Wednesday, April 17, 2024

UN: India launches new database to promote accountability for crime against peacekeepers
New York | March 28, 2024 11:57:06 AM IST
In a bid to promote accountability for crimes against peacekeepers, the India-led Group of Friends (GOF) comprising 40 member states, convened its second meeting to deliberate on strategies to strengthen legal frameworks against perpetrators of malicious ... read..

French envoy to India Thierry Mathou inaugurates 'Bureau de France' in Telangana
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 28, 2024 11:56:53 AM IST
In a major milestone for India-France relations, French ambassador to India, Thierry Mathou inaugurated the "Bureau de France" in Hyderabad to enhance cooperation between France and Telangana. ... read..

US National Transportation Safety Board interviews captain, crew of ship that struck Baltimore bridge
Maryland | March 28, 2024 10:56:51 AM IST
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) interviewed the ship's captain, his mate, the chief engineer, and one other engineer onboard the merchant vessel MV Dali, which struck Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy said a ... read..

Baloch Human Rights Council seeks UN fact-finding mission to investigate rights violation in Balochistan
Geneva | March 28, 2024 10:56:49 AM IST
Amid the increase in cases of alleged enforced disappearances in Pakistan, the Baloch Human Rights Council urged the United Nations to dispatch a fact finding mission to investigate the human rights violations in Balochistan, Baloch Human Rights Council s ... read..

India-China hold 29th round of diplomatic talks, discuss disengagement in border areas
New Delhi | March 28, 2024 9:57:08 AM IST
Amid border tensions, India and China exchanged views on ways of achieving complete disengagement and resolving the issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of India-China border areas, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in ... read..

EAM S Jaishankar concludes two-day official visit to Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur | March 28, 2024 9:56:59 AM IST
External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar on Thursday held a meeting with the Malaysian Minister of Digital, Gobind Singh Deo and concluded his two-day official visit to the country. ... read..

Earthquake of magnitude 4.2 hits Afghanistan
Kabul | March 28, 2024 7:56:26 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 jolted Afghanistan on Thursday, as per National Centre for Seismology data. ... read..

'There were power challenges as freight was coming up on bridge': Maryland Governor Wes Moore
Maryland | March 28, 2024 7:56:22 AM IST
Maryland Governor Wes Moore on Wednesday (local time) said that it has been documented that there were power challenges as the freight was coming up on the bridge when the Mayday call was received. ... read..

'Enforced disappearances continue to devastate Balochistan': Baloch activist
Balochistan | March 28, 2024 6:57:14 AM IST
Baloch activist Mahrang Baloch emphasised that enforced disappearances continue to devastate Balochistan and have been leaving the families of the victims in unimaginable distress. ... read..

Baloch Human Rights activist highlights negative impacts of CPEC in Balochistan
London | March 28, 2024 5:55:41 AM IST
Khurshid Ahmed, the Information Secretary of the Baloch Human Rights Council, highlighted the negative implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan's province of Balochistan. ... read..

Baloch community observe 'Black Day' on March 27
Amsterdam | March 28, 2024 5:55:37 AM IST
The Baloch community worldwide observed Black Day on March 27. On this occasion, the Baloch National Movement in the Netherlands called for global attention to the Baloch genocide and organised a protest rally in Amsterdam. ... read..

"The crew is cooperating with what we need": US Coast Guard official on investigation in bridge collapse
Maryland | March 28, 2024 5:55:35 AM IST
As the investigation proceeds, Deputy Commandant for Operations for the US Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Peter Gautier, highlighted that the crew, predominantly including Indian and Sri Lankan members, is cooperating with what they need. ... read..

Baltimore bridge collapse: Bodies of 2 victims recovered from submerged truck in wreckage of collapsed structure
Maryland | March 28, 2024 5:55:31 AM IST
The bodies of two victims in the Key Bridge collapse were recovered from a truck in the wreckage of the collapsed structure, the Maryland state police confirmed on Thursday. ... read..

Berklee Abu Dhabi to host 'Harmony Across Cultures Concert' tomorrow
Middle East | March 28, 2024 4:56:21 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], March 28 (ANI/WAM): Following the successful participation of the TAWASL Ensemble, comprised of Berklee Abu Dhabi and Bait Al Oud musicians, at the Jeonju International Sori Festival (JISF) last year, as well as the inaugural exchange con ... read..

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with US Congressional Delegation
Middle East | March 28, 2024 4:56:19 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 28 (ANI/TPS): Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem with a bipartisan US Congressional delegation, organised by AIPAC, the America Israel Public Affairs Committee. ... read..

Maryland Bridge Collapse: Synergy Marine Group expresses sympathies for affected and their families
Maryland | March 28, 2024 3:56:08 AM IST
The Synergy Marine Group expressed sympathies on Wednesday to "everyone affected and their families" in the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Maryland after the Singapore-flagged container ship 'Dali' collided with one of the pillars leading to the col ... read..

'We encourage fair, transparent and timely legal processes': US State Department on Arvind Kejriwal's arrest
Washington, DC | March 28, 2024 3:56:06 AM IST
On comments by a US diplomat regarding the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for alleged money laundering in connection with the Delhi excise policy case, US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said that they encourage fair, transpar ... read..

With landmark bill, Thailand moves closer to legalise same-sex marriage
Bangkok | March 28, 2024 2:56:07 AM IST
In a landmark development, the Thai Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the bill legalising same-sex marriage on Wednesday, bringing Thailand closer to becoming the first Southeast-Asian country to recognise equality, the New York Times reported ... read..

'Looking to work constructively with Indian govt...': Canadian PM on Nijjar's killing
Ottawa | March 28, 2024 2:56:06 AM IST
Responding to the update on the investigation regarding the killing of India-designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, after taking a long pause, said that they are looking to work constructively with the Indian go ... read..

Trinidad man hopes to walk tall with 'Jaipur Foot', wishes visiting Ram Mandir in Ayodhya
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington, DC | March 28, 2024 12:26:40 AM IST
A Trinidad man, Seunath Jaggernauth, is on his way to Jaipur to get a low-cost prosthetic limb, an innovative and affordable design developed for those who have lost limbs above the knee. ... read..

Israel Aerospace Industries launches Indian subsidiary
Middle East | March 28, 2024 12:26:14 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 27 (ANI/TPS): Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) inaugurated its Indian subsidiary, AeroSpace Services India (ASI), in New Delhi on Wednesday. ... read..

India, Malaysia discuss better market access, air connectivity, tourism during Jaishankar's visit
Kuala Lumpur | March 28, 2024 12:26:12 AM IST
India and Malaysia discussed working towards better market access to each other, increasing scale of investment, air connectivity, tourism and mobility regime, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday. ... read..

Netanyahu decries US failure to veto UN resolution in meeting with visiting senator
Middle East | March 28, 2024 12:26:08 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 27 (ANI/TPS): Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem with US Senator Rick Scott (Republican - Florida) and thanked him for visiting Jerusalem and for his unwavering support f ... read..

Older Israelis show higher resilience than young adults to war stress, study finds
Middle East | March 28, 2024 12:26:04 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 27 (ANI/TPS): Bar-Ilan University researchers investigating the psychological toll of war on Israelis found older adults showed greater resilience to acute stress and post-traumatic stress disorder than younger adults. ... read..

"Underlying fact is that Palestinians have been denied their homeland": EAM Jaishankar on Israel-Palestine conflict
Kuala Lumpur | March 27, 2024 11:26:21 PM IST
In a strong statement on the Israel-Palestine issue, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that whatever the rights and wrongs in the whole conflict between Israel and Palestine, the underlying fact is that the Palestinians have been denied their ri ... read..

India has spoken with Russia "frankly and bluntly" on Ukraine conflict: Jaishankar
Kuala Lumpur | March 27, 2024 11:26:19 PM IST
Highlighting India's efforts to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India has had the opportunity to talk to Moscow "very frankly and bluntly" on the issue. ... read..

"Ukraine sees India as important global power with powerful international voice": FM Kuleba ahead of visit
Kyiv | March 27, 2024 10:27:20 PM IST
Ahead of his visit to India, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday that Kyiv views New Delhi as an "important global partner" with a "powerful international voice". ... read..

Ukraine Foreign Minister to visit India from March 28, discuss regional, and global issues
New Delhi | March 27, 2024 9:26:20 PM IST
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will embark on a two-day visit to India during which he will discuss bilateral ties as well as cooperation on regional and global issues of mutual interest. ... read..

MQM founder Altaf Hussain warns against Balochistan CM's 'assurances', demands handing over province to Baloch people
London | March 27, 2024 9:26:03 PM IST
Founder and leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain, warned the Baloch people against the promise made by Balochistan Chief Minister and asked what guarantee would be given to Baloch fighters if they gave up fighting. ... read..

Dinkar Asthana to take over as Indian High Commissioner to Gambia
New Delhi | March 27, 2024 8:27:07 PM IST
Dinkar Asthana, who is currently serving as the Indian Ambassador to Senegal, has been concurrently accredited as High Commissioner to Gambia, the Ministry of External Affairs informed through a press release. ... read..

"It's a charge sheet": PTI demands probe into allegations by judges of ISI interference
Islamabad | March 27, 2024 7:27:02 PM IST
Imran Khan-founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has demanded an "impartial inquiry" into the allegations raised by Islamabad High Court judges of alleged interference by ISI in judicial matters, Dawn reported. ... read..

'Exercise Tiger Triumph': India, US Navies commence Sea Phase in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | March 27, 2024 7:26:52 PM IST
The Sea Phase of Exercise Tiger Triumph 2024 commenced on Wednesday, with Indian Navy and US Navy ships sailing out together. ... read..

PoK activist applauds improved living conditions in Jammu-Kashmir
Geneva | March 27, 2024 6:25:54 PM IST
Professor Sajjad Raja, the Chairman of the National Equality Party for Jammu Kashmir Gilgit Baltistan and Ladakh (NEP-JKGBL), made a striking comparison between the people living in Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh region and those in the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmi ... read..

Pakistan: Imran Khan renews demand for judicial inquiry into May 9 riots
Islamabad | March 27, 2024 6:25:51 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated demand for a judicial inquiry into the May 9 violence and the alleged rigging in the February 8 elections, Dawn reported. ... read..

Kashmiri activist exposes 'malicious propaganda', shows mirror to Pakistan
New Delhi | March 27, 2024 5:26:41 PM IST
Tasleema Akhtar, a Kashmiri female activist who recently attended the 55th session of the United Nations, busted the "malicious propaganda" on Kashmir and showed the mirror to Pakistan by highlighting the state-sponsored terrorism there. ... read..

India outpacing world in renewable energy adoption: US envoy Garcetti
Asia | March 27, 2024 4:27:22 PM IST
India is outpacing the world when it comes to adopting renewable energy, said US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti, on Wednesday, while calling for deeper collaboration between New Delhi and Washington to win the fight against climate change. ... read..

India strongly objects to remarks of US State Department Spokesperson on Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi | March 27, 2024 4:27:21 PM IST
India has taken "strong objection" to remarks of the United States State Department Spokesperson about certain legal proceedings in India. ... read..

EAM Jaishankar calls on Malaysian PM, appreciates his vision for India-Malaysia ties
Kuala Lumpur | March 27, 2024 4:26:56 PM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar called on Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday and expressed admiration for his vision aimed at fostering stronger ties between India and Malaysia. ... read..

Student discovers Roman-era lamp during school trip
Middle East | March 27, 2024 4:26:52 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 27 (ANI/TPS): A sixteen-year-old Israeli student discovered a 1,600-year-old Roman-era lamp during his high school's annual trip in southern Israel. ... read..

Israel: Victim of rocket strike identified as Druze labourer
Middle East | March 27, 2024 4:26:49 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 27 (ANI/TPS): The 25-year-old laborer killed in this morning's Hezbollah rocket barrage was identified as Zohar Bashara from the Druze village of Ein Qiniyye. ... read..

Islamic Jihad Operative confirms terror groups use Shifa Hospital as Israel continues raid
Middle East | March 27, 2024 4:26:38 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 27 (ANI/TPS): Israeli soldiers continued operations against Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists holed up in Gaza City's Shifa Hospital and in Khan Yunis, the Israel Defence Forces said on Wednesday morning. ... read..

Victims of Baltimore bridge collapse include those from Mexico, Guatemala
Maryland | March 27, 2024 2:28:29 PM IST
Among those reported missing following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore in the US are Mexican nationals, CNN reported, citing Rafael Laveaga, Chief of the Consular Section of Mexico's Embassy in Washington. ... read..

"A key country for us": Bill Gates affirms India central role in global progress
New Delhi | March 27, 2024 2:27:50 PM IST
Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday emphasised India's pivotal role in his philanthropic endeavours and technological aspirations. ... read..

"A key country for us": Bill Gates affirms India's central role in global progress
New Delhi | March 27, 2024 2:27:33 PM IST
Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday emphasised India's pivotal role in his philanthropic endeavours and technological aspirations. ... read..

Envoys of five nations present credentials to President of India
New Delhi | March 27, 2024 2:27:07 PM IST
President of India, Droupadi Murmu, accepted credentials from the Ambassadors/High Commissioner of Philippines, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kenya and Georgia at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday, Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a press release. ... read..

Taiwan tracks 9 Chinese military aircraft, 6 naval vessels operating around nation
Taipei | March 27, 2024 12:26:50 PM IST
Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence (MND) said that it detected nine Chinese military aircraft and six naval vessels operating around Taiwan between 6 am (local time) on Tuesday to 6 am (local time) on Wednesday. ... read..

"Personnel on board ship...undoubtedly saved lives": Biden credits quick action by Indian crew members in US bridge collapse
Washington, DC | March 27, 2024 11:28:16 AM IST
US President Joe Biden lauded the prompt action by personnel on board the cargo ship 'Dali', which struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore causing the bridge to plunge into the river below sending several people and vehicles into the water. ... read..

On Bangladesh's 54th National Day, India extols deep ties with "largest development partner"
New Delhi | March 27, 2024 11:28:02 AM IST
Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi, extended felicitations on the occasion of Bangladesh's 54th National Day as she gave a resounding tribute to the enduring camaraderie between India and Bangladesh. ... read..

6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Suva in Fiji
Suva | March 27, 2024 9:27:07 AM IST
An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck the Suva in Fiji during the early hours of Wednesday (local time), the National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported. ... read..

New York: Over 7000 Indians, Americans celebrate Holi with a taste of embassy's ODOP delights
New York | March 27, 2024 9:27:06 AM IST
The vibrant colours of Holi splashed across South Street Seaport in New York as more than 7,000 Indians and Americans came together to celebrate the festival of colours. ... read..

"They can't digest India's rise": Indian student alleges hate campaign against him during college elections in London
London | March 27, 2024 9:27:02 AM IST
Satyam Surana, the Indian student who came to the limelight for bravely retrieving the Tricolour amidst an attack on the Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom by extremists last year, is now speaking out against alleged hate and smear campaigns tar ... read..

UAE: Foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed visits National Museum in Prague
Middle East | March 27, 2024 8:26:24 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], March 27 (ANI/WAM): UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited the National Museum in Prague on the sidelines of his working visit to the Czech Republic. ... read..

Leaders from Al-Azhar visit Muslim Council of Elders' HQ in Abu Dhabi to offer congratulations on 10th anniversary
Middle East | March 27, 2024 8:26:22 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], March 27 (ANI/WAM): The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, welcomed, at the Council's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Professor Mohamed Abdel Rahman Al-Duweiny, the Deputy of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, who wa ... read..

Israel expects huge jump in International travellers in April
Middle East | March 27, 2024 8:26:20 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 27 (ANI/TPS): Israel's Ministry of Transportation expects that more than 1.2 million passengers will pass through Ben Gurion Airport in the month of April. ... read..

Mother of missing person Kabir Baloch urges people to participate in media campaign against forced disappearance
Balochistan | March 27, 2024 7:25:14 AM IST
The mother of Kabir Baloch, who has been missing for 15 years, urged everyone to participate in the media campaign against forced disappearance, which will be held today (Wednesday). ... read..

NADRA leaks data of over 2 million people of Pakistan: Report
Islamabad | March 27, 2024 7:25:09 AM IST
The Pakistan Joint Investigation Team (JIT) submitted a report to the interior ministry on Tuesday, regarding the leakage of citizens' data by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), as reported by The News International. ... read..

Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Six missing workers presumed dead, says Maryland state police
Maryland | March 27, 2024 7:25:05 AM IST
The Maryland state police on Wednesday said that the six people who were missing after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed Tuesday in Baltimore, Maryland, have been presumed dead. ... read..

'This is no ordinary bridge...path to normalcy will not be easy': US Transportation Secy on Baltimore bridge collapse
By Reena Bharadwaj

Maryland | March 27, 2024 6:26:11 AM IST
US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg emphasised that the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, which collapsed earlier on Tuesday, was not an ordinary bridge and was one of the cathedrals of American infrastructure and added that the path to nor ... read..

India releases second tranche of INR/Nu 5 billion to Bhutan for GyalSung Infrastructure Project
Thimphu | March 27, 2024 6:26:09 AM IST
India handed over the second tranche of INR/Nu Five billion for the development of infrastructure related to the GyalSung Project to Bhutan on Tuesday. ... read..

Link between Moscow terror attack and suicide attack in Pakistan, claims Pashtun activist
Geneva | March 27, 2024 4:26:28 AM IST
Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) member Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi alleged that there seems to be a link between the Moscow terror attack and the recent attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Shangla district, which has killed five Chinese nationals. ... read..

EAM Jaishankar visits Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Paheredar in Manila
Manila | March 27, 2024 4:26:25 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Paheredar on Tuesday during its port call to Manila and said that India's Act East policy and Indo-Pacific vision will continue to give it a more contemporary form. ... read..

"Need to verify numbers of crew on board and their status": US National Transportation Safety Board on Baltimore bridge collapse
Washington, DC | March 27, 2024 3:25:42 AM IST
US National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy said that she has heard conflicting information regarding the on-board crew and their nationality who were on the container ship that collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, M ... read..

Islamabad HC judges, in letter to Supreme Judicial Council, allege Pakistan's ISI interference in judicial matters
Islamabad | March 27, 2024 2:26:33 AM IST
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) judges have urged the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) to convene a judicial convention over the alleged interference of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in judicial matters, according to Geo News. ... read..

"They can't digest India's rise...": Indian student alleges hate campaign against him during college elections in London
London | March 27, 2024 2:26:28 AM IST
Satyam Surana, an Indian student, who came to the limelight when he picked up the tricolour from the road, defying the attack at the Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom by extremist elements last year, is now alleging hate and smear campaigns ag ... read..

Ship that crashed into pillar leading to Baltimore Bridge collapse had all-Indian crew, says shipping company
Maryland | March 27, 2024 12:27:20 AM IST
The Singapore-flagged vessel that collided with one of the pillars of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland, leading to its collapse on Tuesday, had an all-Indian crew of 22 members, the ship company said. ... read..

Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Maryland Governor says 'mayday' call by ship helped in saving lives
Maryland | March 27, 2024 12:27:09 AM IST
Maryland Governor Wes Moore said that the container ship, before colliding with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, made a 'mayday' call, which prompted officials to stop traffic and try to evacuate people on the bridge, the New York Times reported ... read..

China demands "thorough investigation" into suicide blast killing five Chinese engineers
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | March 27, 2024 12:26:28 AM IST
China has demanded a "thorough investigation" after five of its nationals were killed in an attack on a convoy in Bisham tehsil of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Shangla, Dawn reported. ... read..

Strong diaspora can contribute to strengthening India-Armenia bilateral relations: RS Dy Chairman Harivansh
Geneva | March 27, 2024 12:26:27 AM IST
The Indian parliamentary delegation led by Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha Harivansh held a bilateral meeting with the parliamentary delegation of Armenia led by Hakob Arshakyan, the Vice President of the national assembly, on the sidelines of Inter-Parliamen ... read..

UAE Parliamentary Division highlights importance of strengthening culture of coexistence, tolerance to resolve global conflicts
Middle East | March 27, 2024 12:26:19 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], March 26 (ANI/WAM): Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Head of the Federal National Council (FNC) Parliamentary Division Group at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), highlighted the importance of promoting parliamentary diplomacy, which plays a cruci ... read..

Israel confirms deepest airstrike in Lebanon since October 7
Middle East | March 27, 2024 12:26:17 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 26 (ANI/TPS): The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday confirmed the deepest airstrikes in Lebanon on Hezbollah targets since October 7. The strikes came after the Iran-backed terror group fired rockets at a military air traffic contr ... read..

Working together for a healthier, safer world: WHO and IPU renew partnership
Middle East | March 27, 2024 12:26:09 AM IST
Geneva [Switzerland], March 26 (ANI/WAM): The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) today signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU), reaffirming the critical role that parliamentarians play in enabling good health to ... read..

Rescue operation underway, ship traffic in Baltimore port suspended till further notice: Joe Biden on Baltimore bridge collapse
Washington DC | March 27, 2024 12:25:56 AM IST
US President Joe Biden informed on Tuesday that eight people were unaccounted for after the Baltimore Bridge collapse, out of which two have been rescued, while the rescue operation is ongoing for the remaining six. ... read..

UK Royal Navy vessels arrive in Chennai for joint maritime exercise, enhanced cooperation
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 26, 2024 10:31:09 PM IST
The United Kingdom's Littoral Response Group (LRG) arrived in Chennai on Tuesday as the first engagement of its deployment to the Indian Ocean region, the British High Commission informed in a statement. ... read..

"US, UK, Ukraine behind Crocus City Hall terror attack," claims Russian intelligence chief
Moscow | March 26, 2024 10:30:56 PM IST
In a major allegation amid the ongoing investigation into the Crocus City Hall attack, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) chief Alexander Bortnikov said on Tuesday that the United States, the United Kingdom and Ukraine are behind the terrorist attack ... read..

Israel's defense minister meets with US National Security Advisor
Middle East | March 26, 2024 8:34:18 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 26 (ANI/TPS): Israel's Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant met with US National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan at the White House in Washington. (The NSA's office is at the White House.) Gallant told Sullivan, "The outcomes of ... read..

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev prioritizes country's well-being, officials say
Astana | March 26, 2024 8:34:16 PM IST
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid close attention to economic growth, improving the quality of citizens' lives, and integrated regional development, as confirmed in his address at the National Kurultai in Atyrau, State Counselor Erlan Karin ... read..

Decoding dolphins: Researchers uncover effects of ship noise on sea mammal communication
Middle East | March 26, 2024 8:34:12 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 26 (ANI/TPS): Israeli researchers uncovered compelling evidence of the impact of ship noise on dolphins, shedding new light on maritime traffic's influence on marine mammal behavior and communication patterns, and noting implicati ... read..

UK: London court stays Julian Assange's 'immediate' extradition; asks US to file assurances of his rights
London | March 26, 2024 8:34:02 PM IST
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has fended off the threat of immediate extradition to the United States after the latest ruling by the High Court in London, which has signalled it may allow him to appeal his case, CNN reported. ... read..

PM Modi congratulates Belgian counterpart on Nuclear Energy Summit; Belgium to send trade mission to India
New Delhi | March 26, 2024 8:33:58 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation with Belgian PM Alexander De Croo and congratulated him for the successful hosting of the First Nuclear Energy Summit in Brussels. ... read..

Indian Army provides logistic support to Indian Air Force for upcoming Exercise Gagan Shakti
New Delhi | March 26, 2024 8:33:51 PM IST
The Indian Army is providing logistic support to the Indian Air Force (IAF) for its upcoming mega Exercise Gagan Shakti 2024, showcasing the spirit of synergy between the divisions of armed forces, according to an official statement. ... read..

Pakistan needs another IMF loan programme for stability, says PM Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad | March 26, 2024 7:31:11 PM IST
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Tuesday that Pakistan needs another loan programme from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stabilize its fragile economy, ARY News reported. ... read..

US: Maryland governor declares state of emergency after Francis Scott Key Bridge collapses in Baltimore
Maryland | March 26, 2024 6:27:00 PM IST
Following the collapse of Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland's Baltimore, Maryland governor Wes Moore declared a state of emergency on Monday, CNN reported. ... read..

Pakistan: At least six killed in suicide attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | March 26, 2024 6:26:41 PM IST
At least six people, including five Chinese nationals and one Pakistani, have been killed in a suicide blast in Besham city in Shangla, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Geo News reported, citing officials. ... read..

Baloch activist hits back at Pakistani media for spreading 'propaganda' about disappearance of Karim Jan
London | March 26, 2024 6:26:17 PM IST
A prominent Baloch rights activist and the media coordinator of Baloch National Movement (BNM), Jamal Baloch on Monday strongly condemned the alleged propaganda being run by the Pakistani media against the enforced disappearances in the country. ... read..

Pakistan: Five Chinese nationals killed in suicide attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | March 26, 2024 5:27:42 PM IST
Five Chinese nationals were killed in a suicide attack in Besham city in Shangla, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Geo News reported, citing the police. ... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to lodge FIR against PML-N leader for 'threatening to kill Imran Khan'
Islamabad | March 26, 2024 5:27:37 PM IST
The leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Karachi approached the Sir Syed Town Police Station to register a first information report (FIR) against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Rana Sanaullah for allegedly issuing ... read..

Pak: 47,000 sacks of wheat worth PKR 800 mn go missing from warehouse in Sindh
Khairpur | March 26, 2024 5:27:17 PM IST
As many as 47,000 wheat sacks worth Pakistan currency (PKR) 800 million which were produced by the Sindh government, have gone missing from the government's warehouse in Sindh's Khairpur district, ARY News reported on Monday. ... read..

EAM Jaishankar conveys PM Modi's greetings as he calls on Philippine President Marcos
Manila | March 26, 2024 4:27:36 PM IST
External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar on Tuesday called on Philippine President Bongbong Marcos and conveyed the greetings of President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister NarendraModi to President Marcos. ... read..

Indian Coast Guard ship docks at Manila port amid tensions in South China Sea
Manila | March 26, 2024 4:27:33 PM IST
Amid tensions in the South China Sea, the Indian Coast Guard ship, Samudra Paheredar docked at the Manila Bay in the Philippines as part of a broader initiative aimed at demonstrating ICG Marine Pollution Response capabilities, the Ministry of Defence (Mo ... read..

EU to probe Apple, Meta, Alphabet under new digital law
Brussels | March 26, 2024 3:27:17 PM IST
The European Commission has opened its first "non-compliance" investigations against Alphabet, Apple and Meta under the Digital Markets Act, a law that is designed to stop Big Tech companies from cornering digital markets. ... read..

Maryland: Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapses after large ship collision
Maryland | March 26, 2024 3:26:59 PM IST
The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed early Tuesday morning after it was struck by a large ship, CNN reported citing video obtained by the outlet. ... read..

Netanyahu says US 'abandoned' Israel in UN Vote
Middle East | March 26, 2024 3:26:45 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 26 (ANI/TPS): Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu accused the US of "abandoning" Israel after it abstained in a vote held Monday by the UN Security Council, which called for a suspension of fighting in Gaza during the rema ... read..

Israel intensifies air strikes on Hamas, presses operations in hospital compound
Middle East | March 26, 2024 7:31:40 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 26 (ANI/TPS): Israeli fighter jets struck over 60 Hamas targets across Gaza during the last 24 hours, the Israel Defense Forces said on Tuesday morning. ... read..

Jaishankar, Philippines counterpart discuss shared interests in ensuring maritime safety
Manila | March 26, 2024 3:26:33 PM IST
India has briefed the Philippines on the Indian Navy's deployments in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea to counter ongoing threats, external affairs minister Jaishankar said on Tuesday. ... read..

Israel's Defence Minister in US says lack of Gaza victory could lead to war in North
Middle East | March 26, 2024 3:26:31 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], March 26 (ANI/TPS): Israel's Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant is in Washington and spoke about his upcoming meetings with American officials. ... read..

EAM Jaishankar discusses security, maritime cooperation with his Philippine counterpart in Manila
Manila | March 26, 2024 3:26:11 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is on an official visit to Manila, held a 'warm and productive' meeting with Philippines Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Enrique Manalo on Tuesday and discussed wide-ranging issues of security and maritime cooper ... read..

"We firmly support Philippines in upholding its national sovereignty": EAM Jaishankar in Manila
Manila | March 26, 2024 2:26:59 PM IST
External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, who is on a formal visit to Manila, said on Tuesday that India firmly supports the Philippines in upholding its national sovereignty and will continue to further enhance cooperation in various fields, including def ... read..

India, Philippines have seen very perceptible growth in recent times: Jaishankar
Manila | March 26, 2024 2:26:58 PM IST
Hailing ties between India and the Philippines, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is on a visit to the Philippines on Tuesday, said that ties between Delhi and Manila have witnessed a very perceptible growth in recent times. ... read..

US designates Russian firms that helped others in evading war-related sanctions
Washington, DC | March 26, 2024 1:26:39 PM IST
The US has imposed sanctions against 13 entities and two individuals for operating in the financial services and technology sectors of the Russian Federation economy, including persons developing or offering services in virtual assets that enable the evas ... read..

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