Daily News

These are sample stories on Asia which we track on a daily basis. The sources and links to the stories, which are available online, are acknowledged and listed. Where any of these stories require paid subscription to access, we've listed only the portion which the site allows.

Thailand: Princess was ‘nominated for PM with her consent’


In its latest bid to fight the possibility of dissolution, the embattled Thai Raksa Chart Party on 20 Feb 19 defended its nomination of Princess Ubolratana, saying it had been done at the wish and

Philippines: Economic team wants 145 projects off poll ban


The executive branch will release funds in 2019 according to state offices’ spending capacity despite Congress’ opposition to the scheme, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said in a press briefing on 20 Feb 19. He

Malaysia: Putrajaya to set up RCI on judiciary, says Dr Mahathir


PUTRAJAYA will set up a royal commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of judicial impropriety although it has not decided how far back to go, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. “We have not decided

India: Final push to woo voters: Cabinet OKs new houses for rural poor, more jobs


The Union Cabinet approved a slew of decisions on 20 Feb 19, including a new electronics policy that aims to create 10 million jobs, the promulgation of four ordinances, a scheme to build 19.5 million

India: Pre-poll sops: Centre & states offer quotas to appease all


With the 2019 elections round the corner, reservation has taken the centre stage as central and state governments try their best to reap political dividend by doling out quotas to electorally strong communities. In Jan