VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: October 23, 2020

Justice Isa, wife release income tax, assets details: DAWN

Justice Qazi Faez Isa and his wife Sarina Isa came forward on Thursday to voluntarily disclose their personal assets, the income tax they paid from the year 2018 to 2020 and the privileges he enjoys as a judge. The disclosure was made in response to the demand by the Women’s Action Forum (WAF), which had invoked Article 19A of the Constitution and the right to information laws to seek the information about Justice Isa, his wife and children as well as similar information regarding other judges of superior courts and senior military officers. Click here to read...

Taliban Attacks Span 24 Provinces in Past 24 Hours: MoD: TOLO News

The Taliban insurgents are increasing their activities in various regions of the country despite calls from the international community and the Afghan people for a ceasefire and a reduction of violence. On Thursday, the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the group's fighters had expanded their attacks to 24 provinces over the past 24 hours, including Takhar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Kunduz, Baghlan, Laghman, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Logar, Maidan Wardak, Kandahar, Zabul, Herat, Farah, Badghis, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul and Badakhshan provinces. Click here to read...

ED: Putting a stop to child marriage: Dhaka Tribune

Despite Bangladesh making significant progress as a nation, there remain certain areas where it continues to fare poorly. Child marriage is one such area -- according to Unicef, Bangladesh has the highest prevalence of child marriage in South Asia. Click here to read...


India intelligence chief’s sudden dash for Kathmandu raises many an eyebrow: The

Kathmandu Post

Last week, when Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli effected a minor Cabinet rejig, one event that starkly stood out was his decision to remove Ishwar Pokhrel as the defence minister. Oli took the defence portfolio with himself, leaving Pokhrel as deputy prime minister to “take care of” the Prime Minister’s Office. Click here to read...

Do not foresee a lockdown of Colombo District over the weekend: Army Chief: Daily Mirror

Army Chief and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Lt. General Shavendra Silva yesterday said they did not intend to lockdown or impose a curfew in the entire Colombo District over the weekend as they had not tracked down any more areas which posed a threat from the COVID-19 as of now. Click here to read...

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