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PMK says Governor should cancel execution of Rajiv assassins

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Wednesday demanded that the new Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah’s first order be the cancellation of the death sentence of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

The Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1979 should be reviewed because it failed to prevent terrorism in the country

In a welcome move, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced that Emergency Regulations currently in place will lapse at the end of August 2011. Many can now breadth a whiff of fresh and free air after six years of such regulations being in force in the country.

Afzal Guru hanging: What if J&K assembly had passed resolution like TN House, asks CM

"If J and K assembly had passed a resolution similar to the Tamil Nadu one for Afzal Guru, would the reaction have been as muted? I think not," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday.

Pass The Baton Of Ownership of HIV Response To Gen Next

The 10th International Congress on AIDS In Asia and the Pacific (10th ICAAP) recently held in Busan, South Korea, clearly brought out the need to engage the key affected young population of the Asia and Pacific region in ownership and leadership of HIV responses.

Another ex-DMK minister held for land-grabbing

In line with the Jayalalithaa government crackdown on former DMK ministers, DMK leader and former higher education minister K. Ponmudi was arrested on Wednesday on land grab charges, police said.

African Union's refusal to recognize NTC

I have never been a fan of Qaddafi at any time but I am positive that Libya is going to face a much more difficult time than Iraq. Iraqis are yet to see peace in that country after the fall of Saddam Hussein. The tribal loyalty is much stronger in Libya than their loyalty to the government or the country.

Controversial Congress leader opts out of Lokpal panel

Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari, who had kicked up a controversy by accusing Anna Hazare of corruption but later apologised, has recused himself from Parliament's Standing Committee that is going into Lokpal issue.

Investigation on crimes against humanity is critical to building peace in Myanmar

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) welcomes the efforts of Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, to ensure that justice and accountability measures are introduced to address human rights violations and build peace in Myanmar.

Reporters Without Borders calls on nations to ratify UN Convention on enforced disappearances

According to a communiqué issued under the name of Benjamin Ismaïl, Asia-Pacific Desk of the Paris based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in marking the International Day of the Disappeared it notes that many countries are still violates international law on this matter, including the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which the UN General Assembly adopted in 2006.

Sri Lankan Muslim boy wins a prestigious award at Dubai International Quran competition 2011

A 14 year old Muhammad Asmi from Srilanka participated at Quran reciting competition and secured fourth place. It is a prestigious award for Sri Lankan Muslim boy.

Benjamin Netanyahu's household fired a Nepalese woman who accused Israel PM's wife

A Nepalese migrant worker who leveled the latest in a string of abuse allegations against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sarah has been fired, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.