99% of the world’s population breathe poor air quality, according to WHO

The World Health Organization said on Monday that almost everyone in the world breathes air that does not meet its air quality standards. The UN health agency has called for more action to reduce the use of fossil fuels, which generate pollutants that cause respiratory and blood circulation problems and lead to millions of preventable … Read more

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits China and India under shadow of war in Ukraine

hong kong CNN — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is meeting his counterparts in China and India this week – two countries under pressure to condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine as the death toll in the unprovoked conflict rises. Lavrov first met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday ahead of a scheduled flight to … Read more

Kashmir Highlights | CNN

CNN — Here is an overview of Kashmir, a region of the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or full ownership of Kashmir. Kashmir is an 86,000 square mile region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. India and Pakistan have been fighting over Kashmir since the two … Read more

Court backs Indian state’s ban on Muslim hijab in schools, ruling it is ‘not an essential Islamic practice’

New Delhi – The High Court in the state of Karnataka in southern India confirmed on Tuesday ban on the hijab, or Muslim headscarf, in schools and colleges in a move that could deepen the religious divide in the country. The Karnataka High Court has ruled against female Muslim students who challenged a ban imposed … Read more

India faces growing pressure to condemn Russia, a key ally, for invading Ukraine

New Delhi — India is the only major US ally that has neither condemned The Russian invasion of Ukraine in clear terms nor supported sanctions against the country, upsetting many of its Western allies. He abstained in recent UN Security Council and General Assembly votes on the Russian-Ukrainian situation, arguing that sanctions are not a … Read more

Karnataka ‘hijab row’: protests spread in India as girls refuse to be told what not to wear

Muskan Khan was attempting to hand in a college assignment in the city of Mandya when she was accosted by a group of Hindu men wearing saffron scarves — the color of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — according to video posted to social media . “They were not allowing me to go inside, … Read more

Karnataka hijab ban: India college’s ban on Muslim headscarf sparks protests, condemnation from Malala Yousafzai

People participate in a march against bans on Muslim women and girls wearing the hijab in classes at some colleges in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, in New Delhi, India, February 9, 2022. Manish Swarup / AP New Delhi – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has urged Indian leaders to “stop the marginalization … Read more

Lata Mangeshkar: India honors singer at state funeral, dead at 92

“Lata Di died at 8:12 am due to multi-organ failure after over 28 days of Covid-19 diagnosis,” Dr. Pratit Samdani, Mangeshkar’s doctor, told reporters outside Breach Candy Hospital. Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan were seen at the wake, alongside cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, CNN affiliate CNN News-18 reported. The Indian government … Read more