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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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US linked security firm put under ban

Government of Pakistan has put, Inter Risk – A private security consultancy firm providing security to US embassy and its staff –under ban after a police raid on the office of the company located in F-6 sector of Islamabad few days back. According to ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan, License of Inter Risk (Pvt) Ltd. has been cancelled and it no longer can continue its operations in any part of the country.

Sri Lankan refugees at Chengalpattu on fast unto death

A total of 58 inmates at the Chengalpet Sri Lankan refugee camp in Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu, India went on an indefinite hunger strike from Sunday morning demanding their immediate release.

The Demolition Of Ramna Kali Temple In March 1971 (Part II)

Another Massacre Held In Faridpur Shri Angan In Faridpur: On 21April 1971 (07 Baikh 1377 BS, Wednesday ) eight bramahcharees of Sree Angan of the Lord Jagat bandhu Sunder were butchered and tomb of the temple was demolished.

Rajiv assassin on indefinite fast demanding release

S. Nalini, the life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has started an indefinite fast from Monday morning, demanding her early release. She said she would continue her protest until she such time is released from prison.

Sri Lanka: Britain further relax Travel Advisory

The UK travel advisory to Sri Lanka has been further relaxed this week. The Minister of Tourism Promotion Faiszer Musthapha met with the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Dr Peter Hayes last week to discuss the further relaxing the travel advisory.

Suicide bombing mastermind apprehended

Mohammad Naseem alias Abu Faraj an operational commander and mastermind behind all suicide bombing in Swat against security forces was apprehended by security forces from Char Bagh area in Swat on Monday.

Obama to Prioritize Africa During U.N. Visit

When Barack Obama visits the United Nations on three consecutive days this week - a rare gesture by a U.S. president - he will be addressing delegates on subjects ranging from climate change and peacekeeping to nuclear non-proliferation and the global financial crisis.

Jaya warns mass agitation if Centre doesn’t act to stop rights violations in Sri Lanka

Chennai, 22 September (Asiantribune.com): The Opposition All India Anna DMK in Tamil Nadu today threatened to launch a mass agitation if the Centre did not act immediately on the brutal civil liberties violations in Sri Lanka.

Palestine Seeks WTO Entry

Palestine inspite of its political instability for no fault of their own is making a serious bid for full integration into the world trading system.

Is alcohol a natural beverage?

Consumption of alcohol ranges from occasional use, hazardous use and harmful use to dependence. The proportion of different groups varies among different societies and countries and cultures.

Seva Vanitha Unit in Kuwait celebrates Ramadan and Ifthar

A special Ramadan and Ifthar program jointly organized by Seva Vanitha Unit, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait and the Islamic Presentation Committee (IPC) was held recently at the Embassy premises.

Rs 17 million spices exports: Theft of produce kills the industry

Spices and Allied Products Traders Association (SAPPTA) held its 25th AGM and its Silver Jubilee and Mr Ranugge, Secretary to the Ministry of Export Development and International Trade attending as chief guest.

Election Of New UNESCO Chief Heads Into Fourth Round

A fourth round of voting will be held on Monday to try to select the next head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) after none of the candidates for the post were able to obtain a majority of ballots yesterday.

Prof Agarwal to inaugurate CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit

Prof J D Agarwal, founder Chairman and Director, Indian Institute of Finance and Editor-Chief, Finance of India is the keynote speaker at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) at the inauguration of the CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit to be held on October 5 on the theme “The Challege – Now and Ahead.”

Nepal PM off to New York to attend 64th General Assembly

Nepal’s Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Sunday evening left for New York, leading a 24-member delegation to participate in the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Robert Blake Charging Us With Human Rights Violations

Robert O Blake who was promoted from ambassador to Sri Lanka to Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian countries for the untiring services he rendered to save the LTTE to be used by America and her allies to balkanize India by first separating Ta

Question Saeed on Mumbai attacks, India tells Pak

India told Pakistan on Saturday to question Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Mohammed Saeed on his role in the Mumbai terror attacks on Nov 26 last in which 166 persons were killed.

Two candidates vie in final round of voting for next UNESCO chief

A fifth and final round of voting will take place later today to determine which of the remaining two candidates will be selected as the next Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Agency (UNESCO).


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