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Obama’s Promise on Guantanamo Bay.

April 26, 2010 Leave a comment

(AFP) One hundred eighty-three detainees remain incarcerated in Guantanamo.

-By – Karen J. Greenberg, the executive director of the Center on Law and Security at the NYU School of Law, is the author of The Least Worst Place, Guantanamo’s First 100 Days, among other works.

His first day in office, President Barack Obama promised that he would close the Bush-era prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “as soon as practicable” and “no later than one year from the date of this order.” The announcement was met with relief, even joy, by those, like me, who had opposed the very existence of Guantanamo on the grounds that it represented a legal black hole where the distinction between guilt and innocence had been obliterated, respect for the rule of law was mocked, and the rights of prisoners were dismissed out of hand. We should have known better.

By now, it’s painfully obvious that the rejoicing, like the president’s can-do optimism, was wildly premature. To the dismay of many, that year milestone passed, barely noticed, months ago. As yet there is no sign that the notorious eight-year-old detention facility is close to a shut down. Worse yet, there is evidence that, when it finally is closed, it will be replaced by two Guantanamos Read more…

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Rise and fall of Lalit Modi. BCCI Charge Sheet Him.

April 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Modi, faces a cahrge sheet of twent charges, leveled by BCCI on him. He is given 15 days time to reply.

IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi is suspended for six months from participating in the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the IPL, the Working Committee and any other committee of the BCCI.” During that period an interim committee will manage the IPL which includes Arun Jaitely, Rajiv Shukla and Ravi Shastri. So what lies ahead for Modi, who undoubtedly took Indian cricket to a whole new level.

Modi’s rise to the top rung of Indian cricket has been as fast as it has been stunning. Hailing from a rich business family, it was not until 2005, when he became the youngest vice-president of the BCCI, that Modi came into prominence. He soon became the driving force of the board’s commercial activities and pushed its revenues over the 1 billion US dollar mark. Read more…

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Modi is gone, BCCI Suspended him. IPL3 final has become final for Modi too.

April 26, 2010 1 comment

The Final for IPL3 has also become final of Modi, Modi looks grim. Mumbai Indan lost of CSK and Modi lost to BCCI.

Modi Gone. He is no more IPL Chariman. He wanted to project himself on moral high gournd no amount of talk can cover the allegations, and un trasparent functioning of the IPL.

The responsiblity he should have taken, He failed to,  now he chose to pass the buck and the buck has stuck him finally.

The BCCI on Sunday night suspended IPL chief Lalit Modi and served him a show-cause notice just minutes after the final match of the tournament got over in Mumbai. Read more…

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