INDIA, July 23: The tax on the sanitary pads was first imposed by the ruling right-wing government in July 2017 under India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST). After nearly a year of campaigning by advocates, India removed a controversial 12 percent tax on sanitary pads Saturday.
AFGHANISTAN, June 15: A newly-emerged photograph of Australian soldiers flying a Nazi flag over a military vehicle in Afghanistan has sparked outrage. Australian soldiers were caught flying the Nazi swastika flag from their vehicle while conducting a mission in Afghanistan as part of a NATO-force deployment back in 2007.
Pakistan was rocked by violent protests when the body of a six-year-old girl, Zainab, was recovered on Tuesday from a trash dump in the border city of Kasur, Punjab. The city remained paralyzed for over 50 hours, and protests were ignited elsewhere in the country as shock over the brutal murder spread.
KATHMANDU, July 18: Despite a public outcry, the government has given its consent to the Election Commission (EC) to spend Rs 140 million for purchasing five luxury vehicles for the election commissioners. The Ministry of Finance has mandated the election body to purchase the SUVs (sports utility vehicles) as capital expenditure and report to the ministry later.