India’s flashpoint temple: Background on the verdict

SABARIMALA: In this file photo taken on October 18, 2018 Indian Hindu devotees are pictured at the Lord Ayyappa temple at...

Pakistan’s water crisis: poisonous and running out

ISLAMABAD: Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim...

India gets ‘first’ gay marriage bureau

AHMEDABAD: An Indian entrepreneur has set up what is claimed to be the country’s first gay marriage bureau, seeking to arrange matches for homosexual...

Brothel owners jailed for life for trafficking kids

CHENNAI: Two Indian brothel owners have been jailed for life for the trafficking, rape and sexual abuse of children, an unprecedented sentence in a...

India PM blames ‘act of fraud’ for deadly bridge collapse

NEW DELHI: Indian leader Narendra Modi said yesterday a fatal flyover collapse in Kolkata was "an act of fraud" and accused West Bengal Chief...

‘India is getting hotter, and it is killing people’ – India to launch heat...

NEW DELHI: Indian officials are launching a program to protect people from extreme heat in two high-risk regions, after a devastating heat wave killed...

Record rains flood south Indian state – Heaviest 24-hour downpour in a century

CHENNAI: The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused massive flooding across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands from their homes, shutting...

Climate-threatened Bangladesh to impose carbon tax in June

DHAKA: Bangladesh is set to impose its own carbon tax on fuel next month - despite the hugely climate-vulnerable country producing relatively tiny per...

Brexit hastens Pakistani Kashmir’s economic break with Britain

MIRPUR, Pakistan: The tiled palaces beside Pakistan's Mangla reservoir and dozens of exchange offices testify to the prosperity enjoyed by Kashmir's Mirpur thanks to...

Junaid Jamshed among 48 dead in Pakistan air crash

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan: A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed and burst into flames yesterday with 48 people on board, killing all of them,...

Shot fired at protest against Indian new citizenship law

NEW DELHI: People hold placards with the image of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of his death...

Pakistani market where women seek justice – A women-only market

RAWALAKOT, Pakistan: A narrow path winds through Kashmir's Valley of Pearls towards 13 tin-roofed shops hidden in a rickety row, a women-only market that...

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22nd January