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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2965

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Neil Armstrong: Sad Departure of Lunar King

The earthlings, temporarily abandoning latitude-longitude-based political bickering, paid last respects to Neil Armstrong – both in thought and if lucky enough, in person - the humble American hero, who was laid to rest on Friday at a private funeral in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Rohingya Problem: Why?

As a conscientious global citizen of our planet, I have been writing for the past 32 years since my days as a university student on a plethora of issues, which include history, culture and civilization of the peoples of the South Asia and the Middle East. I have also studied and written on international politics, human rights and terrorism. In my decades of studies I have not found a people that are more persecuted than the Rohingyas of Myanmar, or what used to be called Burma.

House logjam over Coalgate: Sonia Gandhi meets BJP’s Sushma Swaraj

Keen to break the logjam in Parliament over the CAG report, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has reached out to Leader of Opposition BJP’s Sushma Swaraj but the BJP appeared unrelenting on its stand.

Electoral Façades

In a truly democratic election, voter is king and politicians are supplicants. In a genuine election season, voters will speak and will be heard, while politicians walk on eggshells, careful not to upset the sensibilities of the electorate.

Terror module in Karnataka: More arrests in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh

Intensifying the crackdown on the "terror module" busted in Karnataka, police have arrested five more suspects in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, as a probe showed that a nuclear installation and several defence establishments were targeted for attack.

Promotion of smoking through film titled: Colour

A request has been made by Dr. Samadhi Wishvanath Rajapaksa, President, Cancer Care Association and a senior medical officer at the Naitonal Cancer Institute, to the Chairman, National Authority on Tobacco & Alcohol (NATA) and the President Mahinda Rajapaksa in regard to promotion of smoking/alcohol use through a film titled" Colour, which was screened last week. In this film the main actor, Kamal Addaraarachchi portrays smoking/alcohol use.

Raj Thackeray slammed for slur against Biharis

Raj Thackeray's comments threatening to brand Biharis as "infiltrators" have fuelled a controversy with leaders from various political parties slamming the MNS chief over the issue.

Kerala to charge Tamil Nadu fishing boats Rs 15,000 as user fee every three months

In a move, the Kerala State government has decided to collect user fee from fishing boats from Tamil Nadu and other neighboring states for fishing in waters close to its coast.