Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Sri Lanka: CID interrogates four MPs over attack on protesters in Temple Trees, Gale Face
Colombo | May 19, 2022 6:54:10 AM IST
Sri Lanka's team of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers on Wednesday questioned four MPs, including former Ministers Rohitha Abeygunawardena and CB Ratnayake, over the violence near Temple Trees and Galle Face Green in Colombo, a local media ... read..

KTR meets British International Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena in London
London | May 19, 2022 6:24:19 AM IST
Telangana minister KT Rama Rao met British International Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena in London and discussed various issues related to government policies in Telangana. ... read..

KTR attends 2-round table conference organised by UK IBC, meets delegations of various companies
London | May 19, 2022 6:24:17 AM IST
Telangana minister KT Rama Rao who is on a UK tour with the aim of attracting investment to the state, participated in two round table meetings organized by the United Kingdom India Business Council and met with representatives of various companies. ... read..

President Kovind arrives in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, receives Guard of Honour
Kingstown | May 19, 2022 5:24:17 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind who is on a four-day visit to Saint Vincet and Grenadines on Thursday (local time) arrived at Argyle International Airport in Kingstown where he received the Guard of Honour and a 21-gun-salute and was welcomed by the Prime Minis ... read..

PTI to approach SC seeking removal of Punjab CM Hamza Shehbaz
Lahore | May 19, 2022 5:24:13 AM IST
Former Pakistan minister for information and broadcasting and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday announced that his party will approach the Supreme Court to remove Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz following the top court' ... read..

US Embassy in Kyiv resumes operations
Washington | May 19, 2022 3:53:46 AM IST
US has officially resumed its operations at the US Embassy in Kyiv on Wednesday after shutting down it for three months, just days before Russia started its military operation in Ukraine, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. ... read..

India expresses concern over global food insecurity, underlines need of collective work to alleviate sufferings of most affected
New York | May 19, 2022 3:53:44 AM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Wednesday expressed his concern over global food insecurity while addressing the high-level Ministerial meeting on 'Global Food Security-Call to Action' in New York. ... read..

Sri Lanka: PM Wickremesinghe seeks support of SJB's two MPs for non-partisan government
Colombo | May 19, 2022 3:53:42 AM IST
Sri Lanka newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday in a letter to the opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) parliamentarians Manusha Nanayakkara and Harin Fernando sought their support in the formation of non-partisan government. ... read..

Zardari minting money while Shehbaz gets cursed for it: Imran Khan
Gujranwala | Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari is "minting money" while Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is "getting cursed" by the nation for it, media reports said. ... read..

Chinese companies involve in tax evasion in Bangladesh
Dhaka | May 19, 2022 1:55:25 AM IST
Chinese companies, already suffering from a poor image in corporate ethics, are continually violating the laws through corruption and criminality in Bangladesh, causing loss to the national treasurer. ... read..

5G will contribute USD 450 billion to Indian economy in next 15 years
New Delhi | May 19, 2022 1:24:57 AM IST
India is providing necessary impetus to the Digital sector and it has already started reaping coveted results. Digital India drive has become the bedrock for next-generation India. ... read..

Imran Khan claims army families will back him to remove 'imported govt' of PM Shehbaz
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 11:54:15 PM IST
Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday termed the Shehbaz Sharif-led government, the result of a US-backed conspiracy and claimed that the families of army personnel will also participate in his upcoming ... read..

EAM Jaishankar to participate in BRICS Foreign Ministers' meeting on Thursday
New Delhi | May 18, 2022 11:54:13 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will participate in a virtual meeting of the BRICS Foreign Ministers on Thursday ahead of the likely summit in June. ... read..

PM Modi holds virtual meet with Cambodian counterpart, highlights historical, civilizational links
New Delhi | May 18, 2022 11:54:11 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a virtual meeting with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, discussing the entire range of bilateral issues between the two countries including cooperation in the fields of tr ... read..

India creates ripples at Cannes, invites global film fraternity to choose the country as destination for filmmakers
Cannes | May 18, 2022 11:54:04 PM IST
India is creating ripples at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival with actor Deepika Padukone being one of the jury members at the prestigious event. ... read..

Acutely aware of challenges faced by minorities in Pakistan: UK Minister
London | May 18, 2022 11:24:04 PM IST
UK's Minister of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs Tariq Mahmood Ahmad on Tuesday said that he is "acutely aware of the challenges faced by minority communities in Pakistan" and noted that these issues are raised in a "constructive wa ... read..

9 killed, 24 injured in Tajikistan during 'anti-terror' operation
Dushanbe | May 18, 2022 11:24:02 PM IST
Nine people including a Tajik officer were killed, while 24 others were injured during an anti-terror operation in a Tajikistan region bordering Afghanistan and China on Wednesday, according to Tajik Interior Ministry. ... read..

Sri Lanka PM says, USD 160 million received from World Bank but cannot be used for fuel purchase
Sri Lanka | May 18, 2022 11:23:58 PM IST
Grappling with severe food and fuel shortages, the newly-elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe in the Parliament on Wednesday said that the island country has received USD 160 million from the World Bank. ... read..

Pak's new government fails to run National assembly due to lack of quorum
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 11:23:50 PM IST
The newly-appointed coalition government under Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif failed to run the first sitting of the Pakistan National Assembly on Tuesday, due to the lack of quorum. The house was adjourned five minutes after Holy Quran recitation, playing ... read..

Pakistan FM Bhutto meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, discuss strengthening economic ties
New York | May 18, 2022 10:56:50 PM IST
Pakistan's recently appointed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met his US counterpart Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday morning here in New York and discussed strengthening of economic ties and trade between the two countries besides f ... read..

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant against former FM Ishaq Dar
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 10:56:46 PM IST
A Pakistan court on Wednesday issued a perpetual arrest warrant against former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in "corruption reference". ... read..

US will work with Finland, Sweden to deter threats while NATO weighs entry bids: Biden
US | May 18, 2022 10:56:44 PM IST
Washington [US], May 18 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he will work with Finland and Sweden to remain vigilant against any threats to their security as NATO is considering their membership bids. ... read..

US likely to allow license on Russian debt payments to expire after May 25: Yellen
US | May 18, 2022 10:56:42 PM IST
Washington [US], May 18 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States is "reasonably likely" to allow the license permitting Russian sovereign debt payments to expire after May 25, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. ... read..

Tirumurti receives MoS Muraleedharan in New York
New York | May 18, 2022 10:56:41 PM IST
India's Permanent Representative to the UN TS Tirumurti received Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan in New York on Wednesday (local time). ... read..

Singapore reports 2 deaths, 6,442 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | May 18, 2022 10:56:35 PM IST
Singapore on Wednesday reported two deaths and 6,442 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, the ministry of health said. ... read..

US calls for Taiwan's observor status at WHA
Washington | May 18, 2022 10:56:33 PM IST
The US government on Wednesday extended its support for Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) with 'observor' status. ... read..

World Bank, UN grant 10 million USD to mitigate impacts of Beirut port blasts
Asia | May 18, 2022 10:56:30 PM IST
Beirut [Lebanon], May 15 (ANI/Xinhua): A new 10 million U.S. dollars grant will help Lebanon mitigate the environmental and health impacts of the Beirut port explosions on the neighbouring population and support Beirut's reconstruction, the United Nations ... read..

US charges its citizen, 4 Chinese nationals for espionage
Washington | May 18, 2022 10:56:28 PM IST
The United States charged four Chinese nationals and a US citizen allegedly for spying on pro-democracy activists and rights leaders, a Russian news agency reported on Thursday citing the US Department of Justice. ... read..

Russia shuts office of Canada's CBC in Moscow, cancels visas of journalists
Moscow | May 18, 2022 10:24:56 PM IST
As a response to Ottawa's actions, Russia on Wednesday closed the office of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and cancelled the accreditations and visas of journalists. ... read..

TTP extends ceasefire in Pakistan till May 30
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 10:24:53 PM IST
The banned outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday announced an extension in the ceasefire with the government of Pakistan as the talks between the two continues in Afghanistan. ... read..

US retreat instigated the toppling of Afghan Army: Report
Kabul | May 18, 2022 10:24:51 PM IST
The fall of the former Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) after the Taliban came to power by seizing Afghanistan has been attributed to the withdrawal of the US forces and military contractors as mentioned in a special report issued by th ... read..

MoS Muraleedharan to participate in Ministerial on 'global food security' with US Secretary of State Blinken
New York | May 18, 2022 9:56:14 PM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan will participate in a high level Ministerial Meeting on 'Global Food Security-Call to Action' on Wednesday (local time) which will be chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in New York. ... read..

Karachi police chief blames bombings on 'banned outfits', 'anarchist groups'
Karachi | May 18, 2022 9:56:09 PM IST
Saying that a nexus of banned outfits and anarchist groups is behind the recent bombings in Karachi, the city's Police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon on Tuesday held a meeting to discuss strategies to prevent such incidents in the future. ... read..

Pakistan: No-confidence motion filed against Balochistan CM for poor governance
Balochistan | May 18, 2022 9:26:47 PM IST
A no-confidence motion against Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo was submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) parliamentary leader, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, and some of the lawmakers from Bizenjo's Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) in ... read..

Ukrainian president proposes extending martial law, general mobilization
Europe | May 18, 2022 9:26:42 PM IST
Kyiv [Ukraine], May 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed to the parliament to extend the current martial law and general mobilization in the country, the state-run Ukrinform news agency reported Wednesday. ... read..

19 plantation workers abducted in Cameroon
Others | May 18, 2022 9:26:40 PM IST
Yaounde [Cameroon], May 18 (ANI/Xinhua): At least 19 plantation workers have been kidnapped in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region of Southwest, according to security and local sources. ... read..

President Kovind receives guard of honour in Jamaica, departs for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Kingston | May 18, 2022 9:26:38 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind departed for the Carribean Island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Wednesday morning as part of his seven-day visit to the region. ... read..

UK inflation rate hits 40-year high as energy bill soars
Europe | May 18, 2022 8:54:56 PM IST
London [UK], May 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Britain's Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 9.0 per cent in the 12 months to April 2022, the highest level since 1982, the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Wednesday. ... read..

Pakistan releases 30 TTP terrorists as it hold talks with outfit: Report
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 8:54:55 PM IST
The Pakistani government has reportedly released 30 terrorists belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as it tries to negotiate for peace with the terror outfit which has emerged stronger following the establishment of the Taliban regime in Afgh ... read..

WHO pledges full support as Tanzania launches vaccination against polio
Dar es Salaam | May 18, 2022 8:25:23 PM IST
The World Health Organisation extended its support to Tanzania in organizing polio campaigns, after Tanzania launched its second round of vaccination against polio on Wednesday to curb the outbreak of the virus in the country. ... read..

Pakistan engages in talks with IMF over economic crunch
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 8:25:16 PM IST
Battling an acute economic crunch, the Pakistan government has begun engaging in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Qatari capital Doha on Wednesday over the release of crucial funds. The talks are expected to continue even in the nex ... read..

1 killed, several injured in bus mishap in China's Chongqing
Asia | May 18, 2022 8:25:14 PM IST
According to Xinhua News Agency, the accident occurred at around 5 pm (Beijing time) when the coach, carrying 20 people, rolled into the roadside river ditch in Miaoba town of Chengkou County. ... read..

Turkey Blocked Start of NATO Talks on Sweden, Finland Accession - Reports
Asia | May 18, 2022 7:55:00 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 18 (ANI/Sputnik): Turkey has blocked the start of consideration of the application for accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO, the Financial Times reported citing an informed source. ... read..

Sri Lanka crisis: Several including jobless participate in protest to get two-time meals
By Ashoke Raj

Colombo | May 18, 2022 7:24:53 PM IST
As the economic crisis in Sri Lanka is worsening day by day, several people including those jobless are participating in the protest against the government to get two-times meal for the day. ... read..

Pakistan: Doctor, civilian kidnapped in Mirali
North Waziristan | May 18, 2022 7:24:49 PM IST
Two persons including a doctor belonging to Pakistan's North Waziristan district of Mirali were kidnapped by unidentified men on Tuesday. The abducted doctor was working with the anti-polio programme in the area. ... read..

US investigators indicate intentional crash of China Eastern Airlines flight: Report
Washington | May 18, 2022 6:54:52 PM IST
Black box data recovered from a China Eastern Airlines flight that crashed a month ago, revealed that it was deliberately crashed by someone in the cockpit, US media reports said. ... read..

Cannes: Anurag Thakur announces incentive scheme for co-production, shooting of foreign films in India
By Payal Mehta

Cannes | May 18, 2022 6:54:50 PM IST
In a major step to enhance India's stature as an international film-making destination, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday announced an incentive scheme for the audio-visual co-production and shooting of foreign films i ... read..

Political distress in Pakistan, a boon for militants
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 6:26:05 PM IST
The prevalent political disturbance in Pakistan upon the election of the new government, has proven to be beneficial for militants who have, till now staged 24 per cent more attacks on the authority as well as the civilians in both Pakistan and Afghanista ... read..

Bus falls into river ditch in China's Chongqing
Beijing | May 18, 2022 6:26:02 PM IST
A bus fell into a river ditch China's Chongqing Municipality on Wednesday, Xinhua News Agency reported citing authorities. ... read..

Chinese authorities detain 170 Tibetans for opposing grazing land confiscation orders
Gade County | May 18, 2022 5:54:03 PM IST
Chinese authorities on May 10 detained 170 Tibetans in a village of Gade County allegedly for opposing the government's order to confiscate grazing lands in the area, reported a Tibetan news website on Monday citing Tibetan Watch. ... read..

Russia expels 34 French diplomats in response to Paris
Moscow | May 18, 2022 5:24:22 PM IST
Russia has decided to expel 34 employees of the French diplomatic missions in Moscow in retaliation to a similar move by Paris, according to the country's foreign ministry on Wednesday. ... read..

China expanding influence in Pacific through economics
Honiara | May 18, 2022 4:55:49 PM IST
Even as Australia and other nations, attempt to challenge China's recent moves in the Pacific of signing a security pact with the Solomon Islands, the Asian giant's expansion is being attributed to the strong economic ties it forges with the tiny Island c ... read..

Death toll in Nigeria's gas explosion rises to nine: official
Others | May 18, 2022 4:25:13 PM IST
Lagos [Nigeria], May 18 (ANI/Xinhua): A rescue official has confirmed that nine people died and 10 others were injured in a gas explosion that occurred in the early morning of Tuesday in Nigeria's northwest state of Kano. ... read..

Historical friendship and strong cooperation improve Indo-Myanmar relations
New Delhi | May 18, 2022 3:54:36 PM IST
The friendship between India and Myanmar is age-old and has stood the test of time. Both countries have many things in common as they share strong historical, cultural, religious and trade ties. People from both countries developed and managed to sustain ... read..

UK's healthcare 'dangerously reliant' on China for medical supplies
London | May 18, 2022 3:26:29 PM IST
Britain's National Health Service (NHS) is "dangerously reliant" on China for medical supplies, said a report published by British think tank Civitas after studying Chinese-manufactured goods in NHS supply chains. ... read..

Pakistani rupee stands at 200 against US dollar, maintains downturn in market
Karachi | May 18, 2022 3:26:04 PM IST
While the local currency of Pakistan continues to be on the slippery ground, the Pakistani rupee touched a critical low of 200 in the open market against the US dollar on Wednesday. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Outrage after China distributes dry rations to foreign service officers
Colombo | May 18, 2022 2:54:45 PM IST
Amid a shortage of essentials in Sri Lanka due to a severe economic crisis, food rations distributed by China have sparked outrage among the Foreign Service Officers' Association (FSOA) of the country. ... read..

Afghanistan: UN female staff 'directed' to wear hijab at office in Taliban's newest decree
Kabul | May 18, 2022 2:54:41 PM IST
As the Taliban regime in Afghanistan continues to clench the rights of Afghan women, the newest decree ordered female staff members of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to wear the hijab. ... read..

Jamaican Foreign Minister hails India-Jamaica ties as 'coming together of cultures'
Kingston | May 18, 2022 2:24:07 PM IST
Senator and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, Kamina J Smith, on Wednesday extended greetings to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind while hailing increasing technical cooperation between the two nations. ... read..

Finland and Sweden submit applications to join NATO
Brussels | May 18, 2022 1:56:03 PM IST
Finland and Sweden on Wednesday submitted letters formally expressing interest in joining NATO, a significant moment for two European countries that held the position of military non-alignment until Russia's invasion of Ukraine. ... read..

Cannes 2022: Zelenskyy urges filmmakers to confront dictators, as war rages on in Ukraine
Cannes | May 18, 2022 1:55:54 PM IST
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made an emotional address at the opening ceremony of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival through a live satellite video address and called on the filmmakers to confront dictators. ... read..

Pakistan: Punjab govt removes 19 law officers appointed by Imran Khan's party
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 12:55:04 PM IST
The provincial government in Pakistan's Punjab on Tuesday removed 19 provincial law officers appointed by the previous regime of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan. ... read..

US special envoy on Tibetan issues reaches Dharamshala
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) | May 18, 2022 12:54:51 PM IST
US special coordinator for Tibetan affairs Uzra Zeya arrived in Dharamshala on Wednesday on a high-level visitation that signifies Washington's significant support for the Tibetan issue. ... read..

J-K: Not only humans, Pak sponsored terror didn't spare even nature
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 18, 2022 12:24:29 PM IST
Not only humans, the Pakistan sponsored terrorism didn't spare even the natural beauty and resources of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

India-Jamaica ties historical and longstanding: Senate President
By Suchitra Mukherjee

Kingston | May 18, 2022 11:55:37 AM IST
Tom Tavares-Finson, President of the Senate of Jamaica, on Wednesday welcomed the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind's four-day visit to the Caribbean country and said this will help enhance the diplomatic relations between the two countries. ... read..

China demonstrates prowess of 'Lhasa' destroyer, may aim smaller rivals like Taiwan: Reports
Beijing | May 18, 2022 11:24:19 AM IST
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's second Type 055 stealth guided missile destroyer the Lhasa tested the vessel's air defence, maritime attack and anti-submarine capabilities in a three-day military exercise in Yellow Sea on May 15, stated Glob ... read..

Sri Lanka: Several MPs accost two scribes covering parliamentary proceedings
Colombo | May 18, 2022 11:24:16 AM IST
Several MPs from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna accosted two journalists covering parliamentary proceedings on Tuesday amid the country's economic crisis. ... read..

Pakistani TikToker sets 'forest, internet' on fire, faces flak for 'dangerous' trend
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 10:55:16 AM IST
A popular Pakistani social media figure with millions of followers is facing severe criticism after posing for a TikTok video of a forest fire. ... read..

Trade, economic cooperation key to India-Jamaica friendship, says Prez Kovind
Kingston | May 18, 2022 10:24:29 AM IST
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind spoke at length in a speech in Jamaica on Tuesday as he extended his greetings to the Jamaican delegates and the Indian diaspora, embracing 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations. ... read..

Lord Rami Ranger slams Pakistan in British Parliament over religious persecution
London | May 18, 2022 9:53:53 AM IST
Lord Rami Ranger raised the issue of persecution of minorities in Pakistan in the British Parliament in view of the recent killing of Sikh traders in Peshawar. ... read..

Twitter puts 'correct views' in front of people: Undercover recording reveals
Washington | May 18, 2022 9:24:04 AM IST
In another undercover recording released by American far-right activist group Project Veritas, a Twitter employee has revealed that the company isn't profitable because of their woke ideology and company puts the "correct" views in front of people and moc ... read..

US sues casino tycoon Steve Wynn for acting as agent for China
Washington | May 18, 2022 8:54:05 AM IST
The US Justice Department has sued Las Vegas and Macau casino mogul Steve Wynn to force him to register officially as an agent for the Chinese government ... read..

Australia imposes new sanctions on Russian journalists, officials
Others | May 18, 2022 7:53:45 AM IST
Canberra [Australia], May 18 (ANI/Sputnik): Australia has included in the sanctions list a number of journalists and civil servants from Russia. ... read..

Will Xi Jinping change his close circle after securing third term?
Beijing | May 18, 2022 7:24:13 AM IST
The fates of Chinese Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Premier Li Keqiang and five others remain uncertain as President Xi Jinping after securing his historic third term may seek to change his close circle. ... read..

China's fiscal revenue down in January-April
Beijing | May 18, 2022 7:24:01 AM IST
China's fiscal revenue dropped 4.8 per cent year on year in the first four months of this year, a new data showed. ... read..

China convergence growing with Middle East amid Ukraine war
Beijing | May 18, 2022 7:24:00 AM IST
Motivated by a shared frustration with the United States, China stands to gain from a growing convergence of views, including the stand on Ukraine, with key states in the Middle East and is filling the power vacuum in the region. ... read..

Canada issues ban on entry for Putin, nearly 1000 Russian nationals
US | May 18, 2022 7:23:58 AM IST
Toronto [Canada], May 18 (ANI/Sputnik): Canada has announced a ban on entry for Russian President Vladimir Putin and some 1,000 Russian nationals over the conflict in Ukraine, Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino said on Tuesday. ... read..

New York City lifts COVID-19 alert level to 'high'
US | May 18, 2022 7:23:56 AM IST
New York [US], May 18 (ANI/Xinhua): New York City, the largest city in the United States, raised its COVID-19 alert level from "medium" to "high" on Tuesday, as infections continue to go up in recent weeks. ... read..

Jamaica looks forward to 'friend' India for wheat, fertilizers import
Kingston | May 18, 2022 6:24:55 AM IST
Jamaican Commerce Minister Aubyn Hill on Wednesday said that the country is looking forward to enriching investment ties with India and added that the talks for imports of wheat, fertilizers and farm equipment from India are ongoing. ... read..

Political slingshots in Pakistan scorch Army Generals
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 5:54:04 AM IST
The recent spurt of verbal attacks by former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and other politicians wreaked havoc on the Pakistani Army and despite the strong words of the Army in public against the mudslinging there has been no respite. ... read..

Pakistan sees upsurge in terrorism with recent killings of Sikhs, Shias
Islamabad | May 18, 2022 5:23:47 AM IST
Pakistan is witnessing a new wave of terrorism with several incidents of target killings of Sikh and Shia minorities reported in the Peshawar region in recent years. ... read..

AAPI Heritage Month: Biden pledges to 're-double' commitment to fight hate crimes against minorities
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | May 18, 2022 4:24:10 AM IST
Hosting a reception to celebrate the contributions and influence of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States, President Joe Biden condemned the violence and hateful rhet ... read..

International Criminal Court deploys 42-member war crime investigating team to Ukraine
Kyiv | May 18, 2022 4:24:08 AM IST
The International Criminal Court is sending 42-member war crimes investigating team to Ukraine, the largest such deployment in its history, to look into the possible war crimes committed during the Russia-Ukraine war. ... read..

'Dictators will die': Zelenskyy opens Cannes 2022 with message to future filmmakers
Cannes | May 18, 2022 3:25:44 AM IST
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy kicked off the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival with his virtual address and launched a veiled attack on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as the war between both countries entered day 83. ... read..

British govt monitoring Yasin Malik's trial: UK Minister
London | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
The British government of the Conservative party told the House of Lords on Tuesday that it is monitoring the trial of Indian Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik. ... read..

Chinese President Xi Jinping's tall climate pledges fall flat
Beijing | May 18, 2022 1:54:13 AM IST
Contrary to the President Xi Jinping's climate pledges to go carbon neutral by 2060, China has gone back on its promises and continues financing overseas coal projects along with planning to add more coal-fired power plants that will only add to the curre ... read..

Japan manufacturing to move out of China amid risk of supply chains disruptions
Beijing | May 18, 2022 1:54:08 AM IST
As Beijing's Zero-COVID policy continues to cause disruptions to the global supply chains, Japan has begun to encourage their companies in China to move production and distribution back home. ... read..

Xi moves to silence retired party members as he is set to secure third term as China's president
Beijing | May 18, 2022 1:54:02 AM IST
As Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks a historic third term in power, his party has called on all the retired elderly party members to not make any "negative" political remarks and keep quiet on topics where they are in disagreement with the President. ... read..

Pakistani delegation reaches Kabul to hold talk with TTP
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 11:55:04 PM IST
A Pakistani delegation, led by the Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, visited Kabul on Monday to hold talks with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) representatives, supposedly to make an agreement between Pakistan and the TT ... read..

FATF applauds France for acting against JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar in its mutual evaluation report
Paris | May 17, 2022 11:54:47 PM IST
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) applauded France in its mutual evaluation report released on Tuesday for acting against Maulana Masood Azhar and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) after the Pulwama attacks in 2019. ... read..

In a first, Human Rights film festival to be held in Netherlands
The Hague | May 17, 2022 11:54:45 PM IST
For the first time ever, a Human Rights Film Festival will be held in The Hague from Thursday providing an oppurtunity to filmmakers and attendees, to shed light on human rights issues across the globe, through the language of films. ... read..

Protestors block highway after Balochistan CTD arrests 2 women
Gwadar (Balochistan) | May 17, 2022 11:54:40 PM IST
Hundreds of people on Monday blocked a highway to protest against the Counter-Terrorism Department here for arresting two women allegedly for a planned attack on Chinese nationals. ... read..

Germany pushes towards energy independence from Russia
Europe | May 17, 2022 11:54:34 PM IST
Berlin [Germany], May 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The German government's new plan seeks to encourage all segments of society to use energy more efficiently in order to reduce the country's dependence on Russian fossil fuels by next winter. ... read..

Nepal's Opposition party announces end to months long disruption of Parliament
Kathmandu | May 17, 2022 11:54:30 PM IST
Following its continued disruption of parliamentary proceedings for nine months, Nepal's principal Opposition party, the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) has formally announced an end to its protest. ... read..

Biden condemns White supremacy as poison to US in wake of Buffalo shooting
US | May 17, 2022 11:54:28 PM IST
Washington [US], May 17 (ANI/Sputnik): White supremacy is poisonous to the United States as a nation, President Joe Biden said on Tuesday in a speech addressing the Buffalo shooting that left 10 dead and three others injured. ... read..

India deeply committed to safeguarding interests, rights of tribal people
New York | May 17, 2022 11:24:08 PM IST
India on Tuesday said that it is deeply committed to safeguarding the interest and rights of tribal people dependent on the forest and nearly 300 million people in the country are dependent on forests for subsistence, livelihoods, and income generation. ... read..

Naveen Srivastava appointed India's Ambassador to Nepal
New Delhi | May 17, 2022 11:24:05 PM IST
Naveen Srivastava, an Indian Foreign Service officer of 1993 batch, was on Tuesday appointed India's next ambassador to Nepal. ... read..

Shehbaz Sharif orders tightening of security for Chinese nationals
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 11:24:03 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the tightening of security for Chinese nationals working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. ... read..

India sends 2,000 MT wheat to Afghanistan via Attari-Wagah border
Amritsar (Punjab) | May 17, 2022 10:55:32 PM IST
Another consignment of 2,000 metric tons of wheat as humanitarian assistance from the government of India was dispatched for Afghanistan via the Attari-Wagah border on Monday. ... read..

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