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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2009


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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 08:59
By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
An estimated 1 million annual cases of children with TB (although the actual number could be much higher); 210,000 annual deaths from childhood TB - a mortality rate of 21%! More shockingly, 96% of these deaths occur in children who do not receive any TB treatment. A treatable and preventable disease that is not being treated, and certainly not being prevented. A scary situation indeed! Dr.....Read More...
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 08:23
By *M. Burhanuddin Qasmi
An interesting war is going on between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress on social media. This time the Congress seems to have learnt from the 2014 debacle and a sizable army is continuously firing on BJP from close range. The BJP's troll army is losing ground and getting serious injuries in both Twitter and Facebook fronts. The 'Shah Zadah' missile invented by BJP in.....Read More...
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:22
By Habib Siddiqui
Thanks to the POTUS the politics in the USA is heating up once again. Twelve days after four Americans were killed on Oct. 4 in an ambush in Niger, Mr. Trump called the widow of Sergeant La David T. Johnson and said that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” referring to the soldier only as “your guy,” according to Sergeant Johnson’s mother and a Democratic congresswoman, who both listened to.....Read More...
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:44
On Oct. 26, the body of Thailand’s late king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, will be cremated, signaling the complete end of a magical era. For months, the Thai government has prepared for an event of the century — a royal funeral. The cost of Bhumibol’s funeral is estimated at $90 million. The funeral will last five days, beginning Oct. 25 with the final night vigil services in front of the royal urn and.....Read More...
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:34
Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the Union Minister for External Affairs in India, is no stranger to displaying her compassion, whenever the needs of humanity emerge in the murky waters of world politics throughout her political career. She stood by us, the Sri Lankans, during the dark periods of our recent history too, while being fully aware of the potential consequences back home, in the event of a single.....Read More...
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:29
The Spanish government moved to activate a previously untapped constitutional article on Saturday so it can take control of Catalonia, illustrating its determination to derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Cabinet was meeting to outline the scope and timing of the measures the government plans to take.....Read More...
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:07
With the vision of “Re-Connecting the Alumni for Greater Collective Good”, the “Pakistan Alumni Society of Sri Lanka (PASS)” was launched recently at an impressive ceremony at a local hotel in Colombo Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Ms. Tehmina Janjua was the chief guest on the occasion and launched the alumni society in the presence of a large gathering including Sri Lankan ministers,.....Read More...
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 22:33
With the parole period of A.G. Perarivalan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, coming to an end on October 24, his mother, T. Arputhammal has appealed to the Chief Minister to extend the parole (ordinary leave) for another 30 days. On October 17, Arputhammal has written to the Chief Minister seeking extension of the parole for another 30 days, citing the health condition.....Read More...
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 16:38
By K.T.Rajasingham
Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Perumuna have decided to fight it out in the Jaffna district, to whatever morsels left in the plates. In the wake of the visit of a frontline leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Perumuna (SLPP) Basil Basil Rajapaksa, to promote his new found party in the midst of the Tamils in the Jaffna district, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) under the leadership of.....Read More...
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:02
Dissatisfied with the response by President Maithripala Sirisena to the issue of political prisoners, students of all faculties of Jaffna University have decided to a boycott classes for five days. The Jaffna University Students Federation called a discussion yesterday morning regarding the President’s solutions on political prisoners. Following the discussion the students decided to boycott.....Read More...
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 08:19
Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a mosque in the capital Kabul as people were praying on Friday night and detonated an explosive, one of the worshippers there, Mahmood Shah Husaini, said. At least 39 people died in the blast at the Imam Zaman mosque in the city’s.....Read More...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 22:17
: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader claims to have access to documents that suggest the property where Taj Mahal was built was stolen by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan from kings of Jaipur. “There is evidence on record that Shah Jahan forced the Raja-Maharajas of Jaipur to sell the land on which Taj Mahal is standing, and he gave them a compensation of forty villages, which is nothing compared to the.....Read More...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 14:00
The governments of Sri Lanka and the United States launched the YouLead! initiative on October 19, a 1.8 billion rupee program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support youth employability, vocational skills development, and entrepreneurship. U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and Minister Chandima Weerakkody joined for the inauguration ceremony at the Ceylon.....Read More...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:18
Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Ms. Tehmina Janjua, who visited Sri Lanka for Foreign Secretary level Bilateral Political Consultations, called on the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. The meeting tookplace at Temple Trees on 18th October. The Prime Minister, while welcoming the visit of the Foreign Secretary, emphasized that Pakistan and Sri Lanka needed to expand bilateral trade and.....Read More...
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