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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2764

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Mamata Banerjee dragged to court for defaming judiciary

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Thursday dragged to the Calcutta High Court which took up an oral plea for contempt action over her allegation that many judgements are "delivered" for money.

No need for North-East people to flee, says Govt

With people from north east in panic following rumours of attacks, Union Home Secretary R K Singh on Thursday said there was no threat to anyone from the region living anywhere in the country and termed the reports of violence as rumours.

The LLRC and the prospects of reconcilation in Sri Lankan

It is now over three years since the LTTE was decisively defeated by the Government of Sri Lanka. Since then the government and the international community has been grappling with the issue of winning the peace, addressing the causes which gave rise to the deadly conflict, issues of accountability, and reconciliation. These issues have dominated the Sri Lankan debate in the last few years.

Ethnic Diasporas and shaping of U.S. foreign policy

America's top diplomat, the president's closest ally on foreign policy formulation and execution, and the most influential cabinet member in the Obama administration Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton strongly believes that the ethnic Diasporas using the American soil to promote human rights, democracy and good governance in their former homelands have lot of credibility.

Burning of Effigies Should be Banned

Another act of extremist ‘political voodoo’ was performed in Colombo on 12 August 2012 by burning the effigies of TNA leader R Sampanthan and ex-Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M Karunanidhi with impunity.