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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1688

Donald Trump: the unstoppable march of a RINO

If Donald Trump, the Republican nomination hopeful of the GOP – Grand Old Party – can maintain the momentum that he has been steadily building up in the past few months, on Super Tuesday, when more states vote and more delegates are at stake than any other day in the campaign of the US presidential primaries, his bumpy ride towards the pinnacle of the Republican political career seems to be unstoppable by any mechanism of conventional political wisdom.

Donald Trump: the unstoppable march of a RINO
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Zeid el Hussein-Israel’s ‘Ray of Light’

Zeid el Hussein is no ordinary man even if he looks a bit like Indian born English cricket captain Nasser, but distinguished by a beard. He was the first Muslim to head UNHRC (2014). This was no little wonder to the whole world. This was no little wonder to the whole world. Saudi Arabia, the world’s most repressive (41 ‘dissidents’ executed in one day) and inhuman state from where the majority of Al Qaida and ISIL terrorists originate, has become a member too.

  Zeid el Hussein-Israel’s ‘Ray of Light’
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Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing to March 10

The Supreme Court of India on February 25 adjourned hearing on the J Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case to March 10th, providing some breathing space for the Tamil Nadu chief minister who may still hope for another “miracle” to stay in power.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing to March 10
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Tougher smoking laws passed in Queensland

Queensland has passed some of the toughest smoking laws in the country. Thus from September 1, smoking will be banned near childcare facilities, bus stops and taxi ranks, public pools, children’s sporting venues, skate parks and outdoor malls.

Queensland has passed Australia's toughest anti-smoking laws. Photo: Tamara Voninski
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Christina Fonfé presented with British Empire Medal

Christina Fonfé was presented with the British Empire Medal in recognition of her work with the Sri Lanka Women’s Swimming Project (WSP) by the British High Commissioner, HE James Dauris on 25 February 2016.

Christina Fonfé presented with British Empire Medal
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Grumbling Allies Should Worry BJP

The talk of the coalition era coming to an end at the Centre is an illusion created by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party after it won an impressive majority in the last Lok Sabha poll. It was an image building exercise when the BJP agreed to continue the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) though it did not need support of any other party when it formed the government under the leadership of Narendra Modi in May 2014.

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The Article 5.3 of the FCTC of the WHO is strengthened

The European Ombudsman strengthens its policy on Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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Young Students key to make Sri Lanka knowledge hub of South Asia: Mrs. Shakeel

The spouse of Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Mrs. Syeda Asghari Shakeel, said that the foundation of any successful society is based on sound education as it brings economic and social prosperity, which consequently enables them to run a modern society.

	Mrs. Shakeel addressing the gathering
Mrs. Shakeel with students
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Former President publicly asked Sirisena to take over the party and appoint officials - Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that he always accepts orders from the present leadership since the former President handed over party leadership to President Maithripala Sirisena.

Minister Nimal Sripala De Silva categorically stated, “I only accept orders from party leadership.”
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Anandasangaree wants the release of the Tamil political prisoners under the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord

Secretary General-TULF has urged the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena to release the Tamil political prisoners under the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord.

Anandasangaree wants the release of  the Tamil  political prisoners under the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord
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Relevance Of Radio In Today’s World

Go anywhere in urban India we come across the question: Is Radio relevant in the present age of communication explosion and social media. But ask the sane question in rural areas, people tell you how radio continues to be useful in their daily life – informing, educating, entertaining and helping to build their capacities. Radio programmes reach people on site. What all you need is a small transistor set.

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Three accused alleged of hiring Sri Lanka sniper - freed by Maldives

Three people arrested over a plot to assassinate the President of Maldives, involving a sniper brought into Maldives from Sri Lanka have been released, police announced Sunday.

Alleged Sri Lankan Sniper - File Photo
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Sweden plans to house nearly 1,800 migrants on a luxury cruise ship

Sweden plans to house nearly 1,800 migrants on a luxury cruise ship, as it struggles to cope with its share of the huge migrant influx into Europe, officials said on Thursday.

The 1,790-passenger Ocean Gala, formerly known as 'MS Island Escape.' PHOTO COURTESY: The Telegraph
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