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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2040

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Western Aid & Trade, Sustain the Burmese Military Dictatorship

With the ringing of the New Year Bells the modern Union of Burma will be celebrating its 68th anniversary and facilitations will pour in from every diplomatic mission but the entire people of Burma will continue to suffer under the smokescreen of elected government but in reality is a cruel military dictatorship; heartedly supported by the West led by the US and EU.

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Ancient Irrigation Works Must Be Restored And Not Destroyed

The government has commenced a project to divert the waters of Yan Oya with Chinese aid. The proposed reservoir of this project will not only inundate a large extent of paddy lands which are presently irrigated by ancient irrigation works but will also inundate some of the ancient ruins in this area.

Ancient Irrigation Works Must Be Restored And Not Destroyed
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Demystifying Racism in India

It has been more than 67 years since we became independent and it is presumed that the state-nation called India should have by now become a nation-state. But the fact remains that things are far from hunky dory. The fissiparous tendencies fanned by the revisionist forces a la extremists, naxalites, separatists and terrorists continue to work at their prime agendum of balkanizing our beloved country.

Demystifying Racism in India
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American cannot be bluffed by the Burmese Generals

The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Burmese lawmaker and businessman linked to attacks on the country’s democratic opposition. The sanctions, announced just come days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Burma, as part of a gathering of regional leaders.

American cannot be bluffed by the Burmese Generals
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World Buddhist Population: Pre-eminence of Mahayana Tradition

It is noteworthy that until about 2010, the estimates made of the Buddhist population of most countries in the world, especially of the traditionally Buddhist countries, have been grossly underestimated. This led to the marked underestimation of the total Buddhist population of the world. Information published not only in most websites, but also reported in nearly all encyclopedias, almanacs and other popular reference sources on population, emanating predominantly from the western world, has been highly misleading, deceptive and grossly inaccurate. Gross underestimation has been the order of the day until very recent times. " class="caption" align="right" />

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
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In Memoriam of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari (1904-1999)

Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari, (1904-99) a soft-spoken Hindu scholar who offered early and important intellectual encouragement to the Roman Catholic monk and writer Thomas Merton.

Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari
Brahmacharees of Sree Angan  paid respect to the war-slain departed souls ( Photo: collection. 2010)
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Charlatanism of KNU and Tatmadaw

Contemporary scholars, politicians, statesmen and laymen will be bewildered to find the word Charlatanism between the two antagonistic groups of Burmese army known as Tatmadaw and the current KNU (Karen Nation Union). But their actions and declarations clearly indicate their similarity even though they may be at each other’s throat for more than half a century.

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Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- V

It may be recalled In the last sixty two years since 1950 , more than ten million of the country's religious minorities have fled to India in the face of sustained persecution and periodic riots . At the time of country's partition, the Hindu population in East Pakistan was 11.4 million or 29.17 percent of the total population. It has decreased alarmingly over the last few years and stood at 15.6 million in 2001. In other words it has come down to 12 per cent of Bangladesh's total population of 130 million.

Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- V
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Durgotsab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- IVI

Shri Jyotirmoy Barua, an Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh in an article titled ‘Durga Puja and our religious sentiment’ as appeared in the daily Star on 5 October 2014 stated: “Hindu religious festivals are famous worldwide for their colourfulness, and even with our diminishing numbers we celebrate those festivals like nothing happened to us. The so-called communal harmony in our country has long gone and left us with the rhetoric of harmony to chew it with the residue.

Durgotsab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- IVI
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Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part-III

Disturbed Hindus do not get any relief or justice, rule of law. One Mr.Nitai Chakraborty S/0 Ganesh Chakraborty of Kanuria Mukshudpur filed case of release his ancestral property from VP(Kh) list under section 14 ( Kha) , but Local land officials including Tahsildar Razzaque Mridha in connivance of Awami political goons are spoiling Sheikh Hasina’s good efforts of transferring the property to the owner.

Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part-III
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