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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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Obama administration’s 18-month human rights and civil liberties credentials dismal

“The Obama administration has failed to eliminate some of the worst policies put in place by President Bush, such as military commissions and indefinite detention. The United States has also expanded the Bush administration's "targeted killing" program. The administration’s prohibitions against torture have been weakened by the failure to hold top Bush administration officials accountable for their role in the torture program.”

CBI wants fake encounter case shifted out of Gujarat

The CBI has asked the Supreme Court to shift the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case outside Gujarat for a fair trial and placed before it records to back up allegations of involvement of top police brass in his killing.

Rahul Mahajan’s wife alleges physical violence, then returns home

Amid high drama, Kolkata-based model Dimpy Ganguly walked out of her four-month-old marriage in a reality TV show with Rahul Mahajan, accusing him of "punching, kicking and dragging" her by hair only to return home after an apparent patch-up.

British High Commission Removes Advice Against Travel to Sri Lanka's North

The British High Commission in Colombo updated the UK government’s travel advice on 29 July, removing the advice against travel to the four districts in the northern province- Mullaithivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar and Vavuniya.

Transform MNCB into public service broadcasters- Article 19

The Human Rights watchdog, Article 19, urged the Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation to be transformed into a public service broadcaster, in the best interest of the people.

No return of Kohnoor, says British PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a three-day visit to India, has clearly ruled out the return of the Kohinoor diamond to India, saying if such demands were agreed to, it would lead to empty rooms in British Museums.

No Practical Agenda for People of Burma, Ahead of Sham Elections

Burma is still in a socioeconomic nightmare under the inhumane military reign for the past half a century. In time of every important international meeting, people of Burma hope for their chance to liberty. As always, they also looked for their chance during the 43rd ASEAN Foreign Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Hanoi July 19-23, 2010.

Violence erupts again in Kashmir, two killed

Security forces opened fire to quell stone-pelting protesters as fresh violence on Friday erupted in the Kashmir Valley after days of relative calm, leaving two persons dead and 50 others injured.

Japan to Consider Special Trade Agreement With Sri Lanka

In keeping with the policy of Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s administration, the Government of Japan will be prepared to engage in the necessary consultations with regard to a Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Japan, Mr. Masayuki Naoshima, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry said in Tokyo.

MPs Slam Decision To Allocate KD 50m To Mark National Day

The government’s decision to allocate KD 50 million (US $ 173m) for celebrating National and Liberation days came under severe criticism from lawmakers who are accusing it of depleting public funds, reports Al-Rai daily.

Astrologer Theiventhirarajah Passed Away in Chennai

An astrologer, popular in the midst of Colombo high-society, passed away in Chennai, this morning.