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India hosts first world championships of 'yoga on a pole'

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Feb 17, 2019

India hosts first world championships of 'yoga on a pole'

Wearing only underpants, Pavel Kalina twisted his body up a wooden pole before performing a handstand at the top in the first world championships of an ancient Indian sport. The 55-year-old Czech practices Mallakhamb, a gymnastics-like discipline that originated in western India in the 12th ...

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

Asia Pacific Feb 16, 2019

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

India's prime minister warned of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 41 people and was the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi placed the blame for Thursday's bombing squarely on ...

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