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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association holds a Memorable Fund Raising Master Quiz Competition

The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association (SLPAFA) in collaboration with the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka organized a fun-filled Fund Raising Friendship Evening recently at the Grand Oriental Hotel, in Colombo.

Chief Guest Mr Qasim Qureshi lightening the oil lamp
Chief Guest Mrs Qasim Qureshi with President SLPAFA Gen Srilaal Weerasooriya Vice Patron SLPAFA Gen Gerry De Silva and other participants
Floral presentation to the Chief Guest Mrs Qasim Qureshi
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Spectrum: Nothing to hide. Won’t appear before JPC asserts PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday virtually rejected BJP leader Yashwant Singh demand for his appearance before the Joint Parliamentary Committee probing the 2G scam, saying the panel should take a call on it even as he asserted that he had nothing to hide.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
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Kolkata outrage at student’s death

Hundreds of activists took to the streets in Kolkata on Wednesday accompanying the funeral procession of Students Federation of India (SFI) leader who died in police custody after participating in a protest.

Hundreds of activists took to the streets in Kolkata on Wednesday accompanying the funeral procession of Students Federation of India (SFI) leader
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Himalayan Blunder

I n voting against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC for a second time, New Delhi made a pusillanimous display of Pax Indiana's opacity in a region crucial to its geopolitical stability and security. And New Delhi has missed out on or deliberately ignored crucial home truths.

Inderjit Badhwar
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UP cop’s murder: CBI finds “no evidence” against Raja Bhaiya

Uttar Pradesh police officer Zia-ul-Haq was apparently murdered by a mob in Balipur which was angry after the killing of village head Nanhe Yadav, the CBI has said.

Uttar Pradesh police officer Zia-ul-Haq - File Photo
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US-North Korea Conflict: is it taking a turn for the worse?

During the past few days, it was just usual rhetoric, sabre-rattling and show of strength around the Korean peninsula. The situation, however, started evolving dangerously since Tuesday after both the Pentagon and the State Department collectively express their dismay at the Korean threat.

US-North Korea Conflict: is it taking a turn for the worse?
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Tolerance of intolerance is worse than intolerance: Sri Lanka’s secularism in danger from local Talibanisation?

As Mahatma Gandhi said, intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit. Democracy is made meaningless when there is intolerance of differences of opinion and beliefs, and although the Mahatma went onto say that one must not lose faith in humanity as humanity is an ocean and even if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty, unfortunately and paradoxically, the opinions and activism of minority elements promoting intolerance have tended to dictate and shape the lives of majorities.

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