‘Neutral’ ex-judge to rule Pak in run-up to tense elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan yesterday appointed former chief justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk as caretaker prime minister until a general election on July 25 which is expected to usher...

Indian businessman hosts wedding for 151 couples

With the brides dressed in traditional red and gold embroidered saris and the grooms wearing long tunics and turbans, 151 young couples tied the...

Two Britons killed as train derails in northern India – Another train derails in...

SHIMLA: Two Britons were killed and seven other passengers injured yesterday when a train carrying tourists to the hill town of Shimla in northern...

4 killed in India political gun battle

BJP, Trinamool rivals accuse each other of killings, intimidation KOLKATA: A gun battle between supporters of India's ruling...

Flies overwhelm Pakistan’s Karachi in monsoon ‘hell’

KARACHI: Swarms of flies are descending on Pakistan's commercial capital in what residents say are record numbers this rainy season, adding to...

7 decades into Indian democracy, a royal palace continues to thrive

'The idea is to treat guests like kings and queens' JODHPUR: In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid...

At least 25 dead in huge Bangladesh factory fire – Massive fire triggered by...

DHAKA: At least 25 people have been killed and 70 injured, many critically, in a huge fire triggered by a boiler explosion at a...

300 Islamic State fighters killed in Afghan operation – Taleban closing in on key...

NEW DELHI: Afghan forces, backed by the United States, have killed an estimated 300 Islamic State fighters in an operation mounted two weeks ago,...

Amnesty criticizes India for intolerance of dissent – Arbitrary arrests, caste-based bias, extrajudicial killings...

NEW DELHI: Amnesty International has joined a growing chorus accusing India of supporting a climate of intolerance by cracking down on dissent through arbitrary...

At least 15 refugees drown as boat sinks off South Bangladesh

A view of victims' bodies covered in sheets lying on a quay after a trawler capsized off the Bay of Bengal,...

Nepal temple authorities ban animal slaughter

KATHMANDU: In a victory for activists, Nepalese temple authorities said yesterday they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter that attracts...

Soul searching for Modi after crushing Bihar rout – Indian PM urged to change...

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met leaders of his party yesterday to discuss whether to overhaul policies and priorities in the wake...

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