Hindu women offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar in Kathmandu, Nepal

Hindu women offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar in Kathmandu, Nepal

Mondays or Somvar in the month of Shrawan are considered auspicious for Hindu women as they fast and offer prayers to Lord Shiva for the long and prosperous life for their husbands or chance to find a good one.

S.Korea re-urges DPRK to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics hosted by S.Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday once again urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to participate in his country-hosted Winter Olympic Games scheduled for early next year.

Japan's ruling LDP-led camp lament another election defeat amid record-low public support

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition on Monday lamented another election loss on the heels of a resounding defeat in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election just three weeks earlier.

23 militants killed in airstrike in southern Afghan province

Up to 23 militants were killed and 37 others injured after Afghan air force struck their position in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Monsoon rains lash India, forcing authorities to grapple with flooding

Monsoon rains in three India states - Odisha, West Bengal and Gujarat - have increased water level in rivers and water bodies, forcing local government to grapple with the flooding or the imminent threat.