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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

Buddhist sites in Afghanistan not at risk, says Taliban

Claiming they were only freedom fighters who had been victims of a “poisonous propaganda,” the Taliban has said all Buddhist sites in Afghanistan will be safe under the group’s rule

Undaunted by temple attack, Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children wants to go back home

A Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children after his wife died in April is pleading with the authorities to let him return to his country before Independence Day, August 14

‘Don't cry, India is proud of you,’PM Modi consoles women’s hockey team after medal loss

After the Indian women's hockey team's heartbreaking loss at the Tokyo Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had words of encouragement and consolation for the players

Virtually extinct in rest of South Asia, world’s rarest heron on the brink in Bhutan

The 2021 survey of the critically endangered white-bellied heron in Bhutan indicates numbers have fallen compared with 2020

Husband's alleged porn film racket: No media trial please, respect my privacy, pleads Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty,  whose husband Raj Kundra was arrested last week for alleged production of pornographic films in a case that became titillating news fodder for television and social media, broke her silence on Monday as she pleaded against a "media trial" and asked them "to respect our privacy for my children's sake"