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Singapore opens first bus-stop gym in Boon Lay

By Savithri Rodrigo Singapore (Commonwealth Union)_It is Singapore’s new alternative energy option – human power! Simply take a walk to the bus-stop, work on your...

Goyal encourages the steel industry to best utilize the India-Australia trade accord 

India (Commonwealth Union)_Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal advised the local steel sector to make the most of the India-Australia Economic Cooperation & Trade Agreement (ECTA)...

Malaysia joins three other nations in nomination for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage 

Malaysia (Commonwealth Union)_ Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Thailand have collaboratively decided to nominate the Kebaya to UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)...

Brunei and Australia boost defense relations 

Brunei (Commonwealth Union)_ The Indo Pacific Endeavour 2022 (IPE 02/2022) is a yearly defense-led international engagement in Australia that aims to enhance the country’s...

Free trade agreement between Pakistan and Malaysia yet to reach full potential 

Pakistan (Commonwealth Union)_ According to a report issues by Pakistan’s trade promotion body, despite being touted as the most comprehensive bilateral deal, the 2008...

India imposes new rules for incoming international travelers 

India (Commonwealth Union)_ The government of India has announced that the self-declaration papers for COVID vaccine that incoming foreign passengers were required to fill...

Malaysian elections result in the first-ever hung parliament

Malaysia (Commonwealth Union)_ The recently concluded national elections in Malaysia, which were intended to overcome the political deadlock, have exacerbated the situation, as none...

Maldives, Sri Lanka aim to expand trade and investment relations 

Maldives (Commonwealth Union)_ The governments of the Maldives and Sri Lanka have engaged in discussions on the expansion of their investment and commercial relations....

IOC announces Singapore as the host of the inaugural Olympic Esports Week in 2023 

Singapore (Commonwealth Union)_ The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that the first-ever Olympic Esports Week will be held from 22 to 25 June...

India to assume leadership of global AI partnership for 2022-2023 

India (Commonwealth Union)_ According to the latest statement from the Ministry of Electronics and IT, India will assume the leadership of the Global Partnership...

India, Australia leaders discuss ways to strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership   

India (Commonwealth Union)_Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese on the sidelines of the recent G-20 Conference in...

World Bank: Climate change may slash Pakistan’s GDP 18-20% by 2050 

Pakistan (Commonwealth Union)_According to recent World Bank research, Pakistan's annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rate might fall considerably over the next 28 years due...

Bangladesh, Nigeria trade volume reaches $65 million 

Bangladesh (Commonwealth Union)_ According to Emmanuel Jime, executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), the trade volume between Nigeria and Bangladesh reached $65...

UK approves 3,000 visas for Indians hours after Modi-Sunak G-20 meeting

India (Commonwealth Union)_ Following the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the 17th...

The Kerala government to educate schools against body shaming

India (Commonwealth Union)_V. Sivankutty, the state's general education minister, announced that the government of Kerala will raise awareness against body shaming among school students...

The MMPRC bags the World’s Leading Tourist Board 2022 title  

Maldives (Commonwealth Union)_ At the 29th World Travel Awards, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) won the title of World's Leading Tourist Board...

Bengaluru’s 108-feet Kempegowda statue makes it to the World Book of Records 

India (Commonwealth Union)_ According to the 'World Book of Records,' the 108-feet bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda that Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled on...

Imran Khan calls for end to road blockades as PTI resumes long march to Islamabad

Pakistan (Commonwealth Union)_ As the long march towards Islamabad resumed, Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), asked party members and supporters to...

India-Singapore money transfer to use the UPI digital payment system 

Singapore (Commonwealth Union)_ According to reports, India and Singapore have made the necessary technological preparations to integrate their rapid payment systems. A recent media...

IMF approves $4.5 billion in aid for Bangladesh

Bangladesh (Commonwealth Union)_ The International Monetary Fund announced that a preliminary deal had been reached with Bangladesh to offer a $4.5 billion bailout package...

The government to restore access to primary healthcare services in 2023

Maldives (Commonwealth Union)_ Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced that the government is planning to reinstate primary healthcare services in 2023. The President announced...

Sri Lankan President proposes the establishment of International Climate Change University!

Sri Lanka (Commonwealth Union)_ Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe suggested the establishment of an International Climate Change University in Sri Lanka with a subsidiary...

Pakistan Pavilion opened at the London World Tourism Market!

London (Commonwealth Union)_ Awn Chaudhry, the Pakistani Prime Minister’s advisor on tourism and sports, opened the Pakistan Pavilion at the 2022 World Travel Market...

TV debate invitation on capital punishment turned down by Richard Branson

By Savithri Rodrigo Singapore (Commonwealth Union)_The Singaporean Government’s invitation to British entrepreneur and the founder of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson to participate in a...

Arshad Sharif, Pakistani journalist brutally murdered in Kenya!

Nairobi, Kenya (Commonwealth Union)_ Arshad Sharif, during his time was a rebel. As a journalist, he openly displayed his distaste in the political corruption...

Tropical storm causes destruction in Bangladesh

Bangladesh (Commonwealth Union)_A tropical storm brought with it waves of destruction, shattering the livelihoods of thousands when it first hit the delta nation last...

Odisha CM inaugurates the first common agricultural financing platform for farmers

India (Commonwealth Union)_ In an effort to boost the agricultural economy, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated SAFAL, a common credit site that gives...

Pakistan’s PM and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince agree to boost bilateral ties

Riyadh (Commonwealth Union)_ Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia have agreed to upgrade...

President Solih expresses desire to boost Maldives-UK ties

Maldives (Commonwealth Union)_ Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has expressed his desire to strengthen Maldives-United Kingdom relations. In a tweet welcoming the incoming Prime...

Bangladesh’s first jet fuel plant commences operation!

CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (Commonwealth Union)_ The oil refinery Partex Petro Ltd has begun manufacturing and distribution of aviation fuel, becoming the first firm in Bangladesh...

Mumbai to Bengaluru, green expressway cuts travel time to five hours!

India (Commonwealth Union)_ According to Nitin Gadkar, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, the government intends to construct green expressways connecting Mumbai and...

Ayodhya, India lights 1.5 million for Diwali to break own Guinness World Record

By Savithri Rodrigo Ayodhya has held record for six consecutive years 22,000 volunteers lit the lamps which stayed lit for 40 minutes Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh (Commonwealth Union)_Diwali,...

Bangladeshi farmers shift to floating farms as sea level rises

Bangladesh (Commonwealth Union)_ Low-lying Bangladesh is regarded as one of the most climate-vulnerable nations, with storms, floods, and erosion exacerbating the effects of increasing...

Telangana High Court takes up a case on schools for autism

India (Commonwealth Union)_ The Telangana High Court took up a case on its own about the lack of a state-run school for children with...

Assam provides scooters to 36,000 HS Class 12 students

India (Commonwealth Union)_ The government of Assam will provide scooters to around 36,000 deserving students, primarily girls, who passed the higher secondary examinations this...

Baros Maldives bags the WTA award for the most romantic resort

Maldives (Commonwealth Union)_ The World Travel Awards (WTA) has awarded Baros Maldives, a premium private island resort consisting of 75 exquisite villas, with the...

Australia and Singapore sign an agreement on Green Economy

Singapore (Commonwealth Union)_ Australia and its leading bilateral trading partner in Southeast Asia, Singapore, have inked the first-ever Green Economy Agreement (GEA). The historic...

Dar encourages the diaspora to invest in IT!

Pakistan (Commonwealth Union)_ Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, federal minister of finance and revenue, told Pakistani-American IT/tech businessmen that the government was focusing deeply on...

Singapore’s NUS and NTU among the top 50 international universities!

Singapore (Commonwealth Union)_ According to the recently released Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University...

Pakistan willing to talk, but India must demonstrate sincerity: PM Shahbaz

Islamabad, Pakistan (Commonwealth Union)_ According to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan hopes for a substantive discussion with India for regional peace and development, but...

Bank Asia introduces Bangladesh’s first women-only ATM booth!

Bangladesh (Commonwealth Union)_ Bank Asia has introduced the first women-only ATM booth in Bangladesh in Sonakanda in Keraniganj, Dhaka, in an effort to increase...

Maldives is honored to become a UNHRC member, President Solih

Maldives (Commonwealth Union)_ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih expressed pride over Maldives winning  a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Following the...

PM Modi opens Mahakal Lok corridor at Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain

India (Commonwealth Union)_ Phase 1 of the 900-meter-long Mahakal Lok corridor project was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Mahakaleshwar temple in...

pregnant flight attendants will no longer be fired, says Singapore Airlines!

Singapore (Commonwealth Union)_ Singapore Airlines will no longer force female flight attendants to resign upon giving birth. The Airline announced that pregnant cabin crew...

Labor migration expected to surpass pre-COVID levels!

Dhaka, Bangladesh (Commonwealth Union)_ According to a recent analysis by the World Bank, the rising number of Bangladeshis seeking employment abroad highlights that overseas...