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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

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Akhand Bharat Possible in a Different Form

Not many are likely to buy the ‘clarification’ given by the RSS that it supports the idea of an ‘Akhand Bharat’ in the cultural sense, not a forcible reunification of the sub-continent that was divided by the British before they left in August 1947. Ram Madhav, the BJP general secretary appointed to the post by the RSS to keep an eye on the ruling party, had set off an untimely controversy when the Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV network put out a previously recorded interview with him just after Narendra Modi had dropped by uninvited at Lahore to celebrate the birthday of his Pakistani counterpart and the wedding of his granddaughter on Christmas Day last year.

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Letter from America: Jewish Settler Movement

The Jewish settler movement has been growing like a cancer for decades. It is partly organic and partly inorganic, made up of Jews born inside and outside Israel, respectively. It has become a real threat to peaceful solution of the Palestinian problem.

Letter from America: Jewish Settler Movement
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Jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed allowed to travel to UK for treatment

Jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed has been granted permission to seek medical treatment abroad, government announced Saturday.

Nasheed: He was sentenced to 13 years in prison in March for ordering the arbitrary detention of chief criminal judge Abdulla Mohamed during his presidency - File Photo
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Oil Price Crash: $10 a barrel is no longer consumers’ wishful thinking

Up until extreme rationalists started looking down on them, there had been folks in Wales, Great Britain, who used to believe that the sound of an owl amongst their houses was a harbinger of an unmarried woman losing her virginity in the village.

Oil Price Crash: $10 a barrel is no longer consumers’ wishful thinking
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A new constitution for Sri Lanka; a misplaced priority

Sri Lanka seems destined to engage in yet another mix up of priorities. Since independence in 1948, the country has been grappling with constitutions or major changes to administrative regulations and not economic priorities. The result has been that a country that was more economically advanced at one time than subsequent Tiger economies like Singapore and Malaysia, has sled back to where it was decades ago.

A new constitution for Sri Lanka; a misplaced priority
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