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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2784

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Anthony Pillai Judeson,: Mannar Magistrate - Who is he?

Rumors abound of Anthony Pillai Judeson, Mannar Magistrate, who has a spat with Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen on an issue connected with the resettlement of the Muslim IDPs.

Honour Killings in Britain: Calculated murders with no honour

The trial of the gruesome murder of Shafilea Ahmed, the British girl of Pakistani origin, by her own parents in so-called ‘honour-killing’, which ended on Friday with both parents being convicted and jailed for life, reinvigorated the debate on the vile practice on the British soil – and in the 21st century.

India Sri Lanka to Double trade to USD 10 billion by 2015

The Union Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma set a target to double the trade turnover between India and Sri Lanka from the existing level to USD 10 billion by the year 2015.

After Rahul, Priyanka too to play political role for Congress

After Rahul Gandhi’s decision to play more active role in Congress, the party has assigned a new role for his sister Priyanka Vadra.

Scale of Sri Lanka accomplishments, "remarkable", says UN

The senior United Nations relief official today praised the progress made by the Sri Lankan Government in resettling over 440,000 people since the end of the war on Tamil Tiger terrorism, three years ago, and called for continued donor support for the country.

Indian Minister Assures to End Infiltration of Tamil Nadu Fishermen Into Sri Lankan Waters

"A full stop will be made to the infiltration activities of Indian fishermen into the Northern sea waters of Sri Lanka", the Indian Union Minister for Commerce & Textile Industry assures Douglas Devananda - Minister for Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development and EPDP Secretary General.

Sangma to challenge Pranab election in court

Former PA Sangma will file a petition against Pranab Mukherjee's election as President. Sangma alleged that Mukherjee held an office of profit while filing his nomination.He has also accused the UPA of giving aid to UP in return for votes.

Childhood tuberculosis in spotlight at AIDS 2012

Childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been neglected for a long time and in terms of the global policy the focus has been on adult tuberculosis. To add fuel to fire, presentation of the disease is less specific in children, and while diagnosis is difficult, treatment is also very child unfriendly.

Vrindavan widows end up in gunny bags after death

Expressing “deep shock” over the bodies of Vrindavan widows being chopped into pieces after death as no funds were available to cremate them, the Supreme Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure their last rites were done with dignity according to their religion.

Exclusionary Nation-Building

The exodus began a few years after the independence. The first to leave were the Burghers. Realising that the equation of Sinhala with national (desheeya) in the politico-cultural sphere rendered precarious their place in independent Ceylon, most of the Burghers upped and left, in search of more tolerant pastures.