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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 920

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Former BJP chief Bangaru Laxman convicted for taking bribe

In a huge embarrassment to the BJP, its former president Bangaru Laxman was on Friday convicted for the offence of accepting Rs1 lakh as bribe from a fake arms dealer in a fictitious deal 11 years ago.

Sinhala Jathika Perumuna challenges Tamil Political Parties in the Supreme Court

Sinhala Jathika Peramuna has filed an application under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution in the Supreme Court on Friday (27.04.2012) for a declaration under Article 157 A (4) against four Eelam Tamil political parties, namely -ITAK, TELO. EPRLF and the TULF naming their Secretaries and leaders as Respondents.

Ex- Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss chargesheeted over graft

Former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss was on Friday charge-sheeted by the CBI in a Delhi court for allegedly abusing his official position in allowing an Indore-based medical college to go ahead with admissions without having sufficient faculty and clinical material.

The Buddha: The First Psychologist

To paraphrase a common Buddhist saying, “All human beings are somewhat mentally ill until they are enlightened.” (“Sabbe putujana ummataka.”) Looking at this statement from a different direction we might say, “The only cure for mental illness is enlightenment.” During this season we are celebrating Vesak, the thrice-blessed day commemorating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing away. It behooves us to intensify our practice of meditation during this time and do our best to attain enlightenment ourselves.

Charges of son’s investments: Opposition demands sacking of Chidambaram

The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon on Friday after opposition uproar over demand for dismissal of Home Minister P Chidambaram in the wake of allegations against his son Karti's investments in a telecom company.


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