South Asia

Memories of 2015 disaster: Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hit Nepal

Memories of 2015 disaster: Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hit Nepal

A strong intensity earthquake on Friday morning hit South Asia's landlocked central Himalayan country Nepal.

Dec 08, 2017, 10:23 AM IST
Mattis begins his trip to Pakistan, Middle East, West Africa

Mattis begins his trip to Pakistan, Middle East, West Africa

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis today began his trip to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait to re-affirm the enduring US' commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia, the Pentagon said.

Dec 02, 2017, 08:57 AM IST
Terror groups draw sustenance from support systems in South Asia: Sushma Swaraj at BRICS ministerial meet

Terror groups draw sustenance from support systems in South Asia: Sushma Swaraj at BRICS ministerial meet

In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said militants continue to find shelter in countries using terrorism as an 'instrument of state policy'.

Sep 21, 2017, 22:40 PM IST
Pakistan strongly rejects Donald Trump's remarks on terrorism

Pakistan strongly rejects Donald Trump's remarks on terrorism

The conclusions of the meeting were later shared in Senate by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

Aug 25, 2017, 15:51 PM IST
41 million affected by South Asia flooding, situation could worsen: United Nation

41 million affected by South Asia flooding, situation could worsen: United Nation

Nearly a thousand people have been killed, and tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Thousands of soldiers and emergency personnel have been deployed across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where authorities say a total of 1,009 bodies have been recovered since August 10 when intense rainfall started falling.

 

Aug 24, 2017, 15:01 PM IST

Delhi Police ties up with Uber for women safety

The DCP of the Crime Branch, Madhur Verma, who was also present at the programme, said the Himmat app is the Delhi Police's another step towards women's safety which becomes more crucial in a society that has a parochial mindset. 

 

Aug 04, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
Resolve 'Doklam standoff' peacefully: Former Russian minister to China, India

Resolve 'Doklam standoff' peacefully: Former Russian minister to China, India

India has conveyed to the Chinese government that the road construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications for it.

Jul 29, 2017, 20:15 PM IST

Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security

Pakistan has been battling Islamist and nationalist insurgencies in mineral-rich Balochistan since 2004, with hundreds of soldiers and militants killed in the fighting.
 

Jun 25, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

UN chief's meetings with India, Pak PMs sign of his commitment to Kashmir issue: Aide

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' several meetings with Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in the six months since he assumed charge is a sign of his involvement and commitment over the Kashmir issue, according to one of his spokespersons.

Jun 24, 2017, 14:05 PM IST

Hindus facing persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Report

In the report, HAF lists Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan as "egregious violators" of human rights of Hindu minorities.

 

Jun 23, 2017, 15:02 PM IST
India ranks 137th in Global Peace Index 2017, Bhutan most peaceful in South Asia

India ranks 137th in Global Peace Index 2017, Bhutan most peaceful in South Asia

The Sydney-based think-tank said that level of peace around the world has improved slightly for the first time since the Syrian war began in 2011.

Jun 17, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
Bizarre! These three 'super fertile' Pakistani men fathered almost hundred kids

Bizarre! These three 'super fertile' Pakistani men fathered almost hundred kids

"The more Muslims grow, the more their enemies will fear them. Muslims should go for more and more children," the father says.

Jun 10, 2017, 20:53 PM IST

Pakistan an important partner in South Asia, Putin tells Sharif

He conveyed this to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during their meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Astana on Friday.

Jun 10, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Pakistan nuke tests created balance of power in region: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's nuclear programme created a balance of power in South Asia and is just becoming a symbol of peace.

May 28, 2017, 17:14 PM IST

Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan: China state media

Two Chinese nationals working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China`s state media said, in an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing`s multi-billion dollar investment in the country. 

May 24, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Pakistan approaches UN against India's move to change demography in Kashmir

Pakistan approaches UN against India's move to change demography in Kashmir

Adviser to the Prime Minister on For­eign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has written a letter to the United Nations Secretary General highlighting alleged Indian attempts to bring demographic changes to Jammu and Kashmir, a Foreign Office statement said on Saturday.

May 14, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

ISRO all set to launch India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite

ISRO begins countdown for launch of South Asia satellite. Watch complete news story for getting the detailed news updates!

May 05, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
Higher tobacco taxes can help South Asia kick the butt

Higher tobacco taxes can help South Asia kick the butt

Higher taxes on tobacco could reduce smoking rates in South Asia by at least one-third and avoid 35-45 million premature deaths, according to a recent study.

Apr 11, 2017, 21:37 PM IST
In veiled jibe at Pakistan, PM Modi says 'One thought' in South Asia that breeds, encourages terrorism

In veiled jibe at Pakistan, PM Modi says 'One thought' in South Asia that breeds, encourages terrorism

PM Modi was accompanied by visiting Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the function.

Apr 08, 2017, 17:24 PM IST