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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2526

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Indians have Rs 12,740 crore in Swiss banks

Switzerland on Thursday said the quantum of money held by Indians in Swiss banks stood about Rs 12,740 crore at the end of 2011 — rising for the first time in the past five years.

Interactive dialogue with office -bearers and senior members of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Soon after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral co-operation with Hungary’s Foreign Minister Mr. Janos Martonyi, External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris had an interactive dialogue with the office bearers and senior members of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Budapest.

Burma: Will the International Donors leave Kachin people in the dark?

Chairman of the Union Peace-making Central Committee, President of Myanmar (Burma) Thein Sein received a delegation from Peace Donor Support Group (PDSG) coordinators Norway, United Nations, Australia, Britain, the World Bank and European Union at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw on 12 June, the state-run New Light of Myanmar Daily said.

Ally Mamata Banerjee to stay away from UPA meet, sticks by Kalam for President

Despite being snubbed by ally Trinamool Congress, the Congress has still got only two names to offer—Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Ansari. A final decision is expected to be taken at the United Progressive Alliance meeting on Friday.

Extremist Diaspora and R Sampanthan’s Speech Complicate ‘Reconciliation’

It is difficult to believe that President Rajapaksa or his advisors did not anticipate protests in London or possible cancellation of his address to the Commonwealth Economic Forum in connection with his participation in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Whither Sarath Fonseka?

The inscrutable question—will Sri Lankans cozy up to Sarath Fonseka and how soon? This is now being talked of—it is atempestuous topic. Only Sarath Fonseka can create the path ahead and that too only with judicious action and timing. I have presented some views on leadership below and it looks as if Sarath Fonseka has a stiff hill to climb