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"India Is Elated": PM Modi cheers Indian woman weightlifter's Olympic silver

Within minutes of Indian woman weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagging the country's first medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in celebrating the achievement, the country's first medal on the first day of competition at the Olympic Games

Going against IOC directive, Pakistan’s Tokyo Olympic Games contingent have not followed SOP for biosecure bubble

Virtually violating the instructions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), none of the Pakistani athletes and officials taking part in the Tokyo Olympic Games have fully followed the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set for the bio-secure bubble, though they underwent multiple testing for Covid-19

India-UK naval drill a 'homecoming' for this Royal Navy technician

As the UK's Carrier Strike Group enters the Indian Ocean to conduct maritime exercises with the Indian Navy, Jagjeet Singh Grewal is more excited than the others in the crew

Growing human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka worries government, animal lovers

Sri Lanka is often seen as an elephant country and is home to over 5000 elephants

Maldives to host AFC south group D and playoff matches

The AFC Cup 2021 Playoff and Group Stage-South matches will be held in the Maldives, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed on Monday

Afghan girls bag award at international astronomy competition

Even as the future of their conflict-ridden country hangs in the balance, a group of Afghan girls from the western city of Herat gave their war-weary people something to cheer about when they won an award at the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition hosted by Poland which was held online early in July

Cultural sites in Afghanistan threatened by war

Hundreds of ancient sites and artifacts in Afghanistan are vulnerable to damage and trafficking due to the conflict and ongoing instability in various parts of Afganistan, Qasim Wafaeezada Afghanistan acting minister of information and culture said warned, saying the risk in even more in areas held by insurgents

Danish Siddique, Pulitzer winner Indian photojournalist, is killed in Afghanistan

Danish Siddique, an award-winning Indian photojournalist who was Reuters’ chief photographer for India, was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Thursday while on a reporting assignment in the conflict-ridden nation. For the last few days, he had been covering the war in Afghanistan and was embedded with Afghan security forces

Maldives’ Islamic University to sign MOU with India’s Aligarh Muslim University

The Islamic University of Maldives  (IUM) and India’s premium Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will sign a memorandum of understating (MOU) for collaboration in short-term courses and facility and students exchange programs

Chair honoring Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Delhi University

A chair honoring Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, also called Bangabandhu in Bangladesh, will be set up at the University of Delhi on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the country's Liberation War and Indo-Bangla diplomatic relations

India-Sri Lanka ODI series slightly rescheduled

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said the upcoming ODI series between India and Sri Lanka has been rescheduled due to the reporting of COVID-19 cases in the Sri Lankan team's camp

Bangladeshi film Rehana Maryam Noor receives standing ovation at Cannes

Bangladeshi film Rehana Maryam Noor has received a standing ovation after its world premiere at the ongoing 74th Cannes Film Festival in France

Pakistan pays glowing tributes to Dilip Kumar; Imran Khan recalls his generosity in raising funds for his cancer hospital

For once India-Pakistan political differences were forgotten as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan led his nation in paying heartfelt tributes to India’s film legend Dilip Kumar, who passed away in Mumbai early on Wednesday

Indian movie legend Dilip Kumar dies at 98

Indian movie legend Dilip Kumar, known as the "tragedy king" of Bollywood for injecting pathos into the roles he essayed, died in Mumbai on Wednesday moving, leaving his fans across the subcontinent saddened

Bhutan launches its own OTT platform to promote local content and culture

Samuh, the first Bhutanese OTT platform to screen local content, was launched last week in Bhutan by Finance Minister Namgay Tshering

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