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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1587

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Simulated patient study sheds new light on antibiotic use in India
Overuse and/or misuse of antibiotics has led to antimicrobial resistant superbugs pose a global health emergency. This threat is particularly great in India, that has the highest burden of TB in the world and is also the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics. In a first of its kind study, led by D...
27.08.2016 - 05:08 By Shobha Shukla - CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Northeastern States will continue to suffer even after recommendation of 14th Finance Commission (FFC)
We are happy that as per the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission (FFC), the States’ share in the net proceeds of the Union tax revenues will now be 42% than the 32% recommended by the 13th Finance Commission (TFC). Although the transfers to the States will be seen as a quantum jump, the St...
27.08.2016 - 04:59 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Cash Rewards FOR Olympic Winners
Many in India, including old time journalists, who rarely, if ever, received any cash incentives from employers, except in the form of a paltry—rather, reluctant--raise at the end of the year, must have been astonished to see a sort of competition in announcing huge cash awards for the two Olympic m...
27.08.2016 - 04:28 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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UN: Tamils continue to face racial discrimination in Sri Lanka!
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) stated recently that Tamils continue to face discrimination in Sri Lanka and questioned the island-country if Indian Tamils were allowed to get back to their homeland – while reviewing a report on the anti-discriminati...
27.08.2016 - 04:21 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Cabinet approves National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict Affected Displacement
At its meeting held on August 16 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-Affected Displacement” for persons displaced as a result of the conflict. The policy was drafted by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Reli...
26.08.2016 - 23:18
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Time for India to Act, Not Talk
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given notice of getting tough on Islamabad in a manner no previous Indian government has been. There are critics of this new tough line but most Indians would think that it was long overdue. Pakistan has long derived advantage from the Indian refusal to compete with...
26.08.2016 - 09:56 By *Malladi Rama Rao
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Modi Comes Out Of Silent Mode?
At his first US ‘town hall’ type address on July 6, Narendra Modi was at his theatrical best. Using his trademark 1940-50 era filmy style of delivering dialogues in stentorian voice. With much flailing of hands he told a selected audience at a stadium in Delhi how ‘angry’ he gets when he finds ‘anti...
26.08.2016 - 03:25 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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India: Supreme Court slams TN CM Jayalalithaa on numerous defamation cases against opponents!
Indian Supreme Court on August 24 asked the Tamil Nadu government to chin up and face criticism of its policies. The apex court observed No other State in the country seemed to have filed so many criminal defamation cases, that too using the state machinery and the public prosecutor’s office, in the...
26.08.2016 - 03:03 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Curtains down for Rio Olympics 2016 and India!
The 31st Olympics Games held in Rio of Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016 ended after 16 days of healthy competition, featuring 11,303 athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team. The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a...
25.08.2016 - 10:11 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Businessman vows to pay fines for women defying burkini ban in France
A French-Algerian businessman has challenged a ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimwear, known as burkini, saying he would pay the penalty for any woman who was charged for defying the law. Rachid Nekkaz, said he has decided to pay the fines of any women breaking the partial law, which came into for...
24.08.2016 - 08:05
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Pakistan reaches out to rehabilitate Agrarian community in Eastern Sri Lanka
In order to promote and rehabilitate agrarian community of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka yesterday handed over a made in Pakistan Tractor worth of US $ 10,010.00 to the Palayadivadai Farmers Association, Pottuvil in an impress...
24.08.2016 - 07:47
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High Impact Resettlement Projects for North and East
he Government has allocated Rs.14 billion for high impact resettlement projects in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to socially upgrade and integrate the war affected families into the mainstream of development. These projects are currently being implemented on an accelerated manner by the Minist...
24.08.2016 - 06:55
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TERI-Media Colloquium on Environment Sustainability
The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) will be hosting the 2016 edition of its flagship programme, World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), formerly known as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), in New Delhi on 5-8 October 2016. According to a press release from the Indian High Comm...
24.08.2016 - 06:45
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Vijay Goel Represents Boorish Indian VIPs
The sports and youth affairs minister, Vijay Goel, rightly drew criticism for his boorish behavior at the Rio Olympics by invading restricted sporting arenas, as pointed to him by an Olympic official in a letter, with his battery of bureaucratic flunkies. As was to be expected, he feigned ignorance...
24.08.2016 - 06:34 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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Namal & Two Others Released On Bail
Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa arrested and remanded for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs. 45 million in two companies owned by Rajapaksa, and Sudarshana Ganegoda and Vindya Senani Samarasekera suspected of money laundering in two separate cases, were released u...
23.08.2016 - 06:58
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Timeframe Syndrome
So many politicians used to make promises at the time of elections that they would solve the Naga political issue if they were voted to power. We have seen how the Central leaders in the past even set timeframe to settle the Naga political issue during their tenures. Even Prime Minister Dr Manmohan...
23.08.2016 - 06:21 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Menace of Drugs: Rodrigo Duterte’s Way of Dealing with It
Judging by the gruesome specter of bodies with gunshot wounds in cities across the country, Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected president of the Philippines, didn’t appear to have minced his words when he authorized - and even appealed to - the police and anyone with a penchant for killing to take on...
22.08.2016 - 08:52 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Bangladesh: Fire breaks out in mall fourth time, many trapped!
A fire broke out at a shopping mall in the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday the 21 st August, with authorities evacuating shoppers and staff but 12 people remained trapped inside the complex. The fire originated from a leather shop on the sixth floor of the eight-storey building in Bashundhara City aro...
22.08.2016 - 04:49 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Tourists can now buy AK-47 at Moscow airport
Foreign tourists at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport can now buy a model Kalashnikov assault rifle before they catch their flight. A Kalashnikov boutique has opened at Sheremetyevo to promote the world-famous Russian gunmaker's brand. The shop's souvenirs include camouflage gear and "I lo...
21.08.2016 - 11:22
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What went wrong in Bangladesh?
I returned from my overseas trip a few days ago. It was a long vacation for me when I spent nearly ten weeks in Bangladesh. On my way to Chittagong, my laptop computer became dysfunctional after it had fallen from my hand in Dubai airport. With very little to do without my computer, I spent most of...
21.08.2016 - 07:39 By Habib Siddiqui
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