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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): A Threat To People's Freedoms

The year 2011 has seen the most significant attempts to revive the World Trade Organization (WTO) in recent times, with the stated objective of member countries to conclude the Doha round before the end of the year. At this juncture, developing countries like India need to take stock of the situation so that key concerns are taken into account. It is assumed that free trade and the removal of regulations on investment will result

Spectrum probe: Joshi goes ahead despite protests, sends PAC report to Speaker

Ignoring the 'rejection' of the draft report on 2G scam by UPA members, PAC chairman Murli Manmohar Joshi on Saturday submitted it to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and insisted that it be tabled in Parliament. Hours after he sent the report to the Speaker's office on the last day of tenure of the current PAC, he dismissed the UPA members' claim that the report had been rejected.

Opposition parties submit memo to PM, Speaker against early budget

A dozen political parties including the main opposition Nepali Congress on Thursday submitted a memorandum separately to Speaker Subas Nembang and Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal against the government’s plan to bring new budget two months before the end of current fiscal year.

Sri Lanka’s Media questions how dare Darusman report could claim LTTE was a disciplined army

Minister of Mass Media and Information Mr. Keheliya Rambukwella said that the Darushman’s conflict report is totally devoid of truth and based on unfounded and unverified hearsay information.

State gears up security for smooth May 7 by-poll: Kire

Nagaland DGP K Kire said the State had geared up all the necessary security arrangements for the smooth conduct of the ensuing by-election of 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency to be held on May 7 next in Mokokchung district.

Sri Lanka announces 2012 mega export show for Int’l markets

Sri Lanka has announced a mega export exhibition for international buyers to be held in 2012 in Colombo. “The Export Development Board will be launching the most anticipated event by all our exporters –that is the “Sri Lanka Expo 2012” to be held in March 2012” announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce on April 28 in Colombo.

U.S. holds detainees indefinitely at Guantanamo for years without trial: Disregard for justice and human rights

There is no room for the notion that it is a monstrous evil to kidnap people, buy them from bounty hunters, round them up in city streets all over the world, and dump them in a concentration camp where they can be tortured, abused, driven mad and abandoned without any legal recourse for years on end -- or years without end was the consensus of those in the United States, and worldwide, who are seriously interested in promoting and safeguarding human rights,

Royal Wedding 2011: Celebrations Ended in Text-Book Perfection

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury married HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton at 1000-year-old Westminster Abbey on Friday, in the full glare of publicity that attracted a global audience of over 2 billion people. The whole ceremony with its unique pomp and pageantry attracted an estimated one million people to fill up London streets.

Dubai, Al-Futtaim to enter Sri Lanka’s insurance market

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, -based Al-Futtaim Private Company LLC’s insurance arm Arab Orient Insurance Company (Orient ) is to enter the Sri Lanka’s Insurance industry by forming the island’s newest insurance company called, Orient insurance Limited ,Sri Lanka.

Super Star Rajinikanth hospitalized:Suffering from food poison

Actor Rajinikant was hospitalized briefly on Friday after he suffered exhaustion due to dehydration. The actor had begun shooting for his period film Rana on Friday morning, but had an episode of vomiting.

2G-Spectrum Scam:Entire Karunanidhi's family to-be charge-sheeted-Jayalalithaa urges

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa has urged the CBI to charge-sheet entire family of the state chief minister M Karunanidhi in the Rs 1.78 lakh crore Spectrum Scam.