'Greater investment may reduce child stunting in South Asia'

UNICEF on Tuesday sought concerted efforts for the eradication of child stunting in the South Asian region, saying greater investment in key areas like child feeding was key to addressing the issue.

Aamir Khan made Unicef ambassador for South Asia
Aamir Khan made Unicef ambassador for South Asia

Bollywood superstar, director and producer Aamir Khan has been appointed Unicef Ambassador for South Asia, the UN agency announced here Thursday.

US asks its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pak

Ahead of an anti-government march in Pakistan`s capital on August 14 by opposition parties, the US has asked its citizens to defer their all non-essential travel to this South Asian country.

Second Indian national jailed for rioting in Singapore

A second Indian national was jailed for 15 weeks for his involvement in Singapore`s worst riots in 40 years.

Riot-hit Singapore insists migrant workers treated respectfully

Singapore denied that a riot last month by South Asian migrant workers in the city-state was triggered by discontent over their wages and living conditions.

Two men charged in English match-fixing probe

Two men of South Asian origin have been charged over alleged match-fixing in English football, the National Crime Agency said on Thursday.

`S Asian leadership should show courage to resolve disputes`

The leadership of South Asia should show statesmanship and courage to resolve differences.

US: 7-language campaign to educate S Asian voters

A coalition of South Asian community organisations is distributing materials in Bengali, Gujurati, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu.

South Asians at higher risk of developing diabetes than white Europeans

South Asians have higher levels of blood sugar than white Europeans independent of risk factors that influence sugar levels.

Indian Embassy bomb threat caller a South Asian?

The bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the Embassy premises, chancery and Ambassador Nirupama Rao`s residence.

TN govt hikes prize money for those sportspersons

Sportspersons in Tamil Nadu have reason to rejoice as the state government today announced a hike in prize money awarded to medal winners in Olympics, Asian, Commonwealth, South Asian and National Games.

Haiti cholera matches South Asian strain: US

A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 300 people in Haiti matches strains commonly found in South Asia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

Innocent South Asian forced off bus in Scotland: Report

An innocent South Asian man was forced off a bus in Scotland by passengers who feared that he was a suicide bomber because he was carrying a rucksack and two mobile phones.