India

Sanskrit to replace Urdu on railway signboards in Uttarakhand

Move is criticised as there are fewer than 400 Sanskrit speakers in the state compared with about 400,000 Urdu speakers.

Sanskrit to replace Urdu on railway signboards in Uttarakhand

Asia

Hope fades for missing South Korean, Nepali trekkers

Experts say there is low chance of survival for the four Koreans and their three Nepali guides buried in an avalanche.

Hope fades for missing South Korean, Nepali trekkers

China

China court sentences ex-Interpol chief to over 13 years

Court says Meng had 'truthfully confessed to all the criminal facts' in a bribery case and will not appeal the decision.

China court sentences ex-Interpol chief to over 13 years

Interactive

India's highway of shame

Al Jazeera's 101 East exposes the roadside rape of girls in Madhya Pradesh.

India's highway of shame

India

How India uses colonial-era sedition law against CAA protesters

Legal experts say authorities misuse legal provisions to slap protesters with colonial-era law to stifle dissent.

India

India's governing party picks new president

Jagat Prakash Nadda, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will replace Amit Shah as party chief.

India's governing party BJP picks JP Nadda as president

Environment

Nepal avalanche: Heavy snow hampers search for missing trekkers

Search for four South Korean trekkers, three Nepali guides continues days after avalanche hits Mount Annapurna trail.

Nepal avalanche: Heavy snow hampers search for missing trekkers

Asia

In Kashmir, an empty bed signifies a life lost

A female Kashmiri photojournalist describes the challenges and advantages of covering the story of her homeland.

In Kashmir, an empty bed signifies a life lost

Asia

India moves to seek closer military ties with Sri Lanka

New Delhi reaches out to Colombo as it aims to counter growing Chinese influence in the region.

India moves to seek closer military ties with Sri Lanka

Asia

Afghanistan snows: Communities calling for help

Al Jazeera reports from a rural community in Afghanistan that is finding it difficult to cope with the heavy snowfalls.

Football

Iran football body slams AFC ban on hosting international matches

Iranian Football Federation says if ban was not reversed, all Iranian teams would withdraw from AFC Champions League.

Iran football body slams AFC ban on hosting international matches

Asia

'Don't divide India': Postcards to Modi urge CAA repeal

Demonstrators opposed to 'anti-Muslim' Citizenship Amendment Act plan to send thousands of letters, urging its repeal.

India's anti-CAA protesters launch postcards to PM Modi campaign

Taliban

Afghan government demands complete ceasefire with Taliban

Taliban had reportedly offered 10-day truce and hold follow-up discussions with Afghan government officials.

Afghan government demands complete ceasefire with Taliban

Nepal

World's shortest man dies at 27

Khagendra Thapa Magar died of pneumonia at a hospital in the Nepalese city of Pokhara, according to his family.

World's shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar dies

Asia

Nepal parliament in deadlock over speaker replacement dispute

Bills are piling up but Nepal's parliament has been unable to pass them into law for three months.