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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Football World Cup 2010: Netherlands and Japan Defeat Their Opponents

There were two matches involving the teams in Group E .... Yesterday. They were The Netherlands against Denmark and Japan against Cameroon. In Group F, Italy played against Paraguay.

Govt introduces new Broadcast Policy; Downlink Permit must for foreign TV channels

Authorities have introduced a new Broadcast Policy that makes it mandatory to acquire downlink permission to air any foreign TV channels in Nepali sky.

UN Political Chief Leaves For Sri Lanka For Talks On Reconciliation And Rights

The top United Nations political official left for to Sri Lanka yesterday, as part of the world body’s continuing efforts to assist authorities in the South Asian island nation tackle key challenges in the wake of last year’s end to the long-running civil war.

Embezzling state funds a big lie: ex President Gayoom

Denying outright allegations of embezzling state funds, former President of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom vowed to keep his name from being defamed.

Recent Lanka-EU talks, a useful confidence building measure’

Two rounds of talks between the European Union (EU) and the Sri Lanka delegation led by the Attorney General held in Brussels in March and May 2010 has served as a useful confidence building measure, in a relationship which had been affected largely on account of the differing perceptions over the years regarding the ramifications of Sri Lanka’s continued struggle with the LTTE.

PM seeks Ministers’ group on Bhopal tragedy to give report in 10 days

Realising the people’s anger over the light punishment given by the court to the accused in the Bhopal gas leak tragedy and the opposition attack on the role of the Congress at that time, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday directed the Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Home minister P Chidambaram, to report to the Cabinet within 10 days on all aspects relating to the tragedy.

TN media poking nose into internal affairs of AIADMK, at the behest of Karunanidhi: Jayalalithaa charges

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Secretary and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Ms. J Jayalalithaa has charged that a section of media in the state is poking their nose in the internal affairs of her party to satisfy Chief Minister Karunanidhi.

Japan’s special envoy due to visit Sri Lanka

Japan’s special envoy to Sri Lanka and former UN Under-Secretary-General,Yasushi Akashi, is due to arrive on a 6 day visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Bhopal tragedy turns into a Narendra Modi Vs Sonia Gandhi war

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, have never missed a chance to hit out at each other.

UP is home to 20 per cent of India's child labourers

It is indeed a matter of grave concern that 20 per cent (1,927,997 to be exact) of India's total (12,666,377) child labour force lives in Uttar Pradesh. It is a fact that there is no dearth of grants, aid, projects and schemes for creating a child-labour-free state and yet, instead of declining, the percentage of child labour is growing by leaps and bound in the state.

India: Centre to send forces to end Manipur blockade

The 65-day-old blockade by Naga groups of the two national highways, which has created a severe shortage of essential commodities in Manipur is to be removed by the Centre which is sending security forces in a tough message.

Saudi tourism to bag SR66 billion this year

Saudi Arabia’s tourism industry is expected to make a revenue of (Saudi Riyals) SR66 billion this year, said Salah Al-Bakhit, deputy chairman of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).

Sri Lankan worker in Dubai to appeal against death sentence

A Sri Lankan national in Dubai who has been sentenced to death for murdering an Indian national is making arrangement’s to appeal once again after the Dubai Court of Appeal found the suspect guilty.