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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

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BJP chief Gadkari’s gaffe: Compares IQ of Swami Vivekananda with Don Dawood Ibrahim!

In a desperate attempt to stave off yet another controversy, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Monday denied he had compared the intelligence quotient (IQ) level of Swami Vivekananda to that of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim.

TNA likely to participate in the Select Committee to consider the impeaching the Chief Justice

The Tamil National Alliance is likely to participate in the parliamentary select committee that will be formed to consider the motion to impeach the Chief Justice said Mr. R. Sampathan, when speaking to Asian Tribune.

Jayalalithaa calls FDI “double-edged sword”

Terming FDI in multi-brand retail as a “double-edged sword,” which needs to be handled “dexterously,” Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Monday said the Centre’s recent decision was “fraught with dangers,” and her government will not permit it in the state.

Minister Samarasinghe appreciates support expressed for Sri Lanka at the UPR

Minister of Plantation Industries and Special Envoy of the President on Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe addressing the concluding session of Sri Lanka's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group in Geneva on Monday (5 November 2012), appreciated the interest shown by the 98 countries that made interventions during the Review on 1 November 2012.

Taj corridor case: Court dismisses pleas against Mayawati

In a major relief for former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati, the Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed petitions against her in the Taj Corridor case.

Burma : An Appeal to the Ethnic Leaders

Burma is the first country outside the Communist bloc to recognise the People’s Republic of China in its creation on 1st Oct, 1949 and since then the Burmese Generals have very much admired Chairman Mao, especially his theory ‘that power comes out of the barrel of a gun,’ and they have practiced this theory for more than half a century starting from March 2nd 1962.

Sri Lanka Delegation attends Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Quebec City, Canada

The 127th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly was held in Quebec City, Canada from 21st to 26th October 2012.

Army Inquiry on ‘War Crimes’ No Longer Credible

Army spokesman Ruwan Wanigasooriya yesterday (5 November) told Xinhua news agency r that the army investigations into some incidents or alleged ‘war crimes’ still continuing. This is the first time for a long period that we heard about it after its so-called appointment in January this year. There must be a particular reason why the statement was made to the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China instead of local newspapers or any other.