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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2065


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Monday, December 18, 2017 - 09:35
By Zaheerul Hassan
Four militants attacked Christian community when they were celebrating Sunday morning prayers on 17 December 2017 in Quetta. In this attack, nine innocent people embraced “Shahdat” (martyred) and 57 people injured. Pakistani security forces stopped terrorists’ entering in main hall and successfully rescued more than 400 people during militants’ action. Sources reveal, the attack was planned.....Read More...
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 09:28
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday morning (17) on a three-day official visit. The Malaysian Prime Minister, accompanied by a 30-member delegation, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in a Special Malaysian flight yesterday at 8.35 am. Prime Minister Najib Razak and his entourage were warmly welcomed at the Bandaranaike International Airport by the.....Read More...
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 08:32
By Habib Siddiqui
One of the sinister methods employed to justify genocide has been to deny the history of the targeted victims. And that is what the criminal Buddhists within the apartheid state of Myanmar has been doing for nearly 70 years since earning independence from Britain on January 4, 1948. Instead of carrying out their hideous elimination process in one shot within a short period of time, however, the.....Read More...
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 07:29
India anounces 'Triple Talaq' A Criminal Offence In August, the Supreme Court struck down the controversial Islamic practice of instant divorce or 'talaq- e-biddat' as arbitrary and unconstitutional. The Union cabinet on Friday cleared the controversial bill that makes the Muslim practice of "triple talaq" a criminal offence. The government had earlier constituted a ministerial committee to draft.....Read More...
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 21:00
Seven candidates of the Ilankai Tamail Arasu Kadchchi, (ITAK) whose names have been included in the party nomination list for the Chavakachcheri Urban council have announced of withdrawing from contesting in the election. They have informed their intention of withdrawing from the contest in a letter addressed to ITAK president Mavai S. Senathirajah. That letter was sent yesterday through K......Read More...
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 20:14
Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving. In September, King Salman issued a decree saying women will be able to drive from next June as part of an ambitious reform push in the conservative kingdom. The Saudi General Directorate of Traffic gave details of the new.....Read More...
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 09:03
By Captain Stanley George
We live in an age where our privacy can be compromised quite easily. Modern day thieves have the capabilities to effortlessly steal identity and property using sophisticated tools. The accessibility of social media and technological advancements aid them in their missions. A lack of expertise in these realms leaves many at risk, especially seniors with losing their hard-earned savings of many.....Read More...
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 08:14
Malaysian Prime Minister Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak will arrive in Sri Lanka on a three day visit, starting tomorrow - Dec 17 to Dec 19, the Sri Lanka Government Information Department said. In a statement, the Information Department said that the Malaysian Prime Minister’s visit is set to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries. During his visit the Malaysian.....Read More...
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 07:58
By Senaka Weeraratna
The Funeral of Dr. Karunatilaka Amunugama former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Germany, was held at the Borella (Kanatte) Cemetery, Colombo in the afternoon of Friday December 15, 2017. The remains of Dr. Amunugama were cremated in the presence of a distinguished gathering comprising high ranking retired diplomats, senior officials of a number of Government Departments, including the Attorney –.....Read More...
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 07:42
Today son Rahul Gandhi replaces her as Congress chief, Sonia Gandhi, who has led the party for nearly 20 years, told NDTV, "My role now is to retire." As the party prepares for Rahul Gandhi to formally be made President tomorrow, there has been talk of whether his mother would formally be made a sort of political chairman emeritus. Mrs Gandhi told NDTV today that for years, it has been Rahul.....Read More...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 19:00
Digamadulla district UPFA MP Sriyani Wijewickrama, who recently defected from the Joint Opposition to the SLFP, was sworn in as the State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government before President Maithripala Sirisena, at the Presidential Secretariat today (15). Mrs. Sriyani Wijewickrama MP, with the President at his residence on December 10 and discussed the political agenda.....Read More...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:01
By Manjari Peiris
The World Bank and WHO state that at least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and WHO. And each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets. The proportion of a population that can access essential quality health services, and the.....Read More...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:42
By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
The city of Sharjah is about to get an air-conditioned walkway to promote walking all the year round- during the 5 months of searing summer heat of United Arab Emirates (UAE), informed the Ruler of Sharjah at the Second Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017: "Stepping up the pace on NCDs: Making 2018 count" In 2015 Sharjah, was officially recognised as a WHO Healthy City, by meeting 88% of WHO Healthy.....Read More...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:04
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
Then they were the TNA. Now they are also ITAK. Then it was about the racial divide. Now is it about religion too? Then it was being a LTTE mouth piece for Eelam. Now it is about their own survival, being UNP toads and praying for federalism. Then the North voted for them. Now some of them are providing shooting practice for the same voters. They talked about reconciliation when peace came but.....Read More...
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