Tuesday, May 24, 2022

1 killed in building collapse in Nigeria's economic hub
Asia | May 21, 2022 11:55:26 PM IST
Lagos [Nigeria], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): At least one person lost his life and another was injured on Saturday after a two-story building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub. ... read..

Man held for raping beauty pageant participant 8 years ago
Kathmandu | May 21, 2022 11:55:25 PM IST
Nepal Police on Saturday arrested a man accused of raping one of the participants of a beauty pegeant eight years ago. ... read..

Ahead of Quad summit, India reiterates call for cessation of hostilities in Ukraine
New Delhi | May 21, 2022 11:25:08 PM IST
India on Saturday reiterated its call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Ukraine stating that the path of "diplomacy and dialogue" was the best policy to resolve the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. ... read..

Moscow bans Canadian PM's wife, country's air force commander from entering Russia
Europe | May 21, 2022 11:25:06 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has banned Canadian Prime Minister's wife Sophie Trudeau, Canadian air force commander Eric Jean Kenny and 24 other people, including officials and top managers, from entering Russia, the country's foreign min ... read..

Arrested former Pakistan Minister to be produced before Islamabad high court
Islamabad | May 21, 2022 11:25:02 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court on Saturday ordered Pakistan's Ministry of Interior to produce Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's(PTI) leader and former Pakistan Human Rights minister, Shireen Mazari before the court tonight after she was arrested from outside her resid ... read..

One killed, 40-plus injured after tornado hits Northern Michigan
US | May 21, 2022 11:24:56 PM IST
Chicago [US], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): One person was killed and more than 40 people were injured after a tornado ripped through Gaylord City in the northern part of US state of Michigan Friday afternoon, the Detroit Free Press reported. ... read..

PM Modi congratulates new Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese
New Delhi | May 21, 2022 11:24:43 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Australia's Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese for his party's victory in the country's federal election, which makes him Australia's prime minister-elect. ... read..

Moscow Bans 963 US Citizens From Entering Russia as Countermeasure - Foreign Ministry
Asia | May 21, 2022 11:24:42 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Moscow has banned 963 US individuals, including US President Joe Biden, his relatives, and other officials and managers, from entering Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. ... read..

KTR meets Indian diaspora in UK, encourages investment in Telangana
London | May 21, 2022 10:54:36 PM IST
Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao on Saturday addressed the Indian Diaspora at a "Meet and Greet" event in London and highlighted the achievements of the Telangana government in the past eight years. ... read..

Biden signs USD 40 billion aid package for Ukraine
Washington | May 21, 2022 10:26:05 PM IST
US President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a USD 40 billion aid package for Ukraine that will provide security, humanitarian and economic assistance for the country amid the ongoing war between Moscow and Kyiv. ... read..

3 killed in road accident in Afghanistan's Baghlan province
Kabul | May 21, 2022 9:54:28 PM IST
Three people were killed in a road accident that took place in Afghanistan's Baghlan province on Saturday, media reported citing traffic police. ... read..

Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa journalists continue protest demanding release of their colleague
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | May 21, 2022 9:54:22 PM IST
In the wake of journalist and former Bara Press Club president, Khadim Khan Afridi's arrest, journalists in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district continue to stage demonstrations on Friday, demanding the authorities, the release of their colleague. ... read..

India, Singapore condemn terrorism, emphasize need for international cooperation
Asia | May 21, 2022 9:24:08 PM IST
India and Singapore underlined their commitment to counter-terrorism cooperation while condemning terrorism in all its forms, besides stressing the importance of bolstering international collaboration to combat terror. ... read..

Australia PM-elect Anthony Albanese no stranger to India, says Australian high commissioner
New Delhi | May 21, 2022 9:24:04 PM IST
Australia's Prime Minister elect Anthony Albanese is no stranger to India according to Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O' Farrell.Taking to Twitter today, the high commissioner said that the Labor Party leader had travelled to New Delhi as a b ... read..

Jaishankar hits out at Rahul Gandhi, says change in IFS is not called arrogance but defending national interest
New Delhi | May 21, 2022 8:55:57 PM IST
Hitting out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks concerning "complete change" in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), External Minster S Jaishankar has said that the change is not called "arrogance" but "confidence and defending national interest ... read..

Former Pakistan minister arrested over property case
Islamabad | May 21, 2022 8:25:18 PM IST
The Islamabad police and anti-corruption unit of Punjab Police arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's(PTI) leader and former Pakistan federal minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari from outside her house on Saturday after she was booked under a property ca ... read..

Australian PM Scott Morrison admits defeat in general election
Canberra | May 21, 2022 7:55:56 PM IST
Australian Opposition leader Anthony Albanese is set to become the country's prime minister as Scott Morrison admitted defeat in national elections on Saturday. ... read..

Indian high commission in Canada issues advisory after drowning deaths
Ottawa | May 21, 2022 7:24:32 PM IST
Indian High Commission in Ottawa has issued an advisory urging Indian students to take precautions during swimming after two tragic incidents in April this year. ... read..

Pakistan: Sindh High Court condemns Karachi police over missing girls' case
Karachi | May 21, 2022 6:25:38 PM IST
The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday took notice of the disappearance of underage girls from Karachi. However, they expressed their disapproval that the police have not been taking any action for the recovery of the missing girls. ... read..

South Korean President appoints Prime Minister
Asia | May 21, 2022 6:25:36 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Saturday appointed Han Duck-soo as the prime minister of his government that was inaugurated on May 10. ... read..

PM Modi expected to meet new Australian PM at QUAD Summit in Tokyo
New Delhi | May 21, 2022 5:56:45 PM IST
At the upcoming Quad Summit in Japan on May 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with his new Australian counterpart, as Australia went to polls on Saturday. ... read..

COVID-19: DPRK intensifies anti-epidemic campaign to restrict spread of virus
Pyongyang | May 21, 2022 4:55:29 PM IST
Health authorities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has made efforts to restrict the spread of the virus, ensure the treatment of patients and step up the material and technical preparations to cope with any possible future threat and c ... read..

Counting starts as polls closing in Australian election
Others | May 21, 2022 4:55:27 PM IST
Canberra [Australia], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Voting centers closed at 6 p.m. local time on Saturday and vote-counting in Australia's general election has begun. ... read..

Landslide kills 2 children in Afghanistan's Bamiyan
Asia | May 21, 2022 4:27:31 PM IST
Bamiyan [Afghanistan], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Two children lost their lives in a landslide that hit a village in Waras district of central Bamiyan province on Friday, provincial administration spokesman Sabour Sighani said Saturday. ... read..

Russia planning to test Sarmat ICBMs throughout 2022: Rogozin
Asia | May 21, 2022 4:27:20 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia will be testing the newest Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) throughout the entire 2022, Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian state-run space agency Roscosmos, said on Saturday. ... read..

Pakistan: Father-son duo Shehbaz, Hamza appear before Court in sugar scam case
Lahore | May 21, 2022 3:56:25 PM IST
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz arrived at a special court in Pakistan on Saturday for a hearing in a Rs 16 billion money-laundering case as they claimed to have proven innocent in the UK. ... read..

China expects Australian ties to remain sour no matter who wins down under
Melbourne | May 21, 2022 3:56:21 PM IST
As Australia goes for elections on Saturday, China has no expectations from the election as they believe a win of either of the two candidates makes no difference in the Beijing-Canberra ties. ... read..

Imran Khan owes apology not just to Maryam but to all women: Pak rights group
Islamabad | May 21, 2022 3:56:10 PM IST
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Saturday came down heavily on former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan after he made a sexist comment against Pakistan Muslim League-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz during his Multan rally which led to out ... read..

Sri Lanka: 10-hour-long water cut imposed in Colombo amid food, fuel shortage
Colombo | May 21, 2022 3:24:24 PM IST
Several parts of the Colombo city will undergo a 10-hour- long water cut on Saturday, Sri Lanka media reports said citing the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) of the country. ... read..

Pakistan police conducts raid at PTI chief Imran Khan's residence
Islamabad | May 21, 2022 3:24:18 PM IST
Following the allegations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan of a conspiracy to kill him, Islamabad police conducted a search operation around his residence in Bani Gala here, Pakistani media reported on Saturday. ... read..

Taliban's 'atrocious' regime root cause of food scarcity in Afghanistan
Kabul | May 21, 2022 3:24:13 PM IST
Since the takeover, the Taliban's hard regime has waged war and constant unrest in the country with the newest one emerging in the form of wheat shortfall as the country now gears up to tackle the looming food crunch. ... read..

Global lawmakers warn of 'sham' Xinjiang probe ahead of UN visit
New Delhi | May 21, 2022 2:56:23 PM IST
A group of global parliamentarians has warned that the Chinese government is likely to use its restrictive COVID-19 measures to prevent the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet from making a meaningful investigation into the alleged hum ... read..

China's coal imports from Russia nearly double amid Ukraine crisis
Beijing | May 21, 2022 2:56:21 PM IST
China's coal imports from Russia nearly doubled between March and April, reaching 4.42 million metric tons, media reports said. ... read..

Pak court grants interim bail to TikToker in forest fire case
Islamabad | May 21, 2022 2:56:17 PM IST
A Pakistan court on Friday granted interim bail to a TikToker in connection with a forest fire case, after she posted a TikTok video of a forest fire. ... read..

China reports 181 new local cases of COVID-19, one dead in Shanghai
Beijing | May 21, 2022 2:24:12 PM IST
Despite Beijing's claim of a 'Zero COVID-19 Policy' in the country, the covid cases in China have been witnessing a surge on a regular basis. The country on Friday reported at least 181 locally transmitted confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 84 cases we ... read..

Russia halts gas supplies to Finland
Helsinki | May 21, 2022 1:56:32 PM IST
The Russian gas to Finland under Gasum's supply contract has been cut off, the company said on Saturday. ... read..

Pakistan Foreign Minister arrives in China today
Beijing | May 21, 2022 1:56:28 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is set to arrive in China on Saturday on a two-day trip to hold talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. ... read..

High import tariffs lead to baby formula shortage in US: report
US | May 21, 2022 1:56:19 PM IST
New York [US], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): With only four major manufacturers of formula in the United States today-Mead Johnson, Abbott, Nestle, and Perrigo, some 40 percent of the nation's baby formula has been out of stock recently, causing new mothers to hun ... read..

BJP govt promoting private sector monopoly in country: Rahul Gandhi
London | May 21, 2022 1:24:42 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party government for promoting a private-sector monopoly in the country and through this concentration of capital, also controlling the media. ... read..

Economic crisis: Talks between Sri Lanka, IMF to conclude on May 24
Colombo | May 21, 2022 12:55:44 PM IST
The ongoing discussion between International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Sri Lanka, to help mitigate the economic situation will conclude on May 24, local media reported on Saturday. ... read..

'More monkeypox cases likely': WHO confirms 80 cases in 11 countries
Geneva | May 21, 2022 12:24:27 PM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed 80 cases of monkeypox in 11 countries and said they are working to better understand the extent and cause of the outbreak. ... read..

BJP govt carrying out systematic attacks on institutions that allow conversations to take place: Rahul Gandhi
London | May 21, 2022 12:24:23 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party government for carrying out a systematic attack on the institutions that allow conversations to take place. ... read..

Demining in Ukraine to take 5-7 years
Europe | May 21, 2022 12:24:21 PM IST
Kyiv [Ukraine], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): The work on clearing the territory of Ukraine from the landmines scattered during the conflict with Russia would take between five and seven years, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Friday, citing a senior Ukra ... read..

Taliban ditches former ally TTP over quest for global recognition
Kabul | May 21, 2022 12:24:19 PM IST
In a quest to gain global recognition, the Taliban has brokered the deal between Islamabad and the Tehreek-Taliban Pakistan rebels who have been detained and handed over to Pakistan by the organization. ... read..

Pak Information Minister Aurangzeb takes a dig at PTI, asks ECP to hasten up foreign funding case
Islamabad | May 21, 2022 11:56:10 AM IST
Pakistan's Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday called out the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to pay heed to the foreign funding case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf as quickly as it finished the 25 PTI dissidents' case. ... read..

Film 'Mujib-The making of nation' displays strong neighbourly ties between India-Bangladesh, says Bangladesh I&B Minister
Cannes | May 21, 2022 11:25:30 AM IST
Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, on Thursday, said that the feature film, 'Mujib- the Making of a Nation' displays the neighbourly relations between India and Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ... read..

Pakistan: CPEC security apparatus both cause, reaction to extremism, says research group
Islamabad | May 21, 2022 10:54:17 AM IST
China and Pakistan -- often touted as the 'Iron Brothers' -- have enjoyed cordial relations for the past few years. However, things are changing as the promised benefits of Chinese investment have failed to materialize. ... read..

Australians vote in federal election
Others | May 21, 2022 10:54:13 AM IST
Canberra [Australia], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Australia's federal election kicked off on Saturday morning across the country, where either the Coalition or the Labor party need to garner a majority in a close-run contest. ... read..

Nepal House Speaker directs action in sexual misconduct case of beauty pageant participant
Kathmandu | May 21, 2022 9:54:02 AM IST
As rage against sexual misconduct against a beauty pageant participant continues to rise in Nepal, the Speaker of the House of Representatives has directed the government to take strict action after a thorough investigation of the issue. ... read..

PTI to announce dates for protest march to Islamabad between May 25-29
Multan | May 21, 2022 9:54:00 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the tentative dates for his party's long march to Islamabad can be announced between May 25-29. However, he is yet to finalise the dates. ... read..

Nepal: Ruling alliance wins two-thirds seats in local bodies as counting about to end
Kathmandu | May 21, 2022 9:53:56 AM IST
The ruling alliance has stood victorious in two-thirds seats in local bodies elections which were conducted on May 13 as the final results of 684 of 753 local-level elections have been made public. ... read..

Taliban leadership has zero credibility for Women's rights: Human Rights Watch
Kabul | May 21, 2022 9:24:06 AM IST
Associate women's rights director and former senior Afghanistan researcher at Human Rights Watch, Heather Barr, highlighted Taliban's vicious remarks against Afghan women, calling out the organization's growing atrocities, in a tweet on Friday. ... read..

UN: Rights chief Bachelet's credibility at stake as China visit nears
New York | May 21, 2022 8:54:29 AM IST
Ahead of the much-anticipated visit of the UN Rights chief to China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said the upcoming visit, which includes a trip to Xinjiang, should highlight the need for justice for victims of violations and accountability for those resp ... read..

Truss says NATO considering supplying Moldova with weapons
Europe | May 21, 2022 8:25:39 AM IST
London [UK], May 21 (ANI/Sputnik): British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says the United Kingdom and other NATO members are discussing the possibility of sending modern weaponry to Moldova. ... read..

Ukraine gets 600-million-euro financial aid from EU
Europe | May 21, 2022 7:54:16 AM IST
Kyiv [Ukraine], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Ukraine has received the second tranche of 600 million euros (634 million U.S. dollars) of the European Union's (EU's) emergency macro-financial assistance program, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry said Friday. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Police receive 484 photos, 73 videos on attack on protesters
Colombo | May 21, 2022 7:24:25 AM IST
Sri Lanka's police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nihal Thalduwa on Friday said that they have received 484 photographs and 73 videos regarding the attack on protesters at Temple Trees and Galle Face Green site. ... read..

MoS Muraleedharan interacts with Tajikistan Minister Shirin Amonzoda
New York | May 21, 2022 6:54:33 AM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan interacted with Labor, Immigration and Employment Minister of Tajikistan Shirin Amonzoda and discussed the possibility of increasing engagement in different sectors like IT and skill development ... read..

Imran Khan called out for 'sexist comments' on Maryam Nawaz
Islamabad | May 21, 2022 6:54:29 AM IST
After Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan's objectionable comment against Pakistan Muslim League-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz during his Multan rally, politicians, journalists and civil societies members criticize ... read..

3 killed in fresh Israeli missile strike in Syria's capital
Middle East | May 21, 2022 6:54:25 AM IST
Damascus [Syria], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Three people were killed in an Israeli missile strike targeting military sites south of the capital Damascus on Friday night, according to a statement from the Syrian military. ... read..

Blinken to travel with President Biden to Tokyo
Washington | May 21, 2022 5:54:42 AM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel along with President Joe Biden to Tokyo from May 21 to 24, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. ... read..

India is 'friendly' country, willing to cooperate with us: SVG Governor General
Kingstown | May 21, 2022 5:24:14 AM IST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Governor-General Susan Dougan said that India is a friendly nation and willing to cooperate with their country. ... read..

Taliban suspend wheat export citing food scarcity
Kabul | May 21, 2022 3:24:01 AM IST
The Taliban on Thursday suspended the wheat export or trade to avoid the food scarcity, a local media reported. ... read..

Child, 3 adults killed in Texas Pakistani family murder-suicide: Official
New York | Saturday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
A child and three adults have been killed in a murder-suicide incident involving a Pakistani family in Texas, according to a law enforcement official. ... read..

Afghan women's future appears bleak with Taliban diktats governing their lives
Kabul | May 21, 2022 2:54:09 AM IST
Afghan women are staring at a bleak future due to a number of restrictions imposed by the Taliban governing aspects of their lives within ten months of Afghanistan takeover. ... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf claims to receive threat alert regarding Imran Khan's security
Islamabad | May 21, 2022 2:54:05 AM IST
Former federal minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) central leader Asad Umar on Friday claimed that they received a threat alert regarding former Prime Minister Imran Khan's security and will lodge a case against Shehbaz's government if something h ... read..

US Special Coordinator for Tibet Uzra Zeya arrives in Kathmandu
Kathmandu | Saturday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
US Under Secretary of State, Uzra Zeya, arrived in Kathmandu on a three-day visit on Friday, after concluding her trip to India. ... read..

Japan provides USD 1.5 million for medicines to Sri Lanka through UNICEF
Colombo | May 21, 2022 1:55:39 AM IST
Grappling with severe medicine shortages, the Japanese government came forward to help Sri Lanka by providing USD 1.5 million for essential medicines through UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of the population. ... read..

Imran's plans to turn Pak PM House into university to be axed
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 1:45:17 AM IST
Pakistan Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that the PML-N-led coalition government would put an end to projects started during the PTI's tenure that are "unimportant" and "political in nature" and described Imran Khan's plans to turn the PM Hou ... read..

Piyush Goyal to lead team India at World Economic Forum in Davos
New Delhi | May 21, 2022 1:25:41 AM IST
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal will lead team India at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos from May 23 to 25. ... read..

Russia-Ukraine war transforms into boon for China: Report
Moscow | May 20, 2022 11:54:22 PM IST
The Russia-Ukraine war has reaped massive economic benefits for China and the country has even "profited from Russia's misfortune". Chinese officials view the sanctions given by the Foreign Ministers of G-7 countries against Russia as economic opportuniti ... read..

Pak government agrees on implementing IMF demands
Islamabad | May 20, 2022 11:54:20 PM IST
Reeling under an adverse economic crisis, the Pakistan incumbent government has finally agreed on implementing most of the demands laid out by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in order to receive the next IMF loan tranche. ... read..

Bridge being built by China over Pangong Tso in area under its illegal occupation since 1960s: India
New Delhi | May 20, 2022 11:24:41 PM IST
India said on Friday that the second bridge on Pangong Lake being built by China is in an area that has been under its illegal occupation since the 1960s and New Delhi has never accepted such illegal occupation of territory nor the unjustified Chinese cl ... read..

KTR appeals to Indian diaspora in UK to 'promote progress of the nation'
London | May 20, 2022 11:24:28 PM IST
Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao on Friday addressed the Indian diaspora, India and UK based industrialists in London and appealed to them to promote the progress of the nation. ... read..

Human Rights film festival held in the Netherlands
The Hague | May 20, 2022 11:24:26 PM IST
A Human Rights film festival was held in The Hague in the Netherlands on May 19 providing an oppurtunity for filmmakers and attendees, to shed light on human rights issues across the globe, through the language of films. ... read..

G7 countries determined to rein in rising inflation
Europe | May 20, 2022 11:24:21 PM IST
St Petersburg (Russia), May 20 (ANI/Xinhua): The Group of Seven (G7) countries are determined to rein in the spiraling inflation, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said on Friday. ... read..

Imran Khan's party admits to not sharing all bank accounts with Pakistan election body
Islamabad | May 20, 2022 11:24:19 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's financial expert has accepted before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that the party had revealed to the commission only the bank branches where its accounts were operated and not the total number of accounts in their a ... read..

India's consignment of rice, milk powder other medical supplies to reach Sri Lanka on Sunday
Colombo | May 20, 2022 11:24:17 PM IST
As part of humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka, a consignment carrying rice, milk powder and medicines worth more than LKR 2 billion from India is scheduled to reach Colombo on Sunday. ... read..

Democracy in India is a global public good, says Rahul Gandhi in London
London | May 20, 2022 11:24:14 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that democracy in India is a global public good and the people of the country have managed democracy at an unparalleled scale. ... read..

Cracks emerge between Pakistan's new government, military
Islamabad | May 20, 2022 11:24:12 PM IST
Having come to power after an intense political drama which saw the first no-confidence motion being successfully carried out in the country, the Shehbaz Sharif led coalition government seems to have developed serious differences with Pakistan's all-power ... read..

Sri Lanka: Central Bank to impose laws forbidding possession of foreign currency notes
Colombo | May 20, 2022 10:24:28 PM IST
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Friday declared that Sri Lanka would soon be implementing laws which would ban anyone from possessing foreign currency notes over USD 10,000, Xinhua News Agency reported. ... read..

Pakistan brokers deal with TTP backed by Afghan Taliban
Islamabad | May 20, 2022 10:24:15 PM IST
Pakistan on Wednesday released 30 of the top leaders of the proscribed terrorist group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as part of a peace deal brokered by the Afghan Taliban that it had facilitated to seize power in Kabul last August. ... read..

Chinese hackers attempted stealing Russian defence data: Report
Beijing | May 20, 2022 10:24:07 PM IST
Chinese hackers, reportedly sent emails with malware links to scientists and engineers at several of Russia's military research and development institutes on March 23 in order to purportedly obtain critical data on the country's security systems. ... read..

France Appoints New Foreign, Defense Ministers - Elysee Palace
Asia | May 20, 2022 9:54:15 PM IST
Paris [France], May 20 (ANI/Sputnik): France appointed Catherine Colonna as the new foreign minister and Sebastien Lecornu as the new defense minister, Elysee Palace General Secretary Alexis Kohler said on Friday. ... read..

Why does PM Modi prefer night travel for foreign tours?
New Delhi | May 20, 2022 9:54:13 PM IST
In the last over a fortnight Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had a busy foreign visit schedule. He embarked on a three-day visit to Germany, Denmark and France earlier this month and then went to Nepal on Buddha Jayanti. ... read..

China on quest to find first-ever habitable planet near solar system
Beijing | May 20, 2022 9:54:11 PM IST
Chinese scientists have proposed a space project named Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES) to survey the sky with the help of a space-borne telescope, in the quest for habitable terrestrial planets outside the solar system, said CGTN News. ... read..

Pakistan FM Bilawal Bhutto defends Imran Khan over his Moscow visit
Washington | May 20, 2022 9:24:47 PM IST
Pakistan's recently appointed Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari during a media briefing at the United Nations headquarters on Thursday defended Imran Khan's visit to Moscow, asserting that the former Prime Minister of Pakistan was unaware that Russ ... read..

Baloch Students Organization express concern over new wave of forced disappearances in Pakistan
Islamabad | May 20, 2022 9:24:46 PM IST
Baloch Students Organization has expressed concern over the new wave of forced disappearances of Baloch students including women in Pakistan, especially after the Karachi University incident. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Central Bank to impose laws forbidding the possession of foreign currency notes
Asia | May 20, 2022 9:24:33 PM IST
Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 20 (ANI/Xinhua): The Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Friday declared that Sri Lanka would soon be implementing laws which would ban anyone from possessing foreign currency notes over 10,000 U.S. dollars. ... read..

Canada sanctions 14 Russians, bans trade in luxury goods with Moscow
Ottawa | May 20, 2022 8:54:55 PM IST
Canada has imposed new Russia sanctions on 14 individuals and banned exports and imports of luxury goods from and to Moscow, the Canadian government said on Friday. ... read..

3 Chinese firms shortlisted for reviving Pakistan's loss making steel mills unit
Islamabad | May 20, 2022 8:54:48 PM IST
Pakistan government has finalised three Chinese companies as pre-qualified bidders who will contest for winning stakes of up to 74 per cent in loss-making Pakistan Steel Mills Corporation (PSMC) to revive the country's largest non-functional industrial un ... read..

Protests erupt in Nepal after 24-year-old alleges rape by beauty pageant organiser, 8 years ago
Kathmandu | May 20, 2022 8:54:44 PM IST
Social activists staged a protest near Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's residence here on Friday over the sexual abuse cases in Nepal and demanded justice for the victims of the crimes. ... read..

Japan to relax COVID-19 border controls with 20,000 daily international arrivals
Asia | May 20, 2022 8:54:41 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], May 20 (ANI/Xinhua): The Japanese government said Friday that Japan will ease its COVID-19 border controls, doubling the cap on overseas arrivals to 20,000 people per day starting next month. ... read..

Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan claims responsibility over Mazar-i-Sharif blast
Kabul | May 20, 2022 8:54:39 PM IST
In the wake of an attack on the Taliban convoy in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan's Balk province on Thursday, the Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the explosion. ... read..

Pakistan: Doctors protest police action over brawl in operation theatre
Karachi | May 20, 2022 8:25:29 PM IST
Following an interesting turn of events, Doctors in Karachi's Jinnah hospital stopped all the work including operations and demanded that the police apologize for its intervention in a brawl between medics that occurred in the operation theatre of the med ... read..

Pakistan: Maryam Nawaz accuses Imran Khan of giving 40 million benefit to owner of private news channel
Sargodha | May 20, 2022 7:54:36 PM IST
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz, while addressing a public gathering in Pakistan's Sargodha on Thursday, accused former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan of providing a benefit of 40 million rupees to the owner of a p ... read..

Mitsubishi Estate organises music festival to promote its commercial town in Tokyo
Tokyo | May 20, 2022 7:54:34 PM IST
Marunouchi, a commercial district in Tokyo is witnessing massive development with Mitsubishi Estate recently hosting a music festival to promote its commercial activities. ... read..

France reports first case of monkeypox
Paris | May 20, 2022 7:54:24 PM IST
France reported its first case of monkeypox on Friday, country's Health Ministry confirmed the case after a PCR test was done on the patient a day before. ... read..

Rinnai launches production unit in North America
Tokyo | May 20, 2022 7:25:21 PM IST
Japanese company Rinnai is launching its production unit in Georgia, North America with an aim to expand the production and dissemination of its latest product "tankless water heater." ... read..

UN human rights chief to visit China
Beijing | May 20, 2022 6:54:08 PM IST
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will visit China from May 23 to 28, amid reports of human rights abuses in the northwest region. ... read..

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