Taxmen raid Maldivian opposition leader Gasim Ibrahim’s resorts

Taxmen raid Maldivian opposition leader Gasim Ibrahim’s resorts

Male, January 21 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian opposition leader cum business tycoon, Gasim Ibrahim, head of the Jumhoory Party (JP), has come under mounting pressure from the tax authorities, ahead of the Presidential election expected later this year. Customs officials along with the police had raided five resorts of the group owned by Gasim Ibrahim last […]…

Lankan President to take bigger role in economic decision making

Lankan President to take bigger role in economic decision making

Colombo, January 21 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, is set to assume a bigger role in taking decisions on economic matters, breaking the virtual monopoly enjoyed by his alliance partner, the United National Party (UNP), headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Daily Mirror quoted the President as telling a party meeting in Kegalle […]…

Sirisena likely to contest the next Presidential election too

Sirisena likely to contest the next Presidential election too

Colombo, January 20 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent statements displaying an uncharacteristically aggressive stance on the issue of corruption and the Central Bank bond scam, indicate not just a  desire to go down in Lankan history as a gladiator against corruption, but also to prepare the ground for a second term in office. But […]…

Chinese experts rattled by India’s ICBM Agni V

Chinese experts rattled by India’s ICBM Agni V

Beijing, January 19 (Global Times): India’s latest test of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Agni V, a nuclear-capable weapon, poses  direct threat to China’s security as well as a big challenge to the global efforts of nuclear-nonproliferation,  Song Zhongping, a military expert and television commentator, told Global Times on Friday. After initial tests, the missile would be […]…

Xi’s thoughts to be enshrined in the Chinese constitution

Xi’s thoughts to be enshrined in the Chinese constitution

Beijing, January 19 (AFP): China’s Communist Party proposed on Friday to engrave President Xi Jinping’s guiding philosophy in the country’s constitution, further cementing his status as its most powerful leader in decades. Xi’s eponymous “thought” was already enshrined in the Communist Party constitution at a major congress in October, elevating him to the same status as […]…

Book on Nepali health foods which tickle the taste buds too

Book on Nepali health foods which tickle the taste buds too

By Frances Bulathsinghala In this modern age in which the mushrooming of fast food joints has only increased the frequency of visits to the doctor, there has appeared a book entitled “Nepali Home Cooking of Healthy Living” by Sharada Jnawali and Cibeleh Da Mata, which contains Nepali vegetarian recipes which contribute to health even as […]…

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Maldives continues efforts to mend fences with India

Maldives continues efforts to mend fences with India

With India remaining unconvinced about the benign nature of the growing ties between the Maldives and China, the Abdulla Yameen government in the Maldives rushed its Foreign Minister, Dr.Mohamed Asim, to New Delhi earlier this week on a three-day visit…

Sports

Ex-husband praises both Bushra and new suitor Imran Khan

Ex-husband praises both Bushra and new suitor Imran Khan

Karachi, January 7 (Geo News): Khawar Maneka, former husband of Bushra Maneka, has said that he has not seen a woman as pious as his ex-wife or a man as respectable as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)…

Imran Khan sends marriage proposal to his spiritual guru Bushra Maneka

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