Kolkata witnessed the worst sex ratio drop of any district targeted by the government’s scheme to tackle gender imbalance, Maneka Gandhi told the Lok Sabha on Friday.
Pakistan was left with no government leader after Friday’s Supreme Court verdict, which also ordered a criminal corruption probe against Sharif’s family.
The negotiator’s comments were non-committal but indicated that for now, the RCEP talks have not yet moved decisively into a TRIP-plus scenario.
At the top of a long list of human rights concerns were Pakistan’s renewed use of the death penalty, its blasphemy laws, and “enforced disappearances” and extrajudicial killings.
The Supreme Court said Nawaz Sharif is not fit to hold office and ordered a criminal investigation into the corruption charges against him and his family.
The court also disqualified Sharif from office after an investigative panel alleged his family could not account for its vast wealth.
The estranged half brother of dictator Kim Jong Un was murdered in dramatic fashion in Kuala Lumpur, his face smeared with with VX, a chemical considered to be weapon of mass destruction by the UN.
Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother’s alleged sexual assault of another girl.
Tanker owners were protesting against police corruption and a new safety push by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority after a terrible accident last month.
Bhutan may be a ‘small’ nation but it is as concerned about the sanctity of its territory and way of life as any other sovereign state.
The police said Le Dinh Luong was arrested because of his “regular activities with the aim to overthrow the authority and complicate local security,” but did not elaborate.
How have the Indian and Chinese media been covering the Doklam standoff?
On Monday, a no-confidence vote against Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed had been previously scheduled, but cancelled last week.
The government has provided assistance to a total of 116,817 displaced people till now.
China claims most of the energy-rich sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year.
Blocking of military reimbursement to Pakistan for its failure to act against the Haqqani network is in line with trend of the Obama administration to gradually scale down funds to the South Asian country.
Kabul has accounted for at least 20% of all civilian casualties this year.
Defence minister Khawaja Asif is the “most potential” candidate, while speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are in the shortlist.
The court is expected to make a decision in a week or two, with analysts split on whether it will dismiss Sharif or recommend a fresh investigation.
Aranya Johar’s Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty, a spoken-word poem containing lines like “Forget snow-white/say hello to chocolate brown/I’ll write my own fairy-tale” went viral, reaching 1.5 million viewers in its first day alone.
Today, as two Asian powers face off with Bhutan at the centre of this delicate situation, the outcome will show whether the Asian century has a chance to be a peaceful one, or whether it will replay the violence of the colonial period.
Myanmar claims militants affiliated with, or part of Harakah al-Yaqin are behind the slew of attacks on the Rohingya that security forces blamed for, while the outfit denies ever attacking any civilians.
Indian doctors criticise a promising new rotavirus vaccine after inspection of the trial data reveals that although the vaccine reduces diarrhoea caused by rotavirus, it increases diarrhoea of other causes.
Not only are fishermen punished harshly for crossing a border they cannot see, once detained they are treated like prisoners of war by the other country.
The defendants, which include a Thai army general and police officers are accused of smuggling and trafficking migrants on the Thai-Malaysia border.
Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face-off over road-building in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector for over a month.
The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane disappeared on June 7 over the Andaman Sea during a weekly flight to Myanmar’s largest city Yangon.
The ICT Act is now allegedly routinely used to suppress freedom of speech and harass writers, activists and journalists, often for their comments on social media.
Nepalis had been verbally promised they would be able to exchange Rs 4,500 in old notes each, but no official decision has been sent yet on how this is to be done.
India’s stress on protecting the high-seas freedoms in conservation dialogues seems to stem from our ambition of being a major player in deep-seabed mining.
Indian and Chinese troops have entered the fourth week of a stand-off at Bhutan’s Doklam region, but according to all reports, while they are at close proximity, the situation remains calm at the location.
The six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT), set up by the apex court, recommended filing a corruption case against Sharif and his children on July 10.
Despite support from the Bhutan king and others, elderly rural women tagged as ‘poison givers’ have a hard time convincing others not to treat them as outcaste.
In Myanmar’s waves of racial and religious violence, how many promising individuals have been killed, maimed or otherwise destroyed?
Why did Bhutan, which stood by India during its conflict with China and Pakistan, drift away? What caused the crisis in bilateral relations in 2013?
Rohingya Refugees, whose have travelled to Bangladeshi camps in order to escape the violence is Rakhine have been assaulted on many occasions by a group the police call the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army
The all-party meeting called by the Indian government on Friday apparentlys aim to “build consensus” on how to deal with China.
This is an attempt to keep protests from the powerful Buddhist clergy against proposed constitutional changes at bay.
As China builds rail and road infrastructure up to its borders, Nepal eyes its role in connecting India and China, as well as the wider world.
Manoj Joshi, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and founding editor of The Wire, M.K. Venu, discuss India’s recent standoff with China.