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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1797

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Tamil Nadu politics: AIADMK symbol two-leaves frozen by Election Commission!

The treacherous work by Sasikala and allies against the AIADMK, Jayalalithaa and O Paneerselvam has taken the party founded by MGR at a crossroads as the party is losing its meaning. The party is split and now the party symbol has been frozen. "Both groups shall also be allotted such different symbols as they may choose from list of free symbols for current bypoll in RK Nagar", the EC added.

Tamil Nadu politics: AIADMK symbol two-leaves frozen by Election Commission!
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Kingdom’s ‘look-east’ policy to pay rich dividend

It is reported that analysts have assured that the Sino-Saudi pacts recently concluded are ‘win-win’ for both friendly countries.

King Salman and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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With respect for the attention of all Tamil leaders Greed for power is ruining Tamils

The greed for power and high positions among a limited few Tamils have brought ruin to the country in general and to the Tamil people in particular. The sufferings and embarrassments the Tamil people are now subjected to, were not that much in the past, as it is today

With respect for the attention of all Tamil leaders Greed for power is ruining Tamils
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US: In New York, Children as Young as 14 Can Marry - End Child Marriage in New York State

New York State’s legislators and governor should back a proposed law to help end child marriage in New York, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to New York lawmakers. In the period from 2001 to 2010, 3,850 children under the age of 18 married in New York State.

Protest against child marriages in New York
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Southeast Asia: As governments fail on human rights, women stand up

As the world marks International Women’s Day, Amnesty International recognizes the work of six distinguished women human rights activists who have faced harassment, threats, imprisonment, and violence for standing up for human rights in the region.

Southeast Asia: As governments fail on human rights, women stand up
Southeast Asia: As governments fail on human rights, women stand up
Southeast Asia: As governments fail on human rights, women stand up
Southeast Asia: As governments fail on human rights, women stand up
Southeast Asia: As governments fail on human rights, women stand up
Southeast Asia: As governments fail on human rights, women stand up
Southeast Asia: As governments fail on human rights, women stand up
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Trinity v ACM Lafir in the 1950: Commemorating 100 years of Trinity v St Anthony’s cricket

Dr Lakshman Karaliadde a British Sri Lankan doctor gave the Dr BS Perera memorial oration on the invitation of the Anesthesiologists and Intensivits of SL in 2010. He wanted some of his Trinity College and Kandy friends to attend. He rang me from his home in Kandy to invite me for the oration and asked me to let him know who of my Trinitian friends I was in contact with, in order to invite them too.

Trinity v ACM Lafir in the 1950: Commemorating 100 years of Trinity v St Anthony’s cricket
Trinity v ACM Lafir in the 1950: Commemorating 100 years of Trinity v St Anthony’s cricket
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Time for the UN to show its Teeth

It is not surprising that the United Nations Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma called the creation of a Commission of Inquiry (COI), the UN’s highest-level probe, to investigate abuses in the country.

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Nagaland: T.R. Zeliang Should Exhibit Political Mmaturity, Avoid Tribal Card

Quite unexpectedly during his election campaign for their NPF candidates in Manipur’s Tamenglong District, former Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang, who just stepped down as Chief Minister a week back, said he was a victim of the majoritarian politics. He said he was dislodged as Chief Minister because he belonged to a minority tribe.

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang
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Sri Lankans get first taste of lifesaving new transportation service with DrinkDrive

An innovative new transportation service is working to save lives and encourage Sri Lankans to take the responsible route home. First launched on Christmas Eve, 2016, DrinkDrive is a unique platform that provides professional chauffeurs who drive clients safely home in the client’s own vehicle at a reasonable rate. The chauffeurs arrive in pairs and as one drives the client home, the other follows on motorbike.

Sri Lankans get first taste of lifesaving new transportation service with DrinkDrive
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Regional MPs call for UN investigation into Rakhine State abuses

Southeast Asian parliamentarians have lent their support to a public call for the UN Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate allegations of serious human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) was one of 13 signatories to a letter sent to permanent representatives of the Council’s member and observer states on Friday, urging them to support such a move.

APHR Chairperson Charles Santiago
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