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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 103

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Newspapers strive on novel corona virus menace

Guwahati: Newspapers in Assam face an uphill task to maintain its readership index as India goes for a complete lockdown till the middle of April because of pandemic COVID-19 outbreak. A shutdown that prevents the vendors to deliver newspapers at the door steps of buyers and the rumor that the paper itself can carry the novel corona virus have forced the publishers to drastically reduce their circulation figure.

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“Almighty God” And Corona Virus Pandemic

Rev. Tom Honey was the Parish priest (vicar) of the Church of England in Oxford for more than 20 years and was highly reputed for his thoughtful sermons and the best perhaps being the one he gave in 2005, on “Almighty God and Tsunami Disaster” after the devastation caused by the Indian ocean tsunami in which some 300,000 people died. https://www.ted.com/speakers/revtom honey.

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“Almighty God” And Corona Virus Pandemic By Dr. Daya Hewapathirane Rev. Tom Honey was the Parish priest (vicar) of the Church of England in Oxford for more than 20 years and was highly reputed for his thoughtf

Rev. Tom Honey was the Parish priest (vicar) of the Church of England in Oxford for more than 20 years and was highly reputed for his thoughtful sermons and the best perhaps being the one he gave in 2005, on “Almighty God and Tsunami Disaster” after the devastation caused by the Indian ocean tsunami in which some 300,000 people died. https://www.ted.com/speakers/revtom honey.

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How about newspaper reading during this crisis?

Dispelling the many unfounded rumors, that have spread along with the spread of the virus, that newspapers can lead to transmission of coronavirus, the information put out by the World Health Organization, one can infer that receiving and reading newspapers is safe.

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Two star hypocrites - The Indo Pacific humbugs

The USA, 120 years after Roosevelt, is in a hurry to have satellites in the Indian Ocean. It did so from Hawaii, Japan, Korea Philippines to Formosa (now Taiwan), until WW2. Possibly Pearl Harbour was a result. Even then the need to contain the ‘Sleeping Giant’ China was its objective. Trump’s first and probably last visit to India in February 2020 was in this frenetic search for partners. The best it can do is to be a nuisance to China.

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The Burmese Coronavirus

One could not comprehend of why the world’s population has become like Daw Aung San Suu Kyi? Under house arrest, but at least the majority of the people have come to understand, what is to be quarantine, voluntarily or otherwise.

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The Two Dark Sides of COVID-19

The apocalyptic images of the locked-down Chinese city of Wuhan have reached us all. The world is holding its breath over the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and governments are taking or preparing drastic measures that will necessarily sacrifice individual rights and freedoms for the general good.

The Two Dark Sides of COVID-19
The Two Dark Sides of COVID-19
The Two Dark Sides of COVID-19
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Collective Destinies in Pestilence

In 430 BC, an entire chapter of the Peloponnesian war documented by the Greek historian, Thucydides was about a deadly epidemic. According to him, while Athenians prepared for war with Sparta, its course changed dramatically due to a plague.

Collective Destinies in Pestilence
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Artificial Intelligence: Far-Reaching Implications

In computer science, “artificial intelligence” or AI, refers to intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals. It is the ability of a computer program or a machine to think and learn. AI is one of the major developments of our time. Machine learning, and the implications that go with it, are shaking up many aspects of how we do things, allowing us to deploy AI where we previously used a human or a more inefficient process.

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Sanitizing Modi’s Hindutvadi Fascism is Impious

Last Wednesday (March 4, 2020) the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) convened a hearing about the intent and impact of India’s amended Citizenship laws and the Rohingya Muslims’ issue in Myanmar to help develop policy recommendations for the US government in response to the issues. Members of the commission along with an invited panel of experts expressed concern over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying that it could result in the “wide-scale disenfranchisement” of Muslims in the country.

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