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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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No Belchi Moment

Manmohan Singh’s tryst with black gold in Talabira may turn out to be the badly needed Belchi moment for his Congress party, which is in a state of despair, with the Crown Prince appearing to give credence to the growing perception that “he is an empty suit”. Sonia Gandhi’s dramatic gesture in support of the beleaguered economist turned politician - her march to Singh’s residence at the head of a procession of party heavyweights, and her byte to the TV cameras are un-Sonia-like. These are a clear give away to the plans of 10 Janpath.

No Belchi Moment
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‘Disgusted’, Really General?

It may not be wrong to assume that Gen (retd) V.K. Singh, minister of state for external affairs in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, felt ‘disgusted’ as an afterthought following his appearance at the Pakistan Nation Day function in Delhi on March 23.

Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh attended the Pakistan Day function
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Politics of Bluff & Bluster In India

Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President, literally sprang a surprise this week by displaying an aggression, which is not associated with her. Both on the floor of Parliament and outside, she put the Modi government on notice that her party’s poor bench strength would not come in her way of leading the fight against BJP in general and Narendra Modi in particular. The way she marshaled her forces on the issues related to AP reorganization and on the Modi Land Law was impressive even if we discount the sudden love of the Left for the Left of Centre Congress.

Sonia Gandhi leads Opposition charge against Modi govt – in house and outside
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First European R&D breakthrough for Lankan apparels

Within a day after Sri Lanka and EU successfully joining in Colombo for the redux of the sought after GSP Plus to boost its apparel exports, comes yet another coveted technical breakthrough extended through a surging EU economy –and this support stream connects not only to Lanka’s finished apparels but even its manufacturing core itself-opening along with it a new market destination even beyond EU called as the next economic supermodel of the world, as revealed on 25 March.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (right) meets Helena Hafgren (Swedish Apparel and Fashion Expert Consultant to National Board of Trade-Open Trade Gate left) and Nesli Almufti (Stockholm based Trade Policy Advisor of Swedish Government’s National Board of Trade-Open Trade Gate-centre) on 25 March in Colombo.
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