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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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UK Border Agency Getting Tough with Bogus Asylum Seekers

The deportation of over 50 asylum seekers from Britain, mostly Tamils, reflects the coalition government’s determination to stamp out the potential for abuse of the system in its present form.

CBI probing Anil Ambani role in Spectrum case

The CBI on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it is probing the alleged involvement of Anil Ambani in the 2G scam.

“Respect our sovereignty” - Pakistan foreign minister: “US will attack its enemies taken safe haven in Pakistan” – Clinton

While the Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar in a widely attracted media interview to an independent network told her American audience and the Obama administration to hear well on Wednesday that a dignity of any sovereign state must be respected, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on the same day declared that the U.S. remains committed attacking any threat “in particular against those who have taken up safe havens inside Pakistan,” suggesting a willingness to act on its own.

Former DMK Minister’s house raided

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Thursday carried out raids at the residence of former Tamil Nadu Minister TM Anbarasan at Kundrathur near Chennai in connection with a disproportionate assets complaint, police said.

European Union welcomes Maldives ratifying the Rome Statute

European Union welcomes Maldives ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The 118th accession to the Rome statute by Maldives on 21 September 2011, represents an important milestone in advancing towards universal ratification of the International Criminal Court.

Spectrum row : Pranab clarifies memo was background paper, Chidambaram calls truce

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister P. Chidambaram called truce on Thursday after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and explaining the so-called memo in Spectrum allocation was not an allegation but only a background paper.

Sri Lanka Received Emergency Assistance of Rs. 9 billion from Japan for Rehabilitation of the Flood Damages.

Mr. Akira Shimura, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) signed the Loan Agreement on Thursday at the Ministry of Finance and Planning to rehabilitate the damages to Road and Irrigation Infrastructure due to raging flood in the beginning of this year.

Partnering with the Hub of Asia – Sri Lanka Expo 2012

The Sri Lanka High Commission, London, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Colombo, held a Business/Networking Event for British Companies, to launch Expo 2012 and engage British Business and Industry on a UK Trade & Investment Mission to Sri Lanka during Expo 2012 March 28 – 30th.

Call to protect rights of domestic workers

It is a social outcry, one that has borne testimony of its existence when well known Bollywood film-star Shiney Ahuja was accused of raping his domestic help. But his is not an isolated incident say union of domestic workers campaigning for their rights in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) state.They thus organized themselves together to raise their voice against sexual harassment at their workplace and have ensured their voice is heard - loud and clear!

PM sanctions Rs 1000 crore for Sikkim quake aid

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during his visit to the earthquake-ravaged Sikkim on Thursday, announced a special rehabilitation package of Rs 1,000 crore.

No democracy in the UN!

We welcome Saudi Arabia’s call for reforms in the UN. The veto system should be abolished forthwith. It makes the world body absolutely meaningless. Even after 193 out of the 194 members vote for a resolution in the General Council and if the same resolution were to be referred to the Security Council, just a single vote of one of the five permanent members is sufficient for that to be thrown out.

Rump LTTEers institute court actions to silence Sri Lankan activists

Rump LTTErs in the West are filing court actions against their critics, President and security forces - a new ploy to silence them, since they have access to unlimited resources collected during LTTE’s reign of terror.