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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2954

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Govt defends curbs on Swedish firm IKEA

A top government official on Saturday defended India's decision to permit IKEA to sell only furniture products in the country, curtailing the Swedish retailer's investment plans in a fast growing consumer market.

Letter from America: The Rohingya Question – Part 1

To many Burmese and Rakhine Buddhists of today’s Myanmar the existence of the non-Buddhist Rohingya people is mostly seen as a direct result of Indian, or more particularly, Bengali immigration during the post-1826 era of British occupation of the territories.

India’s showpiece Aakash tablet Chinese made?

Doubts have arisen whether India’s tech-showpiece Aakash 2, the world's cheapest tablet, was actually made in China?

Pigeon Coding: a challenge for code-breakers

The findings of a dead member of the National Pigeon Service of the Royal Air Force - a unit of 250,000 trained pigeons during the Second World War as messengers – which was found stuck inside a chimney in a home in Surrey by the owner of the house while he was renovating the fireplace, is reviving the interest in the ingenious communication technique worldwide.

Former Brazilian president Lula backs permanent UNSC seat for India

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called for a new global governance that recognized the greater prominence of developing countries like India and Brazil.

International terrorism, a pre-eminent threat to global peace and security - High Commissioner Ashok K Kantha

On an invitation extended by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Government of Sri Lanka, Ashok K Kantha, High Commissioner of India, addressed the students and faculty of Defence Services Command and Staff College on the theme “India’s Foreign and Defence Policies.”

Impeach the Impeachers

Last week, the popularly elected President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, issued a Constitutional Declaration barring judicial authorities from overturning any decision made by him. Seeing in this move an attempt to undermine the judiciary and place the president above the law, and country burst out in protest. Egyptians of all walks of life and every political persuasion, and none, spoke and demonstrated against the President’s dictatorial moves.