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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1098

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Internet Access for All – Google’s Ambitious Satellite Project

It is reported this week that Google is about to enter into satellite internet business with a firm goal of guaranteeing the internet access to the entire human population of the earth, which to this day, remains just a distant dream.

Internet Access for All – Google’s Ambitious Satellite Project
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The Plight of Women in South Asia

In the ascending order of brutality, the murder of two Dalit teenage girls in a down-on-the-luck village in Uttar Pradesh, UP, India and that of the pregnant 25-year- woman in Lahore, Pakistan expose the existing inertia of the collective soul of South Asia in treating the women as equals, while on its bumpy voyage into the 21st century.

The Plight of Women in South Asia
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Identity Theft: will it make users weary of online trade?

In the age of convenience, the growth curve of our daily anxieties does not seem to be heading downwards against time, despite the glowing progress made on the technological front, which our forefathers couldn’t even dream of.

Identity Theft: will it make users weary of online trade?
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3D-Modi: the role played by technology in NaMo’s impressive campaign

There are certainly several factors that helped Mr Narendra Modi , affectionately known among his followers as NaMo, the leader of the BJP, win a landslide victory, while routing the Indian Congress Party, which ruled most of the post-independent India. They are the rampant corruption, the inflation that was beyond control, stagnation felt by the once-vibrant economy and the frustration among the youth due to dwindling job opportunities at home, to name but a few.

3D-Modi: the role played by technology in NaMo’s impressive campaign
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Die-rhea: the plight and tragic end of the flightless bird

Rita, the giant South American rhea bird with characteristically long legs and neck, which grabbed the headlines in Britain in recent times, met her tragic end on Friday at the hands of a over-zealous game keeper, who later defended the indefensible by saying that he did it for the sake of motorists – to avoid what he called a ‘car crash’!

Die-rhea: the plight and tragic end of the flightless bird
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Max Clifford - the Rise and Fall of the most famous PR man in Britain

Max Clifford, the best-known PR man and a highly notable figure in the entertainment industry in Britain, was jailed for eight years on Friday, having been found guilty of eight counts of indecent assaults on women over a period of four decades.

Max Clifford - the Rise and Fall of the most famous PR man in Britain
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International Pillow Fight Day in London

The annual pillow fight day took place in Trafalgar Square, London on Saturday with the participation of thousands of enthusiasts from all walks of life, who loved to get involved in a fluffy fight.

International Pillow Fight Day in London
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Air Pollution in the UK: Saharan dust takes the smog to an alarming level

Having woken up on Monday morning, much to our surprise, we found out that our cars were covered with layers of fine yellowish form of dust. At night before, we suffered from itchy eyes and short outbursts of cough in unusual manner, especially in the wee hours. As the dawn broke, the scale of the problem was all too clear: the atmosphere was covered with smog, which, at first, was mistaken for a usual form of fog at the beginning of spring.

Air Pollution in the UK: Saharan dust takes the smog to an alarming level
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Pi Day – 3 / 14

On Friday, enthusiasts of mathematics worldwide celebrated the most famous mathematical symbol – constant – of all time, Pi, π the Greek letter that represents a sequence of never-ending numbers, starting from 3.14159…

Pi Day – 3 / 14
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Floods in England: it is biblical!

Britain is being battered by a deadly combination of storms, unprecedented floods and snow at the moment without any reliable sign of let-up. The storms on Friday night were pretty strong and caused immense damage to properties throughout the country, especially on the coastal belt.

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