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Arranged marriages evolving to 'semi-arranged' in India, dowry practice spreading: UN Women

New Delhi, June 26 -- While arranged marriages remain the norm in India, they are evolving into a system of semi-arranged marriages giving women more freedom and making them less vulnerable to domesti... Read More


Upstaging the former coloniser: South Asian cricketers, fans dominate World Cup

New Delhi, June 26 -- There are perhaps no examples in history of a favorite sport of a great colonizer being so thoroughly re-colonized by its former colonies as cricket is by South Asians. The ongoi... Read More


Afghan president to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, June 26 -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will arrive in Pakistan on an official two-day trip on Thursday. According to Pakistan's Dunya News, Ghani will hold meetings with Prime Minister Im... Read More


Sri Lanka asked to drop plans to revive death penalty

COLOMBO, June 26 -- Amnesty International has asked Sri Lanka to abandon plans to introduce death penalty for drug-trafficking after the islands authorities decided to hire and train executioners. "S... Read More


India to be in UNSC as a non-permanent member

NEW DELHI, June 26 -- India's candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), for a two-year term in 2021-2022, has been unanimously endorsed by 55 countries of the... Read More


Pompeo in India, meets Modi to advance ties

NEW DELHI, June 26 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who arrived in India on June 25, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Do... Read More


Agenda for action for Piyush Goyal: India's new trade minister must shun big-brother role in South Asia

New Delhi, June 25 -- The new Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, has taken charge, holding a slew of marathon meetings with internal and external stakeholders. He will be subjected to di... Read More


Modi, Xi, Putin to discuss trade war at G20

BEIJING, June 25 -- The leaders of China, India and Russia will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit later this week in Japan to discuss ways to counter US President Donald Trump's "protectionist" ... Read More


Less than 10% South Asian homes have an IoT device

NEW DELHI, June 25 -- Just 8.7 per cent of homes in South Asia have Internet of Things (IoT) or "connected" devices such as Internet-enabled TVs or surveillance camera against a global average of 40 p... Read More


Pakistan didn't enter Indian airspace after Balakot: IAF Chief

GWALIOR, June 25 -- Indian Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa has said that Pakistani fighter planes did not enter Indian air space after the February Balakot strike. "I want to make it clear that Pakista... Read More