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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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Bhopal gas tragedy: GoM working on relief and rehabilitation

Even as political parties which have remained silent for 26 years on the plight of the Bhopal Union Carbide gas leak tragedy, are now hurling charges at each other, the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the issue will finalise its report on Monday making its recommendations on relief, rehabilitation and remediation issues and legal options in the wake of the recent trial court judgement in the case.

United States announces additional assistance for IDPs

The U.S. Government will contribute an additional $2.25 million to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) as they return to their homes and villages in northern Sri Lanka.

Mumbai terror attack: India hands over11th dossier to Pakistan

India has handed over the 11th dossier on Mumbai terror attack to Pakistan on Friday, containing response to points raised by Islamabad over the deadly strikes and providing "additional information" on those involved in the attacks.

Sri Lanak: The Evolution of an Elite Force

Following the military build up of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which resulted to Sri Lanka sinking into turmoil due to insurgency, the need for an elite, highly-trained paramilitary force which specializes in counter terrorists operations and VIP Security detail arose.

Kuwait swelters at 52 C

Kuwait faces its highest level of power consumption in 2010, which government officials have called "the most critical year yet".

Gayoom's office urges public apology from NY Times

The Office of the Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has asked for an apology from the New York Times over a news report it carried allegedly defaming the former head of state.

U.S. Senator Dick Durban reacts to media reports of US military aid to Child Soldier-recruiting Somali regime: violates US laws

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) wrote Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today asking her to look into reports that U.S. financial support to the Somali Transitional Federal Government is being used to pay for the use of child soldiers – potentially a violation of U.S. law.

Anandasangaree wants to quit politics, serve Vanni people’s development

Tamil United Liberation Front President V. Anandasangaree in his latest letter to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is not in agreement with the two matters discussed by the Tamil National Alliance with him and his team and the opinions expressed there.

Sri Lanka to push constitutional reforms through rarely used legal formula, Lankans may not even get a glance of draft proposals

Sri Lanka may evade the ordinary Constitutional reforms process in its forthcoming amendments, news reports in Colombo said. Instead, the country may rush the proposed constitutional amendments through a rarely used legal formula buried among its Constitutional provisions.

Football World Cup 2010: Fate of England Lies in a Mathematical Horoscope

The most fearsome English striker summed up the mood in the 60000-odd -crowd, most of who were behind the men-in-white, the English team, at the start of the game of England against Algeria.

Ferry Service to Colombo:Union Government ordered for feasible study

The Government of India has asked the Tamil Nadu Maritime Board(TNMB) to study the feasibility of resuming ferry service between the Rameswaram and Talaimannar and Tuticorin and Colombo Sectors.

Naxal issue not an armed conflict, India tells UN

The terming of the Naxalite problem as an “armed conflict “ in a UN report has angered India which has strongly protested saying the violence being perpetrated by these groups does not make it a zone of armed conflict as defined by international law.

ILO Legal instrument to have universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care

Governments, employers and workers meeting at the annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) today adopted a new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS- the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on the issue in the world of work.

113 Mentally Ill People were imprisoned: NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu Government

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Chief Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Government K S Sripathi, over the imprisoning of 113 people, reportedly migrant laborers, identified as mentally ill by Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

Roads in Sri Lanka doubles the life span to 30 years using Polymer modified Bitumen by Bitumix

Bitumix (Pvt) Ltd a major supplier of bitumen for the road builders in Sri Lanka for the last nearly 10 years are on the verge of introducing to the market 'Polymer modified Bitumen' to the Sri Lankan roads which would last for 30 years which would be double the period of 15 years - the conventional type that is now used.

UK bans Indian controversial Islamic preacher

Britain has banned controversial Indian Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik, who once claimed that "every Muslim should be a terrorist," from entering the country, citing his "unacceptable behaviour", reports from London said.

Employment of Chinese labor in Sri Lanka can be Detrimental to India : Jayalalithaa Urges the Centre to act swiftly

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa has said the reported employment of Chinese labor to revamp infrastructure in war-ravaged areas of Sri Lanka can be detrimental to India's security and asked the Centre to "act before it is too late".

CDB revenue Rs 1516 Mn and Net Profit 64 Mn for 2009/10

Citizens Development Business Finance Ltd’s (CDB) pre-tax profit (annualized) for the Financial Year ending March 2010 crossed the Rs. 71 Mn mark, while net profit after tax (annualized) crossed the Rs. 64 Mn mark, as per the audited accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2010.