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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2860

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Kudankulam n-power project set to begin functioning

The woes of power-starved Tamil Nadu which has been forced to resort to power cuts in town and villages angering people may end soon.

“Myanmar” the Buffoon of the World

“Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, on her trip to Thailand and Europe skimming on the world’s media headlines laid bare the buffoonery of the Burmese Generals in every aspects, especially in calling our beloved country Union of Burma founded by her father, instead of Myanmar, founded on the theory that Dictators can change the name of their country according to their whims and fancies without the consent of the people.”

Karnataka crisis deepens: Deadline set for change of CM

The crisis in the ruling BJP in Karnataka deepened on Sunday with the rebel faction led by BS Yeddyurappa setting a July 5 deadline for removing Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda and replacing him with their nominee Jagadish Shettar.

Sri Lanka SME’s to get int’l chemical push

SMEs, the backbone of our economy, is to receive global support on chemical handing and management. “Having assisted to build Sri Lanka’s national capacity in chemical handling, we are looking to build capacity in safety, security and handling of industrial chemicals by Sri Lanka’s SME sector next” announced Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

BCCI opposition to UDRS – irrational and unconvincing

It is time that Cricket lovers of India join hands with the rest of the Cricket loving world to drive home to the rather rigid mind set of the controllers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that their stance on opposing UDRS without good convincing reasons, make them appear ridiculous and silly in the eyes of all right thinking people.

Another boat with with 39 male asylum seekers at Christmas Island

A small ramshackled fishing vessel carrying the 39 mainly males asylum-seekers is currently sitting not far from shore at Christmas Island cove with around 5 Navy officers on board.

Autocracy in Higher Education and the Impending ‘Academic Spring’

There is an impending confrontation between the university academics and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) as the media spokesman for the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA), Dr Devaka Weerakoon, has very clearly stated that they would go ahead with their continuous strike action on 4th July as their main demands are not only about salaries but primarily on funding for the university education.

US elections: Candidates define each other via attack Ads

Propelled by recent Supreme Court decisions on healthcare and the Arizona immigration law, Obama campaign is on to a scorching TV Ad blitz that invoked Mitt Romney’s career as CEO of Bain Capital raising questions about his commitment to the middle class. Romney camp countered with Obama failures with job creation. The snippy tone for the summer’s grueling battle has arrived.