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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Must Protect Nations’ Right to Enact Measures to Reduce Tobacco Use

The negotiations of Trans-Pacific Partnerships (TPP) are in the final stages this week in Maui – the tobacco industry and its political allies have stepped up their fight against any safeguard for tobacco control measures by claiming it would harm tobacco farmers.

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Nobody knows what Prime Minister Modi’s exact “80%” formula to Nagas is!

When 19-Member Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) of Nagaland met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi, he told them, “You expect 100. (But) If I give you 80%, doesn’t mean I will not give 20%.”

Nobody knows what Prime Minister Modi’s exact “80%” formula to Nagas is!
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Gossiping

With the parliamentary election in Sri Lanka in full swing, conventional news websites have been forced to compete with an inevitable offshoot of what Al Gore once called, Information Superhighway, in mid- nineties, which eventually became the internet as we know of it today – propagating gossip.

Gossiping
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Cry (Again!) My Beloved Country

I watched Sri Lanka pull itself out of hopeless depths of desperation, largely through its own efforts in May 2009. To my amazement, I observed the country dust itself and very quickly surge ahead economically, even leaving behind other developing countries.

Cry (Again!) My Beloved Country
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Fraud and corruption of MR era led to economic downturn and decline in revenue - Minister Ravi Karunanayake

In pursuance of the good governance concept introduced by the new government by alleviating the corruption and fraud that prevailed during the last ten years of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government, the total government revenue during the first quarter of the year 2015 has increased by 16.4 percent to Rs 285.6 billion.

Fraud and corruption of  MR era led to economic downturn and decline in  revenue  - Minister  Ravi Karunanayake
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