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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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Brazil to establish residential embassy in Kathmandu

Brazil has announced to set up its residential embassy in Kathmandu within a next few months time.

Forensic expert on digital video proves Channel 4 Video on Sri Lanka as a fake

One of the world’s leading experts on digital video systems has proved that the new Channel 4 video of alleged extra-judicial killings in Sri Lanka as a fake and a completely fabricated production. The video was presented by the UN Rapporteur, Prof. Christof Heyns at the Geneva sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Commission and claimed as being authentic, and it was tested by three US forensic experts.

Sri Lanka: Minister says that Arsenic in rice is a cooked up story

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Agrarian Services, S.M. Chandrasena had recently told reporters that there are unfounded stories being spread that locally manufactured rice that is used for consumption contains 'Arsenic'.

2G Spectrum scam: BJP questions Chidambaram role

The Opposition BJP on Wednesday alleged that the taped conversation between former Telecom Minister A Raja and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia showed that the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram played a role in the 2G Spectrum scam and sought an explanation from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Sri Lanka: International property developers eyeing Colombo’s prominent land

Sri Lanka’s one of the premier properties located in Colombo, owned by a family run listed company is likely to be developed as a mixed development project, a Colombo stock market analyst said.

Mumbai scribe murder: Underworld Chhota Shakeel gang men detained

Four days after the murder of Mid-Day journalist J Dey, police have detained three persons, believed to be members of Chhota Shakeel gang, in connection with the killing.

The Ramifications of the Channel 4 documentary

The recently telecast Channel 4 documentary on ‘Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ sheds no new light (despite claims to the contrary), in terms of groundbreaking evidence, regarding the incidents related to the end of the war in Sri Lanka. If anything, it will seek to entrench already hardened attitudes and decrease the ever reducing space for dialogue and reconciliation.

Deadlock persists in drafting of anti-corruption Bill

The 10-member panel of government and civil society representatives drafting an anti-corruption Lokpal Bill which met in New Delhi for the seventh time on Wednesday ended amid sharp differences.

Wealth case against Jayalalithaa gets a turn: Special Judge in Banglore says he wonders at the attitude of the DVAC officials writing a letter to him directly

A Special court in Karnataka, which is hearing a wealth case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has wondered a action of the state Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption(DVAC) department officials sent a letter to him directly by by-passing the Public Prosecutor.

World University Rankings, Sri Lanka and University Lectures

According to world University ranking in 2010 all top five universities among top 200 are from US starting with Harvard, Califonia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanform University and Princeton University.

Rajinikanth discharged from Singapore hospital

Superstar Rajinikanth has completely recovered and has been discharged from the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore after being treated for respiratory problems.

Human Rights: A La The European Union Style

In a significant development, the European Parliament (EP) has linked the Kashmir dispute with the signing of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India. According to a news (Source: The Nation, 14 June 2011), the para-33 of the resolution passed by the European Parliament on May 11, 2011, over the FTA between India and European Union, states that "Human rights, democracy and security are essential elements of the relationship between EU and India.

Anandaraj is Group Director Operations at GHM Dubai

Veteran hotelier S. Anandaraj is due to take up appointment in Dubai- Global Hotels Management LLC as Group Director- operations.

The U.S. will default its sovereign debt and it is required

"Stop playing with fire". That was how senior Chinese Central Banker warned the U.S. on June 08th 2011, as reported by Reuter’s news agency. The banker was responding to the idea that was moved by some Republican congressmen on the previous day. Those congressmen were suggesting that the U.S. must delay interest payments for a few days. It is a "technical default of debt obligations".

Taking on Aggressive Journalism of Channel 4: Look up to the Royal Family for Inspiration

If those who have been watching the video clips aired by Channel 4, the British TV channel, for the past two years come to the conclusion that the channel seems to be having an axe to grind, the size of the sharp object in the phrase must be enhanced in proportion to the exaggeration of the atrocities attributed to one side of the prolonged conflict, that the Channel has been telecasting since the day a few of its journalists were deported from Sri Lanka at the height of the war.