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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2251

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Radical Modi Overlooked Diplomatic Norms : Indian Extremists Rebuked Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Visit to India

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first official visit to India spread for a week long in February 2018. The visit became talk of the town when Indian media and government totally ignored him in providing requisite protocol.

Radical Modi Overlooked Diplomatic Norms : Indian Extremists 	Rebuked Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Visit to India
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A finger gesture Brigadier Priyantha Fernando

British High Commissioner Dauris charged into the pliant Foreign Ministry sure he would be received with deference and servility. He was. The Ministry, without asking him to retire to Embilipitiya or declaring him persona non grata, behaved as though it had seen wretched Governor Brownrigg ghost. It was exactly 200 years after the British committed genocide at Wellassa.

 A finger gesture Brigadier Priyantha Fernando
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No More Happy Play Grounds for Gupta Brothers

The sun seems to be setting on the fortunes of the trio of Gupta brothers from Saharanpur, all in their 40s, who earned millions in South Africa and hobnobbed with many of the top politicians and bureaucrats, including President Jacob Zuma. Only to see Zuma disgraced with corruption allegations and forced to quit office by his own African National Party.

India-born South African businessmen brothers, Atul, Rajesh and Ajay Rajesh Gupta. The Gupta family, one of South Africa’s wealthiest, has been accused of wielding undue influence behind the scenes. (Photo: Who’swho website)
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The Undeterred Journey for the Missing

We are fortunate to witness this moment when the Government led by President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has given life to an important promise made to the people of this nation. The Office on Missing Persons Act was passed in August 2016 and on 27 February, a seven-member commission was announced to lead its activities and investigations starting immediately.

The Undeterred Journey for the Missing
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China prepares ground for Xi to stay in power indefinitely

In an unprecedented move, China's ruling Communist Party prepared the ground for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely after the end of his second term in 2022 as it proposed to remove presidential term limits from the party's Constitution.

President Xi Jinping
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Smrit’s Homily To Caged DD And AIR

The pugnacious Information and Broadcasting minister, Smriti Irani, has asked the public broadcaster Doordarshan to ‘improve’ its contents to be competitive. She needs to understand that before producing more watchable programmes, DD has to be given genuine freedom—autonomy that actually it is supposed to enjoy under the Prasar Bharati Act. As a ‘caged bird’ of the government, neither DD nor All India Radio, AIR, can successfully face any competition. And let us not be delusional about the ‘autonomy’ of the two public broadcasters despite the PB Act.

Smriti Irani - Information and Broadcasting Minister
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Ladeigarh issue is Nagaland Government’s total failure

One of the most humiliating chapters in the history of Nagaland since Statehood would be, perhaps, its inability to conduct elections on its own soil at Ladeigarh under Longlen District, bordering Assam, due to the Assam Police’s deliberate threat and refusal to vacate a Nagaland school building wherein the polling was supposed to take place.

Ladeigarh issue is Nagaland Government’s total failure
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No Soft Options for Debt-ridden Chinese economy

The Year 2018 is the Year of the Dog, according to Chinese Zodiac; it has brought for the Chinese a host of superstitions that will have a bearing on how the coming days unfold.

No Soft Options for Debt-ridden Chinese economy
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Sri Lanka’s Economic Outlook & Investment Opportunities positive – Eran Wickramaratne

Sri Lanka to achieve the 2025 goal of being an upper-middle income country, the government of Sri Lanka has formulated a three-year Economic Delivery Programme to Increase per capita income to $5000, Create one million new jobs, and Increase FDI to $5 billion per year said the Minister of State for Finance Mr Eran Wickramaratne.

Eran Wickramaratne -Minister of State for Finance
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Nepal Communists, Maoists Merge, Formally

Heralding a development that will have far reaching impact on the political landscape of Nepal, the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and the Maoist Centre headed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, “Prachanda”, have achieved the seemingly tall goal of unification of their two parties.

Nepal's new Prime Minister K.P. Oli, left, shakes hand with Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) - File Photo
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