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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Burma: Chin State Government Orders Removal Of Cross, Elder Prosecuted

An ethnic Chin elder is due to appear in court today on trumped-up charges which Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) believes are connected with his involvement in the planting of a cross on a hill in Hakha town, Chin State, in April last year. The Chin State government has ordered the 54 foot-high cross, which it argues has been erected illegally to be removed on 30 January.

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It is not wise to wait to get things out of our hand?

It is very unfortunate that even after 3 weeks of political crisis that erupted from the major ruling party, Naga People’s Front (NPF), there is no let-up in the crisis. The leadership issue within the NPF has badly affected almost all the institutions in the state and the worse sufferers are the common men.

It is not wise to wait to get things out of our hand?
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2015 a ‘Once in a Generation Opportunity’ for Sustainable Development

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that while there is tremendous volatility and turmoil around the world, this year presented a unique opportunity to eradicate poverty and agree on a path for sustainable development.

Helen Clark
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Shirani Bandaranayake Resumed Office as Chief Justice: Appointing Mohan Peiris instead was null and void in law

Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake returned to Supreme Court yesterday afternoon, after President Maithripala Sirisena restored her to office and requested her to resume duties as the country’s lawful Chief Justice.

Shirani Bandaranayake  Resumed Office as Chief Justice:  Appointing Mohan Peiris instead was null and void in law
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Tobacco smoking ruining lives: Lung cancer rates alarming

Many engage in smoking just for the fun of it and unfortunately get caught in the nicotine addiction trap such that they cannot do without a certain number of puffs per day. Smoking has had a great adverse impact on many communities and has been directly responsible for the plight of those who are slowly wasting away from the ravages of lung cancer. In 2012 (the most recent year for which data are available) lung cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer with 1.8 million cases worldwide, accounting for 13% of all cancer cases. It is also the most common cause of cancer death, and killed 1.6 million people in 2012 (19.4% of total cancer deaths).

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