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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

UN: Tech, climate change creating new...

UN: Tech, climate change creating new...

World

Mon, Dec 9 2019

The UNDP report said climate change will fuel inequality as it hits developing countries, many with limited...

Deaths prompt Nepal to offer cash to...

Deaths prompt Nepal to offer cash to...

South Asia

Wed, Dec 4 2019

Campaigners say few are punished as victims rarely file complaints against their own family members

3 Bangladeshi women exploited, Singapore...

3 Bangladeshi women exploited, Singapore...

Bangladesh

Tue, Nov 19 2019

'The conviction of the first labour trafficking case underscores our commitment to combat human...

Oraons lose jobs as mango-mad farm owners...

Oraons lose jobs as mango-mad farm owners...

Nation

Wed, Nov 13 2019

Kujur, a member of the Oraon ethnic minority, lost her job and now struggles to support her family

Sri Lankan politicians promise sanitary...

Sri Lankan politicians promise sanitary...

South Asia

Sat, Nov 9 2019

The focus on women and LGBT+ issues echoes a similar trend in neighbouring India, where it was driven...

Mass surveillance fears as India readies...

Mass surveillance fears as India readies...

South Asia

Thu, Nov 7 2019

Likely to be among the world's biggest facial recognition systems, the government contract is due...

In India, gods 'flex their muscles'...

In India, gods 'flex their muscles'...

South Asia

Thu, Nov 7 2019

India is officially secular - religious rights are protected - and many Hindus complain of government...