NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Indian culture minister's remark that foreigners visiting India should not wear skirts - if they are touring religious places sparks resentment and debate.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has come out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sympathetic stand on the Balochistan conflict
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw have decided to actively cooperate to tackle common challenges
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Ignominous death is entrenched into the social psyche of Kalahandi in Orissa - where starvation, deprivation and poor healthcare have pushed the populace to the borderlines of survival
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Tsai Ing-wen campaigned assiduously on a no-frills platform of “no surprises”, while always promising “social consensus” in pushing policy. She has taken this mentality to the Presidential Office.
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TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - A panel says the ruling Democratic Progressive Party seemed confused about their political values, implying that many of their policies and actions contradicted their founding principles.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Asean as a region would benefit from this trend just as trade with China seems to have peaked, while trade with the West has been hit by fragile recovery in demand.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has hatched a plan to boost tourism with Pokemon Go, the world’s most popular mobile game app.
PHUKET (The Nation/ANN) - Thai police have gathered evidence so an international arrest warrant can be issued for Russian man believed to have stolen cash from many ATMs in Thailand, including Bangkok, Phuket, and other provinces.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thai junta chief General Prayut Chan-o-cha Monday denied having offered to head a post-election government, saying his remarks last Friday were misinterpreted by the media.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Japan and Indonesia agreed to work together in a US$150 million joint project on reducing emissions.
NAIROBI (The Japan News/ANN) - The declaration underscored that Japan and African nations would cooperate to promote economic structural reform; improve health systems, including measures to control infectious diseases.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Kabuki actor Nakamura Hashinosuke III and his three sons walked in a procession in Asakusa, Tokyo, on Monday as part of celebrations for the four to take new stage names together in October.