Freebies, symbols, funding: India’s key election features

NEW DELHI: At 1.3 billion people, India is the world's largest and arguably the most chaotic democracy. Elections are a complicated logistical exercise that...

Bangladesh bans three Islamic charities from giving Rohingya aid

DHAKA: Bangladesh has banned three Islamic charities from working with Rohingya refugees, a lawmaker said yesterday, amid concerns displaced Muslims in camps along its...

Troops lock down Kashmir city, hold leaders to stifle protests

Army warns of bid to pit civilians against security forces KASHMIR: Kashmiri Muslim men sit in front of...

Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

KABUL: The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-to-find...

Pakistan’s deposed PM criticizes top judges

JEHLUM: Pakistan's deposed prime minister yesterday criticized the country's Supreme Court judges for disqualifying him from office, pledging to keep up his quest for...

NATO forces aid Afghan troops in Kunduz

KUNDUZ: NATO said yesterday its special forces joined Afghan troops in Kunduz to try to push back Taleban insurgents who seized the city, repelled...

Nepal victims despair despite new govt pledge over war crimes

KATHMANDU: It was shortly before lunch on a January afternoon when rebels stormed a village school in the mountains of central Nepal, dragged headmaster...

Toll in Assam market attack jumps to 15 – Several security checks put up...

KOKRAJHAR: The death toll from an attack in India’s northeastern Assam state, where gunmen opened fire on a busy market, jumped to 15 yesterday...

India poachers kill rhino after royal couple visit

GUWAHATI: Poachers shot dead a rhinoceros at a wildlife park in northeast India hours after Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate visited the...

India rejects UN criticism on ‘Clean India Mission’

Government aims to eliminate open defecation by Oct 2019 MUMBAI: The Indian government has rejected criticism of its ambitious sanitation program by a United Nations...

Parched Pakistani port aims to become a ‘next Dubai’

Port part of ambitious China Pakistan economic corridor project GWADAR, Pakistan: For over a decade, Pakistani officials have dreamed of transforming the small but strategically...

8-month-old girl raped in Delhi

Nearly 11,000 cases of child rape reported in India in 2015 - 21 million 'unwanted' girls in India NEW DELHI: An eight-month-old Indian girl was...

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