The 43-second ad film – promoting a jewellery line called “Ekatvam” (Hindi word for unity) – has been taken down from Tanishq’s social media channels.…View More Tanishq: Jewellery ad on interfaith couple withdrawn after outrage
Image copyright Getty Images China’s central bank has issued 10 million yuan ($1.5m; £1.1m) worth of digital currency to 50,000 people in the Shenzhen area…View More Shenzhen residents embrace digital currency
Defiant Trump returns to campaign trail in Florida President Trump holds a campaign rally less than two weeks after testing positive for Covid-19. Source linkView More Curtin University: ‘One dead’ after roof collapses in Australia
Driverless taxis are now available to the public in China’s biggest city. A firm AutoX, backed by the online tech and retail giant Alibaba, has…View More China’s robot taxis: Would you ride in one?
Image copyright Reuters Image caption An idol of the Living goddess Kumari is pictured inside a miniature chariot A number of religious leaders in Nepal…View More Covid: God may punish Nepal for cancelling rites, religious leaders warn
British man Peter Webster has played for decades in Australia, but says it’s time to hang up his boots. Source linkView More Peter Webster: The 80-year-old footballer preparing to retire
The airline is one of many carriers looking for new business models to make up for lost revenues. Source linkView More Singapore Airlines sells out meals on parked plane
A former British colony, Hong Kong is part of China but residents of Hong Kong prize civil liberties such as free speech, the right to…View More China National Day: Hong Kong peace ‘is an illusion’
The coronavirus pandemic has forced most professionals to work from home. But some in India have become more creative, taking their work to scenic mountains…View More Covid-19: Working from India’s beaches and mountains during the pandemic
And given the high prevalence, health systems too have been overwhelmed, driving up deaths in some instances. Pune’s ‘jumbo’ Covid centre made headlines recently over…View More Coronavirus: What’s driving India’s 100,000 Covid-19 deaths?
The writer William Dalrymple said Sharma had produced a “startling portfolio of a locked-down, masked, visored, sanitised, padlocked and disinfected Delhi, almost empty of its…View More Coronavirus: When India’s capital became a ghost city
The test, named after a famous Indian fictional detective, is based on gene-editing technology called Crispr. Source linkView More New Covid-19 test could be Indian ‘game changer’
Its thought the mammals, classified as endangered, were wiped out on the mainland by dingoes. Source linkView More Tasmanian Devils reintroduced into Australian wild
A Japanese man waited almost seven months to enter the site after it was closed because of Covid. Source linkView More Peru opens Machu Picchu for single tourist stranded by Covid
Mr Hikosaka points out that Japan, with its ageing population, is currently facing a labour shortage – particularly with regard to low-income jobs. He argues…View More The robot shop worker controlled by a faraway human
The annual holiday normally sees millions of tourists travelling across the region and boosting economies. Source linkView More Coronavirus: Can China's Golden Week boost Asia's economies?
Activists warn that public vilification through ‘red-tagging’ is growing in the Philippines to quash dissent. Source linkView More How Filipino activists ended up on a 'wanted' poster
Image copyright Getty Images Indian-American voters are being courted by both the Republicans and the Democrats this election cycle. The community has historically leaned Democrat…View More Kamala, Kashmir and Modi’s friend all on ballot in US election
Facing a new disease like Covid-19 is particularly difficult for healthcare workers in low-resource and war-torn countries. The charity Teleheal is helping doctors in Afghanistan…View More Fighting Covid-19 in Afghanistan over the phone
In 2017, Amnesty International polled 4,000 women from eight countries and found that 76% of women who were abused on social media restricted their use…View More Tech tales of love, sex and online abuse in India