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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 944

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Appointment of Nisha Desai Biswal – the Gujarati Connection

If the exit polls are to believe, the Congress Party that ruled most of the post-independent India is about to be routed at the assembly elections held in four states this week. The immense popularity of Narendra Modi, known as NaMo, has shaken every layer of the hierarchy of the ruling Congress Party to the core, given that the parliamentary elections are just five months away.

Appointment of Nisha Desai Biswal – the Gujarati Connection
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Good Bye, Madiba!

Mr Mandela, who transcended the political divide, not only in South Africa but also across the world, personified the noble human trait of forgiveness while putting behind decades of personal suffering at the hands of the apartheid regimes which ruled his native South Africa.

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Steve Ballmer of Microsoft: the rise and gentle fall of a giant

The ring of truth that orbits the well-hackneyed saying among the investors, traders and of course, pundits in the City of London ‘the trend is your friend unless proven otherwise’ seems to be having the potential to expand its scope beyond the strict, virtual perimeter of the financial realm.

Steve Ballmer of Microsoft: the rise and gentle fall of a giant
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Drone Strategy: an antidote for guerrilla warfare?

The killing of Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of Pakistan Taliban, this week came after a lull of just 32 days, since the last drone attack launched in Waziristan, a semi-autonomous region of Pakistan.

Drone Strategy: an antidote for guerrilla warfare?
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US Spying Mission on European Leaders

European leaders are up in arms against the US over the claims that its National Security Agency, NSA, is spying on them on regular basis with the aid of very sophisticated electronic surveillance systems. The simmering row took a turn for the worse, when it emerged this week that the agency was eavesdropping on the mobile phone used by Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor.

US Spying Mission on European Leaders
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Mr Asbo & son Asboy: feathered clan terrorising Cambridge waterways

Boaters, canoeists, and swimmers on the River Cam in Cambridge, England breathed a collective sigh of relief when an aggressive swan, nicknamed Mr Asbo, which had been terrorising the area since 2009, was finally relocated in April this year, following a lengthy bureaucratic process.

Mr Asbo & son Asboy: feathered clan terrorising Cambridge waterways
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US government shutdown: poisoning the political atmosphere by positioning debt ceiling

The debt-ceiling issue, which evolved into a full-blown political crisis in the US, has been simmering in the cauldron of politics for some time - with the potential threat of government shutdown fluctuating between the demarcations of farce and menace.

US government shutdown: poisoning the political atmosphere by positioning debt ceiling
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Who Tweeted First?

“Jesus was the first to tweet,” claimed Gianfranco Ravasi, a Vatican cardinal, this week while quoting a few of well-known short messages, as being attributed to the Son of Man in the New Testament. “Love one another,” was a short tweet with fewer than 45 characters sent out by Jesus over 2000 years ago, according the cardinal.

Who Tweeted First?
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BlackBerry: the rise and fall of a tech giant

The announcement by BlackBerry about the looming loss of 40% of its workforce in the coming months, has flustered the entire industry to its core for one simple reason: how the arrival of a single game changer can push a giant unceremoniously down from the crest to trough in a relatively short time, regardless of how impressive it has been in its sphere of dominance in the past.

BlackBerry: the rise and fall of a tech giant
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Apple’s Role in the Progress of Smartphones

With the introduction of two iPhones simultaneously with an approximate price gap of $100 on Tuesday, Apple has made the tech enthusiasts talking about two major developments in the world of gadgetry.

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