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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1165

News Analysis

Lalin’s Column: Legality of Courts Martial

A few lawyers have been questioning the legality of Courts Martial (CMs) for some time. The latest is a writ application. It was pleaded that military courts are not courts as defined in, law and their (CMs) verdicts should not be considered binding (in certain circumstances?) on the presumption that they are only tribunals.

Abolition of Capital Punishment: it’s high time politicians led the public opinions, not meekly followed

If someone was robbed of his or her possessions in an inner-city street, it would be highly unlikely, that the victim’s first impulsive thought burdening him or her to show the acts of mercy to the perpetrator. The victim may even silently contemplate on the need of death penalty, if it had been abolished in the country in question, decades ago.

Badaun shows way for scrapping inhuman manual scavenging practice

Urging media to help focus the attention of society on the inhuman practice of manual scavenging, UNICEF Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) specialist Mr Amit Mehrotra, said that, proper and sustained sanitation drives will surely help in eradication of many killer diseases, including diarrhea, typhoid, jaundice and most importantly polio.

E-book Revolution - is It an Evolutionary Need in Digital Form?

I received my Amazon Kindle, the latest e-book reader from the online retail-giant Amazon, three weeks ago, after waiting for the arrival of the gadget for months. In a matter of minutes, I did, not only master the art – or science – of using it, but also managed to purchase few books from Kindle Store, Amazon’s own e-book store at the click of a button.

India’s emerging power and future Olympics

New Delhi, though not seen producing good sportspersons in spite of being second populous country in the world, has courage to host this XIX Commonwealth Games 2010. This mega sporting event will be held from October 3 to 14, 2010 at Delhi.

To prevent stroke change in food pattern too is important

At the Annual General Meeting of the National Stroke Association (NSASL) Dr Ms Padma Gunaratne, Consultant Neurologist was re-elected as the President, NSASL for a second term held at the HNB Towers Auditorium.

Terrorism and Humanitarian Laws

In his address to the United Nations, President Mahinda Rajapakse argued for a radical attitudinal cum policy change towards conflicts between sovereign states and non-state actors:

Community Participation is must in Strategic Health Communications

‘South East Asia (SEA) is a region that confronts frequent natural disasters -floods, earthquakes, droughts and tsunamis, which is in addition to Health Emergencies under Communicable Diseases. Communication preparedness for public health, when a disaster strikes, allows us to proactively assist as well as mobilize partner agencies, families and communities in mitigating the impact of such natural disasters.’ said, Dr. Mr. Deepak Gupta, Strategic Health Communication Specialist and Ms. Anusha Agarwal, Development & Health Advocate/Researcher, Delhi University on their recent finalized paper “Emergency Preparedness through Strategic Helath Communications.”

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