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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2253

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Half Boyfriend takes on Chetan Bhagat’s infamous novel

Judy Balan is back to doing what she’s best at — writing a parody! This is the genre in which she first tasted success. Popular blogger and writer Judy Balan’s first book Two Fates, a satirical take on Chetan Bhagat’s Two States was an instant hit.

Half Boyfriend takes on Chetan Bhagat’s infamous novel
Half Boyfriend takes on Chetan Bhagat’s infamous novel
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Coalition opposed to plain packaging has many ties to tobacco industry

An "international coalition" consisting of 47 organizations seeking publicity worldwide of its opposition to plain packaging of tobacco products has signed a letter and sent to World Health Organization's head Dr. Margaret Chan.

World Health Organization's head Dr. Margaret Chan
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Polonnaruwa to host the Most Sacred Buddhist Relics from Taxila Pakistan

The Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila Pakistan are currently being exhibiting for the general public in Bodirukkaramaya, Diyasenpure, Medirigiriya, for two days from June 16 to 17, 2016.

File Photo - Arrival of Holy Relics at BIA
File Photo - Inauguration of Holy Relics at Temple Trees
The Sacred Relic
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10-Nation biking expedition by four woman bikers

The four brave woman bikers from a biking club, Biking Queens, who have been on their 10-Nation biking Expedition, have left Kohima, the State capital of Nagaland, this morning for their onward biking expedition to other ASEAN countries via Imphal and Moreh, border town of Manipur. " class="caption" align="right" />

Biking queens
Biking queens
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British lawmaker shot dead in the street, , causing deep shock across Britain -EU referendum campaigns suspended

A British member of parliament was shot dead in the street on Thursday, causing deep shock across Britain and the suspension of campaigning for next week's referendum on the country's EU membership.

Jo Cox, 41, a lawmaker for the opposition Labour Party
Tributes are placed around a photo of slain Labour MP Jo Cox outside the Houses of Parliament
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Indonesia to escort back Sri Lankans towards India stranded off Aceh

A group of Sri Lankans who were trying to reach Australia when their boat became stranded off Indonesia during bad weather are set to be “escorted” back towards India, officials say.

Locals (foreground) look on as migrants from Sri Lanka remain on their boat despite their vessel Locals (foreground) look on as migrants from Sri Lanka remain on their boat despite their vessel Locals (foreground) look on as migrants from Sri Lanka remain on their boat despite their vessel being washed ashore on the west coast of Lhoknga in Aceh Besar, Indonesia's Aceh province on June 14, 2016
An Indonesian policeman throws a bag of supplies to migrants from Sri Lanka stranded along the coast in Lhoknga, Aceh province.
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Indonesian police fire warning shot as stranded Sri Lankan women disembark from the boat

Police fired a warning shot into the air after a group of Sri Lankan women who have been stranded off the coast of Aceh since June 11 disembarked from their boat in defiance of orders from Indonesian authorities.

The Sri Lankan women disembark the boat against the orders of the Indonesian authorities.
The women who jumped off the boat mimed shooting themselves.
The women suffered mild injuries making their way to shore.
The 44 Sri Lankans claim they were en route to Australia when they had engine troubles.
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