Prachanda stepped down after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power-sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling Nepali Congress.
The China-Pakistan plan to build five dams in a row on the Indus will stop the flow of silt to rejuvenate farms downstream and will reduce water flow too.
Pakistan lost and India won but Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be released, writes a senior Pakistani lawyer.
In a statement by the Afghan defence ministry, the militant attack began just before midnight on Monday, killing at least ten soldiers and wounding nine.
The crackdown is being carried out by the civilian Federal Investigation Agency, with upto 200 social media accounts under investigation.
In light of India’s disputes with Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the decision to not nominate a member for the UN’s Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf may have significant strategic consequences.
Bad weather and high winds are to blame for the high number of deaths this month.
A candid conversation on globalisation, feminism and patriarchy in South Asia with Indian social scientist, feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin.
While female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, an entire station for women, with mainly young women, is a novelty.
Perched on the mountains of Karakoram, this indigenous community is trying to balance modernity with heritage.
The blog features pieces by members of the LGBT community remembering Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, and explaining the fear they live with since their deaths.
Xi said the world must create conditions that promote open development by providing an open platform of cooperation that will uphold an open world economy.
The early onset of monsoon comes after the India Meteorological Department said that India looks likely to receive higher rainfall than previously forecast.
The deals signed add to the $57 billion that has already been pledged for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), part of the One Belt One Road initiative.
Fluoride concentration in groundwater is going up as wells are getting deeper; experts say using surface water after treatment is the only way out.
A senior Sri Lankan government official said Sri Lanka was “unlikely” to agree to China’s request to dock the submarine at any time, given India’s concerns.
A bomb exploded in Baluchistan next to a convoy of the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate leaving 25 dead and at least 35 wounded.
Two years after the second earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, the recovery efforts have been stalled by political instability and money mismanagement.
The sanctions have been slapped to disrupt the funding of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its front for charitable activities, the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, the Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Dawa al-Qu’ran (JDQ), the ISIS of Iraq and Syria, and ISIS Khorasan.
The company behind the ad, featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, has apologised after the ad drew sharp criticism.
The envoy urged Pakistan and India to join hands in returning peace to Afghanistan at a time when Taliban and ISIS are both posing threats to the region.
Sri Lanka allowed a Chinese submarine to dock in 2014, triggering a fierce reaction from India, which fears China trying to extend its sphere of influence at India’s cost.
Over 50% of those charged with blasphemy belong to minority communities, who form less than 4% of Pakistan’s population.
Godagari police official Hifzul Alam Munshi said that police surrounded the house at Benipur village early morning after intelligence inputs suggested there were militants present there.
Beijing on Wednesday complained about the US lawmakers’ meeting with the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.
Police said the two men killed themselves by detonating explosives as officers launched an early-morning raid in a village in Jhenidah district.
Nepal has fixed no upper age limit to climb Everest. Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck, died in a fall in the Everest region early this week.
Sharing the water of a transboundary river can be difficult even when the countries involved have an open border, as Nepal and India do.
The lynching of 25-year-old student Mashal Khan, another example of abuse of the country’s blasphemy law, is being seen as an opportunity to revive the debate on revising the law.
Sher Bahadur Deuba, widely seen as Nepal’s prime minister-in-waiting and the supposed mastermind of the impeachment motion, has disgraced himself by meddling with the judiciary.
Calling his former allies in the Afghan Taliban “brothers”, he portrayed himself as a mediator for peace, which would end foreign presence in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisaged the satellite as a ‘gift’ to increase regional cooperation outside the SAARC framework using India’s status as a space power.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s rehabilitation has been welcomed by the US and President Ghani, who see it as a possible precursor to broader peace with the Taliban.
Sonali Samarasinghe, a former journalist and widow of a Sri Lankan journalist killed in 2009, talks about what the UN can do amid the increasing attacks on journalists worldwide.
Abortion is banned in Myanmar unless a life is at risk and doctors who defy the law can face up to ten years in jail.
The local body elections should have been held in every five years in Nepal. Due to political instability, they have been halted since May 1997.
Ashfaqur Rahman was part of militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team, blamed for murdering five secular bloggers, a publisher and two gay rights activists.
The special cell to help constitute the Joint Investigation Team to probe Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s alleged corruption.
India has provided extensive support in the form of vehicles to the amount of 90 million Nepali rupees to be used during the local body elections.
The Pakistan army’s public rejection of Nawaz Sharif’s decision to sack top aide Tariq Fatemi reveals the extent it goes to protect its control over the country’s national security and foreign policies.