Malaysia and Vietnam are allowing domestic flights to resume from this week, India is lifting a domestic capacity cap while Singapore, Thailand and Fiji are opening without Covid-19 quarantine to vaccinated international travellers from select countries.
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Sydney/singapore
The trafficking of methamphetamine or meth, by far the region's most popular drug, suffered a short-lived disruption during the height of the pandemic but rebounded to a higher level than a year before, the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report.
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:32 AM IST
- Give Uzbekistan's cuisine a little space in your iftar menu during Ramadan 2021 and bookmark this mouthwatering recipe of mutton flavoured Uzbek Plov to treat your taste buds after prolonged fasting
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 05:53 PM IST
A new research led by the University of Lincoln, UK, reconstructed the effects of climate change on floodwater farming in present southern Kazakhstan.
Published on Feb 03, 2021 06:48 AM IST
HT Correspondent, New Delhi
Its history might be shrouded in mystery, but the humble seekh kebab takes the cake for its wonderful taste
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 08:46 AM IST
The forgotten value of Mardana in the world of Guru Nanak is being invoked by contemporary poets, painters, fiction writers and scholars in the true spirit of Sikhi
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 11:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh |Nirupama Dutt
The Vande Bharat Mission, as the repatriation programme has been dubbed, has focused on neighbouring countries such as the Maldives and Bangladesh and West Asian states such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which have millions of expatriates, in the first phase during May 7-14.
Updated on May 08, 2020 08:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Rezaul H Laskar
Birds considered common are now disappearing rapidly. Policy must look at ways to conserve their native habitats
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Most modern Indian sandwiches originated either in Mumbai or in other parts of Western India, and they came about because of the British
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 12:25 AM IST
In the fabled days of the Silk Road, this city in Uzbekistan was the lighthouse of knowledge. It still has lots to teach today.
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 12:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Saubhadra Chatterji
Fashion victims: Kazakh magazine apologises for murder photoshoot, critics say ‘eroticising violence against women’
The spread in Buro 24/7 Kazakhstan showed a girl in a black dress lying lifeless near a bloodied knife with her hand tied to a water pipe and a woman sprawling motionless on a bed as forensic scientists put her stiletto shoes in a plastic bag.
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 05:55 PM IST
Efficient water use will be vital to economic growth in the face of climate change, it said adding that the GDPs of India, China and Central Asia would be from 7 to 12% lower, and much of Africa would be about 6% lower by 2050 if water isn’t managed.
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 12:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
Indian and American officials held on Friday long discussions over trade relations, the first of anticipated meetings meant to iron out differences that have snowballed into tit-for-tat moves to increase tariffs on each other’s imports.
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
India’s acquisition of S-400s “effectively could limit India’s ability to increase our own interoperability”, Alice Wells, head of the state department’s South and Central Asia bureau told lawmakers at a congressional hearing.
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Washington |Yashwant Raj
Following international outrage triggered by the Pulwama terrorist attack by Pakistan-based JeM last February, the Imran Khan government has undertaken a series of counter-terrorism measures such as detaining terrorists and seizing assets, as they have done countless times before.
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 10:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington |Yashwant Raj
These rituals took place 2,500 years ago and represent the oldest known use of marijuana for its psychoactive properties, said scientists who analyzed archeological remains in China’s western Xinjiang.
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 10:51 AM IST
Washington, USA |Agence France-Presse
The multilateral body has shown slow but steady development as a counter-terrorism body and could potentially become the basis of a trading arrangement in the region
Published on Jun 12, 2019 08:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
The state department has “failed to form a coherent India policy”, mishandled US-Afghanistan ties in the midst of peace talks with the Taliban and failed to engage directly with Sri Lankan officials during the October-December 2018 constitutional crisis, as a result, they wrote in a letter on Thursday.
Updated on May 17, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | HT Correspondent
What did Indians eat 1,000 years ago? Was it very different from modern Indian food? Actually: no. I was surprised by how similar it was
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 08:34 PM IST
There has been a significant reduction in the vulture population over the years owing to widespread use of veterinary drug diclofenac, a pain relief medication injected into cattle. The drug is found to be extremely toxic to the birds that fed on those cattle’s carcasses.
Published on Apr 07, 2019 05:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Badri Chatterjee
The threat of India being consigned to the margins of the dense network of transport and economic corridors emerging around us is real.
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 07:23 AM IST
India committed to economic reconstruction of Afghanistan, says external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj
India has already sent a very substantial quantity of wheat to Afghanistan using the Chabahar port. Last month, an Indian company opened its office and took over operations at the Shaheed Beheshti port at Chabahar, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 09:18 PM IST
Samarkand (Uzbekistan) |Press Trust of India
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih spoke Sunday in New Delhi, on his first overseas trip since his election. In September he defeated strongman Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who had forged increasingly closer ties to China during his five years in office.
Updated on Dec 17, 2018 04:34 PM IST
Associated Press |Associated Press
The US has offered the newly elected government of the Maldives deeper engagement to help it along the path of democracy, security and prosperity in the context of its evolving Indo-Pacific strategy and rebalance.
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 12:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | , WashingtonYashwant Raj
At locations such as Sultanpur National Park, Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary, Dighal, and Basai, birders have spotted European Roller, Rosy Starling, Western Crowned Warbler and White-eyed Buzzards.
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 10:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will undertake a three-nation Central Asian tour from August 2-5 in a bid to step up India’s engagements with a region that is critical to the country in terms of both trade and resources.
Published on Jul 31, 2018 10:26 PM IST
HT Correspondent, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
All India Football Federation (AIFF) is furious with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for snubbing football and picking participants in sports that are making their debut in the Asian Games.
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | B Shrikant
India must help to bridge this lacunae and prevent crimes against women and girls in international conflicts
Updated on May 29, 2018 08:28 AM IST
Of all the resplendent Mughal empresses and begums featured in Daughters of the Sun, none is as dynamic as Babur’s sister Khanzada, who saved his life. An excerpt
Updated on May 12, 2018 09:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times |Ira Mukhoty
Uzbekistan and Kashmir seem to have a lot of similarities in the fields of art, culture, architecture and more.
Updated on May 04, 2018 12:02 PM IST
Indo Asian News Service | , Fergana (uzbekistan)Indo Asian News Service