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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 881

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‘Phony theology’ of Obama center of Rightwing attack

A fierce battle to define social values has made Republican candidates define conservatism in conformist ways sternly warning that President Obama is the antithesis of conservatism encompassing a “phony theology” devoid of social content. Mitt Romney has branded himself as “severely conservative,” Rick Santorum the consummate purist, Newt Gingrich the proven conservative with a record, while Ron Paul touted the libertarian conservative label.

Ship crew arrest in Kerala : Italy rushes diplomat to India

Italy on Tuesday rushed a top diplomat to India amid a deepening row over the arrest of two Italian naval guards who also plan to move the Kerala High Court on Wednesday to quash the FIR charging them with the killing of two Indian fishermen at sea.

Zero children dying from tuberculosis by 2015 possible, if...

I like to start by sharing a real story which I experienced in one of my visits in the field last year. I'm sure many of you working in the field have similar stories to tell. During a monitoring visit for our PPM program I came across a referral slip made out by a pharmacy staff referring a 36 year old woman to the DOTS health center.

Burma keeps civil war while promising reforms

What really happened to people in Kachin State? Why don’t government’s armed forces stop fighting in Kachin State? Who is taking advantage of this unreasonable war? There are lot of questions relating to this inhumane war launched by Burmese government against the Kachin ethnic people.

Prince Naif Chair for Youth Development Workshop in PMU


Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) hosted the first Prince Naif Chair for Youth Development Workshop in its campus. Vice Rector for Business Affairs and Development, Dr. Adel Al-Saleh welcomed participants from KSA universities and secondary schools.

Sehwag has a dig at Dhoni over “slow fielding” charge

The controversial rotation policy, which has sparked of a heated debate among critics and speculation of a rift within the team, took a more confusing turn on Tuesday with Virender Sehwag saying he did not know that fielding abilities had anything to do with it.

Post Graduate slots under “Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme” for Studying in India

The latest press release from the High Commission of India in Colombo revealed that it has decided to widen the scope of Maulana Azad Postgraduate Scholarship to include Arts, Humanities, Economics and Commerce streams and has also extended the deadline for receipt of applications to March 06, 2012.

Sweden agrees to construct houses for resettled people in Jaffna

Swedish Government has agreed to construct new houses for the Internally Displaced Persons in Jaffna says Imelda Sukumar, Government Agent, Jaffna. In a meeting with the Swedish Residential Representative who visited Jaffna last week, the requirement to build the houses for the displaced persons was taken up and was agreed promptly. It was only a formal agreement and the government has yet to enter into any agreement.

President’s son questioned over cash seizure

Raosaheb Shekhawat, son of President Pratibha Patil and a Congress MLA, was on Tuesday questioned by the Amravati Police in connection with the seizure of Rs. one crore unaccounted cash here before last week’s civic polls.

Kashmir is a flashpoint endangering security of Asia

Under the partition plan worked out by the British in June 1947, the 600 princely states had been given the choice of either joining up with India or Pakistan, giving credence to communal demographic milieus and geographic proximity.

Assault on Public Servant:Case registered against former DMK minister Nehru-Car seized

The Tiruchi City Police has registered a case against former Transport minister and DMK Tiruchi district secretary K.N. Nehru, the party's Tiruvarur district secretary Poondi Kalaivanan, former Tiruchi deputy mayor M. Anbazhagan and a few others for assaulting and abusing a jail Warder on the Central Prison campus here on Monday.

Tamil Doctor Struck-off in UK for actively Supporting LTTE

Dr Muregeshu Vinayagamoorthy, a British-qualified Tamil doctor, aged 62, has been struck off the UK Medical registry for serious professional misconduct.


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