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Supreme Court to review Gilani’s contempt in Pakistan

Islamabad, February 01, 2012: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has observed that it may review Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani’s contempt of court notice if he writes to Swiss authorities for reopening of corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. A seven-member apex court bench, headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, heard the case on Thursday.   […]

Fears over China cadmium spill

Fears over China cadmium spill

Chinese authorities are erecting barrages and pouring tons of chloride into a river in southern China in a desperate effort to prevent a toxic cadmium spill from further tainting water supplies of a major city. Cadmium was discharged into the Liu River in early January and the flow of cadmium has continued in spite of […]

Plight of HIV infected in India

Plight of HIV infected in India

<Video: Pramod Mathur>  Summary of three anecdotes in the video: It is about people living with AIDS in Nizamabad, Hyderabad, India. Part1 Manjula Manjula whose father, mother constructed the house, and after her father’s death they lost everything. Her husband was a truck driver, they got married 15 years back and they also have a […]

Images of Koreans in Foreigners’ Eyes

The number of registered foreigners living in Korea is around 920,000 according to the data of the Statistics Korea. They are living in Korea with Koreans and Korean culture and what do they think of Korea as a whole? AsiaN hosted “Tea with the foreigners living in Korea” at the Seoul office and heard their […]

Passion of the Veteran Journalist

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr K. C. Hwang, former president of Seoul Bureau of Associate Press at his residence in Seoul. At 89 years old , he is the oldest active journalist in Korea if not in the World. He talked about his experience of working with Associate Press for 30 years from […]

India Celebrates 63rd Republic Day

India began celebrating its 63rd Republic Day on 26th, Thursday with a military parade and performances by dancers and singers wearing traditional costumes. This year’s parade will highlight the nation’s achievements in various fields along with the military prowess, displaying air power including newly acquired aircraft. Before the parade began, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday […]

Pakistan’s Film Nominated for First Oscar

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the renowned journalist and the documentary maker, has nominated for Oscar with her film ‘Saving Face’. Her film has become the first Pakistani to win Oscar nominee in the short-subject documentary category. In the interview with the Pakistani English-language newspaper, she said. “I personally feel that acid attacks are the worst form of […]

Ban Ki-moon’s Remarks on 5 Yr Action Agenda

Ban Ki-moon’s Remarks on 5 Yr Action Agenda

Secretary-General Presents Five-year Action Agenda to General Assembly, Highlighting Killer Diseases, Sustainable Development, Preventive Approaches as Priorities Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the General Assembly on his five-year action agenda, “The Future We Want”, in New York on 25 January:  Good morning and my warmest regards to you and for a happy new […]

Spurious cardiac drugs claim 72 lives in Punjab, Pakistan

Lahore, 24 Jan. 2012: Spurious drugs provided to cardiac patients by a state-run hospital in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province, have claimed 72 lives during last few days, more than double the figure initially given by provincial authorities. The Punjab health secretary confirmed the total number of deaths while responding to journalists’ queries. […]

Korean Former PM Chung Made a Speech at GCF in Saudi Arabia

Korean Former PM Chung Made a Speech at GCF in Saudi Arabia

Former Prime Minister of South Korea Chung Un-chan delivered a closing speech on 24 January at GCF(Global Competitiveness Forum) organized by SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority). This year marks the 6th GCF and former guest speakers include US President Bill Clinton, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yew, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir, UK Prime […]

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