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Hold the deceitful politicians accountable for their misdeed

[color=blue][b]Hold the deceitful politicians accountable for their misdeeds[/b][/color]

Today, David Blunkett, one of the most powerful figures in the Blair Govt, compelled to give up as home secretary after an e-mail emerged showing a visa application for his ex-lover's nanny had been fast-tracked. The e-mail sent to the Home Office had just said "no favours but slightly quicker".

New Nagaland BJP President promises to strengthen party

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Newly inducted President of the Nagaland State Unit BJP, MC Konyak has today denied having any differences within the rank and file of the party in the State. He said induction of State Presidentship by the party high command was not new thing.

Dhaka to send Troops to Darfur

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh will send troops to the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan, sources at the Armed Forces Division said. The Division plans to send 1,542 troops to Sudan under the UN peacekeeping mission.

Underground Metro arrives in Delhi

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

India got its first underground metro on Sunday and Delhi joined the elite company of Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and London with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh showing green signal to a state-of-the-art underground metro train for a four-kilometre long underground stretch in the Indian capital.

MMA terms Musharraf as security risk for Pakistan, Islam

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Terming President Musharraf as security risk both for the country and Islam, the Mutahida Majlisi Amal (MMA) has threatened that if Musharraf failed to shed his uniform by December 31 then the alliance of six mainstream religious parties would observe a black day on January 1, 2005 and would start nation-wide agitation.

Sri Lanka: MPs must visit all prisoners

Janaka Perera – Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Prison Authorities want all parliamentarians who pay visits to S.B. Dissanayake at the Welikada jail to look into the welfare of other prisoners too. The prisons management had arrived at this decision due to some politicians visiting the UNP politician creating problems for the prisons officials.

Tigers mobilizing for war in Jaffna

In the latest pamphlet circulated under the name of “National Patriots Organization” in Jaffna, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have stated very categorically that a war is inevitable. The pamphlet urges the Tamils of Jaffna to get ready for the challenge of chasing the Sri Lankan Army’s out of the Tamil region.

Delhi burglars target lawmaker’s houses

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

It may not be a reflection on the efficiency of the Indian security agencies, but surely it was a reflection of the brazenness the Delhi burglars have come to display these days: thefts in the houses of lawmakers living in the high security zones of Indian capital in close proximity to the official residences of country’s prime minister and president.

Wanted Appu surrenders and says I am innocent

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

There is a new twist in the Sankaracharya case and the unfolding events look like straight out of a Tamil celluloid melodrama.

India’s Home Minister denies of any move to give reservation to Muslims in paramilitary forces.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Congress-led ruling United Progressive Government (UPA) government in India seems to have gone back on its commitment to increase representation of Muslim community in the military and paramilitary forces of the country under pressure from Hindutva Bharatiya Janata Party-headed National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Church attack - attempt at anarchy?

Janaka Perera - Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Investigators suspect that the attack on a Christian Church in Homagama - coming in the wake of the tragic bomb blast at the Bollywood musical event - could be part of a well-planned operation to destabilize the country under cover of religious tension. This was the second such attack on the same church. Police suspect one group may be responsible for both incidents.

Violation of Model Code galore in Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The hands of Election Commission of India (ECI) seems to be full with political parties from left, right and centre flocking to it to report violations of model code of conduct in three states, Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana that go to polls in February next year.

Imprisoned S.B. Dissanayake no more a Member of Parliament

The Attorney General has informed the Speaker of the Sri Lanka Parliament that S.B. Dissanayake has ceased to be a parliamentarian as a result of his conviction. AG informed his decision after the Speaker consulted him regarding the issue.

Landmine danger in Eastern Province of Sri Lanka

By Janaka Perera Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Flood waters have posed new dangers in the Eastern Province. It is the surfacing of landmines buried during the 20-year armed conflict. Already eight land mines have surfaced following the floods.

Justice denied - An account of the fraud fighter

[color=darkblue][b]An application of the violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed by Article 11 & 12 of the Constitution by the Executive[/b][/color]

In the matter of an application under article 126 of the Constitution

Case No SC _______
The Petitioner



Let's demand respect to rule of law

[color=darkblue][b]The following is the translated extracts from the “Hanzard” coloumns 341 – 346: the official printed verbatim record of the Parliamentary proceedings of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka - clear proof of abuse of power and persecution of public officers who refuse to give into the demands of corrupt politico cheats[/b][/color]
9th October 2001

Construction of world's tallest tower to begin

The construction of what will be the world's tallest building is set to begin in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building contract was awarded to a consortium led by the South Korean Samsung Corporation on Thursday.

Baikal is shock winner of Russia's YUKOS auction

Unknown company Baikal Finance Group was declared winner of an auction for Russian oil firm YUKOS's main production unit on Sunday, outbidding gas monopoly Gazprom, the widely-viewed favourite.

U.S. Writes Off Entire Iraqi Debt

Daya Gamage – Reporting from USA to Asian Tribune

In keeping with the commitment made to the Paris Club of Iraqi creditors last month, the United States has formally written off all of the US$4.1 billion Iraq owed, and appealed to other countries to follow suit to help reconstruct the Iraqi nation.

NDRI recommends scientific dairy framing in Sri Lanka

By Dalip K Gosain

Dairy farming need be geared up scientifically in Sri Lanka so to increase milk production said Dr. Raj Vir Singh, Director of the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) located here. He was interacting with two scientists of the Department of Animal Husbandry of Sri Lanka who attended a training programme of six days which concluded here at the Dairy Training Centre (DTC) of the NDRI.