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Xinhua report in Global Times, Aug 24, 2017 at 13:11:50
China’s top disciplinary watchdog has named a number of grassroots officials implicated in abuse of poverty relief funds.
The nine cases involve dereliction of duty, embezzlement of poverty relief funds and theft of allowances for house renovation, according to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
In one case, Long Zuoshi, former Party chief of Jile Village in Hunan Province, was stripped of his CPC membership for stealing 81,800 yuan (12,300 US dollars) of poverty relief funds and …

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Reuters report in South China Morning Post,     Aug 25, 2017
No amount of interference or shadowing of its aircraft will stop the Chinese air force from carrying out long-range drills, the defence ministry said, announcing another round of exercises of the type that have unnerved Taiwan and Japan.
The air force carried out further long-range exercises on Thursday, the ministry said later on the same day, without giving details of where they happened.
Such “normal” drills accord with international law and practices and are part of an “ordinary need” to raise …

Bangladesh »

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by Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary in The daily star, Aug 25, 2017
The High Court yesterday declared illegal and void the two deals Niko Resources Bangladesh Limited signed with Bapex and Petrobangla, as those were procured through corruption.
The court also directed the authorities to “revert back” to the state the assets Niko possessed through the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) and the Gas Purchase and Sales Agreement (GPSA) signed in 2003 and 2006.
No payments can be made to Niko Bangladesh or its mother organisation Niko Canada till the pending damage case involving the …

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by Manik Miazee in Dhaka Tribune, August 25, 2017
With elections little more than a year away, Khaleda Zia’s BNP is working around the clock to select the ideal candidates for the 300 seats. But what does the Bangladesh Nationalist Party look for in an “ideal” candidate?
Khaleda Zia has identified three key characteristics she wants in the 900 potential candidates who will vie for the 300 seats:
A clean image with no prior allegations of corruption or criminal records
Young, enterprising businessmen
Excellent connections with bureaucrats, armed forces and foreign companies
Several BNP leaders have …

Bangladesh »

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Ruling Awami League has decided to stay quiet until chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha goes into his retirement probably after five months on 31 January 2018.
The party somehow wants to spend the five-month time without facing any embarrassment, said party insiders.
The government wants to have negotiations with the CJ in this regard, they added.
Ever since the Supreme Court released its full verdict on the 16th amendment, many AL leaders have been demanding that the CJ expunge some of his observations. And the party’s position was to file a review petition …