Pakistan Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Independence

To celebrate its 70th birthday as an independent state, Pakistan hoisted what it claimed to be the tallest flag in all South Asia at the Attari-Wagah border near Lahore. Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa raised the flag at 12...

£1.5 million grant awarded to tackle psychosis in India

University of Warwick researchers are to improve the lives of India’s millions of psychosis sufferers. The National Institute of Health Research’s (NIHR) Global Health Research Unit has awarded the University’s Warwick Medical School £1.5 million to work with this highly...

Udaipur voted among Top 15 Cities for Tourists

T he Indian city of Udaipur has beaten scores of other international tourist hotspots to be named in the world's top 15 cities in a new poll of tourists, the only South Asian city to be so. The heritage-city built by...

Dalit Poised to Become New Indian President

In a historically defining moment, a member of the Dalits may soon become President. Ram Nath Kovind, the governor of Bihar, is a member of the Untouchables or Dalits, the poorest and lowest caste of India’s gruelling caste system and...

Celebs Condemn Amarnath Yatra Attack on Pilgrim Bus

After the recent terrorist attack on pilgrims, a number of prominent Bollywood names have come out to condemn the attack. The Amarnath Yatra attack saw seven people killed when a bus carrying 56 travellers was targeted by militants who opened...

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Wales schools

Hindus are urging all state and independent/private schools in Wales (United Kingdom) to close on Diwali, most popular of their festival, which falls on October 19 this year. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said...

Hinduism fastest growing religion in Australia

Hinduism seemed to be the fastest growing religion in Australia in the span of last 25 years, increasing from 0.3% in 1991 census to 1.9% of the population in 2016 census, numbering at 440,300. According to information from Australian Bureau...

Attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca Thwarted

According to a statement released by the Saudi interior ministry, authorities managed to thwart “terrorist action” that targeted the Grand Mosque in Mecca. The ministry said the would-be terrorist blew himself up after authorities surrounded his hiding place, a house in...

Dexter Actor Launches T-Shirts for Bangladeshi Coastal Communities

The American actor Michael C Hall, most known for his role as the psychopath killer analyst in the critically acclaimed show Dexter, has received glowing feedback for his support of Bangladesh. The actor has launched a limited edition T-shirt line...

Last Chance for G20 To Save Global Education Funds?

  Campaigners are gearing up for next month’s G20 summit meeting which they believe will be crucial in gaining desperately needed funding for schools in the poorest corners of the world. Aid funding fell between 2009 and 2015, from 10% to...