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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2962

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A Buddhist Appeal for Tamil Nadu Sanity

The open hatred and unrestrained vitriolic outbursts against Sri Lanka by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa are appalling, and, I imagine, a huge embarrassment to the Federal Government of India.

US removes Nepal Maoists from 'terrorism list': No more a threat to America

The US State Department declared Thursday, 06 September that the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has been taken out of the terrorist list making it no more a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) under the federal laws.

S.M. Krishna in Islamabad: Foreign Secretaries hold talks

The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met in Islamabad on Friday to discuss all aspects of the resumed dialogue, apart from reviewing the entire expanse of the discussions held so far, ahead of a meeting between their foreign ministers tomorrow.

Sri Lanka Ambassador’s Summer Reception of the Diplomatic Council

Ambassador Sarath Kongahage hosted an Ambassador’s Summer Reception in Berlin. Ambassadors from many countries based in Berlin and Members of the Diplomatic Council from throughout Germany participated in the reception.

IB suspects Dawood hand in Mumbai Azad Maidan violence

The Intelligence Bureau has informed the Maharashtra government's home department that underworld Don Dawood Ibrahim's gang played a vital role in the violence at Azad Maidan in Mumbai last month.

First ever gold multinational enters Sri Lanka with $ 50 Mn in round one

Pure Gold, the reputed and award winning multinational jeweller based in Dubai, has arrived in Sri Lanka. “We warmly welcome Pure Gold Group to Sri Lanka. Their entry strongly enhances our gold industry profile. Pure Gold’s initial investment here is $ 50 Mn” revealed Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka.

CAG report won’t be brushed under carpet, says PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday promised that issues raised in the CAG report over coal block allocation would not be “swept under the carpet” and necessary “corrective action” will be taken even as he lashed out at BJP for pursuing obstructionist politics.

Progress and Challenges in the Search for an HIV Vaccine

Scientists from around the world will gather in Boston next week to present more than 400 new research studies updating global progress in the search for a safe and effective HIV vaccine.

Harassment to Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu

“There has been an unfortunate incident of harassment tothe Sri Lankan pilgrims who have been visiting Tamil Nadu, purely on religious grounds. I do not approve such violence,” said Dr Jayalath Jayawardena MP.

Is Sri Lanka Preparing for UNHRC’s Head Navi Pillay

To most of us the announcement of UNHRC’s Technical Team visit comes as a surprise but nothing that should cause frenzy other than the fact that most UN visits are generally not without bias and not without agenda. There is every possibility that the conclusive report is already drafted.

US ambassador Michele Sison enters Sri Lanka's 'civil society': A major foreign policy plank

"I am a big believer in the power of the civil society. I have been impressed by the work the United States has undertaken to help to strengthen civic institutions and promote harmony among key communities," was what Washington's new diplomatic envoy to Sri Lanka said in the less- than- two- minute video clip Colombo's American embassy released on 06 September introducing her to the Sri Lanka and her Diaspora abroad.