AsiaMedia South Asia News AsiaMedia en-us INDIA: Tripura editors agitate against low ad rates, arrested Tripura Newspaper Society secretary says with absence of corporations in the state and low advertisement rates, the government's plan to cut government advertising will adversely affect employees in newspaper industry INDIA: Congress plays down Sonia's Press Club meet Congress party spokesperson says meeting with Press Club of India officers was because of the club's requests and with no regard to who the officers are SRI LANKA: Lanka jails scribe for 20 yrs for 2 articles Activists say government is using journalist as an example to intimidate other reporters and editors INDIA: Magazine office in Prabhadevi ransacked Six men barge into 'Society' magazine's office, throw computers off tables, break windows, and shout slogans about Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray INDIA: Sonia 'joins' Press Club, stirs row Press Club of India officers use meeting with Congress party chief to counter dissident members INDIA: Director files plaint against TV channels Director files defamation lawsuit against two television channels that aired a hidden camera video recording of him BANGLADESH: Info commission waits for office space, rules Chief information commissioner also says current budget is inadequate for implementing Right to Information law and a new budget proposal has been submitted INDIA: Cut out celebrity trivia from world news pages Minister of state for external affairs encourages newspapers to expand international news coverage in content and amount INDIA: Four FM channels for city soon Local FM radio stations, 3G mobile phone service and WiMAX wireless broadband are among the projects Ludhiana's member of parliament plans to bring to the city BANGLADESH: Journos give deadline Journalists demand security for reporters and arrest of criminals who attacked Narasingdi Press Club BANGLADESH: HR violations against journos go unpunished Activist says "lack of solidarity among journalists" is primary problem in pursuit of justice for human rights violations against journalists BANGLADESH: Goons again attack Narsingdi Press Club, 4 injured Criminals ransack press club twice in one week, stealing a television, computers and furniture PAKISTAN: Afghan journalist shot dead near Khyber Pass Shamshad television's bureau chief in Pakistan, an outspoken Taliban critic, was killed after unknown assailants waylaid his bus BANGLADESH: 'Stop harassing journos' Journalists groups condemn discrimination of journalists who have differing political views from the government PAKISTAN: Jaswant sacking makes news in Pakistan Along with reports in various newspapers, a 'Dawn' editorial says Indian politician Jaswant Singh's situation is similar to Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah's