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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2253

Letter From America: Dark Forces Winning the Game!

With the latest presidential election results in the USA, 2016 is proving to be a bonanza year for the right-wing extremists everywhere, or so it seems these days. The next year, 2017, may even look better for them.

 Letter From America: Dark Forces Winning the Game!
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Lalin’s Column: Hands Up, Don’t shoot

Another tragedy at a Police check point. The last one was at Pasyala (2014) .This time it was at Kokuvil on 21 October 2016 in the second year of the Yahapalanya government. It has a IGP leading it in its 150th year, 20 DIGs, a Police Commission, a Law and Order minister no less and 70,000 officers to keep the public peace. So what happened to what is probably the oldest police force in South Asia?

 Lalin’s Column: Hands Up, Don’t shoot
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Smartphone Market Share: for how long can the big to hold on to the dominance?

Samsung and Apple, the pioneers of the smartphone industry, are losing the dominance of the market share, according to the data from the Gartner, which has been monitoring the trend. During the third quarter of this year, the fall has been significant and given the fiasco involving Samsung and the lack of innovation from Apple, the trend appears to be heading towards the point-of-no-return, according to the seasoned analysts.

Smartphone Market Share: for how long can the big to hold on to the dominance?
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Game-Based Innovation for Provincial and District Planning

A two-day training on Results Based Management for Planning organized by the Department of National Planning of the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs with the support of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka, was held for Sub-National Planning officials in three locations around the country from 5 to 12 November 2016.

In Badulla
In Hambantota
In Anuradhapura
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Thai Queen admitted at the hospital

The Royal Household of Thailand has announced that Queen Sirikit has been admitted to hospital to be treated for an inflammation in the lungs, a month after her husband, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died.

Thai Queen admitted at the hospital
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By poll: Polling begins in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry!

Tamil Nadu and neighboring Puducherry are conducting by polls to fill the vacancies in state assemblies caused by death of resignation of sitting MLAs .

By poll: Polling begins in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry!
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Muslim Council Deplore the Statement Made by Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) is seriously concerned about the statement made in Parliament by Hon. Wijedasa Rajapaksa MP, Minister of Justice, regarding the Muslim community, stated N.M.Ameen, President of the Sri Lanka Muslim Council.

Wijedasa Rajapaksa MP -  Minister of Justice
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Air pollution is a leading factor in child mortality, the UNICEF

"Air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under five every year, and it threatens the lives and futures of millions more every day," said Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF.

Air pollution is a leading factor in child mortality, the UNICEF
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Will Trump accelerate the race to disaster?

Noam Chomsky, the renowned American scientist and philosopher, has warned that the Republican Party is now the most dangerous organization in world history because of the denial of climate change by President elect Donald Trump and other leading figures.

Will Trump accelerate the race to disaster?
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Hub Blast: Attempt of Eclipsing CPEC Success

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, General Raheel Shrif along with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has inaugurated the grand opening ceremony of the strategically vital Gwadar port on November 13, 2016.

Hub Blast: Attempt of Eclipsing CPEC Success
Hub Blast: Attempt of Eclipsing CPEC Success
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President speaks about self-confidence and of his strength to win over challenges

“There are barriers, not only around corrupters but also around all our goals for a better country. But I have the self-confidence and courage to win all of them,” says President Maithripala Sirisena.

President speaks about  self-confidence and of his  strength to win over challenges
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Religious Minority needs security and equal rights in Bangladesh

As many as a dozen Hindu temples and over 20 Hindu households at Nasirnagar area of Brahmanbaria were attacked and vandalised earlier this month after an offensive Facebook posting on Islam, allegedly by a Hindu, went viral

 Religious Minority needs security and equal rights in Bangladesh
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