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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

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Three accused in Rajiv Gandhi killing to be hanged on Sept 9

It turned out to be a Black Friday for the three accused sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Authorities in Vellore Prison in Tamil Nadu have told the three accused, Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan, that they would be hanged till they die on the morning of September 9.

European Union welcomes lifting of the Emergency Regulations in Sri Lanka

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission has welcomed Sri Lanka President coming forward to lift the Emergency Regulations.

Lok Sabha to work on Saturday: Debate on Lokpal versions likely

The government on Friday announced that the Lok Sabha will function on Saturday, indicating that the discussion on different versions of the Lokpal bill will finally be held.

UPFA Candidates pledge before President to launch election campaign

Candidates of the Sri Lanka’s ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance who are contesting the Colombo Municipal Council at the oncoming Local Government Polls met President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (26) at Temple Trees.

Stigma within healthcare facilities blocks access to services for MSM and transgender

Stigma within healthcare settings blocks access of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations to existing services to an alarming level. "The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male sexual health (APCOM) has been looking at this issue of stigma within healthcare settings which prevents people from accessing services and in fact kills people if nothing else.

Rahul Gandhi suggests EC-type statutory body to fight graft

Breaking his silence, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Friday asserted that Lokpal Act alone will not help eradicate corruption, and appeared to disapprove of Anna Hazare’s fast, saying “individual dictates” must not weaken democratic process as dangerous precedents could be set.

Sri Lankan Airlines look for foreign investments for Engineering Projects at Mattala Airport

The SriLankan Airlines is to set up a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul centre (MRO) at Mattals International Airport, the Hambantota district. The Airlines is also planning to set up an Aviation Engineering Training Centre in the area.

Sri Lankan Consul Office opens in Bangalore

Maintaining that both India and Sri Lanka were growing at a fast pace, the Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam on Friday said efforts would be made to bring together businessmen of the two countries.

Lalin’s Column: Correcting a response

I must thank Gen Gerry de Silva (Gerry) who I contacted before writing my piece (13 Aug 11) for his response to my ‘corrections’ to his book and for saying that ‘corrections’ will be made in future copies.

Cement factories in Sri Lanka gets geared to meet the construction boom

The construction boom in Sri Lanka led by transport infrastructure projects and all rural roads being concreted instead of using asphalt and tar the demand for cement has increased by several manifolds in the country. Encouraged by this ever increasing demand Sri Lanka's Tokyo Cement group plans to set up more ready mix concrete plants around the island.

The World's 100 Most Powerful Women: This Year It's All About Reach

Europe is in debt crisis, the Middle East is shaking and there’s market panic at home. It is against this backdrop that we present the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Decriminalize and engage MSM and transgender populations in HIV responses

Policies that criminalize same-sex behaviour and punitive laws continue to impede access to existing healthcare services for those at heightened risk of HIV such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations.

Japanese Prime Minister stepping down

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday stepped down as president of the ruling party, paving the way for the selection of the disaster-hit nation's sixth new premier in five years.