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China comes to rescue of JeM leader Abdul Rauf Azhar facing UN sanctions
United Nations | Saturday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
China has again come to the rescue of a Pakistani terrorist by blocking a UN committee proposal to put sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Abdul Rauf Azhar. ... read..


Beijing irate but SL continues to defer entrance of controversial Chinese ship
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Despite pressure from Beijing, Sri Lanka is continuing to defer the arrival of controversial Chinese vessel 'Yuang Wang' 5 to its southern port run by China. ... read..


Former ISI chief Faiz Hameed transferred from Peshawar Corps to Bahawalpur
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The Pakistan Army has announced the transfer and posting of three three-star generals including Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, who has been appointed Commander of the Bahawalpur Corps, media reports said on Tuesday. ... read..


After death of Al Qaeda chief, top TTP commander, 3 others killed in Afghanistan
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
A week after the death of Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) top leader Omar Khalid Khorasani and three other top terrorist leaders were killed in a mysterious explosion in eastern Afghanistan's Paktik ... read..


Two missing Sri Lankan Commonwealth Games athletes located
Colombo | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Two out of the three members of the Sri Lankan contingent who went missing from the Commonwealth Games village in Birmingham have been located by the British police, Sri Lankan sports authorities said on Thursday. ... read..


Three injured in grenade blast at football match in Quetta
Quetta | Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
A grenade attack outside Turbat Stadium in Balochistan's capital Quetta on Saturday injured three people, including a policeman, media reports said. ... read..


India's President congratulates Sri Lanka counterpart
Colombo | Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
India's President Droupadi Murmu on Friday congratulated her Sri Lanka counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was elected by the Parliament following the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. ... read..


4 wounded in sport stadium blast in Afghanistan's Kabul
Kabul | Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
At least four persons were injured in an explosion at a sport stadium during a cricket match in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Friday, according to an eyewitness. ... read..


Taliban supreme leader calls for implementation of Sharia law in Afghanistan
Kabul | Saturday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
The leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada held a gathering with the provincial governors in Kandahar, stressing the need for preserving the Islamic values, Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statemen ... read..


Maldivian President to visit India in Aug; trade, connectivity in focus
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is set to visit India in the first week of August, during which discussions on connectivity and trade would likely remain in focus. ... read..


In Pakistan, you can buy lions cheaper than buffaloes
Lahore | Friday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
In Pakistan, the king of the jungle can be bought for cheaper than a buffalo, media reports said. ... read..


India's S-400 vs Pak's HQ-9: Which fares better?
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Nuclear powers and neighbours India and Pakistan in a bid to bolster their defence infrastructure have recently acquired surface-to-air missile systems. While India banked on the Russia-made S-400, Pakistan acquired the HQ-9 from its long-standing ally C ... read..


Amid international flak, SL President reaffirms right to peaceful protest
Colombo | Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Amid international condemnation of violent attacks on anti-government protesters, newly-elected Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he reaffirms the country's commitment to upholding the right of peaceful, non-violent assembly, adding that ... read..


Pashtun leaders again stopped from entering Balochistan
Quetta | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Pashtun leader and Member of Pakistan National Assembly, Mohsin Dawar, said he was again stopped from entering Balochistan again, Balochistan Post reported. ... read..


Critics say China running 'eradication campaign' in Uyghur region
Washington | Thursday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinpings recent visit to Xinjiang signals a new emphasis on the assimilation of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority group, who the US and other governments say are victims of an ongoing genocide, analysts said, as per ... read..


Delhi: 4 women drug peddlers held, 6.47kg of cannabis recovered
| July 20, 2022 6:25:58 PM IST
A team of Police officials of the Anti-Narcotics Cell, Dwarka nabbed four women drug peddlers from Indira market, Najafgarh on Wednesday and recovered 6.47 kg of cannabis and four mobile phones from their possession. ... read..


Women from Afghanistan's Finance Ministry asked to suggest male relatives to replace them
Kabul | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
The Taliban have asked women working at Afghanistan's Finance Ministry to send a male relative to do their job a year after female public-sector workers were barred from government work and told to stay at home, media reports said. ... read..


Don't destroy communal harmony, Mashrafe appeals after Hindus targeted
Dhaka | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Bangladesh lawmaker and former cricket team captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Sunday called upon all to maintain peace and work to ensure communal harmony, in wake of attacks on the Hindu community in his constituency Narail over an incident of alleged blas ... read..


Prachanda returns home, says didn't know why Modi meeting called off
Kathmandu | Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, who returned home on Sunday after a three-day India visit, said that his trip was largely successful and fruitful than what he had thought. ... read..


Tribal body in Pakistan province bans women from visiting tourist spots
Peshawar | Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
A grand Jirga held in Bajaur in the Pakistan province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has decided against the liberty of women to visit the tourist spots with men in the area, media reports said. ... read..


Armed men torch car in Karachi amid ethnic tension
Karachi | Saturday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Unknown men set a car on fire on Friday in Karachis Sohrab Goth area amid protests over the killing of a youth earlier this week at a hotel in Hyderabad, media reports said. ... read..


Illegal mining case: ED seizes Rs 11.88 cr of Jharkhand CM's aide Pankaj Mishra, others
| July 15, 2022 5:57:09 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized cash amounting to Rs 11.88 crore lying in 37 different bank accounts belonging to Pankaj Mishra, a close aide of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, and others in the illegal mining case, the agency said on F ... read..


Protesters take over office of Sri Lankan Prime Minister
Colombo | July 13, 2022 3:57:55 PM IST
As protests intensified in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, protestors who had gathered outside Sri Lanka PM's office have taken over his residence at Flower Road here. ... read..


SL Prez given deadline by protesters for exit, said to seek safe passage for family
Colombo | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Protesters in Sri Lanka on Tuesday declared a deadline for a peaceful resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa amid rumours that he would not step down from his post if his family was not allowed a safe passage from the country. ... read..


Sri Lanka's situation 'sensitive and complicated': Jaishankar
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
The situation in Sri Lanka, which is grappling with economic and political crises was "sensitive and complicated", External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on Tuesday. ... read..


Sri Lanka's Parliament to elect a new President on July 20
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Sri Lanka, which is completely bankrupt and embroiled in a political crisis virtually with no leader, had decided to elect a new President from the Parliament on July 20. ... read..


India to surpass China as world's most populous country in 2023: UN (Ld)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
India is projected to surpass China as the worlds most populous country in 2023, according to a UN report. ... read..


Amidst public protest, SL President decides to resign on July 13
Colombo | Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
After a months-long massive public agitation, Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaska on Saturday informed the Speaker that he would resign from the Presidency on July 13. ... read..


Angry protesters set fire to Sri Lanka PM's private house
Colombo | Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Anti-government protesters on Saturday set fire to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's private residence in the heart of Colombo after his security attacked them. ... read..


India signs MoU for wheat donation to Afghanistan
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
India on Saturday signed an MoU with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for in kind humanitarian food assistance of 10,000 metric tonnes (MT) of wheat for Afghanistan, which is reeling under a food crisis compounded by the recent earthquake. ... read..


Sudhakar Dalela appointed India's envoy to Bhutan
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
IFS officer Sudhakar Dalela has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Bhutan, an official statement said. ... read..


Protests held in Bangladesh on Urumqi massacre's 13th anniversary
Dhaka | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Protests were held in several parts of Bangladesh to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre in Xinjiang, when the Chinese government launched a crackdown against Uyghurs protesting against the killing of two community members. ... read..


Eight more Sri Lankan refugees land at TN's Dhanushkodi
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
With the arrival of eight more Sri Lankan nationals at Tamil Nadu's Dhanushkodi on Tuesday, the number of refugees who have fled from the island nation after the economic crisis erupted there has crossed 100. ... read..


Conspiracy to import opioids from India busted with convictions in US
New York | Thursday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
An international conspiracy to import opioids and other drugs from India and distribute them across the US has been busted with the conviction of the participants. ... read..


G7 nations reach deal on Russian oil price cap
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The Group of Seven (G7) leading Western economies reached an agreement on Tuesday to set a price cap on Russian oil exports, Politico reported, citing unnamed officials. ... read..


With no fuel, Sri Lanka limits itself to essential services till July 10
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
With no fuel to run the crisis-stricken country, Sri Lanka's government announced it had decided to operate only essential services from Monday midnight to July 10. ... read..


Toll rises to 1,000 in Afghanistan earthquake (3rd Ld)
Kabul | Thursday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The toll from an earthquake that jolted Afghanistan on Wednesday has crossed 1,000, while more than 1,500 people were injured, an official said, adding the number of casualties might rise further. ... read..


36 killed in Bangladesh floods since mid-May
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
At least 36 have been killed in floods and related causes in Bangladesh from May 17 till now, officials said. ... read..


Russia's newest nuclear missile will be deployed by end of 2022
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:15 AM IST
Russias newest Sarmat nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will be deployed by the end of 2022, President Vladimir Putin has said. ... read..


Nepal won't sign controversial SSP agreement with US
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
In a bold decision, the Nepal government has decided not to go ahead with a controversial military pact with the US under the framework of the State Partnership Program (SPP). ... read..


Pakistan hopeful of IMF agreement within days
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail expressed hope on Monday that an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the revival of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) would be reached "within one or two days", media reports said. ... read..


Russia demands Lithuania lift ban on transit of goods to Kaliningrad region
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Lithuanias decision to block the transit of sanctioned goods to Russias exclave of Kaliningrad is unparalleled, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday. ... read..


Service chiefs to meet PM tomorrow, likely to brief him on Agnipath scheme
| June 20, 2022 7:27:00 PM IST
New Delhi (India), June 20 (ANI) The chiefs of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force are scheduled to separately meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 21 and would brief him on the Agnipath recruitment scheme. ... read..


Service chiefs to meet PM tomorrow, likely to brief him on Agniveer scheme
| June 20, 2022 6:54:49 PM IST
New Delhi (India), June 20 (ANI) The chiefs of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force are scheduled to separately meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 21 and would brief him on the Agnipath recruitment scheme. ... read..


Russia-Ukraine war could last for years
London | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Western leaders have said the war in Ukraine could last for years and will require long-term military support as Russia brought forward reserve forces in an apparent attempt to capture the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk. ... read..


India, B'desh should work together for crime-free border: Jaishankar
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Sunday called for both India and Bangladesh to work together for a crime-free border and on river management. ... read..


Nepal debates shifting of Everest base camp to safer site
Kathmandu | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Nepal is debating the relocation of the Everest base camp due to increasing human activity and global warming threat that is making it unsafe. ... read..


Academics write to Shehbaz Sharif over 'deteriorating' human rights in Pak
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
A group of academics, including Noam Chomsky, has written an open letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, urging him to take action against the "deteriorating human rights situation in Pakistan", especially after the ouster of the Pakistan Tehre ... read..


Afghan TV anchor forced to sell food on street after Taliban takeover
Kabul | Saturday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Since the Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan, the country has faced an extreme economic crisis that is also being faced by a former journalist who was spotted selling food on the street to make ends meet, media reports said. ... read..


Controversy in Nepal over joining US-led State Partnership Program
Kathmandu | Saturday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Nepal has refused to become a part of the US-led State Partnership Program (SPP), a platform created to share experience on disaster management, military-to-military and other defence related cooperation. ... read..


TN to appoint maritime security coordinator, acquire interceptor boats
Chennai | Saturday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Tamil Nadu will soon appoint a state Maritime Security coordinator who will work closely with the National Maritime Security Department as the Centre is taking a serious view of coastal security. ... read..


With no fuel to travel, SL declares two weeks' WFH for govt staff
Colombo | Saturday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
With transportation coming to a near standstill nation-wide due to fuel shortage, Sri Lanka on Friday declared 'work from home' (WFH) for government employees for the next two weeks. ... read..


India helping Sri Lanka fight economic crisis: Muraleedharan
Chennai | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
India is helping Sri Lanka fight its economic crisis, Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan said on Thursday. ... read..


No false accusations against Padma Bridge will be tolerated: Hasina
Dhaka | Thursday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the Special Security Force (SSF), that guards the head of the state and the head of government, to remain vigilant as there is information of a conspiracy against the inauguration of the much-awai ... read..


Storm in a teacup: Pakistan is world's largest importer of tea
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Pakistanis have been urged to drink less tea to keep the country's economy afloat, as the world's largest tea importer grapples with soaring inflation and a fast-depreciating rupee, media reports said. ... read..


Russia will provide passage for civilians to leave Azot factory but not by the route Kiev wanted
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Russia will provide a way out for civilians at the Azot fertiliser factory in the contested city of Severodonetsk, but will use a different plan to that which Kiev requested, the Russian military said on Tuesday. ... read..


Five Sri Lankans to move Madras HC against seizure of legal gold
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Five Sri Lankan nationals, who are in the Chennai International Airport's transit lounge, said that they will approach the Madras High Court to get back their gold bars weighing about seven kg seized by Customs. ... read..


Chittagong container depot tragedy: More human remains found
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
One more burned human body was recovered from inside the BM Container Depot in Sitakunda on Monday, ten days after the massive chemical blasts and fire there, officials said. ... read..


Sri Lanka power supplier head resigns after controversial statements on Indian PM, Adani
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
The Chairman of Sri Lanka's state-run electricity supplier, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), resigned on Monday after repeated controversial statements made on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka's renewable energy project awarded to Adani Gr ... read..


'Traitors' passed on vital coordinates to Russians: Mariupol mayor
Kiev | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boichenko, who has left the city, claims "traitors" passed on coordinates to Russian forces early on, BBC reported. ... read..


Blasphemy issue fuels protests in PoK too
Islamabad/New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The reactive politics as visible in Pakistan is indeed unique, especially when it comes to developments in India and on sensitive issues. ... read..


Russia's Duma speaker alludes to 'new G8' which includes India
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The US "with its own hands" pushed the countries, which are not participating in "sanctions wars", to form a "new Big Eight" group with Russia, the Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on Saturday. ... read..


Campaigners call to blacklist Dubai over failure to crack down on Russian oligarchs
Dubai | Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Campaigners and politicians are calling for the United Arab Emirates to be blacklisted over its failures to combat the flow of "dirty money" and to enforce sanctions imposed on Russian oligarchs, media reports said. ... read..


'Saviour': India's valiant bid to recover influence in crisis-hit Sri Lanka
New York | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
India is making a valiant bid to recover its influence in the crisis-laden Sri Lanka which it had seemingly lost to China some time ago, as the Chinese dream projects in the island nation to rival Dubai seem to be virtually falling through and China makes ... read..


Prophet remarks row: B'desh sees protests, calls to boycott Indian products
Dhaka | Saturday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Several political parties and Islamists of Islami Andolon Bangladesh (IAB), Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Bangladesh, and Islami Oikyajote demonstrated countrywide after prayers on Friday noon against the remarks on Prophet Mohammad by BJP leaders. ... read..


India to provide $55 mn LOC to SL for procuring fertiliser
Colombo | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
With Sri Lankan famers waiting for fertiliser to start the Yala season, India has decided to extend a Line of Credit (LOC) of $55 million to Sri Lanka for the procurement of urea. ... read..


Russia claims that Kiev's fighters have rigged fertiliser plant with explosives
Moscow | Saturday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Russia's Defence Ministry says there is "credible information" that Ukrainian fighters are using civilians as human shields inside the Azot chemical plant in the Donbass city of Severodonetsk, RT reported. ... read..


US reveals 'hypocrisy' by announcing ban on Russian oil, but purchasing it: Putin ally
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
The US has revealed its "hypocrisy" by announcing a ban on Russian oil, while continuing to purchase it in large quantities, Russia's Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has said, media reports said. ... read..


Imran Khan to be arrested once protective bail ends: Minister
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Sunday said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan would be arrested once his protective bail expires, media reports said. ... read..


45 killed after blaze, blast devastate B'desh container depot (2nd Ld)
Dhaka | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
A massive blaze, followed by a powerful explosion, at a private container depot in Bangladesh's Chittagong district left at least 45 people, including nine firefighters, dead and injured some 500 others, authorities said on Sunday. ... read..


B'desh Guinness record holder murdered for protesting girl's harassment
Dhaka | Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
A Guinness World record-holding cyclist was stabbed to death for protesting harassment of a female friend in Bangladesh's Bogura, police said on Saturday. ... read..


Nepal delegation in India to study food security programmes
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Enthused by India's Food Security Act (FSA) 2013 through the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme, and Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) providing food security to millions, a delegation from Nepal is in India to ... read..


Lavrov cites risks of 'involving third countries' in war if Ukraine receives MLRS from US
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that there are risks of involving third countries in the war with Ukraine if Kiev received US multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). ... read..


EU leaders say they will block most Russian oil imports by end of 2022
Brussels | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
EU leaders have said that they will block most Russian oil imports by the end of 2022 to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine, media reports said. ... read..


Permanent Indus Commission finalises 2021-22 report, plan future field visits
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Permanent Indus Commission - comprising members from both India and Pakistan - on the conclusion of its two-day meeting here on Tuesday, finalised its annual report for 2021-22 as per the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty, 1960. ... read..


Africa warns of food shortage due to Russian blockade of Ukraine's ports
Brussels | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The African Union has warned EU leaders that Moscow's blockade of Ukraines ports risks "a catastrophic scenario" of food shortages and price rises, The Guardian reported. ... read..


Russia's Lavrov denies Putin is ill
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday denied reports that President Vladimir Putin has fallen ill, media reports said. ... read..


China to review textbooks with 'ugly, sexually suggestive' illustrations
Hong Kong | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
China has ordered a nationwide review of school textbooks after illustrations deemed 'ugly', 'sexually suggestive' and 'secretly pro-American' caused public uproar, media reports said. ... read..


Nepal: Plane with 4 Indians onboard missing; search ops to resume Monday (Ld)
Kathmandu | Monday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
The Nepal Army engaged in searching the Tara Air plane that went missing with four Indians on-board on Sunday has called off the operation for the day due to poor light, an official said, adding the search operations will resume on Monday morning. ... read..


China funnels its overseas aid money into political leaders' pet projects
Beijing | Monday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Chinas financing of overseas projects has disproportionately benefited the core political supporters of incumbent presidents or prime ministers of those countries that receive the funds, according to a new book, The Guardian reported. ... read..


Committed to retrieve land belonging to Nepal from India, says PM Deuba
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday said that his government is committed to take back the "disputed land currently occupied by India". ... read..


India supplying 1,160 MW power to B'desh, 1,500 MW more in pipeline: Jaishankar
Guwahati | Sunday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
External Minister Dr S. Jaishankar on Saturday said that India has been supplying 1,160 MW of electricity to Bangladesh and 1,500 MW more is already in the pipeline. ... read..


Putin warns Macron, Scholz about danger of pumping Ukraine with Western weapons
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a conversation with French and German leaders Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, pointed out the danger of pumping Ukraine with Western weapons. He warned European colleagues that this carries the risks of destabiliz ... read..


BSF apprehends 2 Pak fishermen, seize 4 boats in Kutch
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Thursday apprehended two Pakistani fishermen and seized four boats from the Harami Nala area in Gujarat's Kutch region. ... read..


Imran Khan vows not to vacate Islamabad's D-Chowk until final date for new elections
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated that he and his supporters would not vacate D-Chowk in Islamabad until a final date for new elections was given from the "imported government", media reports said. ... read..


Dhaka' nod awaited to resume Agartala-Kolkata bus service via B'desh
Agartala | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Agartala-Kolkata bus service, via Bangladesh, could not be resumed as Dhaka yet to endorse India's proposal in this regard, a senior Tripura government official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Global cooperation antidote to Russia's blackmail: EC President
Davos | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday denounced Russian aggression and its use of "hunger and grain to wield power" in a special address at the World Economic Forum annual meeting. ... read..


Putin suffering from several serious illnesses, claims Ukraine intel chief
Kiev | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin is suffering from 'several serious illnesses' including cancer, but 'will not die tomorrow', a Ukrainian intelligence chief has claimed, Daily Mail reported. ... read..


Zelensky compares Russia's invasion with Sarajevo in 1914, Munich in 1938
Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
Calling for "maximum" sanctions against Russia, including an oil embargo, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in a live video address to the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos-Klosters told the participants how he "wakes up every day to read th ... read..


Saudi Arabia bans citizens from travelling to 16 nations, including India
Riyadh | May 23, 2022 4:22:51 PM IST
Saudi Arabia has banned citizens from travelling to 16 countries, including India, over the Covid-19 situation in those nations, the media reported ... read..


Ukraine, wheat ban to be discussed at Biden-Modi meet: US NSA
Washington | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and Indian restrictions on wheat exports will be among a range of issues that will figure at the upcoming meeting of the Quad in Tokyo next week and the bilateral between American President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Nare ... read..


Tripura, Mizoram approach MEA to ferry essentials via Bangladesh
Agartala/Aizawl | Monday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Tripura and Mizoram have approached the External Affairs Ministry to bring essential supplies and transport fuels via Bangladesh as the rail links have been cut off for the past nine days. ... read..


Imran Khan says long march to Islamabad from May 25
Peshawar | Monday, 2022 1:45:14 AM IST
PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday announced that his party's long march towards Islamabad for the country's "battle for real freedom" will begin on May 25, media reported. ... read..


India, Singapore to work together against terror, transitional crime
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
At the joint working group (JWG) meeting between India and Singapore, it was decided that the two nations will work jointly against terror and transitional crime. ... read..


Zelensky accuses Moscow of 'attempting to kill as many Ukrainians as possible'
Kiev | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces have 'completely destroyed' Ukraine's eastern Donbas region and accused Moscow of trying to 'increase pressure' with 'brutal' and 'senseless' bombardments, the media reported. ... read..


Indian diplomat calls Bilawal Bhutto's UNSC statement 'Pavlovian response'
United Nations | Saturday, 2022 1:45:17 AM IST
An Indian diplomat has described Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's off-topic reference to India at the Security Council as a "Pavlovian response". ... read..


US offers 'full, total, complete' support for Sweden, Finland's NATO applications
Washington | Friday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Thursday offered "full, total, complete" support for Sweden and Finlands applications to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). ... read..


Global famine likely this year: Putin aide
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The attempt by the US to take over Ukraine's grain reserves may spark a humanitarian crisis in the country and lead to grain shortages globally, Russian President Vladimir Putins aide, Maksim Oreshkin, said on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistan's flawed foreign policy and its internal dimensions
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Pakistans foreign policy has traditionally been flawed, especially in times of critical importance, mainly due to the countrys highly-politicised foreign policy strategy which tends to link external policies with internal developments. ... read..


Balochistan CM could be voted out by no-confidence motion
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
In the midst of what seems like a never-ending political crisis in Pakistan where Imran Khan got ousted through a no-confidence motion, similar political winds are now shaking the walls of the Balochistan provincial assembly, as a no-confidence motion has ... read..


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