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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2790

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13 cops killed Maoist landmine blast

Thirteen policemen including the officer-in-charge of Bhandaria police station were killed and two constables were injured in a landmine blast triggered by suspected CPI (Maoist) at Salho jungle in Jharkhand's Garhwa district.

76 SABIC Sponsored Students Graduates from Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

A Graduation ceremony held in the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) in which 76 pre-foundation program students, sponsored by Petrochemicals giant Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), were awarded certificates. This program held for the first time within the Kingdom was awarded to PMU due its reputation as a student-centered University utilizing the USA model.

SOPA, PIPA and Digital Demon Banishing – Wikipedia Style

The most influential players of the web banded themselves together on Wednesday in protest against what they see as the most serious threat to the freedom of expression on the internet.

Gingrich wins big in S. Carolina shattering Romney’s invincibility

Newt Gingrich’s double digit win in S. Carolina reversed his poor showing so far shattering the aura of invincibility of the front-runner Mitt Romney. In a dramatic and heated debate two days ago Gingrich nullified the nasty talk about a failed marriage he had by deftly deflecting the attack and making it a referendum on “media bias.

Evolution of Noble Nations - What can I Give?

Dear friends, when I was flying from New Delhi to Colombo yesterday night (21 Jan 2012), I was thinking about what message that I can share it with you. Then came, the poem, which I would like to share it with you.

Minister Douglas on interference of security forces in the administration.

Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, Chairing the Jaffna-Kilinochchi District Development Council special meeting held at District secretariat Jaffna on the 16th of January 2012 said " Member of Parliament Sritharan says that there is intervention by the Armed Forces in Civil Administration matters, if it is so we could discuss about this matter with the relevant parties and get rid of this situation step by step."

Burma’s Ethnic Nationalities Grievances

Now Bo Khin Nyunt (I just call him “Bo” meaning captain in Burmese because he was just a captain that used to come and stand at my table when he was serving as PA to Col Tint Swe attached to the Prime Minister Office when I was the Foreign Affairs Secretary to the first Prime Minister Brigadier of Socialist Burma, Brigadier General Sein Win way back in 1974-77) the former much feared spy chief and the Junta’s Prime Minister, the main architect of the illogical road to democracy has spoken that, all the ethnic armed nationalities groups are very honest and truthful.

Winds of Unfreedom

Speaking with many tongues is a time-tested Rajapaksa way of obfuscating issues and evading trouble. But occasionally this deceptive habit helps reveal what the regime would dearly want to conceal.

Court reserves order on Swamy plea to prosecute Chidambaram

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday reserved its order on a plea by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy to haul Home Minister P. Chidambaram to court in the 2G spectrum case.

Ignited Minds of the Youth is the Greatest Resource for the Nation

Addressed speech by Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India on theme' Ignited Minds of the Youth is the Greatest Resource for the Nation" delivered Saturday evening at BCIS, BMICH Colombo.

New quislings ‘civilizing’ natives

“Colonization gave western powers hegemonic control, not only of the colonized lands and people, but the very ideas that informed people on how to live. As the economic system of the West begin to falter, their control of the resources too becomes tenuous.

IAF sorties to rescue stranded people on frozen J&K highway

The Jammu and Kashmir government organized special Indian Air Force sorties between summer capital Srinagar and winter capital Jammu to airlift stranded passengers as the Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed Saturday morning due to highly slippery road conditions.

Balochistan Needs Sincere & Priority Attentions

Government is facing the issues of memo, poor governance, defying of rules and court orders, corruption, power, PIA, Railway and deteriorated relations with USA. Whereas opposition parties are busy in exploiting the said issues for political point scoring. Unfortunately, none of the political party is paying any heed to a very sensitive issue of Balochistan militancy. Rulers and opposition though singed unanimously Balochistan economic packages in October 2008 and March 2009.

Letter from America: Living between the two worlds - 1

Like many citizens of our world these days, I live between the two worlds. The last month I was away from my adopted country visiting my native home in south Asia. I still have my parents and siblings living there, and many school-day friends.