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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Land Grabbing Attacks on Minorities By Bengali Settlers Continues

On 16 December 2014, when whole country was celebrating the victory day of the country, indigenous houses and shops were burnt down by Bengali settlers in Bagachari area under Burighat union of Naniarchar upazila in Rangamati district. The arson attack by Bengal settlers was made allegedly in connection with land grabbing.

A man stands on his pineapple field destroyed allegedly by Bangalee settlers at Suridas Para in Rangamati yesterday. A woman breaks down in tears seeing her stock of food grains damaged in an arson attack. Photo: Courtesy
Land Grabbing Attacks on Minorities By Bengali Settlers Continues
An Adivasi man and a woman looking at the rubbles of their house burned down by attackers. Photo: Courtesy
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Diplomatic Coup of the Decade: US and Cuba to Normalize Relations

President Obama pulled off a enormous diplomatic coup on Wednesday while declaring the commitment of his administration to normalize the relations with its geographically-nearest foe, Cuba, in a seismic shift in the US policy – ending Cuba’s isolation that spanned over five decades.

Diplomatic Coup of the Decade: US and Cuba to Normalize Relations
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Top team from the Hague starts Lanka’s first Chem sessions

Sri Lanka has kicked off its first ever industrial chemical technical sessions on 17 December-and a top team from the Hague’s (Netherlands) OPCW- which conducted widely publicized Syrian chemical weapon inspections in October 2013–is here to upgrade Sri Lanka’s industrial chemical expertise to the next level.

Anura Siriwardene (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce-centre) greets Grace Asirwatham (Deputy Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW-right) as Asitha Seneviratne (Additional Secretary-left) looks on at the inauguration of the Workshop on the Chemical Security and Safety for Sustainable Industrial Development for Member States of the OPCW in the SAARC held in Colombo on 17 December.
Anura Siriwardene (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce-far right) Grace Asirwatham (Deputy Director General OPCW-second from right and Kumaresh Mishra (Head, International Cooperation Branch-OPCW-second from left) look on as Brig.(Air) Hasan Alnesh (Vice Chairman, Qatar's National Committee for Prohibition of Weapons-far left) lights the ceremonial lamp  in Colombo on 17 December.
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Two Presidential Rallies in the North

Two main public rallies of the United People's Freedom Alliance will be held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, today in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi.

Two Presidential Rallies in the North
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