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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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Tech Giants in Trouble: Google Woes Continue Unabated

“All good things in nature are wild and free,” said Henry David Thoreau, the 19th century American philosopher and renowned writer, while shunning modest luxury in favor of living close to nature. The breathtakingly-beautiful sunshine in the morning, fresh air that we breathe in, dancing dew drops along glass blades and the inexplicable tickles induced by fragrant air currents were singled out to make his point by the hermetic poet, almost 200 years ago - when the very information could only be delivered either by word of mouth or through an expensive form of written material at that time.

President Mahinda to leave for Dubai

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be leaving for Dubai, to participate in the World Energy Forum 2012 which will be held from 22 to 24 October in Dubai.

Tomorrow Mannar Magistrate Judeson expected to announce his determination on granting bail for 8 fishermen

Mannar Magistrate Anthony Pillai Judeson is expected to announce his determination tomorrow , Monday 22 October, regarding the bail application of 8 Mannar Muslim Fishermen remanded on the allegation of destroying fishing wadis of the Vidathaltivu fishermen.

Remorseless pummeling awaits second debate

The final debate on Monday would be described as remorseless pummeling-- intense, fiery and passionate-- to heighten the contrast between the two: President Obama defends his role as facilitator of greater international awareness while Mitt Romney would question Obama’s handling of Middle Eastern affairs.

Hijack scare aboard Air India flight; six passengers detained

Six passengers on board the flight from Abu Dhabi to Kochi, that was stranded at Thiruvananthapuram airport for nine hours, have been detained for questioning at the Kochi airport, according to Times Now.

Tony Grieg, Sri Lanka’s best friend in the cricketing world has cancer

Former England Test cricketer and Channel Nine commentator Tony Grieg has revealed he has been diagnosed with a form of lung cancer and needs to have a biopsy later this week to gauge the extent of the cancer and what treatment would be required.

Kejriwal announces probe against three aides

In view of the corruption charges leveled against some of its own activists, India Against Corruption (IAC) on Friday decided to form an independent ombudsman to probe its prominent accused members.

Sri Lanka President instructs to remove all the private construction projects in National Parks

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had instructed the Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation to remove all the permanent and temporary private sector tourist campsites constructions projects in the Yala National Park with immediate effect.

Political freedom and Judicial Independence

It is almost two weeks since the Secretary of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) Manjula Tilakeratne was attacked in broad daylight, on a busy suburban road, by four armed men. The police have so far failed to make any headway in the investigation into this outrage. And the perpetrators of this most outrageous crime continue to remain safe, beyond the reach of law.

Congress bats for BJP chief Gadkari

How times change? At one time, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari would not deem it fit to ‘dignify’ the allegations levelled by BJP president Nitin Gadkari.

Sri Lanka to execute a National Policy on Consumer Welfare and Protection

Considering the the ‘Consumer Wlefare’ as a common area that connects all the ministries and their services to the public, the government of Sri Lanka under president’s future vision of ‘Mahinda Chinthana’ had identified the ‘Consumer Welfare and Protection’ as a key subject to create a strong and a well informed consumer in the society.

"Brotherhood - War Alone Is The Reason For The Decline Of Eelam Tamils !" ENDLF’s Retort To The Untrue And Poisonous Statements Of Pazha.Nnedumaran

In his article under the title "The Brotherhood - War was begun by Karunanidhi" written 'Junior Vikatan' - a Tamil weekly - twice magazine - Mr. Pazha. Nedumaran has expressed very incorrect reports about our ENDLF (Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front). For a very long time, he has been in the endeavor of converting history into imagination.

Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna meets Sultan of Brunei

India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Saturday met Sultan of Brunei during his official visit to the Southeast Asian nation and expressed India’s willingness to enhance its energy cooperation with the country.

Letter from America: Buddhist Terrorism – no longer a myth

Last week the Myanmar Post on its front page reported about a meeting of Karen Religious Protection Organization that was held on October 14 in Mae Baung Monastery, Pha-an. The meeting was attended by more than 100 Buddhists including the Chief Administrators from all the nine quarters except the two from the Pha-an Township.