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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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Nepal leading tobacco control in South Asia: Will it spiral domino effect on other nations?

South Asian region has very high levels of tobacco use, and thus not surprisingly, rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other tobacco related illnesses rage high. Nepal is in spotlight in South Asian region by demonstrating high commitment to tobacco control and also acting on the ground! Recognizing Nepal's leadership, the country was awarded the prestigious 'Bloomberg Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control' at the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH 2015).

Dr Tara Singh Bam
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Cricket Ground issue dominates House, Yepthomi asked how Rs 8.29 crore got revised to Rs 74.83 crore

Leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) Tokheho Yepthomi has for the third time raked up the issue of the construction of Cricket Ground at Sovima, near Dimapur urging Chief Minister TR Zeliang to constitute an “Inquiry Committee” to thoroughly investigate into the unprecedented escalation of the cost. He said as to how the initial cost for the construction of the Cricket Ground at Somiva at Rs 8.29 crore was revised to Rs 74.83 crore.

 Tokheho Yepthomi  - Leader of  Nagaland Congress Legislature Party (CLP)
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India’s courtship of neighbors faces obstacles

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his five-day visit to three Indian Ocean island nations of Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka Sunday. Modi's visit came after Sri Lanka's new government announced the decision to suspend China's port project of $1.4 billion that broke ground in September. Therefore, many overseas media outlets reckoned that Modi travelled to these island countries mainly to counterbalance China's growing presence in the Indian Ocean.

India’s courtship of neighbors faces obstacles
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Letter From America: Are you surprised with Netanyahu’s statement?

The apartheid state of Israel had her Knesset election Tuesday where the Likud Party of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu captured 30 seats, more than any other party. It is very likely that Netanyahu will be invited by Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel, to form the new coalition government. On Wednesday, he was congratulated by Isaac Herzog, leader of the Zionist Union, whose coalition seemed a front-runner in the polls just a couple of days earlier.

Letter From America: Are you surprised with Netanyahu’s statement?
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Silvio Berlusconi: Italy’s comeback kid to revive political landscape

Ever since his acquittal two weeks ago by Italy’s top court of charges on paying for sex with a minor and then playing a key role in covering it up using its prime ministerial power, Silvio Berlusconi, 78, the former Italian prime minister, appears to have overcome the last hurdle in order to play a central role again in Italian politics.

Silvio Berlusconi: Italy’s comeback kid to revive political landscape
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