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: Sara’s Hugpong backs compromise candidate


Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on 3 Jul 19 offered a compromise candidate for speaker of the House of Representatives in an obvious attempt to end the bitter quarrel among administration allies

Indonesia: NU demand for seats may create rift


Indonesia’s largest Islamic mass organization Nahdlatul Ulama’s (NU) request for ministerial positions in the President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin administration may create divisions in the ruling coalition. NU secretary-general Helmy Faishal Zaini said

India: Cabinet approves higher minimum support prices for Kharif crops


The Cabinet has approved higher support prices for kharif, or summer-sown crops, a new labour code that will allow minimum wages to be paid by cheque or bank transfers to workers of both organised and

India: New Congress Chief will succeed only if there is no parallel power centre


The Congress will have to define the role of the Gandhis in the party apparatus before a non-Gandhi is appointed president for the success of a new leadership experiment, evaluate party circles. As things stand,

Indonesia: Cabinet talks put strain on Jokowi’s ruling coalition


Now that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has secured a second term in office, parties are jostling for positions in his coalition, which may grow bigger than it already is as foes want to be friends.