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Renowned Indian astrophysicist and science populariser Thanu Padmanabhan dead

Eminent Indian theoretical physicist and cosmologist Thanu Padmanabhan died in Pune, aged 64, on Friday after a massive heart attack, The Hindu reported

New Zealand abandons Pakistan tour; big blow to Pakistan and PM Imran Khan

In what is seen as a big blow to Pakistan's bid to show the world that it was capable of providing a safe and secure environment for international sports, New Zealand’s first cricket tour to the country in 18 years was abandoned Friday following a “government security alert”

Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia, to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a presentation on October 28 titled "Ahimsa: Meditations on Gandhi" featuring original pieces from one of Australia’s finest jazz composers Sandy Evans, inspired by the Indian freedom fighter’s writings and philosophy of non-violence

Afghanistan’s girl footballers escape to Pakistan

Afghanistan’s national junior girls' football team members along with their families have crossed over to Pakistan after Islamabad issued emergency humanitarian visas to evacuate them from their country following the Taliban takeover

Pakistan has much to prove as New Zealand cricket team begin tour

In what is seen as a litmus test of Pakistan's ability to provide a safe and secure environment for international sports, a New Zealand cricket team has arrived in Islamabad after a 18-year hiatus and will play One-Day International and Twenty20 games amidst a promise of “extraordinary” security

Taliban allows women in universities with gender segregation; mixed response to announcement

In what comes as a big relief to Afghan girls and women, the Taliban announced that women will be allowed to study in universities in the country but with gender-segregated classrooms

Former captain Ramiz Raza becomes head of Pakistan Cricket Board

Ramiz Raja, former captain of the Pakistan Cricket team, was on Monday elected “unanimously and unopposed” the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the PCB said in a statement

Indian success story: Para-athletes got a level playing field with able-bodied athletes with government, private support

A level playing field for para and able-bodied athletes, encouraging support from the government, timely hand-holding by private players, mushrooming of exclusive arenas and incentives contributed to the impressive showing by in Tokyo Paralympics for the disabled where it had its best-ever showing of 19 medals, including five golds, The Indian Express said in a despatch

India registers Its best showing at Paralympics with a 19-medal haul In Tokyo

India registered its best showing to date at the Paralympic Games for athletes with disabilities, finishing with five gold, eight silver and six bronze medals in Tokyo

Bollywood veteran Naseeruddin Shah condemns Indian Muslims celebrating Taliban's return; says Hindustani Islam is different

Veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah has condemned what he says are "sections of Indian Muslims celebrating the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan", calling it dangerous

Bangladeshi woman scientist Firdausi Qadri receives Ramon Magsaysay Award

Bangladeshi scientist Dr. Firdausi Qadri on Tuesday received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for her contributions to science as a recognition of her role in discovering vaccines that have saved millions of lives

India's Ladakh gets world's highest-altitude movie theatre

India's Ladakh - the stunningly scenic Buddhist-dominated Himalayan region - got its first mobile digital movie theatre at an altitude of 11,562 feet, making it the highest cinema theatre in the world, according to news agency ANI

Sikh holy scriptures arrive from Kabul, received by Indian minister

Three copies of Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book, were flown to India from Kabul along with Indian citizens and 46 Afghan nationals as part of the government's evacuation efforts from Afghanistan

Uncertainty clouds New Zealand’s upcoming Pakistan cricket tour amid Afghan developments

Amid uncertainty over New Zealand’s upcoming cricket tour to Pakistan after some players reportedly expressed their security concerns in the wake of the Taliban takeover of neighboring Afghanistan, the visiting side is rushing in security consultant Reg Dickason to Pakistan next week

Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing after 517 days

After closure of night viewing of the Taj Mahal from March 17, 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, night viewing will once again be resumed at the world-famous monument to love

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