NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - While AAP accused the BJP of hatching a conspiracy and ‘planting’ candidates to harass a sitting chief minister, Kejriwal himself remained unfazed, saying he was happy to see so many people participating in democracy, in the process tilting the odds in his favour.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The top UN court, situated in The Hague, Netherlands and comprised of 15 judges, is scheduled to start delivering the order at 3:00pm (Bangladesh time).

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The partisan role played by some speakers has brought out the darker side of politics where every loophole in the text of the statute is attempted to be exploited against the fundamental objectives of the anti-defection law.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - As per latest central bank data, which is of September last year, default loans in the banking sector stood at US$13 billion, which is an all-time high.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Neither coronavirus nor Sars can lend scope for a conscious dumbing down by the government in Beijing.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The High court issued a suo moto (voluntary) move in the wake of a report published in The Daily Star on Wednesday under the headline “Laminated posters in city polls: A big threat to the environment”.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Delhi has three detention centres; the Special Branch of Delhi Police supervises the ward holding the Pakistanis, while people of other nationalities are under the watch of the FRRO which along with Delhi Police works under the Home Ministry.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Malaysia/ANN) - Ushering in the new year we should note that 2020 is also the auspicious Year of the Rat, which marks the beginning of a new 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - As Taiwan's young and old, ceremoniously pray at their local temple or at home with family, foreigners have a free hand at travelling wherever they wish throughout the island as It’s New Year’s Eve on the Lunar calendar which falls on January 24 this year.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Prime Minister Imran Khan acknowledged that Pakistanis are "hurting" under his government's economic stabilisation programme, but expressed the hope that 2020 will bring growth and job opportunities for the people.