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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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Ongoing Jinnahpur controversy

The Jinnahpur raucous induced considerable tremors in body politics of Pakistan in July 1992 and pulled the Army into gushing lava of acrimony and accusations. My innocuous remarks given in reply to a question of a journalist on Jinnahpur on 17 July 1992 in Karachi was twisted and drummed up callously.

Pakistani minister for religious affairs injured in gun attack

Islamabad, 03 September, ( Pakistan's Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi was injured and his driver killed when motorcycle-borne gunmen fired at his car with automatic weapons in the heart of Islamabad on Wednesday.

A Taste of Paradise for Kiwis: The staging of Sankranthi, the Saliya & Asokamala Ballet

The Sri Lanka Dance Academy of Wellington (SLDA), New Zealand, staged a colourful ballet, Sankranthi, the intriguing love story about Prince Saliya and the chandala (lower caste) damsel Asokamala, on Saturday 29th August at the Victoria University Memorial theatre in Wellington, to a sell out crowd.

Obama marks Ramadan at White House

President Barack Obama hosted an iftar dinner Tuesday evening at the White House - the special meal used to break the daily sunrise to sunset fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Climate Change a Decisive Threat to Development

When the world's policy-makers of a bygone era were painfully slow in reacting to the economic crisis in the early 1920s, the British economist John Maynard Keynes famously warned: "In the long run, we're all dead."

Nepal cabinet gets more faces including two ministers, six state ministers

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Wednesday inducted two new ministers and six state ministers in his cabinet, bringing the number of cabinet members in the Council of Ministers to

40 militants killed in military operation in northwest Pakistan

At least 40 militants were killed and 43 others captured in a new military offensive in the Bara area of Khyber tribal region on Tuesday. The local administration imposed curfew in Bara tehsil in the morning before the operation, Biya Daraghlam (Here I come again), was launched.

Tri-Star Apparel Joins in the Government’s Efforts to Rebuild the North & East Provinces

As approved by the Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment (BOI), Tri-Star Apparel Exports (Pvt.) Limited goes to Northern Province of the country to open up a new plant which would create around 1000 direct employment opportunities, said by Tri-Star Company Chairman Kumar Dewapura.

Nepal nurses on warpath

Nurses serving in various government hospitals have gone on an indefinite strike from Wednesday in Nepal. The strike has greatly affected health services across the country.

Pakistan to lend 700,000 acres farmland to Arab states

The Pakistani ministry of investment has decided to lend 700,000 acres of farmland to Arab countries on the basis of long-term investment.

YSR is no more; five bodies found at crash site

The 25- hour search operation on the missing Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddi and the Chopper he was flying ended in a tragic note, with five bodies found near the crash site on the Seraiselam hills, 8 km off Rudrakonda in Kurnool district.

Sri Lanka Cadet Officers to Train on Medical Degrees

Sri Lanka’s Defence Ministry plans to set up a new medical faculty with the intention of providing a comprehensive training for Sri Lanka’s Navy, Air Force and Army officers.

Reddy found dead in copter crash site

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y s Rajasekhara Reddy was found dead on Thursday morning on top of a hill in the tiger reserve forest of Kurnool district where the helicopter carrying him crashed. The copter was located 48 nautical miles east of Kurnool by two air force helicopters, nearly 24 hours after the VIP chopper lost radio contact with the air traffic control, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters in New Delhi.

New Orleans four years after Hurricane Katrina: Still Struggling to Recover

Four years after Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and left thousands homeless along the Gulf Coast, many residents, especially those displaced in New Orleans, still cannot come home, because there are no homes to come back to.

Sri Lankans to demonstrate against Channel 4, UK based television

A demonstration against the Channel-4 Television Corporation is organised by British Sri Lankan Forum (BSLF) and scheduled tol be held on 5th September 2009 (Saturday) from 11.00am to 2.00pm in London.

A Rational Approach Towards Same-Sex Unions

"What! Of all creatures do ye come unto the males, and leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but ye are aggressive folk." (Al-Qur'an 26:165)

Following the footsteps of a few Western countries, the Delhi high court has decriminalized the consensual sex between adults of the same gender on July 2, 2009.