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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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A ‘Compromised’ Resolution might be the best for Sri Lanka

It is unlikely that the US proposed resolution at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) would carry the majority support, as it stands, especially after a US soldier’s killing spree in Afghanistan.

Bahuguna takes oath as Uttarakhand CM, Congress MoS quits in protest

Vijay Bahuguna took the oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister as Harish Rawat and MLAs supporting him stayed away from the ceremony.

Ides of March and sanctimonious humbugs

A soothsayer’s warning to Roman Emperor Julius Caesar before his assassination March 15, 44 BC has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding. The U.S. draft resolution against Sri Lanka will be debated at the UNHRC sessions this month. Ironically it also comes at a time when the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) of the U.S. is seeking support at the UNHRC in Geneva for its campaign against the unjust voter identification laws enacted in several states of that country. On Sunday March 12, Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned a U.S. soldier shooting to death 16 people, including three women and nine children in Afghanistan.

Mayawati’s wealth jumps to Rs 111 crore

BSP supremo Mayawati may have lost the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, but the defeated chief minister's wealth as declared has jumped to Rs111 crore, a 25% increase in the last two years.

US Ambassador Butenis Congratulates Sri Lanka Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander


U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Patricia Butenis welcomed Sri Lankan Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Rohan Joseph to the Embassy to congratulate him on being the Honor Graduate for the International Maritime Officers Course (IMOC) at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center. LCDR Joseph was selected out of 33 students from 25 countries for best exemplifying the core values of leadership, professionalism, integrity and diplomacy throughout his training from Aug 22 to Dec 1, 2011.

Lives before profits: India issues first compulsory license

In a landmark case, the Indian Patent Office has issued the first-ever compulsory license in India to a generic drug manufacturer. This effectively ends German pharmaceutical company Bayer’s monopoly in India on the drug sorafenib tosylate used to treat kidney and liver cancer.

Jordan looks for more Pure Ceylon Tea, ‘We are ready to deliver' says Rishad

Sri Lanka’s favourable trade balance of trade with Jordan is set to hit higher levels as Jordan is keen for more Pure Ceylon Tea. “We are thirsty for more and more Ceylon Tea. We can’t get enough of it and we look for increased Tea imports from Sri Lanka” revealed Mohamad Sharari El-Bakheit El- Fayez, new Ambassador of Jordan to Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup: India bags their first win in the tournament.

India won by 50 runs against Sri Lanka in the second league match of Asia Cup 2012 at Dhaka. Having won the toss, Mahela Jayawardene chose to field.

Bahuguna takes oath as Uttarakhand CM, Congress MoS quits in protest

Vijay Bahuguna took the oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister as Harish Rawat and MLAs supporting him stayed away from the ceremony.

Book fair gives insight into Saudi culture: Swedish official

The participation of Sweden in the Riyadh Book Fair 2012 has given an opportunity to Saudis to find out more about the European country, said a leading Swedish official at the event yesterday.

Mayawati’s wealth jumps to Rs 111 crore

BSP supremo Mayawati may have lost the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh but the defeated chief minister's wealth as declared has jumped to Rs111 crore, a 25% increase in the last two years.

Ides of March and sanctimonious humbugs

A soothsayer’s warning to Roman Emperor Julius Caesar before his assassination March 15, 44 BC has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding. The U.S. draft resolution against Sri Lanka will be debated at the UNHRC sessions this month.

Sri Lanka “war crimes”: India wants to avoid mistrust, PM says

With Tamil Nadu MPs insisting that India make its stand clear on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in UNHRC, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said efforts are on to achieve a "forward-looking" outcome which would avoid "deepening confrontation and mistrust."

Santorum sweeps South: Vows to take on Romney all the way

Rick Santorum’s momentous sweep of Alabama and Mississippi primaries earned him the right to be called the authentic Republican who could challenge Mitt Romney all way to the Party Convention in June.


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