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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2429

Buying Russian Missile System Despite US Sanctions Threat

Has India cocked a snook at the US by clinching a crucial $5.4 billion s-400 Triumf missile defence system with Russia that can potentially place India under severe US sanctions under CAATSA? It appears so at the outset.

Buying Russian Missile System Despite US Sanctions Threat
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Through the haze, a better democracy

Although you wouldn’t know it from the rhetoric and actions of the Trump Administration, the U.S. is part of the global society. And while most of the U.S. was focused on a Supreme Court nomination that shook our democratic institutions, a watershed moment for democracy quietly took place half a world away. For those in the U.S. seeking evidence that a truer democracy can be realized, recent developments in the advancement of the World Health Organization's (WHO) global tobacco treaty offer much needed hope.

Author Patti Lynn’s photo online
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Pakistan HC called on Minister for Science, Technology & Research

High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on Minister for Science, Technology and Research, Dr. Sarath Amunugama at the Ministry recently.

High Commissioner presenting a book on Pakistan's Gandhara Heritage to Minister for Science Technology and Research
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The SP, BSP Conundrum

The poll season has been well and truly announced along with the forecasts of the pollsters and pundits. ‘Trouble’ in the Opposition camp is currently a news staple while the BJP with Narendra Modi as its flag bearer is being presented as even more invincible than before.

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Obtaining Financial Assistance for the Implementation of Green Power Development

The sufficient energy supply and energy security are critically important in economic growth and prosperity. The energy sector is strongly correlated with all other sectors of the economy including production, commercial and services. Therefore, energy planning has to always be made in a sustainable manner, within the framework of current and future energy demand against available energy resources.

Obtaining Financial Assistance for the Implementation of Green Power Development
Obtaining Financial Assistance for the Implementation of Green Power Development
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An alarming rate of drug detection!

Except for non-patriotic citizens, if there were any, who else will not be alarmed at the rate the drug detection is made at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

An alarming rate of drug detection!
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Can We End Tobacco Pandemic Without Holding Industry Liable?

The disease burden, death toll and economic loss caused by tobacco is mountainous enough to warrant urgent action globally. Over 7 million deaths every year and more than US$ 1.4 trillion economic cost cripples the global economy - can this be ignored? Also more evidence piles up on how tobacco threatens sustainable development.

Can We End Tobacco Pandemic Without Holding Industry Liable?
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No Will To Curb Violence By Vigilantes

The Supreme Court of India has asked Parliament to enact a law to deal strictly with the ‘horrendous’ crimes committed by various vigilante groups—mostly related to the holy cow. The court has obviously expressed its displeasure against our law makers in no uncertain terms for their failure to protect human lives but there was something that was perhaps more serious in the court’s observation. It was the expression of absolute shock at the silence—indifference—of the civil society over the rise of mob lynching in the name of certain specific crimes like cow protection and, lately, child lifting.

No Will To Curb Violence By Vigilantes
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Pakistan HC re-launches official website

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat unveiled the new interface of the official website of the High Commission on October 16, 2018.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat re-launching the official website
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Letter From America: The World Disorder – Part 3

Thanks to the Saudi-led coalition, Yemen continues to bleed for the last three years. The country is wrecked by a bloody war between the Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemen's unpopular government.

 Letter From  America: The World Disorder – Part 3
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Sri Lankan Marine Environment under Serious Threat, Marine environment expert warns at the National Security Think Tank

A Round Table Discussion on “Marine Environment Pollution in Sri Lanka” was organized by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka(INSSSL) on 11th October. Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara, the General Manager-Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) at Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, highlighted the gravity of marine pollution in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Marine Environment under Serious Threat, Marine environment expert warns at the National Security Think Tank
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Queuing Up with Cap in Hand before the IMF: simmering, questionable forecasts come to the boil amidst strengthening dollar

After months of deliberations, Pakistan is left with no choice but to turn to the IMF, the lender of last resort, for a bailout, seeking a staggering loan, $8 billion – for the 19th time.

Queuing Up with Cap in Hand before the IMF: simmering, questionable forecasts come to the boil amidst strengthening dollar
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