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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2957

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U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue in Washington

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes co-chaired the first U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue in Washington, DC on September 19-20, 2012. The delegations held productive conversations on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues including development, civil society and governance; trade and investment; security and countering violent extremism; science and technology; women’s empowerment and gender equality, a Media Note from the US State Department says.

PM justifies decisions on diesel hike and FDI in address to nation

In an address to the nation on Friday night, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sought to justify the government's decisions regarding the price of diesel and FDI in multi-brand retail, the economic reforms which have triggered widespread political protests across the country.

Learning from Sri Lanka

The world has a lot to learn from Sri Lanka. This island nation, south of India, was torn by a vicious civil war for twenty-six years, which ended in 2009 with a clear victory for government forces over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Since then, the ruling authorities have done a remarkable job forging reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation with the Tamil minority. This is truly an example of how military victory needs to be followed up by forgiveness and peacemaking.

BJP evasive on demand for floor test after SP support to UPA

The BJP was evasive onn Friday whether it would demand a floor test in Parliament to determine if the Manmohan Singh-led government enjoyed a majority following withdrawal of support to it by Trinamool Congress.

India opens its huge textiles to Sri Lanka

In a major bilateral trade move in which access to the huge Indian textile market is opened to our garment exporters, India has decided to throw allow its textile sector to Sri Lanka in a considerable way.

Fuel loading begins at Kudankulam n-plant

India’s nuclear operator has started loading enriched uranium fuel in the first reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project after getting the final clearance from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on Tuesday.

U.S. Government Supports Northern Fishermen's Return to Sea

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison handed over fishing supplies to 130 families in Kallar, Killinochchi on September 20, 2012. This donation, through the U.S. Embassy’s development arm, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is part of a larger initiative of partnering with families in conflict-affected areas, bringing dignity back to their communities.

Peace between religions a must for peace in the world

A California judge has denied an actress’ request to remove from You Tube an anti-Islam video that sparked riots in Muslim world.

President Mahinda Returns after a 3-day successful Official visit to India

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his entourage which went to India on a three-day official visit, arrived in Sri Lanka today after a successful visit.