New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian author Kushwant Singh was one of the best-known contemporary writers in the country, besides being a leading journalist. His books, some of them tongue-in-cheek, had rubbed many celebrities the wrong way. Likewise, in his weekly newspaper column “Malice Towards one and all”, Singh spared no one.
New Delhi (Sputnik) The International Shooting Sport Federation is the governing body of the Olympic shooting events in rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines as well as several non-Olympic shooting sport events.
American lawmakers previously condemned alleged human rights violations against the protestors in the semi-autonomous region and adopted a bill banning the export of certain munitions to Hong Kong.
New Delhi (Sputnik): International actress Priyanka Chopra has been named as the most searched for Indian celebrity on social media, as people looked up her name most in December when she officially became Mrs Nick Jonas. Netizens say she's added another “power” to her list.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The report comes days after talks on defence cooperation between the US and South Korea were cut short for unspecified reasons, with neither side making any official comment on the matter.
New Delhi (Sputnik): It looked like something straight out of a movie as people saw currency notes literally floating in the air and scurried to collect the money that rained down from a high-rise building on Wednesday evening in the Indian city of Kolkata.
Washington continues to aggravate tensions in the South China Sea by sending two littoral warships in the region. The US seeking to maintain the upper hand in the disputed waters regardless of Beijing's warning against muscle-flexing in the area.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The student union at India’s premier university, Jawaharlal Nehru University, has been protesting against structural reforms within the school for about a month. The protest turned violent on Monday after clashes erupted between students and Delhi Police.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported that a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Laos on Thursday, with the epicenter registered some 219 kilometers northwest of Vientiane at an approximate depth of 10 kilometers.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016 announced a ban on high value Rs.1,000 and Rs. 500 currency notes in circulation, as a means of curbing forgery, terror funding and black money. India’s total currency in circulation, worth $200 billion at the time, was swapped with fresh Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 500 notes.
New Delhi (Sputnik): At a time when the demography of India’s labour market is projected to be at its peak, only one in five in the country’s labour force within the age group of 15-30 years by 2023 are female, according to a study.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe announced his resignation earlier in the day, claiming that the decision was made to respect the mandate given to Rajapaksa at the presidential election.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is Indian government’s policy to identify bonafide residents of the country and deport undocumented migrants from the north-eastern state of Assam bordering Bangladesh.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In 2016, several armed men attacked a high-security prison in the Indian State of Punjab, freeing six criminals, including two terrorists. The key conspirator, arrested in the same year, escaped to Hong Kong after violating the bail conditions.
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, 47, daughter of the tech giant's founder, was arrested by Canadian authorities on 1 December 2018, in Vancouver at Washington's request, allegedly on suspicions of failing to comply with US sanctions against Iran.
South Korean law requires all healthy young male nationals to serve in the country's military for at least two years. Seven young men comprising the popular boy band BTS will reportedly have to give up their glamorous singing careers to spend time under the constant eye of a drill sergeant.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Rafale will greatly enhance the capabilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and give it an edge over Pakistan and China, Chief Air Marshal R.K.S Bhadauria claimed last month.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government has decided to clamp down on the "unethical" surrogacy culture that has exploited thousands of economically impoverished women for more than a decade.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Years after Pakistani Journalist Chand Nawab, who shot to fame after his video of unfazed reporting went viral, another journalist from the country has become a laughing stock.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The missile would be crucial in any limited war scenario with Pakistan and comes a day after Islamabad completed the test launch of its own surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the Shaheen-1.