Saturday, May 28, 2022

Polls open in Nepal to elect new representatives at local levels
Kathmandu | May 13, 2022 10:24:15 AM IST
Thousands of eligible voters in Nepal started queuing outside the polling stations on Friday morning as the nation headed to the polls to elect new local representatives. ... read..

11 dead, 31 rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico: US Coast Guard
US | May 13, 2022 9:24:00 AM IST
Washington [US], May 13 (ANI/Xinhua): Eleven people died and 31 others were rescued after a vessel capsized off the coast of Puerto Rico on Thursday, according to the US Coast Guard. ... read..

1 killed, 13 others injured in Karachi blast
Karachi | May 13, 2022 8:54:01 AM IST
One person was killed and 13 others were injured after a blast occurred inside a market area in Pakistan's Karachi on late Thursday night, according to local media. ... read..

With surge in fresh infections, China logs 312 new local COVID-19 cases
Beijing | May 13, 2022 8:53:57 AM IST
Witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, China on Thursday reported 312 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Friday. ... read..

6 dead in North Korea, after country announces first COVID-19 outbreak
Pyongyang | May 13, 2022 8:53:56 AM IST
At least six persons were confirmed dead on Friday in North Korea and over 350,000 people were infected with a fever that spread "explosively" in the country, which had a day ago announced its first case of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. ... read..

Bangladesh: Human chain to withdraw Chinese 'attack-case' on locals in Mathbaria
Mathbaria | May 13, 2022 8:23:42 AM IST
A human chain has been formed on Thursday in demand of withdrawal of false charges in the violent attack on the locals for obstructing the construction of an embankment at Mathbaria in the Pirojpur district of Bangladesh. ... read..

Biden won over Trump as people wanted 'less drama': Musk slams President's bid to transform US
Washington | May 13, 2022 7:23:32 AM IST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday (local time) said that US President Joe Biden is wrong to think that he was elected to transform the country and that he won over his rival candidate Donald Trump only because people wanted "less drama". ... read..

Canada to deploy officers to NATO headquarters in Latvia
US | May 13, 2022 7:23:30 AM IST
Ottawa [Canada], May 13 (ANI/Xinhua): Canada will deploy a Canadian Armed Forces general officer and six staff officers to NATO's Multinational Division North Headquarters based in Adazi of Latvia, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. ... read..

Trump slams Biden's giant Ukraine aid bill, urges Europe to pick up the check
US | May 13, 2022 7:23:28 AM IST
Washington [US], May 13 (ANI/Sputnik): Former US President Donald Trump in a statement slammed the United States for working to provide more than USD 40 billion in assistance to Ukraine amid Russia's special military operation and urged Europe to do more ... read..

Arrest of 90-yr old Hong Kong cardinal sparks outcry over Beijing's national security law
Asia | May 13, 2022 6:53:18 AM IST
Amid rising fears that Beijing would begin instituting closer control over the church in Hong Kong, the detention of a 90-year-old retired bishop of Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen, prompted an immediate outcry from international human rights leaders along ... read..

G7 nations condemn Taliban's new decree enforcing hijab on Afghan women
Ottawa | May 13, 2022 6:23:54 AM IST
The G7 Foreign Ministers on Thursday (local time) deplored the Taliban's recent decree enforcing hijab on Afghan women and new punishments for family members to enforce compliance with these restrictions. ... read..

Pakistan: Sindh, Punjab province squabble over water distribution
Islamabad | May 13, 2022 5:53:26 AM IST
Heated arguments broke out between Indus River System Authority (IRSA) members of Sindh and Punjab provinces over water distribution arrangement. ... read..

North Korea reports over 18,000 COVID-19 cases, 8 fatalities
Asia | May 13, 2022 5:53:24 AM IST
Pyongyang [North Korea], May 13 (ANI/Sputnik): North Korea has already registered more than 18,000 COVID-19 cases in the country, with eight fatalities, the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, citing North Korean state media. ... read..

China's uncertain wheat harvest engenders fear for global economy
Beijing | May 13, 2022 5:53:22 AM IST
Deluges and strict lockdowns in China have disrupted farming in a way that country's winter wheat harvest next month remains one of the big uncertainties in a global economy that is already struggling with high commodity prices. ... read..

UNHRC to deepen scrutiny on rights situation in Ukraine 'stemming from Russian aggression'
Geneva | May 13, 2022 4:53:29 AM IST
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday (Local time) voted to increase scrutiny on the "deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression". ... read..

Biden announces steps to combat baby formula shortage in US
Washington | May 13, 2022 4:53:28 AM IST
Amid the shortage of baby formula in the US, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced additional steps to bolster work to get infant formula onto store shelves as quickly as possible without compromising safety. ... read..

US Senate confirms Powell to second term as Fed chair amid inflation
US | May 13, 2022 4:23:40 AM IST
Washington [US], May 13 (ANI/Sputnik): The US Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve, making official his position as head of the country's central bank for another four-year term. ... read..

Blinken to travel to Germany, France from May 14 to 16
Washington | May 13, 2022 3:55:06 AM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to travel to Germany and France from May 14-16 to attend the informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Berlin, Germany, and join the US-EU Trade and Technology Council meeting in Paris-Saclay, France. ... read..

Afghanistan witnessing terror redux, says UN chief Guterres
Kabul | May 13, 2022 2:25:09 AM IST
Terrorism is resurgent in Afghanistan and it could become a global threat, said UN Chief Antonio Guterres during a human rights conference. ... read..

Pakistan journalist suffers rib injuries in brutal police assault
Islamabad | May 13, 2022 2:25:06 AM IST
In an act of retaliation for his reporting on alleged police malfeasance, Pakistan's Punjab police assaulted and detained journalist Jahangir Hayat, including his family, leaving the media practitioner with rib injuries. ... read..

Explosion in Pakistan's Karachi leaves 13 injured
Karachi | May 13, 2022 2:25:02 AM IST
Thirteen people were left injured after a blast went off inside a market area in the capital city Karachi of Pakistan's southern Sindh province late Thursday night, hospital authorities said. ... read..

Companies marred with overdue payments suggest China's slow economic recovery
Beijing | May 13, 2022 1:25:04 AM IST
With China's economic growth projected slow in 2022, a payment survey by Coface, China's credit insurance group, shows that many companies have reported ultra-long payment delays (ULPDs) which means companies are facing overdue payments by more than six m ... read..

No change in trade policy with India, says Pakistan amid appointment of Trade Minister
Islamabad | May 13, 2022 1:24:55 AM IST
After appointing Trade Minister to the Pakistan embassy in New Delhi, the country's Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has ruled out the possibility of resumption of trade ties with India. ... read..

Shehbaz Sharif discusses Pakistan's ailing economy with brother Nawaz in London
Islamabad | May 12, 2022 7:24:29 PM IST
The key members of Pakistan Muslim League-N, led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, met on Wednesday with their party's supreme leader Nawaz Sharif in London and briefed him about the country's economy. ... read..

US to commit additional USD 200 million to World Bank Fund to prevent pandemics
US | May 12, 2022 7:24:27 PM IST
Washington [US], May 12 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States will commit an additional $200 million to the World Bank's fund to prevent pandemics during the virtual global covid summit that will take place Thursday morning, a senior US administration official ... read..

Burnt buses, submerged cars become selfie points outside Sri Lanka's PM residence
By Ashoke Raj

Colombo | May 12, 2022 6:24:47 PM IST
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka, including large scale anti-government protests that turned violent on Monday, the country has found for itself new selfie points near burnt buses and cars submerged in ponds outside the Prime Minister's resi ... read..

Will devise strategy soon if Ranil Wickramasinghe will become Sri Lanka PM: Oppn leader Sajith Premadasa
By Ashoke Raj

Colombo | May 12, 2022 6:24:45 PM IST
Underlining that Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is the largest opposition party in the country, Sri Lanka's Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa on Thursday said that his party will "devise a strategy" if United National Party (UNI) leader Ranil Wickramasingh ... read..

Why are Baloch resisting?
By Hakeem Baloch

London | May 12, 2022 5:54:57 PM IST
Four Baloch youth have been abducted from Karachi and Quetta in the last twenty-four hours. One among them is a scholar and two others are students of Karachi University. ... read..

China's security pact with Solomon Islands sends shivers down western nations' spine
Beijing | May 12, 2022 5:54:50 PM IST
China's recent security pact with the Solomon Islands has left the western nations concerned just as it unravels its ambition to have a military foothold in the Pacific to challenge the American domination of the region. ... read..

At UNHRC, India flags deteriorating rights situation in Ukraine
Geneva | May 12, 2022 5:24:17 PM IST
Expressing deep concern at the recent developments in Ukraine, India on Thursday again raised concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country stemming from the Russian aggression and supported calls to ensure uninterrupted humanitar ... read..

Defection is dangerous, will lead to toppling of elected govt through unfair means: Pakistan Supreme Court
Islamabad | May 12, 2022 5:24:08 PM IST
Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that "defection" is dangerous for the system as it will ultimately lead to the toppling of the elected government through unfair means and will also put 22 crore people of the country at stake. ... read..

Sri Lanka's Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa agrees to form new govt
Colombo | May 12, 2022 4:54:25 PM IST
Sri Lanka's opposition leader Sajith Premadasa has agreed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's proposal to assume the office of Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, days after Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned after a series of violent protests. ... read..

Skill India International Centre to be set up in Varanasi to prepare skilled workforce for global markets
New Delhi | May 12, 2022 4:24:03 PM IST
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and UAE's DP World for the development of Skill India International Centre at Varanasi, in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and UAE m ... read..

Protests against former President Yameen intensify in Maldives
Male | May 12, 2022 4:23:53 PM IST
Protests against former President of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, have intensified after he has been on the run, stealing billions of rufiyaa from the state coffers and depositing 450 million rufiyaa in his personal account. ... read..

Sri Lanka court bars Mahinda Rajapaksa from leaving country
Colombo | May 12, 2022 4:23:51 PM IST
Mahinda Rajapaksa, who recently tendered his resignation from the position of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, has been barred from leaving the country by a local court, media reports said. ... read..

Russia extends flight restrictions in Central, Southern regions until May 19
Asia | May 12, 2022 3:56:06 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 12 (ANI/Sputnik): The temporary restriction of flights to 11 airports in Russia's southern and central parts neighboring Ukraine has been extended until May 19, the Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) said on Thurs ... read..

Pakistan PM condemns killing of Al-Jazeera journalist in West Bank
Islamabad | May 12, 2022 3:55:58 PM IST
Pakistan has strongly condemned the killing of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh while she was on assignment in the West Bank in Jenin. ... read..

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of centre for Buddhist culture and heritage in Lumbini
Kathmandu | May 12, 2022 3:23:42 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba will participate in prayer at the Mayadevi Temple and lay the foundation stone for the construction of a centre for Buddhist culture and heritage in Lumbini. ... read..

South Korea's daily COVID-19 deaths sharply drop
Asia | May 12, 2022 2:54:48 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], May 12 (ANI/Global Economic): South Korea's COVID-19 daily cases were 43,925 on Tuesday. New deaths were 29, falling below 30 in 86 days. ... read..

South Korean President Yoon meets foreign envoys on his first day, Xi Jinping invites Yoon to visit China
Asia | May 12, 2022 2:54:46 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], May 12 (ANI/Global Economic): President Yoon Seok-yeol started his first day in office on the 10th. Yoon met with foreign envoys from Japan, China, UAE, and Singapore at Yongsan Presidential Office. Other countries also invited Yoon t ... read..

NeoImmuneTech obtains approval for phase 2 trial of brain tumor treatment from US FDA
Asia | May 12, 2022 2:54:37 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], May 12 (ANI/Global Economic): NeoImmuneTech said on the 11th that it has obtained the approval for a phase 2 clinical trial plan that concomitant administration of US Merck's immune checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda and its T-cell amplifi ... read..

PM Modi created foreign policy focused on security: Jaishankar
New Delhi | May 12, 2022 2:24:24 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was concerned about the economic imbalance between India and China. ... read..

PM Modi to pay his fifth visit to Nepal on May 16
New Delhi | May 12, 2022 2:24:17 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to Lumbini next week on Monday at the invitation of Nepali counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba, according to the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday. ... read..

EU envoy to Afghanistan expresses concern over reports of civilian casualties in Panjshir
Kabul | May 12, 2022 1:24:04 PM IST
The European Union Ambassador to Afghanistan, Andreas von Brand, has expressed concerns over the reports of killings of civilians and mistreatment in Panjshir and said it underlines the need for overdue inclusive solutions in governing the troubled countr ... read..

Xi, Biden congratulate Philippine President-elect Marcos
Beijing | May 12, 2022 1:23:56 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory message to Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos on his election as president of the Republic of the Philippines. ... read..

Pakistan reports 90 new COVID-19 cases
Islamabad | May 12, 2022 12:54:07 PM IST
Pakistan reported 90 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the overall tally of infected people to 1,528,987, according to the data released by the country's ministry of health on Thursday. ... read..

Imran Khan party blames US-based official for 'foreign conspiracy' once again
Islamabad | May 12, 2022 12:54:00 PM IST
In yet another "foreign conspiracy" allegation, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has blamed an official based in the US for receiving illegal funds, as the party continued its final arguments in the foreign funding case before the Election Co ... read..

Jaishankar lauds 'Modi @20:Dreams Meeting Delivery' book launch
New Delhi | May 12, 2022 12:53:53 PM IST
On the occasion of the Modi @20:Dreams Meeting Delivery book launch event, the External Affairs Minister of India, S. Jaishankar on Wednesday expressed his gratitude for being a contributor to the volume which marks 20 years of the Modi government and hig ... read..

Over 40 injured after passenger plane catches fire on runway in China's Chongqing
Beijing | May 12, 2022 12:23:26 PM IST
More than 40 people have been injured after a passenger plane veered off the runway during take-off and caught fire at an airport in southwest China's Chongqing on Thursday. ... read..

Canada to organize three flights from Poland for Ukrainian refugees: Reports
Europe | May 12, 2022 11:54:03 AM IST
Ottawa [Canada], May 12 (ANI/Sputnik): The Canadian authorities will organize three flights from Poland for Ukrainian refugees in late May-early June, media reported. ... read..

Jaishankar lauds Modi @20:Dreams Meeting Delivery book launch
New Delhi | May 12, 2022 11:53:57 AM IST
On the occasion of the Modi @20:Dreams Meeting Delivery book launch event, the External Affairs Minister of India, S. Jaishankar on Thursday expressed his gratitude for being a contributor to the volume which marks 20 years of the Modi government and high ... read..

Pakistan, US hold security talks ahead of Bilawal's visit
Washington | May 12, 2022 11:25:22 AM IST
Pakistan and the United States on Wednesday completed their security level talks in Washington ahead of Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's visit to Washington later this month. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Prez assures to amend Constitution to empower Parliament amid raging violence
Colombo | May 12, 2022 11:25:21 AM IST
Amid tension over the economic crisis, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that steps will be taken to amend the Constitution of the country to re-enact the contents of the 19th Amendment to further empower the Parliament. ... read..

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif, brother Nawaz Sharif decide against early elections
London | May 12, 2022 10:53:44 AM IST
The first session of the crucial Pakistan Muslim League (N) huddle in London decided that there will be no early elections in Islamabad and the primary focus of the Shehbaz Sharif-led government should be on providing economic relief to the citizens and t ... read..

Biden calls inflation in US 'unacceptably high'
Washington | May 12, 2022 10:53:42 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) said that inflation in the country is "unacceptably high" and bringing it down is his top economic priority. ... read..

Malaysia reports 3,321 new COVID-19 infections, 8 new deaths
Asia | May 12, 2022 9:54:56 AM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], May 12 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported 3,321 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Wednesday, bringing the national total to 4,467,061, according to the health ministry. ... read..

US-China commission to brainstorm security implications over Beijing's footprints in South, Central Asia
Washington | May 12, 2022 9:23:43 AM IST
US-China Economic and Security Review Commission will discuss on Thursday (local time) Beijing's activities in South and Central Asia, besides the consequences of the economic ties with China. ... read..

With surge in fresh infections, China logs 349 new local COVID-19 cases
Beijing | May 12, 2022 9:23:39 AM IST
Witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, China on Wednesday reported 222 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Thursday. ... read..

25 injured after passenger plane catches fire on runway in China's Chongqing
Beijing | May 12, 2022 9:23:38 AM IST
As many as 25 people were injured after a passenger plane veered off the runway during take-off and caught fire at an airport in southwest China's Chongqing on Thursday, lcoal media reported. ... read..

US Defense Secretary, UK counterpart reaffirm relationship, discuss Ukraine: Pentagon
US | May 12, 2022 9:23:36 AM IST
Washington [US], May 12 (ANI/Sputnik): US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and UK counterpart Ben Wallace met in Washington to reaffirm the United States-United Kingdom defense relationship and discuss Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, Defense ... read..

North Korea reports first case of Covid-19 Omicron variant
Seoul | May 12, 2022 9:23:32 AM IST
North Korea on Thursday reported its first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant and put in place a "maximum emergency" virus control system in the country with leader Kim Jong Un vowing to "eliminate" the virus, state media reported. ... read..

2 killed, 14 injured in Brazil aircraft crash
Europe | May 12, 2022 9:23:30 AM IST
Sao Paula [Brazil], May 12 (ANI/Xinhua): At least two people died and 14 were injured on Wednesday after a light aircraft crashed in Brazilian city of Boituva, authorities reported. ... read..

Asif Ali Zardari opposes calls for early elections in Pak
Karachi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Former Pakistan President and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari has opposed the calls to hold early elections in the country to overcome political uncertainty that has marred the stock market and hindered economic revival, media reports said. ... read..

Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif meets party supremo Nawaz Sharif in London
London | Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday met his elder brother and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in London, Geo News reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Protests in Gilgit Baltistan over secret land deals with China
Gilgit Baltistan | May 12, 2022 1:23:55 AM IST
Pakistan is surreptitiously leasing out the Upper Hunza Valley to China in the near future to ease its mounting debt burden from the Chinese investment in the now increasingly burdensome China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. ... read..

India focuses on harnessing youth power in every sector
New Delhi | May 12, 2022 1:23:52 AM IST
To put people first, the Indian government is not leaving any stone unturned. From upgrading the farm sector to bringing in the digital revolution, it is touching upon every aspect of life. It is creating more opportunities for the youngsters. ... read..

Berlin says Nord Stream 2 project 'De Facto Dead' after start of operation in Ukraine
Europe | May 11, 2022 11:54:22 PM IST
Berlin [Germany], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): The Nord Stream 2 project is "de facto dead" after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, a spokeswoman for the German economy ministry said on Wednesday. ... read..

US drug overdose deaths hit record high of 107,000 in 2021: CDC
US | May 11, 2022 11:54:20 PM IST
Washington [US], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of US citizens killed by drug overdoses soared to more than 107,000 last year, the highest figure ever recorded, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report issued on Wednesday. ... read..

Sri Lankan president to appoint new PM this week
Asia | May 11, 2022 11:54:18 PM IST
Colombo [Sri lanka], May 11 (ANI/Xinhua): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Wednesday that he will appoint a new prime minister within this week. ... read..

Taliban suppress protests by women against mandatory hijab in Kabul
Kabul | May 11, 2022 11:54:15 PM IST
Taliban militants dispersed a handful of women who staged a demonstration in Kabul against the decision to make hijab mandatory and also detained journalists. ... read..

Sweden boosts defence ties with UK ahead of NATO membership decision
Europe | May 11, 2022 11:54:13 PM IST
Stockholm [Sweden], May 11 (ANI/Xinhua): Sweden strengthened its defence and security ties with Britain with a "political declaration of solidarity" on Wednesday, ahead of the country's historical decision on its NATO membership. ... read..

Azerbaijan sees steady decline in daily COVID-19 cases
| May 11, 2022 11:54:10 PM IST
Baku [Azerbaijan], May 11 (ANI/Xinhua): Azerbaijan has seen a steady decline in daily COVID-19 cases and death rate since March this year, with only 13 new cases reported on Wednesday taking its total to 792,651. ... read..

Shehbaz Sharif govt dropped Russia oil deal talks, claims former Pak minister
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 11:54:08 PM IST
The Shehbaz Sharif government has discontinued energy talks with Russia involving a deal to buy crude at discounted rates, Pakistan's former energy minister Hammad Azhar has claimed. ... read..

Ahead of key UNSC meet, Ukrainian experts call for oil embargo against Russia
Paris | May 11, 2022 11:54:03 PM IST
Ahead of the UN Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine on May 12, Ukrainian experts urged countries to put pressure on Russia including an oil embargo and sanctions for the alleged war crimes. ... read..

Indian Mission in Germany announces Independence Day Cricket Cup 2022
Munich | May 11, 2022 11:23:35 PM IST
The Consul General of India for South Germany, Mohit Yadav along with the Minister President of the Free State of Bavaria Dr. Markus Soder announced the holding of the India Independence Day Cricket Cup 2022, on August 15, 2022, marking the 75th Anniversa ... read..

White House strongly condemns killing of Al Jazeera reporter in Israeli raid in West Bank
US | May 11, 2022 11:23:31 PM IST
Washington [US], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States strongly condemns the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during an Israeli raid on the West Bank and calls for a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death, White Hou ... read..

Thousands of voters rush out of Kathmandu to native places for Friday's elections
Bhaktapur | May 11, 2022 10:53:44 PM IST
Thousands of voters living in Kathmandu but registered in districts outside the capital rushed to their native places to exercise their franchise in Friday's local elections. ... read..

Pakistan poll body dimisses PTA national assembly members' references in disqualification case
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 10:53:38 PM IST
Seeking the disqualification of its dissident members of the National Assembly after they decided to vote against former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan in the no-confidence motion, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) dismissed the Pakistan Tehre ... read..

India lauds Oman for accepting PM Modi's 'One Sun One World One Grid' initiative
New Delhi | May 11, 2022 10:24:27 PM IST
Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday lauded Oman for accepting Prime Minister Modi's 'One Sun One World One Grid' initiative. ... read..

No general election without addressing electoral, NAB reforms, says former Pak President
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 10:24:21 PM IST
Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said that they cannot move toward the general election without addressing the issues of the National Accountability Bureau and electoral reforms. ... read..

Sri Lanka crisis: Gotabaya Rajapaksa ready to abolish executive presidency
Colombo | May 11, 2022 10:24:20 PM IST
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday announced that he is ready to abolish the executive presidency after discussing the issue with the Opposition regarding the formation of the new government. ... read..

China slams WHO chief for 'irresponsible' remarks on its zero-COVID policy
Beijing | May 11, 2022 10:24:18 PM IST
China on Wednesday slammed WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus after he said that China's "zero-COVID" strategy is not "sustainable" given the virus' ever-evolving nature. ... read..

As China welcomes UN rights chief's upcoming visit, all eyes on Xinjiang
Beijing | May 11, 2022 9:54:00 PM IST
China on Wednesday welcomed the upcoming visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to the country's Xinjiang province this month amid reports of human rights abuses in the northwest region. ... read..

US Consumer Prices Up 8.3% in Year to April, Slight Drop From March - Labor Dept.
US | May 11, 2022 9:23:58 PM IST
Washington [US], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): US consumer prices rose 8.3% in the year to April, easing slightly from March while keeping inflation in the world's largest economy not far from the four-decade highs seen in recent months, the Labor Department said ... read..

China warns US of deviating from one-China principle
Beijing | May 11, 2022 9:23:47 PM IST
China on Wednesday warned the US government against moves that deviate from the one-China principle after State Department updated its factsheet on the country's relations with Taiwan calling it a key partner in the Indo-Pacific. ... read..

Global companies suffer under China's 'unsustainable' zero Covid policy
Beijing | May 11, 2022 9:23:44 PM IST
As businesses in China continue to suffer due to zero-covid policy, global brands have revealed the damage to their bottom lines as both supply and demand took a major hit with millions of people living under strict lockdown. ... read..

UAE-India CEPA framework is crown jewel: Economy minister Abdullah Bin Touq
New Delhi | May 11, 2022 8:54:55 PM IST
UAE-India CEPA framework is a crown jewel and joint investment under this framework would facilitate economic growth in both nations, said Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE's Minister of Economy on Wednesday. ... read..

UNSC to hold discussion on Taliban's new order for Afghan women to cover faces in public places
Kabul | May 11, 2022 8:54:54 PM IST
As the Taliban's recent decision to impose additional restrictions on women, including the mandate that they cover their faces in public places, the United Nations Security Council will hold a meeting to discuss the issue on May 12 at the request of Norwa ... read..

Sharif brothers meet in London to consult key PML-N leadership issues
London | May 11, 2022 8:54:40 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met his elder brother and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in London on Wednesday. ... read..

Pak court grants bail to Pashtun leader Ali Wazir in hate speech case
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 8:23:58 PM IST
A provincial court in Pakistan on Wednesday granted bail to prominent Pashtun leader Ali Wazir in connection with a hate speech case. ... read..

EU sanctions against Russia will continue until Ukraine aggression ends: Envoy
Pune (Maharashtra) | May 11, 2022 8:23:56 PM IST
On his one-day visit to the Pune district of Maharashtra, EU Ambassador to India, Ugo Astute on Wednesday said that the European Union would continue its sanction until Russia ends its aggression against Ukraine. ... read..

General elections possible before new army chief's appointment, says Pak Defence Minister
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 8:23:49 PM IST
Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that there is the possibility of holding general elections prior to the appointment of the new Army Chief. ... read..

WHO chief targetted on Weibo, WeChat, for calling China's zero-Covid policy 'unsustainable'
Beijing | May 11, 2022 7:53:55 PM IST
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been targeted on Chinese social media platforms after he questioned the sustainability of the country's zero-Covid policy. ... read..

PM Modi to participate in 2nd Global COVID Virtual Summit on Thursday
New Delhi | May 11, 2022 6:54:43 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Second Global COVID Virtual Summit on May 12 at the invitation of US President Joe Biden. ... read..

Sri Lankan central bank chief warns of further economic downfall if political stability not achieved
Colombo | May 11, 2022 6:54:37 PM IST
Sri Lanka's economic situation will worsen if political stability is not achieved, the country's Central Bank Governor Nandalal Weerasinghe warned on Wednesday as the island nation continued to witness large-scale violence. ... read..

India, Uzbekistan hold talks on bilateral ties, Afghanistan
New Delhi | May 11, 2022 6:24:11 PM IST
India and Uzbekistan on Wednesday held discussions on a range of regional and international issues of mutual interest, including Afghanistan. ... read..

Sri Lankan Navy nabs 7 including two Pakistanis for drug smuggling
Colombo | May 11, 2022 5:54:11 PM IST
Sri Lanka authorities have seized 243 kg of heroin and apprehended 7 foreign nationals including two from Pakistan. ... read..

Australia, US, New Zealand concerned over China-Solomon security pact
Canberra | May 11, 2022 5:54:06 PM IST
As the Solomon Islands and China signed a frame agreement for security cooperation between the two nations, a senior defence analyst at RAND cooperation, Derek J Grossman took a dig at China's excitement as Australia PM Morrison's strategy to win votes fe ... read..

India, Uzbekistan agree to exploit potential of Chabahar port for trade
New Delhi | May 11, 2022 5:54:02 PM IST
India and Uzbekistan on Wednesday held the 15th round of India-Uzbekistan Foreign Office Consultations (FoC) where both sides agreed to exploit the full potential of Chabahar port for trade. ... read..

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