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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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What Sri Lanka has given Tamils but will not give the Eelaamists

It is apparent that inspite of the elimination of the LTTE that the sole obstacle to reconciliation remains the inability to differentiate between what the Tamils have or do not have and what the Eelaamists desire and aspire but will not be given.

Has the Sangha done enough to foster unity, peace and harmony in Sri Lanka?

At the outset it needs to be made clear that this article is not a critique of Buddhism considering the writer is the least qualified to do so, and it is not a critique of the Buddha Sasana, because to do so would be to critique the Buddha Dhamma.

Aarushi murder case: Court rules parents should go on trial

In a major setback to dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, the Supreme Court on Friday cleared the decks for their trial in their daughter Aarushi's murder case.

McCain's slip-of tongue

While speaking at a campaign rally in support of GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain mistakenly professed his faith in president, Barack Obama’s ability to improve the economy. ‘I am confident with the leadership and the backing of the American people, president Obama will turn this country around’ McCain said.

Glitz, new models mark Auto Expo in Delhi

Music blared and white smoke swirled in the cavernous Tata Motors hall at the India Auto Expo as an excited crowd milled near a stage displaying the company's new hybrid car.

When history needs careful retelling . .

History matters in Bangladesh, for obvious reasons. The systematic manner in which it has been mutilated over the decades since liberation by military regimes and their civilian cohorts has taken a heavy toll on the nation, especially the younger generation.

2G Spectrum hearing: Delhi court pulls up accused for irrelevant questions

Irked by a counsel of the 2G spectrum case accused posing irrelevant questions to a prosecution witness, a Delhi court on Friday made the accused stand in its dock for over half an hour, warning that other accused too would meet the same fate for similar conduct of their lawyers.

CSW Welcomes Foreign Secretary’s Call For Release Of Political Prisoners

As the Foreign Secretary William Hague concludes his visit to Burma today, Christian Solidarity Worldwide welcomes his assessment that although there is “momentum for change” in Burma, that “much more is needed to be done” before EU sanctions are lifted.

Team Anna confused on future course

Days after its much publicised agitation in Mumbai and Delhi fizzled out, Team Anna appears to be confused on how to take forward the fight for a strong Lokpal saying the movement is at "crossroads" and a wrong decision at this stage can prove disastrous for it.

Pakistan: Where Politics and Corruption are the same

In August 2011, the US media reported that Raymond Davis was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted attacks to open fire at and kill civilians in Colorado and Washington. The issue of his killing of two Pakistani civilians was referred to in the US court.

2-G Spectrum Scam trial: Dr. Subramanian Swamy submits certified documents against HM Chidambaram

Former Law Minister of the Country and the president of the Janatha Party, Dr Subramanian Swamy on Saturday submitted some reveent documents in the special CBI court at Delhi to include Home Minister P Chidambaram in the multi crore 2G-Spectrum Scam.