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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2339

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Why Buddhism prospered in Asia but died in India

Undoubtedly, the philosophy of Buddhism is one of the greatest gifts to mankind. Its peaceful concepts have distanced its followers from wars, crusades and is a binding formula for the entire South/South Eastern/Central/East Asian region of the world of which most nations are Buddhist countries whilst others including India are not.

Cartoon row erupts over NCERT book in Tamil Nadu

Just as the Ambedkar cartoon row was fading, a cartoon on the anti-Hindi agitation in Tamil Nadu in the 60s in a NCERT class XII text book has kicked up another controversy in the state with key UPA ally DMK demanding its removal and other parties joining the chorus.

Visit to China by T.B. Ekanayake, Minister of Culture and the Arts


Sri Lanka’s Minister of Culture and the Arts, T.B. Ekanayake visited Beijing from 03 – 07 June 2012 at the invitation of the Minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, Cai Wu to participate at the 9th Cultural Ministers Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Wife of UP Chief Minister elected unopposed to Lok Sabha

Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, was declared elected unopposed from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat after two candidates in the fray against her withdrew their nominations for the by-poll.

Einstein Triumphs; CERN Retracts – nothing travels faster than light, after all

In September last year, all of a sudden, the world of physics appeared to have turned upside down around the axis of one headline: ‘neutrinos travel faster than light – claim scientists at CERN,’ excited a significant global audience regardless of the intellectual level of its members, while the team who made the claim sensed the short-cut to stardom was just a whisker away.

Govt rejects SIT to probe ministers

The Government on Saturday rejected demands of Team Anna to set up a Special Investigation Team to probe allegations of corruption against Cabinet ministers and establishing fast-track courts to hear charges against them, saying the present system was sufficient to deal with such issues.

Letter from America: The Latest Extinction Campaign Against the Rohingya

It has been little more than two months that Aung San Suu Kyi was elected into the lower house of Burmese Parliament. The by-elections (only the country's third in half a century) in which her party NLD won 44 of the 45 available seats were a crucial test of reforms that convinced the West to soften its pariah image.


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