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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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The EU should allow Swedish 'Snus'

In the past week, John Dalli resigned as European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy following suspicion of corruption in connection with the preparation of the Tobacco Products Directive. OLAF, the EU's antifraud office, published a report which led President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso to call for Mr Dalli's resignation.

RSS mum on Gadkari, leaves it to BJP to decide

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday refused to comment on corruption allegations against BJP president Nitin Gadkari, saying it was a "matter of the party".

Dussehra ends in Delhi with fireworks

Effigies of Ravana, Meghnada and Kumbhakarana were burnt across the Capital and other cities in North, on Wednesday at sunset as the city celebrated Dussehra - symbolising the victory of good over evil.

A delegation from the Parliament of Sri Lanka visited Finland


A Sri Lankan Parliamentary delegation comprising seven (07) members headed by Neomal Perera, Deputy Minister of External Affairs visited Finland from 12 to 17 October, 2012 on an invitation extended by the Finnish Parliament.

Fact-Finding Investigation by BDMW at RAMU Upazila of Cox's Bazar Dist. Attack on Temples and Monasteries in Bangladesh


HI All, Please be kind to read the Investigative Report below on Buddhist Temple Destruction at Ramu Upazila prepared by Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) on 6th and 7th of October,12. :-

'The significance of Hajj'

The foundations to the religion of Islam are the five pillars on which it is built upon. These five pillars are:

U.S. Ambassador Opens Two Schools in Batticaloa


Over 1,200 rural students in the East can now enjoy improved educational facilities thanks to financial support from the United States.

Congress leader Virbhadra Singh too in trouble

The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a SIT probe into the revised Income Tax returns filed by the former Union Minister, Virbhadra Singh, deposits of more than Rs. 5 crore into his bank accounts in Shimla and payment of crores to one “VBS” in the Steel Ministry by the Mumbai-based steel company, Ispat industries.

Tony Greig thanks his Lankan fans

South African born former England cricketer and renowned commentator is overwhelmed by the unprecedented support he has received from all his fans in Sri Lanka, since he has been diagnosed with a form of lung cancer.

Kerala Archbishop in list of new Cardinals named by the Pope

Pope Benedict XVI has named six new cardinals, adding prelates from India, Lebanon, Philippines, Nigeria, Colombia and the United States to the ranks of cardinals who will elect his successor.

Bhikkhu Bodhi and Bhikkhuni Ordination at Dharma Vijaya in Los Angeles


Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, one of the most brilliant and prolific Buddhist scholars of our time, was a guest at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles this past weekend. Ven. Bodhi, author of approximately 25 books – many of them important translations of the Nikayas and other ancient Pali texts – was ordained as a Theravada monk in Sri Lanka in 1972 under the aegis of Ven. Ballangoda Ananda Maitreya Maha Nayake Thera.


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