nuclear Test Ban

Indonesia's parliament has just taken a historic step, one that makes the planet safer from the threat of nuclear weapons. The importance of Indonesia's decision to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty cannot be overstated. This is a golden opportunity for the remaining eight countries to endorse the CTBT, enabling it to come into legal effect.

Anna Hazare has little impact in home district

Anna Hazare's nationwide anti-corruption campaign notwithstanding, people from his home district have voted largely in favour of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party in the civic body elections, the final results of which were declared here Wednesday.

Sri Lanka’s fishing industry has become a leading contributor to the National Economy

Fisheries and Aquatic Development Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne participating in the Committee State discussion of the votes of his Ministry said that the rate of fisheries development has been increased to 21 percent and the Ministry has earned an income of Rs 83,928 million, which had been a historic income.

Dam row: Tamil Nadu MPs protest outside Parliament

Congress MPs from Tamil Nadu staged a protest outside the Parliament on Wednesday in connection with the ongoing row over the century-old Mullaperiyar Dam.

Would a unified Tamil political movement be a double edged sword?

Minister Douglas Devananda has called for all Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka to unite, possibly into a Tamil political umbrella group.