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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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'Majority has the right to do legislation' - Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Sher Afgan Niazi said on Thursday
that the passage of dual office bill by the National Assembly was not
against any parliamentary and democratic norms.

Northeast Police coordinating to stop further terrorist attack: Changkija

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland DGP J Changkija said the Northeast Police had been coordinating and cooperating to stop further terrorist attack in any public places in the region.

Public doubts over judicial process in Sri Lanka - AHRC

Asian Human rights Commission, a human rights organization based in Hong Kong, has questioned the authority of the Sri Lanka Judicial Service Commission to reverse the order of a police Magistrate and suspend the judicial officer? This serious lapse in the judicial process in Sri Lanka has brought about public to entertain serious doubts of the judicial system of the country alleges the AHRC.

The Zombie State

By Am Johal – Asian Tribune

As the combat continues, maybe it's time to take a
look at ourselves. Why shouldn't the public feel
disenfranchised, disinterested and exiled from the
public sphere? Why not vote Nader or just stay at
home on election day?

Hurriyat-Delhi dialogue hits a road block, comes under opposition attack

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for the Asian Tribune from New Delhi.

Even as India’s Interior Minister Shivraj Patil is still planning to visit Srinagar, the dialogue between Delhi and Hurriyat, a loose conglomeration of separatist parties and groups appears to have hit a road block offering fresh ammunition to Lal Kishan Advani, a former deputy prime minister of India who has just taken over the mantle of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The Goal is Eelam - <i>TamilEla Ikkiya Viduthalai Munnani </i>

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The newly formed TamilEela Ikkiya Viduthalai Munnani - TIVM (TamilEela United Liberation Front – TEULF) has said its goal remains a separate Tamil land or Tamil Eelam unless the Sri Lankan government comes out with a credible alternative, meeting all aspirations of the Tamil people.

Pakistan: Vote on no trust motion against the Speaker failed

Opposition’s no-trust motion against the Speaker of National Assembly Chaudhry Ameer Hussain failed to get the backing of the required number of the members.

Bangladesh Bank Freezes Four Accounts for Suspected Al-Qaeda links

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Central Bank, the Bangladesh Bank (BB) has frozen four bank accounts of two international organizations for suspected links with al-Qaeda or Taliban.

Pakistan: Commonwealth Secretary arrives in Pakistan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon arrived in Islamabad today on an official visit to Pakistan and India. He will be in Pakistan for two days .