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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2620

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2G scam: Swamy plea to prosecute Chidambaram dismissed

In a big relief for Home Minister P, Chidambaram, a Delhi court on Saturday dismissed Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's plea to make him co-accused in the 2G case.

No hesitation to take decisions based on indigenous programme - President’s Independence Day Message

Our nation is fortunate to celebrate the 64th Independence Day with a genuine sense of dignity about freedom. Today the national flag flutters pointing to a new country in the making. The way is open for an independent economy. It daily reinforces the nation’s aspiration for a prosperous future.

Fishermen attack Row:"I won’t rest until Katchatheevu retrieved, "-Jayalalithaa swears

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday told the state Assembly that she will not rest till Katchatheevu is retrieved to defend livelihood rights of fishermen.

US Asst Treasury Secretary Bronin meets I&C Minister Bathiudeen

Luke Bronin, the US Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes met with Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka, at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Colombo on 02 February.

Rift in DMK camp:Some goondas entered GC meet in support of Stalin-Karunanithi says

Former Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) President M Karunanidhi has alleged that some goondas had entered the General Council meeting in the guise of supporting Mr Stalin and had tried to drive a wedge in the party.

Sri Lanka’s Independence & Western agendas

The 64th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence dawns at a time when various forces are once again plotting to undermine the nation’s stability and sovereignty. The complex political developments that followed the LTTE’s defeat have become a spring board for these conspirators in their self-proclaimed crusade for “justice and human rights.”

Victims of Detainees’ Terrorism need Justice

Media is an instrument of war and peace, which is being exercised by every nations to mould the situations for the purpose of acquiring desired results, assist in revisions and making Foreign Policy, breaking status quo, making/changing the opinion of masses and protecting national and international interests.

Praful Patel in scam row for deal as Aviation Minister

Union Minister Praful Patel on Thursday found himself at the centre of pay-off allegations concerning a USD 100 million Air India contract during his tenure as Civil Aviation Minister, but he rubbished the charges as "baseless and preposterous".

Koodamkulam Row:DMK General Council accuses Manmohan Singh and Jayalalithaa governments

The DMK on Friday, charged the Centre and AIADMK government with being "lethargic" in solving the Koodankulam nuclear plant row and raised the pitch on Mullaperiyar dam issue demanding that Kerala restore the area, where the reservoir is located, to Tamil Nadu.

Fluid security situation in Afghanistan-Pakistan

Pakistan had become a target of Indo-US-Israeli nexus in the 1990s since it was the lone nuclear Muslim country. Before embarking upon the Afghanistan venture in October 2001, the five strategic partners USA, UK, Germany, Israel and India had mutually agreed at the outset in September 2001 to hoodwink Pakistan by offering hand of friendship and economic assistance and then systematically destabilizing, de-Islamizing, denuclearizing and Balkanizing it.

Congress disapproves Mani Shankar Aiyar appearance on Pak TV show

Congress on Friday disapproved of party leader Mani Shakar Aiyar appearing on a Pakistan TV talk show in which Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, participated through a phone link.

Global Health Workforce - Pathways to Health

The Irish Forum for Global Health's (IFGH) two days conference, which opened in Dublin on 2nd February, 2012, focuses on the theme of the Global Health Workforce Crisis, recognizing that one of the greatest challenges facing global health today is the critical shortage of skilled health personnel, especially in remote areas of the world.

Pakistan Prime Minister greets Sri Lanka on its Independence Day

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has sent a message of greetings to the government of President of Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksha and Prime Minister Mr. D. M. Jayaratne on their National Day falling on February 4.