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.

Philippines: Alvarez offers deputy speaker post to Duterte son


The ruling PDP-Laban is offering a deputy speaker position to President Duterte’s son and incoming Davao City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte in case the administration party captures the leadership of the House of Representatives in

India likely to let budget deficit rise as tax receipts fall short


India’s government is likely to overshoot the budget deficit target previously set for 2019-20, three officials have warned, as a slowing economy creates a big shortfall in tax collections and prompts new stimulus plans. Since

Philippines: Duterte steps into contest for House speakership


After saying he would stay out of the issue, President Duterte has decided after all to endorse someone for speaker of the House of Representatives and will announce his choice by 28 Jun 19. PDP-Laban

India: PM Narendra Modi announces panel to study joint polls


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 Jun 19 announced formation of a committee to study various aspects of holding Lok Sabha elections along with all state assembly elections once every five years, following apprehensions expressed

Thailand: New Cabinet to be ready by the end of Jun 19: PM


Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said on 18 Jun 19 that he would finish putting together his Cabinet by the end of Jun 19 but was yet to make a decision on whether he would