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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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Patton inspected Secretariat toilets, said to privatize for the upkeep

Nagaland Home Minister Y Patton said he was contemplating to privatize cleaning and upkeep of the toilets of the Civil Secretariat Office and it’s Complex at Kohima.

Home Minister Y Patton inspecting conditions of the  Secretariat toilets
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Sri Lankan President commends Vietnam’s rapid agricultural growth

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said Vietnam’s rapid agricultural and industrial growth is a good example for other developing countries such as Sri Lanka to emulate. He said that Sri Lanka would like to follow the successful Vietnamese methods of utilization of modern technology to enhance agricultural growth.

Ambassador for Vietnam in Sri lanka, Madam Phan Kieu Thu paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today. ( Pix By: Nishanka de Silva )
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President Srisena To Visit Indonesia in April

President Maithripala Sirisena has confirmed his participation at the 60th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference (AAC) and 10th Anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) in Jakarta, Bandung (West Java), on April 22-24.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena
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Defense Attorney Namal Rajapaksa representing Lanka’s global brand credibility next

The new team-lead of Sri Lanka’s foremost global accreditation agency guarding its exports in international markets is a Defense Attorney cum former Presidential candidate-and he wants a stronger global trade role for his institution, as revealed on 18 March. “SLAB is playing an important role in safeguarding Sri Lankan exports in overseas markets by its third party accreditations. " class="caption" align="right" />

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (right) appoints Attorney at Law Namal Rajapaksa as the new Chairman of Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment (SLABCA) under Minister Bathiudeen on 18 March.
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Ruptures in US-Israeli relations: Arab nations should push for Palestine state through legal means

Unfortunately, like Israeli policy, US-Israeli relations also target Palestinians and other Arabs. Hence their relationship is not genuinely legal.

Netanyahu – Obama on a damage control exercise? (File Photo)
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Progress made but work remains on firewalling health policy from tobacco industry

Considerable progress has been made in different countries globally in protecting public health policy from tobacco industry interference, but certainly lot more work needs to be done. 2012 World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) Declaration called on all governments to establish a national coordinating mechanism of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) which is fully fire-walled from the tobacco industry. In 2012 we had envisioned that at least 50 governments should adopt comprehensive measures to prevent tobacco industry interference in public health policies in line with FCTC Article 5.3 guidelines.

Progress made but work remains on firewalling health policy from tobacco industry
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Nagaland heading for Opposition-less government; not healthy in democratic government

When press people asked Chief Minister TR Zeliang as to when he would fill the vacant Cabinet posts in his Council of Ministers. “Any time after the Assembly,” he told the good-tempered journalists who still wanted to know about the Congress’ joining his Ministry. The suave Chief Minister gave his final nod approving the Congress’ joining the DAN government. “It will now be a party-less government in Nagaland,” he said.

Nagaland heading for Opposition-less government; not healthy in democratic government
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UK Introduces New Health Surcharge

From 6 April, nationals from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), coming to live in the UK for longer than six months will be required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ in order to gain access to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

 UK Introduces New Health Surcharge
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Two former Petroleum Ministers to be investigated

Action mooted to investigate two Petroleum Ministers of the previous UPFA Government regarding alleged of irregularities in issuing dealership licenses, oil deals and of number of other issues.

Anura Piryadharshan Yapppa - Former Petroleum Minister and  presently the SLFP Secretary
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