Sunday, October 2, 2022

Global opinion of China nosedived under Xi Jinping's rule
Washington | Friday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
Chinas global image took a "precipitously more negative" turn after President Xi Jinping took office in 2013, with Beijing taking the blame for the Covid-19 pandemic while also facing criticism for its human rights record, military posture and economic po ... read..

Sheikh Hasina, the dynamic PM of B'desh, turns 76
Dhaka | Thursday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina turned 76 on Wednesday, bringing the spotlight back on many of her success stories, including scripting a socially inclusive economic turnaround for the nation which turned 50 this year. ... read..

Cabinet approves India-Bangladesh pact on water withdrawal
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:12 AM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval for a pact between India and Bangladesh on withdrawal of upto 153 cusecs of water each by both from common border river Kushiyara. ... read..

US for Pakistan developing 'responsible relationship' with India: Blinken
New York | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
The US emphasised with Pakistan the importance of having a "responsible relationship" with India, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said while Washington faces New Delhi's criticism of its proposal to give Pakistan F-16 spares and services worth $450 ... read..

Imran Khan demands Pak PM's resignation over audio leaks
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday demanded that Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif should resign over the audio leaks, media reports said. ... read..

Pakistan PM's 100 hours-long conversation up for grabs on dark web for $3.5 mn: Fawad Chaudhry (Lead)
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has claimed that 100 hours-long conversations of Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have been put up for sale on the dark web for $3.5 million and criticised security agencies for overlooking the "sensitive" matter of audio l ... read..

'Pakistan PM House data has been put on sale on the dark web'
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry, while raising questions over the cyber security situation in the country, said that Pakistan PM House's data has been put on sale on the dark web, media reports said. ... read..

Audio leak proves that Sharif family can establish relations with India for their vested interests: Imran
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Maryam Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif's audio leaks prove that the Sharif family can illegally import machinery from India for their personal benefit, ... read..

UN urges int'l creditors to consider suspending debt repayment for Pakistan
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The United Nations has urged international creditors to consider suspending debt repayment for Pakistan. ... read..

Assam Rifles seize arms bound for Myanmar in Mizoram, 7 held
Aizawl | Thursday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Assam Rifles troopers on Wednesday seized a quantity of arms and war-like items bound for Myanmar from Mizoram's Siaha district and arrested seven people, including five Myanmar nationals, a defence official said. ... read..

Pakistan gets second batch of six J-10C combat aircraft from China: Reports
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan has received the second consignment of six J-10C fighter aircraft from China, which is being referred to as 'Dragon from the East' by the Pakistani Air Force. ... read..

Taliban free last American hostage in Afghanistan in prisoner swap
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Taliban on Monday freed Mark Frerichs, the only American hostage remaining in Afghanistan, in exchange for a Taliban drug lord, Bashir Noorzai, who was serving life sentence at a US prison, media reports said. ... read..

Growing fears of a Mao Zedong-style personality cult around Xi Jinping
Washington | Monday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
As the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) marks the 46th anniversary of the death of its late leader Mao Zedong, concerns are being raised in some quarters that current leader Xi Jinping is hoping to emulate the Great Helmsman's supreme status in the pa ... read..

Partition hit development, trade in adjoining areas of India, B'desh: Assam Governor
Guwahati | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi on Sunday said that after the division of the country, total restrictions were imposed and therefore, areas of both India and Bangladesh (then east Pakistan) abutting each other could not develop while trade and commerce ... read..

China running illegal police operations on foreign soil
Madrid | Monday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
China is carrying out illegal, transnational policing operations across five continents, targeting overseas critics of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with harassment, threats against their families back home and "persuasion" techniques to get them to g ... read..

Bhutan set to reopen Assam gate for tourists
Guwahati | Friday, 2022 3:15:12 AM IST
Nearly two and half years after the Covid pandemic's outbreak, the India-Bhutan border gate along the Assam frontier are set to reopen for tourists next week. ... read..

US indifferent to Indian 'concern' over F-16 spares for Pakistan
Washington | Thursday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The US has responded to Indian concerns over the proposed sale of F-16 spares and services to Pakistan with studied silence. ... read..

PM Modi, Bhutan King discuss bilateral issues
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Bhutan's King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and discussed various ideas to further strengthen the close and unique India-Bhutan friendship. ... read..

Pakistan's Sindh still in danger as more rains forecast
Karachi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Pakistan's Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Monday warned about the worsening situation in Sindh, saying the river Indus at Kotri Barrage is in a high spate with an in-flow of more than 600,000 cusecs of floodwater, posing a serious th ... read..

FAO, WFP warn 30% of Sri Lankan population facing acute food insecurity
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:11 AM IST
Two United Nations organisations warned on Monday that nearly 30 ... read..

Visiting USAID head urges China to assist Sri Lanka's debt restructuring
Colombo | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Visiting USAID Administrator Samantha Power on Sunday urged China, among other creditors, to assist Sri Lanka in restructuring debts to recover ... read..

Guterres says India considers Kashmir bilateral matter, turns down mediation offer
United Nations | Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that although he is offering his "good offices" for mediating the Kashmir dispute, India has refused it as it considers it a bilateral matter. ... read..

Pak Army expresses shock at Imran's anti-military statement
Rawalpindi | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Pakistan Army on Monday expressed shock at PTI Chairman Imran Khans "anti-military statements" issued during his partys political gathering in Faisalabad on Sunday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement, The News reported. ... read..

Chakma tribals urge India, B'desh PMs to implement 25-yr-old CHT accord
New Delhi/Agartala | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Four organisations of the Indian Chakma tribal communities on Monday demanded India and Bangladesh fully implement the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) Accord, signed in 1997, for the development and peace in the southeast region of the neighbouring country. ... read..

Hasina to sign 7 deals, MoUs in India visit, border management priority
Dhaka | Monday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who will be visiting India, after three years, on a four-day state visit from Monday, will meet her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday. ... read..

Full transcript of Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina's interview with ANI
Dhaka | September 4, 2022 1:58:03 PM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in an interview to ANI, said that the country believed in secularism and protecting minorities. She also expressed confidence that Bangladesh was safe from any debt-trap situation that Sri Lanka suffered. ... read..

Bentley stolen in UK recovered from Karachi
Karachi | Sunday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
A luxury sedan, a Bentley Mulsanne, was recovered from Karachi on Saturday by Pakistan Customs on information provided by a British law enforcement agency, a media report said. ... read..

UN human rights office renews call for China to release all Uyghurs from detention
Geneva | Sunday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The UN human rights office is renewing its call for China to release all Uyghurs and other Muslim communities arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in the Xinjiang region, a media report said. ... read..

Activists urge action after UN accuses China of rights violations
Washington | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Uyghur diaspora groups and activists around the world have urged the international community to take action to help end China's mistreatment of Uyghurs following the release of a report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a me ... read..

China registers fewest marriages since 1986
Beijing | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
China registered the fewest marriages last year since its public records began more than three decades ago -- adding to concerns that the country faces a looming demographic crisis, media reports said. ... read..

Satellite images show a third of Pakistan is under water
London | Friday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Aid workers have appealed for urgent donations to fight the "absolutely devastating" impact of flooding in Pakistan, as new satellite images appeared to confirm that a third of the country is now under water, media reports said. ... read..

Guterres to visit Pakistan for 'solidarity' with flood victims, appeals for $160 mn relief (Lead)
United Nations | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who announced a $160 million appeal for Pakistan flood relief, is to visit the flood-devastated country next week to show solidarity with the victims of the disaster, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesda ... read..

Pak could consider importing vegetables, edible items from India after flood havoc
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:12 AM IST
Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said on Monday that the government could "consider importing vegetables and other edible items from India" to facilitate people after floods destroyed crops across the country, media reports said. ... read..

Uproar in Pak city after women's park closed following protest by Islamists
Bannu (Pakistan) | Sunday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Following protests by Islamists and religious leaders, who alleged a recreation park was "spreading obscenity and vulgarity", authorities in the Pakistani city of Bannu have closed the area, media reports said. ... read..

Chinese authorities arrest Tibetan man for possessing a picture of the Dalai Lama
Lhasa | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Chinese authorities in Tibet have detained a Tibetan man for possessing a picture of the Dalai Lama, Tibets foremost Buddhist spiritual leader who has been living in exile since 1959, media reports said. ... read..

Shehbaz Sharif cancels UK visit as Pak declares floods as national emergency
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The Pakistan government has declared the flood situation in the country a national emergency, calling for donations to help rehabilitate the flood-affected people, media reports said. ... read..

Taiwan to boost defences after soldiers throw rocks at Chinese drone
Taipei | Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Taiwans Ministry of National Defence "will install a drone defense system next year" after a "humiliating" video showing Taiwanese soldiers throwing rocks at a hovering drone in Kinmen County emerged on Chinese social media, media reports said. ... read..

Qatar plans to invest in Karachi and Islamabad airports
Doha | Thursday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Qatar has indicated its willingness to invest $3 billion in Pakistan in different sectors, media reports said. ... read..

Two infiltration bids foiled in J&K's Naushera sector in 48 hours: Army
Jammu | Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Two major infiltration bids have been foiled in the last 48 hours by alert troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir, army officials said on Wednesday. ... read..

Iconic Shanghai skyline goes dark as drought hits power supply
Shanghai | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
The iconic skyline of Shanghai -- called The Bund -- will not be lit for two nights to save power, officials said, as per media reports. ... read..

Drama begins on the appointment of Pak Army chief, says Imran
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
PTI chairperson Imran Khan on Saturday connected the current situation in Pakistan to the appointment of Chief of Army Staff, terming it as "unfortunate" that everything in the country is happening over one appointment, media reports said. ... read..

'AQIS activists held in Bengal had big plans to expand sleeper cell network'
Kolkata | Saturday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Two alleged activists of the banned Al Qaeda in Indian Sub- continent, arrested from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, had major plans for expanding sleeper cells in the state, especially in the minority-dominated pockets in its north region, offi ... read..

Imran says his Chief of Staff was sexually abused in police custody
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 1:45:17 AM IST
PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday demanded justice for his Chief of Staff Shahbaz Gill, and claimed that he was sexually abused while in police custody, media reports said. ... read..

Foreign firms concerned about operating in Taiwan amid Chinese military activity
Washington | Saturday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
As Chinese military exercises around Taiwan become the new normal, foreign companies are reassessing the risks and costs of doing business in Taiwan and maintaining supply chains that pass through or near the self-governing island that China considers its ... read..

BSF head constable killed in Tripura militant attack, BGB help sought (Lead)
Agartala | Saturday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
In the first incident of terrorist violence in Tripura this year, a Border Security Force (BSF) head constable was gunned down by militants of the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) on Friday, police said. ... read..

Pak military wants to empower Islamists at the cost of secular Pashtuns
Peshawar | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The return of the dreaded Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is causing great anxiety among civilians, media reports said. ... read..

Social media campaign against Pak Army 'joint project' of PTI & India: Pak Defence Minister
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif alleged on Wednesday that a "negative" social media campaign targeting the tragic incident of an army helicopter crash amid flood relief operations in Balochistan earlier this month was a "joint project" of the PTI a ... read..

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..

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