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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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Police alerted, but will Rushdie come to Jaipur?

The Centre on Wednesday issued an advisory asking Delhi and Rajasthan police to remain alert and take all precautionary measures in view of controversial author Salman Rushdie's visit to Jaipur, in an indication that the author may turn up for the literature festival.

Sri Lankan Housemaid Rizana Nafeeq – Palestinians Appeal to King Abdullah for Mercy

Mr. Mahmoud Abdullah, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Palestine – Sri Lanka Friendship and Cooperation Society has written to Ambassador of the State of Palestine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Jamal Al Shobaky requesting him to convey the request of the Friendship Society concerning Miss Rizana Nafeeq to Saudi Authorities and King Abdullah.

Reshuffle in TN Cabinet:Jayalalithaa allots Industries portfoilio to Rvenue Minister P Thangamani

In a minor reshuffle of the cabinet led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday redesignated four ministers and reallocated their portfolios.

Indian Minister S.M. Krishna, handed over the first lot of houses at Nalavadi, Ariyalai, Jaffna

The Minister of External Affairs of India, Mr. S.M. Krishna, handed over the first lot of houses to the beneficiaries under the pilot project for 1000 houses on Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 at Nalavadi, Ariyalai, Jaffna. In a symbolic gesture, he also handed over some cycles to IDPs and formally announced the completion of the removal of wrecks at KKS Harbour, at a ceremony organized in front of the Jaffna Public Library.

EC warns CM Mayawati to mind words

Talking tough, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Wednesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati should think before criticising the EC order to cover her statues and BSP's poll symbols in government parks.

PM Gilani has cooked his goose

It is now an established fact that PPP as a party claiming to be champions of democracy, rule of law and rights of the poor is in actuality anti-democratic, lawbreaker and anti-people. PPP and democracy repel each other since the two are synonymous. PPP leaders have remained too engrossed in filling their coffers with ill-gotten money and in striving to complete their five-year tenure by hook or crook.

Rs 7 lakh bid for fancy number plate !

Whether it is lust of fancy number, numerology, superstition, luck or status symbol, the craze of VIP and choice numbers have been increasing among the residents of Chandigarh in the last few years.

Tourism To Top Bilion This Year

Global tourism is on track to reach the historic milestone one billion mark later this year 2012, having hit new records last year (2011), despite challenging conditions characterized by stalled economies in the major source markets of Europe and the U.S., political upheavals of the "Arab Spring" and natural disasters in Japan.

Indian Foreign Minister in Kilinochchi to hand over houses to IDPs

The External Affairs Minister of India S M Krishna on Wednesday handed over houses to the Internally Displaced Persons in Sri Lanka at function organized by the government at Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi.

Is Thein Sein the Mikhail Gorbachev of Burma?

Looking at my beloved country I recollect Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the last Komissar of the Soviet Union who tried his level best to save the Communist system through long-necessary reforms, as what the Burmese regime is doing now in releasing hundreds of political prisoners. It also catches two birds with a stone in placating the maximum impression on European and American diplomats and "human rights" organizations to lift their punitive sanctions which they so crave in order to legalize their personal wealth.