South Asia

  • More terror related deaths under NDA than UPA, claims Congress ad 01-04-2014 07:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress's new advertisement on Twitter has landed the party in a fresh controversy. The ad claims there have been less terror-related deaths under the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) rule as compared to the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) rule. The ad titled 'Keeping India Safer' shows that under...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart 05-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • SAARC members should put aside differences, says Manish Tewari 07-09-2013 03:40 PM

    Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Saturday said members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) should put aside their "little differences" to reap dividends. He said the members would benefit politically and also strengthen their economies if they could leave their differences behind for they had...
  • Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists is against freedom of expression: SAMC 23-08-2013 07:07 PM

    South Asia Media Commission on Friday said Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists was against the right of freedom of expression. It said media organisations would do well to formulate a credible plan for a mechanism at the professional level at the earliest as "the delay...
  • China under Xi will not 'dodge disputes' with neighbours: Yang 16-08-2013 06:51 PM

    Beijing: China under the new leadership will not "dodge disputes" with neighbours and forsake its core national interests, a top Chinese diplomat said on Friday, making it clear that no country should expect Beijing to swallow the "bitter fruit" undermining its sovereignty and security. In an article carried by the...
  • LoC should become line of cooperation, says Mufti 24-06-2013 04:34 AM

    Jammu: Pointing out at shifts in strategic factors of South Asia, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday insisted that whichever party comes to power after the next general elections will have to address the Kashmir problem. "Any government that comes into power at the Centre after next elections will have...
  • India receives $ 69 bn in remittances; tops global list 20-04-2013 07:40 PM

    Washington: India received $69 billion remittance in 2012, the highest in the world, followed by China with $60 billion and the Philippines $24 billion, World Bank data showed. Other major recipients of foreign remittances were Mexico with $23 billion and Nigeria and Egypt with $21 billion each, according to the...
  • US backs India's emergence as regional anchor 12-04-2013 04:07 AM

    Washington: Rebalancing its security posture in the Asia-Pacific region, the US says it is investing in a long-term strategic partnership with India to support its ability to serve as a regional economic anchor and security provider. The US defence department's "commitment to the Asia-Pacific region is part of a broader...
  • Colonial period's archival information now online 08-11-2012 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Looking for an online archive of primary research material on South Asia? Now, here's a resource to uncover the history of the region with digital access to over five million pages of primary and secondary sources. Named South Asia Archive, the resource spanning from 1750s to 1950s brings...
  • Handbook of Modernity in South Asia is pathbreaking 05-01-2012 06:32 PM

    Saurabh Dube's 'Handbook of Modernity in South Asia' is a significant contribution to the study of modernity and globalization in South Asia. The book has contributions by well-known historians and anthropologists. Combining a variety of disciplines and perspectives, the handbook interprets modernity as a contradictory process and probes its history....
  • US: Nancy Powell nominated Ambassador to India 17-12-2011 09:09 AM

    Washington: Nancy J Powell, a career diplomat with wide experience in South Asia, has been named by US President Barack Obama as the next ambassador to India, the first woman to be nominated for the coveted post. 64-year-old Powell would replace Timothy J Roemer, who resigned from his post in...
  • SAARC university reduced to a sham 11-11-2011 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: In the midst of the focus on the Maldives SAARC summit, CNN-IBN has found that the South Asia University, set up at a cost of $ 70 million, is in a pathetic state. The Delhi-based university has no campus, no hostel and is struggling with curriculum. According to...
  • Genes that trigger diabetes in Indians identified 07-09-2011 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: Scientists have finally cracked the reason as to why Indians and South Asians are more prone to diabetes. Six new genes have been identified that trigger diabetes and make Indians and South Asians four times more likely than Europeans to develop type 2 diabetes. Dr V Mohan, the...
  • Pakistani writer HM Naqvi to tour India 02-07-2011 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: HM Naqvi, the Pakistan-based novelist whose book "Home Boy" won the first DSC South Asian prize for literature, will tour Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai July 5-7 to promote awareness about contemporary South Asian literature. Naqvi, who will read out from his novels, will also discuss trends in new...
  • No English, no Urdu, no Hindi... only Pashto!

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    This, spoken vehemently by a boy no more than 7 or 8 years old in the lift of Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel. He was looking directly...

  • South Asia facing a health crisis: World Bank 09-02-2011 08:48 AM

    Washington: India in particular and South Asian countries in general, are facing a "health crisis" with rising rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other non communicable diseases (NCDs), the World Bank said on Wednesday. In its report "Capitalizing on the Demographic Transition: Tackling Non communicable Diseases in South Asia,"...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: S Asia Lit prize to HM Naqvi 22-01-2011 08:19 PM

    Jaipur: Karachi-based author HM Naqvi beat out stiff competition from five contenders to win the first DSC Literature Prize for South Asia for his debut novel 'Home Boy'. The $50,000 award was instituted last year by infrastructure firm DSC, which is also the main sponsor of the Jaipur Literature Festival,...
  • Broken Knees, Broken Promises: India, Pak in 2010

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    YouTube describes it as the world's most ridiculous border ceremony. And that's putting it politely, as anyone who has watched the Wagah flag-lowering ceremony between...

  • DSC Prize for South Asian Lit announces longlist 21-09-2010 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: The DSC Prize for South Asian writing has announced the longlist for 2011 contenders. The award was launched to celebrate the rich and versatile literature from, and related to, the subcontinent. This year’s selection reflect the best writing in English, Bengali and Tamil (translation into English) with writers...
  • China wants to work with India for S Asia peace 07-09-2010 07:29 PM

    Beijing: China on Tuesday underlined its role in South Asia, saying that as an “important member” of Asia it is willing to work with India for peace and stability in the sub-continent. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said China is committed to safeguarding peace and stability of Asia, including...
  • India's medical tourism hit by a 'Superbug' 12-08-2010 09:02 AM

    London: A new superbug from India could spread around the world – in part because of medical tourism – and scientists say there are almost no drugs to treat it. Researchers said on Wednesday they had found a new gene called New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or NDM-1, in patients in South...