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Sri Lanka: Chief Prelate denounce brutal attacks by government against peaceful protesters
Colombo | May 10, 2022 2:55:44 PM IST
Amidst the ongoing economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka, the Chief Prelates, a group of high-ranking Buddhist monks on Monday condemned the violent attacks by the Sri Lanka police unleashed upon peaceful protesters. ... read..


Baloch leader gunned down in Pakistan's Quetta
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 2:55:40 PM IST
Saeed Ahmed Baloch, a local leader of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), was gunned down by unidentified attackers in Quetta's Qambrani Road area on Monday, local media reported. ... read..


4 killed, dozens injured in stampede in Bolivia
Others | May 10, 2022 2:23:57 PM IST
La Paz [Bolivia], May 10 (ANI/Xinhua): At least four students died and some 50 were injured after an apparent tear gas grenade exploded, causing a stampede in the Bolivian city of Potosi, local police said on Monday. ... read..


Sri Lankan President extends curfew until May 11 amid continuing unrest
Colombo | May 10, 2022 2:23:55 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday extended the national curfew until Wednesday morning amid ongoing protests over economic and political crises. ... read..


Malaysia reports 2,246 new COVID-19 infections, 1 more death
Asia | May 10, 2022 1:54:15 PM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], May 10 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported 2,246 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Monday, bringing the national total to 4,461,135, according to the Health Ministry. ... read..


China keeps Rinpoche's death a secret, reveals injustice to Tibetans
Beijing | May 10, 2022 1:54:00 PM IST
In yet another instance of China's dominion over Tibet, the Chinese authorities have attempted to conceal the news of the demise of a popular Tibetan lama, Choktrul Dawa Rinpoche. ... read..


Pakistan: Sheikh Rashid's nephew, Rashid Shafiq granted bail over Masjid-i-Nabawi incident
Taxila | May 10, 2022 1:24:21 PM IST
Former Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed's nephew Sheikh Rashid Shafiq has been granted bail on Monday by a Fatehjang judicial magistrate, Malik Arif in relation to a case registered against him over the Masjid-i-Nabawi incident. ... read..


PM Modi congratulates new South Korean Prez, looks forward to bolstering ties between countries
New Delhi | May 10, 2022 1:24:19 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Yoon Suk Yeol for being elected as South Korea's new President and expressed a desire to strengthen ties between both the countries. ... read..


Pakistan's overall COVID tally reaches over 15.2 lakh
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 1:24:14 PM IST
Pakistan reported a total of 31 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally of infected people to 1,528,831, according to the data released by the country's ministry of health on Tuesday. ... read..


Bhupender Yadav leads Indian delegation at COP15 summit on combating desertification
Abidjan | May 10, 2022 12:27:33 PM IST
The Indian delegation led by Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav has reached Abidjan, Cote D Ivoire to attend the Conference of Parties, 15th meeting of the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD COP15) from 9th to 20th May 2 ... read..


Experts raise concerns over Chinese educational policy to 'deTibetanize' Tibetans
Beijing | May 10, 2022 11:54:12 AM IST
In an international webinar on "China Using Education as the Last Tool of Colonizing Tibetan Minds", Tibet experts have expressed concerns over the Chinese authorities trying to 'deTibetanize' the Tibetan people, urging the world community and world gover ... read..


World Bank expresses grave concern over perpetration of violence in Sri Lanka
Colombo | May 10, 2022 11:54:11 AM IST
After clashes broke out in Sri Lanka where the protestors came under attack by the pro-government supporters, the World Bank (WB) has expressed deep concerns over the deteriorating situation in the Island Nation. ... read..


Chinese power producers warn of closure if not paid dues of over Rs 300 bn
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 11:24:12 AM IST
Amid pending payments of Rs 300 billion, dozens of Chinese power producers in Pakistan said that they would be forced to shut down their power plants this month unless payments were made upfront. ... read..


Rockslide in China's Sichuan kills 5
Beijing | May 10, 2022 11:24:08 AM IST
Five people were killed in a rockslide in Rongxian County in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local media reported citing authorities as saying on Tuesday. ... read..


Pak PM Sharif imposes 'complete ban' on sugar export
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 10:54:17 AM IST
Amidst rising food scarcity in several regions of Pakistan, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday announced a "complete ban" on the export of sugar, to meet the soaring local demand and to keep sugar rates in control. ... read..


Amid concerns over missile tests, S Korea's new President says door to dialogue open with DPRK
Seoul | May 10, 2022 10:24:05 AM IST
Yoon Suk Yeol, South Korea's new president and the leader of the nation's first conservative government in five years, said in his inaugural speech that the door for dialogue with North Korea was open despite the North's increasing missile activities. ... read..


China's 'witless' Zero-COVID rules to impact global inflation
Beijing | May 10, 2022 9:55:15 AM IST
China's infamous Zero-COVID policy is not only harming the Chinese citizens but is also posing a significant threat to the world as the country's 'witless' rules have left hundreds of cargo ships stranded on the ports which will impact freight costs and g ... read..


Imran Khan launches app to gain youth support amid political tug of war
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 9:55:13 AM IST
Amid rising political heat, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scurrying to take the Pakistani youth onboard his party and in order to fulfill this, he has launched a party membership application called "Raabta". ... read..


French Foreign Minister states need to maintain dialogue with Russia
Europe | May 10, 2022 9:24:08 AM IST
Paris [France], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said it is necessary to maintain a channel of dialogue with Russia on Ukraine, including at the request of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. ... read..


Two Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan's air defense identification zone
Taipei | May 10, 2022 8:53:39 AM IST
Two Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday, marking the sixth day of intrusions this month. ... read..


With surge in fresh infections, China logs 349 new local COVID-19 cases
Beijing | May 10, 2022 8:53:37 AM IST
Witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, China on Monday reported 349 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. ... read..


Pakistan: Omar Sarfaraz Cheema denotified as Punjab Governor
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 7:23:26 AM IST
Omar Sarfaraz Cheema has been denotified as Punjab Governor on Tuesday. ... read..


900,000 Afghans lost jobs since Taliban takeover: SIGAR
Kabul | May 10, 2022 7:23:24 AM IST
According to the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), at least 900,000 Afghans have lost their jobs since the Taliban took control last August. ... read..


Pak leader Aslam claims IMF delaying meeting, seeking hike in petroleum prices
Karachi | May 10, 2022 6:53:27 AM IST
As per Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson on finance Muzzammil Aslam, the IMF has deferred a meeting with Pakistan authorities until May 18 as they are seeking a hike in petrol and diesel prices. ... read..


US envoy to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield terms Taliban's burqa imposition 'unconscionable'
New York | May 10, 2022 5:54:49 AM IST
Reacting to the Taliban's burqa imposition on Afghan women, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda, Thomas-Greenfield, said "what they did today is unconscionable." ... read..


Pak media watchdog warns TV channels against airing content against army, judiciary
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 5:54:44 AM IST
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Monday warned TV channels against airing content against the country's armed forces and judiciary. ... read..


Queen Elizabeth to skip opening of Parliament amid mobility problems
London | May 10, 2022 5:24:15 AM IST
Due to mobility problems, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the customary opening of Parliament on Tuesday. ... read..


Afghanistan: Resistance Front claims killing of 22 Taliban members in Panjshir
Kabul | May 10, 2022 4:53:58 AM IST
The National Resistance Front (NRF) on Monday claimed to have killed 22 Taliban members in the Panjshir conflict. ... read..


Top Chinese leader warns of 'complex and grave' job market due to COVID-19 lockdowns
Asia | May 10, 2022 4:53:56 AM IST
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang painted a grim picture of the job market in the world's most populous nation due to widespread COVID-19 lockdowns. ... read..


US closely monitoring situation in Sri Lanka amid houses of ministers set on fire by protestors
Colombo | May 10, 2022 4:23:31 AM IST
The US on Monday said that it is closely monitoring the volatile situation in Sri Lanka after the protestors burned the houses of Ministers. ... read..


France, Germany advocate early ceasefire in Ukraine, Moscow-Kyiv negotiations: Macron
Europe | May 10, 2022 3:53:52 AM IST
Berlin [Germany], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): France and Germany want to achieve an early ceasefire in Ukraine that will allow the negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow to be brought to a conclusion in order to achieve peace, French President Emmanuel Macron sai ... read..


Malala Yousafzai slams Taliban for hijab decree, urges world leaders to take action
New Delhi | May 10, 2022 3:23:30 AM IST
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has expressed fear for women and girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban issued a decree making the hijab compulsory for women in Afghanistan. ... read..


One dead, 11 missing after fishing vessel sinks in Ghana
Others | May 10, 2022 3:23:28 AM IST
Accra [Ghana], May 10 (ANI/Xinhua): One person died and 11 people went missing after a fishing vessel sank off the coast of Ghana, local police confirmed Monday. ... read..


Zardari blasts Imran for 'attacking' state institutions
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Former Pakistan President and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Monday lashed out at ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan for "attacking the state institutions" after being ousted from power through a no-confidence vote, media reports said. ... read..


Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music announced
Washington | May 10, 2022 2:54:03 AM IST
Pulitzer Prize 2022 winners in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music were announced at 3 pm (Eastern Time) on Monday. ... read..


Pak National Assembly passes resolution condemning Imran's anti-army statements
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The National Assembly of Pakistan has passed a resolution condemning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khans "anti-army" statements during his public gathering in Abbottabad on Sunday, media reports said. ... read..


Pakistan reports 1st case of COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 1:54:03 AM IST
Pakistan on Monday reported the first case of COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1. ... read..


Tesla chief Elon Musk Twitter remark stirs speculation of India visit
New Delhi | May 10, 2022 1:23:34 AM IST
The speculations of Tesla chief Elon Musk visiting India in near future gained traction after his Twitter remark post got viral. ... read..


Two dead, 15 injured in Austria after train derails
Asia | May 10, 2022 1:23:32 AM IST
Vienna [Austria], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): At least two people died and 15 were seriously injured as a train derailed in the northeastern Austrian district of Modling on Monday, Austrian Krone Zeitung reported. ... read..


Turkish currency hits record low against US dollar amid high inflation
Others | May 9, 2022 11:54:32 PM IST
Istanbul [Turky], May 9 (ANI/Xinhua): The Turkish currency broke through a key threshold Monday against the U.S. dollar amid the soaring inflation rate. ... read..


Global parliamentarians call for sanctions against new Hong Kong Chief John Lee
Asia | May 9, 2022 11:54:29 PM IST
A global alliance of parliamentarians has called for sanctions on new Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee and his predecessor Carrie Lam for denying the city its autonomy and fundamental freedoms. ... read..


Pakistani Pashtuns talk directly to Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan not to take part in terrorism
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 11:54:27 PM IST
Several Pashtuns and tribals from Pakistan have started talking directly to the leadership of Tehrike Taliban Pakistan (TT-P), trying to convince them not to get involved in terrorist activities in the area, local media reported. ... read..


Malta launches scheme to keep prices stable
Others | May 9, 2022 11:54:19 PM IST
Valletta [Malta], May 9 (ANI/Xinhua): The Maltese government on Monday announced an emergency fund to stabilize the price of imported cereals, flour, and animal feed. ... read..


Xi calls on Europe to grasp its security in its own hands
Beijing | May 9, 2022 11:54:14 PM IST
Europe should 'grasp its security in its own hands', said Chinese President Xi Jinping during a virtual meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday as the Chinese leader tried to split the transatlantic ties amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict. ... read..


Sri Lanka to lift curfew tomorrow at 7 am
Colombo | May 9, 2022 11:54:12 PM IST
After a few hours of the imposition of curfew in Sri Lanka, the same will be finally lifted on Tuesday at 7 am, said the Sri Lankan police on Monday. ... read..


China aiding militarization in African countries through loans
Beijing | May 9, 2022 11:54:10 PM IST
The Chinese loans in Africa, which are widely seen as extensions of the country's debt-trap diplomacy are being used by the recipient countries not just for infrastructure spending, but also for militarization, with defence companies from China being one ... read..


Indian Embassy in Nepal celebrates 161st birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore
Kathmandu | May 9, 2022 11:54:04 PM IST
Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Embassy of India in Kathmandu together with Kendriya Vidyalaya, on Monday, celebrated the 161st birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore as part of ongoing celebrations of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', Indian ... read..


Tibetan delegation testifies before Canadian House of Commons
Ottawa | May 9, 2022 11:54:02 PM IST
A Tibetan delegation testified before the Canadian House of Commons on Foreign Affairs and International Development where they raised concerns over the ongoing rights abuses in Tibet. ... read..


Chinese vice premier reiterates dynamic zero-COVID policy
Asia | May 9, 2022 11:53:59 PM IST
Beijing [China], May 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Monday reiterated the country's adherence to the dynamic zero-COVID policy and called for efforts to consolidate hard-won achievements in fighting COVID-19. ... read..


Belarus celebrates 77th anniversary of Victory Day
Europe | May 9, 2022 11:53:55 PM IST
Minsk [Belarus], May 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Belarus hosted a series of commemorative events on Monday, dedicated to the 77th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet Union on the Eastern Front of World War II. ... read..


Pakistan President rejects PM's advice to remove Punjab Governor
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 11:53:51 PM IST
Pakistan President Arif Alvi on Monday strongly rejected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's advice to remove the Punjab province Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema from his office, a local media reported. ... read..


Zambia welcomes Canadian mining firm's 1.25 bln USD investment to expand production
Others | May 9, 2022 11:24:19 PM IST
Lusaka [Zimbabwe], May 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Zambia on Monday welcomed the decision by Canadian mining giant, First Quantum Minerals (FQM) Limited, to invest an additional USD 1.25 billion in its operations in Zambia, a government agency has said. ... read..


UN not part of mediation in Moldova, but always available: Guterres
Europe | May 9, 2022 11:24:12 PM IST
New York [US], May 9 (ANI/Sputnik): The United Nations supports the territorial integrity of Moldova, and though it is not part of mediation there, it is always ready to offer its good offices, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday. ... read..


China's export growth falls sharply as draconian COVID curbs show effect
Beijing | May 9, 2022 11:24:08 PM IST
China's export growth witnessed a sharp fall to 3.9 per cent in the month of April, as the draconian COVID-19 curbs that the country imposed in late March in the economic hub of Shanghai, and other cities start to show their effect on the economy. ... read..


Pak govt plans to revive defence trade with Ukraine
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 10:55:20 PM IST
While the Imran Khan government was seen as pro-Russia, the new Pakistan government under Shehbaz Sharif seems to be gearing up to revive defence trade with Ukraine, media reports said. ... read..


COVID-19: Chinese lockdowns affect global supply chains
Beijing | May 9, 2022 10:55:13 PM IST
Due to rising COVID-19 infections in China and the enforcement of the Zero-Covid policy by Xi Jinping, global supply chains have taken a hit as Shanghai is the main export centre of China. ... read..


Pakistan investigating agency advises expatriates living abroad to refrain from spreading 'chaos' at home
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 10:24:19 PM IST
Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency on Sunday advised expatriates living outside the country to refrain from spreading "chaos" at home. ... read..


Turkey "neutralizes" 12 Kurdish militants in N. Syria
Middle East | May 9, 2022 10:24:17 PM IST
Ankara [Turkey], May 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey said on Monday it had "neutralized" 12 members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, as tension escalates between the two sides after the killing of a Turkish soldier. ... read..


Israel's police arrests woman suspected of sending PM death threats, bullets
Middle East | May 9, 2022 10:24:15 PM IST
Jerusalem [Israel], May 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Israeli police said Monday they have arrested a 65-old-woman on suspicion of sending death threat letters and bullets to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's family. ... read..


Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa's residence set on fire in Kurunegala
Colombo | May 9, 2022 10:24:13 PM IST
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's residence in the city of Kurunegala in the north-western province was set on fire on Monday, hours after the leader tendered his resignation to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as the country goes through an inten ... read..


Sri Lanka: Arjuna Ranatunga accuses SLPP of gathering violent groups at Mahinda Rajapaksa's residence
Colombo | May 9, 2022 10:24:08 PM IST
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga on Monday accused the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) of gathering violent groups at the official residence of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. ... read..


Afghan refugees in Iran worried about census
Kabul | May 9, 2022 9:53:59 PM IST
Afghan refugees in Iran are worried about a census which is going to be conducted in the country as their immigration status is uncertain and they may not be allowed extensions, local media reported. ... read..


Pakistan: Sindh, South Punjab face serious water scarcity
Lahore | May 9, 2022 9:53:55 PM IST
Pakistan's Sindh and South Punjab are facing serious water scarcity that is affecting humans, agriculture, and livestock, media reports said, adding that people have complained about unequal distribution of water resources in the country. ... read..


Ferdinand Marcos Jr. takes big lead in Philippine presidential election
Manila | May 9, 2022 9:23:31 PM IST
Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of former President Ferdinand Marcos, is taking a big lead in Monday's Philippine presidential election over his main rival, incumbent Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo. ... read..


Sri Lanka: Protesters set on fire houses of Mayor, MPs
Colombo | May 9, 2022 8:54:08 PM IST
Anti-government protesters on Monday set on fire the official residences of Sri Lanka's Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando and the MPs Sanath Nishantha, Ramesh Pathirana, and Nimal Lanza. ... read..


Ukraine crisis lessons being applied in Indo-Pacific as deterrent: US Envoy to Japan
Europe | May 9, 2022 8:53:59 PM IST
Washington [US], May 9 (ANI/Sputnik): The Ukraine conflict has taught the Indo-Pacific region some lessons that are being applied there in real-time as a deterrent, US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said on Monday. ... read..


Afghan women hold protest in Kabul against Taliban after hijab decree
Kabul | May 9, 2022 8:24:38 PM IST
Dozens of Afghan women on Monday took to the streets in Kabul to protest against the Taliban days after the outfit issued a decree making the hijab compulsory for women in Afghanistan. ... read..


US envoy condemns violence against protestors in Sri Lanka
Colombo | May 9, 2022 8:24:36 PM IST
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung on Monday condemned the violence against protestors in the island country, and called on the government to conduct a full investigation. ... read..


Pakistan attempting to woo back Chinese fleeing CPEC: Report
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 8:24:34 PM IST
Alarmed by the delays in the execution of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects as a result of the Chinese professionals expressing security concerns, the Shehbaz Sharif government is trying its best to curtail the ongoing China exodus from ... read..


Indian Navy aircraft arrives at La Reunion Island for interaction with French Navy
Saint-Denis | May 9, 2022 8:24:31 PM IST
An Indian Navy P8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft arrived at La Reunion Island in the southern Indian Ocean on Monday as part of a five-day deployment for interaction with the French Navy. ... read..


G7 voices concern over selection of new Hong Kong chief
London | May 9, 2022 8:24:29 PM IST
Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) alliance voiced concern on Monday over the election of a former police officer as Hong Kong's new leader, calling it part of a continued "assault on political pluralism and fundamental freedoms" of the city. ... read..


Not enough for a Sri Lankan govt to step down: former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe
Colombo | May 9, 2022 7:54:16 PM IST
Raising concern about the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, the former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday condemned violence against the peaceful protesters at the Galle Face area. ... read..


Pakistan: KSE-100 plummets by more than 1,500 points in intraday trading
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 7:54:14 PM IST
The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) started on Monday on a gloomy note after KSE-100 took a fall of 1,543 points in intraday trading. ... read..


Pakistan imposes 'complete ban' on export of sugar as domestic demand soars
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 7:54:07 PM IST
Pakistan on Monday imposed a 'complete ban' on the export of sugar owing to the commodity's 'domestic demand'. ... read..


Pakistan: Former FIA director probing money laundering case against Shehbaz Sharif dies of heart attack
Lahore | May 9, 2022 6:53:51 PM IST
Former Federal Investigating Agency (FIA) Lahore chief Muhammad Rizwan, who was heading the investigation of the money laundering case against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Sharif, died on Monday due to a heart attack. ... read..


Putin defends military action in Ukraine at Russia's Victory Day parade
Moscow | May 9, 2022 5:53:36 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday defended the country's military action in Ukraine in his speech at a Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square on Monday. ... read..


China carrying out displacement of Tibetans in garb of environmental action: Report
Lhasa | May 9, 2022 5:53:29 PM IST
Under the garb of environmental protection, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Tibet is carrying out the oppression of the local nomads, and damming the numerous rivers that originate on the roof of the world, a media report said, calling the actions as ... read..


Sri Lanka PM resigns, recommends all-party interim government
Colombo | May 9, 2022 5:53:27 PM IST
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who tendered his resignation on Monday, has recommended the formation of an all-party interim government in his letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. ... read..


Sri Lanka: Army deployed as tension spikes after continued protests
Colombo | May 9, 2022 4:53:53 PM IST
Sri Lankan authorities deployed the Army to ensure the security of the general public after tensions arose due to clashes between protesters in the capital Colombo. ... read..


Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as protests intensify
Colombo | May 9, 2022 4:53:52 PM IST
As the nationwide protest continues to intensify, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday resigned, a move that is likely to pave the way for a new cabinet in the crisis marred country. ... read..


Sri Lanka President condemns violence during protests over economic crisis
Colombo | May 9, 2022 4:53:38 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday condemned the violence during the protests over the worsening economic crisis in the island nation. ... read..


Sri Lanka imposes curfew as clashes break out in Galle Face area
Colombo | May 9, 2022 3:24:25 PM IST
After clashes broke out in Galle Face area, Sri Lanka has imposed a police curfew within the Western Province of Colombo with immediate effect until further notice. ... read..


Mexican President visits Cuba finishing 5-day tour across Central America
Others | May 9, 2022 2:56:51 PM IST
Mexico City [Mexico], May 9 (ANI/Sputnik): Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador completed his first five-day tour across Central America and the Caribbean on Monday by paying a visit to Cuba and saying that it was important to establish EU-like c ... read..


Eyeing 3rd term, Xi Jinping shifts gear from 'common prosperity' to economy
Beijing | May 9, 2022 2:56:49 PM IST
With Chinese President Xi Jinping eyeing a historic third term, the country, in a tactical move, has decided to temporarily suspend focusing on "common prosperity", slapping penalties on tech behemoths and instead is scurrying to stabilizing the economy, ... read..


Australian Air Force discusses defence ties with Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari
New Delhi | May 9, 2022 2:56:30 PM IST
Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, Chief of Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force called on Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Monday in New Delhi. ... read..


WHO consultations on approval of Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine underway
Asia | May 9, 2022 2:56:26 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 9 (ANI/Sputnik): Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Monday that consultations with the World Health Organization (WHO) on approval of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine are still underway. ... read..


Two Chinese ships enter Japan's territorial waters near Senkaku islands
Tokyo | May 9, 2022 2:56:24 PM IST
Two Chinese vessels have entered Japan's territorial waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands, a media report said on Monday. ... read..


China renews blue alert for rainstorms
Asia | May 9, 2022 2:56:19 PM IST
Beijing [China], May 9 (ANI/Xinhua): China's National Meteorological Center on Monday renewed a blue alert for rainstorms in various parts of the country. ... read..


Russian Amb Denis Alipov recalls India's role in defeating 'Nazi Germany' in WW2
New Delhi | May 9, 2022 2:24:03 PM IST
As Russia marks the 77th anniversary of Victory Day on May 9, the day when the Second World War ended, Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov expressed gratitude towards India for its contribution in defeating "Nazi Germany". ... read..


China cuts down investment pledges for Africa amid mounting debt fears
Beijing | May 9, 2022 2:23:58 PM IST
While infrastructure projects are one of the main priority areas in China-Africa cooperation, Beijing has cut down on its investment pledges for the continent for the first time in December 2021, according to reports. ... read..


Pakistan-IMF talks to be held on May 18 in Doha
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 1:55:01 PM IST
The talks between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are expected to begin next week in Doha, local media reported on Monday. ... read..


Pak Army using jihadist assets to target Balochs opposing CPEC
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 1:54:54 PM IST
The Pakistani Army is using jihadist assets to target separatist groups in Balochistan who have been opposing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for exploiting the province's resources and denying locals any share. ... read..


Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits Japan's Yonaguni
Tokyo | May 9, 2022 1:54:42 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Japan's Yonaguni on Monday, as per European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). ... read..


6.0-magnitude quake hits Taiwan
Taipei | May 9, 2022 1:23:34 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale hit southeast of Taiwan's capital Taipei on Monday, as per the National Center for Seismology (NCS). ... read..


Japan's Kishida calls decision to abandon Russian oil painful, yet says G7 unity prevails
Asia | May 9, 2022 1:23:30 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], May 9 (ANI/Sputnik): Japan has made a "hard decision" to bar imports of Russian oil because G7 unanimity "matters most," Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday. ... read..


Ahead of Prez Kovind's visit, Jaishankar speaks with Jamaican FM
New Delhi | May 9, 2022 12:54:13 PM IST
With India seeking to deepen its friendly ties in the Caribbean, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Monday held talks with the Foreign Minister of Jamaica Kamina J Smith ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to the island nation. ... read..


Pakistan Peoples Party seeks four ministries in Punjab provincial govt
Lahore | May 9, 2022 12:54:10 PM IST
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has decided to seek at least four ministries in the Punjab provincial government, local media reported on Monday. ... read..


Nepal to close its borders for 72 hours prior to local elections
Kathmandu | May 9, 2022 12:54:08 PM IST
Nepal government has decided to seal the border entry points with India and China for 72 hours prior to the local level elections scheduled for May 13, local media reported. ... read..


Pakistan's overall COVID tally reaches over 15 lakh
Islamabad | May 9, 2022 12:54:05 PM IST
Pakistan reported 64 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the country's ministry of health said on Monday, pushing the overall tally of infections to 1,528,800. ... read..


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