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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1771

‘Bullets’ For Train Passengers

Just a few days after Narendra Modi had a ride in a bullet train in Japan nearly 150 passengers died following the derailment of the Patna-Indore express train near Kanpur on November 20. For the deceased it was worse than dying from a bullet shot which often comes with a warning. Train accidents, of course, come without waning like all accidents. But what makes train accidents in India more tragic is that nothing much has really been done, except talks, to reduce the train fatalities.

At least 119 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an Indian express train derailed in northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Does Parliament Represent People’s Voice?

With session after session being wiped out in the last several years, especially in the chilly months of the winters, Parliament no longer seems to echo the voice of the people. That is what the Prime Minister seems to believe as he informs us that he prefers to rely on ‘Jan Sabha’ to convey his message because he is not ‘allowed’ to speak in Lok Sabha. It is ironic that the country’s most loquacious politician who has the ears of the people says that he is not ‘allowed’ to speak. If anything Narendra Modi can be accused of ‘over speaking’.

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George Michael; a highly talented artist

I have been following George Michael from his ‘Wham!’ days when he was very young.

George Michael; a highly talented artist
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Democracy Without Parliament

India’s position as the world’s largest democracy remains unchallenged only on demographic ground. The only nation to have more people than India is China and that country is anything but a democracy. Its Communist rulers will not allow even a whiff of democracy in the land of the Great Wall. But take away the population-based boast about the form of rule and India shows up as anything but a model democracy.

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Singer George Michael dies at 53

British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham, and then forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, died at his home in England on Sunday. He was 53.

 British singer George Michael poses for photographers before a news conference at the Royal Opera House in central London May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo
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The Donor Corneas from Sri Lanka : Six Patients from Shandong Province See Light Again

The “Candles” cornea donation cooperation mechanism ceremony and the press conference which sponsored by Shandong Province People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and undertake by the eye hospital affiliated to Shandong University of Chinese Medicine was held in Jinan City on 23rd December.

Professor Bi Hongshen with the media at the interview
The Donor Corneas from Sri Lanka : Six Patients from Shandong Province See Light Again
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World tallest artificial Christmas Tree

Sri Lanka on this Saturday has surpassed the world record for the tallest artificial Christmas tree and by unveiling a towering Christmas tree, claiming to have established a new world record for the tallest artificial Christmas tree.

World  tallest artificial Christmas  Tree
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Declaration of National Integration and Reconciliation Week from 8th to 14th January 2017

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation is mandated with the responsibility of promoting peace, unity and harmony among the communities in the country which is fundamental for sustainable development.

Declaration of National Integration and Reconciliation Week from 8th  to 14th January 2017
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Sri Lanka Food Festival in China

Chinese outbound tourism is showing a rapid growth. The outbound departures reached over 120 million persons in 2016.

Sri Lanka Food Festival in China
Sri Lanka Food Festival in China
Sri Lanka Food Festival in China
Sri Lanka Food Festival in China
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Jesus Christ a great messenger of reconciliation and social righteousness to the world - President

Jesus Christ was a great messenger of reconciliation and social righteousness to the world, President Maithripala Sirisena stated. In his Christmas Message, he described Jesus as an eternal savior to people around the world.

Jesus Christ a great messenger of reconciliation and social righteousness to the world -  President
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Christmas in Europe: collective excitement amidst evolving political and social realities

On the eve of Christmas, with the food stalls throughout Europe standing empty and the never-ending queues for last-minute shopping – and bargain hunting – in full swing, our seasonal tendency for indulging in collective fun once again stands out, while dwarfing more traditional aspects of the great event, that includes taking part in a mass at church.

Christmas in Europe: collective excitement amidst evolving political and social realities
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Raviraj Murder: Court acquitted five accused - Sumanthiran faults all-Sinhala jury

The High Court of Colombo, on Friday night, acquitted five men, including three navy intelligence officers, charged with assassinating the TNA Jaffna district MP Nadaraja Raviraj - an opposition Tamil legislator, after they were found not guilty. Immediately the TNA raised concerns about judicial integrity.

Raviraj Murder:  Court acquitted five accused - Sumanthiran faults all-Sinhala jury
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U.N. gets reports daily of killings and rapes in Myanmar

The United Nations is getting daily reports of rapes and killings of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, although the government was insultingly dismissing the claims and making the situation worse, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday.

Human rights activists protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
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New St. Anthony’s Church in Kachchativu

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne will vest the newly constructed St. Anthony’s Church on the Kachchativue island in the general public today (23) at a ceremony graced by Northern Province, governor Reginald Cooray and a large number of distinguished guests.

New St. Anthony’s Church in Kachchativu
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