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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1732

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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President castigates use of Freedom & democratic rights for narrow political gains

President Maithripala Sirisena says the use of given freedom and democracy, to achieve narrow political gains or to spread racism and religious differences, is an obstacle to the future development of the country.

President castigates use of Freedom & democratic rights for narrow political gains
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Jallikattu: SC rejects Tamil Nadu's plea for review!

Tamil Nadu won’t be able to “play” Jallikattu. By way of ending the speculative exercises in media about the fate of Jallikattu, the Supreme Court of India on November 16 dismissed the plea of the Tamil Nadu government seeking review of the 2014 judgment banning use of bulls for the painfully famous Jallikattu events in the state and bullock-cart races across the country.

Jallikattu: SC rejects Tamil Nadu's plea for review!
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Gratiaen Prize 2016 And H.A.I. Goonetileke Prize for Translation 2016 Open for Submissions

Submissions for the Gratiaen Prize 2016 and the H.A.I. Goonetileke Prize for Translation 2016 will open from 1st to 31st December, 2016. Both prizes cover a wide range of genres including fiction, poetry, creative prose and literary memoir. More details on prize submission and regulations can be found on www.gratiaen.com

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The veteran journalist honored

Khaled Al Maeena, the veteran Saudi journalist and former editor-in–chief of the Saudi Gazette newspaper and twice editor-in-chief of the leading newspaper of Mideast, Arab News, was honored with a gala event at the newspaper’s main office in Jeddah.

Khaled Al Maeena with Nelson Mandela
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Tamil Nadu MP prays for welfare of Amma in NY

Tamils living in the tristate area offered special prayers to Lord Saneeswarar for the welfare of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Party supermom J Jayalalithaa - also referred as Amma - who has been hospitalized in the state capital of Chennai for over two months. AIADMK Member of Parliament from Coimbatore A.P. Nagarajan, who had come to the UN as part of the Indian delegation, joined the prayers held at Lord Saneeswarar temple in Queens.

Tamil Nadu MP prays for welfare of Amma in NY
Tamil Nadu MP prays for welfare of Amma in NY
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Eva Wansundera Acting Chief Justice

Supreme Court Judge Eva Wanasundera was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice yesterday (14) evening, at the President's House, in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Eva Wansundera Acting Chief Justice
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First Gwadar trade pilot shipment, a watershed event in CPEC history: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had become a reality with starting off the first shipment of trade cargo from the Gwadar Port to international destinations.

First Gwadar trade pilot shipment, a watershed event in CPEC history: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
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Foreign diplomats presenting credentials

New four Ambassadors and two High Commissioners to Sri Lanka handed over the credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, (Nov. 14) at the President’s House.

High Commissioner Designate of South Africa Ms. Robina P. Marks  Presenting Credentials
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“You Tamil Dog, I Will Kill You” Buddhist Monk Tells A Tamil Grama Sevaka In Batticaloa

Using absolute filth in Sinhala, Ampitiye Sumana, a monk from the Batticaloa Mangalarama said, “You are a bloody tiger. My blood boils when I see you. You are a bloody dog. You are a Tamil Grama Sevaka.

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