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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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19 terrorists killed in military operation in northwest Pakistan

In the last 24 hours, 19 terrorists have been killed during security forces operation in South Waziristan, said a press release issued by Pakistan military on Monday.

Chennai scribes’ plea for action against actors dismissed

The Madras High Court on Monday, dismissed the petitions filed by three journalists organizations, which sought a direction to the Chennai City Police Commissioner to file an FIR on their complaint against film artistes for their derogatory remarks against the journalists and their family members.

GSP Plus And Government Responsibility

Anyone who saw the EU representative in Colombo being interviewed by Dr. Harsha de Silva on Friday night (23/10/2009) on television could not have failed to note the diplomatic skills of the EU agent with his brilliant command of the English language. He was firm and elastic at the same time, a unique feature, polite in his language which was not in the least offensive but his mission was to get Sri Lanka to agree to an investigation of alleged crimes against humanity concocted in the UE report on Sri Lanka.

Strokes’ preventable and curable – but it is killer number four in Sri Lanka

Blockading blood vessels, ruptured blood vessels in the brain causes strokes and it has become the number two killer in the world and alarmingly it takes the fourth place in Sri Lanka.

ASEAN’S Human rights body must flex its muscles

The 15th Asean summit held at a Thai resort town, has given room for hope that the conditions governing the detention of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi would be relaxed. Her detention figured in the talks Prime Minister Thein Sein had with the Asean leaders on the sidelines of the summit. And the summit also came out with a categorical call to the Junta to hold a free, fair, inclusive and transparent election next year.

Japanese and Australian fugitives arrested in Thailand

Thai police recently arrested the Japanese Yakuza Boss as well as an Australian fugitive who was involved in the smash-and-grab theft of a diamond ring worth almost $1 million from a jewelry shop in Melbourne.

Pakistan: Protect People First

Pakistan is facing a complex humanitarian crisis. Recent military offensives against militant groups have displaced several million civilians and left thousands dead.

US urges Lanka to probe war crimes: 'The boot is on the other foot'

The US in a document captioned "Reports to Congress on incidents during the recent conflicts in Sri Lanka", has urged Sri Lanka to probe allegations of war crimes committed by government troops and Tamil rebels during the final months of their conflict. According to the Report there are credible claims of atrocities by both sides.

Bounty Bill For Pakistan

The United States has formalised a hefty bounty, a $ 7.5 billion five-year aid package, for Pakistan, its foremost South Asian ally that it also acknowledges as the epicentre of global terrorism—a ‘migrane’, according to a former US secretary of state.

Madras HC orders fact-finding panel to study deserted village

Madras High Court today has ordered a three-member fact-finding committee, to find the unfortunate situation prevailing in Vangudi Village of Udayar palayam Taluk, in Ariyalur District, and report on or before November 5.