Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India – Top court rejects Memon’s final...

NEW DELHI: Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over...

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...

Afghanistan commences ban on toy guns and weaponry – ‘Lead to physical, psychological damage...

KABUL: The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burnedout hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov...

Tracking slave boats to Papua New Guinea – Seafood from slaves

YANGON: From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But...

‘Missile Man’, former Indian president dies

GAUHATI, India: Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, who was known as the father of the country’s military missile program, died yesterday after collapsing...

10 dead in assault on Indian police station

GURDASPUR, India: Ten people including three civilians were killed yesterday when gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a police station in northern India near the...

Militants in the minority in Pakistan executions

ISLAMABAD: When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter...

Bollywood star, judge urge clemency for riot bomber

NEW DELHI: A Bollywood superstar and a former senior judge yesterday urged India’s top court to consider sparing the life of a convicted bomb...

Monsoon to worsen Nepal’s earthquake survivors’ misery – Nepal still reeling from the impact...

KATHMANDU: As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal’s earthquake, three...

Karachi artists reclaim city walls from hate graffiti

For years Karachi’s walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack...

Maharashtra mandates schoolbag weight limit

MUMBAI: Children struggling under the weight of an oversized schoolbag is a common sight the world over, but now one Indian state has ordered...

‘Medicine Baba’: India’s Robin Hood for drugs – ‘The rich have extra medicines but...

NEW DELHI: Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. A call to the phone number printed boldly on his saffron-colored tunic reveals...

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