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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping

Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping

Colombo, January 18: Pakistan has been undergoing an image makeover to portray itself as a tolerant country where its non-Islamic heritage is not obliterated in the process of asserting its basic Islamic character, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. In a video address at the opening of the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition here on January 12, […]

Sino-Lankan venture involves farmers in green power generation

Sino-Lankan venture involves farmers in green power generation

Colombo, Jan 19 (newsin.asia) – Farmers in the draught-prone Moneragala district in South Sri Lanka will soon be joining a US$ 24 million Sino-Sri Lankan Joint Venture to generate 10 mw of green power every day to add 70,000 mwh of renewable energy to the Sri Lankan national grid. Jinawara Dharmawadana, Chairman IMS Holdings Pvt.Ltd., […]

India files charge sheet against Pakistan-based terrorists Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin

India files charge sheet against Pakistan-based terrorists Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin

New Delhi, January 18 ( PTI):  India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a charge sheet against 12 persons, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) chief, Hafeez Saeed, and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen head, Syed Salahuddin, in a case related to alleged funding of terror and secessionist activities in the Kashmir Valley, and sought permission to continue the probe. The […]

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