Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake

KATHMANDU - A giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, that threatened thousands of lives if it was to flood, has been drained to a...

India divided on the abolition of triple talaq

NEW DELHI - The government of India opposed the practice of triple talaq in the Supreme Court on October 7 saying it can’t be regarded...

SAARC Summit being put off indefinitely

ISLAMABAD - The 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2016 in Pakistan's capital city Islamabad may...

Indian activist Irom sharmila to end 16-year hunger strike this Tuesday

IMPHAL - Indian activist Irom Chanu Sharmila decided to suspend her hunger strike on August 9, 2016 that she began in November 2000, making...

Bangladesh: Nine militants killed in gun battle with police

DHAKA - Bangladesh police raided a hideout of suspect militants in the country's capital, killing nine militants. The police also seized explosives, revolvers and...

Owaisi defends decision to extend legal aid to terror suspects

HYDERABAD - All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi recently caused outrage after he defended his decision to extend legal aid to the five Hyderabad-based...

Nepal government investigating couple’s Everest claim

KATHMANDU - Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, both police constables in the Pune police force, made news after they claimed to have climbed 29,029 ft....

Salman Khan stirs outrage with ‘rape’ comment

MUMBAI - "When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped women. I couldn't...

Bangladeshi-American blogger’s prime suspect killed in police fire

DHAKA - Bangladesh's law enforcement authorities have confirmed that a prime suspect in the murder of Bangladeshi-American blogger, Avijit Roy, has been killed in...

US drone strikes have challenged Pakistan sovereignty

BALOCHISTAN - The recent drone strikes in Pakistan near the Pak-Afghan border aimed at the Afghan Taliban are said to be a challenge to...