Friday, July 1, 2022

Afghan Taliban confirms indefinite ceasefire agreement between TTP, Pakistani govt
Karachi | June 19, 2022 2:24:58 AM IST
The Afghan Taliban on Saturday confirmed that the negotiation between Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Pakistani government has concluded with an agreement on an indefinite ceasefire. ... read..

WFP says 7.4 million people food insecure in south Ethiopia amid severe drought
Middle East | June 19, 2022 2:24:56 AM IST
Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): Severe drought has caused 7.4 million people to be food insecure in southern and south-eastern Ethiopia, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. ... read..

Vietnam reports 699 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | June 19, 2022 1:57:42 AM IST
Hanoi [Vietnam], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): Vietnam recorded 699 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down by 23 from Friday, according to its Ministry of Health. ... read..

Xi seeks total victory in war against corruption
Asia | June 18, 2022 11:55:24 PM IST
Beijing [China], June 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, called for coordinated action to guarantee that officials do not have the audacity, opportunity, or desire to engage in corruptio ... read..

Hunger surges in Afghanistan as drought persists
Kabul | June 18, 2022 11:25:06 PM IST
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has called for increased global support to stem spiralling hunger in Afghanistan as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises threatens millions. ... read..

Bangladesh Foreign Minister sends birthday greetings with 100 roses to PM Modi's mother
New Delhi | June 18, 2022 11:25:02 PM IST
Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Saturday greeted Heeraben Modi, mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who celebrated her 100th birthday. ... read..

Hong Kong bans select media outlets from swearing-in of new chief executive
Others | June 18, 2022 11:25:00 PM IST
Hong Kong authorities have banned select media outlets from covering incoming leader John Lee's inauguration, citing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and security reasons. ... read..

Academic analyses Xi Jinping's leadership style, says Chinese President 'worships authority'
Beijing | June 18, 2022 10:56:57 PM IST
National Chengchi University in Taiwan held a seminar on June 17 in which Kou Jianwen, a distinguished professor in the Department of Politics and East Asia Institute of National Chengchi University, analysed Xi Jinping's leadership style based on his bac ... read..

Indian embassy organises Yoga session in Washington DC ahead of International Day of Yoga
Washington | June 18, 2022 10:25:35 PM IST
A large number of people on Saturday participated in a Yoga session at the Washington Monument organized by the Indian Embassy, ahead of International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21. ... read..

Peace talk between TTP, Pakistani govt concludes in Kabul
Islamabad | June 18, 2022 10:25:29 PM IST
A senior Taliban spokesperson has said that a negotiation between Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Pakistani government concluded two days back in Kabul. ... read..

Biden falls off bike as he rides near beach home in Delaware
Washington | June 18, 2022 9:56:48 PM IST
US President Joe Biden took a tumble off his bike as he took a ride near his vacation home in the US state of Delaware on Saturday. ... read..

Nepal: Farmers loot trucks laden with fertilizers amid shortage in cultivation season
Dhading | June 18, 2022 9:26:43 PM IST
Hundreds of farmers looted fertilisers from two trucks en route to Kathmandu which were being escorted by the Armed Police Force (APF) in Dharke of Nepal's Dhading district. ... read..

Myanmar to join Russia's financial messaging system
Saint Petersburg | June 18, 2022 9:26:38 PM IST
As Myanmar intends to join Russia's financial messaging system (FMS), the central banks of the two countries are negotiating, U Aung Naing Oo, Minister of investment and foreign economic relations of Myanmar, said on Saturday. ... read..

Chinese President reviews report on reforms in financial institutions
Beijing | June 18, 2022 9:26:34 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to review a report on the rectification of problems discovered during the eighth round of inspections of financial institutions. ... read..

Rights group demands economic stability, political rights in Pakistan
Lahore | June 18, 2022 8:55:09 PM IST
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed its concern at the alarming polarization in political discourse, which it said was detrimental to the cause of democracy in the country. ... read..

Pakistan: Punjab to implement energy-saving plans
Lahore | June 18, 2022 7:25:10 PM IST
Amid the power crisis in Pakistan, the provincial government of Punjab on Saturday decided to enforce energy-conservation plans to tackle the chronic situation, local media reported. ... read..

Sri Lankan PM says steps will be taken to mitigate food crisis in country
Colombo | June 18, 2022 7:25:08 PM IST
Amidst the unprecedented economic turmoil in the country, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday said that steps will be taken to mitigate the food crisis in the island nation. ... read..

Bangladesh Foreign Minister arrives in India for three-day visit
New Delhi | June 18, 2022 6:26:07 PM IST
Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen arrived in India on Saturday on a three-day official visit that will include his participation in the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) between the two countries. ... read..

British oil giant BP shows desire to remain Russia's Rosneft shareholder: CEO Sechin
Others | June 18, 2022 6:26:05 PM IST
St Petersburg [Russia], June 18 (ANI/Sputnik): UK oil and gas company, BP, announced its withdrawal from Russia's Rosneft but still remains a shareholder and shows a desire to stay despite the crisis without real losses, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said on Sa ... read..

Guru Granth Sahib removed from Gurudwara attacked in Afghanistan's Kabul, taken to safe location
Kabul | June 18, 2022 5:56:01 PM IST
The holy Guru Granth Sahib from Gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul, which was on Saturday attacked by unidentified assailants was retrieved from the complex, from which plumes of smoke were seen billowing out after the attack early this morning ... read..

UN condemns attack on Sikh temple in Kabul
Kabul | June 18, 2022 5:25:15 PM IST
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has strongly condemned the attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul, which is reported to have resulted in numerous casualties. ... read..

India, Bangladesh to hold first physical Joint Consultative Commission Meeting tomorrow
New Delhi | June 18, 2022 4:57:15 PM IST
The seventh meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission between India and Bangladesh will be held on June 19 the external affairs ministry said on Saturday. ... read..

Concern rising over persecution of minorities in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur | June 18, 2022 4:26:09 PM IST
Persecution and sectarianism against minorities in Malaysia including those of the Shia and Ahmadis depict the worsening human rights situation in the country, according to an analysis. ... read..

Twenty-five people killed in Bangladesh's devastating flood
Dhaka | June 18, 2022 4:26:04 PM IST
Twenty-five people were killed in Bangladesh due to devastating floods in the country, according to media reports. ... read..

Bangladesh Foreign Minister to arrive today on 3-day visit to India
New Delhi | June 18, 2022 4:26:02 PM IST
Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will arrive in India on Saturday on a 3-day official visit. ... read..

Unanimous support on need to stand with Sri Lanka in difficult time: Jaishankar after Parliament panel meeting
New Delhi | June 18, 2022 4:25:56 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday chaired a parliamentary consultative committee meeting on the situation in Sri Lanka and said that there was "unanimous support" on the need to stand with the neighbouring country in this hour of crisis. ... read..

India wishes to engage with world: Piyush Goyal
Brussels | June 18, 2022 4:25:39 PM IST
Asserting that India is making a rapid strike in the digital world, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal in Brussels expressed hope for further engagement in the IT sector. ... read..

3 labourers shot dead in Balochistan
Quetta | June 18, 2022 3:57:46 PM IST
Three workers were shot dead after gunmen opened fire on a labour camp in Balochistan province's Harnai district local media reported on Saturday. ... read..

China's investment in road, waterway infrastructure up in first five months
Asia | June 18, 2022 3:57:29 PM IST
Beijing [China], June 18 (ANI/Xinhua): China's investment in road and waterway infrastructure saw steady expansion in the first five months of the year, data from the Ministry of Transport shows. ... read..

Jaishankar condemns 'cowardly attack' on Gurudwara in Kabul
New Delhi | June 18, 2022 3:27:05 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar condemned the "cowardly attack" on a Gurudwara in Kabul and said that India is closely monitoring developments in the Afghan capital. ... read..

Nawaz Sharif struck secret deal in London, will not return to Pakistan, claims former minister
Islamabad | June 18, 2022 2:55:47 PM IST
Former Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Friday claimed that former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N supremo Nawaz Sharif will not be returning to the country as part of a secret deal struck in London, local media reported. ... read..

Pakistan 'one step away' from existing FATF grey list, says minister
Islamabad | June 18, 2022 2:25:20 PM IST
Pakistan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Saturday said that they are 'one step away' from the existing Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) 'grey list' and the planned on-site visit is a procedural requirement, a local media rep ... read..

At least 2 killed in attack at Gurudwara in Afghanistan's Kabul
Kabul | June 18, 2022 2:25:10 PM IST
At least two civilians, including a Sikh man and a Muslim security guard, died after unidentified assailants attacked a Gurudwara in Afghanistan's Kabul city on Saturday. ... read..

SpaceX fires several employees who criticised CEO Elon Musk
Washington | June 18, 2022 12:55:40 PM IST
Elon Musk's SpaceX has fired several employees involved in writing an open letter that was critical of the billionaire's public behaviour, according to a media report. ... read..

China reports 11 new local COVID-19 cases
Beijing | June 18, 2022 12:25:45 PM IST
China reported 11 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including five in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, four in Liaoning, and one each in Beijing and Shanghai in the past 24 hours, according to the National Health Commission's report Saturday. ... read..

Blasts at Gurudwara in Afghanistan's Kabul, India says 'closely monitoring' situation
New Delhi | June 18, 2022 11:54:56 AM IST
India has expressed concern over explosions and gunfire reported from a Gurudwara in the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Saturday morning and said it is closely monitoring the situation. ... read..

Afghanistan's NRF claims shooting down Taliban's chopper in Panjshir province
Kabul | June 18, 2022 10:55:32 AM IST
Afghanistan's National Resistance Front (NRF) on Thursday claimed that it had shot down a Taliban helicopter and captured four of the group's members in the country's Panjshir province, local media reported. ... read..

Logo celebrating India-Vietnam diplomatic ties launched in New Delhi
New Delhi | June 18, 2022 10:55:12 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Vietnamese counterpart launched the joint logo to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries. ... read..

Padma bridge not part of China's BRI initiative, clarifies Bangladesh
Dhaka | June 18, 2022 9:55:39 AM IST
Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Friday clarified that the Padma Bridge, which is scheduled to open on June 25, is not a part of China's Belt and Road Initiative and also said that no foreign funds were taken to complete this multipurpose ... read..

Blasts reported near Gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital city
Kabul | June 18, 2022 9:55:37 AM IST
At least two blasts were reported from near a gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday. ... read..

UN chief warns of 'global mental health crisis'
US | June 18, 2022 9:25:47 AM IST
New York [US], June 18 (ANI/Xinhua): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday warned against a "global mental health crisis," while launching a report on mental health. ... read..

Pakistan turns down China's request to open security company in country
Islamabad | June 18, 2022 9:25:45 AM IST
Pakistan had turned down China's request to open a security company in their country, a local media reported. ... read..

Fire breaks out in Shanghai's petrochemical firm
Shanghai | June 18, 2022 9:25:44 AM IST
A fire broke out at a petrochemical enterprise in China's Shanghai early on Saturday, according to local media. ... read..

Blasts hit Afghanistan's Kabul near temple
Kabul | June 18, 2022 9:25:40 AM IST
At least two blasts occurred in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, according to media reports. ... read..

Beijing approved Panchen Lama promotes Sinicization of Tibetans
Lhasa | June 18, 2022 7:25:51 AM IST
Beijing's approved Panchen Lama, Gyaltsen Norbu is promoting the Sinicization of Tibetans. ... read..

Pakistan following Sri Lanka's path to land in Chinese debt trap
Islamabad | June 18, 2022 7:25:45 AM IST
Pakistan is blindly following Sri Lanka's path which will lead the country to fall into the Chinese debt trap. ... read..

China hints at new approach to global security
Washington | June 18, 2022 6:26:34 AM IST
China's President Xi Jinping delivered a video link address proposing a "global security initiative" (GSI) hinting at a new approach to global security during the annual Boao Forum in April 2022. ... read..

China's business community critical of zero COVID policy
Beijing | June 18, 2022 6:26:28 AM IST
Grappling with the worst economic slump in decades as the government's "zero COVID" policy has shut down cities and kept would-be customers at home, China's business community raised concern over the strict lockdowns enforced by its government. ... read..

Ailing Musharraf expected to return to Pakistan soon
Dubai | June 18, 2022 5:56:13 AM IST
Pakistan's former military leader Pervez Musharraf, who has been living in Dubai since 2016, is expected to return to Pakistan soon. ... read..

Zelenskyy, Johnson meet on defense, security issues
Europe | June 18, 2022 5:56:12 AM IST
Kyiv [Ukraine], June 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to discuss defense and security issues, the presidential press service said. ... read..

Over 2000 Tunisian illegal migrants reach Italian coasts in 5 months
Others | June 18, 2022 5:24:46 AM IST
Tunis [Tunisia], June 18 (ANI/Xinhua): More than 2000 Tunisian illegal migrants have managed to reach the Italian coasts in the first five months of this year, the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) reported on Friday. ... read..

Canada confirms 168 cases of monkeypox
US | June 18, 2022 5:24:44 AM IST
Ottawa [Canada], June 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam confirmed a total of 168 cases of monkeypox in the country as of Friday. ... read..

Chinese elites settled abroad selling off assets in anticipation of Western sanctions
Asia | June 18, 2022 4:55:21 AM IST
Chinese elites settled abroad are selling off their immovable assets after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned ownership to insulate the government from future economic sanctions from Western countries, especially the US. ... read..

China using Tibet as dumping zone, destroying its environment
Lhasa | June 18, 2022 4:55:19 AM IST
The nature-bound systems of Tibet are now being shattered and destroyed by Beijing for their own benefit, who are using it as a dumping zone, destroying its environment. ... read..

Chinese undeclared blockade adversely affects Nepal's economy
Kathmandu | June 18, 2022 4:25:06 AM IST
The undeclared blockade of land-locked Nepal is adversely affecting the country's economy as entrepreneurs are incurring losses of millions. ... read..

Pressured to blame Musharraf for Benazir Bhutto's assassination: Ex-Pak cop
Karachi | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Rao Anwar, a former high-profile but notorious police officer in Karachi, has claimed in a rare interview that he did not sign the report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted to probe the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on purp ... read..

US police solve year-old killing of Indian-origin businessman while another shot dead
New York | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
An Indian-origin businessman has been shot dead inside a store in the US this week while police have solved the year-old case of the killing of another in the crime wave engulfing the nation. ... read..

Indian mangoes in Europe: Piyush Goyal inaugurates 'Mango Festival' in Belgium to create awareness
Brussels | June 18, 2022 3:55:08 AM IST
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal on Friday (local time) inaugurated a "Mango Festival" organized in Brussels to create awareness among the Europeans and create a market for Indian mangoes in Europe. ... read..

Somali forces kill 67 Al-Shabab terrorists in foiled attack in central region
Others | June 18, 2022 1:25:44 AM IST
Mogadishu [Somalia], June 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Somalia's Galmudug State forces killed 67 Al-Shabab terrorists and wounded several others in a foiled attack in the central town of Bahdo early Friday. ... read..

UK approves extradition of Julian Assange to US
London | June 18, 2022 1:25:42 AM IST
The UK on Friday (local time) approved WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the US where he faces espionage charges. ... read..

Pakistan hopeful of getting off FATF grey list
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan is hopeful of getting off the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as the countrys fate banks on the decision, to be taken during the four-day plenary session of the FATF underway in Berlin. ... read..

India scores big at WTO, ministerial conference sees some landmark decisions
Geneva | June 17, 2022 7:55:29 PM IST
India changed the narrative and controlled it well from beginning to end at the WTO ministerial conference that saw some landmark decisions and the country's image has risen phenomenally in the world community, sources said. ... read..

India delivers at WTO Ministerial Conference, achieves proposed outcomes
Geneva | June 17, 2022 7:25:29 PM IST
India has been able to secure a favourable outcome at the WTO after many years, despite a strong global campaign against its farmers and fishermen, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has said. ... read..

Japan's 'Famtech' technology focussing on female employees health
Tokyo | June 17, 2022 7:25:27 PM IST
Companies in Japan are introducing "Famtech" or "Female technology under which, attention is being paid to the health of female employees and not just to the superficial beauty. ... read..

US: Two killed at shooting in Alabama church
Birmingham (Alabama) | June 17, 2022 6:56:21 PM IST
Two persons were shot dead and another person was injured in a shooting inside a church near Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday. ... read..

Jaishankar, Indonesian FM review strategic partnership at 7th India-Indonesia Joint Commission Meeting
New Delhi | June 17, 2022 6:56:19 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and foreign minister of Indonesia Retno Marsudi concluded the 7th India-Indonesia Joint Commission Meeting on Friday with a focus on bilateral cooperation in several key areas including defence and security, trade an ... read..

China launches third aircraft carrier
Shanghai | June 17, 2022 6:56:08 PM IST
China launched its third aircraft carrier, named the "Fujian," on Friday. The carrier, named after Fujian Province, was completely designed and built by China. ... read..

Casio contributing to math Education in Indonesia
Jakarta | June 17, 2022 6:56:06 PM IST
Japanese company Casio's scientific calculators are being used by children in a school in Indonesia's capital Jakarta for solving difficult math problems.Japanese Company Casio is contributing in different ways to improve education in countries around the ... read..

5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts various parts of Pakistan
Islamabad | June 17, 2022 6:56:03 PM IST
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of Pakistan on Friday with the epicenter located on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, reported Samaa TV citing National Seismic Monitoring Centre. ... read..

Hike in fuel prices stirring protests in Pakistan's Sindh province
Islamabad | June 17, 2022 6:26:36 PM IST
Resenting the hike in fuel prices in Pakistan, protest rallies and dharnas were carried out in parts of Sindh, Pakistan's vernacular media reported. ... read..

Will look at ways to advance ties with Pakistan: US State Department
Washington | June 17, 2022 5:57:00 PM IST
A month after Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's maiden visit to the United States, where he discussed bilateral economic and commercial ties with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Biden administration said that Washington will look ... read..

Qatar corrects name of Taiwan on World Cup form
Taipei | June 17, 2022 5:26:40 PM IST
FIFA World Cup host Qatar has rectified an online application form that listed Taiwan as part of China after Taipei lodged a protest. ... read..

Chinese President to host 14th BRICS Summit next week
Beijing | June 17, 2022 5:26:33 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping will host the 14th BRICS Summit in Beijing on June 23, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Friday. ... read..

Pakistan once again shows interest in India for trade
Islamabad | June 17, 2022 4:25:56 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday emphasised the country's interest in trade and engagement with India saying that Pakistan was isolated on the world stage due to past policies. ... read..

India, Indonesia renew deal on visa waiver on diplomatic passports
New Delhi | June 17, 2022 4:25:47 PM IST
India and Indonesia renewed the agreement on visa waiver on diplomatic and official passports, said the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday. ... read..

12th WTO Ministerial Conference: E-commerce moratorium extended till 2025
Geneva | June 17, 2022 3:57:05 PM IST
World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference has extended the moratorium on taxation on e-commerce transactions, said the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, noting that the extension is with a deadline. ... read..

China to host 14th BRICS Summit on June 23
Beijing | June 17, 2022 3:57:01 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping will be hosting the 14th BRICS Summit in Beijing on June 23, the foreign ministry said on Friday. ... read..

Pakistan included in top 23 drought-stricken countries
Islamabad | June 17, 2022 3:56:52 PM IST
Pakistan is one of the top 23 countries suffering from a severe drought emergency, a statement issued by the Ministry of Climate Change said on Thursday. ... read..

Australian govt extends hospital funding amid battle against COVID-19
Pacific | June 17, 2022 3:56:46 PM IST
Canberra [Australia], June 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The Australian government has agreed to extend its coronavirus health funding model until the end of 2022. ... read..

India turned the tide of negotiations from failure to optimism: Piyush Goyal after WTO meeting
Geneva | June 17, 2022 3:56:44 PM IST
India took the lead and turned the tide of negotiations from failure, gloom and doom to optimism, enthusiasm and consensus-based outcome, said the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal while addressing a press conference at Geneva. ... read..

South Korea reports 7,198 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | June 17, 2022 3:26:02 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], June 17 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea reported 7,198 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 18,263,643, the health authorities said Friday. ... read..

Over 36 million children displaced worldwide, highest since World War II: UNICEF
New York | June 17, 2022 2:54:45 PM IST
An unprecedented 36.5 million children were displaced by conflict, violence and other crises by the end of 2021, the highest number since World War II, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Friday. ... read..

Fiji's positive cases of COVID-19 asked to conduct 7-day isolation
Pacific | June 17, 2022 2:54:43 PM IST
Suva [Fiji], June 17 (ANI/Xinhua): Fiji's Ministry of Health has asked those testing positive for COVID-19 to conduct compulsory seven-day isolation and not to work or go to school after more COVID-19 cases were reported in the island nation. ... read..

12th WTO Ministerial Conference: E-commerce moratorium exteded till 2025
Geneva | June 17, 2022 2:24:48 PM IST
World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference has extended the moratorium on taxation on e-commerce transactions, said the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, noting that the extension is with a deadline. ... read..

Russian diplomat refutes reports about Moscow transporting Ukrainian grain to Syria
Asia | June 17, 2022 1:54:56 PM IST
Nur-Sultan [Kazakhstan], June 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Recent reports claiming that Russia has allegedly been supplying Syria with Ukrainian grain are nothing but misinformation and fake news, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev tol ... read..

India-UK launches fourth round of talks on Free Trade Agreement
Geneva | June 17, 2022 1:26:24 PM IST
India and Canada on Friday launched the fourth round of talks on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the sidelines of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. ... read..

India calls on EU to fight against terrorism, resolve Ukraine conflict
New York | June 17, 2022 12:57:08 PM IST
India on Friday (local time) called on the EU to collectively fight against terrorism and emphasised the need to resolve the Ukraine conflict in order to resolve the peace and security challenges at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). ... read..

China blocks India-US proposal to designate Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki under UNSC sanctions
New York | June 17, 2022 12:57:00 PM IST
China has blocked a joint proposal by India and the US to list Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Security Council. ... read..

China renews yellow alert for high temperature, heatwave
Beijing | June 17, 2022 12:56:56 PM IST
China on Friday renewed a yellow alert for high temperature and heatwave in various parts of the country. ... read..

US is there for India: State Department on Moscow's ties with New Delhi
Washington | June 17, 2022 12:25:12 PM IST
Noting that New Delhi's relationship with Moscow developed over several decades when Washington was not ready for that, US States Department on Thursday (local time) said, the United States is "there for" India. ... read..

US says it 'regularly engage with India on human rights concerns'
Washington | June 17, 2022 11:55:04 AM IST
The United States is in regular engagement with India at senior levels on human rights concerns, including freedom of religion, said a State Department spokesperson Ned Price on Thursday (local time). ... read..

India succeeded in bringing regulation on illegal fishing: Piyush Goyal after WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference
Geneva | June 17, 2022 11:55:00 AM IST
India succeeded in bringing regulation on illegal fishing, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said after the conclusion of the 12th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference on Friday. ... read..

New Zealand reports 4,869 new COVID-19 cases
Pacific | June 17, 2022 11:25:24 AM IST
Wellington [New Zealand], June 17 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand recorded 4,869 new community cases of COVID-19 and 16 more deaths from the pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Friday. ... read..

WTO signs landmark deal, focuses on food security, e-commerce, fisheries
Geneva | June 17, 2022 10:54:55 AM IST
In a significant outcome for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, ministers from 164 members of the World Trade Organisation have adopted various decisions including food security, e-commerce, TRIPS agreement, fisheries and preparedness for fu ... read..

Pakistan: 5 killed, 4 injured after heavy rain lashes Lahore
Lahore | June 17, 2022 8:55:36 AM IST
At least five members of a family were killed and four others injured in an accident after a wind storm and heavy rains lashed the Lahore province of Pakistan. ... read..

Pakistani women condone Aamir Liaquat's revenge porn, term it 'divine' wrath
Islamabad | June 17, 2022 7:56:42 AM IST
After the demise of Dr Aamir Liaquat overtly religious Pakistani women are condoning his revenge porn, terming it 'divine' wrath. ... read..

US to provide India alternatives on security issues, step up partnership: White House adviser
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | June 17, 2022 7:56:39 AM IST
At a time of changing world order and security challenges emanating in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war, White House Indo-Pacific adviser Kurt Campbell said that the US has decided to step up its partnership with India as well as to provide New Delhi wi ... read..

Egypt lifts all COVID-19-related entry restrictions
Others | June 17, 2022 7:56:27 AM IST
Cairo [Egypt], June 17 (ANI/Xinhua): Egypt on Thursday lifted all COVID-19-related entry restrictions for all travelers, whether Egyptians or foreigners. ... read..

India highlights Haiti's multi-dimensional challenges at UNSC
New York | June 17, 2022 7:56:19 AM IST
India on Thursday (local time) raised concern over the multi-dimensional challenges Haiti faces in the backdrop of natural calamities and political turmoil at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). ... read..

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