India: Female mediators help combat violence against women

India: Female mediators help combat violence against women

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we bring you a report from India. In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the situation is alarming – rape cases have almost doubled in two years. But with the help of a local NGO, 70 women, often themselves victims of domestic violence, have […]

Pakistan accuses India of deadly bus shelling in Kashmir

Pakistan accuses India of deadly bus shelling in Kashmir

At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded in cross-border fire which hit a Pakistani bus in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest deadly skirmish between India and Pakistan. The incident came a day after India said three of its soldiers had been killed by Pakistani troops and threatened “retribution”, […]

British PM Theresa May pushes post-Brexit trade deal with India

British PM Theresa May pushes post-Brexit trade deal with India

Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would become the ultimate free trade champion as she laid the groundwork Monday for a potential post-Brexit deal with India, the world’s fastest growing major economy. In her first bilateral trip outside Europe since taking office in July, May said Britain would not “turn its back on the world” […]

India ratifies Paris climate change agreement

India ratifies Paris climate change agreement

India, the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change on Sunday, the United Nations said, taking the global pact a step closer to its enactment. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris last December, aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions by shifting away from […]

India confirms deal to buy 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

India confirms deal to buy 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

India’s cabinet committee on security on Wednesday approved the purchase of 36 fighter jets from France’s Dassault, a senior Indian defence ministry official said. “The deal was approved at the meeting in the evening. It will now be formally signed by Indian and French defence ministers on September 23 in New Delhi,” the unnamed official […]

India investigates damage caused by French submarine data leak

India investigates damage caused by French submarine data leak

India is investigating the extent to which secrets about French Scorpene submarines being built in the country have been compromised, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after a leak of documents relating to its combat capabilities. The leak, which was first reported in The Australian newspaper, contains more than 22,000 pages outlining the secret capabilities […]

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

In the wake of Brexit, nations outside Europe are eyeing opportunities to increase trade with Britain for the first time in decades. The country will be free to negotiate its own deals after quitting the EU, and business secretary Sajid Javid – who campaigned for a Remain vote – is already preparing for a hectic […]

China’s stance doesn’t affect US support to India, says official

China’s stance doesn’t affect US support to India, says official

WASHINGTON: The United States has said the Chinese refusal to endorse India’s application to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has not changed its position on the issue. “Nothing’s changed about our position,” US State Department’s spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing in Washington when asked to comment on the Chinese stance. “We […]

India not opposed to Pakistan’s membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group: Swaraj

India not opposed to Pakistan’s membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group: Swaraj

  Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while addressing a press conference on Sunday said India will not protest Pakistan’s entry to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). “We are not opposed to any country’s entrance into NSG based on merit, including Pakistan,” Swaraj said, according to Indian media. Swaraj also clarified that China is not […]

Obama, Modi welcome work on nuclear reactors in India

Obama, Modi welcome work on nuclear reactors in India

  WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed the start of preparatory work on six nuclear reactors in India, a key step in closing the first deal stemming from a US-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago. The two leaders said in a joint statement that […]

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Police have arrested three people, including a police constable, in connection with the gang rape of two teens found hanging from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, police said Friday. Indian media reported that two policemen had also been sacked for initially failing to investigate the disappearance of the girls, who were cousins. […]

Karachi at standstill after Altaf Hussain’s arrest

Karachi at standstill after Altaf Hussain’s arrest

KARACHI (Yes Desk) – The routine life remained at standstill in the port city on Wednesday after the arrest of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in London. To express solidarity with Altaf Hussain, thousands of party workers staged a sit-in calling for his release. About 4,000 people had reached the Numaish Chowrangi intersection […]

The Beautiful Key Monastery, India

The Beautiful Key Monastery, India

Key Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on picturesque hilltop at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The monastery has the distinction of being the oldest and the biggest in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh and […]

Chand Baori Step Well in Rajasthan, India

Chand Baori Step Well in Rajasthan, India

Chand Baori in Abhaneri village in eastern Rajasthan, India, is one of the most overlooked landmarks in the country. It is one of the oldest stepwell in Rajasthan, and is considered to be among the biggest in the world. Chand Baori looks like anything but a well. This incredible square structure is 13 stories deep, […]

India’s Death Defying ‘Maut ka Kuaa’ or ‘Well of Death’

India’s Death Defying ‘Maut ka Kuaa’ or ‘Well of Death’

‘Maut ka Kuaa’, which translates to the ‘Well of Death’ in English, also sometimes called the ‘Wall of Death’, is a death defying and gravity defying stunt that one often gets to see in various carnivals or ‘melas’ across India. The stunt features an wooden cylinder shaped like a barrel or an inverted cone about […]

Jantar Mantar – Ancient Astronomical Observatories of India

Jantar Mantar – Ancient Astronomical Observatories of India

Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur, India, constructed five astronomical observatories in his native territory of west central India. The observatories called “Jantar Mantars” incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale, have […]

It happens only in India

It happens only in India

It happens only in India, best funny image.

Goat Dragging Festival

Goat Dragging Festival

Goat Dragging or Buzkashi is a popular Afghan sport played on horseback in central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, northern Pakistan, India and Kazakhstan. Buzkashi can be compared to the game of Polo – there are two teams and players ride on horses, just like in Polo, but instead of the ball […]

Boy Born With 34 Fingers and Toes

Boy Born With 34 Fingers and Toes

Akshat Saxena, who is a one year old boy from Uttar Pradesh in northern India, has broken the Guinness world record by being born with seven fingers on each hand and ten toes on each foot for a total of 34 fingers and toes. The extra digits have since been surgically removed and two of […]