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US denies visa to Narendra Modi

By D P Kamat reporting from Delhi

Bharatiya Janata party, which enjoyed the sobriquet of US camp follower in and out of office, finds itself at odds with Washington when US denied Visa to BJP’s mascot Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat and the champion of Hindutva.

To produce documentary films media personal must obtain prior approval – Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement released to the press clarified that foreign media personnel coming to Sri Lanka to make documentary films need to obtain prior approval as per the procedure already laid down by the National Film Corporation.

Rendition, or ‘Outsourcing Torture’, a Major Human Rights

Daya Gamage – A News Analysis to Asian Tribune

While human rights organizations in the United States have denounced the Bush administration’s practice to deliver terrorist suspect detainees to prisons to countries known to practice abuse for interrogation purposes, a U.S. congressman last week presented Torture Outsourcing Protection Act in the House of Representatives aimed at banning prisoner rendition.

Eight Pakistani troops and dozens rebels killed in clashes

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Eight security personnel were killed and 23 injured on fighting in Southwestern Pakistan. Dozens of rebel tribesmen were also killed in the clashes in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan Province.

Unocal's Slave Labor Problems in Burma

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The March 17, 2005 issue of the International Herald Tribune reported that Unocal's insurance companies had refused to cover its proposed settlement of slave labor lawsuits associated with their oil & gas operations in Burma.

Tamils: From the Frying Pan into the Fire

By: Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

Last week print and electronic medias highlighted on the extremely worrying episode of the kidnap and incarceration of my youngest
brother, Jayadevan- a British businessman, while on a
visit to the Vanni, by the Liberation Tigers of
Tamil Ealam (LTTE).

UPA alleges purchase of legislators by NDA..

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

A week after he was forced to quit as Chief Minister of Jharkhand state, former Union Minister and chief of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, a regional political outfit which is constituent of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Shibu Soren on Friday met Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demand investigation into the manner, his successor Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister Arjun Munda rustled up a majority to form government in the state.

LTTE Violence Cracking up the Tamil Diaspora

From our correspondents in Colombo and London

Asian Tribune returns to the story of Rajasingham Jeyadevan, a British resident, who was a leading activist for the LTTE in London, to illustrate the new Byzantine twists in the internal divisions within the ranks of the LTTE. Asian Tribune first broke the story of Jeyadevan’s incarceration on 09 March Jeyadevan held incommunicado in a torture cell in Vanni: Finger pointing begins towards Anton Balasingham