Monday, April 12, 2021

Bahrain expresses interest in setting up pharmaceutical, vaccine production units with India's support
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 11:13:59 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Bahraini counterpart Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani co-chaired the third India-Bahrain High Joint Commission (HJC) on Wednesday, wherein Manama expressed interest in setting up pharmaceutical and vaccine pro ... read..

Pak farmers protest against non-payment of sugarcane dues during last three months
Punjab ( Muzaffargarh) | April 7, 2021 11:13:54 PM IST
A large number of farmers locked the gate of a sugar mill here in protest against the failure of the Muzaffargarh district administration to ensure payment of dues for sugarcane during the last three months. ... read..

Confident over homegrown doses, Russia delays authorisation of China-made vaccine
Moscow | April 7, 2021 11:13:53 PM IST
Russian officials have delayed the authorisation of China's CanSino COVID-19 vaccine as they are confident that the people can be vaccinated through the homegrown doses. ... read..

Pakistan: Over 560 police officials face serious criminal cases in Faisalabad
Faisalabad | April 7, 2021 10:43:58 PM IST
As many as 563 Faisalabad district police personnel are allegedly involved in various serious crimes and 139 cases have been registered against them. ... read..

US navy makes 4th transit through Taiwan Strait under Biden amid China tensions
Washington DC | April 7, 2021 10:43:55 PM IST
The US guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain on Wednesday carried out a transit through the Taiwan Strait amid the increasing Chinese aggression in the region. ... read..

JUI-F activists protest delay in arrest of leader's killers in Pak's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Islamabad | April 7, 2021 10:14:05 PM IST
Hundreds of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) activists on Wednesday held a demonstration in the Bajaur district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province against the authorities' failure to arrest the perpetrators behind the attack on local leader Maulan ... read..

Japanese PM plans to visit India, Philippines to discuss regional security
Tokyo | April 7, 2021 10:14:02 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga plans to visit India and the Philippines later this month to discuss regional security to bolster a free and open Indo-Pacific region amid China's growing aggression in the South and East China seas. ... read..

John Kerry meets PM Modi, says US will facilitate access to green technologies, requisite finance
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 10:13:56 PM IST
US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and noted that the United States would support India's climate plans by facilitating affordable access to green technologies and requisite finance. ... read..

Blast in Red Sea slightly damages Iranian ship
Tehran | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that authorities are looking into an explosion in the Red Sea that left a ship slightly damaged. ... read..

Aus PM calls on EU to release Covid jabs
Canberra | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday called on the European Union (EU) to release doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. ... read..

Japanese prefecture declares medical emergency
Tokyo | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Japan's Osaka on Wednesday declared a state of medical emergency as hospitals in the western prefecture were overwhelmed by the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..

Ex-Aus PM mistaken as Uber driver
Canberra | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd briefly stepped into a new role as an Uber driver in Queensland state, giving a lift to a group of "tipsy" diners who mistakenly piled into his car. ... read..

UK regulator recommends other vaccines than AstraZeneca for under 30s
Europe | April 7, 2021 9:43:58 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], April 7 (ANI/Sputnik): The UK government's joint committee on vaccination recommended on Wednesday that people under 30 be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca amid concerns that the anti-coronavirus vaccine may cause rare blood clots in ... read..

More rescue teams sent to cyclone-hit Indonesian areas
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Additional rescue workers were being flown in as scores of people were still missing on Wednesday after a tropical cyclone devastated several islands in eastern Indonesia, officials said. ... read..

Verdicts expected for 497 on trial for Turkey coup
Ankara | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
A massive trial, concerning the failed 2016 coup in Turkey, nears conclusion on Wednesday when an Ankara court is expected to deliver its verdict for 497 defendants. ... read..

Air New Zealand's trans-Tasman ticket sales hit record high
Wellington | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Air New Zealand's trans-Tasman ticket sales have hit a record high, with tens of thousands of people booking flights after the travel bubble declaration, the flag carrier announced on Wednesday. ... read..

Chile postpones landmark elections
Santiago | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced that this week's landmark polls to elect for councillors, mayors and, for the first time ever, regional governors and members of a constituent assembly to draft a new Constitution, will be postponed till May 15 ... read..

India, Seychelles to inaugurate Magistrates' Court building, naval ship, solar power plant tomorrow
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 9:14:01 PM IST
India and Seychelles will hold a high-level virtual meet on Thursday and the virtual event will be the first interaction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Wavel Ramkalawan. ... read..

Pakistan issues visas to 1,100 Sikh pilgrims for Baisakhi
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:44:06 PM IST
Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued over 1,100 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations from April 12 to 22. ... read..

MoS RK Singh meets John Kerry, discusses energy transition and emission reduction
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:43:55 PM IST
Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh on Wednesday met US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, wherein he discussed India's progress in emission and reduction and energy transition. ... read..

Texas bans 'vaccine passports'
Houston | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order that bans the government mandated Covid-19 "vaccine passports". ... read..

Houthis claim drone attack at Saudi air base
Sanaa | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Yemen's Houthi forces on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a bomb-laden drone attack at the King Khalid Airbase in Saudi Arabia. ... read..

Egyptian delegation in Gaza for talks with Hamas
Gaza | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
A high-ranking Egyptian security delegation arrived in the Gaza Strip to hold talks with the leaders of the Islamic Hamas movement, Palestinian sources said. ... read..

Nearly 1mn jobs lost in Italy in 12 months
Rome | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The coronavirus pandemic has cost the Italian economy nearly one million jobs, said the country's National Statistics Institute (ISTAT) on Tuesday. ... read..

Palestinian factions accuse Israel of poll interference
Ramallah | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas-led Fatah party and the Islamic Hamas movement have accused Israel of interfering in the upcoming legislative elections scheduled for May 22. ... read..

EU ready on concrete agenda with Turkey
Ankara | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Top officials of the European Union (EU) expressed readiness to work on a concrete agenda with Turkey to push forward economy and migration cooperation between the two sides. ... read..

Suicidal man subdued by officials at US airport
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
A man, who was claimed to be suicidal and a threat to himself and threatening to harm himself with a knife, was subdued by officials at Terminal 1 of the Oakland International Airport in California. ... read..

Calls grow for alternative to China's BRI as Beijing suffers severe reputational crisis
Beijing | April 7, 2021 7:44:04 PM IST
Despite Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) touted as a 'win-win' step over 140 targeted countries across the globe, recipient countries have realised that Beijing's aid was not as much of a kind gesture as they had hoped, hittin ... read..

US job opening, hires edged up in Feb
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The US Department of Labour announced hat the number of job openings and hires both edged up across the country in February. ... read..

US Navy medic shoots two people
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
A US Navy medic shot and critically injured two people at an industrial park in the state of Maryland, before heading to a nearby military base, where he was killed by the personnel there, authorities said. ... read..

Iran indicts 10 officials over Ukrainian plane crash
Tehran | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Iran has indicted 10 officials for their involvement in the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran last year. ... read..

China says military drills near Taiwan will be conducted regularly
Beijing | April 7, 2021 7:14:15 PM IST
In a move to further escalate tensions near Taiwan, China's navy has announced that its military drills near the island will become more regular. ... read..

All JCPOA members supported US return to deal at Vienna meeting: German Foreign Ministry
Europe | April 7, 2021 7:14:11 PM IST
Berlin [Germany], April 7 (ANI/Sputnik): All members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have supported the return of the United States to the deal during a meeting in Vienna, German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Christofer Burger said on We ... read..

Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Chinese Ambassador over social media posts
Ankara | April 7, 2021 7:14:07 PM IST
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned Chinese Ambassador Liu Shaobin over the diplomatic mission's social media posts about the Xinjiang autonomous region featuring mentions of Turkey's opposition politicians, according to reports cited by Sputnik. ... read..

Pakistan to seek IMF relief to mitigate COVID-19 impact
Islamabad | April 7, 2021 7:13:53 PM IST
Amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his government would approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for another relief package to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. ... read..

7 injured in Chicago shooting
Chicago | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
At least seven people were injured during a shooting in Chicago, police said. ... read..

Slain policeman to lie in honour at US Capitol Rotunda
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
William "Billy" Evans, the Capitol Police officer who was killed when a car rammed into him last week, will lie in honour at the US Capitol Rotunda, Congressional Democratic leaders announced. ... read..

'Nile dam dispute talks fail to reach agreement'
Cairo | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that the latest negotiations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river made "no progress and failed to reach an agreement". ... read..

Arctic militarily important for Russia: Kremlin
Moscow | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin considers military presence in the Arctic as an absolutely necessary element of the country's military construction, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. ... read..

US hints about boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics
Washington | April 7, 2021 6:14:12 PM IST
The United States has suggested it will not rule out the possibility of consulting with partner countries over a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games amid the growing concerns over human rights violations in China's Xinjiang province. ... read..

Chinese satirist jailed over critical comments against Communist Party
Henan | April 7, 2021 6:14:02 PM IST
A local court in China's Henan province has handed a jail term of over a year to an online influencer after he posted several critical comments about life under the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on Twitter. ... read..

Morocco helps France thwart terror attack
Rabat | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Morocco has provided key intelligence about a planned attack on a church in France and helped the latter country stop to foil it, the Rabat-based General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST) said. ... read..

Britons should be realistic about foreign holiday: PM
London | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson saidthat Britons should be "realistic" about international travel for holidays amid concerns over the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic on the European continent. ... read..

Suez Canal traffic normal despite ship's engine breakdown
Cairo | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said that traffic in the vital waterway remained unaffected despite a sudden break in a ship's engine. ... read..

COVID-19: Nepal starts inoculation drive with Chinese vaccine despite safety concerns
Kathmandu | April 7, 2021 5:14:17 PM IST
Long queues were seen on Wednesday at the vaccine booth in Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu as Nepal started the inoculation drive with China-made COVID-19 vaccine Vero Cell, amid safety concerns. ... read..

Spain's Castile, Leon suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine amid blood clot fears
Europe | April 7, 2021 5:14:11 PM IST
Madrid [Spain], April 7 (ANI/Sputnik): Spain's autonomous community Castile and Leon has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 pending a final decision by the European regulator, the regional health service said on Wednesday. ... read..

Arkansas becomes first state in US to ban gender-affirming treatment for trans youth
Arkansas | April 7, 2021 5:14:06 PM IST
Arkansas became the first state in the United States to prohibit gender-affirming treatment for trans people under the age of 18 after the state's General Assembly on Tuesday voted to override the governor's veto of an anti-trans bill that he called a "va ... read..

Pak continues cotton trade with China, Xinjiang despite growing int'l condemnation
Islamabad | April 7, 2021 4:43:55 PM IST
Despite fierce condemnation from the international community over cotton produced from forced labour in Xinjiang, Pakistan has announced to continue its cotton trade with China, especially from the region where over a million Uyghurs are detained in inter ... read..

Denmark begins gradual reopening with 'Corona passport'
Copenhagen | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Danish authorities have started the gradual reopening of the country amid the pandemic with the 'Corona passport', which will officially document a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last 72 hours, a previous infection during the past two to 12 weeks ... read..

Unicef head calls for simplifying Covid vax intellectual property rights
New York | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore has called for simplifying intellectual property rights governing Covid-19 vaccines in order to make them universally available, but expressed reservations about completely suspending the patents during the pandemi ... read..

Philippines logs 6,414 new COVID-19 cases, total nears 820,000
Asia | April 7, 2021 4:14:15 PM IST
Manila [Philippines], April 7 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 6,414 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 819,164. ... read..

Mexico grants authorisation for emergency use of India's COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin
Mexico City | April 7, 2021 4:14:13 PM IST
The Mexico Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (Cofepris) on Wednesday has granted authorization for the emergency use of India's first domestically-produced COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin. ... read..

Kazakhstan Defence Minister arrives in India for four-day visit
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 4:14:02 PM IST
Kazakhstan Defence Minister Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev on Wednesday arrived in Jodhpur on a four-day India visit. ... read..

Israeli Parliament inaugurated after inconclusive polls
Tel Aviv | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Newly-elected Israeli lawmakers were sworn in amid uncertainties over the possibility of forming a new government two weeks after the country's fourth election in two years also ended in a stalemate. ... read..

US says Vienna talks constructive, rejects Iran's 'maximalist demands'
Washington/Vienna | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
The US has called the talks in Vienna over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal "a constructive step", but rejected Tehran's position of "maximalist demands" ... read..

Pakistan considers Afghan Taliban as reliable anti-India element, US Congress report
Kabul | April 7, 2021 3:43:56 PM IST
Pakistan views the Afghan Taliban as a friendly and reliable anti-India element in Afghanistan. ... read..

California to fully reopen economy on June 15
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
California Governor Gavin Newsom said the state is ready to fully reopen its economy by June 15 if vaccine and hospitalisation numbers remain stable. ... read..

3 killed, 17 injured in cylinder blast in Pakistan's Karachi
Karachi | April 7, 2021 2:44:01 PM IST
At least three people killed and 17 others were wounded in a blast at Mosmiyat, Karachi on Wednesday. ... read..

Pakistan may grant two-year visa extension to Chinese nationals
Islamabad | April 7, 2021 2:43:49 PM IST
Pakistan government is considering the possibility of giving two years visa extension to Chinese nationals working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. ... read..

UN peacekeeping chief urges Mali to carry forward political transition
United Nations | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
UN Undersecretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday asked Mali to carry forward the current political transition. ... read..

Congo's Constitutional Court confirms re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso
Others | April 7, 2021 1:14:07 PM IST
Brazzaville [Congo], April 7 (ANI/Xinhua): The Republic of the Congo's Constitutional Court on Tuesday confirmed the re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso after provisional results gave him victory in the central African country two weeks ago. ... read..

Justice delayed: Balochistan govt pays compensation to Gadani blast victims after 4 years
Islamabad | April 7, 2021 12:44:11 PM IST
In a case of delayed justice, the Balochistan government on Monday paid compensation to the heirs of 2016 Gadani oil tanker fire blast victims, after four years of the tragedy. ... read..

Amid surge in coronavirus cases, Sindh demands ban on inter-provincial transport
Islamabad | April 7, 2021 12:44:01 PM IST
Amid the surge in coronavirus cases in Pakistan, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Monday demanded a ban on inter-provincial transport, including air and rail from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan. ... read..

US seeks to increase scale of climate finance: Yellen
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 12:15:09 PM IST
The US is seeking to increase the scale of climate finance and working with the international community to tackle climate change, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday. ... read..

59 killed in violent incidents in 24 hours in Afghanistan
Asia | April 7, 2021 12:14:06 PM IST
Kabul [Afghanistan], April 7 (ANI/Xinhua): At least 59 people were killed in insurgent activities and clashes in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, according to a local independent war monitoring group early Wednesday. ... read..

Japan expresses concerns to China about territorial waters, Hong Kong, Uyghur situation
Tokyo | April 7, 2021 12:13:57 PM IST
Japanese Foreign Minister, Motegi Toshimitsu on Tuesday expressed strong concerns to his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi over the new Chinese law that allows the country's coast guard to use weapons, and Beijing's increased activities in the East and South C ... read..

New Zealand boosts space technology cooperation with Germany
Pacific | April 7, 2021 11:44:09 AM IST
Wellington [New Zealand], April 7 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand's aerospace industry is getting a boost through cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is expected to improve its capability and potentially lead to joint space missions, New Z ... read..

US continues to support direct dialogue between India and Pak: Biden administration
Washington | April 7, 2021 11:14:01 AM IST
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price on Tuesday (local time) said that Washington supports direct dialogue between India and Pakistan on the issues of concern. ... read..

Argentina records 20,870 new COVID-19 cases
Others | April 7, 2021 10:43:59 AM IST
Buenos Aires [Argentina], April 7 (ANI/Xinhua): Argentina on Tuesday registered a record number of new COVID-19 cases, after 20,870 people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 2,428,029, according to the Min ... read..

Explosion kills two, wounds six in Afghanistan's Jalalabad
Jalalabad | April 7, 2021 10:13:53 AM IST
Two people were killed and six others sustained injuries in an explosion in the city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, ToloNews reported. ... read..

China: 5 killed in bomb attack in Mingjing
Beijing | April 7, 2021 9:44:00 AM IST
A man detonated a homemade bomb blowing up four other people besides himself in Mingjing, a small village in Guangzhou on March 22. ... read..

COVID-19: RDIF collabs with Panacea Biotec to produce 100 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine in India
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 9:13:55 AM IST
One of India's largest vaccine and pharmaceutical company 'Panacea Biotec' in collaboration with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has agreed to produce 100 million doses per year of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, the world's first registered vaccine ... read..

US sees India as vital partner in fight against climate crisis, says John Kerry
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:44:02 AM IST
The United States sees India as its vital partner in the fight against the climate crisis, said US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Wednesday. ... read..

Imran Khan exposed: Pak govt investing in aircraft for VVIPs rather than buying COVID vaccines for poor
New Delhi | April 7, 2021 8:43:52 AM IST
Imran Khan claims about his good governance were exposed on Wednesday when a leaked government document showed that instead of buying coronavirus vaccines for its poor population, the Pakistan govt was investing in aircraft for VVIPs. ... read..

Children with Inflammatory Syndrome had mild Covid, shows US study
Washington | April 7, 2021 7:43:53 AM IST
Many children with serious inflammatory illness did not display any symptoms of Covid-19 disease and those who did showed only mild symptoms, according to a new US study. ... read..

Armed clashes in Sudan's West Darfur kill at least 50
Khartom | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 AM IST
The armed clashes in Sudan's West Darfur State has so far killed 50 and injured 132 others, the Sudanese Doctors' Committee said on Tuesday. ... read..

Oxford halts dosing in trial of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine in children, teenagers
Oxford | April 7, 2021 6:43:45 AM IST
Researchers at Oxford University have paused an ongoing pediatric clinical trial of the coronavirus vaccine it is developing with AstraZeneca. ... read..

Usha Rao-Monari assumes role as new Associate Administrator for UNDP
New York | April 7, 2021 6:43:43 AM IST
Usha Rao-Monari of India has officially taken to office as the role of Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), following her appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres l ... read..

Indonesia floods: Death toll climbs to 117
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara rose to 117, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday. ... read..

Biden says US administered 150 million Covid vaccine doses so far
Washington | April 7, 2021 6:13:47 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday visited a Covid-19 vaccination centre just before his remarks announcing that every adult in America will be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine by mid-April. ... read..

White House says US government won't issue 'vaccine passports'
Washington | April 7, 2021 5:43:41 AM IST
The United States won't issue "vaccine passports", White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. ... read..

Biden says has not discussed with President Xi, China's responsibility for coronavirus
US | April 7, 2021 5:13:44 AM IST
Washington [US], April 7 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday that he has not spoken to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping about China's alleged responsibility for the spread of novel coronavirus across the world. ... read..

California to fully reopen by June 15 on condition residents continue vaccinations
Washington | April 7, 2021 5:13:38 AM IST
California will fully reopen by June 15 if its residents continue to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and the rate of hospitalizations stays stable, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday. ... read..

Biden says every adult in US eligible for Covid-19 vaccination from April 19
Washington | April 7, 2021 3:13:48 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced that every adult in the US will be eligible to be vaccinated for COVId-19 by April 19, which is two weeks earlier than May 1 deadline that Biden had previously targeted. ... read..

Nepal man eater tiger moved into Zoo from National Park after 2 killed in attacks
Lalitpur | April 7, 2021 1:43:41 AM IST
Nepal authorities have transferred a 10-year-old male man-eater tiger from the Bardiya National Park to the Central Zoo in Kathmandu after it attacked and killed two people in recent weeks. ... read..

Israeli Prez tasks Netanyahu with govt formation
Tel Aviv | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government two weeks after the country's fourth election in two years also ended in a stalemate. ... read..

Pakistan worried over rising inflation in the country: Survey
Islamabad | April 6, 2021 10:14:04 PM IST
A recent survey has put a question mark over the priorities of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan as people across the country are fearing "uncontrolled inflation". ... read..

Cheap Chinese tyres flood Pakistani markets, capture big share
Karachi | April 6, 2021 10:13:57 PM IST
Chinese tyres have captured 85 per cent of the market share in Pakistan which is a substantial 45 per cent increase from two years ago. ... read..

IMF projects 12.5% growth rate for India; increases global growth forecast
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington DC | April 6, 2021 9:43:52 PM IST
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expecting a stronger economic recovery in 2021 as Covid-19 vaccine rollouts get underway and warned of "daunting challenges" given the different rates of administering shots across the globe. ... read..

Russia warns against interference, sanctions on Myanmar
Moscow | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Russia on Tuesday warned against imposing sanctions on Myanmar, as the military junta continues its bloody crackdown on protests in the country since the February 1 coup. ... read..

Top EU officials head to Turkey to reset ties
Ankara | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel are heading to Turkey on Tuesday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an effort to reset strained relations. ... read..

Lankan MP criticises govt for buying Chinese COVID-19 vaccine not approved by WHO
Colombo | April 6, 2021 9:13:56 PM IST
Amid the controversy surrounding the Sinopharm vaccine, a Sri Lankan parliamentarian has said that Colombo has brought the Chinese made COVID-19 vaccine to the country without the approval of the World Health Organisation (WHO) showing disregard for the l ... read..

South China Sea rift won't affect friendly ties: Duterte
Manila | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday his country's dispute with Beijing over activity in the South China Sea will not affect "bilateral friendly relations". ... read..

India indisputably a world leader in deployment of renewable energy: John Kerry
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 8:43:52 PM IST
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Tuesday said that India's global leadership has been critical across a range of issues, including delivering COVID-19 vaccines to the world. ... read..

Aus PM welcomes NZ travel bubble
Canberra | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday welcomed New Zealand's decision to open its borders to travellers from the country. ... read..

Jordan bans publication of material related to Hamzah's case
Amman | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Jordan's top prosecutor on Tuesday banned the publication of any information or material relating to a case involving former Crown Prince Hamzah. ... read..

Navalny's health in prison camp further deteriorates
Moscow | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition figure currently being held in a prison camp, has complained of a further deterioration in his health. ... read..

US wants to ramp up vax sharing: Blinken
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The US is looking into how it can share more vaccine resources with other countries in future, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. ... read..

Top diplomats to meet over Iran n-deal in Vienna
Vienna | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Top diplomats are due to meet in Vienna on Tuesday to try to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), this time under new auspices. ... read..

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