AAPI Convention 2022


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Pakistan deploying shooters at Lahore airport to shoo away birds

In the first six months of this year, around three dozen incidents —eleven at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Airport—of birds colliding with aircraft and risking their safety were recorded, an official told Express Tribune

Female health workers sans male guardians fired by Taliban in Afghanistan

Since coming to power in August last year, the Taliban regime has announced several measures—including barring women’s presence in the public without a male companion, ban on girls' education, and ban on women from driving among others—restricting the rights and freedom of women

Pani Puri, South Asia’s popular snack, banned in Nepal’s capital

For those fond of street food in the valley, the blanket ban on the sale of pani puri on the streets hasn’t gone down well, with many people taking to social media to question the move.

India’s first Mango Heritage Village comes up in Kerala

The journey to conserve these local fruit variants began almost six years ago with Shyju Mechathi, a civil police officer by profession, who along with his neighbours started documenting and marking every tree in each house with signboards based on their variants.

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Autistic Bangladeshi person, who strayed into India years ago, reunited with family - thanks to Facebook

Liton Bhumij, a 25-year-old Bangladeshi man, accidentally entered India in 2017. At the time little did he know that he would next meet his family four years later.

Pakistani brother, on life sentence for honor killing of model sister, acquitted by court

A Pakistani man, who was serving a life sentence for killing his sister Qandeel Baloch, a social media celebrity, in 2016, was acquitted of murder by the Lahore High Court

A mass apology to Sundarbans in Bangladesh for deforestation and pollution damages

In an act of mass expiation, dozens of activists organized an event on Monday in Bangladesh, offering a mass apology to the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, for deforestation and other damages, in an attempt to raise awareness about the wanton destruction of the environment

Teaching the intricacies of cricket to US and Japanese foreign ministers a 'major advancement': Indian foreign minister

Quad foreign ministers, at the end of their deliberations Friday, visited the 100,000-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar gifted his Australian counterpart Marise Payne with a cricket bat signed by former India skipper Virat Kohli and then taught cricket to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa, both from non-cricket playing countries

India has the world's longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet

India's newly-built over nine km long Atal Tunnel has officially been certified by the World Book of Records, as the 'World's Longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 Feet', said the Ministry of Defence

Trekker rescued by Indian Army high-altitude warfare team in a challenging operation

A young trekker, trapped between rocks on a hill in Kerala's Palakkad since Monday, was rescued this morning after a marathon effort by the Indian Army in a difficult and challenging operation

Kerala man trapped between rocks for two days; Indian Army, Indian Air Force in massive rescue operation

A youth, in his 20s, has been trapped on a hill between rocks in Malampuzha area of Palakkad in Kerala in southern India since Monday with rescuers unable to reach him or provide him with food or water

Broken pledges of Nepal's grandees leaves Kathmandu zoo animals in distress

Last year, KP Sharma Oli, then Prime Minister of Nepal, and his wife had announced taking sponsorship of a one-horned rhino, living in the Central Zoo of Nepal, for a year and promised to pay NPR 1.5 million to cover the feed, care, and medication

South Asia grieves over Lata Mangeshkar's death; reflects subcontinent's cultural connectedness

The passing away of legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar has triggered an outpouring of grief not just in India, but in the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives as well, showing that music has no boundaries and recognises no political divisions

Kerala’s famed snake boat race to be held in UAE

After the Indian Premier League, the Nehru Trophy boat race, one of the famed annual events held in Alappuzha of Kerala, is slated to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year

World's best new building: Bangladesh's rural hospital exemplifies sustainable development

Bangladesh’s Friendship Hospital, built in a remote part of the southern district of Satkhira, has won the world's best new building award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for putting “care and humanity” at the heart of its design

India, with 49, has most Ramsar sites In South Asia

Two more wetlands in India were declared as Ramsar sites, taking the total number of protected sites in the country to 49, India's Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Wednesday

Role of women in India's growth cycle expanding; old thinking about women needs to change, says PM Modi

The role of women is continuously expanding in a changing India, and women’s commissions should also work to promote and recognise women entrepreneurs

Saudi Arabia holds first yoga festival; more than a thousand participate

More than 1,000 people gathered at the Juman Park in King Abdullah Economic City as the country’s first yoga festival kicked off on January 29. The event will continue till February 1

Modi speaks about how a 90-year-old Argentinian woman spread Indian culture in Argentina and Latin America

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke in his monthly radio address of Indian culture was being spread in far-away Argentina and Latin America by a 90-year-old woman who had studied the Indian scriptures and was introduced to Indian culture when she came to India


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