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A splendid idea! – Tears You Apart

The outdoor campaign titled – Tears You Apart was launched in New Delhi on Tuesday by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India with technical support from global health experts Vital Strategies to raise awareness of the harms of smokeless tobacco.

A splendid idea!  – Tears You Apart
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Mahinda critical of the proposed tax increase of the government

“The yahapalana government is now trying to find the money for their political survival through increased taxes on the very people they deceived in order to win power. This is another cynical trick on the part of a government that won power through, and is sustained by deception. This is why the people should rise up as one against the impending tax increases”, - This was the bottom-line of the statement made by Mahinda Rajapaksa M.P., and former Sri Lanka President.

Mahinda critical of the proposed tax increase of the government
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The Koh-i-Noor Blues

An enviable quality of the Modi government is its capacity to do flip flops without in the least feeling embarrassed—and, of course, never even thinking of accepting that it made a mistake. It is even more enviable that saying sorry is not in its dictionary. Sometimes a U-turn can come within 24 hours. Consider how the government shifted gears in presenting its claim over Koh-i-Noor, said to be the largest diamond in the world that has been a part of Britain’s ‘crown jewels’ for over 150 years.

The Koh-i-Noor Blues
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Nepal: Nepali journalist arrested for ‘personal vendetta’

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has strongly objected to the arrest of Nepali journalist and civil society leader Kanak Mani Dixit on corruption charges. He has been arrested on the orders of the country’s anti-corruption body, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), on 22 April 2016.

Nepal: Nepali journalist arrested for ‘personal vendetta’
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