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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2424

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Letter from America: Human Migration (Part 1)

Human beings have been on the move since the beginning of time. That is why what was once a single family has now become a family of nations, comprising some seven billion people, spread out on all the continents of the planet. People have historically moved from rural to industrialized urban areas in search of job and to better their economic conditions.

Protest over Assam riots turns violent in Mumbai

The protest by several Muslim organisations at Mumbai's Azad Maidan against the recent riots in Assam and alleged attacks on Muslims in Myanmar turned violent on Saturday.

Inauguration of a Photographic Exhibition titled “India Through Sri Lankan Eyes - The Buddhist Circuit”


As a prelude to the forthcoming exposition of Sacred Kapilavastu Relics in Sri Lanka, a photographic exhibition titled “India Through Sri Lankan Eyes- Buddhist Circuit” organized by the High Commission of India in partnership with the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL) was inaugurated by Prof. Tissa Vitarana, Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs, Government of Sri Lanka in presence of Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India on 10th August, 2012 at the J.D.A. Perera Gallery.

Should We Remake Old Mistakes?

Independent Ceylon was just a few months old when she won her first ever silver medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.

Burma launches controversial ‘Press Council’ while frustration increases

Burma or Myanmar Government released its Notification No. 61/2012 on 9 August 2012 stating the ‘Formation of Myanmar Core Press Council’ (MCPC) which consists of 20 members, The New Light of Myanmar newspaper said Friday.

Airports put on alert over Lashkar threat on I-Day

Security at major Indian airports, including Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been beefed up after Intelligence Bureau alerted security agencies that militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) may try to hijack a plane ahead of the Independence Day on August 15.

Deadly Quakes Reported in Iran - Scores Perish in Tabriz Earthquake

Between 40 and 50 people are initially reported to have died, after two strong earthquakes hit the major Iranian city of Tabriz Saturday afternoon.

Deadly Quakes Reported in Iran - Scores Perish in Tabriz Earthquake

Between 40 and 50 people are initially reported to have died, after two strong earthquakes hit the major Iranian city of Tabriz Saturday afternoon.

Hamid Ansari sworn in Vice-President


Hamid Ansari was sworn in as the vice-president of the country for the second consecutive term by President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday.

Sri Lanka International Defense Seminar 2012 – An Impressive show of Achievements

It was a shock to most and explains why sections are reluctant still to praise or even acknowledge the defeat of LTTE terrorism achieved in 3 years of a conflict that has lasted 30 years of Sri Lanka’s 64years of independence.

Man arrested for daring to question Mamata Banerjee

In West Bengal, ruled by a “people’s CM”, it is considered too cheeky to question her in public. A man, who had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was arrested from West Midnapore district for "disrupting a public rally and assaulting police officers", police said Saturday. He was later remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by a court.

London 2012 Olympics: Gold rush continues into the final hours

It is no exaggeration; by hosting the most successful Olympics games ever, the organizers, sportsmen/women and consistently-jubilant supporters have collectively put ‘Great’ back in Britain without any shadow of doubt. The organizers are especially praised for managing to keep the game-related controversies to a bare minimum, defying the critics both here and abroad.


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