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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2674

India

European envoys’ visit to Nagaland upsets Home Ministry

The Union Home Ministry on Monday strongly objected to the visit of a group of ambassadors from seven European countries to Nagaland without taking security clearance from the Centre.

Yeddyurappa defers decision to quit BJP

In a brief respite for ruling BJP in Karnataka, its rebel leader BS Yeddyurappa on Monday said he has kept in abeyance his decision to resign from the party but remained defiant attacking Chief Minister Sadanananda Gowda and claiming the support of 70 MLAs.

World’s biggest Hindu temple to come up in Bihar

A religious body - Mahavir Mandir Trust (MMT) - will construct the world's largest Hindu temple in Bihar's East Champaran district, its Secretary Kishore Kunal said on Sunday.

Parliament resolves to uphold, maintain dignity on 60th anniversary

Parliament on Sunday resolved to uphold and maintain its dignity, sanctity and supremacy to make it an effective instrument of change and strengthen the democratic values and principles.

Mamata remarks on Lok Sabja polls next year start tongues wagging

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's remarks suggesting that Lok Sabha elections could be held next year, at least a year before the scheduled time, evoked mixed reactions from Congress and BJP.

Special sittings to mark 60 years of Indian Parliament

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, holding special sittings on Sunday, will focus on the 'sixty years journey of Indian Parliament' as they celebrate 60th anniversary of its first session. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will initiate the debate in the Rajya Sabha while Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will do it in the Lok Sabha. Singh and Mukherjee are the Leaders of the two Houses.

Mayawati spent Rs 86 crore on renovating bungalow

BSP supremo Mayawati spent a staggering Rs86 crores of government funds to renovate her sprawling Mall Avenue bungalow when she was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh with some windows costing Rs 15 lakh each.

Spectrum scam: Raja moves court for bail

Former Telecom Minister A Raja, facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case, on Wednesday moved a Delhi Court for bail saying the case against him is "false and fabricated".

Hillary, Mamata discuss everything from Tagore to Shahrukh

From the legendary Rabindranath Tagore to Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed the state's 'brand ambassadors' then and now when they met in Kolkata on Monday.

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