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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2585

India

Largest elections on Earth get underway

Often termed as the largest democracy on Earth, India has gone for national elections since 11 April 2019 and the biggest electoral exercise through electronic voting machines (EVM) will continue till 19 May. Over 900 million voters will participate in the seven-phase general elections to elect 543 representatives to 17th Lok Sabha, the powerful lower house of Indian Parliament in New Delhi.

Largest elections on Earth get underway
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India cannot dictate terms to Sri Lanka on the 13th Amendment

Sri Lanka’s sovereignty is at stake if India were to dictate terms in regard the 13th Amendment. Whether Sri Lanka decides to amend the 13th Amendment as it feels fit, or whether the country replaces its current Constitution in its entirety, is the right and responsibility of Sri Lanka and no one else. It is distressing that a country that nurtured Sri Lanka’s terrorism and thereby conspired to lead it towards separatism, is still dictating terms about its internal affairs.

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Karnataka stops supply of Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu

Karnataka has stopped releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu since Sunday evening, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar told the assembly on Monday.

Congress confirms Rahul Gandhi will lead party campaign in 2014 poll

In signals that he could well be the next prime ministerial candidate, Congress on Monday declared that Rahul Gandhi will lead UPA's campaign in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and take up an "important responsibility " in the party "very soon".

Dilip Kumar becomes Nonagenarian

Dilip Kumar, the greatest living legend of the Indian screen ever created by Bollywood cinema celebrates his 90th Birthday on 11th December 2012. Greetings of Blessings for a healthy, long life from the fans around the world will enliven this indomitable actor who has contributed an excellent performance on the Indian screen during the last several decades.

Spectrum allocation: CBI chargesheet over NDA favours

The CBI is likely to file this week its chargesheet in connection with alleged irregularities in telecom spectrum allocation during the tenure of NDA government involving two telecom service providers along with officials of telecom department and the then telecom minister Pramod Mahajan.

SC/ST Bill on job quota: Mayawati warns Govt of tough steps

The BSP on Monday threatened to take a "tough stand" in case the government does not help bring order in the Rajya Sabha and get passed a bill providing for reservation to SCs/STs in promotion in government jobs.

Lok Sabha rises as one to console scared people of North-East

The Lok Sabha on Friday rose as one to console the people from the north-east who are fleeing parts of the country driven by rumours of impending attacks on them and demanded strong action against those creating fear psychosis.

CAG reports indict Govt, BJP demands resignation

Three key CAG reports were tabled in Parliament on Friday indicting the government of causing a combined loss of crores of rupees to the national exchequer.

No need for North-East people to flee, says Govt

With people from north east in panic following rumours of attacks, Union Home Secretary R K Singh on Thursday said there was no threat to anyone from the region living anywhere in the country and termed the reports of violence as rumours.

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