Stories from 6 October 2013
The Brunei government is running after scholars who have failed to return home after completing their studies abroad. The issue has sparked a debate about the country's scholarship system.
Iranians don't all agree on whether the thawing of relations signaled by a historic phone call between Presidents Obama and Rouhani is a good thing.
Raza Habib Raja at Pak Tea House comments: The biggest ‘crime’ in Pakistan is to be what I call, Non-Muslim Muslims. So if you are an Ahmedi, Shiite, and even a believer in some Sufi Saint you will invariably be called Non-Muslim by some. That brings one to the question...
Kamayani at Kracktivist reports that the Happy hours discount concept, which is popular across bars, restaurants and multiplexes, is now catching up in the Indian health care sector. A Bangalore based private hospital has recently started offering 30-75% discounts on key services, including diagnostics, radiology, and consultancy, during off-peak hours....
As explained by Tom Grundy, a pedestrian called the police and the woman was arrested for slapping her boyfriend who was kneeling down in front of her pleading for her forgiveness for bringing another woman home.
A coalition of concerned individuals and NGOs, Hong Kong for Elephants, rallied on October 4 calling on the Hong Kong Government to destroy its entire stockpile of 25 tonnes of confiscated ivory.