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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2736

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Sri Lanka President Left for Thailand

President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Thailand on a four-day official visit early morning today around 1.20 AM as a guest of the Royal Thai government. During his visit to Thailand, the President will hold bilateral talks with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Pak Army - Let Martyred Soldiers Defend Siachen

According to the media reports dead body of a Sep Muhammad Hussain, Shaheed has been recovered on the 50th day of Rescue Operation in Gayari Sector. The soldier’s body would be sent to his native village located near Skardu.

Korea: “The Lamp of the East”

In a 1929 poem entitled “The Lamp of the East,” Rabindranath Tagore, the great Bengali poet and Nobel laureate, wrote these prophetic lines:

YSR Congress chief Jagan Reddy sent to judicial custody

YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy was on Monday sent to 14-day judicial custody till June 11 by a CBI court in Hyderabad in connection with the disproportionate assets case.

Quo Vadis Mr Sampanthan? TNA reaffirms separatism

Sri Lanka's North and East should be re-merged to create the Tamil people's historic land. Tamil people expect a power structure where they can govern their own land, protect their own society, develop their own economy and safeguard their own culture without any interference as a solution to the national issue - Mr Sampanthan, the re-elected as the leader of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) at its 14th National Convention in the Eastern headquarters, Batticaloa.

Visit of Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs

Singaporean Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam is due to undertake an Official Visit to Sri Lanka from 29th May to 2nd June 2012 at the invitation of the Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L Peiris.

No move to hike kerosene, LPG prices, says Minister

Faced with mounting criticism for a petrol price hike of Rs 7.50 per litre,Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Jaipal Reddy on Monday said there was no proposal at the moment before the Government to hike diesel, domestic LPG cylinder and kerosene price.

Pakistan Naval Ship on a Goodwill Visit to Sri Lanka

Pakistan Naval Ship Azmat is visiting Sri Lanka from 28 to 31 May 2012 on her maiden voyage to Pakistan after its commissioning in China.

Chewing Tobacco: A Lethal Menace On The Block

Jyoti (name changed) hails from rural Uttar Pradesh which has a high prevalence rate of smokeless tobacco. Two years ago she became addicted to paan masala (a popular form of chewing tobacco) of a particular brand, under the influence of her friends.

Aung San Suu Kyi left for Thailand

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi left for Thailand on Tuesday for her first trip abroad in more than two decades, ending an era of isolation and cementing her arrival on the global stage.