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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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Evidence shows we can prevent obesity in children: E Waters, Anne Anderson Awardee 2014

Researchers have demonstrated that childhood obesity prevention programmes have a positive health impact on body mass index (BMI - a measure of body fat based upon height and weight). So policies and practices should take this evidence into consideration to nip alarming rates of childhood obesity.

Professor Elizabeth Waters
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U.S. Sailors Visit Orphanage, Clean-up Beach In ViliMale

Officers and crew from the USS Rodney M. Davis, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate with the U.S. 7th Fleet, visited ViliMale on the North Male Atoll yesterday and assisted with painting and repairs at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage.

Sailor Painting: Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Daniel Bannish from Boston paints walls at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage in ViliMale with fellow sailors assigned to the USS Rodney M. Davis.
Sailors Painting: Command Senior Chief Raymond Alvarez from Washington state paints walls at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage in ViliMale with fellow sailors assigned to the USS Rodney M. Davis.
Fire Safety: Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Robert Scullion from New York performs electrical troubleshooting at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage in ViliMale with fellow sailors assigned to the USS Rodney M. Davis.
Island Cleanup: Ship's Serviceman 1st Class Daniel Cournede from Hawaii conducts a trash cleanup alongside members of Save the Beach Maldives.
Save the Beach: Sailors from the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis conduct a trash cleanup alongside members of Save the Beach Maldives.
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Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- V

It may be recalled In the last sixty two years since 1950 , more than ten million of the country's religious minorities have fled to India in the face of sustained persecution and periodic riots . At the time of country's partition, the Hindu population in East Pakistan was 11.4 million or 29.17 percent of the total population. It has decreased alarmingly over the last few years and stood at 15.6 million in 2001. In other words it has come down to 12 per cent of Bangladesh's total population of 130 million.

Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- V
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Allow developing nations to set their own policy priorities - Dr. Kohona

Sri Lanka's ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona addressing the General Assembly's debate on “Delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agenda” this week stressed that "As we develop the (post- 2015 Development) agenda, countries must be allowed their policy space to set their own domestic priorities. Instead of demanding that countries re-prioritize domestic spending, there should be a focus on strengthening partnerships between developed and developing countries, backed by a sincere commitment to realize the goals as agreed".

Dr. Palitha Kohona
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World Day To Mark Death Penalty

On Friday, 10 October, 2014 The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka H E John Rankin issued a statement to mark The World Day Against the Death Penalty.

Stop: Death Penalty
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Land to Landless in the North: President to Distribute Land Deeds

Under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, , more than 19,200 lands deeds are to be issued among the people in the area at a ceremony on Sunday, October 12.

Geetanjali
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India and Sri Lanka hold Second Defence Dialogue

The second Annual Defence Dialogue (ADD) between the Defence Secretaries of India and Sri Lanka was held in Colombo on 09 October 2014.

India and Sri Lanka hold Second Defence Dialogue
India and Sri Lanka hold Second Defence Dialogue
India and Sri Lanka hold Second Defence Dialogue
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