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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1586

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Modi Comes Out Of Silent Mode?
At his first US ‘town hall’ type address on July 6, Narendra Modi was at his theatrical best. Using his trademark 1940-50 era filmy style of delivering dialogues in stentorian voice. With much flailing of hands he told a selected audience at a stadium in Delhi how ‘angry’ he gets when he finds ‘anti...
26.08.2016 - 03:25 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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India: Supreme Court slams TN CM Jayalalithaa on numerous defamation cases against opponents!
Indian Supreme Court on August 24 asked the Tamil Nadu government to chin up and face criticism of its policies. The apex court observed No other State in the country seemed to have filed so many criminal defamation cases, that too using the state machinery and the public prosecutor’s office, in the...
26.08.2016 - 03:03 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Curtains down for Rio Olympics 2016 and India!
The 31st Olympics Games held in Rio of Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016 ended after 16 days of healthy competition, featuring 11,303 athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team. The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a...
25.08.2016 - 10:11 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Businessman vows to pay fines for women defying burkini ban in France
A French-Algerian businessman has challenged a ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimwear, known as burkini, saying he would pay the penalty for any woman who was charged for defying the law. Rachid Nekkaz, said he has decided to pay the fines of any women breaking the partial law, which came into for...
24.08.2016 - 08:05
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Pakistan reaches out to rehabilitate Agrarian community in Eastern Sri Lanka
In order to promote and rehabilitate agrarian community of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka yesterday handed over a made in Pakistan Tractor worth of US $ 10,010.00 to the Palayadivadai Farmers Association, Pottuvil in an impress...
24.08.2016 - 07:47
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High Impact Resettlement Projects for North and East
he Government has allocated Rs.14 billion for high impact resettlement projects in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to socially upgrade and integrate the war affected families into the mainstream of development. These projects are currently being implemented on an accelerated manner by the Minist...
24.08.2016 - 06:55
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TERI-Media Colloquium on Environment Sustainability
The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) will be hosting the 2016 edition of its flagship programme, World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), formerly known as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), in New Delhi on 5-8 October 2016. According to a press release from the Indian High Comm...
24.08.2016 - 06:45
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Vijay Goel Represents Boorish Indian VIPs
The sports and youth affairs minister, Vijay Goel, rightly drew criticism for his boorish behavior at the Rio Olympics by invading restricted sporting arenas, as pointed to him by an Olympic official in a letter, with his battery of bureaucratic flunkies. As was to be expected, he feigned ignorance...
24.08.2016 - 06:34 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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Namal & Two Others Released On Bail
Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa arrested and remanded for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs. 45 million in two companies owned by Rajapaksa, and Sudarshana Ganegoda and Vindya Senani Samarasekera suspected of money laundering in two separate cases, were released u...
23.08.2016 - 06:58
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Timeframe Syndrome
So many politicians used to make promises at the time of elections that they would solve the Naga political issue if they were voted to power. We have seen how the Central leaders in the past even set timeframe to settle the Naga political issue during their tenures. Even Prime Minister Dr Manmohan...
23.08.2016 - 06:21 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Menace of Drugs: Rodrigo Duterte’s Way of Dealing with It
Judging by the gruesome specter of bodies with gunshot wounds in cities across the country, Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected president of the Philippines, didn’t appear to have minced his words when he authorized - and even appealed to - the police and anyone with a penchant for killing to take on...
22.08.2016 - 08:52 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Bangladesh: Fire breaks out in mall fourth time, many trapped!
A fire broke out at a shopping mall in the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday the 21 st August, with authorities evacuating shoppers and staff but 12 people remained trapped inside the complex. The fire originated from a leather shop on the sixth floor of the eight-storey building in Bashundhara City aro...
22.08.2016 - 04:49 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Tourists can now buy AK-47 at Moscow airport
Foreign tourists at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport can now buy a model Kalashnikov assault rifle before they catch their flight. A Kalashnikov boutique has opened at Sheremetyevo to promote the world-famous Russian gunmaker's brand. The shop's souvenirs include camouflage gear and "I lo...
21.08.2016 - 11:22
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What went wrong in Bangladesh?
I returned from my overseas trip a few days ago. It was a long vacation for me when I spent nearly ten weeks in Bangladesh. On my way to Chittagong, my laptop computer became dysfunctional after it had fallen from my hand in Dubai airport. With very little to do without my computer, I spent most of...
21.08.2016 - 07:39 By Habib Siddiqui
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AR Rahman always an embodiment of peace, humbleness and charity", - Dr Prakash M Swamy
New York based America Tamil Sangam presented its highest honor -Tamil Ratna Award - on maestro AR Rahman at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on Monday. Rahman gave a sparkling musical performance in aid of Sankara Nethralaya to commemorate the birth centenary of Dr M S Subbulakshmi . Presen...
21.08.2016 - 04:24
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Michael R. Bloomberg - WHO’s Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Disease
The World Health Organization has appointed Michael R. Bloomberg as the WHO Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Disease (NCDs). He is the most qualified and committed person to lead the global fight against non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabete...
21.08.2016 - 04:14 By Manjari Peiris
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Family reunion is a celebrated event world over
Family reunions are very important occasions among families all over the world. When children join their parents and grandparents during their college vacations, the occasions are extravagantly celebrated in popular facilities. When the occasion is coupled with a birthday of one of the same family m...
20.08.2016 - 07:59 By SHM
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Anandasangaree pledges to expose the serious misuse of the term TNA by a Political party ignoring the others in the alliance
Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front, Mr. V. V.Anandasangaree has pledged that very soon he will come out with facts that are up to now not taken seriously, more by the Tamil community. He says, "When the truth comes to light no one can save us. The media persons should take up...
20.08.2016 - 07:48
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Frontline voices: To be a transgender living with HIV in India
Armed with a management degree in marketing, Amruta Soni is currently working in Patna as the state programme manager at National Coalition of PLHIV in India (NCPI) for the Vihaan project in Bihar. Today she confidently handles 15 partner NGOs, providing them with technical support on how to impleme...
20.08.2016 - 07:19 By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Those Days At BangabhavanIn August 1975: Reminiscence (Part II)
The press on August 16 was totally silent about the tragic fate of President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his funeral and whereabouts. Later it was learnt that,"A major and a lieutenant with some soldiers descended on Tungipara in a helicopter on the morning of 16 August, the day after the ki...
15.08.2016 - 05:18 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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