Sunday, March 26, 2023

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to visit US next week amid Chinese aggression
Washington | March 21, 2023 3:06:51 PM IST
Amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is set to visit New York and Southern California by the end of this month, The Washington Post reported citing a spokesperson from Taiwan's office of the president. ... read..

Paris protests: Demonstrators clash with police as Macron survives pension votes
Paris | March 21, 2023 2:35:06 PM IST
Demonstrators clash with police in Paris as President Emmanuel Macron's government survived pension votes, according to Al Jazeera. ... read..

Imran Khan reaches Lahore HC for protective bail in terrorism cases
Lahore | March 21, 2023 2:35:03 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan arrived at the Lahore High Court on Tuesday seeking protective bail in two terrorism cases registered against him in Islamabad following clashes at the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) last week, Dawn repo ... read..

'Talibanization of PoK intensifies under Pakistani influence'
Gilgit-Baltistan | March 21, 2023 2:35:01 PM IST
Wearing of hijab is now mandatory for female students and teachers in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK)and individuals from the region are required to register as Pakistani citizens in the 2023 census, Asian Lite reported. ... read..

Japan PM Kishida to hold Summit meeting with Ukraine President, travel to Poland next
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 2:34:51 PM IST
Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida on Tuesday embarked on a train to Kyiv for a summit meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK. ... read..

China tried to tamper Canadian elections: Intelligence report
Ottawa | March 21, 2023 2:34:50 PM IST
Intelligence leaks have described ways in which the Chinese government tried to tamper with Canadian elections. Leaked documents from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) have revealed the ways in which the Chinese government has attempted to ... read..

Defector explains how North Korea's weapons overshadow human rights abuses
Strasbourg | March 21, 2023 2:04:30 PM IST
Despite the formation of commission to investigate the crimes against humanity in North Korea, ten years ago little has changed today and the West seems to be more concerned about Pyongyang's militaristic ambitions, according to a report in the DW. ... read..

China's hidden Overseas Police Stations: A new Security Threat
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 1:36:43 PM IST
In September 2022, Spain-based human rights group Safeguard first reported about Chinese Overseas Police Stations (COPS) operating across five continents. There are reportedly around 102 such stations operating in 53 countries, Inside Over reported. ... read..

High time to fast-track climate efforts as humanity on thin ice: UN Chief Guterres
New York | March 21, 2023 1:04:45 PM IST
United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres on Monday in a video message said that it is high time to fast-track the climate efforts as humanity is on thin ice in the present times. ... read..

Finland declared happiest country sixth time in a row
Helsinki | March 21, 2023 12:05:03 PM IST
Finland has maintained its position as the country with the happiest population for the sixth year in a row, according to the World Happiness Report released on Monday. ... read..

Vast majority of Sikhs in UK reject Khalistan: UK MP Bob Blackman
London | March 21, 2023 11:05:37 AM IST
Amid the ongoing rise in disruption of law and order by the extremist elements and the attack on the Indian consulate, the UK Conservative MP Bob Blackman on Monday said that the vast majority of Sikhs in the UK reject the Khalistani project. ... read..

BJP is world's most important party: Wall Street Journal
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 11:05:28 AM IST
The BJP is the world's most important foreign political party and it may also be the least understood according to an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal authored by Walter Russell Mead. ... read..

Japan PM Fumio Kishida to hold talks with Zelenskyy in Ukraine today
Tokyo | March 21, 2023 10:05:27 AM IST
Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Ukraine on Tuesday and hold talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Japan-based Kyodo News reported citing a government source. ... read..

Russia's Medvedev threatens ICC, asks judges to "watch the skies closely"
Moscow | March 21, 2023 10:05:25 AM IST
The ruling of the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin will have disastrous consequences for international law, Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday, TASS reported. ... read..

How China's attempts to "control" Asia failed: Report
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 9:04:57 AM IST
Since the dawn of international politics, smaller states have faced the formidable challenge of navigating great-power rivalries. The geopolitical contest between the United States and China has compelled countries to balance their competing national inte ... read..

Attack on High Commission: Envoy Doraiswami holds meeting with Indian community leaders in UK
London | March 21, 2023 8:36:13 AM IST
After the Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom (UK) was vandalised by separatist and extremist elements on March 19, the High Commissioner of India to the UK Vikram Doraiswami held a meeting with the members of the Indian community who had concern ... read..

Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif condemns "vile campaign" against Pakistan Army, Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir
Islamabad | March 21, 2023 8:06:01 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday condemned the "vile campaign" against the Pakistan Army and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir abroad and called overseas Pakistanis to raise their voices against it, Pakistan-based Dawn newspape ... read..

Pentagon provided real-time intelligence to Indian Army on India-China 2022 border clash, White House says "Can't confirm that"
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | March 21, 2023 7:36:19 AM IST
US refused to confirm a news report citing that the US provided crucial intelligence to the Indian military last year that helped it successfully tackle the Chinese at the border. ... read..

US to send Ukraine USD 350 million in weapons, equipment as battles with Russian forces continues
Washington | March 21, 2023 7:04:29 AM IST
The United States will send Ukraine USD 350 million in weapons and equipment as battle with Russian forces continues for control of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. ... read..

Six killed in grenade explosion in Afghanistan's Ghor province
Kabul | March 21, 2023 7:04:27 AM IST
Six people including a mother and her five children were on Monday killed in a grenade explosion in Afghanistan's central Ghor province, local officials said, Afghanistan-based Khaama Press reported. ... read..

Biden signs Bill that requires Director of National Intelligence to declassify information related to COVID origins
Washington | March 21, 2023 6:36:13 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Monday signed a Bill, the "COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023", that requires the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information related to the origins of COVID. ... read..

US: One dead, another injured in shooting outside high school in Arlington
Texas | March 21, 2023 6:05:50 AM IST
One student died and another was injured on Monday in a shooting outside a high school in Arlington, Texas, police said, CNN reported. ... read..

Vandalism at Indian Consulate "absolutely unacceptable": White House
Washington | March 21, 2023 5:36:05 AM IST
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has said vandalism at Indian Consulate in San Francisco is "absolutely unacceptable" and is condemned by the US. ... read..

Bhutan's last year's Oscar nomination 'Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom' continues to win hearts
Thimphu | March 21, 2023 5:04:36 AM IST
Bhutan's last year's Oscar nomination 'Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom' still continues to win hearts. The only Bhutanese film to be nominated for Oscars, Lunana has won 20 awards and ten nominations at various film festivals across the world, and is now l ... read..

IMF Executive Board approves USD 3 billion under New Extended Fund Facility arrangement for Sri Lanka
Washington | March 21, 2023 5:04:32 AM IST
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved a 48-month extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with an amount of SDR 2.286 billion (395 per cent of quota or about USD 3 billion) for Sri Lanka. ... read..

4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines' Litayan
Litayan | March 21, 2023 5:04:29 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale struck 25 km west of Litayan, Philippines on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. ... read..

Two no-confidence votes against French President Emmanuel Macron's govt fail in parliament
Paris | March 21, 2023 5:04:26 AM IST
Two no-confidence votes against French President Emmanuel Macron's government have failed in the country's parliament. This clears the way for his hugely unpopular pension reforms to be implemented, CNN reported. ... read..

People in PoK oppose digital census in fear of losing identity and demography, says activist
Geneva | March 21, 2023 4:34:58 AM IST
A political activist from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has criticized Pakistan for violating its own constitution by conducting a digital census in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan. ... read..

4.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Peru's Atiquipa
Atiquipa | March 21, 2023 3:34:44 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale struck 41 km south-south-west of Atiquipa, Peru on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. ... read..

Japanese PM Fumio Kishida announces over USD 75 billion infrastructure, security assistance for Indo-Pacific
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 3:34:42 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday announced over USD 75 billion worth of infrastructure and security assistance for the Indo-Pacific during his visit to India, Nikkei Asia reported. ... read..

Sri Lankan President expresses gratitude to IMF for approving Sri Lanka's program under Extended Fund Facility
Colombo | March 21, 2023 3:34:36 AM IST
Sri Lanka's President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday expressed gratitude to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for approving Sri Lanka's program under the Extended Fund Facility. ... read..

India invited for G7 Summit in Japan
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 2:34:35 AM IST
India has been invited along with Australia, Cook Islands, Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia and others for the G7 Summit in Japan. ... read..

PM Modi, Japanese counterpart Kishida discuss Sri Lanka's debt issues, agree to coordinate
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 2:05:23 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on Monday discussed Sri Lanka's debt issues and agreed to coordinate on it, according to Japanese officials. ... read..

US condemns attack on Indian Consulate in San Francisco; pledges to defend safety, security
Washington | March 21, 2023 2:05:15 AM IST
The United States has condemned the attack on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco and any attack against diplomatic facilities within the US. The country has pledged to defend the safety, and security of these facilities as well as the diplomats who wor ... read..

Moscow opens criminal case against ICC over Putin warrant
Moscow | Tuesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor and judges, who issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin, have become the targets of a criminal case, Russias Investigative Committee announced on Monday, according to a media repo ... read..

Indian consulate building in San Francisco attacked by Khalistan supporters
Washington | Tuesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Even as the brouhaha over the incident of the tricolour being pulled down at the Indian High Commission building in London had barely died down, videos of a mob attacking the Indian consulate in the US city of San Francisco have surfaced. ... read..

Nepal PM Prachanda wins vote of confidence in Parliament
Kathmandu | March 21, 2023 12:06:22 AM IST
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Monday won vote of confidence in the Parliament's House of Representatives - second time in nearly three months after formation of the new government. ... read..

Pakistan: No action against illegal miners in Swabi
Islamabad | March 21, 2023 12:06:08 AM IST
Illegal mining has been going on for a while in Swabi but the district Mining Department authorities seem least interested in taking action against the influential people involved, said sources as cited by The News International. ... read..

Nepal PM plans to expand cabinet this week amid doubts over fragility of coalition
By Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu | March 21, 2023 12:06:05 AM IST
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has planned to expand the cabinet this week. Dahal made the announcement as he walked out of the Federal Parliament securing the vote of confidence for the second time in less than 3 months. ... read..

Demand for ethnic recognition in Pakistan census
Islamabad | March 21, 2023 12:06:01 AM IST
Authors, politicians, analysts, and journalists have emphasised the need of including ethnic recognition in the ongoing Pakistan census rather than language, Dawn reported. ... read..

India-Gulf Cooperation Council senior officers hold meeting, agree for early finalisation of India-GCC FTA
Riyadh | March 20, 2023 11:36:10 PM IST
The first round of the India-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Senior Officers Meeting (SOM) was held today in Riyadh. The two sides conveyed happiness over the progress in trade and investment between India-GCC countries. ... read..

US Centcom chief expresses trust in Pakistan's nuclear agenda amid political unrest
Islamabad | March 20, 2023 11:36:00 PM IST
Notwithstanding political unrest and concerns about an impending economic collapse, US Centcom commander General Michael E Kurilla has voiced trust in the command-and-control structure of Pakistan's nuclear programme, reported The News International. ... read..

Consul General of France calls on Arunachal Governor, discuss higher education, developmental projects
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) | March 20, 2023 11:35:50 PM IST
The Consul General of France, Didier Talpain on Monday called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt General KT Parnaik (Retd) at Raj Bhavan. ... read..

India lodges strong protest with US over vandalisation of Consulate in San Francisco
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 11:35:40 PM IST
In a meeting with the US Charge d'Affaires in New Delhi on Monday, India conveyed its strong protest at the vandalisation of the property of the Consulate General of India, San Francisco. ... read..

Pakistan, China review bilateral ties, agree to enhance cooperation
Islamabad | March 20, 2023 11:35:34 PM IST
Pakistan and China have reviewed bilateral ties and agreed to expand and reinforce political and security cooperation, bilateral trade, economic and financial cooperation, cultural exchanges, tourism, and people-to-people ties, The News International repo ... read..

Pro-Khalistan Twitter accounts, including of Canadian lawmaker Jagmeet Singh, blocked in India
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 11:05:42 PM IST
Pro-Khalistan Twitter accounts have been withheld in India. The withheld accounts include the Twitter accounts of Canada's New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh. The Twitter accounts of Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, the voluntary organisation United Sikhs, ... read..

PoK: Gilgit Baltistan minister vows to fight undemocratic attacks on regional government
Gilgit | March 20, 2023 11:05:33 PM IST
The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), which is illegally occupied by Pakistan, said it will oppose any undemocratic action taken by the federal government against its chief minister or other elected officials, reported Dawn. ... read..

Pakistan scales up in terrorism index, falls further deep into economic crisis
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 10:35:44 PM IST
Sydney-based Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP)'s recent Global Terrorism Index (GTI) - 2023 highlighted Afghanistan and Pakistan to be amongst the ten countries most affected by terrorism in 2022, with deaths in Pakistan rising significantly to 64 ... read..

India, Mexico believe in democratic values, which strengthen their ties: Speaker Om Birla
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 10:04:27 PM IST
A visiting Mexican parliamentary delegation led by Salvador Caro Cabrera, President of the India-Mexico Parliamentary Friendship Group, called on Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in Parliament House on Monday. ... read..

Amazon plans to lay off 9,000 more workers: CEO
Washington | March 20, 2023 10:04:25 PM IST
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Monday he was cutting 9,000 more jobs from the online retail giant's workforce, following the 18,000 that were axed in January. ... read..

Japanese PM Fumio Kishida enjoys gol gappe, lassi, aam panna with PM Modi in Delhi
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 9:37:55 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is on a two-day visit to India, tried different Indian delicacies, including 'gol-gappe', 'aam panna' and 'lassi' during a visit to the Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi with PM Narendra Modi on Monday. ... read..

PM Modi, Japan counterpart discuss ways to strengthen peace and stability in Indo-Pacific, reliable supply chains in semiconductors
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 9:37:51 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japan counterpart Fumio Kishida on Monday exchanged views on defence equipment and technology cooperation, trade, health, digital partnership and also had a fruitful discussion on importance of reliable supply chains i ... read..

New Delhi remains committed to strengthening democratic process in Myanmar: India at UNHRC
Geneva | March 20, 2023 10:35:49 PM IST
India showed concern about some unwarranted references to India in a report by a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. ... read..

Dewar village in South Kashmir sets example of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh brotherhood
Dewar (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 20, 2023 9:05:12 PM IST
Even though the issue of permanent return and resettlement of migrant Pandits in Kashmir Valley has been subject to politics, the residents of Kashmir are still eagerly waiting for the return of Kashmiri Pandits. Kashmir's centuries-old tradition of reli ... read..

Putin tells Xi they will discuss China's Ukraine peace plan
Moscow | March 20, 2023 9:05:10 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday told Chinese President Xi Jinping that he had looked at China's proposals for a resolution of the Ukraine conflict and that he viewed them with respect, reported Reuters. ... read..

Indian advocacy group FIIDS suspect Pakistan's ISI behind attacks on Indian missions
Washington | March 20, 2023 8:35:24 PM IST
Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS), an Indian advocacy and awareness group on Sunday (local time) said that it "strongly suspect Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is behind," attacks on Indian missions in UK and ... read..

Vice President Dhankar extends congratulatory wishes to Nepali counterpart
Kathmandu | March 20, 2023 8:35:23 PM IST
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday congratulated his Nepali counterpart Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav after he took charge as the third VP of Nepal. ... read..

China criticizes AUKUS with old canards
Asia | March 20, 2023 8:07:14 PM IST
China reacted furiously to a March 13 announcement by the three AUKUS partners of Australia, the UK and US about Canberra's pursuit of nuclear-powered attack submarines. Yet its arguments are largely hypocritical and lame. ... read..

PM Modi, Japanese counterpart Kishida discussed how India, Japan can address challenges in Indo-Pacific: FS Kwatra
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 8:07:01 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida discussed ongoing regional and global developments, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said while addressing a press briefing today. He stated that the two leaders spoke about how India, ... read..

Strong protest launched with UK over vandalisation incident at Indian High Commission in London: Foreign Secretary Kwatra
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 7:34:52 PM IST
India has launched strong protest with the United Kingdom over the vandalisation incident at the Indian High Commission in London and has conveyed that there is need for the British authorities to put up adequate security set up, Foreign Secretary Vinay M ... read..

New Delhi: Sikhs protest against disgraceful act by pro-Khalistani supporters in London
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 7:06:23 PM IST
A gathering of Sikh people on Monday staged a protest against the disrespectful act of Khalistan supporters towards the Indian flag at the High Commission of India in London. ... read..

PM Modi gifts Sandalwood Buddha statue in Kadamwood jali box to Japan's PM Kishida
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 6:35:20 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gifted a Sandalwood Buddha Statue from Karnataka in Kadamwood Jali Box to Japanese PM Fumio Kishida. ... read..

PM Modi, Japanese counterpart Kishida visit Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 6:35:15 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida today visited the Bal Bodhi Tree at Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi. The two leaders spoke as they walked in the park after praying and showering flowers at the Bal Bodhi Tree. ... read..

Australia: Victoria Police initiates action against Khalistan supporters
Canberra | March 20, 2023 6:05:58 PM IST
Australia's Victoria police on Monday released images of Khalistani supporters who indulged in violence on January 29th. ... read..

India, Japan signs 2 documents on cooperation on Japanese language and bullet train
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 6:05:51 PM IST
India and Japan on Monday signed two documents on the renewal of a memorandum of cooperation on the Japanese language and exchange of notes on a 300 billion Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) loan for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train. ... read..

Japan will expand cooperation for Free and Open Indo-Pacific: PM Fumio Kishida
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 5:04:33 PM IST
Terming India an "indispensable partner", Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that Japan will expand cooperation for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, adding that it is mportant to lead the international community in the direction of cooperation rather ... read..

Pakistan: Caretaker Punjab CM gives 'free hand' to police if they are attacked by PTI workers
Lahore | March 20, 2023 5:04:22 PM IST
Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi on Monday gave a 'free hand' to the police if they were 'attacked' again and announced the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the chaos that ensued at Zaman Park last week, Tribune reported. ... read..

'China dragging Nepal into BRI while stalling projects beneficial to it'
Kathmandu | March 20, 2023 5:04:19 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged Chinese investors to invest in his country at the Nepal-China Investment and Business Forum 2023 in Kathmandu. ... read..

PM Modi popular among Chinese citizens, gets unusual nickname
Washington | March 20, 2023 4:36:15 PM IST
Despite the persistence of sour relations between India and China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be quite popular among Chinese citizens. ... read..

Bangladesh PM offers use of Chattogram, Sylhet ports to India
Dhaka | March 20, 2023 3:34:41 PM IST
Stressing on the need for enhancing regional connectivity for boosting trade and commerce, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has offered the use of Chattogram and Sylhet ports to India, according to report by Bangladesh's National News Agency Bangla ... read..

Taliban bans Nowruz Celebration in Afghanistan's Daikundi
Kabul | March 20, 2023 3:34:26 PM IST
Taliban have banned the celebration of the Afghan festive Nowruz in the central Daikundi province, warning residents if they are caught celebrating the occasion, they will be treated accordingly, Khaama Press reported. ... read..

Will announce on Indian soil new vision on Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Japan PM Kishida
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 3:04:49 PM IST
Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday said that he will announce his new plan on Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) on the soil of India, which he said is an "indespensable partner" of his country. ... read..

Taiwan's ex-President Ma Ying-jeou to make historic visit to China next week
Taipei | March 20, 2023 3:04:29 PM IST
In a first, Taiwan's former President Ma Ying-jeou is all set to visit the Chinese mainland next week. ... read..

PM Modi thanks Japanese PM Kishida for G-7 Summit invite
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 2:35:43 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked visiting Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's for inviting him for the G7 Summit in Japan later this year during their bilateral meeting held here on Monday. ... read..

Nepal Vice President takes oath of office
Kathmandu | March 20, 2023 1:36:05 PM IST
Nepal's newly elected Vice-President Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav on Monday took the oath of office and assumed charge in a special ceremony here. ... read..

China-Cambodia hold first maritime drills ahead of joint exercise in Cambodian waters
Beijing | March 20, 2023 12:35:02 PM IST
China and Cambodia have begun their first ever naval drills in Cambodian waters. ... read..

Bilateral talks between PM Modi, visiting Japanese Prime Minister Kishida begin
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 12:34:53 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Monday and held bilateral talks. ... read..

Japanese PM Kishida lays wreath at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial in Rajghat
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 12:05:05 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on Monday. ... read..

Imran Khan-led PTI seeks FIR against Sanaullah, Maryam Nawaz over Zaman Park raid
Islamabad | March 20, 2023 12:04:53 PM IST
Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has sought the registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against Rana Sanaullah and Maryam Nawaz in the Zaman Park raid that took place in Lahore on Saturday, ARY News reported. ... read..

Pakistan: PTI demands immediate release of detained workers
Islamabad | March 20, 2023 11:35:10 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan and party leader Fawad Chaudhary have demanded the immediate release of the PTI workers detained by the police for rioting at Zaman Park in Lahore and outside the Islamabad Judicial complex on Saturday. ... read..

Young girls from Kashmir break stereotypes, opt for male dominant jobs
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 20, 2023 11:06:33 AM IST
Women empowerment in Jammu and Kashmir was not less than a challenge for the Indian government, but the measures taken so far have brought laurels and also proved fruitful as many of the young girls instead of sitting idle at home, have managed to set up ... read..

Over 70 countries, including EU express concerns over Afghan women's rights, education
Kabul | March 20, 2023 11:06:27 AM IST
As the Taliban continues to suppress women and restrict their fundamental rights in the country, the European Union (EU) along with more than 70 countries in a joint newsletter on Sunday expressed concern over the situation and said that these restriction ... read..

Saudi Arabia's King invites Iran President to visit Riyadh
Tehran | March 20, 2023 10:04:34 AM IST
Welcoming the deal between the "two brotherly countries," King of Saudi Arabia has invited Iran President to visit Riyadh, Al Jazeera reported quoting an Iranian official. ... read..

Exquisite Mosque designs reflect syncretic culture and traditions of Incredible India
By Maheep And Hafeezur Rahman

New Delhi | March 20, 2023 9:34:10 AM IST
Receiving a considerable influx of tourists each year, India's religious and cultural riches highlight the remarkable contribution that different centuries have made to India's heritage as well as the world's heritage. ... read..

Afghan families call on Taliban to reopen schools for girls above grade 6
Kabul | March 20, 2023 9:04:44 AM IST
Families in Afghanistan called on the Taliban yet again to open schools for girls in grades 7 to 12 as they are worried about the future of their daughters in the country under the regime of the organisation, TOLOnews reported. ... read..

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrives in India on 2-day visit
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 9:04:39 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in India on a two-day visit on Monday. ... read..

4 died, 12 injured after unidentified shooters attack van in Pakistan
Balochistan | March 20, 2023 7:36:45 AM IST
In Pakistan, unidentified attackers opened indiscriminate fire at a van carrying a wedding party in Balochistan's Nasirabad district, leaving 4 people dead and 12 people injured, Dawn reported. ... read..

China-brokered Saudi-Iran landmark deal could change Middle East dynamics
By John Solomou

Nicosia | March 20, 2023 7:36:43 AM IST
The China-brokered accord between Riyadh and Tehran providing for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between two formerly sworn enemies - an agreement that took everyone by surprise - could have far-reaching repercussions, such as ending the pro ... read..

Singapore minister urges India to increase trade with Southeast Asia
Asia | March 20, 2023 7:36:39 AM IST
Last week, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry, Gan Kim Yong, was in New Delhi and spoke at the 28th Annual Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit where he encouraged Indian businesses to increase their investments and trade wit ... read..

Israeli, an ex-US Marine wounded in West Bank shooting, gunman caught
Tel Aviv | March 20, 2023 7:06:31 AM IST
In yet another terror attack in the West Bank town of Huwara, an Israeli, former US Marine was shot and seriously wounded, Times of Israel reported. ... read..

Ahead of Xi's visit to Russia, Putin accuses West of fueling Ukraine crisis
Moscow | March 20, 2023 6:35:24 AM IST
Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Russia visit, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin accused the 'West' of fueling the Ukraine crisis and said that the 'West' is gambling on the fates of entire states and peoples, according to the Kremlin's statem ... read..

Over 2,000 Afghan refugees return back from Iran, Pakistan
Kabul | March 20, 2023 6:06:22 AM IST
Over 2,000 Afghan refugees had returned back to their nation from Iran and Pakistan, Taliban appointed Refugees and Repatriation department announced, according to Khaama Press. ... read..

Imran Khan vows to take legal action against 'every single officer' involved in 'attack' at his residence
Islamabad | March 20, 2023 6:06:21 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed that he will take action against Punjab police including "every single officer" who participated in the attack on his residence Zaman Park in Lahore, Dawn reported. ... read..

South Africa: Top corruption case investigator shot dead
Johannesburg | Monday, 2023 5:15:08 AM IST
An accountant in South Africa who was investigating high-level corruption cases has been shot dead along with his son by unknown gunmen, the media reported, citing officials. ... read..

Ban on women's education in Afghanistan increases risk of gender-based violence: EU
Geneva | March 20, 2023 5:06:05 AM IST
The European Union representatives in a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women's session said that the ban on female education deprived women and girls of enjoying the human right to education, increases risks of experiencing gender-based violen ... read..

Pakistani forces recover huge cache of weapons from terrorists' hideout in Baloch
Balochistan | March 20, 2023 4:35:20 AM IST
Pakistan's military found the suspected hideout of terrorists, linked with recent terror incidents, including the planting of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Balochistan, Geo News reported citing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). ... read..

Imran Khan not a politician, but a terrorist: Pakistan minister
Islamabad | March 20, 2023 4:35:18 AM IST
Pakistan's former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan is not a politician but a terrorist, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said and adding that Zaman Park residence is a bunker of terrorists a ... read..

Pakistani forces likely to conduct 'grand operation' at Imran Khan's residence
Islamabad | March 20, 2023 4:35:13 AM IST
The Pakistani force is likely to conduct another 'grand operation' at former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in Lahore's residence Zaman Park, ARY News reported on Sunday night, citing sources. ... read..

China condemns British lawmakers' visit to Taiwan
London | March 20, 2023 3:05:21 AM IST
China's embassy in the United Kingdom, on Sunday (Local Time), condemned the visit of the British delegation to Taiwan and said that this was a "flagrant violation of the one-China principle" and interference in their country's internal matters. ... read..

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