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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 828

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Indian Opposition Leader calls on President


Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, who is leading an Indian Parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Janadhipathi Mandiraya in Colombo this morning.

US condemns grisly acts of its Marines in Afghanistan: Best approach to limit damage


The United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta swiftly denounced and condemned the act of several Marines in Afghanistan posing for the camera with the mangled corpses of Afghan insurgents displaying their broken limbs as the best approach to seeking to limit the fallout from the latest scandal involving US troops.

Army Involvement in Dilithura Ethnic Violence: A Dangerous Trend

As the reports so far confirm, the catalyst for violence against Tamil civilians in a southern ‘estate-hamlet’ of Dilithura in Sri Lanka is a serving army soldier and his companions in the nearby village.

Safety fears over F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain

Safety fears grew ahead of this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain on Thursday after members of the Force India team were caught up in a petrol bomb incident and police fired tear gas and bird shot to disperse anti-government protesters.

Sri Lankan In Italy Participated in the Easter Celeberations


Sri Lankan Migrant workers in Milan, Italy participated in large numbers in the Easter celebrations.

Centre avoids any stand on Ram Sethu in court

The Central government on Thursday shied from taking any stand on the plea by Janata party president Subramanian Swamy that the mythological Ram Sethu in the Palk Strait be declared a national monument.

Norway Killer Breivik Claims ‘Spectacular Political Attack’


The man who has admitted the mass killings of 77 people in Norway last year has told a court he acted out of “goodness, not evil” in order to “defend his country”. “I have carried out the most spectacular and sophisticated attack on Europe since World War II,” Anders Behring Breivik told the court.

Nasheed seeks Indian “coercion” for fresh Maldives poll

Two months after he quit as President of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday said India had “bungled” by not recognising the changeover as a “coup” and wants it to use “coercive” means against the new government to ensure fresh elections within this year.

Pakistan’s National Defense University Delegation is visiting Sri Lanka

An 18 member delegation from the National Defense University (NDU) Pakistan is currently visiting Sri Lanka. The Delegation comprises of senior officers from Pakistan’s Armed Forces and Civil Services as well as Officers from Malaysia, Germany, Turkey and Nigeria who are undergoing National Security and War Course at NDU. The delegation is led by Brig Akhtar Jammil Rao. The Defense Advisor of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Colonel Sheryar Pervaiz Butt is conducting the visit for the delegation.

Bollywood actress body parts found

Police have retrieved the decomposed remains, suspected to be that of the small-time Bollywood actress Minakshi Thapa, allegedly disposed of by two junior film artists, from a water tank at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.

Who pays? Financing for new HIV prevention technologies

With economic recession, shrinking health funds and competing priorities, it is likely that donors might put in the dollar where they perceive to get the most value.

Massive crowds back in Cairo in anti-military protest

Tens of thousands of protesters packed Cairo's downtown Tahrir Square on Friday in the biggest demonstration in months against the ruling military, aimed at stepping up pressure on the generals to hand over power to civilians and bar ex-regime members from running in upcoming presidential elections, TV channels reported.


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