Friday, June 9, 2023

91-year-old among diaspora who arrive in Sydney on 'Modi Airways' to greet PM Modi
Sydney | May 23, 2023 12:09:54 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a grand welcome when he landed in Sunday to commence his three-day visit to Australia. ... read..

Coercion is China's modus operandi, whether in domestic cotton fields or economically abroad
Asia | May 23, 2023 10:39:04 AM IST
Communism was supposed to create workers' paradises, but history demonstrated that was a forlorn hope. China, the global factory, makes much of its outstanding economic growth, but economic coercion internationally, and forced labor abuses at home, are ve ... read..

Truck crashes into security barriers near US White House, driver detained
Washington | May 23, 2023 10:07:40 AM IST
The driver of a truck which crashed into security barriers near the White House on Monday has been detained by United States Secret Service officers, a spokesperson said. ... read..

Day 2: G20 tourism meeting in Srinagar, people laud development in J-K
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 23, 2023 9:39:15 AM IST
The second day of the G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting began on Tuesday in Srinagar. ... read..

G20 delegates enjoy Shikara boat ride in J-K's Srinagar
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 23, 2023 9:09:25 AM IST
The G20 delegates on Monday enjoyed the famous Shikara boat ride in Srinagar's Dal Lake on the first day of the third Tourism Working Group meeting. ... read..

Biden and McCarthy have 'productive' debt ceiling meeting, but no agreement yet
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | May 23, 2023 9:09:20 AM IST
US President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy held a sit-down meeting earlier today to discuss raising the country's debt ceiling, which limits how much the US federal government can borrow to pay its accounts. The two called their la ... read..

PM Modi meets executive chairman of Hancock Prospecting Rinehart during his Australia visit
Sydney | May 23, 2023 8:39:04 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Australia on Tuesday, interacted with Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting. ... read..

Extreme weather caused two million deaths, cost USD4 trillion over last 50 years
Middle East | May 23, 2023 8:08:51 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 23 (ANI/WAM): Over two million deaths and USD4.3 trillion in economic losses; that's the impact of a half-century of extreme weather events turbo-charged by man-made global warming, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Mond ... read..

Innovation plays critical role in reducing emissions: OPEC Secretary General
Middle East | May 23, 2023 8:08:49 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 23 (ANI/WAM): OPEC Secretary General, Haitham Al Ghais, stated that the challenge before the world must be accurately diagnosed in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and not the misguided narrative of replacing one energy source wit ... read..

"...It is Russia that has been the aggressor in this war": US on Ukraine conflict
Washington | May 23, 2023 7:39:23 AM IST
Stressing the fact that the United States does not approve of the use of Western weapons to strike Russian territory, the State Department Spokesperson said on Monday that it is important to remind everyone that, of course, it was Russia that started this ... read..

PM Modi kickstarts Sydney visit, meets Australian CEOs
Sydney | May 23, 2023 7:39:21 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Australia on Tuesday met the Executive Chairman of Fortescue Future Industries, an Australia-based Green energy and technology firm. ... read..

Pak National Assembly passes resolution backing May 9 rioters' trial under military laws
Islamabad | May 23, 2023 6:37:35 AM IST
Following attacks on government buildings nearly all over the nation in the wake of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's arrest in a corruption case earlier this month, the National Assembly on Monday passed a resolution denouncing "shameless incid ... read..

WHO warns of potential rise in Dengue cases in Afghanistan
Kabul | May 23, 2023 6:07:44 AM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently revealed that it has issued a warning on the probable spike in dengue fever cases in Afghanistan, according to Khaama Press. ... read..

US expresses 'serious concerns' as China restricts sale of major chip maker Micron
Washington | May 23, 2023 6:07:40 AM IST
US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller on Monday expressed concerns and said that China has restricted the sale of Micron Chips in certain domestic industries. ... read..

TikTok files suit to stop ban in US State of Montana
Montana | May 23, 2023 5:37:35 AM IST
TikTok on Monday filed a lawsuit in a US federal court to prevent Montana from outright banning the video-sharing social media app, The Washington Post reported. ... read..

"High degree of mutual trust, naturally translated into greater cooperation..." PM Modi on India-Australia ties
Sydney | May 23, 2023 4:09:28 AM IST
Describing the relationship between India and Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the high degree of mutual trust between the two nations has naturally translated into greater cooperation over time, especially on defence and security mat ... read..

Afghanistan: One child killed, another injured in mine blast in Ghazni province
Kabul | May 23, 2023 4:09:25 AM IST
One child was killed and another was wounded after an explosive device left over from a past conflict exploded in the Deyak district of Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, Khaama Press reported on Monday. ... read..

At least 19 children killed after school dormitory catches fire in Guyana
Georgetown | May 23, 2023 2:38:53 AM IST
At least 19 children were killed on Monday after the dormitory of a girls' boarding school in Guyana caught fire overnight, The Washington Post reported. ... read..

Amid lack of rights under Taliban, women activists call for 'inclusion' in social life in Afghanistan
Kabul | May 23, 2023 1:37:53 AM IST
As Afghan women continue to suffer under the Taliban and are deprived of fundamental rights, some women activists in Afghanistan have called for 'inclusion' in social life and urged the de-facto authorities to let them work, TOLOnews reported. ... read..

Direct flights from Israel to Saudi Arabia likely next month
Middle East | May 23, 2023 12:08:23 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 22 (ANI/TPS): Israel is working with Saudi Arabia to allow direct flights for its Muslim citizens who will undertake the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca next month, the Foreign Ministry in Tel Aviv said Monday. ... read..

No visa for Indian tourists in Kazakhstan, FlyArystan begins flight to Delhi
New Delhi | May 23, 2023 12:08:20 AM IST
The Government of Kazakhstan has cancelled visa fees for Indian tourists for two weeks and Kazakhstan's low-cost carrier (LCC) FlyArystan has also launched flights from Delhi to Shymkent in Kazakhstan. ... read..

PM Modi-Albanese's interactions underline commitment to India-Australia ties
Sydney | May 23, 2023 12:08:02 AM IST
Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sydney, Australia's High Commissioner to India, Barry O' Farrell, shared a video highlighting the recent engagements of PM Modi and Australian PM Anthony Albanese. ... read..

UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Al Mazrouei, Malaysian counterpart discuss cooperation
Asia | May 23, 2023 12:07:59 AM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], May 22 (ANI/WAM): Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, and Nik Nazmi bin Nik Ahmad, Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia, discussed ways of st ... read..

Sheera hackathon spurs creativity in sustainability
Middle East | May 22, 2023 11:38:36 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 22 (ANI/WAM): More than 300 innovative ideas to combat food waste were showcased by 150 young participants at the "Sustainability Hackathon" held over the weekend. The event, organised by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) i ... read..

Australia: India-Origin Sameer Pandey elected Lord Mayor of Parramatta
Canberra | May 22, 2023 11:38:25 PM IST
The city of Parramatta Council in Sydney has elected Indian-origin Councillor Sameer Pandey as its new Lord Mayor. Pandey, who represents the Parramatta Ward, is the City's first Lord Mayor of Indian origin, The Australia Today reported. ... read..

"No elections in Pakistan until...." Imran Khan slams ruling alliance on Punjab polls
Islamabad | May 22, 2023 11:38:23 PM IST
Accusing the Pakistan government of "blatantly" violating the Supreme Court's orders to conduct elections in Punjab, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Imran Khan claimed that it was doing so out of fear of losing elections and told his supporters that ... read..

"FIPIC Summit opportunity for Pacific Island countries' leaders to share views": FS Kwatra
Sydney | May 22, 2023 11:38:22 PM IST
Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Monday briefed about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recently concluded visit to Papua New Guinea. He said that the India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit was an opportunity for Pacific Island countries' le ... read..

Miracle baby defies odds, leaves hospital after lengthy battle for his life
Middle East | May 22, 2023 11:09:06 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 22 (ANI/TPS): After 80 days of battling for his life in a neo-natal intensive care unit, a premature Israeli baby was sent home from a hospital in Ashdod on Monday. ... read..

Unemployment rate in China soaring: 1 in 5 Chinese graduates are jobless
Beijing | May 22, 2023 10:40:25 PM IST
The unemployment rate among China's youth is soaring, while millions more are about to graduate. According to the Chinese Ministry of Education, 11.6 million college students are expected to graduate in June, an increase of 820,000 over 2022, reported The ... read..

Nearly 20 million tourists expected to visit J-K this year: G20 Chief Coordinator
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 22, 2023 10:40:12 PM IST
Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Chief Coordinator, G20 on Monday said that around 20 million tourists are expected to visit Jammu and Kashmir this year. ... read..

Alef Group to participate in ACRES 2023
Middle East | May 22, 2023 10:40:00 PM IST
Sharjah [UAE], May 22 (ANI/WAM): Alef Group, the leading real estate and retail company in the emirate of Sharjah, has announced its participation in Sharjah Real Estate Exhibition (ACRES 2023). ... read..

Indian fighter jets, marching contingent to take part in French National Day parade with PM Modi as main guest
New Delhi | May 22, 2023 9:40:32 PM IST
India is preparing to send a military contingent including fighter aircraft to take part in the French National Day parade where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the guest of honour. ... read..

Pasang Dawa Sherpa equalizes record of most ascents of Everest with Kami Rita Sherpa
Kathmandu | May 22, 2023 9:41:00 PM IST
Nepali Sherpa, Pasang Dawa Sherpa, on Monday ascended the world's highest mountain Mount Everest for the 27th time, equalizing the record for most ascents of Everest made recently by fellow Sherpa guide Kami Rita Sherpa. ... read..

"There cannot be better place than Kashmir..." India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 22, 2023 8:09:18 PM IST
India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant on Monday said that there cannot be a better place than Kashmir for shooting movies. He made the remarks at the third G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting in Srinagar. ... read..

"Not correct for me to prejudge..." FS Kwatra on temple vandalism issue being discussed during PM Modi-Albanese meet
Sydney | May 22, 2023 8:09:12 PM IST
Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Monday refrained from divulging details about the discussion on Khalistani extremism and cases of vandalisation of temples in Australia, between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart during the ... read..

New Zealand PM Hipkins insisted on flying to Papua New Guinea especially to meet PM Modi, say sources
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 6:39:31 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held bilateral talks with New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins in Port Moresby during which they discussed enhancing ties in various sectors including commerce, education, IT, tourism, etc. ... read..

PM Modi arrives in Sydney, to hold talks with Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese
Sydney | May 22, 2023 6:39:29 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sydney as part of the third and final leg of his three-nation visit after concluding his visit to Papua New Guinea. ... read..

"Excited to welcome..." Indian Diaspora waits for PM Modi's arrival in Sydney
Sydney | May 22, 2023 5:08:45 PM IST
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to arrive in Sydney in the last leg of his three-nation visit, the Indian diaspora is eagerly waiting for his arrival and to offer him a warm welcome. ... read..

US-India partnership on steady trajectory, ties continue to expand in first four months of 2023: Report
Washington | May 22, 2023 4:38:37 PM IST
The US-India partnership is on a steady upward trajectory as a result of Washington and New Delhi making a concerted effort to move past Cold-War differences and toward advancing Indo-Pacific synergies, according to an article in Comparative Connections, ... read..

1971 genocide by Pakistan army will get global recognition: Ex-Dutch Minister Bommel
Dhaka | May 22, 2023 4:08:38 PM IST
Bangladesh will get global recognition of the "1971 genocide" which was committed by the Pakistan army in 1971, a former member of the Dutch Parliament and human rights activists Harry van Bommel said on Sunday, reported Bangladesh Sangbad Sangsta (BSS). ... read..

French President concludes state visit to Mongolia
Asia | May 22, 2023 4:08:33 PM IST
Ulaanbaatar [Mongolia], May 22 (ANI/WAM): President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron completed the State Visit to Mongolia on Monday. ... read..

US, Papua New Guinea signs new defence cooperation agreement
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 4:08:31 PM IST
The United States and Papua New Guinea have signed a new bilateral defence cooperation agreement amid increasing China's assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, CNN reported. ... read..

Pak: National Accountability Bureau again summons Punjab ex-CM Buzdar
Lahore | May 22, 2023 4:08:24 PM IST
Punjab province's former Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has been once again summoned by Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Wednesday, ARY News reported on Monday, citing sources. ... read..

UAE President extends COP28 invite to President of Costa Rica
Middle East | May 22, 2023 4:08:20 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 22 (ANI/WAM): UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has written to Rodrigo Chaves, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, with an invitation to the COP28 climate change conference to be held at Expo City Dubai in November ... read..

Greek PM wins election, but fails to reach majority
Athens | May 22, 2023 2:38:13 PM IST
Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis won the national election but failed to reach the majority, Al Jazeera reported. ... read..

PM Modi leaves for Australia after Papua New Guinea visit
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 2:08:00 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplaned for Sydney from Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. ... read..

US: 3 killed, 2 injured in Kansas City bar shooting
Missouri | May 22, 2023 1:37:48 PM IST
In another incident of gun violence in the US, three people were killed and two others wounded - including one critically - in a shooting at a Kansas City bar early Sunday (local time), police said. ... read..

Papua New Guinea, Fiji confer their highest civilian award to PM Modi
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 1:09:36 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday received the highest civilian honour from two Pacific Island countries: Fiji and Papua New Guinea, on the sidelines of the third Forum of India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit. ... read..

Foreign delegations arrive at Srinagar Airport for G20 Summit
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 22, 2023 1:09:34 PM IST
The delegations arriving for the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting were warmly welcomed at Srinagar Airport. ... read..

Khandvi to Kolhapuri- Indian cuisine with millets served to Pacific nations leaders at lunch hosted by PM Modi
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 1:09:22 PM IST
Indian cuisine and millets found a prominent place at the banquet lunch hosted by Prime Minister Modi for the leaders attending the third India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit in Papua New Guinea on Monday. ... read..

G20 Tourism Working Group Meet in Srinagar: Spain, Singapore, Mauritius to discuss film tourism
By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi | May 22, 2023 12:39:36 PM IST
As Srinagar is decked up to host the third Tourism Working Group Meeting of G20 members on Monday, seven countries, including Spain, Singapore, and Mauritius are discussing film tourism in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

"Seeing great responsiveness from Australian authorities...," Indian envoy on vandalism of Hindu temple
Sydney | May 22, 2023 12:07:29 PM IST
Indian High Commissioner to Australia Manpreet Vohra on Monday appreciated Australian authorities for their "great responsiveness" on the vandalism of Hindu temples and said that he is confident to see a better situation. ... read..

G20 summit in Kashmir signifies change, rekindles hopes of better, secure future
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 22, 2023 11:09:42 AM IST
The G20 summit in Kashmir is yet another path-breaking move of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to take Jammu and Kashmir to new heights. ... read..

PM Modi announces 12-step plan to propel India's partnerships with Pacific Island countries
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 11:09:40 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced a 12-step programme to propel India's partnerships with Pacific Island countries. ... read..

PM Modi meets with Pacific Island nation leaders on sidelines of FIPIC Summit
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 10:38:45 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met with the leaders of Pacific Island nations on the sidelines of the third India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit in Papua New Guinea. ... read..

"We are victims of global power play...," Papua New Guinea PM says Pacific Islands will rally behind India
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 10:10:48 AM IST
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape on Monday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Pacific Islands nations consider the Indian premier as the leader of the Global South and will rally behind India's leadership at international forums. ... read..

4.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Myanmar
Naypyidaw | May 22, 2023 10:10:47 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar, informed National Center for Seismology on Monday. ... read..

Security heightened in J-K for G20 meeting
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 22, 2023 10:10:42 AM IST
The security measures have been heightened in Srinagar as the city is all set to host the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting, which will start on Monday. ... read..

Australia and India share stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific: Australian PM Albanese
Canberra | May 22, 2023 9:39:28 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Monday, said that he is honoured to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Canberra and added that India and Australia share a commitment to a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific. ... read..

For me you are large ocean countries, not small island states: PM Modi at Pacific Forum in Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 8:39:18 AM IST
While co-chairing the 3rd India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit in Papua New Guinea on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India believes in multilateralism and supports a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific. ... read..

Afghanistan: Helicopter crash kills two pilots
Kabul | May 22, 2023 8:39:15 AM IST
A helicopter of the Taliban-ruled Air Force crashed while patrolling in the northern Samangan province resulting in the death of two people, Khaama Press reported citing the Defence Department. ... read..

G20 summit to begin in J-K's Srinagar today amid tight security
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 22, 2023 8:39:13 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar is all set to host the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting on Monday, all preparation has been put in place and security has been kept on high alert as this is the first major international event after Jammu and Kashmir's ... read..

As India decks up to hold G20 Tourism Working Group meeting in J-K, Pak FM Bilawal visits PoK
Muzaffarabad | May 22, 2023 8:07:09 AM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday kickstarted his 3-day long visit to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) where he will also deliver an address to the people residing in the region, reported Dawn. ... read..

PM Modi, his Papua New Guinea counterpart James Marape hold bilateral meeting
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 7:39:11 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Papua New Guinea counterpart held a bilateral on Monday in Port Moresby and discussed cooperation in Commerce, technology, and healthcare as well as in addressing climate change. ... read..

Can Air India emulate Singapore Airlines' record profits?
Asia | May 22, 2023 7:39:09 AM IST
Following consecutive quarters of standout financial results, many expected Singapore Airlines (SIA) to turn in a dazzling set of numbers last week when it announced its full-year results. Singapore's national carrier did not disappoint as it reported the ... read..

Erdogan counts on nationalism, security and defiance of the West to win the elections
By John Solomou

Nicosia | May 22, 2023 7:39:07 AM IST
In the inconclusive elections held on May 14, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan beating expectations, defied dozens of polls predicting that his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu will lead the elections and proved that he correctly focussed on winning over na ... read..

PM Modi, Papua New Guinea Governor-General Bob Dadae hold talks at historic Government House in Port Moresby
Port Moresby | May 22, 2023 6:37:20 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Papua New Guinea, held talks with Governor General of Papua New Guinea Bob Dadae at the historic Government House on Monday in Port Moresby, the Ministry of External Affairs said. ... read..

Dutch politician leads fact-finding mission to Bangladesh to investigate genocide committed by Pak army
London | May 22, 2023 6:37:18 AM IST
Dutch politician and former Member of Parliament Harry van Bommel, along with a European delegation is on a visit to Bangladesh from May 20-26, where the delegation will investigate the genocide committed by Pakistan in 1971. ... read..

Former Pak PM Imran Khan fears arrest in Islamabad on Tuesday, says there are "80 per cent chances"
Islamabad | May 22, 2023 5:37:16 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has stated that he may be arrested again when he goes to court in Islamabad on Tuesday this week to join the probe in the Al Qadir trust case, ARY News reported on Sunday. ... read..

Pakistan: 2 soldiers, 3 terrorists killed in military operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | May 22, 2023 5:37:14 AM IST
Amid deteriorating law and order in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, two soldiers and three terrorists were killed in the wee hours on Sunday in a military operation, reported Dawn. ... read..

India's pledge to revive forgotten Buddhist folklore across borders
Thimphu | May 22, 2023 5:08:32 AM IST
The long-awaited Hindi translations of five classical Tibetan Buddhist texts, first obtained from Tibet by famous author Rahul Sankrityayan (1893-1963) for India, are now set for printing, according to Bhutan Live. ... read..

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed arrives in Malaysia on official visit
Asia | May 22, 2023 5:08:29 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 22 (ANI/WAM): Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, arrived in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on an official visit on Sunday. ... read..

Itamar Ben-Gvir visits Temple Mount after skipping Jerusalem Day trip
Asia | May 22, 2023 5:08:27 AM IST
Jerusalem [Israel], May 22 (ANI/TPS): National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir visited Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Sunday morning, after not going up to the holy site last week during Jerusalem Day. ... read..

Dubai Customs seizes 330 tonnes, 200 samples banned under CITES Convention
Middle East | May 22, 2023 5:08:26 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 22 (ANI/WAM): Dubai Customs (DC) has successfully seized, over the past three years, nearly 330 tonnes and over 200 samples of animal and plant species that violate the International Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ... read..

Sikh women in Pakistan continue to face marginalisation, violence
Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 22, 2023 4:07:53 AM IST
While women in India have made great progress since their participation, their counterparts in Pakistan continue to experience persecution, marginalisation, and violence, writes author Vaishali Sharma in Khalsa Vox. ... read..

High Commission in UK organises beach clean-up as part of India's G20 Presidency
London | May 22, 2023 3:09:02 AM IST
Indian High Commission organised a beach clean-up activity as a part of the country's current G20 chairmanship at Brighton Beach in London on Sunday with massive participation of the local community. ... read..

'Mera Baba Nanak': A powerful insight into teachings of Guru Nanak, spirituality
Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 22, 2023 2:39:27 AM IST
Highlighting the need for more movies of nature, 'Mera Baba Nanak' is a Punjabi language movie that gives a powerful insight into the teachings of Sikh guru, Nanak Dev and spirituality as a whole, Khalsa Vox reported. ... read..

Only 16 pc of people in Pakistan believe local economy is getting better: Report
Islamabad | May 22, 2023 2:07:56 AM IST
Only 16 per cent of people in Pakistan believe that their local economy is getting better, which is the lowest in the region except for Afghanistan, Dawn reported citing a Gallup survey report released this week. ... read..

Impact of China's Belt and Road initiative on African countries
Beijing | May 22, 2023 2:07:47 AM IST
Despite China asserting time and again that Africa has benefitted from Beijing's infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the adverse impacts of them are seen on the country's environment as well as the economy, Capital News, a Ke ... read..

Dr Gagandeep Kang: Journey of 'India's Vaccine Godmother'
New Delhi | May 22, 2023 12:10:07 AM IST
The 'Vaccine Godmother of India,' Dr Gagangdeep Kang, a famous microbiologist and virologist, has been instrumental in India's fight against Covid-19. Her commitment to learning and research made a big difference in the development of the public health in ... read..

Ancient Egyptian coffin lids undergo unusual CT examination in Jerusalem
Middle East | May 22, 2023 12:09:49 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 21 (ANI/TPS): In a meticulously planned operation that took five months to organize, a pair of 2,000-year-old coffin lids from ancient Egypt were transferred from the Israel Museum in Tel Aviv to undergo a CT scan. ... read..

Hit by Imran Khan and judiciary, Pak army divided house today: Report
Islamabad | May 22, 2023 12:09:45 AM IST
For the first time in the Pakistan Army's recorded history, two top generals essentially let rioters inside their homes and offices, enabling them to ransack and set fire to the buildings, reported The Pakistan Daily Monitor. ... read..

Jerusalem Police Officer Victim of Motorcycle Hit and Run
Middle East | May 22, 2023 12:09:43 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 21 (ANI/TPS): Israel Police are currently searching for the rider of a motorcycle who struck a woman police officer in a hit and run incident in Jerusalem Sunday afternoon. ... read..

PM Modi holds talks with world leaders in Japan, arrives in Papua New Guinea
Hiroshima | May 21, 2023 11:39:02 PM IST
During his Japan visit, PM Narendra Modi attended the Quad meeting, G7 Summit in Hiroshima, met several world leaders on the sidelines of the meeting and also visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. After wrapping his visit to Japan, PM Modi arrived in ... read..

"We love you Modiji": Indian diaspora elated at PM Modi's Papua New Guinea visit
Port Moresby | May 21, 2023 11:38:46 PM IST
The Indian diaspora in Papua New Guinea (PNG) were immersed in a festival-like celebration upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival at PNG's capital city Port Moresby on Friday. ... read..

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment reclassifies 64 air quality monitoring stations in the UAE
Middle East | May 21, 2023 10:10:22 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 21 (ANI/WAM): As part of the Year of Sustainability initiative and in line with efforts to enhance the quality of life for better community health and welfare, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has updated the classi ... read..

Sultan bin Ahmed attends results ceremony of Itqan Prog 2022-23
Middle East | May 21, 2023 10:10:13 PM IST
Sharjah [UAE], May 21 (ANI/WAM): Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, witnessed Sunday, the results of its 'Itqan' programme for 2022- 2023, a qualitative initiative aimed at enhancing school performance across the emirat ... read..

Abu Dhabi City Municipality organises beach football tournament in Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach
Middle East | May 21, 2023 10:10:04 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 21 (ANI/WAM): Abu Dhabi City Municipality, through City Centre Municipality, and in partnership with Al Jazira Club, organised a 3-day beach football tournament at Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach. ... read..

IDF forces confiscate more weapons in Samaria
Middle East | May 21, 2023 10:10:02 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 21 (ANI/TPS): Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers carried out an operation Sunday afternoon to locate weapons in the village of Bal'a in Samaria. ... read..

Spectre of potential default looms large over Pakistan's economy: Report
Islamabad | May 21, 2023 9:37:50 PM IST
The spectre of a potential default looms large over Pakistan's already fragile economy as prospects for the revival of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan program fade, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..

Hiroshima reminds me of Bakhmut, Zelenskyy tells G7 leaders
Hiroshima | May 21, 2023 9:37:41 PM IST
In his closing remarks at a surprise appearance at the Group of Seven (G7) meeting in Japan on Sunday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy used the symbolism of mass destruction by drawing a comparison between the destruction of Bakhmut and the horror o ... read..

UAE welcomes ceasefire agreement in Sudan
Middle East | May 21, 2023 9:37:39 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 21 (ANI/WAM): The UAE has welcomed the signing of a ceasefire agreement for a period of seven days by representatives of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces in the Republic of Sudan, and expressed its hope that this ... read..

Seva: Sikhism's philanthropic reach in times of crisis
Punjab | May 21, 2023 9:08:02 PM IST
While it is true that all religions encourage service to others, Sikhism places a strong emphasis on the idea of "seva." 'Seva' (selfless service) and 'Simran' (remembrance of Guru's words) are requirements to be followed by a Sikh religiously, reported K ... read..

Pakistan: Punjab caretaker govt to arrest 500 women involved in arson attacks on May 9
Islamabad | May 21, 2023 9:08:00 PM IST
The Punjab caretaker government on Saturday decided to arrest more than 500 women for their alleged involvement in arson attacks in the province on May 9 after the arrest of country's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Dawn reported. ... read..

"Har Har Modi," "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" echo in PNG streets as Indian diaspora welcomes PM Modi
Port Moresby | May 21, 2023 8:38:41 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a warm welcome from the Indian diaspora in Papua New Guinea's (PNG) capital city Port Moresby on Sunday. ... read..

Army, CPEC activities damage ecology of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Gilgit-Baltistan | May 21, 2023 8:38:36 PM IST
The ecology of the Kashmir occupied by Pakistan (PoK) is being destroyed by an expanding military presence, including insurgent camps and the footprints of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), reported Asian Lite International. ... read..

Vietnam criticizes China, Philippines for activities in South China Sea's disputed waters
Hanoi | May 21, 2023 8:09:51 PM IST
The Vietnam government has criticized China and the Philippines for their recent activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea and stressed that it "resolutely opposes the activities that violate its sovereignty," The Diplomat reported. ... read..

G7 looking to 'de-risk and diversify' ties with China: US President Biden
Hiroshima | May 21, 2023 7:39:50 PM IST
US President Joe Biden on Sunday said the Group of Seven (G7) nations agreed in their approach to China and are looking to "de-risk and diversify" their ties with China so that they do not depend on one country for necessary products. ... read..

Papua New Guinea PM touches PM Modi's feet on his arrival
Port Moresby | May 21, 2023 7:39:28 PM IST
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Sunday, a rare moment was seen at the Port Moresby airport where PNG Prime Minister James Marape touched his feet and sought his blessings. ... read..

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