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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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India will repeal anti-gay law but in a hurry, says Law Minister Moily

M Rama Rao - The government would repeal the anti-gay but we would not rush through the process in a hurry, he made it clear though Sunday dailies reported on the front page that the Manmohan Singh government was working to repeal a Victorian India law that is an absurdity in today’s world.

Sri Lanka Defense Secretary Rajapaksa opens dialogue with expatriates in U.S.

Daya Gamage - Unprecedented in the history of overseas diplomacy undertaken by Sri Lanka since its independence in 1948, this South Asian nation’s defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who was one of the main strategists to annihilate the ruthless terror outfit LTTE last month, reached to the Sri Lankan expatriates in the United States opening a much needed dialogue.

Left And Right With No Right Turn

Chandramohan - As at the time of the previous election in 2004, there seems to be no end to the post-mortems of the Lok Sabha verdict in 2009 in the media, which has been commenting almost daily from the day the ‘unexpected’ results came out in May why certain parties fared poorly at the hustings. Curiously, these political parties, mainly the BJP and the CPI (M), have remained shy of taking up that exercise earnestly.

12 troops killed as army convey attacked in Northwest Pakistan

Farzana Shah - Thirteen Pakistani soldier and 18 Taliban militants have died in clashes and air bombardments in the northwest region, officials said on Sunday.

Newlywed couple, family falls prey to ‘Honor Killing’ in Pakistan

Farzana Shah - A newlywed couple and other family members fell prey to honor killing in northwest Pakistan on Monday. Family members of a Pakistani girl, killed the newlyweded couple and three of the bride's in-laws on Monday, police said.

India will repeal anti-gay law but in a hurry, says Law Minister Moily

M Rama Rao - The government would repeal the anti-gay but we would not rush through the process in a hurry, he made it clear though Sunday dailies reported on the front page that the Manmohan Singh government was working to repeal a Victorian India law that is an absurdity in today’s world.

Dilip Kumar in hospital

S Murari - Veteran Hindi film star of yesteryears Dilip Kumar (87) has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai with symptoms of malaria.

Violence erupts as Second worker died in Savar protests

William Gomes - Another apparel factory worker was killed and 200 were injured, including 30 policemen, in clashes with the police at Jamgarah in Ashulia on Sunday. The body of the dead was taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue. But the dead could not be identified.

“Akasa Kusum (Flowers of the Sky)” Best Asian Film in Granada, Spain

“Akasa Kusum (Flowers of the Sky),” directed by Prasanna Vithanage, won its second international award. It has been selected for the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the third Cines del Sur Festival in Granada, Spain. “Akasa Kusum” shares the award with “Before the Burial,” by Iranian director Behnam Behzadi. It beat out films from such countries as India, China, Korea, the Palestine, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and Iraq.

Nepal, Pakistan agree to improve trade relations, discuss host of other issues

Kosh Koirala- Nepal and Pakistan have agreed to increase participation in trade fairs to help improve trade relation between the two countries.

Hoax Bomb threat upset Dhaka Stock market

William Gome - On Monday an anonymous caller made a hoax call at about 1 pm, that there was a bomb in the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) building and it will be blown off soon.

PRISL launch journal on “Plastics and Rubber Sri Lanka”

Plastic and Rubber Institute Sri Lanka(PRISL) in a bid to link with industries in Sri Lanka and to serve the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) launched its journal “Plastic and Rubber in Sri Lanka”.

Newlywed couple, family falls prey to ‘Honor Killing’ in Pakistan

Farzana Shah - A newlywed couple and other family members fell prey to honor killing in northwest Pakistan on Monday. Family members of a Pakistani girl, killed the newlyweded couple and three of the bride's in-laws on Monday, police said.

Indian Supreme Court voices concern over ‘curry bashing’ in OZ

M Rama Rao - The curry bashing Down Under reached India’s apex court. It directed the Manmohan Singh government to file a report within two months on what it has done to ensure safety of Indian students in Australia.


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