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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2061

Urban TB hotspots Cannot Be On Blindspot, If We Are To end TB!

Our governments have committed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 but without concerted action, the promises will barely remain a mirage. For instance, unless social influencers of tuberculosis (TB) get due attention from all different sectors that have a role to play, we cannot end TB.

 Dr Netty Kamp, senior advisor in TB care and control
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USAID Works with Sri Lanka to Strengthen Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working closely with the Government of Sri Lanka on disaster preparedness and response, to help address and mitigate the loss of lives and property resulting from the increased frequency of flash floods and landslides.

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Yitachu says …. Indian Constitution is not applicable in the State

Dr. Shurhozelie led NPF has been going aggressively and strongly warning that they could think of having an alternative to the Constitution of India if the Custodian of the Constitution does not honor it in the State of Nagaland.

Yitachu  - Senior NPF MLA
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Pakistan President stresses for enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in diverse sectors

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Sri Lanka is the closest friend of Pakistan and stressed the need to further enhance trade relations between the two countries.

High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Maj  Gen  (R) Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on President Mamnoon Hussain
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Fighting to death to defeat death

"One morning when I woke up in the hospital, it was not just another day. It was a day of numbing silence. I could not hear anything. I switched on the TV, but there was no sound. In a confused state, I went to the nurse. I could see that her lips were moving but I was not able to hear what she was saying.

TB survivor Phumeza Tisile
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12,000 families in the North affected by bringing Coconut & Palmyrah palms under license system

Nearly 12,000 families involved in toddy tapping in the Northern Province will be affected by bringing coconut and palmyrah palms under license system for toddy tapping.

Toddy tapping in a palmyrah palm
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Australian Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka on 2nd Noovember

The Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull MP, will visit Sri Lanka on 2 November.

Australian Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka on 2nd Noovember
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Minister Samaraweera disclosed of three important trade agreements

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the government was negotiating three important trade agreements with India, China, and Singapore to gain further market access for exports.

Minister Samaraweera disclosed of three important trade agreements
Minister Samaraweera disclosed of three important trade agreements
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A 25-year journey with Lankan literature

Submissions for the Gratiaen Prize 2017will be open from 1st to 31st December, 2017.

A 25-year journey with Lankan literature
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Kalhari Wins Nine Export Awards in Ten Years

The Kalhari Group which has been engaged in the recycling and export of waste products with the dual objectives of environment conservation and foreign exchange earnings, has won nine export awards in the past ten years.

Kalhari Wins Nine Export Awards in Ten Years
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Weather forecast and warning for the next 24 hours by Disaster Management Centre

Due to the low atmospheric disturbances in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, cloudy showery weather expected in most of Sri Lanka reveals Disaster Management Centre.

Weather forecast and warning for the next 24 hours by Disaster Management Centre
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Landslide Early Warning in the Kegalle District

Disaster Management Center said the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has warned of the Lanslide early warning.

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Signs of Desperation!

Of late, there is a stepped up shrill cries of desperation emanating from the BJP. There is a competition in painting opponents in dark colours, questioning their patriotism, hurling cheap jibes. Whatever anyone speaks against the ruling party charges of ‘traitor’ follow thick and fast and everything said in criticism is denounced in strong and sometimes questionable language which is actually praised in the ruling party circles!

Amit Shah dismissed all allegations against his son without actually being able to answer some pointed issues raised in the story.
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