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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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“The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security”

My delegation welcomes the convening of this open debate at a time when there is a growing realization of the challenges and risks that the rule of law deficits pose to international peace and security.

Army Coup against Bangladeshi PM Hasina

By ZahAccording to news reports The Bangladesh Army has foiled a coup plot by certain national serving and retired army officers to overthrow Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and have arrested two former officers. The "heinous conspiracy" was unearthed last month and two retired officers - Lt Col Ehsan Yousuf and Major Zakir - have been arrested while a serving officer Major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Huq, a co-planner is absconding.

Like uncle, like nephew!

It is not my intention to change the good old proverb ‘Like father, like son’ or to bring in any comparison of any uncle and nephew in any of the political parties in our country of any color. I lost my admiration, whatever I had, for politicians in our country long time ago.

Application period for undergraduate courses

Applications are invited from Sri Lankan students for nomination to undergraduate courses in Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Medicine (MBBS) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) under the Self-Financing Scheme for the academic year 2012-13 against the reserved seats of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India.

Genocide of main source for the lively hood of fishing community

Mangrove tree is a specialized marine ecosystem consisting of a group of plants growing in muddy, loose and wet soils in tropical and sub-tropical areas, comprising of shallow, coastal waters, deltas and estuaries or lagoons. The specific regions where these plants occur are termed as 'mangrove ecosystem'.

Samajwadi Party promises Tablets, Laptops to students

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav once hated computers. But on Friday, taking a leaf out of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s successful poll strategy, in his party’s “please all” manifesto for UP assembly elections promised free tablet to every student passing class 10th and a laptop to students passing class 12th from a government school.

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Mali

Upon the singing of Joint Communiqué by H.E. Mr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and H.E. Mr. Oumar Daou, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations on 19th January 2012 at New York, the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Mali decided to establish DPL relations between the two countries with effect from 19th January 2012.

Salman Rushdie’s visit to Jaipur off

After days of speculation, controversial author Salman Rushdie has called off his visit to India for the Jaipur Literature Festival citing security issues.

Ewa Björling to Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique to promote increased trade

Minister for Trade Ewa Björling will visit Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique on 23-27 January to enhance trade relations and business opportunities for Swedish companies in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Minorities quota: Law Minister Khurshid defiant before EC

Strongly defending his remarks promising job quotas for minorities, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday told the Election Commission that he had only made a declaration of intent and not a policy announcement.

Dr Abdul Kalaam, People’s President in Sri Lanka

It is astonishing indeed how Asia strives to challenge the West in nuclear and aeronautical sciences. Many would call it a dream- a dream which will never come true. Nevertheless, our convivial neighbour India is not very far from this dream. It has been almost 25 years since India launched it’s inaugural Missile proving Asia’s advancement of science in the 20th Century.