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Umer Sharif, Pakistan's 'King of Comedy', dies in Germany; Pakistan mourns

Pakistan's entertainment industry was in mourning over the death of Umer Sharif, one of the country's most popular comic actors and hailed by many as the "King of Comedy", who died in Germany on Saturday, Pakistani media reported

India favorites as South Asia's premier football tournament kicks off Friday

After two postponements, a shifting of venue and a withdrawal – all prompted by the raging Covid-19 pandemic – the 13th edition of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship kicks off on October 1 in the picturesque Maldivian capital Male, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean

Two women Bangladeshi bravehearts risking their lives daily to reach oxygen to Covid patients

Two women - a former woman cricketer and a software engineer – have emerged as life saviours in Bangladesh for risking their lives to reach oxygen to Covid-19 patients

Bangladeshi man sets his bike on fire after being repeatedly fined

Shawkat Ali bought a motorbike two months ago for ride-sharing services to earn some money. However, he himself set the bike on fire on Monday when he was fined for violating traffic rules

Tennis aces, India's Rohan Boppana and Pakistan's Aisam ul Haq, to pair once again for ATP Sofia Cup

Pakistan and India may be at daggers drawn politically and diplomatically, but friendships and partnerships at a people to people level tell a different story

Pakistani singer Atif Aslam releases new song featuring Mahira Khan

Pakistani singer-actor Atif Aslam, whose songs are popular across the subcontinent, took to Twitter to announce the release of his new song Ajnabi, featuring actor Mahira Khan in the video. The song was released on Youtube

Superhit Sri Lankan song Manike Mage Hithe now part of India’s election campaign

After captivating India’s globally popular film industry and its entertainment-craving public, Sri Lanka’s chartbuster song Manike Mage Hithe (In my Heart) has now made its appearance in an Indian election campaign

Bangladeshi girl wins award from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for raising mental health awareness

Bangladeshi girl Fairooz Faizah Beether, the co-founder of an organization that aims at enlightening the youth about the importance of mental health care, has won the 2021 Goalkeepers Global Goals Changemaker Award, announced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Pakistani actor Mahira Khan joins Commonwealth campaign against domestic, sexual violence

Renowned Pakistani actor and National Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Mahira Khan, has joined a Commonwealth campaign against domestic abuse and sexual assault

Two more Indian beaches get coveted international Blue Flag certification, total now 10

In yet another recognition of India’s commitment to protect and conserve its coastal and marine ecosystems through holistic management of the resources the globally recognized and the coveted global eco-label Blue Flag has accorded the Blue Flag certification for two new beaches this year –Kovalam in Kerala and Eden in Puducherry beaches, both in southern India

Unifying power of music: Sri Lankan hit song captures Indian hearts, Bollywood bewitched

Politics divides, but music unites. This is nowhere more illustrative than in South Asia where a superhit Sri Lankan song “Manake Mage Hithe” is making waves in India

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