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Bangladesh: High Court seeks clarification on the rampant extra-judicial killings

William Gomes - On Monday a judicial bench consisting of Judges Syed Mahmud Hossain and Kamrul Islam Siddiqui of Bangladesh high court asked the government to explain why killing without trial shall not be declared illegal. And the the Division Bench also sought clarifications, why departmental and criminal actions should not be taken against those who perpetrate such extra-judicial killings in custody and outside.

National Security Guard commando centre for Chennai

S Murari - A National Security Guard commando unit is expected to start functioning in Chennai from July 1 as part of the Government of India's decision to set up such units across the country for swift response in the wake of the terrorist strike in Mumbai in November last year.

Justice Regupathi charges in open court of 'pressure' from Union Minister

Gopal Ethiraj - Mr. Justice R. Regupathi of the Madras High Court, who is known for his classic judgments, declared in the open court on June 29 that a Union Minister from Tamil Nadu, had "contacted him and tried to influence" him to grant anticipatory bail to a father and son duo. The Judge, however, did not reveal the name of the minister.

India unhappy with Lanka over refugees

S Murari - India has conveyed to Sri Lanka its displeasure over the pace of rehabilitation of Tamils displaced in the final phase of the war between Government forces and the LTTE. India's concern was conveyed to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's brothers Basil and Gotabaya Rajapaksas when they visited New Delhi last week.

Bangladesh: High Court seeks clarification on the rampant extra-judicial killings

William Gomes - On Monday a judicial bench consisting of Judges Syed Mahmud Hossain and Kamrul Islam Siddiqui of Bangladesh high court asked the government to explain why killing without trial shall not be declared illegal. And the the Division Bench also sought clarifications, why departmental and criminal actions should not be taken against those who perpetrate such extra-judicial killings in custody and outside.

Judicial report ready on demolition of India’s Babar era mosque 17 years

M Rama Rao - 17 years after the historic Babri Masjid which goes back to the Moghul emperor Babar’s reign was destroyed at Lord Ram’s birth place in Ayodhya, a judicial commission Tuesday turned in its inquiry report. Justice M S Liberhan, a retired judge, presented the report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the presence of Home Minister P Chidambaram.

*End of the War

Lalin Fernando - The conflict is over. The victory emphatically belongs to those who have borne the brunt of battle, those who died, were seriously wounded and disabled and their leaders who gave exemplary leadership to the troops in the field. Those who gave direct, substantive and moral support to the forces including the kin of those in battle, the vast majority of the citizens and those who covered their flanks in the international arena also deserve special recognition.

Storming The ‘Red Fort’

Chandrahasan - The security forces may have won the battle against the Maoists in Lalgarh (literally, Red Fort), a village in West Bengal, by driving them out of the village police station, but there is no sign that the more important goal of defeating the Maoists has been achieved. The message that the retreating Maoists left was: ‘We’ll come back.’

U.N. Plan for Financial Crisis Derided as Weak

Thalif Deen - When the General Assembly adopted a proposed plan of action aimed at overcoming the global financial crisis, one of the political surprises was that all 192 member states gave their blessings to the wide range of proposals spelled out in an "outcome document".

AIADMK men evicted from TN Assembly over Lanka

S Murari - Opposition All India Anna DMK(AIADMK) members were evicted en masse from the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday when they tried to raise without the Speaker's permission the issue of alleged human rights violation by the Sri Lankan Government in its war with the LTTE.

Eighteen militants killed in Waziristan, Malakand: ISPR

Farzana Shah - At least 18 militants were killed in clashes in the military operations in Malakand and Waziristan in Pakistan during the last 24 hours, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday. Three soldiers were also killed during clashes with militants in various areas of Swat and Dir.

Michael Jackson’s death still undetermined: funeral plans unclear

Daya Gamage - The cause of the global pop star Michael Jackson’s death is yet to be determined even as of Monday, June 29 despite two autopsies and police interviews were conducted with his cardiologist Conrad Murray who was with him at the time he was dieing at his residence in Los Angeles.

Bangladesh parliament urged to recommend Prime Minister Hasina fo Nobel Peace Prize

William Gomes - On Monday Bangladeshi Parliamentarian urged the parliament to adopt a resolution recommending to the Nobel Peace Committee to honor Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed.

Judicial report ready on demolition of India’s Babar era mosque 17 years

M Rama Rao - 17 years after the historic Babri Masjid which goes back to the Moghul emperor Babar’s reign was destroyed at Lord Ram’s birth place in Ayodhya, a judicial commission Tuesday turned in its inquiry report. Justice M S Liberhan, a retired judge, presented the report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the presence of Home Minister P Chidambaram.

*End of the War

Lalin Fernando - The conflict is over. The victory emphatically belongs to those who have borne the brunt of battle, those who died, were seriously wounded and disabled and their leaders who gave exemplary leadership to the troops in the field. Those who gave direct, substantive and moral support to the forces including the kin of those in battle, the vast majority of the citizens and those who covered their flanks in the international arena also deserve special recognition.

National Security Guard commando centre for Chennai

S Murari - A National Security Guard commando unit is expected to start functioning in Chennai from July 1 as part of the Government of India's decision to set up such units across the country for swift response in the wake of the terrorist strike in Mumbai in November last year.

Migiro Travels To Libya For African Union Summit

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will represent the United Nations at this week’s African Union (AU) summit in Sirte, Libya, it was announced today.Ms. Migiro departyesterday for Sirte, site of the 13th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly, which will be held from 1–3 July, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.


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