NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Both Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi were half right when they attacked the Prime Minister for overdoing his self-publicity.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The more transparent things are seemingly made, the more opaque they become especially in the world’s largest democracy that will have 900 billion people casting their votes over a seven-phase exercise in 39 days in more than 10 lakh polling booths.

KOFU, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Residents in the area below the northern slope of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture, which receives many foreign tourists, are putting effort into creating an environment more welcoming to Muslims.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With increasing awareness of excessive sitting’s effects on health, efforts to increase standing time are underway for the elderly, who often spend long periods at home in front of the TV, and desk-bound workers.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Ahead of more foreign workers being accepted in Japan from April, the government is to require foreign workers’ residence card (see below) ID numbers in reports that their employers submit to the labour ministry, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to give the People’s Honor Award to Ichiro Suzuki, the longtime Seattle Mariners outfielder who recently announced his retirement, it has been learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Operations for the railroad linking Miyako and Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture were restored on Saturday after being suspended for eight years following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - According to Bloomberg News, U.S. President Donald Trump has approved the sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, even though the exact time of delivery remains unknown, likely in 2021, because of changes in production lines within manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Out of the 10 largest world economies of the world, four will be from Asia with China and India leading the world  by 2050, according to the PwC report.

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - Foreign tourists end up having packed food by the roadside while waiting for custom clearance at Malaysia Singapore Second Link. Some waited for up to seven hours for clearance and the photo was posted on Facebook by a netizen believed to be a tour guide.