Air India to reserve seats for women

Air India to reserve seats for women

New Delhi, January 14 (The Hindu): India’s national carrier Air India will now be reserving six seats in the front rows of domestic flights for women, The Hindu reported. In the past, buses, trains and even auto-rickshaws in India have reserved seats for women, but this is the first time an airline has implemented such a policy. “We will soon reserve...

Pakistan Prime Minister promises equality to minorities at 1500 year old Hindu temple

Pakistan Prime Minister promises equality to minorities at 1500 year old Hindu temple

Chakwal (Pakistani Punjab) January 11 (Dawn): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said here on Wednesday , that the day is not far when Pakistan will be recognized as a "minorities-friendly country" and that his government is taking steps to improve the lives of under-represented religious groups. The Premier said his government, through its actions, promotes the belief that 'to each...

Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistan’s secular humanitarian

Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistan’s secular humanitarian

By Jon Boone/The Guardian In a country increasingly riven by extremism, Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of a vast public welfare organization that spans Pakistan, was a symbol of the country’s shriveled secular tradition. Edhi, who died in July last year aged 90, never turned anyone away from his hospitals, homeless shelters, rehab centers and orphanages. His determination to ignore considerations...

Pakistan’s colorful Christmas Train shows the country as a multi-cultural one

Islamabad ,December 25 (Dawn): Minister for Railways Khuwaja Saad Rafique last Thursday inaugurated a special purpose 'Xmas Peace Train' ahead of Christmas festivities in the country highlighting the multi-religious and multi-cultural character of the country. The minister, while addressing the inauguration ceremony, hailed the role of minority groups, especially Christians, in the development and prosperity of Pakistan. "The white color...

Indian doctors remove 40 knives from man’s stomach

Indian doctors remove 40 knives from man’s stomach

Amritsar, August 25 (AP): Doctors in Amritsar in the state of Punjab in Northern India have surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months, one of the physicians said today. The 42-year-old man is recovering in a hospital in Punjab state after undergoing surgery Friday in which doctors removed...

Nepal’s unending cycle of migration keeps the country stagnant

Nepal’s unending cycle of migration keeps the country stagnant

Om Astha Rai/Nepali Times Kathmandu, August 23: Man Bahadur Limbu went to Malaysia in 2002, hoping to escape poverty and war. He worked in a factory for four years and was allowed to visit his family only once, in 2004. He endured the burden of the loan, inhuman working conditions and separation from the family. Bahadur, a fifth-grade dropout, ploughed...

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