The cricket stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, will be one of the three venues for the Men’s T20 World Cup tournament in 2023. (Photo: Grand Priairie)

2024 T20 World Cup in the US: Three venues selected

The Ninth Edition of the T20 World Cup will be held from June 4 to 30, 2024 with about 55 matches distributed among the three venues.

Former US envoy to Pakistan fined $93K for illegally aiding Qatar; also had illegal contacts with Pakistani-American bizman

Olson also pleaded guilty in April last year before a Los Angeles Federal Court to receiving travel gifts from a Pakistani-American businessman.

Unique climate protest by Indian-origin man at US Open; glues feet to stadium floor

Extinction Rebellion NYC post on X social media quoted him as saying that he was horrified by the climate injustice faced by people in India who have to pay the price for the climate change caused by emissions produced by developed countries. 

United States and Nepal initiate moves for a child protection partnership

This will be the US government’s eighth CPC Partnership and the first with a South Asian nation.


Three Pakistan cricketers test positive for coronavirus ahead of England tour

Three members of the Pakistan men's national cricket team — Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan — have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the team's upcoming tour of England, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement on Monday

Manisha Koirala mulls over Nepal's future, faces Twitter flak from Indians

Nepalese-origin Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala is facing social media flak after she took to Twitter to express concern over her country on Monday

Former Sri Lanka captain hits back at former cricket board president amidst match-fixing row

Former national cricketer Mahela Jayawardena has hit back at former Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala amidst match-fixing claims surrounding the 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai that India won

Our parallel universes: Eyes must see, Ears must listen, heart must seek

I realized that time wasn’t rushing by, I was. This long lockdown has meant longer hours at home watching the birds, and they in turn have promptly obliged, writes Sneha Sudha Komath for South Asia Monitor  

Yoga helps 'confidently negotiate challenges': PM Modi

In what can be seen as a subtle message in the backdrop of the recent India-China face-off, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the International Yoga Day on Sunday to send out a message by asserting that yoga allows "emotional stability to confidently negotiate the challenges before us"

Immerse yourself in melody, books this World Music Day

Remember the goosebumps you got when Indira Gandhi drove down Rajpath on Republic Day to the haunting strains of "Ai Mere Watan Ke Logon"? Or this homily from the late comedian and singer Robin Williams: "You know what music is? God's little reminder

Sri Lanka to allow more foreign universities to enter the country

Sri Lanka is amending its University Act to permit more foreign universities to set up shop on the island, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has told European Union Ambassadors in Colombo

Sri Lanka to reopen movie theaters on June 27

Sri Lanka's  Ministry of Cultural Affairs says that all cinema halls in the country will be reopened from the 27th of this month

Sri Lanka orders probe into “match-fixing” of 2011 cricket World Cup final

Sri Lanka's Sports minister Dullas Alahapperuma has ordered a full-scale investigation into match-fixing claims involving the finals of the 2011 cricket World Cup

Malala celebrates completion of Oxford degree

Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Friday took to social media to celebrate her recent graduation from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Cinema halls to re-open in Sri Lanka after three months

All cinema halls in Sri Lanka will be opened starting 27 June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development, and Cultural Affairs said on Friday (June 19)

Pakistanis looking beyond Bollywood fixation, find Malayalam cinema 'secular'

The emergence of Netflix, Prime Video, and other web-based entertainment platforms have helped Pakistani viewers/writers to look beyond Bollywood and to other Indian regional cinema, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor 

Yoga gaining in popularity among Bhutanese

Yoga is increasingly gaining popularity among Bhutanese urbanites. Nehru Wangchuck Cultural Centre (NWCC) has more than 4,000 registered Bhutanese

Presence of women in Afghan military grows

Presence of female security forces in Afghanistan military has increased by 16 percent, according to the Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

First 'observant' Sikh woman graduates from US military academy

Anmol Narang has become the first “observant” Sikh to graduate from the US Military Academy at a ceremony presided over by President Donald Trump


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