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Sharif calls up Modi, praises India’s quake relief in Nepal

Sharif calls up Modi, praises India’s quake relief in Nepal

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express condolence over the deaths in India due to the quake and appreciated India’s rescue operations…

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Ramdev’s infertility medicine

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Ramdev’s infertility medicine

The Rajya Sabha witnessed an uproar on Thursday when members raised the issue of yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s infertility medicine ‘Divya Putrajeevak Seed’. A statement from Ramdev’s aide S.K. Tijarawala,…

Girl dies after being thrown from Badal family’s bus; four arrested

Girl dies after being thrown from Badal family’s bus; four arrested

The death of a 13-year-old Dalit girl on Thursday after she and her mother were allegedly pushed out of a speeding bus for protesting against their molestation sparked outrage in…

Millions hit as buses, taxis stay off road across India

Millions hit as buses, taxis stay off road across India

Millions of commuters across India were left stranded on Thursday as buses and taxis did not ply to protest a proposed law that makes punishment for traffic violations much more…

Ten jailed in Pakistan for involvement in attack on Malala

Ten jailed in Pakistan for involvement in attack on Malala

(Reuters) – A Pakistani court jailed 10 men for 25 years each on Thursday for involvement in the 2012 shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, targeted for her campaign against…

Pakistan says Hindu settlements in Kashmir violate U.N. resolutions

Pakistan says Hindu settlements in Kashmir violate U.N. resolutions

(Reuters) – An Indian plan to resettle tens of thousands of Hindus in new townships in the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir is a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions,…

U.S. asks India, other to go slow in boosting trade ties with Iran

U.S. asks India, other to go slow in boosting trade ties with Iran

(Reuters) – The United States wants India and other countries to wait for a final nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers before actively engaging with Tehran, U.S. Under Secretary…

NY-based Nepalese designer raises funds for quake victims

NY-based Nepalese designer raises funds for quake victims

New York-based Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung has launched a fundraiser to assist disaster relief efforts in Nepal. So far, he has managed to collect over $385,000, and he has secured…

Indian varsities draw blank in 11 subjects, DU 17th in development studies

Indian varsities draw blank in 11 subjects, DU 17th in development studies

Indian Universities have drawn a blank in 11 of the 36 subjects ranked by ‘QS Top Universities 2015’ list released in Bangkok. In agriculture and medicine, neighbouring Pakistan has performed…

How Delhi’s shoeshine boys learn to read and write

How Delhi’s shoeshine boys learn to read and write

It’s 8:30 am and office workers are streaming out of the Delhi Metro’s Gate No. 5 on Barakhamba Road, the capital’s central business district. Nearby, five shoeshine boys holding pencils…

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