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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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Negative role of media in testing times

Our media has created super hype over incidents of US helicopters assault in Abbottabad, Mehran naval base attack, Kharotabad incident in Quetta, killing of Sarfaraz Shah in Karachi at the hands of soldier of Sindh Rangers, and murder of journalist Saleem Shehzad.

Karunanidhi and political leaders condole the demise of Sri Lankan Tamil Professor Sivathamby

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) patriarch M Karunanidhi and other political leaders in the state has condoled the death of Sri Lankan Tamil Scholar Professor Kartugesu Sivathamby.

Nasheed pledges US to combat human trafficking

President Mohamed Nasheed assured US of “very vigorous” action against human trafficking, as the country continues to remain on the US ‘Tier 2 Watch List’ for the second consecutive year.

2G-Spectrum Scam: Allegation of former Minister Dayanidhi Maran helped Sri Lankan Tamil Ananda Krishnan to grab Aricel from Sivasankaran

Former Minister Dayanidhi Maran, has been accused, that he has forced Aircel owner Sivasankaran to sell his company to a Sri Lankan Tamil T. Ananda Krishnan, who is the owner of the Maxis company, based in Malaysia.

MJA urges police to respect media ethics

The Maldives Journalist Association (MJA) alleged the police are increasingly getting into the habit of summoning journalists, and demanding to reveal their sources.

Dayanidhi Maran's resignation:Karunanidhi blames the media, while Jayalalithaa welcomes

The two arch political rivals in the state, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has made different response over Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran's resignation from the union Cabinet.

OHCHR-N Chief lauds Nepal's efforts to ensure equal rights to sexual minorities

Chief of UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights-Nepal (OHCHR-N) Jyoti Sanghera has lauded the efforts taken by Nepal to ensure equal rights to sexual minorities.

Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission reconstituted: Retired IAS officer Shantha Sheela Nair named as its Vice-Chairperson

The new All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) government in the state headed by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has reconstituted the state Planning Commission.

CBI to question Maran on charges over Aircel

DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran will be questioned soon by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with his alleged role in coercing former Aircel Chief C Sivasankaran to sell his stake to a Malaysia-based group, agency, sources disclosed in New Delhi on Thursday.

Agricultural Revolution to create a country without debt and sickness - President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s President has said that the government has initiated an Agricultural Revolution to create a country without debt and sickness.

China has become the top financier of projects in Sri Lanka

China has far exceeded the traditional financier Japan in providing funds to Sri Lanka. China has committed UD$ 760 million of new loans in the first four month of this year as against Japan's US $ 413 million for the same period.

NGO complaint against Kapil Sibal over “favouring” Reliance Infocom

A non-governmental organisation moved the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking Central Bureau of Investigation probe against Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal and Attorney General GE Vahanvati.

Watch Your Tongue Mr Minister

India's Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, has landed himself in an unhealthy soup (pun intended) and earned enough raps on the knuckles of his country, by his regressive statements. His sick proclamation at the recently held National Convention of Parliamentarians on HIV/AIDS, which was attended by senior ministers, parliamentarians, and zila parishad chairpersons and mayors, invited a global outrage of indignations, and rightly so.

Sri Lanka Government to solve University Lecturers salary dispute soon

Sri Lanka’s University Lecturers salary dispute will be resolved by next week says Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayaka.

Will Burma sincerely cooperate with ICRC once more?

Many prisoners of conscience have been serving incredibly long prison terms in awfully ruthless conditions in Burma’s notorious prisons. Torture and ill treatment is a well known part of their incarceration and retribution.

Consular Mobile Service In Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu on 13 & 14th of this month

On an initiative taken by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Ministry of External Affairs will conduct a Consular Mobile Service in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu to provide consular facilities to the public in the Northern Region.

How can one believe Sri Lankan security forces which rehabilitated over 7,000 hard core LTTE cadres shooting and killing just 6 persons?

The Media Regulatory Authority of the United Kingdom the OFCON said to have received over 118 complaints by last Friday, have made arrangements to investigate the Channel 4 documentary “Sri Lanka the Killing Field.”


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