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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 945

Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- V

It may be recalled In the last sixty two years since 1950 , more than ten million of the country's religious minorities have fled to India in the face of sustained persecution and periodic riots . At the time of country's partition, the Hindu population in East Pakistan was 11.4 million or 29.17 percent of the total population. It has decreased alarmingly over the last few years and stood at 15.6 million in 2001. In other words it has come down to 12 per cent of Bangladesh's total population of 130 million.

Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- V
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U.S. Sailors Visit Orphanage, Clean-up Beach In ViliMale

Officers and crew from the USS Rodney M. Davis, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate with the U.S. 7th Fleet, visited ViliMale on the North Male Atoll yesterday and assisted with painting and repairs at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage.

Sailor Painting: Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Daniel Bannish from Boston paints walls at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage in ViliMale with fellow sailors assigned to the USS Rodney M. Davis.
Sailors Painting: Command Senior Chief Raymond Alvarez from Washington state paints walls at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage in ViliMale with fellow sailors assigned to the USS Rodney M. Davis.
Fire Safety: Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Robert Scullion from New York performs electrical troubleshooting at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage in ViliMale with fellow sailors assigned to the USS Rodney M. Davis.
Island Cleanup: Ship's Serviceman 1st Class Daniel Cournede from Hawaii conducts a trash cleanup alongside members of Save the Beach Maldives.
Save the Beach: Sailors from the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis conduct a trash cleanup alongside members of Save the Beach Maldives.
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Evidence shows we can prevent obesity in children: E Waters, Anne Anderson Awardee 2014

Researchers have demonstrated that childhood obesity prevention programmes have a positive health impact on body mass index (BMI - a measure of body fat based upon height and weight). So policies and practices should take this evidence into consideration to nip alarming rates of childhood obesity.

Professor Elizabeth Waters
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Cooking Gas Price Reduced

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Finance Ministry to reduce the price of a 12.5 kg domestic gas cylinder by Rs.250.

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V.S. Radhakrishnan MP sworn in as Deputy Minister

UPFA Nuwara-Eliya MP , Mr. V.S. Radhakrishnan was sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Botanical Gardens and Public Recreation before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.

V.S. Radhakrishnan MP  sworn in as  Deputy Minister
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Flood and Sits-in Damaged Pakistani Economy

Nine lac cusec high flood water tide of River Chenab leaving behind miseries, destructions, deaths and after rocking the provinces of Punjab and Sindh has now entered into the Arabian Sea.

Flood and Sits-in Damaged   Pakistani Economy
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Judge Sri Lanka in proportion to the challenges faced by country emerging from a 30 year terrorist conflict - Ambassador Aryasinha

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Committee Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha asked the Human Rights Committee to “judge Sri Lanka in proportion to the challenges Sri Lanka has continued to face as a country emerging from a 30 year terrorist conflict".

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Committee Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha (File Photo)
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Ambassador Amunugama meets Berlin Governing Mayor

Ambassador Karunatilake Amunugama had a meeting with the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Mr. Klaus Wowereit, at the Senate Administration of Berlin recently.

Ambassador Amunugama meets Berlin Governing Mayor
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Pakistan to Build 220 Houses for Homeless Sri Lankans in Mannar and Nanattan

Pakistan has initiated a housing project to assist Sri Lanka in the rehabilitation of war affected homeless people of the Northern Province. In this regard, the High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (R) Qasim Qureshi, handed over a cheque of US $ One Million to the Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Basil Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees in the presence of Minister of Industries and Commerce, Mr. Rishad Bathiudeen.

 Qasim Qureshi with Minister Basil  Rajapaksha,  Minister Bathiudeen   & Pakistan's DHM.
Qasim Qureshi (L) presenting cheque to Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Minister Bathiudeen
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Durgotsab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- IVI

Shri Jyotirmoy Barua, an Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh in an article titled ‘Durga Puja and our religious sentiment’ as appeared in the daily Star on 5 October 2014 stated: “Hindu religious festivals are famous worldwide for their colourfulness, and even with our diminishing numbers we celebrate those festivals like nothing happened to us. The so-called communal harmony in our country has long gone and left us with the rhetoric of harmony to chew it with the residue.

Durgotsab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- IVI
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Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part-III

Disturbed Hindus do not get any relief or justice, rule of law. One Mr.Nitai Chakraborty S/0 Ganesh Chakraborty of Kanuria Mukshudpur filed case of release his ancestral property from VP(Kh) list under section 14 ( Kha) , but Local land officials including Tahsildar Razzaque Mridha in connivance of Awami political goons are spoiling Sheikh Hasina’s good efforts of transferring the property to the owner.

Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part-III
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Lionel Richie will be around with his ‘All Night Long’!

I read a news item related to a live concert to be held by Lionel Richie in Colombo, on the 11th of October, in one of the local media.

Lionel Richie
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Ambassadors’ Cup Cricket Tournament promotes Cricket in Cuba

The Embassies of 22 Cricketing countries accredited to Cuba, in collaboration with Cuban National Institute of Sport (INDER) hosted the First ever Ambassadors´ Cup Cricket Tournament from 26th to 28th September 2014 at the Eduardo Saborit International Sports Complex, in Havana.

Ambassadors’ Cup Cricket Tournament promotes Cricket in Cuba
Ambassadors’ Cup Cricket Tournament promotes Cricket in Cuba
Ambassadors’ Cup Cricket Tournament promotes Cricket in Cuba
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