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Yoga Day: Indian artiste showcases FCT tourist sites

Shanta Roy, a top Indian artiste is holding an exhibition to showcase tourist sites in the FCT that will promote Yoga in the country.

Indonesia’s tourism island observes ‘Day of Silence’, amid complaints over internet cut

Indonesia's tourism island Bali has shut down internet services, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a "Day of Silence" that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island.

Nepali woman suffocates in ‘menstruation hut’

A young Nepali woman has died of suspected smoke inhalation while she was banished to a shed for menstruating under an ancient tradition banned more than a decade ago, police said Wednesday.

Three-year-old anointed as ‘living goddess’ in Nepal

A three-year-old girl was anointed the new Kumari of Kathmandu by Hindu priests on Thursday in a ritual that will see her worshipped as a “living goddess” until she reaches puberty.

Court bans Islamic instant divorce ‘triple talaq’

India’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional.

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