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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2833

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If Romney and Obama each ended up with 269 electoral votes: Will U.S. see Romney-Biden administration?

The closeness of the election, Obama and Romney in a neck and neck contest, most nationwide and local polls predicting a photo finish outcome and most political pundits and analyst expect both candidates to be at the same time at the finish line, there is an unsettled notion in the political atmosphere just three days away from the presidential poll that Democratic Barack Obama and republican Mitt Romney will each end up with 269 electoral votes bringing a crisis in America's governance.

Letter from America: Genocide of the Rohingyas of Myanmar – Part 1

Myanmar’s western state of Arakan (Rakhine) is again burning. In Mrauk-U, the former capital of the independent kingdom of Arakan, hundreds of young Rakhine Buddhist men were on the march: packed on the backs of pickups, on motorcycles, on trishaws, tuk-tuks and bicycles, but mostly on foot.

Himachal Pradesh goes to polls on Sunday

Battle lines have been drawn for Sunday's poll for the 68-member Himachal assembly where present BJP Chief Minister and former Congress Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal and Virbhadra Singh, are pitted against each other while for voters the issue of price rise and corruption seems to have overtaken the anti-incumbency factor.

Impeaching the Judiciary

What if Mark Fernando and not Sarath Silva became the Chief Justice? What if the Supreme Court of Asoka de Silva did not enable the Rajapaksas to depict the murder of the democratising 17th Amendment as an act of mercy-killing? What if the Supreme Court of Shirani Bandaranaike refused consent to such abusive laws as the expropriation bill and refrained from providing a veneer of legality for the persecution of Gen. Fonseka?

Investigating the Integration of Buddhism into Western Culture

As Asians, we sometimes forget that the teachings of the Buddha actually have nothing to do with Asia or Asian culture. We were born into Eastern cultures where images of the Buddha and Buddhist rituals and teachings are commonplace and, therefore, natural to us.

Ex-Army chief’s activism worries army circles

Many within military circles are discussing in a hush-hush manner the increasing political activism of former Army chief Gen V.K. Singh.

Sri Lanka Oman on a positive bilateral Consultation

Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris informed the visiting Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, that Sri Lanka’s economy has recorded over 8% growth during the past two years.

Empowering you to achieve important health targets - Health fest

The College of Community Physicians in Sri Lanka has decided to introduce eight simple targets to prevent the increasing number of non-communicable diseases including heart diseases and diabetics.

The fall of a hero at Apple: Scott Forstall

Apple, the most valuable company in the world at present, proved beyond any doubt the rationality of the cliché that every dark cloud, indeed, has a silver lining, by announcing a very significant news item, when the storm clouds of Hurricane Sandy were menacingly hovering over the east coast of the motherland, the US, just before making landfall on Monday.