AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

Paris, December 14 (AFP): At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered […]

Exit polls by TV channels predict BJP victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

Exit polls by TV channels predict BJP victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi, December 14 (newsin.asia): Exit polls conducted by various Indian TV channels during the just concluded State Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have predicted a convincing win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in both the states. If the exit polls prove to be correct, […]

Maldivian envoy Mohamed Hussain Shareef elected chair of Colombo Plan Council

Maldivian envoy Mohamed Hussain Shareef elected chair of  Colombo Plan Council

Colombo, December 13 (Avas): Maldives has been once again elected to chair the Colombo Plan Council – which was formed by Commonwealth to help facilitate a joint framework for Asia-Pacific countries to band together to assist and aid the countries. Maldives embassy at Sri Lanka Lanka on Wednesday stated that Maldives was elected to chair […]

New York bomber Akayed Ulla charged with using Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)

New York bomber Akayed Ulla charged with using Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)

New York, December 13 (Reuters): US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against a Bangladeshi man, accusing him of using a “weapon of mass destruction” in Monday’s bombing of a Manhattan commuter hub. Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to a foreign terrorist […]

Maldives Investment Forum to be held in Dubai on December 18

Maldives Investment Forum to be held in Dubai on December 18

Male, December 12 (newsin.asia): The Maldives Investment Forum (MIF), the prime investment event of the government of Maldives will be held at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall in the Dubai International Convention Center on December 18. It will be the fourth edition of the MIF. Implemented through the Ministry of Economic Development the MIF will showcase […]

Pakistani cricketers congratulate Kohli on his wedding

Pakistani cricketers congratulate Kohli on his wedding

Karachi, December 12 (Dawn): It’s not just us mere mortals who are excited with this wedding. Congratulations from the world poured in as the duo made things official and Kohli’s fellow sportsmen from the Pakistani cricket team also wished the newly-weds a happily ever after. Shahid Afridi  ✔@SAfridiOfficial  Congratulations @imVkohli @AnushkaSharma on your wedding. May God Bless you […]

Japan and Bangladesh devise foolproof investment system

Japan and Bangladesh devise foolproof investment system

Dhaka, December 12 (newsin.asia): Japan and Bangladesh have devised a foolproof system to determine and execute investment projects to avoid the flaws seen the China-funded and executed projects in developing countries.  The Bangladeshi paper, The Daily Star, reported on Monday, that Japan is going to invest in Bangladesh’s infrastructure projects under a new arrangement in […]

Lankan human rights activist Shreen Saroor gets Franco-German award

Lankan human rights activist Shreen Saroor gets Franco-German award

Colombo, December 12 (newsin.asia): Noted Sri Lankan human rights campaigner Shreen Abdul Saroor,  received the Franco-German Human Rights Award at a ceremony here on Monday in the presence of the Sri Lankan Minister of Finance and Media ,Mangala Samaraweera and the German Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Jörn Rohde. The Franco German Prize for Human Rights […]

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