Nepal district chief wins ‘Integrity Idol’

Kathmandu - Nepali bureaucrat Pradip Raj Kandel on Sunday clinched the title of Integrity Idol, a television talent show-styled initiative that awards honest civil...

Sri Lankan capital sues Enrique concert over ‘unpaid taxes’

Colombo - The mayor of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo said Saturday he was suing a company that staged a controversial Enrique Iglesias concert...

Sri Lanka president vows reforms to prevent ethnic war

Colombo - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena marked his first year in office Saturday with a pledge to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at...

Nepal’s ex-child soldier blazes ultra running trail

Kathmandu - As a child soldier with Nepal's Maoists, Mira Rai learned to fire guns, disarm opponents and race down trails, little imagining her...

Two Bangladeshi students sentenced to death over blogger murder

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court sentenced two students to death on Thursday for the 2013 murder of a secular blogger, delivering the first convictions...

2016: World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

New York - Millions welcomed in the New Year with Champagne and cheers Friday, although tightened security put a damper on festivities in Europe...

Iglesias show’s organisers ‘should be whipped’: Sri Lanka leader

Colombo - Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday said that organisers of a recent concert by pop star Enrique Iglesias in Colombo should ...

Nepal appoints quake reconstruction chief

Kathmandu - Nepal has appointed a new chief for its reconstruction authority which will allow the body to finally start rebuilding and disbursing aid...

IS claims attack on Ahmadi mosque in Bangladesh

Dhaka - The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack at a mosque of the minority Ahmadi Muslims in Bangladesh, in...

Six sentenced to death for brutal Bangladesh child murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Sunday handed four men the death sentence over the brutal killing of a 13-year-old boy that provoked national outrage...

Nepal footballers charged with treason over match-fixing: official

Kathmandu - Nepal has charged five footballers, including its national captain and goalkeeper, with treason over alleged match-fixing in World Cup qualifiers in 2011,...

Nepal anti-charter protesters block India supplies

Kathmandu - Hundreds of protesters blocked a major trading checkpoint between India and Nepal Friday, cutting off vital supplies to the landlocked Himalayan nation,...

Nepal’s new constitution: Why are people protesting?

Kathmandu - Nepal has adopted a new constitution, seven years after its last king stepped down, and the first to be drawn up by...

Dalai Lama cancels US trip on doctors’ orders

New York - The Dalai Lama on Friday canceled his engagements in the US next month after doctors advised him to rest, a decision...

No relief for Nepal quake victims as $4.1bn fund in limbo

Kathmandu - Hundreds of thousands of quake victims in Nepal are unable to start rebuilding their homes as winter approaches because a $4.1 billion...

Sri Lanka likely to dodge international probe into war crimes

Colombo - Sri Lanka appears set to avoid an international inquiry into atrocities committed during its lengthy civil war if a new UN resolution...

Nepal quake survivors turn porters to deliver aid

Bigu (Nepal) - Her back hunched over, Nepali villager Sanchimaya Thami strained to make the last stretch of a five-hour trek to deliver critical...

Sri Lanka faces up to wartime past after damning UN verdict

Colombo - Six years after the end of its bloody civil war, Sri Lanka this week took historic steps to confront its traumatic past...

Sri Lanka’s parliament sworn in after unity government formed

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president urged the new parliament Tuesday to take "difficult political decisions" to bring about ethnic reconciliation six years after the...

Nepal police firing kills five protesters

Kathmandu - Five demonstrators died Tuesday after being shot by police in Nepal as anger deepened over the country's draft constitution.Police shot dead four...