Sunday, March 26, 2023

Australian PM Albanese accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 10:03:53 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was accorded received a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. ... read..

Xi Jinping elected Chinese President for 3rd term
Beijing | March 10, 2023 10:03:52 AM IST
Xi Jinping was on Friday unanimously appointed as Chinese President for the third time, making him the country's longest-serving leader since founding father Mao Zedong, Nikkei Asia reported. ... read..

Sikh leader charged for plotting to burn down Gurdwara in California
Bakersfield | March 10, 2023 9:35:34 AM IST
A former Bakersfield City Council candidate, Rajvir "Raj" Singh Gill, 60, was arrested last weekend on suspicion of trying to hire hit men to shoot members of one of Bakersfield's largest Sikh temples, Gurudawara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji Khalsa Darbar, ... read..

Jaishankar, US Secy of Commerce Raimondo agree to launch India-US Strategic Trade Dialogue
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 7:36:23 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Thursday and agreed to launch a India-US Strategic Trade Dialogue, led by Foreign Secretary from the Ministry of External Affairs of India and Under Secretary, Burea ... read..

Imran Khan says PTI worker killed in police crackdown
Lahore | March 10, 2023 7:03:59 AM IST
Former Prime of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said that one of his workers was killed, while several others were seriously injured in police crackdown, reported Dawn. ... read..

37 cases filed against Imran Khan across Pakistan
Islamabad | March 10, 2023 7:03:58 AM IST
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan is facing a total of 37 cases filed against him in different parts of the country, reported The News International. ... read..

Pakistan: Cop guarding census team killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | March 10, 2023 6:34:03 AM IST
A police officer who was guarding a census team was killed in Dera Ismail Khan on Wednesday, reported Dawn. ... read..

Indian American Vedanta Patel to serve as interim spokesperson of US state department
Washington | March 10, 2023 6:06:01 AM IST
Indian American Vedanta Patel will be serving as the interim spokesperson of the US State Department, as Ned Price is going to step down this month. ... read..

Baloch groups ask UN to recognize women's struggle against enforced disappearance by Pakistan
Paris | March 10, 2023 6:05:58 AM IST
Baloch groups on Thursday (local time) wrote a letter to UN Rapporteurs and UN bodies on Women's day to recognize the Baloch women struggle against enforced disappearance by Pakistani forces and sought UN intervention. ... read..

Germany: 6 people killed in a shooting attack in Hamburg
Hamburg | March 10, 2023 5:03:36 AM IST
In a shocking violent attack, six people were killed and several more injured in a shooting attack at the northern German city of Hamburg, reported DW News. ... read..

Nigeria: 6 killed, dozens injured in train-bus crash in Lagos
Lagos | March 10, 2023 5:03:34 AM IST
Six people were killed and several injured when a train crashed into a passenger bus in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, said the emergency response agency, reported The Washington Post. ... read..

US reaffirms "India is a global strategic partner"
Washington | March 10, 2023 4:35:29 AM IST
The US on Thursday (local time) reiterated that India is a global strategic partner of America. ... read..

US supports "constructive dialogue" between India and Pakistan
Washington | March 10, 2023 4:35:27 AM IST
The US on Thursday reiterated that it supports "constructive dialogue" between India and Pakistan to resolve long-standing disputes. ... read..

Train to Tibet along LAC
Lhasa | March 10, 2023 4:35:25 AM IST
China has unveiled an ambitious plan to construct a new railway line along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and through the disputed Aksai Chin region. ... read..

PoK: Talibanisation of oppressed people
By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

Muzaffarabad | March 10, 2023 4:04:48 AM IST
The introduction of mandatory hijab in educational institutions across Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is move towards Talibanisation of the region. ... read..

Message from China as its National People's Congress 2023 opens
Beijing | March 10, 2023 2:34:49 AM IST
The eight-day annual session of China's National People's Congress opened on March 4 in the presence of around 3000 delegates and President Xi Jinping and other leaders. ... read..

Ukraine's grain harvest forecast to drop by 37% this year
Kiev | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Ukraine's grain production will drop by 37 per cent this year, state media reported, citing an official forecast. ... read..

Death toll rises to 7 in Nigeria train-bus collision
Lagos | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
The death toll has climbed to seven in a train-bus collision early Thursday in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, various sources told Xinhua. ... read..

Former Malaysian PM Muhyiddin to face corruption charges
Kuala Lumpur | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was arrested and would face a number of corruption charges, the country's anti-corruption agency said on Thursday. ... read..

Afghan women in Kabul protest for right to education, work
Kabul | March 10, 2023 2:03:31 AM IST
Young Afghani women protested against the Taliban demanding women's access to education and work on the occasion of International Women's Day, reported Tolo News. ... read..

Indian-origin man sentenced for trying to evade cannabis laws in UK
London | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Darshan Patel, a 38 year-old Indian-origin man in the UK, has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment after fraudulently trying to evade the prohibition on the importation of cannabis, police said. ... read..

Iran's humanitarian aid as FM arrives in quake-hit Turkish city
Tehran | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
An Iranian plane carrying 20 tonne of humanitarian aid has arrived in Turkey as Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian visited the quake-hit zone in the country, according to state media reports. ... read..

"We do not have final decisions," Pakistan on joining SCO meeting in India
Islamabad | March 10, 2023 1:33:20 AM IST
Pakistan on Thursday said that it has yet not decided upon attending a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Goa starting on May, 2023. ... read..

Pakistan's Chief Justice to skip SCO meeting hosted by India
Islamabad | March 10, 2023 1:33:17 AM IST
Pakistan on Thursday announced it's decision to skip the meeting of Chief Justices of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) scheduled in New Delhi from March 10-12, reported The Express Tribune. ... read..

Parents of Indian kid in German foster care deny sex abuse claim, say daughter was injured accidentally
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 10, 2023 1:03:38 AM IST
Parents of an Indian child in German child rights' custody landed in Mumbai on Thursday to meet Indian authorities in a bid to expedite the process of getting their daughter's custody from the German government. ... read..

Australian PM Albanese calls India "top-tier security partner" for Australia
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 10, 2023 1:03:36 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has called India a "top-tier security partner" for Australia. He said that his visit to India reflects his government's commitment to place India at the heart of Australia's approach to both Pacific and beyond. H ... read..

Australian PM Anthony Albanese arrives in Delhi to take forward comprehensive strategic partnership
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 12:04:51 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Thursday arrived in Delhi for discussions on taking forward the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated in a tweet. ... read..

Experience in governance, functioning of state mechanisms makes me suitable for role: Nepal's President-elect Paudel
Kathmandu | March 9, 2023 11:34:48 PM IST
Nepal's President-elect Ram Chandra Paudel on Thursday said that he has experience in governance and the functioning of state mechanisms which makes him suitable for the new post. ... read..

Visiting India was like stepping into future; lies fed to us for politics: Pak foreign policy expert
Islamabad | March 9, 2023 11:34:40 PM IST
Noted Pakistani foreign policy expert Uzair Younus has said that his first-hand experience of the expanding digital footprint in India during a recent visit to the country made him feel like he was visiting a state from the future. Looking at the well-mai ... read..

Celebrating Holi was fantastic experience: US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 10:34:01 PM IST
United States Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, on Thursday said celebrating Holi in India was a fantastic experience for her. ... read..

Partnership with India most consequential and promising: US Commerce Secretary Raimondo
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | March 9, 2023 10:34:00 PM IST
Calling India and US partnership most consequential, US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo expressed her optimism on India and US relationship. ... read..

Celebrating Holi was a fantastic experience: US Commerce secretary Raimondo
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 10:33:56 PM IST
United States Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, on Thursday said celebrating Holi in India was a fantastic experience for her. ... read..

"Would like to see India playing larger role in electronic supply chain": US Commerce secretary Raimondo
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 10:03:59 PM IST
US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Thursday said they would like to see India playing a more significant role in the electronic supply chain, adding that an MOU will be signed around semiconductors in this trip. ... read..

15 Australian officers visit Shatrujeet Brigade under General Rawat Australia-India Young Defence Officers' Exchange Programme
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | March 9, 2023 10:03:49 PM IST
A 15-member Australian contingent, including four women officers from the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force on Thursday visited the Agra-based Shatrujeet Brigade along with 15 selected Indian Officers from the Indian ar ... read..

Dharmendra Pradhan, Gina Raimondo discuss ways to create lifelong learning opportunities between India, US
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 9:04:06 PM IST
Union Human Resource Development and Skill Development minister, Dharmendra Pradhan met US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Thursday, discussing ways to create lifelong learning opportunities between India and US as well as deepening cooperation in ... read..

"My friend PM Modi foresees things for what they could be": Australian PM after boarding INS Vikrant
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 9, 2023 8:34:21 PM IST
Australian PM Anthony Albanese on Thursday mounted a fighter aircraft onboard India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, in Mumbai. ... read..

MoS Rajkumar Ranjan Singh attends 19th BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 8:34:08 PM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh today virtually participated in the 19th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting hosted by Chair Thailand virtually from Bangkok. ... read..

Chinese Communist Party laundered mafia money in Italy: Report
Rome | March 9, 2023 8:05:31 PM IST
The Italian Tax Police (Guardia di Finanza) has uncovered evidence proving that the Chinese Communist Party routinely cooperates with several criminal organizations-- the Italian Mafia, Colombia's drug cartels, and Russian oligarchs--to launder billions o ... read..

ECTA between India-Australia to unlock new potential in trade and investment: Albanese
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 9, 2023 7:34:14 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who is on a 4-day official visit to India, on Thursday said the Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) signed between the two countries is a transformative agreement, which will unlock the next level of ... read..

EAM S Jaishankar meets US Commerce Secy Gina Raimondo, discusses strategic trade and resilient supply chains
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 7:34:07 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held a meeting with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, discussing strategic trade as well as resilient and reliable supply chains. ... read..

Bangladesh: 189 houses, 50 shops of Ahmadi Muslims looted and set on fire, says report
Dhaka | March 9, 2023 7:04:24 PM IST
In another attack on minorities, 189 houses and 50 shops of Ahmadi Muslims were either looted or set on fire in northern Bangladesh, in the city of Ahmednagar in Panchagarh district, the Bitter Winter reported. ... read..

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds telephonic conversation with Australian counterpart
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 7:04:11 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday held a telephonic conversation with Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries, according to a press communique of the Defence ... read..

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, US Commerce Secy Gina Raimondo discuss strengthening cooperation in education
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 7:04:04 PM IST
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today held a meeting with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and discussed strengthening cooperation between the two nations in education and skill development. ... read..

Three suspected Palestinians killed by Israel undercover unit
Tel Aviv | March 9, 2023 6:34:27 PM IST
At least three Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces in the northern West Bank during an attempted arrest raid, Times of Israel reported citing police. ... read..

Envoys of Greece, Lithuania profess their fondness for Indian culture and heritage
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 6:34:09 PM IST
As part of the wonderful ensemble in the historic core of the capital city, Golden Haveli in Gali Anar, Dharampura was on Thursday inaugurated by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in the presence of former Union Minister Vijay Goel. ... read..

"Memorable Morning in Ahmedabad," PM Modi twets after watching cricket with Aussie PM
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | March 9, 2023 6:05:40 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted a video from Ahmedabad, where he watched the fourth cricket Test match between India and Australia. ... read..

"Memorable Morning in Ahmedabad," PM Modi tweets after watching cricket with Aussie PM
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | March 9, 2023 6:05:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted a video from Ahmedabad, where he watched the fourth cricket Test match between India and Australia. ... read..

Guyana: PM Mark Philips joins Holi celebration in Georgetown Cricket Club
Georgetown | March 9, 2023 5:33:53 PM IST
A colourful Holi celebration was organised at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground in Guyana by the High Commission of India on Wednesday. ... read..

Ram Chandra Paudel elected new Nepal president
Kathmandu | March 9, 2023 5:33:42 PM IST
Ram Chandra Paudel has been elected as the new Nepal president. ... read..

FIR lodged against Imran Khan, senior PTI leaders for attacking police, using foul language
Lahore | March 9, 2023 5:04:10 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and other senior PTI leaders were booked for attacking police and for using foul language in Lahore against the national security institutions after Section-144 was imposed here, reported Geo News. ... read..

Israeli band Radio Baghdad to perform in India on March 11
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 5:03:53 PM IST
The Embassy of Israel in India has announced that popular Israeli band Radio Baghdad is on a tour of the country and will perform in Amarrass Nights at Sunder Nursery in Delhi on March 11 at 5 pm. ... read..

LHC reserves judgement on Imran Khan's plea against PEMRA ban
Lahore | March 9, 2023 4:05:22 PM IST
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday reserved its judgement on Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan's petition challenging the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority's (PEMRA) ban on airing his live speeches and news conferences o ... read..

Nepal: Voting underway to elect new President
Kathmandu | March 9, 2023 4:05:21 PM IST
The voting is underway at Nepal's Parliament building in New Baneshwar, Kathmandu to elect a new President for the country and the results are expected to release at 7 PM (Local Time). ... read..

World Police Summit: UAE tech company unveils undercover police vehicle
Dubai | March 9, 2023 4:05:19 PM IST
A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based technology firm has launched an undercover police vehicle, which is customised to assist and enhance surveillance, road security, law enforcement, and crime prevention, according to Khaleej Times. ... read..

On Khalistan activists, US says "we condemn terrorism in all its forms"
Washington | March 9, 2023 3:34:26 PM IST
The United State condemned terrorism in all of its forms including those who resort to violence to achieve their ends, whether they are political or otherwise, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price on being asked about Khalistan. ... read..

All-female panel discussion aired by Afghan broadcaster on International Women's Day
Kabul | March 9, 2023 3:04:14 PM IST
To mark the occasion of International Women's Day, Afghani broadcaster TOLOnews aired an all-women's panel discussion. This discussion came at a time when many Afghan women are deprived of their rights including access to education and to work, ever since ... read..

UK launches global women, girls strategy to tackle world gender inequality
London | March 9, 2023 2:35:10 PM IST
The United Kingdom launched a new women and girls strategy on International Women's Day to tackle global gender inequality at every opportunity, including combatting attempts to roll back women's rights and work with partners around the world to do the sa ... read..

China's BRI nearing as multiple crunches limit China economically: Prof Christopher Clary
London | March 9, 2023 1:33:49 PM IST
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that emerged in a specific global and economic context, is now ending, with China going into a period of having less money as it faces several crisis, limiting China on what it can produce economically, said Assistan ... read..

India, Australia cooperating to build better world: PM Anthony Albanese
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | March 9, 2023 1:33:47 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who just watched the first day of the final test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy at Gujarat stadium, on Thursday, compared the cricket match with the India-Australia ties and said that both countries are coo ... read..

Pakistan's ex-ISI chief Gen Faiz Hameed under investigation: Interior Minister
Lahore | March 9, 2023 1:04:10 PM IST
Pakistan's investigating agencies are investigating Former spy (ISI) chief retired Lt-Gen Faiz Hamid for alleged corruption, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah revealed, reported Dawn. ... read..

US Senate votes to block controversial crime bill
Washington | March 9, 2023 12:34:32 PM IST
The United States Senate has passed a Republican-led resolution to block a controversial Washington, DC, crime bill which is set to go to President Joe Biden for final approval. ... read..

Afghanistan's territory should not be used for sheltering, training terrorist: India
New York | March 9, 2023 11:35:31 AM IST
In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India, on Thursday, said that Afghanistan's territory should not be used for sheltering, training, planning or financing terrorist acts, specifically terrorist individuals and entities prescribed by the UN Security Council ... read..

Germany-based World Uyghur Congress nominated for 2023 Nobel Peace Prize
Washington | March 9, 2023 10:04:27 AM IST
Germany-based Uyghur rights group, World Uyghur Congress, has been nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize for its work toward peace, democracy and the plight of the Uyghur and other Turkic people who live under what the nomination letter described as a ... read..

PM Modi, Australian PM Albanese at Gujarat Stadium for India-Australia Test
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | March 9, 2023 10:04:22 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, on Thursday arrived at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to watch the first day of the final Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023. ... read..

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan
Fayazbad | March 9, 2023 9:34:17 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred 285 km East-northeast of Fayzabad, Afghanistan on Thursday, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

China: Henan province forces people to register on 'Smart Religion' app for worship
Henan | March 9, 2023 8:04:32 AM IST
Authorities in the Henan province of China are forcing people of faith to register on 'Smart Religion' app for worship, reported Fox News. ... read..

Honda closes its plant in Pakistan due to financial crunch
Islamabad | March 9, 2023 7:03:37 AM IST
Amid the ongoing financial crunch in Pakistan, another car maker company Honda on Wednesday announced to close its plant citing severe disruption in supply chain as major reason, reported Geo News. ... read..

Afghanistan now most repressive country for women: UN
Kabul | March 9, 2023 7:03:36 AM IST
Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the country has become the most repressive in the world for women and girls, depriveing them of many of their basic rights, the United Nations said on Wednesday (local time). ... read..

Biden shames Republicans for playing down Jan 6 Congress attack
Washington | March 9, 2023 6:34:52 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday lambasted Republicans and said that they should be ashamed of supporting an effort by Fox News to play down the seriousness of the January 6, 2021 assault on Congress by a mob of Donald Trump supporters. ... read..

Nepal to hold Presidential election today, new President expected by evening
Kathmandu | March 9, 2023 6:03:16 AM IST
Nepal is set to vote for its new president on Thursday. The Election Commission on Wednesday announced preparations for the election to be complete and results expected at 7 PM (Local Time). ... read..

Pakistan: Aurat March in Islamabad turns violent
Islamabad | March 9, 2023 6:03:13 AM IST
The Aurat March, a rally conducted every year by women across Pakistan on International Women's Day to voice their grievances and celebrate womanhood turned violent on Wednesday amid clash between the marchers and the police, reported Geo News. ... read..

ISRO receives Indo-US jointly developed NISAR satellite
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 9, 2023 5:33:19 AM IST
The US Air Force C-17 aircraft landed in Bengaluru on Wednesday and handed over NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) NISAR to the Indian space agency which marks a milestone in the US-India ties in space collaboration. ... read..

UK asylum bill would 'undermine' international law: UNHRC
Geneva | March 9, 2023 5:33:16 AM IST
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday (local time) said that the UK asylum bill would 'undermine' international law. ... read..

Chechen leader's sanctioned racehorse stolen in Czech Republic
Grozny (Russia) | Thursday, 2023 4:45:08 AM IST
Russia's Chechen Republic President Ramzan Kadyrov on Wednesday mocked Czech police following the alleged theft of his sanctioned racehorse from stables near Prague and said he suspected "foul play" in the incident. ... read..

Overseas Pakistani Christians protest against human rights violations suffered by women, girls
Amsterdam | March 9, 2023 4:34:57 AM IST
Overseas Pakistani Christians in Netherlands on Wednesday (local time) protested against the human rights violations suffered by women and girls in Pakistan. ... read..

Senate Foreign Relations panel approves Garcetti as ambassador to India
Washington | March 9, 2023 4:34:55 AM IST
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favour of former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to become ambassador of India, sending the nomination to the full Senate for a vote, reported Fox News. ... read..

Pak army chief Asim Munir maintains to 'not interfere in politics'
Islamabad | March 9, 2023 4:34:52 AM IST
Chief of Army Staff Gen Asim Munir on Wednesday said that he would not interfere in politics, reported The News International. ... read..

Small aircraft crash kills pilot in Bulgaria
Sofia | Thursday, 2023 4:15:08 AM IST
A small aircraft crashed on Wednesday near Lesnovo Airport, some 30 km east of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, killing the pilot, the Ministry of Transport and Communications said. ... read..

US intel agency warns of 'complex' threats from China, Russia, North Korea and Iran
Washington | March 9, 2023 3:35:24 AM IST
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, US released its 2023 annual threat assessment on Wednesday (local time), which warned of threats against the US posed by China, Russia, North Korea and Iran. ... read..

Russia probably does not want direct military conflict with US, NATO forces: US intel agency
Washington | March 9, 2023 3:03:55 AM IST
The US intelligence community believes that Russia "probably does not want a direct military conflict with US and NATO forces, but there is potential for that to occur," according to the Annual Threat Assessment report of the intelligence community issued ... read..

MEA Secretary East attends BIMSTEC, EAS meetings
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 3:03:54 AM IST
Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (East) Saurabh Kumar on Wednesday attended BIMSTEC Senior Officials' Meeting as well as participated in the East Asia Summit (EAS) Senior Officials' Meeting. ... read..

At least 17 killed, 41 missing due to landslides in Indonesia
Jakarta | Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Landslides striking Indonesia's western province of Riau Islands have left at least 17 people dead while 41 others are missing, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..

Failed H3 rocket shows abnormal voltage levels: Japan's space agency
Tokyo | Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Japan's space agency said on Wednesday that flight data analysis of the failed H3 rocket launch showed that a device had abnormal voltage levels around the time the second-stage engine was supposed to ignite. ... read..

Greece announces railway safety measures after deadly accident left 57 dead
Athens | Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Greece government on Wednesday announced a set of measures aimed to improve the safety of the railway system, in the wake of the train collision last week in central Greece that left 57 dead. ... read..

Ned Price to step down as US State Dept spokesman, work directly for Blinken
New York | Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price will step down from his duties this month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Wednesday. ... read..

CCP will work to press Taiwan on unification: US report
Washington | March 9, 2023 2:04:59 AM IST
US in its Annual Threat Assessment Report said that China's Communist Party (CCP) will work to press Taiwan on unification, undercut US influence, drive wedges between Washington and its partners, and foster some norms that favour its authoritarian system ... read..

Expanded military postures by India, China along disputed border elevate risk of armed confrontation: US report
Washington | March 9, 2023 12:05:33 AM IST
Expanded military postures by both India and China along the disputed border elevate the risk of armed confrontation between the two nuclear powers, according to the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. ... read..

Heruon launches 'Artemis' at Dubai World Police Summit
Dubai | March 9, 2023 12:05:19 AM IST
Heruon launched its new breakthrough technology, Artemis, on Wednesday, at the Dubai World Police Summit Building. With its award-winning facial and object recognition technology, Artemis can detect Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals and can be adapted to detect ... read..

Under PM Modi, India more likely to give military response: US Intelligence
US | March 9, 2023 12:05:16 AM IST
According to the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is more likely than in the past to respond with military force to perceived or real Pakistani provocations. ... read..

India's Presidency steering G-20 in face of global chaos: Report
New Delhi | March 9, 2023 12:05:14 AM IST
G20 Foreign Ministers met in New Delhi on March 1-2, under India's G20 Presidency, with the theme 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' - 'One Earth, One Family, One Future,' reported Asian Lite International, adding that India successfully calibrated competing interes ... read..

"Chinese diplomats must dance with wolves," China FM Qin Gang remarks go viral
Beijing | March 9, 2023 12:05:13 AM IST
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang has become the talk of the town on Chinese social media for his remarks on "Wolf Warrior diplomacy discourse trap" and that the "Chinese diplomats must dance with wolves," reported What's on Weibo. ... read..

Anthony Albanese celebrates Holi with Gujarat CM and Governor
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | March 8, 2023 11:33:55 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday participated in Holi celebrations along with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and the Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhawan in state capital Gandhinagar. ... read..

Pakistan: 63,000 cases of gender-based violence reported in past 3 years
Islamabad | March 8, 2023 11:33:50 PM IST
Around 63,000 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) were reported in Pakistan over the past three years, with some 4,000 being reported in the first half of 2020 when lockdowns were imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, Dawn News reported. ... read..

Pakistan is under law of Jungle: Imran Khan after police stop Lahore rally
Lahore | March 8, 2023 11:33:47 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaaf Chief Imran Khan lashed out at the current state of constitution and democracy after his rally was halted in Lahore and police took action against PTI workers participating in the rally. Section ... read..

China's troubles in Nepal increases amid political turmoil in Kathmandu: Report
New York | March 8, 2023 11:03:54 PM IST
The recent political upheaval in Kathmandu has changed for the worse for China as its hope for a prolonged time of influence was dashed by the resurgence of the pre-election five-party coalition led by the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Center and the Ne ... read..

US announces USD 26 million in humanitarian aid to Bangladesh, Myanmar
Washington | March 8, 2023 11:03:48 PM IST
The US State Department has announced nearly USD 26 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, for those people in Burma affected by ongoing violence, and for communities hosting refugees from Burma. ... read..

India's growing startup ecosystem benefits Bhutan: Report
Thimphu | March 8, 2023 11:03:47 PM IST
India's growing startup ecosystem benefits Bhutan as it will provide more opportunities for budding entrepreneurs to learn from experienced business people through the Bhutan-India Startup Summit, The Bhutan Live reported. ... read..

IS claims responsibility for Bolan attack that killed 9 Pak police personnel
Bolan (Balochistan) | March 8, 2023 10:34:17 PM IST
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Balochistan that killed nine policemen on Monday, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, the Tribune reported. ... read..

US President Joe Biden extends Holi wishes to people of India
Washington | March 8, 2023 10:34:14 PM IST
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday extended Holi wishes to the people of India. ... read..

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