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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2832

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Mayawati richest of five CMs going to polls

Among the Chief Ministers of the five states going to the polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is the richest, with assets totalling Rs 87.27 crore, according to an affidavit submitted to the Election Commission of India (ECI).

How terror impacted the Horn of Africa

The most dramatic tragedy of suicide or “martyrdom” as the misled people call it, occurred in Mogadishu just weeks ago. Suicide man wearing explosives belt intruded into Villa Somalia, Presidency in Mogadishu, unchecked killing himself along with four other soldiers on duty!

Hazare discharged, advised rest for a month

A week after he was admitted for chest infection, Anna Hazare was on Sunday discharged from a Pune hospital and said he will take a month's break as he was feeling weak before applying his mind to the next phase of the anti- corruption movement.

Opposition leaders are asked to respond to the issues concerning Tamil and Muslim people

Mano Ganesan leader of the Democratic People Front, recently speaking at the annual convention of the NSSP held at the New Town Hall in Colombo asked whether Sinhala establishment consider the military defeat of LTTE as the defeat of the Tamil people.

NRIs to get right to vote in Indian elections: Manmohan Singh

Fulfilling a long-standing demand of its diaspora, India on Sunday said it would allow NRIs to vote and participate in the election process.

French Scandal Exposes Global Corruption

According to a 2004 study by the World Bank Institute, $1 trillion is paid every year in bribes worldwide. Though, many countries evolved various rules to carry out the accountability of politicians, bureaucrats and military officials for blocking of bribe, but unfortunately the upward trend of getting illegal benefits have been noticed by the International Transparency Organization.

A Burmese Perspective: Why should the West Fall into Burmese Trap?

I was contemplating, whether the Burmese regime would be able to deceive the West after tricking its own People? Lamentably I could not find the answer as it seems now. I simply could not comprehend of why the foreign dignitaries believed what their advisers and analysts say when they did not have any idea of what the psyche and rationale of the Burmese generals and its army, not to mention the generals’ thinking. It is rather bewildering to witness influential businessmen and foreign political leaders of the Western World lining up to give a courtesy call to the Burmese regime.

Youth Unemployment looms large

Alongside the crisis in the Eurozone, youth unemployment has been the hot topic of the news in these final weeks of 2011. The BBC’s ‘The World Speaks’ survey named unemployment as the world’s fastest rising concern. And they’re right to be concerned, as the figures are as alarming as they are depressing.