Talk of a change in the Handloom Reservation Act, which has since 1985 protected handloom weaves from being copied by machine-made and powerloom competitors, has got veteran designer Ritu Kumar worried about the plight of millions of India's weavers who are already fighting for their livelihood.
Fifteen members of a marriage party, including the bride and the groom, were killed and three others injured when their vehicle collided with a truck on National Highway 31 near Madarihat in this district on Friday.
In a fresh revelation, Baltimore police have discovered through a new security camera footage that the police van carrying the arrested black man Freddie Gray had made another stop that was previously unknown to the investigators.
The Philippines may renew its appeal for clemency for a Filipina drug convict granted a temporary reprieve from a death sentence in Indonesia, depending on the outcome of a related human trafficking case, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
Climbing will reopen on Mount Everest next week after damage to routes caused by avalanches that were set off by a huge earthquake, one of which killed 18 climbers at base camp, senior officials said on Thursday.
Nepali farmer Rishi Ram Khanal was looking forward to leaving Nepal for Dubai, where a USD 220-a-month job as a cleaner at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant promised him the chance to pull his young family out of a life of poverty.
An Australian woman faces a possible death sentence for drug trafficking in Malaysia after a prosecutor said on Thursday a chemist`s report confirmed the substance found in her bag was crystal methamphetamine.
As the situation in Baltimore worsened after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, the Mayor imposed curfew in the city and National Guard troops were deployed to tackle the violent riots and looting.