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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Opinion Poll second round

United Peoples freedom Alliance (UPFA)
87% (927 votes)
United National Front (UNF)
6% (64 votes)
Democratic National alliance (DNA)
5% (55 votes)
Tamil National Alliance (TNA)
2% (20 votes)
0% (3 votes)
Total voters: 1069

India: Muslims and Women’s Reservation Bill

While North India’s regional politicians like Samajwadi party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav are vigorously opposing the Women’s Reservation Bill claiming that the minorities will not have any say in the legislatures, the Muslim community itself seems divided on the issue.

Sunday Celebrity: Pandit Alahar Vijay is popular with his Pronology

It is desire of every person to lead a happy and successful life; name, fame and recognition in the society inclusive. Some are naturally gifted. Some seek to apply some corrections or adjustments to alter events in their lives. Here steps in Astrology, Numerology, Pronology, Vaasthu, Feng Shui, predictions, etc. This practice has been there since puranic days.

Mizoram: Church warning against homosexuality

Even as controversy rages on gay rights in India, following a High Court verdict in its favour, the church in Mizoram has kicked off a controversy by threatening to act against homosexuality.

Karunanidhi offered " Big Feast" to 10,000 workers: Who shaped his Assembly Complex Project

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karnanidhi on Wednesday offered a "Bada Kana" (Big Feast in Hindi) to Ten Thousand migrant workers, including those from Bihar, Jharkand and Utter Pradesh, who tirelessly engaged themselves to built the new Assembly Complex which was his(Karunanidhi's) dream project.

Protesters in Bangkok demand House dissolution

As thousands of protesters gathered in Bangkok, the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship on Sunday issued a formal statement from the main stage at Phan Fa bridge demanding that the government dissolve the House of Representatives within 24 hours or face mass street demonstrations.

China’s super rail network: London to Beijing in two days

China is in negotiations to build a high-speed rail network to India and Europe with trains that capable of running at over 200mph within the next ten years. A trip from London to Beijing could take just two days.

Women are being denied the right to be born in India

The declining sex ratio over the past several years shows that girls and women not only face indignities and gender inequality in society, they are even denied the right to be born if their families do not wish so. In fact many families do not wish their women folk to deliver baby daughters.

Iraq elections: Moderate PM Maliki ahead of rivals

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's political coalition took an early vote lead Saturday in the election's all-important battleground of Baghdad, pulling away from its two closest rivals in the latest indication that Iraqis want a moderate government instead of Shiite religious hard-liners leading the post-war nation, reports from Baghdad said.

Central Japan, Indonesia hit by strong earthquakes; no damages reported

The eastern coast of central Japan on Sunday was hit by a strong earthquake, rattling buildings of the country, including the crowded Tokyo capital.

Govt raises import duty on gold, hikes prices of petroleum products

The government has raised custom duty on gold from Rs 130 to Rs 470 per 10 gram in a bid to prevent smuggling of the yellow metal to India.