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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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“The House of the Mosque”: A Fascinating Novel on Iran

It is a mixture of history and fiction, not unique to Kader Abdolah’s “The House of the Mosque,” but common to many other novels of the same genre. What might be unique in this case is the extreme difficulty to distinguish history from fiction or more pertinently from fable. It should be read however not to understand the actual history of Iran, during the Islamic revolution, but to feel its distinctive flavor, from of course a leftist or radical point of view.

How TNA could Join PSC, when Government leaders wanted 13th Amendment scrapped?

The TNA leader Mr. R. Sampanthan questioned, how he can join the Parliamentary Select Committee, when important leaders in the Government are demanding for the scrapping of the 13th Amendment?

Home Minister accuses Pakistan of fomenting terrorism in India

Accusing Pakistan of fomenting trouble in India, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday said it was helping terrorists to infiltrate into the country.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address in the Dubai World Energy Forum today

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday arrived in Dubai to participate in the World Energy Forum 2012. He will be addressing the Forum today.

IAC activists clash with police

Scores of activists of Arvind Kejriwal-led India Against Corruption were detained on Sunday after they clashed with police while trying to barge into Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda’s residence in New delhi protesting on Robert Vadra-DLF issue.

No toilet, no bride, suggests Minister Ramesh

Days after he kicked up a row by stating that there were more temples than toilets in India, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday urged women not to get married into families which do not have toilets in their homes.

Better be signposts rather than weathercocks!

Political interests can bring together people who otherwise have little or nothing in common. The saying ‘politics makes strange bedfellows’ is adapted from a line in the play ‘Tempest’ by William Shakespeare.

Couple’s suicide pact led to rail bogie fire

Railway Police on Sunday claimed to have solved the mystery behind the October 16 train fire at Gulbarga station in Karnataka which left two dead, saying the blaze was caused by a couple setting themselves ablaze in its toilet.

‘King of romance’, director Yash Chopra, is no more

Legendary film director, screenwriter and film producer Yash Chopra is dead. Chopra, 80, had been admitted to Lilavati hospital in Bandra, Mumbai, on October 13 after being diagnosed with dengue.

Hunger for alternative energy must not increase hunger for food - President at World Energy Forum

Countries must bear in mind that in search for alternative energy sources agricultural land of today and tomorrow must not be used. We must not let the hunger of alternative energy lead to an increase in hunger for food. The use of food crops for fuel production must be avoided to prevent the spread of today’s threat to food security caused by turning food crops into fuel crops. The food energy for peoples’ lives should not be made the driving energy for cars, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.