‘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...

India scandals threaten ‘scam-free’ government pledge

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bold promise of a squeaky clean government is under threat just over 12 months after his landslide...

India’s sex workers seek law change to ply trade

NEW DELHI: Sitting on a cold concrete slab, Sunita Devi reapplies her red lipstick as she prepares for customers at a dingy brothel along...

Suicide bomber kills 15 in Afghan market – Taleban insurgents step up attacks on...

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: A suicide bomber killed 15 people including women and children yesterday when he blew himself up in a northern Afghan market, as militants...

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