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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

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Bhopal gas tragedy: All accused found guilty after 26 years

Twenty-six years after one of the worst industrial disasters in the world -- the Bhopal gas tragedy -- claimed thousands of lives, a local court found all the eight accused guilty of criminal negligence in the case.

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Case: Court Convicts all the Eight Accused including 85 years old UC Chairman

A Local Trial Court in Bhopal, Madyapradesh, has convicted eight persons in the world's worst Industrial Disaster that had claimed nearly 20,000 people's lifes in 1984.

Colombo to sign new defence pacts with New Delhi, Rajapakse's visit to run into Tamil protests

Sri Lanka will be entering into several new defence pacts with India in the coming days. The official discussions will also review the status of previous cooperation commitments between the two neighbors, reports said. President Rajapakse's visit is also expected to run into Tamil protests.

OHCHR-N term extended for a year; mandates and unrestricted movement curtailed

The government has extended the term of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights-Nepal (OHCHR-N) with provisions to narrow down its mandate and closure of its field offices.

Saudi Arabia foils 220 terror attacks

): Second Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Prince Naif has commended the country's security forces for their braveness in confronting domestic terrorism.

TN CM Karunanidhi deputes DMK MP's to meet Lankan President at Delhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has deputed Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP's to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and ask him to take necessary steps to rehabilitate displaced Tamils in the Island Nation.

Sri Lankan Minister invites Singapore companies to set up joint ventures

Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs invited Singapore companies to set up joint ventures and to consider short term attachments for Sri Lankan officials in infrastructure planning, urban transport and communications.

IPL shady deals: Why Congress can ditch Tharoor, but not Sharad Pawar

There is little doubt that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of Sharad Pawar has emerged as a major embarrassment as an ally of the Congress party in the UPA government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with lot of fresh dirt coming out of what has been termed as the ‘IPL Gate.”

Adopt Indian model constitution: Anandasangaree

President of Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) Veerasingham Anandasangaree, on the eve of President Rajapaksa’s visit to New Delhi, has reiterated that only way to find a solution to the ethnic problem is adopting the Indian model constitution, and the unitary system would never help.

India may see flight of capital, warns industry body FICCI

India could see flight of capital from its equity and debt markets in the next six months as global investors hesitate to pour money outside the US because of the European debt crisis, a FICCI survey said on Sunday.

Pressure Sri Lankan President to Keep up Promises on Tamils Issues: Karunanidhi writes to PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Savior of world Tamils has urged the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of rehabilitation of Sri Lankan Tamils and mount pressure on visiting Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in this concern.

Congress sees red in Spanish writer’s book on Sonia

The Congress which accepts the right to expression gets extremely touchy when it comes to even a remote critique of its president Sonia Gandhi. Two recent cases –one of Spanish writer Javier Moro's book 'The Red Saree', a fictionalised account of the life of Sonia Gandhi and the other a political film ‘Rajneeti” which has the usually glamorous actress Katrina Kaif in a cotton sari, expose the Congress party’s lack of tolerance.

Operation in North Waziristan will not eliminate terrorism

War on terror against Muslims was the brainchild of American Jews and neo-cons and executed by George W. Bush administration. The war was fought by US led coalition forces and Pakistan security forces and counseled and guided by US-NATO military, Pentagon, CIA-FBI combine, Hamid Karzai led Northern Alliance regime in Kabul, Maliki regime in Baghdad, and RAW, Mossad, MI-6, RAAM.

Dinesh Chandimal - A Gifted cricketer

He is a talented young cricketer. He is good in his foot work. This is very important “Bradman like” skill where experts argued as one quality of a great player.

Saudi Arabia sizzles as mercury touches 48 degrees Celsius

Dammam, 07 June, ( After a mild winter and a beautiful spring, many residents of the Eastern Province were surprised when thermometers shot up to 48 degrees Celsius on Saturday and Sunday in Dammam and Alkhobar.

Sri Lanka's Tamil Chief Minister Pillayan Visits India: Leads 30 Member Delegates from Eastern Province

Sivanesathurai Chanthirakanthan alias Pillaiyan is on a tour in India along with 30 member delegates to study and pick up points that can help him tone up his administration.