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Surya Bahadur Thapa:This was a life

Surya Bahadur Thapa:This was a life

Former five-time Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa was cremated with state honors Friday near a revered Hindu temple after his death earlier this week. Thousands of people paid their…

Indian Ladies on Nicotene High!

Indian Ladies on Nicotene High!

NEW DELHI: Indian women are on a new high, nicotene! A new report says that some 20 percent of Indian women are either smoking or chewing tobacco. Now that report…

Madam Bandarnaike remembered in Sri Lanka

Madam Bandarnaike remembered in Sri Lanka

As in the previous year’s Private Secretaries to the Cabinet Ministers of the 1970-1977 government will hold a commemorative alms giving on 17 th April at 5.00 pm at the…

Another Christian burnt alive in Pakistan

Another Christian burnt alive in Pakistan

Lahore: A teenage boy was attacked on Friday for saying he was a Christian A Pakistani Christian boy has died after being set on fire by a group of young…

Bhutan is no longer FIFA bottom ranker

Bhutan is no longer FIFA bottom ranker

Football: Bhutan is no more the lowest ranked soccer playing nation. After the memorable double victory in the two-legged encounter with Sri Lanka, Bhutan jumped 46 places from the bottom…

96 tonnes waste from Bagmati in one day

96 tonnes waste from Bagmati in one day

Cleaning up the Bagmati river is a herculean task and they removed 96 metric tonnes of solid watse in a single day! Over one lakh people including Prime Minister Sushil…

Indian Supreme Court: more power to live-in couples

Indian Supreme Court: more power to live-in couples

NEW DELHI: If an unmarried couple is living together as husband and wife, then they would be presumed to be legally married and the woman would be eligible to inherit…

India to use BBC to reach insurgents?

India to use BBC to reach insurgents?

Good old Aunty is more trusted than any other radio station. Well, the government of India has finally conceded that when it comes to credibility, the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC]…

Children’s rights for Bhutan’s young monks

Children’s rights for Bhutan’s young monks

The world of monastic schools in Bhutan is veiled in mystery. It is home to around 4,000 boys, some of them as young as five, training to become monks. In…

Tibetan Bloggger goes missing after arrest

Tibetan Bloggger goes missing after arrest

Chinese authorities within Tibet are cracking down on writers and bloggers, say sources in Dharamshala, India.  Tibetan writer and blogger Shokjang and his brother in law have been arrested by…

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

DHAKA : Women, aren’t really considered as subjects for media news coverage in patriarchal Bangladesh.  A recent media monitoring survey by the NGO Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) revealed that…

Bo Tree is healthy, say tree scientists

Bo Tree is healthy, say tree scientists

GAYA:  Buddhists all over the world who were concerned about the  health of the Sacred Bo tree can breathe easy now. Plant scientists from the Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute (FRI),…

The Undercover Burma Mission

The Undercover Burma Mission

Founded by a former Green Beret, the Free Burma Rangers train ethnic minorities to run their own humanitarian missions in war-torn regions. Burma has reached a tentative peace deal with…

SC Judge declines Modi’s dinner invitation: Easter is the reason!

SC Judge declines Modi’s dinner invitation: Easter is the reason!

Supreme Court judge Kurian Joseph has declined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to judges as part of a National Conference for Judges because it was on Easter Sunday. The…

Kashmir dispute adds tension South Asia?

Kashmir dispute adds tension South Asia?

Srinagar: In India administrated Kashmir, the Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute is a must to end the tension, instability and uncertainty…