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Pakistan women’s football captain named mental health champion for British charity

Pakistan women’s football captain named mental health champion for British charity

By Nasir Aijaz AsianN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan women’s national football captain Hajra Khan has been named as the new ambassador for the British Asian Trust, one of the Prince of Wales’s charities in the United Kingdom. According to a press release issued by the organisation, Hajra will help create mass awareness about mental health issues, […]

Nepal bans North Korean investment

Nepal bans North Korean investment

By Kuber Chalise Contributor to AsiaN from Nepal Kathmandu: Nepal has banned North Korean investment in the Himalayan country and the Department of Industry (DoI) asked the North Koreans to close their businesses by the end of October in view of the UN Security Council Resolution against Pyongyang. “The Department of Industry has asked nine […]

Seoul likely to lose megacity status

Seoul likely to lose megacity status

  Seoul: Seoul is getting smaller and older in terms of population and could soon cease to be a megacity with over 10 million inhabitants, the capital’s government said Tuesday. According to the city government, the total number of residents in the capital was 10,049,607 as of the end of last year, including 283,984 foreign […]

Hindu community’s business remains shut in Pakistan’s restive town Ghotki

Hindu community’s business remains shut in Pakistan’s restive town Ghotki

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Although the situation in Ghotki town of Sindh province remained relatively calm on Monday following two days of violence, fear from mob attacks gripped the Hindu business community who kept their shops shut in main bazaar and other localities. The Muslim religious extremists had ransacked three temples, a school, […]

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

Seoul: Diplomacy, national security, the unification of Korea, multiculturalism, conflicts, the environment, and religion will be among the topics to be debated in depth at a forum to be hosted by the Asia Journalist Association (Director Lee Hyung Kyun, President Ashraf Dali) next week. The two-part forum, “How we should face 2020-2029, the third decade […]

Malaysia Day mirrors concept of ‘Malaysia’

  Shah Alam: The participation of Malaysians from different cultures, religions and race in the celebrations for Malaysia Day on Sept 16 mirrors the concept of ‘Malaysia’. Deputy director of the Academy of Malay Studies, Universiti Malaya, associate professor Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi said the people should celebrate Malaysia Day so that they will […]

Hindu temples, houses, school ransacked in Pakistan

Hindu temples, houses, school ransacked in Pakistan

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Law and order of Ghotki town and surrounding areas in Sindh province of Pakistan deteriorated on Sunday as students of seminaries took to the streets to protest against an alleged incident of blasphemy and ransacked Hindu Temples, houses, shops and a school owned by Hindu community The protests […]

United Arab Emirates names and shames worst five government centers, rewards top five

United Arab Emirates names and shames worst five government centers, rewards top five

Dubai: Public services are windows for citizens to their governments and improving and developing services will remain a major priority, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, has said. “Providing high quality services is a flexible and changing goal. People’s expectations […]

Quota for employment of foreigners in Azerbaijan half filled: Official

Quota for employment of foreigners in Azerbaijan half filled: Official

Baku: Up to half of the quota imposed by Azerbaijan for foreign recruitment has already been filled, a state official has said. The government had set a quota of 6,800 foreigners taking up jobs in in Azerbaijan in 2019, Vusal Huseynov, Chief of the State Migration Service, said. By now, applications for work permits for […]

Malaysia spending $840,000 per month on illegal immigrants awaiting deportation

Malaysia spending $840,000 per month on illegal immigrants awaiting deportation

Putrajaya: Malaysia is holding 9,532 illegal immigrants at 14 immigration detention centers across the nation. Based on the figure, the government spends about RM3.5 million ($840,000) per month to feed them, Immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud said. “This does not include the cost of medication for sick detainees as well as the cost of utilities […]

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