South Asia

Madhya Pradesh: IIT Indore faculty represents South Asia at Stanford University

Madhya Pradesh: IIT Indore faculty represents South Asia at Stanford University

Along with Stanford University, more than 25 major universities, schools, and colleges also participated, including Princeton University,...Read More

International Finance Corp appoints Hector Gomez Ang as South Asia Regional Director

International Finance Corp appoints Hector Gomez Ang as South Asia Regional Director

IFC, the private sector funding arm of World Bank, has appointed Hector Gomez Ang as Regional Director for South Asia.Based in New Delhi,...Read More

Parts of India to see deadly heat waves in coming decades: Experts predict

Parts of India to see deadly heat waves in coming decades: Experts predict

The researchers suspect the earlier study is too conservative, as deadly heat waves have already hit the region in the past.

PM Modi opens ‘Maitri Setu’ between India, Bangladesh

PM Modi opens ‘Maitri Setu’ between India, Bangladesh

New DelhiPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the “Maitri Setu” between India and Bangladesh, a bridge built over the Feni...Read More

China Coast Guard gains new powers

China Coast Guard gains new powers

China issues top warning for strong typhoon nearing coast

US to soon announce high-level meeting to encourage trade, dev in Central, South Asia: Khalilzad

US to soon announce high-level meeting to encourage trade, dev in Central, South Asia: Khalilzad

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has said that Washington will soon announce a high-level meeting of representa...Read More

UNICEF warns child health crisis in South Asia due to coronavirus pandemic

UNICEF warns child health crisis in South Asia due to coronavirus pandemic

The region is home to some 4.5 million unimmunized or partially immunized children and most of them, or 97 per cent, live in India, Pakis...Read More

Prince Charles launches new coronavirus emergency appeal fund

Prince Charles launches new coronavirus emergency appeal fund

The 71-year-old heir to the British throne, who himself recovered from the coronavirus at the end of last month, praised Britain's Asian ...Read More

‘Led by India, South Asia on way to become centre of global growth’

‘Led by India, South Asia on way to become centre of global growth’

Notably, under the IMF's geographical division of the world, South Asia does not include Afghanistan and Pakistan.

India, Nepal jointly inaugurate first cross-border pipeline in South Asia

India, Nepal jointly inaugurate first cross-border pipeline in South Asia

Taking to Twitter on Monday, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) called the project a symbol of India's close ties with Nepal.

US seeking balancing act in South Asia over Kashmir

US seeking balancing act in South Asia over Kashmir

According to the latest Congressional Research Service (CRS) report - which runs into over 15 pages - the longstanding US position on Kas...Read More

I care about Kashmir as South Asia is my home, says Malala Yousafzai

I care about Kashmir as South Asia is my home, says Malala Yousafzai

"I care about Kashmir because South Asia is my home -- a home I share with 1.8 billion people including Kashmiris.

'Sri Lanka attacks hint at new type of terrorism threat in South Asia'

'Sri Lanka attacks hint at new type of terrorism threat in South Asia'

Pokhrel, who is also the Defence Minister, made the remarks while addressing a seminar titled "Dialogues on Public Security

Kashish 2019: 10 years of celebrating queer

Kashish 2019: 10 years of celebrating queer

South Asia’s biggest queer film festival which had its beginnings in 2010 will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. Commencing on Ju...Read More

Pramila Jayapal re-introduces bill addressing South Asian heart disease

Pramila Jayapal re-introduces bill addressing South Asian heart disease

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on Wednesday re-introduced a bipartisan legislation in the US House of Representatives that...Read More

GDP expected to expand 7.5 percent in FY20: World Bank

GDP expected to expand 7.5 percent in FY20: World Bank

Washington: India’s GDP growth is expected to accelerate moderately to 7.5 per cent in Fiscal Year 19-20, driven by continued investment ...Read More

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi visits Kabul

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi visits Kabul

Kabul: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid a visit to Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Monday to discuss the ongoing peace...Read More

Dynamic councils needed to fix Sri Lanka’s political woes

Dynamic councils needed to fix Sri Lanka’s political woes

The end of Sri Lanka’s 51-day constitutional crisis appears to cap the return of democracy, albeit somewhat flawed, to South Asia. With K...Read More

Unesco condemns TV journalist’s murder in Pakistan

Unesco condemns TV journalist’s murder in Pakistan

Paris:  The UN cultural organisation Unesco has deplored last week’s killing of TV reporter Noorul Hassan in Pakistan and called on the c...Read More

South Asia: The battleground of India and China

South Asia: The battleground of India and China

When the joint Opposition candidate Ibrahim Solih defeated Abdullah Yameen in the recent presidential elections in the Maldives, India he...Read More

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