KATHMANDU, Nepal (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - A study carried out by the Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC) has uncovered underinvoicing in carpet exports, and the centre suspects that the practice may be prevalent in other exports too.
DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The incident takes place just a week into the deadly US-Bangla Airlines plane crash in Nepal.
COX'S BAZAR (The Daily Star/ANN) - Felling trees on hilly forest land, Rohingya refugees have set up makeshift homes in Palongkhali of Ukhia upazila in Cox's Bazar. To collect firewood, they are now razing forests around five kilometres away from their dwelling place, putting the environment at risk.
DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - This is part one of a series of articles based on the Centre for Policy Dialogue's (CPD) research on Bangladesh's graduation out of the LDC group.
DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - This graduation comes with both risks as well as opportunities.
KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - In its Final Election Observation Report unveiled on Tuesday, the EU Mission said the EC did not create a mechanism for regular consultations with political parties, civil society and observers at the central level.
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - All 124 McDonald outlets in Malaysia are at least equipped with one green technology initiative, said McDonald’s Malaysia managing director and operating partner Azmir Jaafar. The company is committed to improve people’s life and environment through Scale For Food strategy. The latest outlet in Shah Alam reduced power consumption by 25%.
NEW YORK, United States (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - Five Buddhist nuns or Bhikhuni represented the Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) to introduce the organisation at the Equality Forum of the 62nd session of United Nations Commission on the status of women for the first time on 15 March. Master Hsing Yun promotes buddhism, education, culture and charity through BLIA founded by him with events and activities organised with the concept of equality, equal rights, harmony and peace.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Stronger global trade outlook spurs interest and vigilance; most checks are on Asean firms.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) -Indonesian government says the latest beheading of its migrant worker in Saudi Arabia will not affect the diplomatic ties between the two countries.