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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Rapidly Fluctuating Fortunes of Technological Giants

We witnessed quite a few disturbing movements in the world of technology this week, which cannot be just brushed aside as little storms in a teacup. Since all of them stemmed from the ‘big guys’ in the realm, the tectonic plates so to speak, the vibrations, understandably, were on a seismic scale indeed, much to the dismay of industry watchers.

Thamil Natham – another failure

Thamil Natham, the new Tamil daily published from Jaffna has failed to win the hearts and minds of the Tamils of Jaffna. It has turned out to be another flop in the footstep of the Jaffna edition of the Thinakaran, which short lived for a few months and finally folded.

Pranab Mukherjee all set to enter Rashtrapati Bhavan

UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee is all set to become the President of India on Sunday when the counting and declaration of results of the July 19 poll takes place.

A drive which will enchant anyone!

When I was last in Sri Lanka, I narrowly missed an opportunity to have a drive on this ambitious expressway. However, I resolved that I would not miss it on my next visit, never mind what the length of my stay going to be.

Mamata Banerjee ready to go it alone

In a clear indication that the Trinamool Congress would not ally with the Congress in the coming panchayat polls in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said Trinamool was capable of going it alone in the state as it has the majority to run the government.

Now They Come for the Judges!

“How could we have seen what was coming, until it had arrived in our midst, clanking and smoking?”
John Banville (Shroud)

UPA sinking ship, says BJP chief Gadkari

The UPA was a sinking ship which the allies were about to desert, BJP president Nitin Gadkari said in Nagpur on Saturday.

New Scientific Strategy In The Quest For An HIV Cure

A Global Scientific Strategy Towards an HIV Cure, developed by a group of 34 leading HIV scientists and clinicians on behalf of the International AIDS Society (IAS), was launched in Washington DC on 19th July, 2012, ahead of the XIX International AIDS Conference amid renewed optimism that prospects for finding an HIV cure are increasing.

After violence, Maruti Suzuki declares lockout

Maruti Suzuki on Saturday declared a lockout at the violence-hit Manesar plant, stating it cannot risk life and safety of its employees.

To compliment Sri Lanka’s Military achievements Tamils must live without Caste and Class say Mullaitivu Tamils

Anyone keen to know and understand the dynamics of Sri Lanka’s conflict will need to also realize that the cries of discrimination by the Sinhalese was an orchestrated plan to keep hidden from the world the fact that Tamils were and wanted to continue to remain divided by caste and class so that only a handful of Tamils would between themselves enjoy education, social and political development.

India appeals for restraint to parties in Maldives

Concerned at the recent reports indicating increased political tension in the Maldives, India has asked all political parties to exercise restraint and refrain from actions that might adversely impact peace and tranquility in the country.

School programmes for deworming may not be that effective: Research

Latest research, published on 11 July 2012, on the effect of deworming drugs on nutrition and school performance in children, commands our attention. The World Health Organization (WHO) report that more than a quarter of the world's population is infected with one or more of the soil-transmitted intestinal worms. WHO promote community and school programmes to give deworming drugs to all children in low-income countries regularly to improve nutrition, haemoglobin, cognition, school attendance, school performance and promote economic productivity.

Letter from America: What’s wrong with Mr. Win’s Win-Win formula?

Last week, I came across Kanbawza Win's long article – “Killing two birds with a stone or a Win, Win Situation” – discussing his thesis for solving the Rohingya crisis in Burma.