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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2647

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Fake encounter in Kashmir, army officer among five held

Security forces have been often accused of staging fake encounters in Jammu and Kashmir by civilians in order to get rewards. In many cases, innocents had been killed on the claim that they were terrorists.

In Protest of “Swarna Rathriyak Dazzling Night” in Los Angeles

Vesak, the day marking the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of the Buddha, is on the full moon day in the month of May. Obviously, it comes but once a year. This year it is celebrated on May 29th and 30th, the closest weekend to the actual full moon on the 28th.

Kuwait: Pay salaries ... or else Labor authority to be activated before Jan, 2011

Assistant Undersecretary for Administrative Affairs at the Ministry of Education Aisha Al-Roudhan has disclosed that the ministry has notified the Central Tenders Committee (CTC) to stop dealing with companies that do not pay employees’ salaries and also to stop their participation in public tenders, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.

After 20 years, political scenario of Burma is still gloomy

Burma’s military regime sponsored the 1990 General Elections because there were continuous domestic and international demands in the name of democracy.

Mumbai attack: Indian team leaving for US to quiz Headley

India could get access to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused David Headley at last.

Nearly 300,000 eligible Tamil citizens are not registered to vote - Mano Ganesan

Nearly 300,000 eligible Tamil citizens are not registered as voters in the electoral registers held by Election Commissioner, says Mano Ganesan.

Letter from America: Energy Sector’s Unnatural Disasters

It has been more than a month since the April 20 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people. At the time of this write-up, British Petroleum made little headway with its much touted ‘top kill’ method to ‘kill’ or plug the leaking well from gushing oil.

Sri Lanka opposition UNP's rift ushers first ever Northern Provincial ballot

Capitalizing on the vacuum created by the weak situation of Sri Lanka's main opposition UNP, the government of Sri Lanka is to hold elections for the Northern Province and local council elections in the rest, before the end of this year, news reports in Colombo said.

Nepal: Second Republic Day marked

Nepal observed the second Republic Day on Saturday, amidst various functions organized in different parts of the country including in the capital city Kathmandu.

Recession Busters: Apple’s i-Phenomenon – iPad launched in the United Kingdom

Thousands of European Apple fans flocked together near Apple Store in Regent Street London, even before the wee hours on Friday in order to become proud owners of the latest gadget from Apple, the iPad. On the scale of craze for loyalty, the magnetism towards Apple products occupies a place slightly below the notch for Harry Potter series or Wimbledon tickets.

Two volcanoes erupt in Guatemala and Ecuador, forcing evacuation

Two volcanoes—Pacaya in Guatemala and Tungurahua in Ecuador have erupted, spewing lava, rocks and debris since Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 50 others.

Sonia Gandhi visits Jammu, skips Srinagar

Amid tight security arrangements, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday arrived in Jammu on a day-long visit. But her earlier plans for Srinagar visit was cancelled.

Praja Rajyam leader Chiranjeevi has talks with Sonia Gandhi

Praja Rajyam Party chief Chiranjeevi on Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and reportedly discussed the issue of arriving at an understanding on the forthcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Andhra Pradesh, a move that will avert a contest.

Lubricants' use may put individuals at higher risk of HIV

"Use of lubricants may put individuals at higher risk" said Professor (Dr) Ian McGowan, co-chair of the International Microbicides Conference (M2010) in Pittsburgh, USA at a press conference.

Anti-Party Activities: Jayalalithaa Expels Two Former Ministers From AIADMK

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Secretary Ms J Jayalalithaa has expelled two former ministers Erode S Muthusamy and Karur M Chinnasamy from her party for their anti- party activities.

US mulling unilateral action against Pakistan Taliban

The US military is looking at options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan if a successful terrorist strike on US soil is traced back to the country, senior Pentagon officials were quoted as saying on Saturday.

Oil Price Over $100 Would Damage Economic Recovery: OPEC Would Act: Sheikh Ahmad

OPEC would pump more oil to prevent a rally in oil prices above $100 from hurting the global economic recovery, Kuwait’s oil minister said on Saturday.

Karunanidhi is spreading falsehood on disproportionate assets case: Jayalalithaa accucses

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa has accused Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi of spreading falsehood on the disproportionate assets case against her in the Karnataka Court.