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 […]

Saba Qamar’s “Hindi Medium” continues to make headlines – for all the right reasons

Saba Qamar’s “Hindi Medium” continues to make headlines – for all the right reasons

Karachi, January 21 (Dawn): The 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards held in Mumbai, saw glamour and glory galore, but we only had one thing on our minds: Hindi Medium‘s wins. The film bagged five nominations in the following categories, Best Film, Saba Qamar for Best Actor (Female), Irrfan Khan for Best Actor (Male), Best Director, and Best […]

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 […]

Will Sirisena assert himself or be a lame duck President?

Will Sirisena assert himself or be a lame duck President?

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/Daily Express Colombo, January 19: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s emotional outburst and the subsequent storming out of the Cabinet meeting earlier in the week, infuriated by public criticism against him by Members of Parliament from the United National Party (UNP), was a glaring demonstration of the increasingly heightened political conflict between the […]

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