Tuesday, May 17, 2022

NATO entering conflict in Ukraine would mean WW-III: European Council head
Brussels | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The EU "is not at war with Russia", European Council President Charles Michel told El Pais in an interview published on Monday. ... read..

Russia announces destruction of firing points of 'neo-Nazis' in Mariupol
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, said on Monday that the successful operation to unblock Mariupol made it possible to open humanitarian corridors and begin mass evacuation of the pop ... read..

Missile shot down in Kiev, wreckage destroys residential building
Kiev | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Ukraine anti-aircraft defence shot down a missile in Kiev and its wreckage fell on a residential neighbourhood destroying a five-storey building. ... read..

Indian student fighting Russians in Ukraine wants to return, says family
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
A 21-year-old Indian aerospace engineering student in Ukraine, reportedly fighting against the Russian troops, has expressed his desire to return home, his family said. ... read..

American journalist killed near Kiev
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
US journalist, Brent Renaud, has been shot dead in the town of Irpin outside Kyiv, police say, BBC reported. ... read..

Russian troops have killed 2,187 Mariupol residents, claims city council
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Mariupol City Council has reported that Russian airstrikes have killed 2,187 of its residents. ... read..

Russian special services plan terror attacks in Russia to discredit Ukrainians
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Russian special services are planning a special operation to discredit Ukrainians living in the Russian Federation. ... read..

US warns China of consequences if it tries to help Russia on sanctions
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The United States authorities have notified Beijing of the "consequences" if the PRC tries to help Russia compensate for losses from Western sanctions, said Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser to the President of the United States. ... read..

Russia drafting mercenaries from Syria, Libya in Ukraine hostilities
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Russia has opened 14 mercenary recruitment centres in Syria and is also training mercenaries from Libya. ... read..

'Russian forces wipe out an entire Ukraine city'
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Russian forces have 'completely destroyed' the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha following a days-long bombing campaign - but fighting continues for territory there to prevent a Russian encirclement as citizens refuse to accept Moscow's rule, Daily Mai ... read..

India provides humanitarian support to fisherfolk in north Sri Lanka
Colombo | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Awaiting the discussion on fishing issue across the Palk Strait, India on Sunday initiated a humanitarian assistance programme for fishermen and their families in Sri Lanka's Northern Province. ... read..

Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb 24 was beginning of World War III: George Soros
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Russia's attack on Ukraine on February 24 marked the beginning of World War III, George Soros, an American financier and founder of the Renaissance Foundation, stated this in an article, which was published by Project Syndicate. ... read..

Disruption of food supply from Ukraine could spark conflict
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Global leaders ranging from the UN to the US Congress have warned that low supplies of food and high prices in war-hit Ukraine could spark conflict elsewhere, Defense One reported. ... read..

Many Russian warplanes fire missiles from inside Russian airspace
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Russian warplanes are flying about 20 times more missions than their Ukrainian counterparts, though many never enter Ukrainian territory and simply lob long-range missiles from inside Russian airspace, an US official said, Defense One reported. ... read..

Russia relied far more on 'dumb' bombs than on precision-guided weapons
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Russia has relied far more heavily on less sophisticated, so-called "dumb" bombs than it has on its arsenal of precision-guided munitions in its punishing war on Ukraine, CNN reported. ... read..

US and allies to abolish MFN trade status for Russia
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
US President Joe Biden has said that the American side, together with the G7 and the European Union, will abolish the most favoured nation treatment in trade with Russia. ... read..

Russian planes struck Belarus, claims Ukraine
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Ukraine Air Force has claimed that Russian planes turned around above Ukraine, after which they struck the territory of Belarus. ... read..

Ukraine crisis: MEA control room received over 13K calls, 9K e-mails
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The control room set up in the Ministry of External Affairs to oversee the evacuation of Indian nationals starnded in war-torn Ukraine received more than 13,000 calls and over 9,000 e-mails since February 16, sources in the ministry said. ... read..

76 pilgrims from TN travel to Katchatheevu for church festival
Chennai | Saturday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
A total of 76 pilgrims from Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram have travelled to Sri Lanka's Katchatheevu island to participate in the annual festival of St Antony's Church, which began on Friday evening and will continue overnight. ... read..

Captured Russian soldiers fear facing firing squad if they return home
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Russian soldiers captured by Ukrainian forces have said that they are afraid of death by firing squad if they are returned home, Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Putin preparing terrorist attack on Chernobyl nuclear plant: Ukraine
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Ukrainian intelligence has information that the Russian aggressors are preparing a terrorist attack on the "exclusion zone" in Chornobyl and plan to blame Ukraine. ... read..

Russia hits back with export bans
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Russia has hit back at western sanctions for invading Ukraine by imposing export bans on a string of products until the end of 2022, BBC reported. ... read..

Andhra doctor vows to stay on in Ukraine with his big cats
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Though hundreds of Indians have battled all odds to return home from war-torn Ukraine, a doctor is not ready to leave without his pet big cats -- a black panther and a jaguar! ... read..

Moscow's forces move within a few miles of Kiev outskirts
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The battle for Kiev is already underway as Russian tanks push to within just a few miles of the city outskirts, analysts and witnesses have said, though initial assaults to the west and east of the capital were repelled as Vladimir Putin's forces face a l ... read..

Hospital in Ukraine hit by Russian shelling
Kiev | Thursday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
Ukarine has said that Russian forces surrounding the southern port city of Mariupol have destroyed a maternity hospital. ... read..

'US should take China's concerns seriously when implementing curbs on Russia'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
China will protect its companies and people who have come under threat of US sanctions over trading with Russia, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, commenting on Washingtons warnings. ... read..

EU tells citizens to lower heating
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
The European Union's (EU) High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell has asked citizens to turn down the heating in their homes, as one way for the bloc to cut its dependence on Russian gas amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. ... read..

Russia wants more talks with Ukraine: Kremlin
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Moscow is interested in holding the next rounds of peace talks with Kiev as soon as Ukrainian negotiators are ready, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. ... read..

Egyptian, Russian presidents discuss Ukraine situation
Cairo/Moscow | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed dialogue and diplomatic efforts to solve the Russia-Ukraine crisis in a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement. ... read..

Modi discusses Ukraine with Hungary's Orban, Netherland's Rutte (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban on the situation in war-torn Ukraine, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday. ... read..

'Russian retaliation would leave almost the entire world without microelectronics'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The ban on technology exports to Russia, in response to the war in Ukraine, could backfire on global manufacturers of computer processors and semiconductors, as many crucial components for their production are made exclusively in Russia, an industry exper ... read..

Maritime security key focus at Colombo Security Conclave
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The two-day Colombo Security Conclave of National Security Advisors (NSAs) from six nations - India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Mauritius, Bangladesh, and Seychelles -- began in the Maldives on Wednesday, with maritime security in the region the prime focus ... read..

Ukraine cold could push Russian soldiers to desert convoy stalled outside Kyiv for days
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
A severe cold snap could push Russian troops to desert a convoy that has been stalled outside of Kyiv for the last few days, a military advisor to Ukraine's armed forces has said, Newsweek reported. ... read..

Russia's isolation leads to collapse of ruble
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Russia has banned its citizens from buying US dollars, completing the isolation of an economy that once had ambitions to join the global club of financial powers, CNN reported. ... read..

India to provide LPG stoves, gas cylinders to three border Nepal districts
Kathmandu | Thursday, 2022 1:45:16 AM IST
India has decided to provide 3,000 LPG gas stoves, gas cylinders, and accessories to underprivileged households in three districts of Nepal bordering India, it was announced on Wednesday. ... read..

Indian students evacuated from Sumy leave for Poland
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Government officials here said that the Indian students, who were evacuated from Sumy in Ukraine and transported to Poltava on Tuesday, have boarded a special train to reach Lviv from where they will be crossing over to Poland on Wednesday. ... read..

US slaps ban on oil, gas imports from Russia
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
The US on Tuesday banned all oil and gas imports from Russia, President Joe Biden said in a Twitter post. ... read..

EU roadmap to cut reliance on Russian gas by two-third in a year
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The European Commission has outlined a new energy roadmap designed to cut reliance on Russian gas by two-third in just a year, BBC reported. ... read..

Another Crude price spike to batter India's equities further
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Another spike in global crude oil prices on the back of new sanctions banning Russian energy imports is expected to hammer the Indian equity markets further. ... read..

Ukraine war will have impact on Indian economy: Sitharaman
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war will certainly have an impact on the Indian economy, Union Finance Minister Niramala Sitaraman said on Tuesday. ... read..

Europe could now face something worse than stagflation
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Western sanctions imposed following Russia's invasion of Ukraine have caused global energy prices to spike and consumer confidence to plummet in Europe. Russia is being cut off from Western financial markets, CNN reported. ... read..

US slated to ban Russian oil imports
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
US President Joe Biden is poised to announce a ban on Russian oil imports to 'punish' the country for invading Ukraine, BBC reported. ... read..

Russia says Ukraine battalions holding more than 4.5 mn civilians as human shields
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Ukrainian territorial defence battalions are holding more than 4.5 million civilians in Ukraine as human shields, said head of the National Defence Control Centre of Russia, Mikhail Mizintsev. ... read..

China asks US to disclose info on Pentagon's alleged biological labs in Ukraine
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Chinas Foreign Ministry has called on the US to disclose information on Pentagons alleged biological laboratories in Ukraine "as soon as possible". ... read..

Russian military planes flew to Syria twice since Ukraine war
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Russian Ministry of Defence plane has twice flown to Syria since the start of the invasion of Ukraine. ... read..

Operation Ganga: 75 special flights bring back 15,521 Indians
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Centre on Tuesday said that 75 special civilian charter flights under 'Operation Ganga' have brought back 15,521 Indian citizens from Ukraine's neighbouring countries. ... read..

Fearing backlash, NATO not to send fighter jets to Ukraine
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Fearing major backlash, the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) members have refused to send fighter jets to Ukraine to fight against Russia despite the US having given a "green signal". ... read..

UNSC calls for decisive action to end Russia-Ukraine conflict
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Alarmed by spreading violence in Ukraine, targeted attacks on civilians, ineffective humanitarian corridors and spiralling risks, the United National Security Council called for decisive action to end the conflict. ... read..

'Stabs in the back': Russia discussing nationalisation of foreign businesses
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Russia's ruling party has come up with the idea of nationaliSing the production of companies who announced their departure from the Russian market during the military offensive in Ukraine. ... read..

Russian forces hold fire, open humanitarian corridors in Ukrainian cities (Ld)
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Russian armed forces announced a ceasefire and the opening of humanitarian corridors in four Ukrainian cities starting 10 a.m. (Moscow time) on Monday, according to the Russian Defence Ministry. ... read..

Ukraine labs working on agents of plague, anthrax as part of US-led biological programme: Russia
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
More than 30 laboratories in Ukraines Lvov, Kharkiv and Poltava have been working with dangerous infectious agents as part of the US-led military biological programme. ... read..

Russia designates South Korea as 'unfriendly' nation
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Russia has designated South Korea as an "unfriendly" nation after Seoul joined international sanctions against Moscow following its invasion of Ukraine, the media reported on Monday. ... read..

20,550 Ukrainians arrive in Turkey since Russia-Ukraine conflict
Ankara | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
A total of 20,550 Ukrainian citizens have entered Turkey since February 24 when Russia launched a "special military operation" in Ukraine, a senior Turkish official said on Monday. ... read..

Ukraine war: Johnson holds talks with Canadian, Dutch PMs
London | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday held talks with the Canadian and Dutch prime ministers here, as Western powers prepare to agree further sanctions on Russia. ... read..

Russia, Ukraine to hold third round of talks
Kiev/Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The third round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will take place on Monday, officials said. ... read..

Putin, EU leader discuss humanitarian issues in Ukraine: Kremlin
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin and European Council President Charles Michel discussed humanitarian issues in Ukraine during a phone conversation on Monday, the Kremlin said in a statement. ... read..

Colombo Archbishop urges UNHRC to probe Easter Sunday attack
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Colombo Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith on Monday urged United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to intervene to ensure impartial probe on 2019 Easter Sunday attack which church leader claimed 'a grand political plot'. ... read..

Peshawar mosque suicide blast toll rises to 56
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
A suicide blast inside a Shia mosque shook Peshawar's Kocha Risaldar area on Friday, with officials saying that at least 56 people were killed and 194 were injured, Dawn reported. ... read..

CCTV surveillance system comes up along India-Bangladesh border
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
To further enhance vigil, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday has set up CCTV surveillance systems along the India-Bangladesh border in western Assam, officials said. ... read..

'How long can you keep a person inside': SC on Pak national held in detention centre
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Centre on the status of a Pakistani national, languishing in a detention centre for seven years, after Islamabad refuses to accept him as its citizen. ... read..

Maha ATS busts Bangladeshi human trafficking racket, 4 nabbed (Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has cracked a human trafficking racket involving Bangladeshis immigrants entering India illegally and going to Mumbai or other cities with the help of forged travel and other official documents, officials said he ... read..

Annual meeting of India, Pakistan Indus Commissioners in Pakistan next week
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan's objections to the hydro-power projects Pakal Dul, Lower Kalnai and Kiru in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to figure in the agenda at the annual meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission between March 1 and 3 in Pakistan this year. ... read..

Study suggests children can intuitively do division even before formal education
| February 25, 2022 2:21:47 PM IST
We frequently consider multiplication and division as calculations that should be taught in school. However, a research team has found that, even before children begin formal education, they possess intuitive arithmetic abilities. ... read..

Indian Army gifts 1 lakh Covid vaccine doses to Nepali Army
Guwahati | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Indian Army on Thursday donated 1,00,000 doses of made in India Covid vaccine to Nepali Army, a defence spokesman said. ... read..

UAE plans to buy L-15 aircraft from China
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The UAE Ministry of Defense has said that it plans to buy 12 L-15 aircraft from China, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday, Al Arabiya reported. ... read..

China media claims J-10C fighter jets to upgrade Pak defence industry
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The recent surfacing of images of the J-10C fighter jets with the marking of the Pakistan Air Force on social media seems to have verified a widely-circulated hearsay that Pakistan ordered advanced J-10C fighter jets from China, Chinese state media report ... read..

Pakistan airlines attendant escapes from Toronto hotel
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:09 PM IST
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight attendant has escaped from a hotel in Toronto, Canada, Samaa TV reported. ... read..

Pak govt slammed for 'policy of appeasement' towards terror outfits
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
The Pakistan opposition in the Senate slammed the Imran Khan government for what it called "a policy of appeasement" towards terrorist outfits, noting that talks with those who challenged writ of the state had emboldened and encouraged such actors, Dawn r ... read..

3.5mn doses of Covid vax administered in Afghanistan since Aug'21
Kabul | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 PM IST
The Taliban has claimed that 3.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Afghanistan since they took over the country in August 2021, the media reported. ... read..

42 people dead due to heavy snowfall in Afghanistan
Kabul | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 PM IST
Since the last 20 days, at least 42 people have died and 118 other injured as heavy snowfall has lashed 15 provinces of Afghanistan, officials said. ... read..

Taliban meets representatives of US, 7 other nations in Oslo
Oslo/Kabul | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 PM IST
A visiting Taliban delegation and representatives of the US and seven other nations and region held talks in Oslo which mainly focused on Afghanistan's economy, humanitarian aid to the war-torn country, security and healthcare, according to media reports. ... read..

B'desh marks Mass Uprising Day
Dhaka | Monday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Bangladesh on Monday commemorated the Mass Uprising Day which marks the climax of the movement of the people of the then East Pakistan for autonomy in 1969 that eventually led to the Independence War and emergence of the country in 1971. ... read..

Imran Khan seems to have accepted defeat: Maryam Nawaz
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 6:15:09 PM IST
Maryam Nawaz, Vice President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has said that Prime Minister Imran Khans talk about leaving power are just false claims and he should go home, The News reported. ... read..

UN, HRW demand inquiry into missing Afghan activists
Kabul | Monday, 2022 3:45:08 PM IST
The UN and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) have demanded the immediate launch of an inquiry into the disappearance of two Afghan activists, who were reportedly abducted from their homes, the media reported. ... read..

Taliban delegation meets Afghan civil society members in Norway
Kabul | Monday, 2022 3:15:08 PM IST
A visiting Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met a group of Afghan civil society members in Oslo, during which the two sides reportedly agreed to work together for the betterment of the war-torn nation, according to media ... read..

High schools for girls to reopen in March: Taliban
Kabul | Monday, 2022 3:15:08 PM IST
Afghanistan's Taliban-led government has announced that high schools for girls, which have remained closed since the August 2021 takeover of the country, will reopen in March, according to media reports. ... read..

Out of work garbage pickers attack Chinese company staff in Pakistan
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
The staff of a Chinese garbage company are being targeted in Pakistan's Karachi by what the company suspects are informal garbage pickers, who face a loss of livelihood, Samaa TV reported. ... read..

7 Afghan civilians killed in minibus blast
Kabul | Sunday, 2022 8:15:07 PM IST
At least seven civilians, including four women, were killed and nine others injured when a bomb blast hit a minibus in Herat city, capital of Afghanistan's western Herat province, an official said. ... read..

Taliban delegation in Oslo faces protests by Afghans
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
A number of Afghans based in Norway protested against the visit of a high-ranking Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi to Oslo, saying that they (Taliban) do not represent us. ... read..

Rising inflation, Covid make people more vulnerable in Nepal
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 PM IST
Many families in Nepal are struggling due to reduced job opportunities and growing inflation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still continuing unabated and has increased the single-day cases to more than 10,000 in the past few days. ... read..

'US has no specified schedule to recognise Taliban govt'
Washington/Kabul | Sunday, 2022 2:45:15 PM IST
The US has no specified schedule to recognise the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, said Thomas West, Washington's special representative for Kabul. ... read..

Pakistan says ready to fight TTP after talks broke down
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 8:45:07 AM IST
Pakistan Federal Interior Minister, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that talks with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) broke down due to group's harsh conditions, Samaa TV reported. ... read..

Pak using 80% substandard Covid kits
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 8:45:07 PM IST
The majority of Covid-19 testing in Pakistan may be yielding inaccurate results, according to a health expert who reported that nearly 80 per cent of imported testing kits were of substandard quality. ... read..

Pakistan oppn slams campaign for installing presidential system
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
Opposition lawmakers in Pakistan have sounded alarm over the ongoing chatter and calls for replacing the countrys parliamentary democratic system with a presidential system, demanding a debate on the matter in the National Assembly, Express Tribune report ... read..

Taliban deny arresting female protester
Kabul | Saturday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has denied the forceful arrest of a female protester from her home, the media reported. ... read..

European Union opens Embassy in Kabul
Kabul | Saturday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
The Taliban-led government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced that the European UNion (EU) has opened an Embassy for a "permanent presence" in Kabul and has "practically commenced operations". ... read..

Taliban delegation to travel to Norway
Kabul | Saturday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
A high-ranking delegation of the Taliban-led Afghan government will embark on a trip to Norway on Saturday where they will discuss important issues with Norwegian officials, envoys from the US and the European Union (EU), as well as some influential Afgha ... read..

China's state broadcaster implicates Jack Ma's Ant Group in corruption scandal
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Chinas state broadcaster has implicated Jack Ma's Ant Group in a corruption scandal, ratcheting up pressure on the billionaire following a crackdown that has wiped billions of dollars from his internet empire, the Financial Times reported. ... read..

Iran, China and Russia hold joint naval drill in Indian Ocean
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Iran, China and Russia have launched a joint naval exercise in the Indian Ocean, with the aim of boosting marine security, the Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Honouring Netaji by setting up his statue at India Gate is very remarkable, says Netaji's daughter Anita Bose Pfaff
| January 21, 2022 9:50:18 PM IST
Acknowledging Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to install Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's statue at the India Gate, Netaji's daughter Anita Bose Pfaff, on Friday, said that honouring Netaji by setting up his statue is 'very remarkable' and called for ... read..

Who will be the next Pak Army chief?
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
In November this year, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will have to make some important decisions, including choosing the country's new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), as well as the Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC). ... read..

Baloch Nationalist Army claims responsibility for Lahore blast
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
The Baloch Nationalist Army, a newly emerged militant outfit, has claimed responsibility for the powerful blast in Lahore that killed three people and injured dozens others, Dawn reported. ... read..

Over 90% students in Pakistan weak in maths, science
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
More than 90 per cent of primary and lower-secondary students in Pakistan have only a weak or basic understanding of the mathematics and science they are required to learn, according to a nationwide study conducted by faculty at the Aga Khan Universitys I ... read..

Reopening schools for girls our responsibility, not world pressure: Taliban
Kabul | Friday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has said that reopening schools for girls across the country was their responsibility and not due to world pressure. ... read..

UN sends $32 mn in cash to Afghanistan
Kabul | Friday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the central bank of the country, has announced that the UN has sent $32 million in cash to the war-torn nation as part of the world body's humanitarian aid assistance, the media reported. ... read..

IED blast in busy Lahore market leaves two dead, several injured (Lead)
Lahore | Thursday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
A powerful blast in Pakistan's Punjab province's provincial capital Lahore has claimed at least two lives and injured dozens, in what is being seen as a targeted terror attack. ... read..

IED blast in busy Lahore market leaves two dead, several injured
Lahore | Thursday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
A powerful blast in Pakistan's Punjab province's provincial capital Lahore has claimed at least two lives and injured dozens, in what is being seen as a targeted terror attack. ... read..

Indian Army contacts Chinese PLA, seeks return of abducted Arunachal youth
Itanagar | Thursday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
The Indian Army through hotline has contacted the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and sought return of abducted Arunachal Pradesh teenager Miram Taron, defence sources said on Thursday. ... read..

B'deshi actress's husband confesses to her murder
Dhaka | Thursday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
The husband of Bangladeshi actress Raima Islam Shimu, whose dismembered body was found on the outskirts of Dhaka, has confessed to murdering her, a top police official said here. ... read..

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