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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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Geneva: Forked-tongued diplomacy of the West will fail

US Attorney General Eric Holder has asserted the right of the president to secretly order the assassination of American citizens. Citing the so-called "war on terror," Holder claimed that this authority was lawful under the US president’s war-making powers and was not subject to judicial review. This position contradicted the resolution at the UN Geneva conference that denied the same fundamental right to any other country fighting a ruthless terror outfit. Sri Lanka seemed singled out by the US.

New Uttarakhand CM

Congress MP Vijay Bahuguna will be sworned in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

‘International community’!

Whenever the West agitates on an issue it always acts as if it represents the ‘international community’. We pondered for a while to study, in fact, who this international community is and whom it represents actually, and for our amazement we found out that it represents not more than 12.3 percent of the world population.

Minister Rishad starts industry tour, distributes on-site machinery to boost $ 8.5Mn aquarium exports

Sri Lanka is now recognized as one of the best ornamental fish suppliers to the international market. “Sri Lanka began ornamental fish exports in 1950’s and I am pleased to announce that now we are recognized as one of the best ornamental fish suppliers in the international market.

Govt committed to fight black money menace

Expressing government's commitment to deal with the menace of black money, President Pratibha Patil on Monday said many steps are being taken to contain generation of illicit wealth and preventing it from flowing out of the country.

IEEE PMU Student Branch Formed

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) officially formed the PMU IEEE Student Branch under the auspice of the College of Computer Engineering & Science (CCES) at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) campus.

Kanimozhi allowed to attend Parliament

DMK MP Kanimozhi, facing trial for her alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation case, was on Monday allowed by a Delhi court to participate in the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament.

Fulfill Promises for Budget Reform!

“Fulfill your promises on public finance reforms!” This was the challenge posed by Social Watch Philippines (SWP) and the Alternative Budget Initiative (ABI) to the Aquino government.

Sri Lanka Tea Promotion Seminar in Tokyo

A Sri Lanka Promotional Seminar and Dinner Reception was held on 9th March at the Happo-en Hotel in Tokyo with over 160 business and corporate leaders, potential investors, and invitees from the travel, tourism and tea trades in Japan.

DMK wants India backing for resolution against Sri Lanka in Geneva

The absence of any mention of plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka in the President's address on Monday caused some discontent in UPA ally DMK which said India should support a US-sponsored resolution against the island nation.