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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2611

India

BJP snubs Ex-CM Yeddyurappa, told ‘ quit if you want’

Crushing B S Yeddyurappa's comeback dreams, the BJP central leadership has made it clear to the former chief minister that dissidents are free to quit the party. It was a clear, direct message to Yeddyurappa.

Anti-Kudankulam n-plant stir: PM suspects foreign funding of NGOs

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remarks that some US NGOs were stoking protests at the Kudankulam nuclear plant have evoked reactions with the US saying it will find out the "facts" and Russia maintaining that it "suspected" this all along.

Not easy to normalize ties with Pakistan: Nirupama Rao

India has made "sincere efforts" to reduce trust deficit with Pakistan with which it has a history of complicated relationship, Indian ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao has said, as she expressed concern over "difficult terrain" ahead.

Foreign Minister Krishna moves court against illegal mining probe

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of private complaint and probe by Lok Ayukta police against him over alleged illegal mining during his tenure as Karnataka Chief Minister from 1999 to 2004.

Outrage at Salman Rushdie video address cancellation under pressure

Controversial author Salman Rushdie’s planned video address to the literature festival in Jaipur was cancelled at the last minute on Tuesday over fears of violence following protests by Muslim groups, a decision that triggered an outrage in the literary community.

Court reserves order on Swamy plea to prosecute Chidambaram

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday reserved its order on a plea by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy to haul Home Minister P. Chidambaram to court in the 2G spectrum case.

Ignited Minds of the Youth is the Greatest Resource for the Nation

Addressed speech by Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India on theme' Ignited Minds of the Youth is the Greatest Resource for the Nation" delivered Saturday evening at BCIS, BMICH Colombo.

IAF sorties to rescue stranded people on frozen J&K highway

The Jammu and Kashmir government organized special Indian Air Force sorties between summer capital Srinagar and winter capital Jammu to airlift stranded passengers as the Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed Saturday morning due to highly slippery road conditions.

13 cops killed Maoist landmine blast

Thirteen policemen including the officer-in-charge of Bhandaria police station were killed and two constables were injured in a landmine blast triggered by suspected CPI (Maoist) at Salho jungle in Jharkhand's Garhwa district.

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