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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Romney wins but three contenders defiantly on the war path

Mitt Romney won the Nevada caucus on the heels of his imposing victory in Florida. Minnesota, Colorado and Main caucuses come in a few days and the Missouri primary is on Tuesday.

Letter from America: Armenian Genocide – fact or fiction? – Part 1

Last month, the French Senate approved a controversial bill with a 127-86 vote that makes it a criminal offence to deny that genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks against Armenians during World War I.

Sircumcision: unceremonious removal of knighthood

The Queen, who turned Sir Fred Goodwin, the former boss of Royal Bank of Scotland, into plain Mr Fred Goodwin this week by stripping him of his knighthood, sent a clear signal to the rest of the disgraced bankers that the possibility of losing the honour was no longer the stuff for idle speculation, if the service that they claimed to have rendered to the banking sector, turned out to be a disservice in the long run.

Where is the Response?

It has been Two and a half years since we all celebrated some of the most happiest days in Sri Lanka. One might say, it was the happiest day ever in our history.

Court relief for Chidambaram: BJP says it will continue to target the Minister

Notwithstanding the trial court's dismissal of the case against Home Minister P Chidambaram on the 2Gspectrum issue, BJP on Saturday said it would continue to target him and the Government on the issue and await the decision of the higher courts in the matter.

Lying to Lankans; Telling Half-truths to Americans

The Rajapaksas have quite a few attributes in common with Vellupillai Pirapaharan. A pronounced tendency towards deceitfulness is one such characteristic. Lying is a habit, but the Ruling Family is more likely to lie to fellow Sri Lankans than to foreigners.

Deathly friendship of bacteria and virus: TB-HIV co-infection

The clinical course and opportunistic infections of HIV vary from patient to patient and country to country. In India TB is a major opportunistic infection in people living with HIV (PLHIV), with over 35% PLHIV co-infected with TB-HIV. There is an estimated 3.52% faster progression to death if a PLHIV suffers from TB also.

Koodankulam Power plant Row:TN will appoint expert panel-Jayalalithaa announces

With efforts to break the logjam over the Kudankulam Nuclear power plant hitting a dead-end, Tamil Nadu Government has decided to constitute an expert panel to look into the “fears and concerns” of locals over the project.

‘Tea Country’, a name better known than Sri Lanka

In mid seventies when one introduced himself, in Saudi Arabia, as a Sri Lankan some were not aware where Sri Lanka was but when they were told, it is the country that produced tea –‘Balad al Shai’- practically everyone knew and promptly came the response as ‘Sailan’ with an expression of real joy on their faces.

Rahul Gandhi rules out post-poll pact with Samajwadi Party

Putting an end to the speculations of a post-poll alliance with SamajwadiParty in Uttar Pradesh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party will have no alliance with any party.

Jetwing Yarl to change Jaffna skyline


A 76-luxury room hotel project, costing over 700 million rupees, with a roof top swimming pool providing a 360-degree view of the city will be operational within 15 months’ time in the historic city of Jaffna.


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