A musical band performs with bagpipes made at the Mid East bagpipe factory in the city of Sialkot, Pakistan. The fresh smell of wood floats through the Mid East factory on the eastern side of Pakistan’s Punjab province, where third generation owner Umer Farooq (not pictured) is one of the managers. Workers are busy standing or sitting on the ground.
NASSCOM President Debjani Ghosh said that collaboration, being integral to the DNA of India and Israel, has inspired innovation. India and Israel should strengthen their partnership to define the digital world’s new norms, the president of a leading... read more
India does not consider the Taliban as the ‘dominant force’ in the Afghan peace process, but if the group were to represent Afghan voices, it would need to leave safe havens in Pakistan and cut-off covert support from Islamabad, a former Indian envoy... read more
Flames rise from a fire in a densely packed shopping area in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. The fire that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the Bangladeshi capital shows the lapses in public safety that still plague the South Asian country despite its rapid economic growth.
Commander of the US Central Command General Joseph Votel told the lawmakers on Tuesday that militants operating out of Pakistan and Afghanistan continue to threaten Afghan stability as well as stoke tensions between Pakistan and India. read more
In the first swoop on Friday, 40 girls were rescued and a suspected trafficker accompanying them arrested from two hotels in Moreh by a state police team stationed in Tengnoupal district bordering Myanmar. read more