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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2898

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The Death of an Iconic Legend: Apple boss Steve Jobs is no more

It is very sad day for world of technology; Steve Jobs who co-founded the Apple has passed away peacefully at his home after losing an eight-year cancer battle. As soon as the news spread, warm tributes started pouring in from both ultra-loyal fans and world leaders across the world.

An Independent Survey reveals, government will receive 61% of votes in the Colombo Municipal Council Elections

An independent survey conducted by the Academics of the Universities has found that the United People’s Freedom Alliance will get 61% of the votes in the Colombo Municipal Election.

Israeli Settlers destroy Olive Plantations

Under the cover of darkness and under the watchful eyes of Israeli soldiers Israeli settlers entered Palestinian olive groves and burn and uproot hundreds olive trees in three villages in southern Nablus (Madama, Huwara, and Ainabous) and in the southern Hebron village of Dahriyah.

The myth, “Colombo is always Green,” will be shattered on the 8th of October – Minister Dallas

Minister Dallas Alahapperuma said that the Colombo Municipal Council is not a legacy of the United National Party and this was confirmed by the results of the last General Election. He said that in the last General Election the United National Party jointly got 58 percent of the votes as against the 32 percent obtained by the UPFA in the Colombo Municipal Council area.

Peace and political stability in Sri Lanka augurs well for foreign investments. – Minister Basil Rajapaksa

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksha has said that Sri Lanka is now one of the safest countries in the world, and the investors can now make use of the twin factors of durable peace and political stability in the country to enhance their investment.

4,000 Chinese, including troops, in Pak-occupied Kashmir, says Indian Army chief

Around 4,000 Chinese including the troops of the People's Liberation Army of China are in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), Army Chief Gen VK Singh said on Wednesday amid the unease in the Indian establishment over their presence there.

Abdul Azeez, Sri Lanka’s Envoy in Austria presented his credentials

Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of the Republic of Austria, received the Letter of Credence of A.L. Abdul Azeez, Sri Lanka’s envoy in Vienna at a ceremony held at the Vienna Hofburg Palace last Wednesday.

Burma needs to stop unsympathetic war in Kachin State

Myitsone dam postponement decision made by President U Thein Sein has been notably welcomed by the people of Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi is one of critics of the massive dam together with environmental and human rights activists. The decision was noteworthy because it displeases Burma's influential neighbor and ally, China.

Accord with India won’t hit ties with Pakistan: Karzai

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday sought to ease concern in Pakistan about a key agreement with India, saying it will not affect relations with Islamabad.

World’s leaders urge to intensify deficiencies in domestic and international mechanisms to prevent, prosecute acts of terrorism

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the horrible terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York, an event that shook the world and was a wake up call to all countries on the globalization of terrorism.

Spectrum Raja wants to appear in Supreme Court

Jailed former Telecom Minister A. Raja, the prime accused in the 2G spectrum case, has filed a petition in the trial court seeking appearance in the Superme Court since it is monitoring the 2G spectrum allocation case, according to Times Now.

India Launched “Aakash”, The World’s Cheapest Tablet for students available for around $50

The device named Aakash, meaning the sky is considered to be the cheapest in the industry and according to the government will be available in pilot run of 100.000 units before it reaches the millions of students in a few months time. The tablet shall help enhance the quality of learning of children,” Telecoms and Education Minister Kapil Sibal informed.

Swedish Poet won the Nobel Prize for Literature

The Swedish Academy says Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in literature.