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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2962

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Sherry Rehman rejects impression Pakistan allowing drone attacks after US apology

Pakistan has not okayed any American drone strikes on its territory in exchange for Washington’s apology over the Salala attacks, Pakistani ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman said.

Visit to Sri Lanka by Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation of the Government of India

At the invitation of Prof.G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka, the Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation of the Government of India Jairam Ramesh will visit Sri Lanka on 11th to 13th July 2012.

Let Me Be Myself As I Walk Together With You

It has been three years since Section 377 of Indian Penal Code drafted in 1860, (which reads as 'Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished') was repealed by the Delhi High Court on July2, 2009, as the Division Bench of Justice A P Shah and Justice S Muralidhar noted that the provision of Section 377 which criminalised consensual sexual acts of adults in private, violated the fundamental right of life and liberty and the right to equality as guaranteed in the Constitution.

Deputy Minister Neomal Perera holds discussions with Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianghao

The Ambassador of the Republic of China Wu Jianghao paid a courtesy call on Deputy Minister Neomal Perera at the Ministry of External Affairs Colombo last week.

Girl forced to drink urine for bedwetting by hostel warden

In a shocking incident of enforcing discipline, a class 5 student in Visva-Bharati's Patha Bhavan school in West Bengal was made to drink her urine by the hostel warden as a punishment for bedwetting.

Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees treated worse than ‘Beasts’ in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Q branch police are treating the Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in camps, worse than beasts. Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu are continuously harassed and tortured.

Northern Provincial elections: Karunanidhi skeptical about Rajapaksa remarks

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Wednesday sounded skeptical about holding of Northern provincial elections in Sri Lanka next year, saying there was some “hidden meaning” in the announcement on the polls by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.