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Coronavirus puts 4m girls at risk of...

Coronavirus puts 4m girls at risk of...

World

Fri, May 15 2020

A UN report last month predicted the pandemic could lead to an extra 13 million child marriages over...

Bangladesh unions urge government to...

Bangladesh unions urge government to...

Business

Wed, Apr 15 2020

A senior employment ministry official said the government had asked factory owners not to cut jobs

Covid-19: In Africa, handwashing could...

Covid-19: In Africa, handwashing could...

Africa

Sat, Mar 21 2020

Africa has been less severely hit by Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus,...

UN official: Poor nations may see higher...

UN official: Poor nations may see higher...

World

Sun, Mar 15 2020

East Asia, Iran and European countries have been the worst hit so far, but the map showed a small number...

Women in Bangladesh promote hygiene...

Women in Bangladesh promote hygiene...

Bangladesh

Wed, Mar 11 2020

So far there are no reported cases of the virus in Bangladesh's densely-populated Cox's Bazar...

Modi hands over his social media accounts...

Modi hands over his social media accounts...

South Asia

Tue, Mar 3 2020

'This Women's Day, I will give away my social media accounts to women whose life & work inspire...

Indian top court orders equal roles...

Indian top court orders equal roles...

South Asia

Mon, Feb 17 2020

The Supreme Court also ordered the government to extend permanent service - which has only been applicable...

Indian couple jailed in Singapore for...

Indian couple jailed in Singapore for...

East Asia

Wed, Feb 12 2020

The two Indian nationals were given a prison term of five years and six months each after they were found...

Reform of customary laws urged to protect...

Reform of customary laws urged to protect...

South Asia

Wed, Feb 5 2020

Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that indigenous people in Meghalaya - which has constitutional protections...

Nepal's next census to count LGBT+ people...

Nepal's next census to count LGBT+ people...

South Asia

Tue, Feb 4 2020

In 2007, the Supreme Court ordered the government to end discrimination against LGBT+ people and put...

India's railways to use facial recognition...

India's railways to use facial recognition...

South Asia

Wed, Jan 29 2020

India is readying to install a nationwide facial recognition system, likely to be among the world's...

More evictions feared in India as citizenship...

More evictions feared in India as citizenship...

South Asia

Fri, Jan 24 2020

The residents said they were migrants from other Indian states, and that they were evicted without any...

Telangana to test facial recognition...

Telangana to test facial recognition...

South Asia

Wed, Jan 22 2020

Facial recognition software will be used to verify voters in 10 polling stations in the Medchai Malkajgiri...

Pakistan to provide free healthcare...

Pakistan to provide free healthcare...

South Asia

Sat, Jan 4 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government was 'taking responsibility' for trans people, who...

Use of facial recognition in Delhi rally...

Use of facial recognition in Delhi rally...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 30 2019

It was the first time the technology - which is increasingly deployed in airports, offices and cafes...

Nepal cracks down on illegal 'menstrual...

Nepal cracks down on illegal 'menstrual...

South Asia

Fri, Dec 27 2019

The system was banned in 2005 in the Himalayan nation but it remains in practice in some remote areas...

Missing from India's citizenship law:...

Missing from India's citizenship law:...

South Asia

Tue, Dec 24 2019

'Many were sent by the British as indentured labourers on Sri Lankan tea plantations, and hoped for...

Indian states propose land rights amid...

Indian states propose land rights amid...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 23 2019

India is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, which spells out refugee rights and state responsibilities...

Backlash against migrant workers in...

Backlash against migrant workers in...

Asia Pacific

Wed, Dec 18 2019

Most people in the three nations Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand have limited knowledge about and increasingly...

Push for climate-damage fund set to...

Push for climate-damage fund set to...

World

Thu, Dec 12 2019

As the two-week negotiations began in early December, aid groups called for a financing facility to be...

Amnesty: Climate change tops list of...

Amnesty: Climate change tops list of...

Climate Change

Tue, Dec 10 2019

Pollution ranked second and terrorism third among global worries