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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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A Perfect Storm to Sweep Apple: Scott Forstall to leave the company

As the eastern seaboard of America braces for Hurricane Sandy, the deadliest storm to hit the country in recent times, by strange coincidence, its technological equivalent is churning in the collective soul at the most valuable company in the country – Apple.

Dengue outbreak sweeps India

From Delhi to Chennai, Mumbai to Bangalore, a major outbreak of dengue has spread panic across India and hundreds of cases have been reported by hospitals, with panicky people rushing to doctors for treatment following high fever.

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage on the three years of peace and stability in the Island nation

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage met with Mr. Dieter Fritsche, State Secretary of Interior Ministry of Federal Republic of Germany, at the Federal Ministry of Interior and briefed that Sri Lanka enjoys its third year of peace and stability after the defeat of terrorism, and significant progress has been accomplished with regard to the rehabilitation, reconciliation and the resettlement programme in the North and East Provinces.

Thousands of anti-Kudankulam activists hold march in Chennai

The protest against the Kudankulam nuclear plant spread to Chennai on Monday with thousands of activists thronged the streets in an attempt to lay siege to the State assembly.

Applications for 2013/14 Chevening and Sri Lanka/Maldives Chevening Cambridge Scholarships now open

Applications for Chevening Scholarships – the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government – as well as the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (CCT) co-funded Sri Lanka/Maldives Chevening Cambridge Scholarships are now open. The application period runs from Monday, 29 October to Thursday, 20 December, 2012.

Ex-Army chief seeks dissolution of Parliament

New Delhi, 30 October (Asian
In a stinging attack on the government, former Army chief General VK Singh, who has joined Anna Hazare in his crusade against corruption, on Monday termed it "anti-people" and demanded immediate dissolution of Parliament.

Exciting but a controversial match!

Manchester United closed the gap at the top of the table by just one point behind Chelsea. It was Javier Hernandez’s controversial winning goal gave Manchester United a dramatic 3-2 victory against nine-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in England on Sunday.

Gadkari hits out at media for graft slur

After securing endorsement from his party, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Monday threatened to file civil and criminal cases against media houses "defaming" him as part of a "conspiracy" hatched by the Congress.

U.S. Partnership Promotes Growth, Helps Vulnerable, and Brings Communities Together in the East

On October 26, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Michele Sison, opened the “Sea the Differences” Training and Production Center in Selvanayagapuram, Trincomalee. The Center’s inauguration was attended by Eastern Province Chief Minister M. Najeeb Abdul Majeed and Chief Secretary D.M.S. Abaygunawardana.

11 Rohingya organizations appeal to Save the Arakan Muslim Population from Genocide in Arakan-Burma

A total of 11 national and international Rohingya organization members, Rohingya Diaspora in a joint press release have strongly denounce and condemn and expressed serious concern over the current news information that Buddhist Rakhine extremists led by Rakhine ruling political party - Rakhine Nationalities Development Party-(RNDP) had restarted mass killing of Muslim population of Arakan, as well as burning and destruction of Muslims villages and houses, in Minbya, Mrauk Oo, Kyaukpru, Pauktaw, Ratheydaung, Myebone, and Kyauktaw Townships since October 21, 2012.

Cyclonic situation in the country remains stationary

Director General Department of Meteorology when contacted said that the cyclonic situation remains stationary to the East of Mullaitivu to Trincomalee coast. Still it is there.