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Uzbekistan population reaches 33.7 million

Uzbekistan population reaches 33.7 million

Tashkent: The population of Uzbekistan has reached 33.72 million people as of October 1, the State Committee on Statistics’ report on the demographic situation said. Since the beginning of the year, the number of people has increased by 469,000, representing 1.4%. The percentage of people younger than the employment age is 30.5% of the population, […]

Pakistan, India sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement for Sikh Pilgrims

Pakistan, India sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement for Sikh Pilgrims

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan and India signed the Kartarpur Corridor agreement at zero line of Pakistan-India Narowal border in Punjab province on Thursday. “The corridor will be open from dawn to dusk. Pilgrims travelling in the morning will have to return the same day,” Dr. Faisal, Foreign Office spokesman, said while […]

Public sector job quota fixed for transgender folks in Pakistan  

Public sector job quota fixed for transgender folks in Pakistan  

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi:  The provincial government of Sindh on Wednesday announced a fixed five per cent quota to employ transgender folks in all government departments. Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Senator Murtaza Wahab confirmed the news in a post on social media. “Sindh Cabinet has decided today that a five per […]

2 provinces, 2 cities, 22 towns named after Philippine former presidents

2 provinces, 2 cities, 22 towns named after Philippine former presidents

Manila: Two of the 145 cities in the Philippines, 22 towns out of a total of 1,489 and two of the country’s 81 provinces have been named in honor of seven former presidents. The presidents are Emilio F. Aguinaldo (1898-1901), Manuel L. Quezon (1935-1944), Jose P. Laurel (1943-1945), Manuel A. Roxas (1946-1948), Elpidio R. Quirino […]

Indonesian president pledges to boost human resources development, infrastructure, debureaucratization

Indonesian president pledges to boost human resources development, infrastructure, debureaucratization

By Eddy Suprapto AsiaN Contributor Jakarta: The Plenary Session of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly today witnessed the swearing-in of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin for the 2019-2024 term. The inauguration of President Jokowi was attended by Asean heads of state namely Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah from Brunei Darussalam, Singapore Prime Minister […]

Malaysia: Opening new doors for journalism graduates

Malaysia: Opening new doors for journalism graduates

By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin Bernama Kuala Lumpur: Every cloud has a silver lining, so goes a popular saying. Despite the crippling challenges faced by mainstream newspapers today, things may not be all that bleak for media practitioners, according to experts. They believe that mass communication graduates now have more options to chart out their […]

Malaysia’s Queen takes part in run for breast cancer awareness campaign

Malaysia’s Queen takes part in run for breast cancer awareness campaign

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Queen Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah flagged off the participants of the fun run 2019 KL Pink October Walk on Saturday. Azizah, who wore a pink sports attire, also ran for a kilometre together with over 2,000 participants, Malaysia’s news agency BERNAMA reported. The fun run, over a distance of five kilometres overall, […]

Kate Middleton speaks Urdu language during Pakistan visit

Kate Middleton speaks Urdu language during Pakistan visit

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Lahore: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton on Thursday left an endearing impression on the minds of young children at an SOS Village in Lahore when she wished them happy birthday in Urdu. The Duchess of Cambridge was attending an event related to the charity during which she chatted to staff […]

Michelle Obama to share experiences in Singapore

Michelle Obama to share experiences in Singapore

Singapore: Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States of America – the first African-American to serve in that role -, will take centre stage at the ‘An Evening with Michelle Obama’ event in Singapore on December 14. At the event, organized by business event provider The Growth Faculty, participants will hear firsthand Michelle […]

New Zealand’s Christchurch Mosque shooting victims call on Dr Mahathir

New Zealand’s Christchurch Mosque shooting victims call on Dr Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad received a courtesy call by two victims of the random shooting incident in Christchurch, New Zealand at his office in Perdana Putra, Putrajaya. Through the Prime Minister’s official Twitter and Facebook postings, the victims, Rahimi Ahmad and Mohd Nazril Hisham Omar were present with their family members, […]

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