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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2308

National Transport Commission Called Tenders For Six Bus Routes

Sri Lanka’s National Transport Commission has called tenders for the issuance of Passenger Service Permit for inter-provincial transport of passengers.

National Transport Commission Called Tenders For  Six Bus Routes
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Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far!

“Tremendous progress against AIDS over the past 15 years has inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. Out of the total 36.9 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) globally, 21.7 million of them were on antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2017. But we should also note that 1.8 million people were newly infected with HIV in 2017" said Dr Ishwar Gilada, who was Chairing a session at 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children for the academic year 2018-19

Government of India is implementing a scheme called “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children [SPDC]” since 2006-07. Under this scheme, assistance is provided to the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) for pursuing Undergraduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes.

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children for the academic year 2018-19
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The voice that continues to entertain millions remembered!

It is going to be 38 years since Mohammed Rafi passed away on July 31, 1980, several years too early for a man who was only 55 years. His impact on Hindi cinema and his contribution to the Hindi film song cannot be outlined in a few hundred or thousand words.

The voice that continues to entertain millions remembered!
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Lalins Column: Army is for fighting not policing

Let’s get one thing clear even if the government is determined to make another a monumental blunder. The SL Army like other armies is for fighting not policing. Anyone who thinks otherwise is in need of serious observation.

 Lalins Column:   Army is for fighting not policing
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Elections 2018: Objectives of Terrorism in Pakistan

Once again, Pakistan came under terrorists’ attacks in the month of July 2018 in which over 160 embraced Shahadat (martyred) and more than 300 people injured. Militancy planners and executors had chosen the time when in Pakistan political hype supposed to be on its peak and gathering of thousands of innocent people available as soft targets due to last month of elections campaign – 2018.

Terrorism in Pakistan
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Ending AIDS, the Dutch way

We are all very familiar with the phrase ‘going Dutch’ (meaning each person of a group pays one's own expenses in an outing), but are we also aware of dealing with HIV/AIDS the Dutch way? Perhaps very few of us know that "Amsterdam, which is currently hosting the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) from 23-27th July 2018 - the largest conference for any global health issue in the world - became the first city in the world to overshoot the 90:90:90 target, set by UNAIDS (joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS), with a continuum progress of 94:90:94,” said Alphonsus Stoelinga, Netherlands Ambassador to India, in an exclusive interview given to CNS (Citizen News Service) on the eve of AIDS 2018.

Alphonsus Stoelinga, Netherlands Ambassador to India
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Imran Khan on second wife: Biggest Mistake

A single book created rumbles of tectonic proportions in the already volatile Pakistani politics. In it, the leader of the country's main opposition party was accused of being bisexual, taking drugs and of having fathered several illegitimate children - many of whom were of Indian women.

Imran Khan with Reham Khan - File Photo
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Launch of Islandwide expansion of free 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service

Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi joined Prime Minister of Sri Lanka through a live video conferencing from New Delhi for the launch of the island-wide expansion of the 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service in Jaffna on 21 July 2018. Several Ministers and other dignitaries from Sri Lanka graced the occasion. High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, H.E Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu was also present.

Launch of Islandwide expansion of free 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service
Launch of Islandwide expansion of free 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service
Launch of Islandwide expansion of free 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service
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Bangladesh’s Quota System Needs to Go

During the British rule of India, a famous politician in the undivided Bengal province once said, ‘The politics of Bengal is in reality the economics of Bengal.’ Looking at Bangladesh’s history since 1947 when she was named East Pakistan, and esp. since 1971 when she became an independent state after a bloody liberation war of nine months, that reality has not changed an iota: economy continues to drive politics. This perhaps explains today’s student unrest in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh’s Quota System Needs to Go
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Lalins Column: HRCSL –Disgraced and Disgraceful

One thing is clear. The government doesn’t give a fig or a jot for the Human Rights Commission Of Sri Lanka (HRCSL). It is clear that it decided to implement the death penalty after 42 years without consulting the HRCSL. The extremely late objection by the HCRSL on the absolutely indefensible decision of the government to resume executions shows that the HRCSL has been taken totally unawares. It is obvious that it was totally ignored by the government on probably the most crucial HR issue of the time.

Lalins Column:  HRCSL –Disgraced and Disgraceful
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