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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Burma declares curfew in Rakhine State: Is there any intention?

Burma’s State-run radio and television declared an emergency announcement signed by President Thein Sein in response to clashes that caused several quarters of Arakanese (Rakhine) Buddhist inhabitants set on fire and left seven dead in unrest on Friday and Saturday.

Know India Programme (KIP) for Indian diaspora youth

Applications are invited by the High Commission of India, Colombo for the 21st edition of the 'Know India Programme' (KIP) to be held from 29 August – 18 September 2012 with Tamil Nadu / Uttarakhand as the Partner State.

BEML chief suspended over trucks deal for Army

Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) Chief V.R.S. Natarajan was on Monday suspended by the Defence Ministry in connection with the Tatra case on a CBI recommendation after former Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh levelled allegations that he was offered Rs. 14 crore bribe to clear a deal for 600 trucks.

Hosni Mubarak, former Egyptian president is close to death.

Hosni Mubarak the former Egyptian president is close to death. The actual condition of Mubarak, who was removed from power following a public uprising in February 2011, is unknown, given the tight blanket of security around him.

Minority sub-quota: Supreme Court refuses to stay HC verdict

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to suspend for now the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s verdict quashing 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBC).

Mohan Pieris: On the urgency of reconciliation for lasting peace

Somebody somewhere is talking about divisiveness, discrimination, and narrow politics, but people wanted to live with peace and harmony. That is the choice.

Deputy Permanent Representative in Geneva to handle the 20th session of the UN Human Rights Council

The Deputy Permanent Representative in Geneva, Manisha Gunasekera is to handle the preparation for the 20th session of the Human Rights Council hich is scheduled to commence on the 18 of June.

Sri Lanka successfully wraps up latest trade initiative with China

Sino-Sri Lanka bilateral trade will get yet another fresh boost as the latest international airport in China’s Southern and South-Western economic hub starts operations this month.