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NATO membership unlikely to help build Sweden & Finland's int'l prestige: Russia
Moscow | Saturday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Sweden and Finland will lose part of their sovereignty while compromising their security if they join NATO, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned on Friday, referring to the two nations expected requests for formal membership in the US-led military bloc. ... read..


Permit TN to send essential items to Sri Lankan Tamils: Stalin
Chennai | Saturday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
With the Indian government enabling shipping of food and essential items to Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin has urged the Centre to allow his state too to send such items to areas where Tamils reside there. ... read..


Russia says Ukrainian choppers carried out strikes on its territory
Moscow | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Russia has claimed that two Ukrainian helicopters were responsible for an attack on the border village of Klimovo in the Bryansk Region on Thursday, which left seven persons injured. ... read..


Pak Assembly accepts resignations of 123 PTI MNAs
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The Deputy Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly, Qasim Suri, on Thursday accepted the resignations of 123 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNAs after they decided to disassociate themselves from the National Assembly following the ouster of PTI Chairman ... read..


General Bajwa doesn't want an extension: DG ISPR
Rawalpindi | Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Babar Iftikhar, has clarified that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is neither asking for an extension nor will he accept it, media reports said. ... read..


US Treasury Secretary warns countries 'indifferent' to sanctions against Russia
New York | Thursday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday sent a warning to countries that are not moving to snap financial ties with Russia or seeking to undermine sanctions imposed due to the war in Ukraine, media reports said. ... read..


Shehbaz Sharif will request China to include Karachi rail in CPEC
Karachi | Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan would request China to include Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, media reports said. ... read..


Talks with Ukraine have reached a dead end: Putin
London | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said that peace talks have reached a "dead-end situation" after Ukraine made allegations about war crimes, media reports said. ... read..


Pak PM highlights financial upliftment, better global relations & institutional harmony
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
After days of chaotic political crisis, democratic instability and constitutional warfare, Pakistans shaky political ship seems to have come out of the storm and is showing a picture that is in line with the democratic political setup. ... read..


Pakistan military endorses Gen Bajwa's stance to uphold Constitution
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
Pakistans top military brass has taken notice of the recent propaganda campaign by some quarters to malign Pakistan Army and create division between the institution and the society, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Tuesday ... read..


Ukraine probing if chemical weapons were used in Mariupol
Kiev | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Ukrainian military officials are currently confirming information regarding the use of chemical weapons by Russian forces in Mariupol. ... read..


Sonowal, Bhutanese delegation discuss potential of waterways
Guwahati | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
India's Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday held discussion with a Bhutanese delegation on harnessing the potential of waterways for progress of both, especially the northeast region. ... read..


Street fights have dangerous ends, Sri Lanka PM warns protesters
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Amidst week-long unending protests against the government and politicians, mainly by youths, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday urged protesters to stop the street fights, warning that it could have dangerous repercussions. ... read..


Wheat could open new area of US-India cooperation, softening rift on Ukraine (Analysis)
New York | Monday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Cooperation on the global food crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine could open a new area of cooperation between the US and India, softening the fallout from the rift over dealing with the invasion. ... read..


More than one IAF official found guilty in accidental firing of missile into Pakistan
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The Indian Air Force, in its enquiry, has found more than one official guilty in the case of the "accidental" firing of an armed supersonic missile into Pakistani territory, sources said, adding that severe action would be taken against the persons found ... read..


Imran Khan out as Shehbaz takes over a cash-strapped Pakistan
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
The defeat of Imran Khan against the joint opposition is certainly a big win for the opposition parties, as they have been able to oust him from the premiership and are ready to take charge of Pakistan, shifting it back from his "Naya Pakistan" to the "pu ... read..


Maharaja Ranjit Singh's statue in Lahore restored to golden shine
Lahore | Monday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
The life-size sculpture of Maharaja Ranjit Singh - the ruler of the Sikh empire during the 19th century - has been restored to its golden shine and is expected to be reinstalled at a safer place at Lahore Fort, media reports said. ... read..


The road ahead for Imran Khan - back to the streets!
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
After the political chaos in the country and the days filled with uncertainty, confusion, and surprises, Imran Khan sees himself standing outside the Prime Minister's House again. ... read..


Intricate Afghan politics and internal dimensions
Kabul | Monday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The intricate politics in Afghanistan often has several imponderables and surprises which tend to change the political course unannounced. ... read..


Imran Khan to launch protest movement against 'illegal' govt
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to withdraw its lawmakers from the National Assembly and launch a movement against the upcoming government, which is likely to be headed by PML-N's Shehbaz Sharif. ... read..


Who ousted Imran Khan? The cast of top political players
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan, a cricket turned politician and a popular leader of political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has become the first in Pakistan's history to be removed from office after losing a no-confidence vote in the parliament. ... read..


Resign or be voted out: Imran Khan was left with no other option
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
April 10, 1973 was the historic day when Pakistan got its constitution approved and April 10, 2022 became another historic day that saw a popular sitting Prime Minister of the country, be voted out through the no-confidence motion. ... read..


Imran ousted as Pak PM after losing no-confidence vote (Ld)
Islamabad | April 10, 2022 2:09:52 PM IST
Imran Khan has been ousted as the Pakistan Prime Minister after losing the opposition's no-trust motion on Sunday, with 174 members in the 342-strong National Assembly (NA) voting in favour of the resolution. ... read..


Imran Khan holds emergency cabinet meeting to discuss 'surprise'
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has held an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet, the media reported. ... read..


Pakistan Army conducts successful test of ballistic missile Shaheen-III
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Army on Saturday conducted a successful flight test of the surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) Shaheen-III, media reports said, citing the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). ... read..


Pak Minister puts threat of martial law on the table
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Amid speculations regarding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's action plan of not letting the voting on the no-confidence motion happen on Saturday, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that "those who bought MPs will be ... read..


Bilawal Bhutto accuses Imran of seeking military intervention by delaying vote
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has alleged that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was seeking military intervention in the country's political affairs by delaying voting on a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly and to create a constitution ... read..


Share 30-year relationship with Imran Khan, cannot allow voting to take place: Pak Assembly Speaker
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan National Assembly's Speaker Asad Qaiser on Sunday refused to allow the members to cast their votes in the no-confidence motion despite the passage of several hours, reports said. ... read..


Saddened by court decision, wish it had probed 'conspiracy' angle: Imran
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who will face a no-confidence vote in the resurrected National Assembly on Saturday as per the Supreme Court verdict, said on Friday that he was "saddened" by the ruling but would respect it. ... read..


Russia-Ukraine war will impact consumers across globe: FAO
Rome | Saturday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Russia-Ukraine war will impact consumers across the world as it has increased food, energy and fertilizers prices and put the next global harvests at risk, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, QU Dongyu, warned on ... read..


Pak Cabinet okays commission to probe 'foreign conspiracy' against Imran
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that the incumbent government has decided to form a commission to probe the alleged 'foreign conspiracy' behind the no-confidence resolution filed against Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Opposit ... read..


India continues to work with SL for rapid post-Covid economic recovery: MEA
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
India stands ready to continue working with Sri Lanka for rapid post-Covid economic recovery in line with its 'Neighbourhood First' policy. ... read..


BIMSTEC - Potential for greater cooperation
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of seven South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. ... read..


Two no-trust motions filed in Pak's Punjab Assembly in a day
Lahore | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Pakistan's Punjab Assembly made history by receiving two no-trust motions in a single day on Wednesday, one against Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi by the joint Opposition and the other against Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari by the Pakistan Tehr ... read..


Chinese presence in Pak waters, country's top naval brass in 'self-help mode'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Pakistan Navy has spared no effort to portray itself as a credible regional maritime force, with formidable growth planned in the coming years. Media briefs stated that the Pakistan Navy would soon induct a slew of new frigates, submarines, corvettes ... read..


Sri Lankan Crisis: A management disaster
Colombo | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Colombo seems to have come to a blind alley, but there is a glimmer of hope as trusted development partners like India and multilateral financial institutions are trying to help the country in salvaging the present economic crisis. ... read..


Huge scale of sexual violence endured in Ukraine emerges
Lviv | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Women across Ukraine are grappling with the threat of rape as a weapon of war with growing evidence of sexual violence emerging from areas retaken from retreating Russian forces, The Guardian reported. ... read..


Imran Khan denotified as Prime Minister of Pakistan
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Imran Khan was on Sunday de-notified as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, in wake of the dissolution of the National Assembly by the President, reports said. ... read..


Russia accuses Ukraine of thwarting humanitarian corridors
Moscow | Monday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Russia has been continuing to open humanitarian corridors in AKiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov and Mariupol directions, one to Russia and one through the territories controlled by the Kiev authorities towards the western borders of Ukraine since March 4, bu ... read..


Amidst public protest to resign, SL President, PM hold crucial meeting
Colombo | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Amidst public protests around the country defying island-wide curfew on Sunday and government allies demanding to form a caretaker government, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa are to decide on future on after a crucial mee ... read..


Close nexus between foreign interference and oust Imran campaign, says Pak Deputy Speaker
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The no-confidence motion against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was dismissed abruptly on Sunday after National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri termed it "unconstitutional", saying that it was backed by "foreign powers", media reports said. ... read..


Mahinda Rajapaksa has not resigned, Sri Lanka PMO clarifies
Colombo | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Mahinda Rajapaksa had not resigned as the Prime Minister, the Sri Lanka Prime Minister's Office clarified on Sunday evening, media reports said. ... read..


Opposition still unable to understand what happened: Imran Khan
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
After successfully evading the Opposition's no-confidence motion citing a foreign conspiracy and asking the President to dissolve the National Assembly on Sunday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan poked fun at the Opposition while talking to party leader ... read..


Pak SC refuses to suspend Speaker's ruling over no-confidence motion
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
A three-member Pakistan Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, has refused to suspend the National Assembly Speaker's ruling to disallow the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, who shortly afte ... read..


All orders and actions initiated by President, PM subject to court orders: Pak SC
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial on Sunday said that all orders and actions initiated by the Pakistan prime minister and president regarding the dissolution of the National Assembly will be subject to the court's order, the media reported. ... read..


Speaker's ruling cannot be challenged, says former Pak Minister
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Former Pakistan Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that the Speaker's ruling, rejecting the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan government, cannot be challenged. ... read..


SL opposition parties and public defying curfew to protest
Colombo | Monday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Sri Lankan security forces, guarding capital Colombo, on Sunday blocked a protest march by Opposition leader and dozens of MPs to the main city square and dispersed several other public protests around the country held in defiance of the island-wide curfe ... read..


Deuba lays foundation of old-age home in Varanasi
Kathmandu/Varanasi | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on a three-day official visit to India, laid the foundation stone for construction of an old-age home on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple at Lalitaghat of Varanasi on Sunday. ... read..


'Putin bathes in antler blood as part of treatment that boosts male potency'
London | Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin bathes in antler blood extracted by painfully hacking off a deer's horns and is 'constantly' accompanied by a doctor specialising in thyroid cancer, reports claim, Daily Mail reported. ... read..


Nepal PM's visit further strengthens neighbourly ties, says Jaishankar
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, who called on visiting Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday evening, said he was confident that this visit will further strengthen our close relations. ... read..


'Mir Jafars and Mir Sadiqs of today are colluding with foreign powers'
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his address to the nation on Thursday evening that the foreign forces have "developed a liking for" Shehbaz Sharif, Fazlur Rehman and Asif Ali Zardari as they "know where their money and properties are" and "in t ... read..


No-confidence vote will decide nation's destiny: Imran
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed that "come what may", he will not step down and face the no-confidence motion filed by the joint Opposition against him in the National Assembly, Express Tribune reported. ... read..


Imran names US as country behind threat in 'slip of tongue'
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation on Thursday, days ahead of the voting on a no-trust motion moved against him by the Opposition in the National Assembly that will decide his fate, Dawn reported. ... read..


Over 16,000 Indians visited Pakistan on pilgrimage in last 5 years
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
A total of 16,831 Indians have visited Pakistan on pilgrimage in the last five years while 2,119 Pakisatnis have come to India during this period, the Parliament was told on Thursday. ... read..


SL awaits end of long power cuts with fuel shipment under Indian credit line
Colombo | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Sri Lanka awaits the arrival of a diesel shipment under Indian credit line on Saturday to end current 13-hour-long power outage which has disrupted the entire country. ... read..


Imran offers to dissolve assembly if no-confidence motion is withdrawn
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
As the Oppositions number game gets stronger, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered to dissolve the assembly if the no-confidence motion against him is withdrawn, Geo News reported. ... read..


When Deputy Speaker saw members wanted to vote against PM, 'he ran away': Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Leader of the Opposition in the Pakistan National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri once again failed to follow the constitutional procedure by adjourning the debate session on the no-confidence motion, ... read..


Ukraine considered use of biological weapons against Russia and Donbass
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said that Kiev was seriously considering the possibility of using biological weapons against the population of Donbass and the Russian Federation. ... read..


Imran likely to hold National Security Committee meet to discuss letter allegedly containing foreign threat
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has postponed his address to the nation as he discusses the "foreign threat" letter with journalists and military leadership while ministers ruled out the possibility of him stepping down before a vote of no-confidence, ... read..


Peace talks did not offer any breakthrough: Russia
London | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has played down any hopes of a breakthrough in the talks held with Ukraine in Turkey, BBC reported. ... read..


Imran forbids PTI lawmakers from attending Assembly during voting on no trust motion
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has barred ruling PTI lawmakers from attending the National Assembly session on the day of voting on no trust motion, slated for April 3 as per Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed, media reports said. ... read..


Dream leads to woman being slaughtered in Pak for alleged blasphemy
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Three female teachers of a seminary in Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing a former colleague after accusing her of blasphemy, Dawn reported. ... read..


BSF hands back Bangladeshi national who crossed border by mistake
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday said that it handed over a Bangladeshi national, who inadvertently crossed the International Border, to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on humanitarian grounds. ... read..


Voting on no-confidence motion against Imran Khan on April 3
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed announced on Tuesday that voting on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan will take place on April 3, Geo News reported. ... read..


Russia has described Istanbul talks as 'constructive'
Istanbul | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Russia has agreed to meet Kiev half-way and will allow a meeting of its leaders to be held on the same day that the final version of a peace treaty is pre-approved by the two nation's foreign ministers, Moscow's top negotiator said on Tuesday, after a new ... read..


Moscow to cut military activity near Kiev to create mutual trust
Istanbul | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Russia has "drastically" reduced its military activity near Kiev and Chernigov as talks with Ukraine enter the "practical" stage, the deputy minister of defense Alexander Fomin announced on Tuesday. ... read..


Biden's gaffe fuels claims of cognitive decline
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
US President Joe Biden's long career in politics has been littered with gaffes, but his comment that Russian President Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power" may be the most serious yet, The Times, UK, reported. ... read..


Roman Abramovich experienced symptoms of poisoning during peace talks in Kiev
London | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Roman Abramovich had suffered a suspected poisoning along with Ukraine peace negotiators earlier this month, Daily Mail reported. ... read..


US continues traditions of Third Reich in its military biological activities: Russia
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
The civilised world will see that America has become a "worthy" successor to the traditions of the Third Reich, where "inhuman experiments on people" were practiced, said the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev. ... read..


Chelsea FC owner relaying messages between Putin and Zelensky
London | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Roman Abramovich is acting as a 'peacemaker' in the Russian war in Ukraine as he avoids Western sanctions in Turkey, Daily Mail reported. ... read..


Nepal Prime Minister's India visit to strengthen ties
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's coming three-day visit to India indicates strengthening of both countries's unique social, cultural, strategic, political, and economic ties even as China is making all efforts to make inroads in the Himalayan cou ... read..


Imran Khan says he has evidence that foreign money being used to topple his government
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that attempts are being made through foreign money to change the government in Pakistan. ... read..


Whether I lose my govt or life, I will never forgive these corrupt leaders: Imran Khan
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday called out the "corrupt" opposition leaders and said that whether he loses his government or his life, he will never forgive them. ... read..


Biden calls Putin 'a butcher'
Warsaw/Moscow | Sunday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Saturday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "butcher" after meeting refugees in Warsaw, Poland, in an intense criticism of the Russian leader's actions in Ukraine that have seen millions of refugees flee to the neighbourin ... read..


Ukraine hints at deal with US on anti-missile defence systems
Warsaw | Sunday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has hinted at an agreement on "concrete steps" to reduce the number of Russian missiles hitting facilities in Ukraine. ... read..


NIA chargesheets LeT terrorist arrested for infiltration bid
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed a chargesheet against one Imdadullah a.k.a Ali Babar -- a Pakistani terrorist belonging to the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), arrested in connection with a case related to infiltration bid in ... read..


Rohingya issue solution lies in repatriation: B'desh
Dhaka | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has reiterated that Rohingyas must be repatriated to their original place in Myanmar's Rakhine State, stating his country cannot bear the immense socio-economic and environmental costs by hosting millions of re ... read..


Bangladesh marks 'Genocide Day' with 1 minute symbolic blackout
Dhaka | Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Bangladesh on Friday observed 'Genocide Day' in remembrance of the brutality of by Pakistani Army on unarmed people of then East Pakistan on the night of March 25, 1971 under the infamous "Operation Searchlight", culminating in killing of three million in ... read..


Prominent Balochistan Hindu leader meets Nawaz Sharif
London | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Prominent Hindu community leader from Balochistan, Santosh Kumar Bugti, is all praise for former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif "for his efforts to empower the religious minority communities of Pakistan", Daily Pakistan reported. ... read..


Official YouTube channel of Pakistan Prime Minister renamed 'Imran Khan'
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
With the National Assembly set to vote on a no-confidence motion against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, the YouTube channel of the PM's office has been renamed to "Imran Khan", Geo News reported. ... read..


US sanctions blunt Russian Central Bank's ability to deploy int'l reserves including gold
Washington | Friday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
In its latest action to impose severe costs on Russia, the US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating key enablers of the invasion. ... read..


Fund led by Biden's son involved in financing biolabs in Ukraine: Russia
Moscow | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Russia on Thursday said that the investment fund Rosemont Seneca led by Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, is involved in financing the Pentagon's military biological programme in Ukraine. ... read..


Ukraine war put an end to globalisation, says world's largest fund manager
London | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has ended globalisation as we know it, said the head of BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, CNN reported. ... read..


Trade, border dispute in focus as Chinese Foreign Minister lands in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who landed in Delhi on Thursday evening, is expected to hold bilateral talks on trade and the pending border dispute in Ladakh that is almost two years old now. ... read..


Pakistan serial violator of human rights, OIC resolutions irrelevant: MEA
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The statements and resolutions adopted during a meeting demonstrate both the irrelevance of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as a body and role of Pakistan as its manipulator, India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. ... read..


China investing over $400 bn in 54 Muslim countries: Wang Yi
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
China is investing over $400 billion in nearly 600 projects across the Muslim world under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, Express Tribune reported. ... read..


Imran Khan ignoring notices for code of conduct violations
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan, concerned over Prime Minister Imran Khan's repeated violations of its code of conduct, has served another notice on him after he failed to respond to the allegations, Friday Times reported. ... read..


Russia calls for transition to oil trading in national currencies
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Confidence in oil trading in dollars and euros is now undermined by sanctions, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday. ... read..


Putin wants rubles for Russian gas from 'unfriendly countries'
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Russia will now accept payment for gas exports to "unfriendly countries" in rubles only, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with the government on Wednesday. ... read..


First public school for Sikhs in Peshawar nears completion
Peshawar | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
The first public school for Sikhs in Pakistan is nearing completion in Peshawar as "90 per cent construction work" has been concluded, media reports said. ... read..


Belarus could soon join Russia in its war against Ukraine
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The US and NATO believe that Belarus could "soon" join Russia in its war against Ukraine, the US and NATO officials said, adding that the country is already taking steps to do so, CNN reported. ... read..


PM Modi, Johnson discuss Ukraine situation, bilateral issues
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke on phone with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson and discussed the situation in Ukraine, an official statement said. ... read..


Russia asks for vote on UN Security Council resolution on Ukraine
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, said that the Russian side has requested for a vote on its draft humanitarian resolution on Ukraine on March 23. ... read..


Russia says putting peace terms up for vote in Ukraine will harm negotiations
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Russia has said that Kiev's idea to put peace deal terms up for a referendum will only hurt the ongoing talks. ... read..


Russia refuses to negotiate peace treaty with Japan
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Russia has refused to negotiate a peace treaty with Japan, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. ... read..


Russia claims it destroyed a Kiev shopping centre used for rocket launchers
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Russian forces claimed to have used precision-guided weapons to destroy a battery of Ukrainian multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and their ammunition storage base, located in a non-functioning shopping centre on the outskirts of Kiev. ... read..


Ukrainian frontline medic claims Russian prisoners of war will be castrated
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Russian soldiers captured by a Ukrainian volunteer medic unit will all be castrated, its founder and commander declared on Ukraine's national television. ... read..


Russia behind hoax calls to UK ministers pretending to be Ukraine PM: Downing Street
London | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
The Downing Street has said that Moscow was behind calls to British defence secretary and home secretary last week, The Guardian reported. ... read..


Russian will not put on pause its military action against Ukraine while conducting peace talks
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Moscow will not put on pause its military action against Ukraine while conducting peace talks with Kiev, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. ... read..


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