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PM Modi's dream satellite delayed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious South Asian satellite project, announced two years ago, is likely to miss the December deadline as the Indian Space Research Organisation will launch GSLV......

SAARC has not lived up to its potential, says White House

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation has not lived up to its potential, a top White House official said and "regretted" that the regional summit has to be postponed this year after......

Cross-border terror top of SAARC agenda: Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Putting cross-border terrorism on top of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation agenda, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday said tensions between India and......

California approves law to address Sikh, Muslim students bullying

Amid growing incidents of bullying and discrimination against Sikh-American, South Asian and Muslim students in the United States, California state has approved a new law to provide a safer school......

India reaches out to Lanka, to host PM Wickremsinghe on 3-day visit

The meeting comes as India continues its attempts to isolate Pakistan in the South Asian region after the attack on its army camp in Uri. India, in its effort to reach out to its South Asian......

World's fastest-growing economy lags most South Asian neighbours

India’s per capita GDP of $5,238 in 2013 was 65 per cent lower than Iran, 54 per cent lower than Maldives, 44 per cent lower than Sri Lanka and 27 per cent lower than Bhutan, according to the......

RBI decides to intervene in rupee futures market

A few Asian central banks, mainly China's and South Korea's, do such intervention occasionally but the derivatives markets there are deep. A week before a crucial meeting where the US Federal......

TCS faces trouble as American employee files case for favouring Asians

Ex-employee Steven Heldt had sued the company for favouring South Asians and discriminating against American workforce. A US court has refused to dismiss a case filed by an ex-employee of Tata......

Modi to charm Dhaka with visa on arrival, $2-bn line of credit and Tagore poetry

Bangladesh, along with India, had identified 15 projects to promote connectivity among South Asian neighbours   Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to use the smattering of Bengali he had......

TCS accused in US lawsuit of South Asian bias

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd has been sued by a white American information technology worker who accused India's largest software services exporter of overwhelming favoritism toward workers of......

Delhi Belly, Nirbhaya, The Night Of: Poorna's awesome journey

'There are a lot of things to make the series The Night Of relevant.''The decision to make it -- not only South Asian, but Pakistani Muslim -- is intensively relevant with what's going on today.'......

Nawazuddin Siddiqui to be honoured at South Asian Film Festival

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is no stranger to international recognition. He will now be honoured at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, and will leave for the US on September 16. "I am being......

Alia, Jacqueline, Varun to sizzle at Indian Super League's opening ceremony

IMAGE: Jacqueline Fernandez. Photograph: Instagram. Having played host to the South Asian Games opening ceremony earlier this year, the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Sarusajai will be......

Services, Railways fume at being left out of boxing polls

IMAGE: India’s Devendro Singh, left, throws a jab at his opponent during the South Asian Games in Shillong. Photograph: PTI. Livid at being ignored for elections to put together a new......

AIBA disappointed with elections delay in Indian boxing

IMAGE: India’s Devendro Singh, left, throws a jab at his opponent during the South Asian Games in Shillong. Photograph: PTI "Disappointed" with India for not holding elections to form a new......

Boxing Federation of India gets Sports Ministry's NOC

IMAGE: India’s Devendro Singh, left, throws a jab at his opponent during the South Asian Games in Shillong (Image used for representational purposes). Photograph: PTI The Ministry of Youth......

South Asian Games: Hit or miss? Tell Us!

For the 12th successive time, none could match up to India's regional might but the host country's record-breaking medal haul of 308 can hardly hide the fact that the standard of competition in the......
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NSD Director elected new Asia Pacific Theatre Bureau president

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