A Kashmiri Pandit devotee offers prayers during the annual Hindu festival at the Khir Bhawani temple in Ganderbal on Monday (June 17th). As part of a centuries-old tradition, local Muslims greeted their brethren during their journey. [Rouf Bhat/AFP]
Several new radio stations staffed exclusively by women have been launched in Nepal, broadcasting programmes designed to promote women's rights and give voice to their issues.
2013-06-19 India vows to step up its fight against the Maoist insurgency following a brutal ambush.
2013-06-18 Things are changing for the better in Saranda, long ruled by Maoist insurgents who made every effort to lure children to their violent cause.
2013-06-18 Direct air service between the two capitals is expected to cut travel time significantly and deepen bilateral co-operation between the two South Asian nations.
2013-06-17 Extremism of any sort should be avoided at all costs, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tells Khabar South Asia.
2013-06-15 The plight of two Kashmiri brothers prompts the government to move terrorism cases under the purview of special courts set up in 2001 to clear bottlenecks in the Indian judicial system.
2013-06-14 Volunteers who rushed to the site of the Savar garment factory collapse helped save lives. But they could have saved more if they had proper training in search and rescue operation, experts say.
More than a thousand died in a catastrophe that highlighted pervasive safety risks and poor working conditions in the country's largest export sector, seen as vital for its economic development.
The monsoon season brings much-needed rains, but scarce fertilizer and a lack of modern equipment continue to pose challenges.