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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2791

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People-to-People Exchanges with Burma

As the two governments strengthen their bilateral relationship, the United States seeks to build on its engagement with the people of Burma through increased people-to-people exchanges. More than 1,400 Burmese civil society members, young leaders, students, and journalists are alumni of U.S. government exchange programs.

Shahrukh in stadium brawl, faces flak from authorities

Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan hit back at the Mumbai Cricket Association, saying he was not drunk during the alleged brawl between him and MCA officials and got into the spat only after kids with him were "manhandled".

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka to be released from jail

It is reported that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has obtained cabinet approval for the release of former Army Commander and General, Sarath Fonseka from jail. His release is now imminent. Conditions of release, if any, are not known as yet.

Will Burma’s proposed Press Council become atypical censor board?

Myanmar or Burma’s Information and Culture Minister Kyaw Hsan met the personnel of the preparation committee for formation of Myanmar Writers Association, Myanmar Printers and Publishers Association, the preparation committee for formation of Myanmar Journalists Association, and the preparation committee for formation of Myanmar Publishers and Books Sellers Association on 13 May and the personnel of Myanmar Journalists Union and Myanmar Journalists Network on 14 May at the meeting-hall of Myanmar Radio and Television on Pyay Road in Yangon, the Ne Light of Myanmar newspaper reported on 17 May.

Court blasts striking Air India pilots, rejects their appeal

Coming down heavily on striking Air India pilots, the Delhi high court on Thursday said that they cannot "wilfully and flagrantly" disobey court orders to end their "illegal" strike and can face contempt action.

New scheme to formalize the grant of Dual Citizenship

The Government of Sri Lanka has decided to amend the Citizenship Act No.18 of 1948 and the Immigration and Emigration Act No.20 of 1948 with a view to formalizing the grant of Dual Citizenship by the Establishment of the "Overseas Sri Lankans" Scheme.

Sangma gets Jayalalithaa, Naveen Patnaik support in Presidential race

The AIADMK has decided to support the candidature of former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma for the office of the President. This was declared in a press statement by party supremo and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday.

The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Sports Gala 2012 - postponed

The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Sports Gala 2012 which was to be held on 19th May 2012, at Stanley Jansz Grounds, Colombo 2 has been postponed.

Yoga Guru Ramdev’s trusts lose tax exemption, slapped Rs 58 crore notice

Yoga Guru Ramdev's trusts have lost their exemption from payment of income tax and have been slapped a notice of Rs 58 crore demand on the sale of their Ayurvedic medicines.

On Philosophical Issues In Relation To Buddhism

The recent Asian Tribune article on “Philosophical Issues In Relation To Buddhism” is very critical of Buddhism and complains that Buddhists criticize other religions.