Tuesday, June 28, 2022

EU targets additional 65 individuals, 18 entities of Russia amid Ukraine conflict
Brussels | June 3, 2022 10:54:26 PM IST
The European Council on Friday imposed restrictive measures on an additional 65 individuals and 18 entities in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. ... read..

UN provides USD 20 mn for drought emergency in Somalia
Others | June 3, 2022 10:24:47 PM IST
Mogadishu [Somalia], June 3 (ANI/Xinhua): The United Nations relief envoy in Somalia has launched a new allocation of USD 20 million from the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to provide immediate assistance to communities at risk of famine in priority loca ... read..

Norway inches one step closer to International Solar Alliance membership
New Delhi | June 3, 2022 9:54:41 PM IST
Norway on Friday inched one step closer to International Solar Alliance membership after the Norwegian envoy handed the signed copy of the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement to Prabhat Kumar, Additional Secretary (ER & DPA), Ministry of ... read..

India hails two-month renewal of Yemen truce
New Delhi | June 3, 2022 9:54:37 PM IST
India on Friday lauded the extension of truce between the Government in Yemen and Houthi rebels for an additional two months. ... read..

Sri Lankan President instructs officials to maintain adequate stocks of essential items
Colombo | June 3, 2022 9:54:29 PM IST
Amid the unprecedented economic crisis in the island nation, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed officials to maintain adequate stocks of all essential food items to prevent a shortage of goods. ... read..

Fish jumps into man's mouth, wiggling down his windpipe
Bangkok | June 3, 2022 9:24:51 PM IST
One never knows what the future will bring for you. Some are pleasant and some are painful. One such rare incident took place in Thailand when a fish hopped out of the water into a fisherman's mouth, slipping to his throat, and got stuck there. ... read..

Somali army kills 10 Al-Shabab terrorists in southern region
Others | June 3, 2022 9:24:43 PM IST
Mogadishu [Somalia], June 3 (ANI/Xinhua): Somali National Army (SNA) said its elite forces, Danab, on Friday killed ten Al-Shabab terrorists in sting military operations conducted in Kismayo, the southern part of the country. ... read..

International 'Water for All' conference at the Peace Palace
The Hague | June 3, 2022 9:24:38 PM IST
From Rabbis to Sufis, from Swamis to Sikhs - practising spiritual leaders from around the world gathered in The Hague, Netherlands, to draw global attention to the need to preserve the sanctity of holy water sources, to protect water bodies from pollution ... read..

Top US official to visit S Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos from June 5-14
Washington | June 3, 2022 9:24:30 PM IST
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will visit South Korea, the Philippines, Laos, and Vietnam on June 5-14 to follow up on recent summits between the United States and Asian allies and the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, the State D ... read..

Pak government employee seeks donkey cart after massive fuel price hike
Islamabad | June 3, 2022 8:25:53 PM IST
Amid skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel, Pakistanis appear to be looking for alternate modes of transport and a resident of Islamabad has sought to convey a strong message to the Shehbaz Sharif government by wanting to come to work on a donkey cart. ... read..

Nepal suspends Chinese contractors for failing to expedite Fast Track construction work
Kathmandu | June 3, 2022 8:25:48 PM IST
In a blow to China, the Nepal Army (NA) on Thursday suspended Chinese contractors for failing to expedite construction work on the Kathmandu-Terai Fast Track Expressway. ... read..

India announces donation of 15,000 bicycles to Madagascar on World Bicycle Day
Antananarivo | June 3, 2022 8:25:46 PM IST
World Bicycle Day 2022 was celebrated by the Embassy of India in Antananarivo, Madagascar on June 3 in partnership with over a dozen bicycle clubs in Madagascar. ... read..

Singapore reports 3,233 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | June 3, 2022 7:55:47 PM IST
Singapore, June 3 (ANI/Xinhua): Singapore reported 3,233 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,313,849. ... read..

Maryam Nawaz lashes out at Imran Khan for criticizing Pak army; calls him 'sick-minded person'
Islamabad | June 3, 2022 7:55:45 PM IST
In a scathing attack on former prime minister Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz called him a "sick-minded person" and on the "verge of insanity", adding that such person should not be allowed to roam freely. ... read..

Pakistan govt mulling filing treason charges against Imran Khan over 'Azadi March'
Islamabad | June 3, 2022 7:55:27 PM IST
The Pakistani government is mulling whether to file treason charges against former prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan over his party's 'Azadi March' last month that led to large-scale violence in Islamabad. ... read..

Iranian UN ambassador slams US sanctions as 'war' on Iranian people
Tehran | June 3, 2022 7:55:24 PM IST
Iran's permanent representative to the UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi said the United States has waged a "war" on Iranian civilians by imposing sanctions, state media reported on Friday. ... read..

EU publishes sixth package of Russian sanctions in official journal
Moscow | June 3, 2022 7:55:18 PM IST
The European Union published information about the sixth package of sanctions against Russia, which includes the oil embargo and the SWIFT ban of Sberbank, in its official journal on Friday. ... read..

Pakistan govt dismisses fears of undermining criminal justice system over Exit Control List rules
Islamabad | June 3, 2022 7:26:04 PM IST
Pakistan government on Thursday dismissed fears that attempts were afoot to undermine the criminal justice system (CJS) in a suo motu case regarding Exit Control List (ECL) rules. ... read..

India defends oil imports from Russia, export ban on wheat
By Naveen Kapoor

Bratislava | June 3, 2022 6:24:42 PM IST
India has said Europe must see not oil imports from Russia from a political lens. ... read..

Turkey's increasing discontent with Pakistan
Ankara | June 3, 2022 6:24:35 PM IST
Turkey and Pakistan have traditionally enjoyed a good relationship based on religious fraternity. There was a distinct upswing in this relationship under the leadership of erstwhile Pakistan PM Imran Khan, who was desirous of being seen as a puritan Islam ... read..

'Biased views, motivated inputs': India slams US report on religious freedom
New Delhi | June 3, 2022 5:54:37 PM IST
India on Friday responded to what it termed as "ill-informed comments" by senior US officials" on religious freedom in India and said it is unfortunate that vote bank politics is being practised in international relations. ... read..

Hongkongers warned against 'testing' police during Tiananmen crackdown anniversary
Asia | June 3, 2022 5:24:49 PM IST
Hong Kong authorities have warned the public not to 'test police' amid online posts calling people to take part in an assembly on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Saturday. ... read..

Lavrov to visit Serbia, Turkey next week to discuss economic cooperation
Moscow | June 3, 2022 4:55:52 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Serbia and Turkey next week, Maria Zakharova, the ministry's spokeswoman, said on Friday. ... read..

'Let's be even handed', Jaishankar on unfair 'narrative' on India's oil purchase from Russia
Bratislava | June 3, 2022 4:25:01 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has hit back at the unfair criticism on Indian oil purchase from Russia amid the Ukraine war that has created a knock-off effect on the world economy. ... read..

Jaishankar discusses political, economic, defence cooperation with Slovak PM Eduard Heger
Bratislava | June 3, 2022 4:24:53 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who is on an official visit to Slovakia met the country's Prime Minister Eduard Heger and discussed the expansion of political, economic and defence cooperation between the two countries. ... read..

Pakistan:Sindh irrigation ministry urges ISRA to release extra water as barrages run out of water
Hyderabad | June 3, 2022 3:56:49 PM IST
The Sindh irrigation ministry urged the Indus River System Authority (ISRA) to release extra water as the province observes a dip in its water flow that could impact its barrages. ... read..

Narcotics found in Kabul, suspect held
Kabul | June 3, 2022 3:27:59 PM IST
Afghanistan's police have found narcotics and taken a suspected man into custody in the country's capital Kabul, the Ministry of Interior confirmed on Friday. ... read..

Philippines detects 2 cases of Omicron sub-variant BA.5
Asia | June 3, 2022 3:27:57 PM IST
Manila [Philippines], June 3 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines has detected COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.5 from two people in the same household in a province north of the capital, an official from the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday. ... read..

Number of newborn babies in Japan hits record low in 2021 as demographic crisis grows
Asia | June 3, 2022 3:27:43 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], June 3 (ANI/Xinhua): Japan logged a record low number of newborn babies in 2021, as the nation's demographic crisis intensifies, the government said in a report on Friday. ... read..

Sri Lanka PM holds discussions with FAO, UNDP representatives
Colombo | June 3, 2022 3:27:39 PM IST
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held discussions on Friday with the Country Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, Vimlendra Sharan, and United Nations Development Program Deputy Country Representative, Malin Herwig, regard ... read..

India largely out of COVID with strong sense of economic recovery: Jaishankar
Bratislava | June 3, 2022 2:56:30 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, on Friday, said India handled the COVID pandemic prudently and that the country is "largely out of COVID with a strong sense of economic recovery". ... read..

Pakistan: KSE-100 shed over 700 points after hike in fuel prices
Islamabad | June 3, 2022 2:56:26 PM IST
Pakistan Stock Exchange registered a decline of over 700 points on Friday, just hours after the Shehbaz Sharif-led government announced a hike in fuel prices. ... read..

8 years of NDA govt: Jaishankar highlights transformation in India's foreign policy under PM Modi's leadership
New Delhi | June 3, 2022 2:25:44 PM IST
As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government completed eight years in the office, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Friday highlighted the transformation in India's foreign policy under the PM's leadership. ... read..

Shehbaz Sharif govt's decision to hike fuel prices challenged in Lahore High Court
Lahore | June 3, 2022 12:25:06 PM IST
After Pakistan Prime minister Shehbaz Sharif announced a hike in petroleum product prices, a citizen filed a petition in the Lahore High Court pertaining to fuel prices. ... read..

Pakistani soldier killed as terrorists fire at military post in North Waziristan
North Waziristan | June 3, 2022 12:25:04 PM IST
A Pakistani soldier was killed when terrorists targeted security forces in the North Waziristan district of the country's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, military's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. ... read..

Pakistan reports 36 new COVID cases, tally reaches 1,530,556
Islamabad | June 3, 2022 12:25:02 PM IST
Pakistan reported 36 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the country's ministry of health said on Friday. ... read..

China: 14,427 affected after 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Sichuan
Sichuan | June 3, 2022 12:25:00 PM IST
About 14,427 people were affected after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the city of Ya'an in Sichuan, South Western China, reported local media citing preliminary statistics. ... read..

Indian-American Harini Logan wins 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Maryland | June 3, 2022 11:56:43 AM IST
Indian American Harini Logan, an eighth-grader from Texas, won the title in the spell off at the 2022 Scrips National Spelling Bee. ... read..

Pakistanis angry over fuel price hike, vandalize petrol pump
Karachi | June 3, 2022 11:25:14 AM IST
After Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif-led government increased the prices of petroleum products in Pakistan, protests have erupted with citizens attacking a petrol pump near Purani Sabzi Mandi in Karachi's Central District, reported local media outlet. ... read..

Tulsa shooting: Gunman killed surgeon he blamed for pain, says police
Oklahoma | June 3, 2022 11:25:13 AM IST
A gunman who killed his surgeon and three other people at a Tulsa medical office blamed the dead doctor for his continuing pain after a recent back operation. ... read..

Sri Lanka targets USD 5 billion this year for repayments, says PM
Colombo | June 3, 2022 11:25:09 AM IST
Sri Lanka's newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, during a meeting with representatives from the Joint Chambers on Thursday, explained that the Government was targeting USD 5 billion for repayments and USD 1 billion to bolster the country's ... read..

US: Two injured in Wisconsin cemetery shooting during funeral of man killed by police
Wisconsin | June 3, 2022 10:25:48 AM IST
Two people were injured in gunfire by a shooter at a funeral in Graceland Cemetery in Wisconsin on Thursday, according to police and local media. ... read..

China reports 20 new local COVID-19 cases, 8 in Shanghai
Beijing | June 3, 2022 9:25:16 AM IST
The Chinese mainland reported 20 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including eight each in Beijing and Shanghai in the past 24 hours, according to the National Health Commission's report Friday. ... read..

China's attempts to stifle voices on Tiananmen Square Massacre anniversary
Beijing | June 3, 2022 9:25:14 AM IST
The Hong Kong Catholic Social Communications Office, the communications department of the Diocese of Hong Kong, announced on May 24 that there will be no memorial Mass on the Tiananmen massacre's 33rd anniversary. ... read..

50 embassies resume operations in Kyiv; Zelenskyy calls it a 'testament of faith'
Kyiv | June 3, 2022 9:25:10 AM IST
As the Russia-Ukraine conflict entered its fourth month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that 50 embassies have resumed operations in Kyiv, Ukraine, and termed it a testament to their faith in the country's victory. ... read..

Imran's power gamble pushes Pakistan into chaos
Islamabad | June 3, 2022 9:25:08 AM IST
Pakistan is slipping into chaos and mayhem. Leading Long March, former Prime Minister Imran Khan is giving nightmares to his successor, Shehbaz Sharif, who appears clueless on the road ahead and to the Army Chief General Bajwa, whose extended term is due ... read..

Biden urges US Congress to ban assault-style weapons, pass 'red flag' laws, other measures to curb gun violence
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | June 3, 2022 8:25:22 AM IST
US President Joe Biden urged US Congress to ban assault-style weapons and expand background checks to curb gun violence in the United States. ... read..

Jaishankar meets Austrian counterpart in Slovakia, discusses Afghanistan, Indo Pacific
Europe | June 3, 2022 8:25:18 AM IST
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar who is on a two-nation European visit met with the Foreign Minister of Austria, Alexander Schallenberg in Slovakia where both the leaders discussed the Afghanistan issue and held talks on the Indo-Pacific region. ... read..

Ottawa signs landmark settlement with indigenous people
Ottawa | June 3, 2022 7:25:59 AM IST
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday (local time) signed one of the largest of its kind deals worth 1.3 billion Canadian dollars to settle a Blackfoot tribe's century-old land claim. ... read..

Brazil to authorize second COVID-19 booster dose for people over 50
Pacific | June 3, 2022 7:25:57 AM IST
Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], June 3 (ANI/Xinhua): The Brazilian government plans to approve the application of the second booster dose against COVID-19 for people over 50 years old, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said Thursday. ... read..

Biden may visit Saudi Arabia in late June: Reports
Washington | June 3, 2022 7:25:53 AM IST
US President Joe Biden is expected to visit Saudi Arabia this month, NBC reported citing sources. He is also widely expected to travel to Israel. ... read..

Pakistani women face harassment at workplace
Islamabad | June 3, 2022 6:55:18 AM IST
Over 70 per cent women are victims of harassment at the workplace in Pakistan and there seems to be no end to their plight. ... read..

Children under 5 could get COVID-19 vaccines by June 21: White House
Washington | June 3, 2022 6:24:47 AM IST
COVID-19 vaccinations for children under the age of five are expected to begin as early as June 21, White House Covid response coordinator Dr Ashish Jha said. ... read..

Minimum age for purchasing weapons should be raised from 18 to 21: Biden on recent shootings
Washington | June 3, 2022 5:54:18 AM IST
Expressing concern over gun violence in the United States, President Joe Biden said that the US needs to ban assault weapons for the sake of protecting children and families or raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21. ... read..

Follow rules of country which gave you opportunity, don't forget roots: Naidu to Indians in Senegal
Dakar | June 3, 2022 5:24:34 AM IST
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu advised the Indian community in Senegal to follow rules and regulations of the country which has given them the opportunity, and secondly, not to forget their roots. ... read..

US raises concern over 'rising' religious attacks in India
Washington | Friday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken cited "rising" attacks on people at places of worship in India among ongoing violations of freedom of religion around the world. ... read..

India, EU need to work together for green future: EU envoy
New Delhi | June 3, 2022 3:56:03 AM IST
Asserting that New Delhi's role in green hydrogen is important, Ugo Astuto, Ambassador of the European Union to India and Bhutan has said that both India and the EU need to work together for a green future. ... read..

Swedish deputies slam government handling of COVID-19
Europe | June 3, 2022 3:56:01 AM IST
Stockholm [Sweden], June 3 (ANI/Xinhua): A parliamentary committee on Thursday unanimously criticized the Swedish government for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.Five of the Committee on the Constitution's 17 members belong to the ruling Social Democ ... read..

Biden battles with falling popularity; Trump staging a comeback?
New York | Friday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
US President Joe Biden is battling falling popularity among his voters, as several polls show his ratings have been plummeting since 2021 at 36 per cent; though it recovered 6 per cent to haul up to 42 per cent, he still remained unpopular among the elect ... read..

Chinese investments in the Netherlands seen as a security threat
Beijing | June 3, 2022 3:25:09 AM IST
China is looking to expand its trade and investment in various sectors including high-tech, energy, maritime and life sciences and health sectors in Europe, especially in the Netherlands, according to a media report. ... read..

US President, Vice President discuss Russia-Ukraine situation with NATO chief
Washington | June 3, 2022 3:25:06 AM IST
US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and discussed the implications of war between Russia and Ukraine for transatlantic security. ... read..

Gang-rape of woman on moving train sparks anger in Pakistan
Multan | Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The alleged gang-rape of a woman on a moving train has sparked anger in Pakistan. ... read..

French diplomats strike over planned reforms
Paris | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
French diplomats went on strike on Thursday to protest against the planned reforms of the country's foreign service, a local media outlet reported. ... read..

Queen Elizabeth will not attend Friday's jubilee service
London | June 3, 2022 2:24:11 AM IST
Queen Elizabeth will skip Platinum Jubilee festivities on Friday at St Paul's Cathedral after experiencing "some discomfort" during an event outside the Buckingham Palace on Thursday, New York Post reported citing a Palace statement. ... read..

US needs some tough love from allies, partners on gun violence (Pit Stop in DC)
Washington | Friday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
The United States needs help. It is the only country in the world that witnesses school shootings and mass shootings with such regular frequency. And it has failed to stop them. ... read..

Top UN envoy hails two-month renewal of Yemen truce
Sanaa | June 3, 2022 1:54:18 AM IST
A truce between the Government in Yemen and Houthi rebels has been renewed for an additional two months, UN Special Envoy for the country Hans Grundberg announced on Thursday. ... read..

Celebrations begin for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee
London | Friday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
The four-day celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne commenced on Thursday with thousands of people turned out in central London to witness the Queen's Platinum Jubilee - an unprecedented event in British history. ... read..

Maryam Nawaz lashes out at Imran Khan over Pakistan 'splitting in three parts' remark
Islamabad | June 3, 2022 1:24:49 AM IST
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has lambasted the former Prime Minister Imran Khan for talking about dividing the country into "three parts" and asked him who influenced him to talk like that. ... read..

Looking forward to senior commander-level talks with China at early date, says India
New Delhi | June 3, 2022 1:24:41 AM IST
India on Thursday said that it looked forward to the next senior commander-level meeting with China at an early date to achieve the objective of complete disengagement on all friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. ... read..

Religious minorities face societal discrimination in China: Report
Washington | June 3, 2022 1:24:39 AM IST
Revealing the true colour of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and throwing light on so-called religious freedom in China, an international report released by the United States has stated that religious minorities including Christians, Muslims, Tibetans i ... read..

Moody's downgrades Pakistan's outlook citing 'heightened external vulnerability'
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Moody's Investor Service on Thursday downgraded Pakistan's outlook from stable to negative, citing "heightened external vulnerability" and uncertainty around securing external financing to meet the country's needs. ... read..

Pakistan power authority NEPRA raises electricity tariff by Rs 7.9 per unit
Islamabad | June 2, 2022 11:56:26 PM IST
The Pakistani masses who are under the burden of rising inflation and a deteriorating economy were shocked by the rise in basic electricity tariff by Rs 7.9 per unit. ... read..

US sanctions Russia's economy Minister Reshetnikov: Treasury
Asia | June 2, 2022 11:56:24 PM IST
Washington [US], June 2 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States on Thursday targeted with sanctions the Russian ministers of economy, transport and construction. ... read..

Senior Chinese diplomat talks with South Korean national security advisor over phone
Asia | June 2, 2022 11:56:20 PM IST
Beijing [China], June 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, held a phone conversation on Thursday with Kim Sung-han, director of the National Security Office of South Korea. ... read..

US congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee
Washington | June 2, 2022 11:56:16 PM IST
The US on Thursday congratulated Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee and an official birthday. ... read..

Import of Russian crude oil not India-related issue: MEA
New Delhi | June 2, 2022 11:56:12 PM IST
India on Thursday emphasised that its approach to Russian oil imports is guided by energy security requirements and many regions and countries have taken policy decisions recently with a similar perspective. ... read..

Pak apex court returns PTI's plea seeking protection from law enforcement agencies
Islamabad | June 2, 2022 11:56:05 PM IST
In a blow to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI's) plea regarding protection from the law enforcement agencies for the Islamabad riots on May 25, the Supreme Court on Thursday returned its plea. ... read..

Pakistan apex court seeks reports on Islamabad riots
Islamabad | June 2, 2022 11:56:01 PM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a report from the concerned authorities regarding May 25 riots in Islamabad. ... read..

EU, Central Asian envoys express concern about women's rights in Afghanistan
Almaty | June 2, 2022 11:55:56 PM IST
EU and Central Asia Special Representatives and Special Envoys for Afghanistan expressed strong concern about the recent and repeated announcement of policies affecting the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan and encouraged the Taliban to ensure that ... read..

Nepal plane crash: Cremation of 4 Indians, 16 Nepalese nationals performed today
Kathmandu | June 2, 2022 11:55:54 PM IST
The final rites of the victims of the Tara Air crash which included 4 Indian and 16 Nepali were performed today. ... read..

Monkeypox outbreak in Europe not yet public health emergency, says EMA
The Hague | June 2, 2022 11:55:52 PM IST
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Thursday said the current monkeypox outbreak in Europe is "not a public health emergency" presently. ... read..

Rising attacks at places of worship in India, home to great diversity of faiths: Blinken
Washington | June 2, 2022 11:24:29 PM IST
Terming religious freedom as the vital front of US policy priority, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday claimed that there are rising attacks on people at places of worship in India, a home to great diversity of faiths. ... read..

Faced with economic bleeding, Xi left with no choice but to tap Premier Li
Beijing | June 2, 2022 11:24:24 PM IST
In order to stabilize the nation's bleeding economy and avoid negative growth in the April-June quarter, Chinese premier Li Keqiang has been brought back at the forefront to revive the economy ... read..

Cooperation with EU valuable to scale up production, utilization of Green Hydrogen in India
New Delhi | June 2, 2022 10:54:39 PM IST
A panel discussion on 'India-EU Cooperation in Green Hydrogen: Towards Sustainable Energy Transition' on Thursday said that Cooperation with the EU is very valuable to scale up production and utilization of Green Hydrogen in India. ... read..

Israeli Defence Minister Benjamin Gantz discusses defence cooperation with PM Modi
New Delhi | June 2, 2022 10:24:28 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met visiting Defence Minister of Israel Benjamin Gantz and discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries and contribute to global stability. ... read..

Imran Khan warns of civil war if elections not announced
Islamabad | June 2, 2022 10:24:26 PM IST
Beleaguered Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday warned that the country would descend into a civil war if elections were not announced. ... read..

UniVerse: An exhibition of paintings by Abhay K. opens in Madagascar
Antananarivo | June 2, 2022 10:24:23 PM IST
An exhibition of paintings by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. titled 'UniVerse' opened at the national academy of Madagascar in presence of the President of the Academy Pr. Rajaoson Francois and other dignitaries. ... read..

Chinese banks to refinance Pakistan with USD 2.3 billion funding
Islamabad | June 2, 2022 9:54:51 PM IST
China on Thursday agreed to refinance Pakistan with USD 2.3 billion worth of funds amid the dwindling foreign exchange reserves of the country. ... read..

Imran Khan chalking out strategies against Pak army for early elections
Islamabad | June 2, 2022 9:54:47 PM IST
Former prime minister Imran Khan is engaged in chalking out strategies to malign the military establishment and compel the political leadership to conduct elections. ... read..

Imran Khan targets Pak military for his ouster; accepts his government was 'weak'
Islamabad | June 2, 2022 9:24:56 PM IST
In a veiled attack, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan targeted the Pakistan Army for his ouster and accepted that his government was "weak". ... read..

Rwanda welcomes DRC's decision to release its soldiers
Others | June 2, 2022 8:54:45 PM IST
Kigali [Rwanda], June 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Rwanda has welcomed the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'s decision to release its soldiers who were captured last month, the government spokesperson said Thursday. ... read..

Peshawar High Court grants pre-arrest bail to Imran Khan for 15 days
Peshawar | June 2, 2022 8:54:29 PM IST
In a recent decision, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday granted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan pre-arrest bail for 15 days in the 14 cases registered against him. ... read..

Pak: Blame game between Punjab, Sindh continues amid water crisis
Hyderabad | June 2, 2022 8:54:26 PM IST
Amid the rising water crisis in the provinces, the blame game between Punjab and Sindh continues as Sindh officials accuse their counterparts in Punjab of not agreeing to an independent evaluation by the Wapda's International Sedimentation Research Instit ... read..

Zelenskyy says 20pc of Ukraine is under Russian control
Kyiv | June 2, 2022 8:24:33 PM IST
Amid the ongoing war with Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday that one-fifth of Ukrainian territory is under Moscow's control. ... read..

Indian delegation meets senior Taliban leaders in Kabul
Kabul | June 2, 2022 7:54:54 PM IST
A multi-member Indian team met senior members of the Taliban in Kabul on Thursday. ... read..

Venkaiah Naidu visits Monument of African Renaissance in Dakar, pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
Dakar | June 2, 2022 7:54:48 PM IST
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who is on his 3-nation tour, visited the Monument of African Renaissance in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday. ... read..

China: No justice 33 years after Tiananmen Massacre
New York | June 2, 2022 6:55:45 PM IST
Chinese authorities, over the last one year, have increased the harassment and persecution of activists for commemorating the June 04, 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. ... read..

Indian team's Kabul visit about humanitarian aid to Afghans: MEA
New Delhi | June 2, 2022 6:55:32 PM IST
India said on Thursday that the visit of its team to Kabul relates to delivery operations of its humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. ... read..

Pakistan inflation clocks to 13.76 per cent in May, highest in two-and-half-year
Islamabad | June 2, 2022 6:24:32 PM IST
Pakistan's inflation rate spiralled to 13.76 per cent in May, the highest in two-and-half-year. ... read..

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