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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2192

No Incentive To Pakistan…

A prominent front page news from Pakistan on October 6, seems to suggest that Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has asked the military to stop sheltering terrorists. “Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military,” the report said implying that this move by Sharif would be a step in easing tension with India. Reports have also said that Sharif wants the Army to stop supporting terrorists because it has led to Pakistan’s isolation. The Sharif office has since denied the report and ordered an inquiry into how the sedate Dawn broke the ‘news’ in the first place.

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Colombo Process will seek to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries in Asia - Minister Thalatha Atukorale

The Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Atukorale, who is also the Chair in Office of the Colombo Process (CP), the regional consultative forum of contractual labour originating countries in Asia has said, Sri Lanka is providing leadership for the CP to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries fostering strong partnership for the Asian region.

 Colombo Process will seek to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries in Asia - Minister Thalatha Atukorale
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UN General Assembly appointed António Guterres next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

The General Assembly appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December.

Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres, addresses the General Assembly on the occasion of his appointment as the nextUN Photo/Amanda Voisard
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Ravi Karunananayake disassociate himself with alleged Face Book & Twitter accounts

Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance in a statement disassociated himself with the alleged fake Facebook account accompanied by an interconnected Twitter account is being carried out under his names of Ravi Karunanayake Lanka Intelligence and implying them as the official Facebook and the Official Twitter Account of Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance, Sri Lanka.

Ravi Karunananayake disassociate himself with alleged Face Book & Twitter accounts
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No Incentive To Pakistan…

A prominent front page news from Pakistan on October 6, seems to suggest that Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has asked the military to stop sheltering terrorists. “Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military,” the report said implying that this move by Sharif would be a step in easing tension with India. Reports have also said that Sharif wants the Army to stop supporting terrorists because it has led to Pakistan’s isolation. The Sharif office has since denied the report and ordered an inquiry into how the sedate Dawn broke the ‘news’ in the first place.

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Country In Mourning: Succession to throne can wait : PM

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn maintained yesterday that he was ready to step up as heir apparent to the throne, but would prefer to “wait for a proper time” as the country was still mourning the passing of the King.

King bestows the title of Crown Prince on then-Prince Vajiralongkorn in a ceremony at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in December 1972.
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Indian Education Fair “Study in India”

The High Commission of India, Colombo announced that Educational Consultants India Limited (EdCIL) will hold a 2-day Educational Fair “Study in India” at BMICH (Restaurant Hall) on Oct 15-16, 2016.

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Pakistani students in Sri Lanka on Student Exchange Programme

A 10-member student delegation from Modernage Public School & College Abbotabad, Pakistan led by Mr. Abdul Wahid Mir, Principal of the school met with High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain at the High Commission of Pakistan.

Group Photo - Pakistani Student Delegation with High Commissioner of Pakistan   Syed Shakeel Hussain
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President Srisena castigates investigative agencies for pursuing a political agenda

President Maithripala Sirisena fires broadside at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) as well as the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) for pursuing, a political agenda.

President Srisena castigates  investigative agencies for pursuing  a political agenda
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Ill Chief Ministers - Sick Administration

The Tamil Nadu chief minister, J. Jayalalithaa, has been in hospital since September 22. Initially there was little or no official word about her condition, leading to all sorts of rumors. Then the High Court dismissed a PIL about her condition. But it did lead to the admission by the Chennai hospital where she was admitted that she was on ‘respiratory support’, not on ‘ventilation’ as the rumor mills had declared. It has since become clear that she will not be discharged for many days from hospital.

 Ill Chief Ministers - Sick Administration
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Point-of-care HIV testing: Important 'cog in the wheel' towards ending AIDS by 2030

HIV-related point-of-care testing can potentially play a major role in accelerating the pace of progress towards achieving the '90-90-90' targets of the UNAIDS (joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS). Increasing access to quality and accurate diagnostics which function in low-resource settings is undoubtedly a critically important step in HIV care.

Point-of-care HIV testing: Important 'cog in the wheel' towards ending AIDS by 2030
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Bitterness After ‘Surgery’

There may be quibbling over the term used for the attack conducted by a special group of the Indian Army on terrorist launch pads inside PoK on September 29 but the success of that daring act cannot be doubted. Pakistan has admitted that two of its soldiers were killed in firing from across the border even as it launched a massive propaganda drive to debunk the Indian assertion that it was a ‘surgical strike’ inside a territory Pakistan controls.

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