Global Debate Grows Over Arsenic Levels In Rice

Following alarming reports about the discovery of high arsenic levels in rice sold in the US market, experts have reassured consumers that rice is safe to eat.

South Asian Academies To Boost Science Cooperation

South Asian scientists agreed to set up a regional network to foster science collaboration on common challenges at a summit held in India last week.

Bangladeshi Innovators Scoop US Technology Award

An innovative building material from Bangladesh that could be used to construct cheap shelters has won the top prize in an innovation competition.

Sleepless In South Asia

A new study reports a global ‘sleeplessness epidemic’ affecting an estimated 150 million people across the developing world.

Six Winners Chosen For Asia’s Nobel Prize, The Ramon Magsaysay Award

Six individuals across Asia will receive Asia's premier prize, the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award, announced the Foundation on Thursday.

2009 Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study

A new study reports that the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu may have killed as many as half a million people around the world – much higher than the official 18,500 figure.

Fewer Girl Child Marriages In South Asia, Study

Professor Anita Raj of UCSD reports that marriage rates for girls under the age of 14 in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have significantly declined since 1991.

ADB Secures US$12 Billion To Help Asia’s Poorest

The Asian Development Bank has secured US$12.4 billion for the next four years to fight poverty in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Asia Foundation Distributes 7,500 Books To Girls In Bangladesh

The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program in Bangladesh celebrated International Women’s Day by distributing 7,500 books to 75 girls’ schools and colleges across the country.