On Killed As Protesters Clash With Police In Sri Lanka Over The Drinking water Issue
One person was killed today and about 15 were wounded when Sri Lanka’s military shot at a protest demanding clean drinking water.
From Colombo Page http://bit.ly/14moR6S
Kerry, in Pakistan Visit, Sees Longer U.S. Role in Afghanistan
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that he expected the United States and Afghanistan to complete a security agreement that would allow American forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014.
By Michael Gordon
From The New York Times http://nyti.ms/14JwX2d
Low Voter Registration By Maldivians Abroad Could Mean No Voting In London, New Delhi and Singapore
The Elections Commission has warned it may not be able to place ballot boxes in London, Singapore and New Delhi for the upcoming presidential elections September 7, as current figures from the commission suggest that the number of registered voters is trailing below the required minimum 100 registered voters.
By Mohamed Naahee
From Minivan News http://bit.ly/143EnkS
Myanmar Feels Pinch From Abroad
The world’s biggest consumer companies are flocking to Myanmar, filling the once-pariah nation and its backward economy with goods previously unavailable to its 60 million people.
By Shibani Mahtani
From the Wall Street Journal http://on.wsj.com/12JOQDV
Bangladesh High court Restricts Islamist Party Jamaat
Bangladesh’s main Islamist, Jamaat-e-Islami party has broken election rules and must amend its charter and re-apply for registration if it is to contest the polls the high court has said.
From BBC http://bbc.in/16nkmXo
Petrol, Diesel Prices Raised
The government increased on Wednesday the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs2.73 and Rs3 per litre with immediate effect.
By Khaleeq Khiani
From DAWN http://bit.ly/18Qi978
New China Leadership Attaches Importance To Sino-Nepal Ties: China Envoy
Chinese ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai said that the new Chinese leadership attaches high importance to its bilateral ties with Nepal.
From Republica http://bit.ly/15z6fgH
Change In RTI Act Gets Nod, Political Parties Exempted
The Cabinet Thursday approved amendments to the Right to Information Act (RTI) to ensure political parties are not categorised as public authorities, a move that nullifies the directive of the Central Information Commission (CIC) to bring them under the transparency law.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/17WDLgZ