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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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'If I Could Do It, Anyone Can!'

According to a joint UN report entitled “HIV prevention, treatment and care in prisons and other closed settings: a comprehensive package of interventions,” at least 30 million men, women and children globally go through prison systems each year, and the prevalence of HIV, STIs, hepatitis B and C and TB is two to twenty times –even up to fifty times – higher in prison population than in general population. The proportion of people who use and inject drugs in prisons can reach half the incarcerated population, especially among women in closed settings. Access to health services is largely absent.

'If I Could Do It, Anyone Can!'
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Chevening Scholarship Applications Open

Applications for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship programme for 2015/2016 from yesterday.

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NDA Appeasement Of The Akalis Is Wrong

The Hooda government has set up a separate Haryana Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee for the state in an obvious bid to shore up the Congress party’s electoral fortunes and to create a wedge between the Akali led government in Punjab and the BJP-led government at the centre. New Delhi has put pressure on the Haryana government to revoke the bill that has placed the Sikh shrines and Gurudwaras in Haryana outside the ambit of the Amritsar-based Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee. The Haryana governor Jagannath Pahadia gave his assent to the bill just days before he demitted office frustrating the BJP-Akali Dal plans to force a roll back.

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