Saudi sentences Pakistani activist to 8 years behind bars for criticizing Riyadh: Reports

Media reports say a Pakistani political commentator has been sentenced to eight years in prison in Saudi Arabia and 1,000 lashes for allegedly criticizing the kingdom’s military aggression against Yemen.

Growing illiteracy in rural India

The Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC) released on Friday has found that 36 per cent of the 884 million people in rural India are illiterate. This is higher than the 32 per cent recorded by the Census of India 2011.

Sri Lanka Tourism- Air India tap into Trade Tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and Air India signed up a joint promotion to target the top end of Delhi outbound traveler into Sri Lanka, SLTPB announced in a statement.

Over 70% of Everest glacier may be lost by 2100

Over 70 per cent of the glacier volume in the Mount Everest region in the Himalayas could be lost in 85 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new paper suggests. It also indicates more flood risk in the future in the Kosi river downstream from Nepal to …

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