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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Seven injured in train bomb blast in Bangladesh

William Gomes - On Saturday seven train passengers were wounded when a powerful bomb hidden in polythene went off on a train compartment in Bangladesh’s South-western district Jhenidah, station master Golam Mostafa said

Face the threat from rump Tigers in the West politically

K.T.Rajasingham - The Rajapaksa Government is seriously considering mobilizing the Sri Lankan diaspora through a governmental organization. Asian Tribune has suggested long ago that a separate ‘Ministry for Sri Lankans abroad, be set up to look after the interest of the Diasporas in the Western Countries.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was slow Poisoned whilst in detention

William Gomes - On Saturday at a discussion marking the 84th birth anniversary of slain national leader AHM Quamaruzzaman in the capital, Deputy Leader of the House, Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury said poison mixed foods were served to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina whilst in jail by military-backed interim government.

Seven injured in train bomb blast in Bangladesh

William Gomes - On Saturday seven train passengers were wounded when a powerful bomb hidden in polythene went off on a train compartment in Bangladesh’s South-western district Jhenidah, station master Golam Mostafa said

Sunday Celebrity: ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy weilds PILs as swords

Gopal Ethiraj - City’s notable social worker, public interest litigant, whistle-blower, arbitrator -- all put into one is Traffic K.R. Ramaswamy. When the city’s problems and administration of social rules go unwieldy, the services of such a person are need of the hour. Chennai must be thankful to him. However, he has friends and foes together.

Pakistani foreign secy arrives in Kathmandu

Kosh R. Koirala - Kathmandu, 28 June, (Asiantribune.com): Close on the heels of Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon's visit Pakistan's foreign secretary Salman Bashir arrived in Kathmandu Saturday on a three-day official visit. Talking to reporters after his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Bashir said he will hold talks with Nepalese officials on issues of bilateral interests and mutual cooperation.

U.S. State Department travel warning : Sri Lanka similar to a Police State

Daya Gamage - When a volatile situation erupts in a foreign land with uncontrollable atmosphere due to political turmoil or terrorist activity the United States Department of State reserves the right to provide a travel warning to American citizens who intend travel to such foreign territories.

Bangladesh: Garment worker died as lawmen fire into peaceful protests

William Gomes - Al Amin, young apparel factory worker was shot dead by Ansar on Saturday at Jamnagar in Savar. When the workers of S Suhi Industrial Park, an export-oriented sweater manufacturing factory, were peacefully demonstrating on demand of pay hike at Jamnagar in Savar, Ansar personnel opened fired on that Al Amin died and 40 others were badly injured.

Sri Lanka: Western Province Governor speaks out

Fathima Razik - Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana – the fifth governor of the province since Provincial Councils were set up in the late 1980s is an outspoken man. A past student of St. Peter’s College, Colombo 4 and Zahira College, Colombo 10, he reminisced about the days when the youth were disciplined, when proper values were inculcated in children, when the young respected the elders, and when family ties and bonds were strong.

Monsoon brings relief to Mumbai; respite unlikely for Delhi, Shimla till June end

M Rama Rao - As India’s capital remains in the grip of sweltering heat with power outages for long hours and street corner water fights in the down town, the country’s financial capital Mumbai is breathing easy with monsoon rain lashing the city on Friday. It got some light showers early Saturday morning.

The Phenomenon of Crop Circles in England – Mysterious Hand at Work or Agrarian Vandalism?

Hemantha Abeywardena - The season of crop circles has begun in England and as usual, it is going to produce lots of surprises, one of which, inevitably is, the clash between two ‘civilizations’: those who mock at the unseen while strictly sticking to the doctrine of logic and reason and those who are holy enough to keep an open mind while admitting to their finite thinking capabilities in a humble way.

Sunday Celebrity: ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy weilds PILs as swords

Gopal Ethiraj - City’s notable social worker, public interest litigant, whistle-blower, arbitrator -- all put into one is Traffic K.R. Ramaswamy. When the city’s problems and administration of social rules go unwieldy, the services of such a person are need of the hour. Chennai must be thankful to him. However, he has friends and foes together.

Pakistani foreign secy arrives in Kathmandu

Kosh R. Koirala - Kathmandu, 28 June, (Asiantribune.com): Close on the heels of Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon's visit Pakistan's foreign secretary Salman Bashir arrived in Kathmandu Saturday on a three-day official visit. Talking to reporters after his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Bashir said he will hold talks with Nepalese officials on issues of bilateral interests and mutual cooperation.

Face the threat from rump Tigers in the West politically

K.T.Rajasingham - The Rajapaksa Government is seriously considering mobilizing the Sri Lankan diaspora through a governmental organization. Asian Tribune has suggested long ago that a separate ‘Ministry for Sri Lankans abroad, be set up to look after the interest of the Diasporas in the Western Countries.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was slow Poisoned whilst in detention

William Gomes - On Saturday at a discussion marking the 84th birth anniversary of slain national leader AHM Quamaruzzaman in the capital, Deputy Leader of the House, Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury said poison mixed foods were served to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina whilst in jail by military-backed interim government.

Letter from America: Michael Jackson

Habib Siddiqui - This past week has been anything but jolly for America with the death of two stars – actress Farrah Fawcett and music icon Michael Jackson. Farrah’s death was not so sudden; she was suffering from cancer and it was a question of days when she would lose her battle. And she died on Wednesday.


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