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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Karnataka HC Faces unprecedented situation: End the CJ Row Immediately-State writes to Centre

The Karnataka State Government has urged the Union Government to end the impasse prevailing on Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran immediately.

USA, Israel and India are a pestilence upon the world

In violation to international law, Bush administration heavy with neo-cons chalked out a policy in 2002 of unilateralism, shock and awe and pre-emption against a state whenever the US felt that its strategic interests were being harmed.

US expects India to act on fresh Iran sanctions

The United States has expressed confidence that India would implement the tough new United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions against Iran for its alleged clandestine nuclear weapons programme.

Sri Lankan house maid on death row appeals once again

The parents of the Sri Lankan maid who is on death row in Saudi Arabia on allegations of murdering a Saudi newborn in 2005 have appealed to the Saudi Human Rights Commission.

Nikki Haley: Daughter of Indian Sikh immigrants destine to be South Carolina Governor

South Carolina State’s Nikki Haley denotes America’s success story: born to immigrant Indian Sikh parents Ms. Haley has faced all odds to emerge last Tuesday as the front runner of this state defined by church, flag and family.

Lankan Cabinet gives nod for Constitutional amendment Bill

The Sri Lankan cabinet has decided to amend the Local Government Elections Ordinance as well as terms of the incumbent President, and also to effect fresh amendments to the existing 17th amendment to the Sri Lanka’s Constitution.

Football World Cup 2010: Bafana Bafana Partially Lived Up to Expectation

The Opening Ceremony was over-shadowed by the absence of the Father of the Nation, the great Mandela who is credited with the success of nation’s ability to host the second most important sporting event, next to Olympic, against all odds.

Indian Government permits Prabakaran's mother Parvathi to stay in her daughter’s house in Chennai

The government of India has given permission to slain LTTE leader Prabakaran's mother Parvathi Ammal to stay in her daughter's house in Chennai and undergo treatment for her ailment.

Political deadlock continues as parties fail to name consensus candidate for new prime minister

Political deadlock seems to continue further in Nepal as main political parties – UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML – have shown no sign to arrive at consensus right away on a new prime ministerial candidate.

Media baron Maran is all set to pilot SpiceJet

Sun TV Network's Chief Executive Officer Kalanithi Maran is all set to buy 37% stake in India’s second largest low-cost airline SpiceJet. Maran is buying the stakes in his individual capacity from Bhupendra Kansagra and W L Ross, one of the world’s biggest distressed asset specialists.

Congress says no Rajiv Gandhi role in Anderson exit

The Congress on Friday was trying hard to wriggle out of charges that the party leadership in New Delhi was involved in the escape of Warren Anderson, the CEO of Union Carbide Corp in 1984, from the country within days of Bhopal gas tragedy.

TN Police intensified drive against quacks: More- than 50 Fake Doctors including 11 women arrested

In an intensified drive against quacks, special police teams of the state have arrested more-than 50 fake doctors, including 11 women, who were practicing alternative systems of medicine without authentic certificates in the rural parts of the state.

Amended religious unity regulations due next week – AG

A fresh version of the controversial religious unity regulations would be ready by the end of next week, Attorney General (AG) Husnu Suood told the Asian Tribune.

New CJ of Madras High Court Sworn In: Governor Administered the Oath of Office

Mr Justice M. Y. Eqbal was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court on Friday. Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala administered the oath of office to Justice Eqbal at the Raj Bhavan in a ceremonial function.

Promise of an Optimal Future for Women and Girls

In 1910, a meeting of 35 women in Copenhagen started a worldwide movement demanding universal voting rights for women. That was a turning point in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men.

Several Crores Swindled: CBI Registers case against UCO Bank Officials and Mill Owners

The UCO Bank officials collided with Mill owners of Tirupur and swindled several crores of rupees has deducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) and registered cases against five persons, including two Branch Managers of the Bank and Director of the Tirupur based Cotton Mills.

India's Ambani tour to Lanka next week comes amidst cost overruns & urban saturation

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Finance Minister Sarath Amunugama announced on June 10 that India’s Ambani Brothers, among the richest in the world, are expected in Sri Lanka next week.

Syria bans “ substandard Indian meat”

Syria has said it banned import of meat from India as its quality was not up to the global standards, reports from Damascus said.

Cometh the BBC Hit Man

So who invited Sucker to SL? We walked into an ambush. He came well armed, prepared, having done his home, clandestine, snoopy and other dirty work. He hit us for six.