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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Finance ministry does not permit Doordarshan to go abroad

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Union Finance Ministry here has poured cold water over plan of Doordarshan, the national network of India, to go global by tying up with Rupert Murdoch’s Direct to Home (DTH) platform ‘B Sky B’ in London.

Supreme Court sets aside conviction of Bal Thackeray.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In a major relief to regional Hindu party Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, the Supreme Court today upheld his appeal against order of Bombay High court convicting him in a contempt case.

Dhaka is Against Amending of SAARC Charter—Morshed Khan

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Banglades

In an exclusive interview with the "Asian Tribune", Bangladeshi
foreign Minister M Morshed Khan said today that Dhaka is against
amending the current South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) charter to avoid complications with
bilateral political wrangling and would like to see more implementing
mechanisms for past promises instead of new deals.

Day of marriages across India, 14000 tie the nuptial knot in Delhi alone

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Sunday is a long day of marriages and marriage processions and marriage receptions that have thrown normal traffic out of gear in most cities and towns across India as the guests and friends of the newly married hopped from one place to another to bless the newly wed.

Pakistan wants continued dialogue process with India

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan said Sunday that it wanted to sustain the dialogue process with India and make it result-oriented so that all outstanding issues between the two countries could be resolved peacefully.

Slanging match between Paswan and Lalu threatens UPA.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from Nrew Delhi

The duel between Union Minister for Railways Lalu Prasad Yadav and Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers Ram Vilas Paswan over forthcoming assembly elections in Bihar state seems to have reached a crescendo with each of them threatening to expose and dig out alleged corruption and misdeeds of the other.

Women and Aids, Disturbing Data

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

A new report released on the eve of World AIDS Day – December 1 - shows that the number of women living with HIV has risen in each region of the world over the past two years, with the steepest increases in East Asia, followed by Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In East Asia, there was a 56% increase over the past two years, followed by Eastern Europe and Central Asia with 48%.

Asian Parliamentary moot begins in Islamabad on Monday

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzaai – Asian Tribune

The fifth General Assembly of Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP) will begin in Islamabad on Monday. Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz will formally inaugurate the three-day conference which would also be addressed by the Speaker National Assembly, Ch. Ameer Hussain.

Prabhkaran’s Sinhala-bashing speech gives no hope to Tamils

- By H.L.D. Mahindapala

The first point to note about Velupillai Prabhakaran’s Heroes’ Day speech is that there is nothing new in it. It is a mere regurgitation of the various accusations, threats and demands put forward by the LTTE apparatchiks exposing their usual intransigence.

Conference Expressed Concern over Repression on Minority

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Human rights activists at a national conference today expressed their
concern over the extra-judicial killing by Rapid Action Battalion
(Rab) and violation of human rights in relation to repression on
religious minority.

Actions plans to fight AIDS/HIV in Nagaland

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) Chairman Temjen Toy said the AIDS/HIV was not the concern of the medical department alone, because it was rather a "social and developmental" issue. Therefore it needed a "concerted efforts" of all sections of people including media to address this dreaded scourge.

Pak-Sri Lanka’s New dimensions of co-operation

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, during his visit to Colombo last Sunday as chairman of SAARC, utilized the occasion to push forward the existing bilateral economic and commercial relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in addition to emphasizing the need to make SAARC a more vibrant association for enhanced and closer co-operation in trade and other spheres between the member states.

Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan Monday test-fired a short-range nuclear capable indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile Hatf-III Ghaznavi.