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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2785

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BJP fumes at minority quota, warns of civil war

Terming the decision of carving a a sub-quota for minorities within the 27% reservation for OBCs as a "dangerous political game" of Congress, opposition BJP on Friday said it could result in a "civil war" among different communities in the country.

Rishad forms high level Handlooms Taskforce, National Handlooms Centre next

For the first time in the handlooms history of Sri Lanka, a National Level Task Force (NLTF) has been formed by a top Minister for the development of the handloom sector and to prepare a viable business model for it on a high priority basis. “The Task Force I am setting up today is a national level effort and will infuse the Private Public Partnership model to this sector.

Spectrum case: Raja accuses CBI of creating “false witness”

A Raja, former Telecom Minister and the key accused in the 2G Spectrum scam, on Friday accused the investigating agency CBI in a Delhi court of making his ex-aide Aseervatham Achary a "false witness" to depose against him.

A hell on earth for all to see!

When the Iraqi deposed leader Saddam Hussein was led to be hanged by some brutal hangmen, who had no respect or mercy for him, told him to ‘Go to hell!’ Saddam, who was at that time holding a holy Kuran tight to his heart, coolly responded by saying 'You are in it now’ Soon we saw the noose was tightened around his neck but not before he uttered the 'Kalima’.

Fatwa against Veena Malik’s Swayamvar TV show

Controversial Pakistani model Veena Malik has been issued a fatwa by an Indian Muslim body over her new marriage reality TV show.

Rishad aiming for strong play at Mannar Divineguma

The forthcoming Divineguma show at Mannar will be an ideal opportunity to start off the industry base in the region. Also, the region’s apparels too will be able to showcase their products, says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.

India’s top 6 women athletes get one year ban on dope charges

India's six top women athletes, including Asian Games double gold-medallist Ashwini Akkunji, were on Friday handed one-year bans for flunking dope tests earlier this year, virtually ending their chances of participating in the London Olympics next year.

Reunited after 7 years.

The 2004 tsunami that struck Indonesia left a large number of deaths and property. A 9.1 Richter scale earthquake that struck the Indian Ocean on 26 of December 2004 leaving 230 000 death and affecting large regions of South East Asian Coast that includes Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and India.