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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Letter from America - It’s high time for Qaddafi to quit

September 1, 1969 marks the coming to power of Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi – the man who was destined to rule Libya for the next four decades. Aided by Army officers and conspirators he upended a feeble but tolerant monarchy.

Govt declares today a public holiday to mourn Bhattarai’s death

The government has declared Sunday a public holiday to mourn the death of Nepali Congress (NC) founding leader and former Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai.

The last batch of 138 Lankan migrant workers from Libya brought back to Sri Lanka

A charter flight from Tripoli brought the last group of 138 Sri Lankan migrant workers back home yesterday, allowing another 16 workers stay behind.

iPad 2 - a Digital Traffic Warden for the Congested World of Tablets

On Wednesday when Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, walked up to the stage at a special Apple event in San Francisco, the waiting audience went almost ecstatic: he had, despite the frail physique, the usual Messianic aura around him; they stood up in reverence of him and welcome the genius with a palpable sense of affection and respect. In return, Mr Jobs declared triumphantly, “We have been working on this product for some time and I don’t want to miss this opportunity,” while referring to the latest innovation that he was about to unveil.

Sri Lanka Asian healthcare giant Fortis acquires Distilleries stake in Lanka Hospitals

Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh owned Singapore based Fortis Global Healthcare Holdings Pte. Ltd and on Friday acquired a 28.6% of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka for Rs.4 billion of Lanka Hospitals PLC (LHCL) thus marking the entry of Fortis Global, in one of Asia's fastest growing economies - Sri Lanka.

He is loved or feared?

It is really sad that some ‘leaders’ do not understand the difference between love and fear. Qaddafi of Libya claims that his people loved him but what we see from this uprising is, in fact, they have been living in fear of this tyrant, 42 long years.

Will West Bengal be the next flash point?

Even as the DMK and Congress have apparently parted ways on the eve of the Tamil Nadu assembly poll, trouble seems to be brewing in West Bengal, another state having assembly elections.

The Rajapaksa Sri Lanka: On the Wrong Side of History

“As he launched a series of murderous attacks against the protesting Libyan people, in a desperate bid prolong his 42 year-rule, Libya’s self styled ‘Brother Leader of the Revolution’ Muammar Gaddafi had a telephone conversation with Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. According to Libya’s official Al-Jamahiriyah TV,

Egypt under Anwar al-Sadat and Hosni Mubarak (1970-2011)

Hosni Mubarak rose to the rank of air vice marshal in air force and led it in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Egyptian air force was not put to full test since the war remained confined to a limited radius of 10 km across the Suez Canal so as to keep the attacking 2nd and 3rd Armies within the cover of surface to air missiles and guns deployed under heavily fortified bunkers near the home bank of the canal.

Karunanidhi divorces Sonia Congress: Union Ministers Chidambaram and Vasan refused to comment on it

The Congress Union Ministers P Chidambaram and G K Vasans has refused to comment in Chennai Airport on Saturday Night about the decision taken by the state chief minister and DMK Patriarch M Karunanidhi to withdraw his party ministers from the union government.

TN Elections 2011: Central police forces of 50 companies will be deployed- EC announces

After the Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi announced to with draw his parties support to UPA government at Centre, the union government deployed Central forces in the State.

Foreign Investors boost the bourse

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their market review indicated that the four day week at Colombo bourse ended with slipping indices. All Share Price Index (ASPI) shed 46.9 points down by 0.61% to end at 7664.72 while Milanka Price Index (MPI) dropped by 139.93 points to close at 7029.42.