Articles about South Asia
25 Mar 2021
Deadly heatwaves will become more common in South Asia: Scientists
Potentially deadly heatwaves will likely become more commonplace in South Asian countries, including India, in the coming decades even if global warming is limited to 1.5 degree Celsius, according to a new study.
14 Jan 2021
Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers
Bhupinder Singh Mann, the President of Bhartiya Kisan Union, on Thursday quit the four-member committee formed by Supreme Court to talk with farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws for over a month.
10 Dec 2020
India's economy will contract at slower pace of 8%: ADB
The Indian economy will contract at a slower pace in FY21, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) predicted on Thursday. Revising India's growth for the aforementioned period, the bank said the economy will contract by 8%, a minimal improvement from the earlier de-growth estimate of 9%.
27 Oct 2020
Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das quits after hate-speech row
On Tuesday, Ankhi Das stepped down as the head of Facebook's public policy in India, South Asia, and Central Asia.
29 Aug 2020
Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again
The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.
26 Aug 2020
Chinese ambassador downplays Galwan clash, calls it "unfortunate incident"
Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong sought to downplay the Indo-China clash at Galwan Valley that took place around mid-June, at an Indo-China youth webinar.
25 Aug 2020
Delhi to London via bus? It's possible, but in 2021
Just in case you needed yet another reason to madly wait for 2021, here you go: A bus trip from Delhi to London shall be possible next year.
08 Aug 2020
Karan Bajaj, the yogi who sold his start-up for $300mn
Successful entrepreneurs are hailed for how they hold onto their idea and make it big in the market.
17 Jul 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO
In the last few hours, several developments have been reported from the world of technology.
08 Jul 2020
Kulbhushan Jadhav didn't seek review of his death sentence: Pakistan
Ex-Indian Navy Officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, who faces death sentence in Pakistan didn't file a review plea pertaining to his punishment, Islamabad said on Wednesday. Jadhav, who was picked up by Pakistani agencies in 2016, has instead chosen to go ahead with his pending mercy plea, which was filed on April 17, 2017.
01 Jul 2020
Sri Lanka police questions Aravinda de Silva over match-fixing row
Former Sri Lankan chief cricket selector Aravinda de Silva was questioned for six hours as criminal investigation for match-fixing began on Tuesday.
30 Jun 2020
Sri Lanka open probe into 2011 WC final match-fixing claims
Sri Lanka have ordered a criminal probe to look into the allegations that 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai was fixed.
26 Jun 2020
SL Minister submits nine-page report to support match-fixing claims
Former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, on Thursday, submitted a detailed report to back his claims that the ICC World Cup 2011 final was fixed.
12 Jun 2020
Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally
The economic repercussions of coronavirus, which has already taken 423,844 lives globally, are mountainous. Thanks to lockdowns, enforced to break the transmission chain, even the richest countries are staring at oblivion.
09 Jun 2020
Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus
In a development that should worry all countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said the coronavirus situation was worsening globally, though some improvement was witnessed in Europe.
27 May 2020
Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China
United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.
02 Apr 2020
Pakistan court commutes US journalist Daniel Pearl murder-convict's death sentence
A Pakistan court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a convict in the 2002 murder of United States journalist Daniel Pearl.
08 Nov 2019
Over half of Indian youth will be unemployable in 2030
With over 90 crore people under age 24, South Asia is home to the world's largest youth workforce. However, over half of them will not have the skills to become employable in the next decade, said UNICEF's seventh executive director, Henrietta H Fore.
03 Oct 2019
Over 100 million will die in India-Pakistan nuclear war: Study
If India and Pakistan decide to go to war, its impact will not remain restricted to South Asia but will affect the entire world, a new study has claimed.
22 Aug 2019
Google Go app now available for all Android devices
A year and a half after its initial launch in select markets, Google has released the lightweight 'Go' app for users around the globe.
15 Aug 2019
Posing as NGO-worker, woman breaches Tihar's security to meet boyfriend
In a story that seems straight from a romance thriller, a woman managed to breach the security of Tihar Jail, South Asia's largest high-security prison complex, to meet her lover.
22 Jul 2019
Best beaches in the world
What makes beaches great is that they have something for all sorts of travel souls.
14 Jul 2019
India-Pakistan Kartarpur Corridor talks: Pilgrim's safety, connectivity on India's agenda
Officials from India and Pakistan will meet on Sunday in Wagah to hold the second round of talks over the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh Pilgrims.
03 Jul 2019
#GamingBytes: 'PUBG Lite' to have support for Hindi as well
The newest game in the PUBG family will be a 'Lite' version of the PC game.
05 Jun 2019
#LoveIsLove: Pride parades across India since the first in 1999
The month of June marks the Pride month to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots, which triggered the Pride movement globally. While Pride marches started off as early as 1970 in the United States, India had its first only in 1999.
05 Mar 2019
Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'
With the air quality worsening in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Gurugram has emerged as the most polluted city in the world, according to a report.
03 Mar 2019
Trevor Noah defends racist jokes on Indo-Pak conflict, fails miserably
US comedian Trevor Noah cracked an insensitive joke about ongoing Indo-Pak tensions earlier this week.
03 Mar 2019
OIC passes resolution on Kashmir "atrocities", India says "matter internal"
On Saturday, India rejected a resolution by Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir, saying the matter was internal.
01 Mar 2019
"Woke" Trevor Noah jokes about Indo-Pak tensions, angers many
Comedian Trevor Noah, who hosts The Daily Show, made a crass joke about the prevailing Indo-Pak tensions irking netizens in India.
27 Feb 2019
#IndiaStrikesBack: In China, Sushma Swaraj speaks on "necessary" airstrikes
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in China to attend a Russia-India-China (RIC) meeting, on Wednesday justified the Balakot airstrikes by saying the Indian Air Force was forced to take the route as Pakistan failed to act against homegrown terror.
23 Feb 2019
Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accusing India of threatening regional security, the Foreign Office said yesterday.
11 Feb 2019
India-UK trade to be unaffected by Brexit: British trade commissioner
Trade relations between India and the UK isn't likely to be affected after Brexit, British trade commissioner to South Asia Crispin Simon has said.
04 Feb 2019
I know Nepal, Bhutan are parts of India: Donald Trump
US President, Donald Trump, never fails to entertain people with his amusing antics, albeit unknowingly.
23 Jan 2019
Social media political ad spending expected to touch Rs. 12,000cr
2019 being an election year, social media platforms are set for a major rise in revenue as experts believe that advertising expenditure on social media will see a rise of 150% compared to the previous general election year, 2014.
09 Jan 2019
IAS topper Shah Faesal quits to protest against Kashmir killings
Shah Faesal, a Kashmiri IAS officer who topped the UPSC exam in 2010, has resigned as a civil services officer to protest against the "unabated killings" and "marginalization" of Indian Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir.
03 Dec 2018
World Bank promises $200 billion in 2021-25 climate action investment
The World Bank today unveiled $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25; adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding.
03 Dec 2018
After Kartarpur, demand grows for Sharda Peeth corridor to PoK
More than 200 Kashmiri Pandits took out a protest march in the city of Anantnag yesterday demanding that a passage on the lines of the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikhs be opened to facilitate devotees to visit the Sharda Devi temple in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
02 Dec 2018
India, US air forces to begin 12-day military drill tomorrow
Air forces of India and the US will begin a 12-day military exercise in Kalaikunda and Panagarh air bases in West Bengal from tomorrow with an aim to enhance the operational coordination, officials said.
30 Nov 2018
Kerala government issues alert before Nipah virus season
An alert about the possible outbreak of Nipah virus has been sounded by the Kerala government to all District Medical Officers (DMOs) in the state.
27 Nov 2018
Pakistan to invite PM Modi to attend SAARC summit
Pakistan has announced that it will invite PM Narendra Modi to the country for attending the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, reported the country's Dawn News.