Sunday, March 26, 2023

Australian aircraft Qantas flight crews warn of radio interference, GPS jamming from Chinese warships
Canberra | March 20, 2023 2:33:57 AM IST
Australian aircraft company Qantas has warned its pilots of communication interference from people claiming to be the GPS jamming from the Chinese warships, Sky News Australia reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Authorities impose Section 144, ban public gatherings in Peshawar
Islamabad | March 20, 2023 1:36:06 AM IST
The local administration on Sunday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in Pakistan's Peshawar to maintain law and order in the district. The deputy commissioner had banned gatherings of five or more people under Section 144 and it wi ... read..

Nepal PM set to test floor, eyeing comfortable majority
Kathmandu | March 20, 2023 1:36:03 AM IST
Within three months of the formation of the government, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is set to take the second round of vote of confidence on Monday, eyeing a comfortable majority. ... read..

India, World Food Programme sign MoU during Global Millets Conference
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 1:36:00 AM IST
The agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations during the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference, according to the statement released by Ministry of Agricul ... read..

Nepal PM to face floor test, eyeing comfortable majority
Kathmandu | March 20, 2023 1:35:56 AM IST
Within three months of the formation of the government, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is set to take the second round of vote of confidence on Monday, eyeing a comfortable majority. ... read..

Switzerland's biggest bank agrees to take over Credit Suisse
Others | March 20, 2023 1:35:55 AM IST
Switzerland's biggest bank, Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) has agreed to take over its troubled Swiss rival Credit Suisse in an emergency rescue deal to unleash the panic after the two American banks failed earlier this month, CNN reported. ... read..

Kuwait court nullifies 2022 election results, reinstates previous Parliament
Kuwait City | Monday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Kuwait's Constitutional Court on Sunday annulled the 2022 National Assembly and brought back the 2020 Parliament, the media reported. ... read..

Will announce new plan on Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Japanese PM Fumio Kishida
Tokyo | March 20, 2023 12:06:54 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday said that a new plan on Free and Open Indo-Pacific will be annouced during his two-day visit to India and will present concrete ideas about the future of it at "this historical turning point." ... read..

Indian High Commission in UK vandalised, MEA summons UK diplomat
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 12:06:52 AM IST
The senior-most UK diplomat in New Delhi was summoned on Sunday night after the Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom was vandalised. ... read..

Pakistan govt feels threatened by me: Imran Khan
Lahore | March 20, 2023 12:06:51 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that there are 94 cases against him that reflects that the Pakistan establishment feels threatened by him, adding that a committee has been formed to lead the party if he is arrested. ... read..

US B-1B strategic bombers returns to South Korea for drills
Seoul | March 19, 2023 11:06:25 PM IST
A US B-1B strategic bomber returned to South Korea to participate in the joint military exercise on Sunday, just 16 days after its previous deployment, as Pyongyang fired yet another ballistic missile into the East Sea, Yonhap news agency reported citing ... read..

Lawyers believe ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan holds sway over judiciary unlike Nawaz Sharif: Report
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 10:05:41 PM IST
As former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan returned successfully from the Judicial Complex in Islamabad where he appeared for a hearing in the Toshakhana case, it made senior lawyers believe that he holds sway over the judiciary unlike Pakistan Muslim L ... read..

Pakistan: Huge output shortfall in cotton crops projected
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 10:05:40 PM IST
Cotton production in Pakistan will be merely 4.78 million bales against the target of nine million bales due to damage by the floods and a decline in the area owing to a slim profit margin in cotton, Business Recorder reported. ... read..

PTI to hold power show at Minar-e-Pakistan on March 22: Imran Khan
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 10:05:36 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday announced that his party will hold a large public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan on March 22 to protest against the alleged "London Plan" and the ruckus created at his Zaman Park's residence duri ... read..

Pak PM Sharif terms Imran Khan 'facist'
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 10:05:29 PM IST
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is an 'extremist' as police and his party workers continue to clash in Lahore, The reported. ... read..

102 detained PTI workers to be presented before Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court tomorrow
Lahore | March 19, 2023 10:05:24 PM IST
A Lahore court on Sunday directed the police to present 102 detained PTI workers before an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) tomorrow, a day after they were arrested during the raid that took place at PTI Chairman Imran Khan's Zaman Park residence when the polic ... read..

Pakistan: Authorities ban public gatherings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 9:34:27 PM IST
Authorities have imposed a ban on the assembly of more than five people in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after receiving reports that miscreants can attack crowded places, Dawn reported. ... read..

Khalistani propaganda meet in Australia's Brisbane fails, just a handful turn up
New Delhi | March 19, 2023 9:04:33 PM IST
The propaganda meeting in Australia's Brisbane by Khalistan sympathisers on Sunday, which they called a referendum, has failed and did not manage to gather steam, as just a handful of people turned up. ... read..

Pakistan media regulatory authority slaps ban on Bol News for live coverage of PTI-police clashes
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 8:05:43 PM IST
Pakistan's electronic media regulator has imposed a ban on Bol News for the live coverage of clashes between law enforcement personnel and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers in Islamabad, Dawn reported. ... read..

UAE's EMAAR makes first-ever FDI in a Srinagar Mall
Asia | March 19, 2023 8:05:34 PM IST
For the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory has recorded its first Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Emaar, a real estate company has come up with a mall in the outskirts of Srinagar, the ... read..

India, Maldives holds 4th Defence Cooperation Dialogue in Male
Male | March 19, 2023 7:35:17 PM IST
India and the Maldives conducted the 4th Defence Cooperation Dialogue (DCD) in Male on Sunday and reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral defence engagements, while agreeing to increase the complexity of existing exercises. ... read..

Nepal's Vice President-elect to be sworn-in tomorrow
Kathmandu | March 19, 2023 7:04:22 PM IST
Nepal's newly-elected Vice President Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav is scheduled to take the oath of office and secrecy on Monday at 10 am (local time), the President's Office announced. ... read..

North Korea criticizes UN, US for raising Pyongyang's human rights issue, missile provocation
Pyongyang | March 19, 2023 6:34:15 PM IST
North Korea on Sunday slammed the United States and United Nations for having raised the issue of Pyongyang's human rights issue recently at the UN Security Council and the regime's missile provocation, Yonhap news agency reported citing North Korea's sta ... read..

Imran Khan's PTI may soon be declared as banned outfit
Lahore | March 19, 2023 6:06:09 PM IST
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah hinted that legal proceedings could be initiated to declare former prime minister Imran Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a banned outfit, Tribune reported. ... read..

Pakistan govt mulling legal options to ban Imran Khan's PTI
Lahore | March 19, 2023 6:06:04 PM IST
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah hinted that legal proceedings could be initiated to declare former prime minister Imran Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a banned outfit, Tribune reported. ... read..

PTI to file cases against police officers over Zaman Park raid: Fawad Chaudhry
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 5:34:04 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry said that the party will register cases against police officers involved in the "illegal operation and violence" during a raid to arrest former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in his Z ... read..

Pak: Imran Khan-led PTI seeks clearance for Lahore rally
Lahore | March 19, 2023 4:05:26 PM IST
As the political turmoil continues in Pakistan, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday sought security permission for a public rally in Lahore on Tuesday, ARY News reported. ... read..

Sri Lanka govt debt rose to 115.2 pc of GDP by 2022-end: Report
Colombo | March 19, 2023 4:05:15 PM IST
The Sri Lankan government's debt has risen to 115.2 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the end of 2022 from 104.5 per cent a year earlier, according to the latest national account estimates by the island's statistics office, reported The Island. ... read..

Islamabad: FIR against PTI chief, others on terror charges over chaos outside FJC
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 4:05:12 PM IST
The Islamabad Police have filed an FIR - including terrorism charges - against Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and more than a dozen other PTI leaders for allegedly attacking police officers and causing chaos outside the Federal Judicia ... read..

Afghan female student in India wins gold medal, dedicates it to those denied education back home
New Delhi | March 19, 2023 4:05:08 PM IST
A 27-year-old female student from Afghanistan, a country where women are struggling for human rights, has won a gold medal for her excellent performance in a master's programme in a college in India, VOA reported. ... read..

Pakistan: 25 injured, public property set on fire near court after Imran's arrival
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 3:35:16 PM IST
After former Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrived at the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) on Saturday afternoon, the area turned into a battlefield as at least 25 people were injured and public properties were set on fire amid clashes, Dawn reported. ... read..

HRCP demands security forces vacate schools, shut "illegal prisons" in Swat
Swat | March 19, 2023 3:35:11 PM IST
Chairperson of Human Rights Commission Pakistan (HRCP) Hina Jilani has demanded that security forces immediately vacate schools and institutions in Swat and close the "illegal prisons" there, Dawn reported. ... read..

Bangladesh: At least 19 killed, 30 injured in bus accident
Dhaka | March 19, 2023 3:35:09 PM IST
At least 19 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a bus accident in Bangladesh's Madaripur on Sunday, the Dhaka Tribune reported. ... read..

Ecuador earthquake: Death toll rises to 16, at least 381 injured
Quito | March 19, 2023 3:05:11 PM IST
The death toll in the Ecuador earthquake has risen to 16, taking the toll of injured to 381, CNN reported citing authorities on Sunday. ... read..

26 Chinese military aircraft, 4 naval vessels tracked around Taiwan
Taipei | March 19, 2023 3:05:06 PM IST
At least 26 Chinese military aircraft and four naval vessels were tracked by the Ministry of National Defence (MND), Taiwan between Friday and Saturday, Taiwan News reported today. ... read..

US considering ban on Chinese airlines using Russian airspace
Washington | March 19, 2023 2:06:11 PM IST
The US Transportation Department is proposing a ban on Chinese airlines' use of Russian airspace to fly passengers to the US, three officials from the administration of President Joe Biden told New York Times, reported Russia Today. ... read..

Heavy rains in Balochistan claim 10 lives
Quetta | March 19, 2023 2:06:08 PM IST
After a heavy spell of rains, at least 10 people have been swept away in the Awaran and Zhob areas of Balochistan, Dawn reported citing the disaster management officials. ... read..

PTI calls raid at Imran Khan's home as "State terrorism, London Plan to eliminate him"
Lahore | March 19, 2023 2:06:06 PM IST
The Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has strongly condemned the "state terrorism" launched at the residence of PTI chairman Imran Khan which the party stated was part of a "London Plan to eliminate him," reported Dawn. ... read..

Japan PM Kishida's visit to India: An opportunity to review progress made in bilateral ties
New Delhi | March 19, 2023 1:34:48 PM IST
As Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to arrive in India for a two-day trip on Monday, the leader's visit to the national capital is seen as a great opportunity to review the bilateral ties between the two countries. ... read..

Japan: Egg prices surge amid record 16 million bird flu cullings
Tokyo | March 19, 2023 1:04:43 PM IST
Egg prices continue to spike in Japan with the current avian flu season touching a record 16 million birds marked for culling, impacting both the restaurant sector and households already dealing with inflation, Kyodo News reported. ... read..

4.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Tajikistan
Dushanbe | March 19, 2023 1:04:40 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Tajikistan on Sunday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said. ... read..

Bhutan: Judokas bag 8 medals at Nepal International Judo Tournament
Thimphu | March 19, 2023 12:34:58 PM IST
The Bhutanese Judokas have clinched two gold, two silver, and four bronze medals in the Nepal Confederation of Sports International Judo tournament, reported The Bhutan Live on Sunday. ... read..

Protests erupt in Italy as Meloni-led govt restricts same-sex parent rights
Rome | March 19, 2023 11:34:35 AM IST
Massive protests broke out in Italy as the country's new far-right government led by Giorgia Meloni has restricted the rights of same-sex parents, Al Jazeera reported. ... read..

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile towards East Sea
Seoul | March 19, 2023 11:34:28 AM IST
Amid the ongoing military drills between the US and South Korea, Pyongyang has fired a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) towards the East Sea on Sunday, Yonhap News Agency reported citing the South Korean military. ... read..

Protests intensify across France over Macron's decision on pension reform
Paris | March 19, 2023 11:34:27 AM IST
The ongoing protests in France have grown tense amid widespread anger among the protesters who have been opposing President Emmanuel Macron's decision on pension reform. ... read..

ISIS hideouts in Balkh province targeted in substantial strike: Taliban
Kabul | March 19, 2023 9:34:54 AM IST
Taliban security forces targeted ISIS hideouts in Mazar-e-Sharif and called it a substantial strike against insurgents, said Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid on Saturday, reported Khaama Press. ... read..

Afghanistan seeks UN support for wheat storage amid concerns of drought
Kabul | March 19, 2023 9:34:51 AM IST
Afghanistan has sought help from the United Nations (UN) amid rising concerns about drought in the war-stricken country, asking the UN to provide storage facilities for wheat, TOLOnews reported. ... read..

Japan will carefully monitor developments of investigation against Putin: Kishida
Tokyo | March 19, 2023 9:05:24 AM IST
Japan will carefully monitor the developments of an investigation against Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday, reported Kyodo News. ... read..

S Korea begins process to normalise military intelligence-sharing deal with Japan
Seoul | March 19, 2023 7:37:00 AM IST
South Korea's Defence Ministry initiated the process to normalise the General Security of Military Information Agreement, which is a military intelligence-sharing deal, after the mutual agreement between Seoul President Yoon Suk-Yeol and Japan's Prime Min ... read..

About 800,000 people willing to join military to fight US: North Korea claims
Pyongyang | March 19, 2023 7:05:08 AM IST
North Korea claimed that about 800,000 civilians have volunteered to join the nation's military to fight against the US, CNN reported. ... read..

Pakistan-Afghanistan allow bus service between Peshawar-Jalalabad
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 6:35:19 AM IST
Pakistani and Afghanistani authorities agreed to initiate the bus service between Peshawar in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..

Israeli protest against planned judicial overhaul continues
Tel Aviv | March 19, 2023 6:05:39 AM IST
Thousands of Israeli protesters participated in nationwide demonstrations that continued for the 11th straight day against the government's plans to shackle the judiciary, Times of Israel reported. ... read..

Afghanistan: Parents, children urge Taliban to reopen schools for girls
Kabul | March 19, 2023 6:05:38 AM IST
Several parents and students in Afghanistan urged the Taliban to reopen the secondary schools for girls, which have been closed for the last 544 days, Khaama Press reported. ... read..

More than 50 pc of Afghan journalists lost jobs since Taliban takeover: Report
Kabul | March 19, 2023 5:40:13 AM IST
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, over 50 per cent of journalists lost their jobs and half of the media outlets were closed for many reasons, particularly financial issues, TOLOnews reported citing Afghanistan National Journalists Union (ANJU ... read..

Police rescue 17 kidnapped poll body officials in Nigeria
Lagos | Sunday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
The police in Nigeria have rescued 17 officials of the country's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who were kidnapped by gunmen in the southern state of Imo, an official said on Saturday. ... read..

Malawi extends suspension of schools in cyclone-affected areas
Lilongwe (Malawi) | Sunday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
The Malawi government has extended the suspension of schools in the country's southern region until March 31, when the second term is scheduled to end, as about 230 schools have been turned into relief camps for people. ... read..

Pakistan Prez calls on political leaders to steer country out of misery
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 5:10:09 AM IST
Amid the chaos created after the arrest warrant issued against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan's President Arif Alvi, on Saturday, called on all politicians to get together and steered the country out of 'current misery.' ... read..

'Coward' Imran Khan creating chaos to avoid arrest: Pakistan Interior minister
Lahore | March 19, 2023 5:10:07 AM IST
Calling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan a 'coward,' Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah slammed him for creating chaos in the country and said that he might die of a heart attack if sent to jail, ARY news reported on Saturday. ... read..

"Trump will be re-elected in landslide victory, if arrested": Elon Musk
Washington | March 19, 2023 5:10:05 AM IST
Billionaire and Twitter Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk claimed that former United States President Donald Trump could be re-elected in a "landslide victory", if arrested. ... read..

12 people killed after magnitude 6.8 hits Ecuador
Quito | March 19, 2023 5:10:00 AM IST
After the 6.8 magnitude quack hit southern Ecuador on Saturday afternoon, leaving at least 12 people dead, CNN reported citing government officials. ... read..

Putin visits Crimea on anniversary of its annexation from Ukraine
Moscow | March 19, 2023 4:12:21 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to occupied Crimea on the ninth anniversary of Russia's illegal annexation of the peninsula, just a day after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant, TASS reported. ... read..

British Muslim man found guilty of terrorism offences
London | March 19, 2023 4:12:19 AM IST
A British Muslim from Surrey, a county in England, has been found guilty of terrorism offences, including possessing explosive substances, according to the statement released by Surrey police. ... read..

Atrocities against Baloch people highlighted at UNHCR
Geneva | March 19, 2023 2:34:40 AM IST
Munir Mengal, a Baloch political and human rights activist, on Saturday (Local Time) highlighted the atrocities against the Baloch people at United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and urged the UN Council to immediately steps take steps to address th ... read..

Malawi: Death toll from cyclone Freddy rises to 438
Blantyre (Malawi) | Sunday, 2023 2:15:08 AM IST
More bodies have been recovered in Malawi hit by cyclone Freddy, raising the death toll to at least 438, the country's Department of Disaster Management Affairs has said. ... read..

Pakistan: Maryam Nawaz rejects Imran Khan's claim about his wife being alone at home during search operation
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 2:05:02 AM IST
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief organizer Maryam Nawaz has rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan's claim that his wife Bushra Bibi was alone at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore when Punjab police carried out a search operation ... read..

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces extension of Black Sea grain deal
Ankara | March 19, 2023 2:04:55 AM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday announced an extension of the Black Sea grain deal, CNN reported. However, he did not reveal details regarding the expiration date of the deal. ... read..

Pakistani security forces kill 3 "terrorists" in Balochistan
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 2:04:47 AM IST
Pakistan's security forces gunned down three people, whom the official called "terrorists" during an operation in Balochistan's Awaran district, Geo news reported on Saturday citing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). ... read..

Protests in London against illegal migration Bill
London | March 19, 2023 2:04:42 AM IST
Thousands of protesters in London took to the streets to march against the government's illegal migration on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. ... read..

Imran Khan to take up issue of police raid on his Zaman Park residence with judiciary
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 11:35:05 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will take up the issue of the police raid on his Zaman Park residence with the judiciary. ... read..

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu celebrates 21st Golden Jubilee Scholarship Day
Kathmandu | March 18, 2023 11:34:56 PM IST
The Embassy of India in Kathmandu on Saturday celebrated the 21st Golden Jubilee Scholarship Day by organizing an event at the Embassy premises. ... read..

Xi's revamp of National People's Congress ensures direct control over politics, military and economy
Beijing | March 18, 2023 11:04:43 PM IST
At the annual gathering of China's People's Congress, which concluded Monday, Xi introduced a series of sweeping changes in the country's regulatory framework, allowing the party's top leaders to assert more direct control over financial policy and bank r ... read..

India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline to play vital role in ensuring fuel security: Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka | March 18, 2023 11:04:41 PM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that the Bangladesh-India Friendship Pipeline will play a "vital role" in ensuring the fuel security of the country while many nations face fuel crises due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and ... read..

NTT Communication uses AI technology to create digital human
Tokyo | March 18, 2023 11:04:39 PM IST
Japanese firm NTT Communications has presented its latest achievement in the form of a cooperative project called "Open Hub". ... read..

"When Panda huggers try to be China doesn't fly": Jaishankar hits back at Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | March 18, 2023 10:35:15 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks in United Kingdom concerning India's approach on China and said "when Panda huggers try to be China doesn't fly". ... read..

"Will be arrested on Tuesday," claims former US President Trump, calls for protest
Washington | March 18, 2023 10:04:32 PM IST
Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed that "he will be arrested on Tuesday" next week as part of a yearlong investigation into a hush-money scheme. He also asked his supporters to protest the move, reported CNN. ... read..

"When Panda huggers try to be China hawks... it doesn't fly: Jaishankar hits back at Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | March 18, 2023 10:04:31 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks in United Kingdom concerning India's approach on China and said "when Panda huggers try to be China hawks... it doesn't fly". ... read..

Toshakhana case: Pakistan court cancels Imran Khan's arrest warrants, adjourns hearing till March 30
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 9:34:53 PM IST
A court in Pakistan on Saturday cancelled arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case, and adjourned the hearing till March 30, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu virtually participates in inauguration of Global Millets Conference
Kathmandu | March 18, 2023 9:05:35 PM IST
The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu live-streamed and virtually participated in the inauguration of the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference on Saturday to celebrate the International Year of Millets (IYM) 2023. ... read..

Pakistan: Judge permits Imran Khan to leave after marking attendance outside court
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 8:05:49 PM IST
Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zafar Iqbal on Saturday permitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to leave after his attendance was marked outside the G-11 Judicial Complex amid unrest between police and party supporters, ... read..

Smart cautioning light helps in tackling traffic problem
Susono | March 18, 2023 7:35:09 PM IST
NTT Communications is a representative ICT company of Japan. Utilizing its ICT technology, Japan is now trying to solve the traffic problem. Smart Cautioning Light for car drivers is set up in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture. ... read..

Pakistan: Recovered AK-47 assault rifles, bullets from Imran Khan's Zaman Park residence, say police
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 7:06:00 PM IST
Police have left former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's Zaman Park residence after allegedly recovering assault rifles and a cache of bullets and detaining over 60 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers accused of resorting to violence to hinder the ... read..

India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline will enhance cooperation in energy security between the two countries: PM Modi
New Delhi | March 18, 2023 6:35:00 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline, a cross-border energy pipeline, via video conferencing. ... read..

Pakistan: Police leave Imran Khan's residence after conducting search operation, detaining over 40 PTI workers
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 6:04:27 PM IST
Police have left former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's Zaman Park residence after combing the property for materials used to fight riot police, detaining at least 40 party workers for allegedly resorting to violence and obstructing the law, Geo News ... read..

Pak media regulatory body bans live coverage of Islamabad Judicial Complex ahead of Imran Khan's hearing
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 6:04:25 PM IST
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday restricted live coverage of events outside the Islamabad Judicial Complex, where PTI chairman Imran Khan will be arriving for a court hearing in the Toshakhana case, reported Dawn. ... read..

UN report highlights worsening human rights situation of Tibetans under Chinese govt
Lhasa | March 18, 2023 5:35:37 PM IST
The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which released its 'Concluding Observations' in its third periodic review of China in its recent report, underscored a number of issues related to human rights of Tibetan people under t ... read..

Toshakhana case: Imran Khan's motorcade enters Islamabad after toll plaza spat
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 5:35:34 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's motorcade has entered Islamabad after a brief interruption at the federal capital's toll plaza, where capital police barred some of the former prime minister's security vehicles from entering the city, ... read..

US President Joe Biden to host PM Modi for state dinner this summer
Washington | March 18, 2023 5:35:32 PM IST
US President Joe Biden plans to host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a state dinner this summer, people familiar with the matter said, reported Bloomberg. ... read..

Pak: Imran Khan-led PTI, Punjab govt agree over police search in Zaman Park
Lahore | March 18, 2023 4:05:23 PM IST
The Punjab government in Pakistan and the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have consented to let police search the ex-PM's Zaman Park residence here in relation to confrontations that occurred there on March 14 and 15, reported Geo News. ... read..

Short-term inflation in Pakistan hits record 45.64 pc
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 4:05:16 PM IST
Short-term inflation in Pakistan based on the Sensitive Price Index (SPI), saw a record increase to 45.64 per cent for the combined income group on a year-on-year basis for the week ending March 16, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported. ... read..

Amid security concerns, Japan deploys troops on remote islands near China, Taiwan
Tokyo | March 18, 2023 4:05:12 PM IST
Due to security concerns over China, Japan has decided to deploy missile troops on remote islands near China and Taiwan, American broadcaster CNN reported. ... read..

India assuming global leadership: Guyana President at Global Millets Conference
New Delhi | March 18, 2023 3:35:26 PM IST
India is the largest millet producer globally and is also assuming global leadership in advancing the objective of the International Year of Millets, Guyana President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali said in a virtual address at the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Confe ... read..

India's development model praised at 52nd UN Human Rights Council meet in Geneva
Geneva | March 18, 2023 3:04:52 PM IST
India's development model is winning praise at the 52nd UN Human Rights Council meet in Geneva with NGOs highlighting the Indian education model and urging other UN member states to follow it. ... read..

Indian Himalayas hub for spiritual seekers, religious practitioners: Report
Thimphu | March 18, 2023 3:04:47 PM IST
The Indian Himalayas is a hub for spiritual seekers and religious practitioners, attracting a plethora of religious figures over time. The region has been a melting pot of diverse religious traditions for centuries, The Bhutan Live reported. ... read..

Nepal's envoy to China yet to secure appointment to present credentials to Chinese President
Kathmandu | March 18, 2023 2:35:09 PM IST
Nepal ambassador to China, Bishnu Pukar Shrestha who has been in China for eight months, is yet to secure an appointment to present his credentials to the Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to EPardafas. ... read..

Pakistan: Vehicle in Imran Khan's convoy overturns on way to Islamabad
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 2:04:52 PM IST
A vehicle in Imran Khan's convoy overturned on Saturday while the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief was on his way to Islamabad to appear in court in the Toshakhana case, ARY News reported. ... read..

Cannot guarantee peace during polls: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa officials to Pak poll body
Islamabad | March 18, 2023 1:35:10 PM IST
In a brief to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief secretary and inspector general of police has said that they cannot guarantee peace amid a surge in terrorism in the region, Geo News reported. ... read..

Turkey: Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes Goksun
Istanbul | March 18, 2023 12:35:18 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hit 6 km South-West of the Goksun district on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). ... read..

10 dead in house fire in Pakistan's Kohistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | March 18, 2023 12:35:13 PM IST
Ten members of a family, including a woman, her mother-in-law, five daughters and three sons died in a house fire in the Pattan area of Lower Kohistan, Pakistan based The News International newspaper reported. ... read..

Imprisoned children in Iran suffer sexual violence, electric shocks: Amnesty
Tehran | March 18, 2023 12:05:16 PM IST
Citing a report by rights group Amnesty International, CNN reported that child detainees in Iran face severe torture and sexual violence, flogging and electric shocks by authorities in the country. ... read..

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