8h ago| South Asia

First female Supreme Court judge of Pakistan sworn in

Justice Ayesha Malik was sworn in as the first female judge of the Pakistani Supreme Court yesterday, a landmark occasion in a nation where activists say the law is often wielded against women.

19h ago| Asia

HK’s top judge dismisses concerns about rule of law

Hong Kong’s chief justice yesterday defended the handpicking of judges to hear controversial national security cases, dismissing “unsubstantiated” concerns about the rule of law in the Chinese...

22h ago| India

Tweets against surrogacy were not an attack on Priyanka: Taslima Nasrin

Author Taslima Nasreen said her recent tweets flaying surrogacy as exploitative of poor women, who lend their wombs, was not designed as an attack on Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her...

3d ago| India

Hindu women to inherit assets of fathers: India SC

India’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the daughters of a male Hindu dying without a will would be entitled to inherit father’s self-acquired and other properties obtained in the partition.

3d ago| South Asia

Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi’s party to death: statement

Myanmar’s junta sentenced a member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ousted party to death for terror offences yesterday, a statement said.

3d ago| India

India blocks 35 Pakistan-based YouTube channels, 2 websites

India today said it has ordered the blocking of 35 Pakistan-based YouTube-based news channels and two websites which were involved in spreading anti-India fake news in a coordinated fashion over...

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

First female Supreme Court judge of Pakistan sworn in

Justice Ayesha Malik was sworn in as the first female judge of the Pakistani Supreme Court yesterday, a landmark occasion in a nation where activists say the law is often wielded against women.

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

HK’s top judge dismisses concerns about rule of law

Hong Kong’s chief justice yesterday defended the handpicking of judges to hear controversial national security cases, dismissing “unsubstantiated” concerns about the rule of law in the Chinese...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Tweets against surrogacy were not an attack on Priyanka: Taslima Nasrin

Author Taslima Nasreen said her recent tweets flaying surrogacy as exploitative of poor women, who lend their wombs, was not designed as an attack on Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

If I exit govt, I'll pose greater threat to you: Imran Khan to opposition

Expressing confidence that people would never take to the streets against him, especially on the call of the ‘tainted’ opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday warned his opponents that if...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

India in community transmission stage: report

Omicron, the highly-transmissible Covid-19 strain driving the ongoing third wave of the pandemic across India, is in “community transmission stage” in the country, said a report released yesterday...

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Pakistan's high inflation keeps him up at night, Imran Khan says

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today said that the country’s inflation is the only problem keeping him awake at night.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Descendants of Netaji Subhash Bose: Where are they now?

As India celebrates the 125th birth anniversary of iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, here’s a look at some of his descendants:

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Fire kills two in high-rise building in Mumbai

At least two people were killed and over 15 injured when a large fire broke out in a multi-storey residential building in India’s financial capital Mumbai yesterday, authorities said.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Mahathir admitted to hospital again

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, 96, has been admitted to a specialist heart hospital for the third time in the space of a few weeks, a spokesperson said yesterday.

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

Mahathir admitted to hospital again

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to a specialist heart hospital for the third time in the space of a few weeks, a spokesperson said Saturday.