India
| 21 Jul 2018 | 00:24

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Maharashtra has imposed a ban on single-use disposable plastic  to reduce plastic waste that presents not only an environmental challenge but also a major socio-economic development challenge which impacts biodiversity, infrastructure, tourism and livelihoods.

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General
India
| 21 Jul 2018 | 00:23

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Total sanitation is one of the major challenges confronting the Government for a long while. The Government at the Centre and in the states have experimented with a variety of ideas, schemes and programmes to fix the sundry issues related to better sanitation and hygiene. Between the Total Sanitation Campaign and the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan [Clean India Campaign], there have been many variations of the Government’s sanitation programme.

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General
Japan
| 21 Jul 2018 | 00:06

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A casino resort bill, the first of its kind in Japan, was expected to be enacted after passing the House of Councillors on Friday evening. 

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Politics
Japan
| 21 Jul 2018 | 00:04

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and Konami Digital Entertainment Co. said Thursday they will jointly stage a baseball tournament starting this autumn through an online computer game.

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General
Bangladesh
| 21 Jul 2018 | 00:02

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Now talks are going on to develop East Dhaka like Pudong, or East Shanghai, which in 26 years has transformed from marshy outback into the “New York of China”.

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General
Japan
| 20 Jul 2018 | 23:46

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Sales of fuel cell vehicles, which have been considered the “ultimate eco-cars” as they emit no exhaust gases, remain stuck in low gear, mainly because of a slow rollout of hydrogen stations to supply fuel to these cars.

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Business
Japan
| 20 Jul 2018 | 23:43

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese oil distributors are seeking alternative crude oil suppliers to replace Iran as the resumption of U.S. sanctions against Tehran looms.

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Business
Indonesia
| 20 Jul 2018 | 23:22

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Governor Muhammad Zainul Majdi, nicknamed Tuan Guru Bajang (TGB), is one of the candidates to run with President Joko Widodo at next year's presidential race.

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Politics, People
Indonesia
| 20 Jul 2018 | 18:34

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Pianist Joey Alexander just launched his third studio album Eclipse in May. He explained on his life as a jazz musician at a tender age.

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Culture
Myanmar
| 20 Jul 2018 | 18:31

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - More rain is expected in middle areas of Myanmar starting from July 22 due to the remnant rain clouds from the storm, said meteorologist Chit Kyaw.

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Environment