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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2526

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No relief for incarcerated Guantanamo detainees from US judiciary leaving them at mercy of military

"The Center for Constitutional Rights is extremely disappointed in the (US) Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in the latest set of habeas cases brought by Guantánamo detainees.

Powerful Int’l chemical chief coming here on Minister Rishad’s invite

Effective control of trade chemicals is as important as regulation of lethal chemical weapons. “My Ministry is designing a Chemical Emergency First Responders’ Plan for Sri Lanka. The forthcoming visit of . Ahmet Üzümcü, the Director-General of OPCW, will pave way for better understanding of global compliance standards that we intend to achieve as part of this plan” announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka.

India’s Presidential election on July 19

Election for the next President will take place on July 19 and the new occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be known on July 22, two days before the term of the incumbent Pratibha Patil ends.

Sri Lanka A “Growth Prone” Nation In Sri Lanka: Hungary Foreign Minister In Bilateral Discussion With Prof. Pieris

A significant strengthening of economic relations between Sri Lanka and Hungary can be confidently anticipated as Sri Lanka enters on a new phase in its development, Dr. Janos Martonyi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, said at the bilateral discussions he had with Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Budapest on Monday. ( 11th June )

Heavy turnout marks Andhra by-elections

An estimated 80% voter turnout was recorded on Tuesday in crucial by-elections to 18 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh amid sporadic violence in a repeat of heavy voting last year in a Lok Sabha by-poll won by YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy by a record margin.

'Phooti Kismat Nalayak Zindagi' - A Doomed Fate; A Useless Life!

The National Hijra Habba (festival) held recently in Delhi brought out in the open the deep anguish and silent suffering of the transgender/hijra /kinnar population across the country.

Commander of Sri Lanka Navy visiting Pakistan

The Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral D W A S Dissanayake along with a delegation of four members is currently on an official visit to Pakistan. The visit of the Sri Lankan Navy Commander will be from 11 - 16 June 2012 which is undertaken on the invitation extended by Chief of Naval Staff Pakistan Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila.

CSW Urges Burmese Government To Stop Violence In Western Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today called on the Government of Burma to end sectarian violence in Arakan State, western Burma immediately and take steps to address the underlying causes.

‘Sri Lanka Nature in Focus’ - Photography Exhibition in Germany by Mr. Athula Dissanayaka

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage declared opened the photography exhibition, ‘Sri Lanka Nature in Focus’ by Mr. Atuila Dissanayake one of the renowned artists from Sri Lanka, at the Werkstatt der Kulturen - Neukölln in Berlin.

Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan passes away

India-born Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan, the melodious voice behind evergreen hits like 'Patta patta, boota boota' and 'Kab ke Bichhare', died on Wednesday following multiple organ failure at the age of 84 in Karachi.