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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2967

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We have company but bad company!

Let me first congratulate K.T.Rajasingham for his brilliant piece ‘Impeachment comical circus ends: Some hard facts'.

Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar dead

Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who spearheaded the worldwide spread of Indian music and had a major influence on Western musicians like The Beatles, died on Wednesday in San Diego. He was 92.

Students of History of Sri Lanka at JNU to visit Sri Lanka

The Centre for Historical Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, in collaboration with the High Commission of Sri Lanka and with the support of the India-Sri Lanka Foundation, has commenced a new course entitled “State, Society and Religion in Sri Lanka, from circa 3rd century BCE to 13th century CE”, with specific focus on Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa period.

Sari with Gods images lands Kushboo in fresh row

South Indian actress Kushboo who gets into some controversy or other, has landed herself in another row.

NPF Supremo against Church involvement in “Thursday’s Consultative Meet”

The Supremo of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) Dr Shurhozelie has not agreed to the idea of dragging Church in the so-called “Consultative Meet” to be held at the official residence of the State Assembly Speaker on Thursday.

Extortion charge: Zee Group Chairman agrees to lie-detector test

Zee Group Chairman Subhash Chandra, named in the FIR lodged in the alleged Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Naveen Jindal’s firm, on Wednesday agreed before a court in New Delhi to undergo lie-detector test but his two arrested editors refused to do so.

Burma remains the major source of drugs in the region, UNODC says

Methamphetamine remains the top illicit drug threat in East and Southeast Asia, according to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report – “2012 Patterns and Trends of Amphetamine-Type Stimulants and Other Drugs, Asia and the Pacific” - launched at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand on Wednesday.

BCCI chief overrules selectors on removing Dhoni as Captain

After dropping a bombshell about interference in selection matters, former national selector Mohinder Amarnath on Wednesday named BCCI president N. Srinivasan as the person who overruled the "unanimous" decision to replace M.S. Dhoni as captain after India's eight consecutive overseas Test defeats.