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'Afghan girl', the face of Afghanistan's conflict and suffering, gets refuge in Italy

Sharbat Gula, the famous green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose iconic photo in 1985 by a National Geographic photographer became the face of the Afghan conflict, has been given asylum by Italy,  Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s office said

A cricket lover's dream: Dubai offers to host India-Pakistan bilateral series

A bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan is a cricket lover's dream but, with the current political and diplomatic tensions between the two countries, that seems a distant proposition

Monkeys as unsung Covid heroes: India's Covaxin was successfully tested on 20 monkeys first

India became the fifth country to isolate a strain of the coronavirus as the country recorded several milestones in its fight against the diseases - tracing the contacts of the first case diagnosed in India in January 2020

Pakistani cricket team felt they were 'playing in Pakistan', not Bangladesh

The Pakistan cricket team has received so much crowd support during their Bangladesh tour that after playing in Dhaka and getting enthusiastic support from Bangladeshi supporters, the Pakistani cricketers said that it seems that they are playing in Pakistan and not in Dhaka

Ray’s movies opened a whole new world for me: Hollywood titan Martin Scorsese

Hollywood director-filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who was honored with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, said films of Satyajit Ray opened a whole new world for him, UNI news agency reported

Taliban's moral diktat: No female artists on Afghan TV shows; female anchors must wear hijabs

The Taliban has ordered television channels in Afghanistan not to air soap operas featuring women and said the female journalists will have to wear hijabs as per the group's interpretation of Islamic law, UNI news agency said quoting despatches

Bangabandhu-Bapu digital exhibition opens in Bangladesh city

The 10-day long exhibition of Bangabandhu-Bapu digital exhibition has been opened to the public in Rajshahi

Yoga best way to ensure healthy life, says Nepalese PM while launching Baba Ramdev's Nepal ventures

Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that yoga and meditation are excellent means for a healthy life and claimed that the whole world has embraced yoga

Psychiatrist who treated Taliban fighters killed in northern Afghanistan; doctors raise security concerns

Dr. Alem Naderi, a prominent Afghan psychiatrist and neurologist, has been killed in Afghanistan, as Taliban officials on Friday confirmed finding his body

Sri Lankan parliament to honor music sensation Yohani over her international fame

Sri Lanka's Parliament will felicitate 28-year-old singing sensation Yohani De Silva next week over the global recognition she has achieved for the country

ICC forms working group to look at Afghan cricket's future

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set up a working group to determine the future of the game in Afghanistan under the Taliban government, the world governing body said on Wednesday

Pollution woes: India orders closure of schools and educational institutes in National Capital Region

As the air quality deteriorated all over northern India, the Indian government's Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has ordered several measures to control the severity of air pollution in Delhi National Capital Region

Lahore is most polluted city in Pakistan with 400+ AQI

The provincial capital of Punjab became the most polluted city in Pakistan and among the most polluted in the world after the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) went above 400

Indian, Bangladeshi armies to hold joint bicycle rally to celebrate Bangladesh's golden jubilee

An Indian Army cycling team arrived at Benapole, Bangladesh \to start a joint cycling rally of Indian and Bangladeshi armies between November 15-24 fromJessore to Kolkata

Never too late to learn: Indian woman, 104, scores 89 out of 100 in Kerala state education exam

A beaming centenarian has given yet another reason to the Kerala government to brag about its famed literacy endeavors in a state that has over 96 per cent literacy, India's highest