In Wednesday's South Asia papers

11 November 2009 05:00  [Source: ICIS news]

THE TIMES OF INDIA

Front page

Briton gets 18yrs in jail for murdering Indian naval officer
Christopher Miller, 25, had stabbed 30-yr-old Kunal Mohanty in the neck, in what was called a racially aggravated murder, as he walked to a restaurant with his friends in Glasgow in March this year.

Indira’s lesson helps Rahul pass UP test
Rahul’s campaign in Firozabad is being lauded, with a few strokes seen to be right out of the coaching manual.

Business

Differences set to delay GST rollout
As differences among states and the Centre persist over various aspects of GST, the deadline of 1 April, 2010 for its implementation is likely to be missed.

Bajaj fails to get its name on low-cost car
To take on Tata Nano, Renault/Nissan alliance on Tuesday finalised a deal with Bajaj Auto to produce an ultra-low cost car by 2012, though denying ‘hamara Bajaj’ a place in the badging of the car.

THE ECONOMIC TIMES

Front page

Longer trading hours: The good, bad and ugly
Equity derivatives community is divided on the impact of extended timings on implied volatility.

Multi-currencies give IT companies hedging jitters
As IT exporters look to expand beyond the US market, their currency management is getting more complex and challenging.

THE BANGLADESH TODAY

Front page

Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to India
Building Agartala-Akhaura cross-border railway and submarine cable linking Khulna and Chennai are among the priority projects to be placed with the Indian government during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit to expedite bilateral and regional development.

Parliament has become a forum of autocrats: BNP
BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain has alleged country’s parliament has turned into a forum of autocratic rulers that are hatching conspiracy to destroy the sprite of Shaheed Noor Hossain whose sacrifice in 1987 helped to restore democracy in the country.

Business

Zillur seeks duty, quota free access of BD products to Turkey
President Zillur Rahman has sought duty and quota free access of Bangladeshi goods to the Turkish market for bringing the existing trade relations between Dhaka and Ankara to a newer height.

Dilip Barua for British investment in BD
Industries Minister Dilip Barua called upon the British investors and Bangladeshi expatriates in UK to invest in Bangladesh’s potential sectors such as ship building, textiles, leather goods, food processing and real estate.

DAILY MIRROR

Front page

Military ready to assist in operating essential services
The military is ready to assist in the operations of essential services if the need arises with trade unions attached to the petroleum, electricity and water board threatening to disrupt the services from today, Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakara said.

Student unions clash at J’pura University, police deployed
The police was deployed this morning to provide protection after two student unions clashed at the Sri Jayawardenapura University late last night resulting in at least four students being admitted to hospital for treatment.

Business

SL’s balance sheet getting stronger –PB
Treasury Secretary Dr PB Jayasundera yesterday said that Sri Lanka’s balance sheet is getting stronger.

HNB Group nine onths post tax profit up 25%
Hatton National Bank PLC’s recently released third quarter group results boasts of an impressive 25% growth in the post tax profit amounting to Rs2.65bn from the Rs2.17bn recorded in the corresponding period.

DAWN

Front page

Car bomb takes 34 lives in Charsadda
At least 34 people were killed and nearly 100 others injured when a powerful car bomb ripped through a crowded intersection in Charsadda bazaar on Tuesday afternoon.

Pak realises need to go beyond S Waziristan: Hillary
The United States believes that Pakistan understands the need to go beyond South Waziristan and maintain pressure on militants in other areas too, says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Business

Treaty with Germany next month
The German government will provide ‘investment guarantees’ to German companies covering potential security and political risks to operate in Pakistan.

Private sector to get loans for buying wheat
The State Bank on Tuesday removed all conditions for private sector getting loans for wheat procurement from commercial banks as the central bank asked all banks to provide loans for wheat purchasing.

BUSINESS RECORDER

Front page

34 killed, 88 injured in Charsadda blast
At least 34 people were killed and 88 others injured in a suicide car bomb explosion at congested Farooq-e-Azam Chowk in Charsadda on Tuesday, Aaj News reported.

Gilani terms bomb blasts as ‘reaction’ of SWA operation
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the ongoing spate of terrorist incidents and suicide attacks in the country are reaction of military offensive being underway in South Waziristan, Aaj News reported on Tuesday.

Business

Germany to provide investment guarantees
The German government has decided to provide guarantee to its investors, willing to invest in Pakistan, said Joachim Steffens head of German International Investment and Finance Division and Debt Rescheduling.

NFC meeting in Karachi from 18 November
The next meeting of the National Finance Commission (NFC) would be held here at a local hotel on November 18 and 19 at 10am, said a Sindh government statement on Tuesday.

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