Friday, July 1, 2022

Pakistan: 1 killed, 10 injured as violence erupts during by-poll
Karachi | June 17, 2022 7:56:17 AM IST
One person was shot dead and at least 10 were injured in Karachi on Thursday during the NA-240 (Korangi Karachi II) by-election. ... read..

Brutal beating of women in China sparks outrage on social media
Beijing | June 17, 2022 7:56:02 AM IST
Social media exploded with comments from users decrying the brutal beating of women in China after graphic footage of an attack in a restaurant went viral. ... read..

Taliban fail to explain closure of girls' schools in Afghanistan to UN
Kabul | June 17, 2022 7:55:58 AM IST
Taliban on Thursday failed to explain the closure of girls' schools in Afghanistan to the UN after the Taliban earlier backtracked within a few hours of announcing the reopening of girls' schools. ... read..

Antonov calls for lifting Belarus fertilizer sanctions, says Moscow ready to export grain
US | June 17, 2022 7:55:56 AM IST
Washington [US], June 17 (ANI/Sputnik): The US should cooperate with Moscow and lift sanctions on Belarusian fertilizers if it really wants to resolve the global agricultural crisis, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in an op-ed ... read..

US imposes visa restrictions on five Cuban officials: Blinken
US | June 17, 2022 7:55:54 AM IST
Washington [US], June 17 (ANI/Sputnik): The US imposed visa restrictions on five Cuban government officials in connection with human rights abuses including unfair trials and jailings, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a press release. ... read..

Lawmakers in New York pass bills to enforce stringent gun control
New York | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Bowing to public sentiment for greater safety, New York state legislators overwhelmingly passed several bills on Thursday to tighten the gun laws, including a bill raising minimum age to buy a semi-automatic assault rifle to 21 years, even as the public o ... read..

'EU hypocrisy as climate champion exposed at Bonn climate conference'
Bonn | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Stating that polluter nations shop around for new fossil fuels, and block finance for vulnerable communities impacted by climate-induced loss and damage, Climate Action Network (CAN) on Thursday claimed that the Bonn Climate Conference showed the disconne ... read..

Jaishankar meets Brunei counterpart Erywan, reviews India-ASEAN cooperation
New Delhi | June 17, 2022 3:54:48 AM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Thursday met with his Brunei Darussalam counterpart Dato Haji Erywan on the sidelines of Delhi Dialogue and reviewed cooperation in the India-ASEAN and Commonwealth formats. ... read..

Violence displaces over 17,000 in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado: UN
US | June 17, 2022 3:54:46 AM IST
New York [US], June 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The UN Humanitarian Air Service is flying in aid supplies for some of the 17,000 people fleeing attacks in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado in the past week, a UN spokesman said on Thursday. ... read..

Bilawal Bhutto makes pitch for re-engagement with India
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Describing Pakistan as "internationally isolated and disengaged", the country's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday made a strong pitch for re-engagement with India, asking whether cutting off ties with India served the nation's interests, ... read..

Chinese activists indicted for discussing 'human rights' to be tried separately
Beijing | June 17, 2022 2:55:07 AM IST
Indicted for the same charges of discussing 'human rights', Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong and human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi will be tried separately on Friday and Monday respectively. ... read..

Nigerian police kill four gunmen in north state
Others | June 17, 2022 1:56:18 AM IST
Lagos [Nigeria], June 17 (ANI/Xinhua): At least four gunmen suspected to be bandits were killed in a shootout with Nigerian police in the northern state of Kaduna, police said on Thursday. ... read..

Chinese officials press foreign banks to share executive pay details
Beijing | June 17, 2022 1:56:16 AM IST
Chinese officials are asking the foreign investment banks to share the pay details of senior executives. ... read..

India, Tanzania hold foreign office consultations
New Delhi | June 17, 2022 12:55:29 AM IST
India and Tanzania on Thursday reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations including political, economic and defence at the second round of Foreign Office Consultations between the two countries. ... read..

India, ASEAN can contribute to emergence of new world order: S Jaishankar
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 11:55:45 PM IST
Noting that the world was experiencing turbulence which along with the pandemic has made the global outlook even more uncertain and complex, External Affairs S Jaishankar said on Thursday that India and ASEAN can make a real contribution to the evolution ... read..

Global displacement hits record 89.3 million in 2021: UN report
Others | June 16, 2022 11:55:43 PM IST
Geneva [Switzerland], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of people forced to flee their homes reached 89.3 million by the end of 2021, a record high since records began, up 8 per cent year on year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. ... read..

NATO chief says will boost forces on eastern flank
Europe | June 16, 2022 11:55:41 PM IST
Brussels [Belgium], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will strengthen its battle groups along its eastern flank, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday following a meeting of the alliance's defense ministers. ... read..

Moroccan king tests positive for COVID-19
Others | June 16, 2022 11:55:39 PM IST
Rabat [Morocco], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Moroccan King Mohammed VI has tested positive for COVID-19, official news agency MAP reported Thursday. ... read..

UN agencies launch drought response package to avert famine in Somalia
Middle East | June 16, 2022 11:55:34 PM IST
Mogadishu [Somalia], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The United Nations agencies Thursday launched the minimum response package (MRP), a critical life-saving project that will address the urgent needs of more than 100,000 people displaced by the escalating drought ... read..

South Africa to spend USD 480 million World Bank loan on COVID-19 vaccines
Middle East | June 16, 2022 11:55:30 PM IST
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): South African government will use 480 million US dollars of the World Bank loan to pay for COVID-19 vaccines purchased between December 2020 and June 2021 and other costs associated with the vaccines, a h ... read..

Sri Lanka to import 50,000 MT rice under India's loan assistance programme
Colombo | June 16, 2022 11:55:28 PM IST
Sri Lankan has decided to import 50,000 metric tons of rice under the Indian loan assistance programme, to check an abnormal rise in rice prices, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Thursday. ... read..

Almost 2 billion people from India, ASEAN will help strengthen ties: Malaysian FM
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 11:55:20 PM IST
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah on Thursday said the unique features of India combined with ASEAN countries can help strengthen the partnership between the two regions. ... read..

German president visits Indonesia to enhance economic cooperation
Asia | June 16, 2022 11:55:18 PM IST
Jakarta [Indonesia], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Visiting German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday met Indonesian President Joko Widodo on bilateral cooperation, including investment in the electric vehicle sector, renewable energy, and carbon taxes ... read..

Seven in 10 economists expect recession in US next year: poll
US | June 16, 2022 11:55:16 PM IST
New York [US], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Nearly seven out of 10 economists believe there will be a recession in the United States next year amid geopolitical tensions and soaring inflation, Newsweek on Tuesday cited a new poll. ... read..

Imran Khan calls for protests on Sunday as political tensions rise in Pakistan
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 11:25:47 PM IST
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday called on people to hold protests across the country this Sunday against the "imported" government as he continued with his foreign conspiracy diatribe that started after his ouster from power in Apr ... read..

China's loans to Africa will plunge world into next economic crisis, warns German Chancellor
Beijing | June 16, 2022 11:25:45 PM IST
Pointing at the serious danger posed by China's lending spree in poorer countries, particularly Africa, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned that this could plunge the world into the next financial crisis. ... read..

Blackout grips Pakistan as country fails to pay Chinese power producers
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 11:25:41 PM IST
Due to Pakistan's inability to make payments to the Chinese power supplies, the country lies in the abyss of electricity outages which is disrupting life and business amid this unbearable heatwave. ... read..

Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 11.71 million: Africa CDC
Middle East | June 16, 2022 11:25:39 PM IST
Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 11,713,285 as of Thursday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. ... read..

Don't want to choose any major power: Cambodian FM
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 11:25:37 PM IST
Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Thursday said it does not wish to engage in ongoing great power rivalry in the Southeast Asian nations and warned that the geopolitics in the region could end up in military confrontations. ... read..

Nepal's Narcotics Control Bureau nabs 7 foreign nationals with 51kg heroin
Kathmandu | June 16, 2022 11:25:35 PM IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau of Nepal Police has apprehended seven foreign nationals with 51 kilograms of prohibited heroin on different dates from the national capital. ... read..

Nepal's four centuries old throne kept on public display
Lalitpur | June 16, 2022 11:25:33 PM IST
On the steps of Krishna Mandir in the premises of Patan Durbar Square, golden throne is kept on display for the public so that people can offer their prayers and worship it. ... read..

US slips into COVID complacency mode: Report
US | June 16, 2022 11:25:29 PM IST
New York [US], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The US COVID-19 pandemic response has become mild-mannered and performative, backed by neither money, urgency, nor enforcement, reported Kaiser Health News (KHN) on Wednesday. ... read..

Sri Lanka to import 50,000 MT rice under India's loan assistance program
Colombo | June 16, 2022 10:56:51 PM IST
Sri Lankan has decided to import 50,000 metric tons of rice under the Indian loan assistance program, to check an abnormal rise in rice prices, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Thursday. ... read..

8 African countries report confirmed monkeypox cases: WHO
Middle East | June 16, 2022 10:56:49 PM IST
Brazzaville [Congo] June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Eight African countries have so far reported confirmed monkeypox cases, with several more countries reporting suspected cases, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso ... read..

Distribution of US-allocated funds to Ukraine remains unclear: Russian diplomat
Asia | June 16, 2022 10:56:45 PM IST
St Petersburg [Russia], June 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday, commenting on Washington's financial aid to Ukraine, that the big question is how these huge amounts of US aid are divided and distributed. ... read..

India, Japan exchange views on macroeconomics at Finance Dialogue in New Delhi
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 10:56:41 PM IST
India and Japan held a Finance Dialogue in New Delhi on Thursday and exchanged their views on the macroeconomic situation, financial system, financial digitalization and investment environment in both countries. ... read..

Pakistan: 4 coal mine workers abducted from Quetta remain untraced
Quetta | June 16, 2022 10:56:38 PM IST
Four employees of a Pakistani coal mine company who were abducted by armed men on Monday could not be traced even after four days, a local media reported citing the statement of a Pakistani police official. ... read..

US 'playing long game' and 'investing in a relationship' with India: White House NSA
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | June 16, 2022 10:56:36 PM IST
As India continues to remain neutral on the Russian-Ukraine War, the United States said it is playing a "long game" with respect to its relationship with India and is "investing in a relationship" with India that is not going to be judged on its non-align ... read..

No discussion yet on recognising Taliban government: Putin's spokesperson
Moscow | June 16, 2022 10:25:29 PM IST
Rubbishing the allegations that Russia may recognize the Taliban, Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov, the Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson on Wednesday said that the country had not discussed recognizing the Taliban government and added that it is n ... read..

Agreements on WFP, e-commerce, TRIPS, fisheries likely at WTO meet as India plays key role; first outcome in 7 years on cards
Geneva | June 16, 2022 10:25:27 PM IST
In a major breakthrough, an outcome is expected at the ongoing 12th WTO Ministerial Conference with agreements expected on World Food Programme (WFP) and e-commerce, sources said. ... read..

After seven years, outcome expected at WTO; India plays key role
By Naveen Kapoor

Geneva | June 16, 2022 10:56:57 PM IST
In a major breakthrough, an outcome is expected at the ongoing 12th WTO Ministerial Conference on some key negotiation issues including those relating to World Food Programme (WFP) and e-commerce, sources said. ... read..

India-ASEAN economic partnership flourished despite COVID: ASEAN Secretary Gen
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 9:56:45 PM IST
Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), on Thursday, exuded confidence in the trade and investment ties between India and ASEAN and said that the economic partnership between the two grew in recent years des ... read..

Delhi Dialogue XII: Strategic trust key aspect in building bridges in Indo-Pacific, says Indonesian FM
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 9:24:51 PM IST
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi on Thursday said that strategic trust is one of the key aspects of building bridges in the Indo-Pacific region and making the region peaceful and stable. ... read..

Chinese nationals in Islamabad asked to inform police about their movements: Report
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 8:56:51 PM IST
Amid the growing security concerns in Pakistan, Chinese nationals have been asked to inform police prior to their movement in Islamabad, according to a media report. ... read..

India, Bangladesh 12-day joint military drill SAMPRITI-X culminates
Jashore | June 16, 2022 7:25:45 PM IST
As part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, the 10th edition of the joint military exercise -- SAMPRITI X -- between the Indian Army and the Bangladeshi Army culminated after a validation exercise at Jashore Military Station, Bangladesh. ... read..

India, ASEAN to deepen strategic partnership in security, economic domains
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 6:55:23 PM IST
India and ASEAN countries on Thursday agreed to deepen strategic partnership across the whole spectrum of political, security and economic and development cooperation as the two sides commemorated the 30th Anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. ... read..

Kiren Rijiju meets Mongolian president in Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar | June 16, 2022 6:55:21 PM IST
The Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday met the Mongolian President, Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukhand said that Khurelsukhand expressed gratefulness to India and PM Modi for getting Lord Buddha Holy Relics to Mongolia. ... read..

China vows to root out political opposition by arresting human rights activists
Beijing | June 16, 2022 6:26:28 PM IST
In yet another escalation in China's crackdown on human rights, the country is violating the right of the detained activists accused of "subversion of state power" in carrying out the legal procedures to defend themselves. ... read..

New Zealand removes pre-departure COVID-19 tests for inbound travelers
Others | June 16, 2022 6:26:26 PM IST
Wellington [New Zealand], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Travelers to New Zealand will no longer need a COVID-19 pre-departure test from 11:59 pm, June 20, COVID-19 Response Minister Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday. ... read..

Asian Development Bank to provide 143 million USD for trade facilitation in Bangladesh
Asia | June 16, 2022 6:26:24 PM IST
Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government on Wednesday signed agreements for a 143-million-U.S. dollar loan to improve the volume, efficiency, predictability and security of cross-border trad ... read..

Afghani child labourers increase in Iran since Taliban takeover
Kabul | June 16, 2022 6:26:22 PM IST
The number of Afghan child labourers in Iran has surged 20 times since the Taliban assumed control of Afghanistan on 15 August 2021, claimed human rights activists cited by Iranian media. ... read..

India-ASEAN to strengthen air, maritime connectivity; enhance defence cooperation
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 6:26:15 PM IST
India and ASEAN on Thursday agreed to cooperate in building more robust air and maritime connectivity along with working toward enhancing cooperation in the field of defence. ... read..

UN rights expert to visit Malaysia for greater engagement in Myanmar crisis
Geneva | June 16, 2022 6:26:05 PM IST
The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights, Tom Andrews, will conduct a mission to Malaysia from June 17-23, in a bid to meet UN officials and other representatives in the region to help resolve the crisis in Myanmar. ... read..

Pakistan: ISPR chief says no conspiracy involved in cipher received from US
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 6:25:59 PM IST
Director-General of Pakistan's Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Babar Iftikhar said that there was no evidence of the conspiracy in the cipher received from the US. ... read..

Pakistan increases petrol price for third time in 20 days
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 5:56:58 PM IST
For the third time in 20 days, Pakistan has increased fuel prices by up to 29 per cent and eliminated fuel subsidies in the country, according to local media. ... read..

Pakistani govt company discovered new gas reserves in Sindh
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 5:56:54 PM IST
Pakistani government's oil and gas company has discovered new gas reserves in the Ghotki district of Sindh, according to local media. ... read..

Chinese merchants demand rent exemptions to cushion economic hit by Zero-COVID policy
Beijing | June 16, 2022 5:26:17 PM IST
Despite nearly two weeks since Shanghai began "unlocking", businessmen and merchants in China's financial hub still are finding it difficult to resume their businesses and are demanding exemption on rents they are paying for their shops. ... read..

US-China rivalry has direct implications for Asia: Singapore FM at ASEAN foreign ministers meeting
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 4:26:18 PM IST
A rivalry between superpowers US and China has direct implications for all of Asia, according to Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan who is in the national capital for a special two-day meeting between Inda and the foreign ministers of the Sout ... read..

Afghanistan facing 'the darkest moments' in a generation
Kabul | June 16, 2022 4:26:14 PM IST
The UN rights chief has raised concerns about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, stating that its people are experiencing some of "the darkest moments" in a generation. ... read..

Pakistan: Goods transporters suspend operations after fuel hike
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 4:26:08 PM IST
After Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif-led government increased the prices of petrol in Pakistan for the third time, goods transporters suspended their operations at Karachi ports and have even threatened to go on for late-night strike. ... read..

WTO negotiations moving in positive direction: Sources
Geneva | June 16, 2022 3:54:47 PM IST
The meeting with World Trade Organisation went in a positive direction on the last day of the conference, and the Indian delegation led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal held a series of negotiations till early morning today, according ... read..

I2-U2 grouping reflects new dynamics in Middle East and world: Israeli envoy Eynat Shlein
By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | June 16, 2022 3:54:40 PM IST
The grouping I2-U2 comprising India, Israel, the UAE and the US is an important initiative that reflects new dynamics in the Middle East and the world, said Ambassador Eynat Shlein, the head of MASHAV, Israel's Agency for International Development Coopera ... read..

Fiji reopens border to cruise ships following 2-year ban over COVID-19
Asia | June 16, 2022 3:54:32 PM IST
Suva [Fiji], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Fiji has re-opened its international border to cruise ships with additional measures to reduce risks following a ban of over two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

Israeli PM may visit India this summer, dates yet to be decided: Ambassador Eynat Shlein
By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | June 16, 2022 3:54:31 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett may visit India later this year but the final dates are yet to be decided, said Ambassador Eynat Shlein, head of MASHAV, Israel's international development Center. ... read..

Govt left with no choice, says Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif blaming Imran Khan's PTI for fuel price hike
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 3:25:20 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that the Government was 'left with no choice' but to raise fuel prices while blaming the previous Imran Khan-led PTI government for signing the 'worst ever deal' with the International Monetary Fund ... read..

Mongolia's Khuvsgul lake added to UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves
Asia | June 16, 2022 3:24:43 PM IST
Ulaanbaatar [Mongolia], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Mongolia's Khuvsgul Lake National Park has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said Thursday. ... read..

PM Modi interacts with Foreign Ministers, representatives of ASEAN countries
Asia | June 16, 2022 3:24:41 PM IST
New Delhi [India], June 16 (ANi): Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a "good interaction" with Foreign Ministers and Representatives of ASEAN countries on Thursday, as the country celebrates 30 years of India-ASEAN cooperation. ... read..

South Korea to participate in US-led minerals security partnership
Asia | June 16, 2022 1:55:08 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], June 16 (ANI/Global Economic): South Korea has decided to participate in the US-led Minerals Security Partnership (MSP). ... read..

Indian Naval Ships on three-day visit to Indonesia
Jakarta | June 16, 2022 1:25:02 PM IST
Indian Naval Ships, Sahyadri and Kamorta, are on a three-day visit to the Indonesian capital Jakarta to enhance maritime ties between the two navies. ... read..

Biden's Beijing strategy to counter Chinese threat to global order
Beijing | June 16, 2022 1:25:01 PM IST
US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken in their policy address revealed President Joe Biden's strategy to compete with China to preserve American interests and safeguard the rules-based system, as they believed that Beijing pose threat to the internationa ... read..

South Korea: LG Electronics, CJ Logistics to enter logistic robot market
Asia | June 16, 2022 12:25:59 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], June 16 (ANI/Global Economic): LG Electronics and CJ Logistics will enter the next-generation logistics robot market. ... read..

India fully supports strong, unified and prosperous ASEAN: Jaishankar
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 11:56:33 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said that India fully supports a strong, unified and prosperous ASEAN, the one whose centrality of the Indo pacific is fully recognised. ... read..

US lawmakers agree on China investment curbs: Report
Washington | June 16, 2022 11:25:08 AM IST
A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced an agreement on legislation that would allow the US government to cut off billions in American investments in China. ... read..

Brazil: Suspect confesses to killing 2 men missing in Amazon
Rio De Janeiro | June 16, 2022 10:26:26 AM IST
Brazilian police have found human remains in their search for a missing British journalist and an Indigenous expert after a suspect confessed to killing them in the Amazon forest, according to media reports. ... read..

Pakistan: Spouses of Shehbaz Sharif, Imran Khan richer than their husbands
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 9:54:52 AM IST
The wives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his predecessor Imran Khan are richer than their husbands, according to the statements of assets filed for the fiscal year ending on June 30 of 2020 with the Election Commission of Pakistan. ... read..

Beijing under threat of severe COVID-19 outbreak
Beijing | June 16, 2022 9:54:50 AM IST
The authorities in China's capital have warned that a COVID-19 surge due to the bar-related outbreaks was critical and the city is gripped with the most serious outbreak since the pandemic began. ... read..

Car explosion kills journalist in Yemen's Aden
Others | June 16, 2022 9:54:44 AM IST
Aden [Yemen], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): A local Yemeni journalist was killed after his vehicle was blown up in the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday, a government official told Xinhua. ... read..

Monkeypox cases in Britain surpass 500
Europe | June 16, 2022 8:54:35 AM IST
London [UK], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of monkeypox cases in Britain exceeded 500 cases on Wednesday, according to the latest official figures. ... read..

US Federal Reserve hikes interest rates by 75 basis points
Washington | June 16, 2022 7:24:42 AM IST
The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday (local time) raised interest rates by 75 basis points (bps) or three-quarters of a percentage point in the boldest move since 1994. ... read..

Vicious cycle of Pakistan's insecurity, Afghanistan's opium trade converges to narco-terror
Kabul | June 16, 2022 6:54:24 AM IST
The illegal-narcotics trade constitutes one of the main financial sources of the insurgency groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but, more importantly, it feeds narco-terror. ... read..

47 countries voice concern over China's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Geneva | June 16, 2022 6:54:22 AM IST
Forty-seven countries voiced concern about abuses in China's far-western Xinjiang region, and demanded that the United Nations rights chief publish a long-delayed report on Uyghurs' repression. ... read..

Hong Kong faces stiff competition from Singapore as top place to solve legal disputes
Asia | June 16, 2022 6:26:24 AM IST
Hong Kong faces stiff competition from Singapore as the top place to solve legal disputes as judicial independence in Hong Kong is threatened due to the new security law. ... read..

Beijing's policy destroying Tibet's environment
Lhasa | June 16, 2022 6:26:21 AM IST
The nature-bound systems of Tibet are now being shattered and destroyed by Beijing for their own benefit, not even giving an iota of thought to the inhabitants. ... read..

China enforces Xi's 'common prosperity' agenda, asks foreign banks to trim wages
Asia | June 16, 2022 5:55:58 AM IST
Ahead of the 20th National Congress of CPC to be held in 2022 where President Xi Jinping is all set to secure his third term in power, Chinese authorities are enforcing Xi's "common prosperity" agenda by warning foreign banks to trim wages. ... read..

Pakistan's unacknowledged compatibility with Israel stretches back to mutual origins
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 5:24:29 AM IST
Pakistan's unacknowledged compatibility with Israel stretches back to their mutual origins, within a year of one another, as states carved out by colonial powers on a confessional basis. ... read..

Europe's biggest start-up conference recognizes India as 'country of the year': Ashwini Vaishnaw
By Shailesh Yadav

Paris | June 16, 2022 4:54:11 AM IST
Europe's biggest start-up conference - Vivatech 2020 has recognized India as the "country of the year." ... read..

India will get 5G services by March 2023: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
By Shailesh Yadav

Paris | June 16, 2022 4:54:09 AM IST
India will get a full-fledged 5G services by March 2023, said Union Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw at Viva Technology 2022 event. ... read..

China slams US General's alarm over border infrastructure near Ladakh
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) | June 16, 2022 3:54:58 AM IST
Beijing has slammed American Pacific Army's General Charles A Flynn after he raised alarm over China's infrastructure build-up near the Indo-Tibet border near Ladakh. ... read..

Canada to provide further military aid for Ukraine
US | June 16, 2022 3:24:24 AM IST
Ottawa [Canada], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand announced on Wednesday that Canada will provide Ukraine with 10 replacement barrels to enable the sustainment of M777 howitzer artillery guns. ... read..

Top US Medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci tests positive for COVID-19
Washington | June 16, 2022 2:54:53 AM IST
White House Chief Medical advisor Dr Antony Fauci on Wednesday (local time) tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test. ... read..

China constructs new airport in Xinjiang region, stirs controversy
Beijing | June 16, 2022 2:54:51 AM IST
A new airport constructed by China in the Xinjiang region has stirred controversy that whether "it is defense? attack? development? or something else". ... read..

MEA organizes 3-day capacity-building workshop on Investment Treaty Arbitration
New Delhi | June 16, 2022 2:24:23 AM IST
Several experts from across the world participated in a three-day capacity-building workshop on Investment Treaty Arbitration organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, through the Arbitration Cell of the Ministry along with the Permanent Court of Arb ... read..

UN chief condemns latest attack in Burkina Faso
US | June 16, 2022 1:54:45 AM IST
New York [US], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday strongly condemned a recent attack in Burkina Faso which resulted in scores of civilian casualties, his spokesman said. ... read..

US to provide another USD 1 billion, advanced rocket systems to Ukraine
Washington | June 16, 2022 1:24:31 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and informed him of the US providing another USD 1 billion, artillery, and advanced rocket systems to fight against the Russian aggression. ... read..

Pakistanis urged to drink less tea to keep economy afloat
Islamabad | June 16, 2022 1:24:29 AM IST
Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has urged Pakistanis to drink less tea as the nation grapples with the economic crisis. ... read..

New textbooks for Hong Kong schools will state territory was never a British colony
Hong Kong | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
New textbooks for Hong Kong schools will state that the territory was never a British colony, as per local media reports. ... read..

IMF calls for quick agreement between Zambia, creditors on debt restructuring
Middle East | June 16, 2022 12:54:35 AM IST
Zambia [Zimbabwe], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday called for a quick agreement between Zambia and its creditors on debt relief in order to speed up the process of a financing agreement. ... read..

China oppresses Africans in their own countries
Beijing | June 15, 2022 11:57:00 PM IST
Despite the importance of China-Africa alliances based on "mutual prosperity," China's engagement with African countries is mired in deep-rooted racial prejudices leading to violation of human rights, injustice, and exploitation, reported a Canada-based t ... read..

Pakistan government forms body to probe previous regime's 50 billion graft case
Islamabad | June 15, 2022 11:56:53 PM IST
Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday said that the cabinet has set up a subcommittee to investigate an out-of-court settlement made of over Rs 50 billion in a money laundering case by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government. ... read..

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