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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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India and Sri Lanka must seek War Crimes against Adele Balasingham for fostering LTTE suicide terrorism

Human Rights Watch expressed its unequivocal view that suicide bombing is a crime against humanity. HRW also claims that the political elites, commanders, and those that organize, facilitate, and encourage these suicide attacks are likewise guilty of conduct that offends against prevailing norms of international criminal law.

iPhone 5: Apple’s headaches show no sign of abating

As a thoroughly-disappointed Apple fan, I sensed the frustration of millions on the same wave length and vented the collective fury about the new iPhone in my last Sunday’s column while highlighting the absence of any significant revolutionary progress, after waiting almost for two years since I first bought my existing iPhone 4 – to hear some good news. I also exposed my serious anxiety over the new map application which came as a substitute for Google maps.

Is Pakistan’s ISI recruiting Lankan Tamils to spy on India?

Agents of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-services Intelligence (ISI) are actively attempting to recruit Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who have returned to the island nation after the end of the Eelam war, the Tamiil Nadu State intelligence has informed the Centre's Intelligence Bureau.

Some are more equal than others in Sri Lanka and this flaw has no ethnic dimension – A response to Mr R Sampanthan

In interviewing Mr Sampanthan, the editor of the Asian Tribune, Mr K.T. Rajasingham had mentioned that quote” according to a section of the Tamil Diaspora, they suggest that ‘Tamils living in Sri Lanka must unanimously announce that they don’t want the citizenship of this country and renounce it and let the Government push them into the Palk Strait”. Mr Sampanthan had declined to comment on this and had stated “I don’t want to say a thing about it. Ok. You may talk to me later”.

Congress pulls out from West Bengal’s Mamata Ministry

As a counter to the withdrawal of support to the UPA government by the Trinamool Congress on Thursday, the Congress on Saturday pulled out its six ministers from the Mamata Banerjee ministry.

Racialism (whatever ism you may call it) among the majority community is at its peak

In a letter to the Editor, Asian Tribune Mr. Moulana of Riyadh whule commenting about the interview “Tamils must renounce their citizenship and jump into the Palk Strait,” wrote racialism among the majority community is at its peak.

Anti-Kudankulam protesters lay siege to Tuticorin port

In a new show of resistance, anti-nuclear protesters onboard around 500 boats today laid siege to the port in Tuticorin against loading of uranium in Kudankulam atomic power plant.

Sri Lanka will export 8 million pieces of readymade garments to India at zero duty

During the visit of Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Government of India, to Sri Lanka in August 2012, the Government of Sri Lanka had raised the issue of relaxation in the TRQ condition for fabric sourcing for 5 million pieces of Ready Made Garments (RMG) export to India and collaboration in Textiles sector for revival of the textiles industry in Sri Lanka. Anand Sharmahad promised to give favorable consideration to both the requests.

Letter from America: Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands?

On September 14, the Japan Times in its editorial wrote: "The government on Tuesday moved forward to nationalize three of the five islets that compose the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. It signed a ¥2.05 billion contract with the owner of the three islets — Uotsuri, Kita Kojima and Minami Kojima — and decided to use ¥2.05 billion out of the fiscal 2012 budget's reserve fund."