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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2835

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My wife is priceless, retorts Tharoor to Narendra Modi

Hitting back at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his attack on his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said she is "priceless" but the Chief Minister needs to be able to love someone to understand that.

Launch of New Brand Electric Car of BMW in Berlin

Sri Lankan Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage was present at the launch of a new brand electric car of BMW I3 in Berlin. The new brand I3 will be BMW’s zero emission car and is expected to go into mass production in 2013.

Mukesh Ambani, not PM, running country, charges activist Arvind Kejriwal

In their latest exposé, Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan of IAC targeted both BJP's Atal Behari Vajpayee-led NDA as well as the Congress-led UPA for 'selling out the interests of the common man to corporates'.

Czech – Sri Lanka on bilateral talks

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera met with his Czech counterpart . Thomas Dub and senior officials of the Czech Republic to discuss issues of mutual interest, including cooperation in economic, trade, cultural, education and scientific areas.

Minister of The Sultanate of Oman calls on Professor G.L. Peiris

Mr. Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of The Sultanate of Oman, called on Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, at the Ministry.

Thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Tamil Nadu

More than 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as a tropical storm hit southern India from the Bay of Bengal.

Mahatma Gandhi Oration by Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy

The Annual Mahatma Gandhi Oration organized by the Sri Lanka India Society was delivered by Deshmanya Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict (April 2006- July 2012), renowned academic, lawyer, Human Rights advocate, former UN Special Repporteur on Violence against Women, former Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission and author, at the refurbished Indian Cultural Centre on Tuesday, 30 October 2012.

Rohingya in Bangladesh: Maintaining the Status Quo; Squandering a Rare Opportunity

For decades, Burmese Rohingya fleeing persecution have sought refuge in Bangladesh. June’s inter-communal violence in Burma’s Rakhine State, as well as subsequent state-sponsored persecution and targeted attacks against Muslim populations, have cast an international spotlight on this neglected population, and offered an opportunity to resolve the status of both stateless Rohingya inside Burma and those Rohingya who are refugees in neighboring countries.

Salvaging operation of Lionair flight wreck yet to begin

Due to choppy sea and cyclonic condition prevailing in the country, Sri Lanka Navy has decided to postpone the commencement of salvaging operation of the underwater wreckage of Lionair flight, that was found near the Iranativu island, north of Mannar.