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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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How meaningful are India’s love letters to President Rajapakse?

The Indian Premier forewarned of India’s “inclination” to vote against Sri Lanka in Geneva on 20th March 2012. Just the day prior Sri Lankan President sends a letter to Indian Premier seeking India’s support. We know that India cared little for that letter though immediately after voting against Sri Lanka as damage control India sends President Rajapakse a letter explaining India’s stand. Yet, what is unforgivable is that a country that gave us Buddhism was to eventually give us 30 years of terrorism and continues to attempt to destabilize us.

President Patil foreign trips cost record Rs 205 crore

Indian President Pratibha Patil's wanderlust has cost the public exchequer a whopping Rs205 crore on her foreign visits, surpassing the record of all her predecessors.

Afghan massacre victims’ families paid US$ 50,000 each

The families of the victims of the Afghan massacre who succumbed to US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales’ brutal attack on March 11 are reportedly being paid around $ 10,000 for each wounded and $50,000 for each person killed in the shooting rampage.

India, S.Korea concern over N. Korea satellite plan

India and South Korea Sunday expressed concern over North Korea's plans to launch an " application satellite” next month, saying nothing should be done to increase tensions in the region.

The Draft Divorce Bill is a Direct Attack on the Shariah:AIUDF president Maul. Badruddin Ajmal

The Draft Divorce Bill, prepared ostensibly to make the divorce process easier, is a direct attack on the Shariah and against the personal law of Indian Muslims, argued by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal in a press statement today from Mumbai.

Israeli condemnation of UN HCR mounts

Isreal's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reacted to the UNHRC's decision to establish the fact-finding mission on Thursday, saying the council is “hypocritical” and should be “ashamed of itself.”

Anna Hazare back at his favourite fast venue, blasts Govt over whistleblowers

Social activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare on Sunday returned to his favourite mode of protest -- hunger strike -- in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar after his flop show in Mumbai three months ago, this time protesting against the "deaf and dumb" government which is "not doing anything" to protect whistleblowers fighting corruption.

Japan’s Foreign Minister Gemba looks forward to strengthening relations

Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development currently on an official visit to Tokyo held discussions with Hon.Koichiro Gemba, Foreign Minister of Japan on Friday, 23rd March.

“Bribe offer” to Army chief rocks Indian Parliament

Parliament was adjourned till 2 p.m. on Monday after Opposition members created uproar over Army chief’s reported statement that he was offered bribe.